HMG is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the HMG Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the HMG website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
Collection of your Personal Information
HMG collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address, or telephone number. HMG also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests, and favorites.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by HMG. This information can include your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times, and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by HMG for the operation of the service, to maintain the quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding the use of the HMG Web site.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through HMG public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: HMG does not read any of your private online communications.
HMG encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from HMG so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. HMG is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the HMG and HMG family of Web sites.
Use of your Personal Information
HMG collects and uses your personal information to operate the HMG Web site and deliver the services you have requested. HMG also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from HMG and its affiliates. HMG may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
HMG does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. HMG may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, HMG may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to HMG, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
HMG does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
HMG keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within HMG, in order to determine what HMG services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within HMG to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
HMG Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with the legal process served on HMG or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of HMG; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of HMG, or the public.
Links to Other Sites
HolstonMedicalGroup.com may link to other websites. We link to other websites solely for your convenience and education. When you follow a link to an external site, you are leaving HolstonMedicalGroup.com and are subject to the external site’s privacy and security policies.
HMG uses Social Media Sites in order to increase transparency, enhance information sharing, promote patient engagement and encourage collaboration.
HMG does not own, manage or control Social Media Sites. In addition, HMG does not collect, maintain or disseminate information posted by visitors to those sites. If you choose to provide information to a Social Media Site through registration or other interaction with the site, the use of any information you provide is controlled by your relationship with the Social Media Site. For example, any information that you provide to register on Facebook is voluntarily contributed and is not maintained by HMG. This information may be available to HMG Social Media Page Administrators in whole or part, based on a user’s privacy settings on the Social Media Site. Although you may voluntarily contribute to a Social Media Site with the intent to share the information with others on an HMG Social Media Page, to protect your privacy, please do not disclose personally identifiable information about yourself or others on these sites. HMG will not disclose any PII you provide to emoryhealthcare.org on Social Media Sites.
The HMG Web site uses “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize HMG pages, or register with the HMG site or services, a cookie helps HMG to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same HMG Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the HMG features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the HMG services or Web sites you visit.
Security of your Personal Information
HMG secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. HMG secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Changes to this Statement
HMG will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. HMG encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how HMG is protecting your information.