(as of September 1, 2006)
We collect no information about you, other than information automatically collected and stored (see below), when you visit our web site unless you choose to provide that information to us.
(NOTE: For information on the Medical Privacy Rule, please go to www.discmdgroup.com/HIPAA)
Information Automatically Collected and Stored:
When you browse through any web site, certain personal information about you can be collected. We automatically collect and temporarily store the following information about your visit:
- the name of the domain you use to access the Internet (for example, aol.com, if you are using an American Online account, or stanford.edu, if you are connecting from Stanford University’s domain);
- the date and time of your visit;
- the pages you visited; and
- the address of the web site you came from when you came to visit.
The Site may use cookie and tracking technology which are useful for gathering information such as browser type and operating system, tracking the number of visitors to the Site, and understanding how visitors use the Site. Cookies can also help customize the Site for visitors. Personal information cannot be collected via cookies and other tracking technology; however, if you previously provided personally identifiable information, cookies may be tied to such information. We use this information for statistical purposes and to help us make our site more useful to visitors. Unless it is specifically stated otherwise, no additional information will be collected about you.
Our Site Security
You do not have to give us personal information to visit our web sites.
If you choose to provide us with additional information about yourself through an e-mail message, form, survey, etc., we will only maintain the information as long as needed to respond to your question or to fulfill the stated purpose of the communication.
When you become a patient, these communications are also protected by the HIPAA Privacy Act (Create LINK) which restricts our use of them.
Personally Provided Information:
to vendors for them to market their products or services to you. When we hire vendors to deliver e-mails to you on our behalf, they are under agreement and limited from using your e-mail address for any other purpose.
These e-mail messages may contain “clear GIFs” or “Web beacons” to measure the offer’s effectiveness so we know how to serve you better. We do not collect personally identifiable information through “clear GIFs” or “Web beacons.”
How to opt out of e-mail – To opt out of an e-mail list, go to our AMA e-newsletter sign-up page or click the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any e-mail newsletter from the AMA. You can also call the AMA Unified Service Center at (800) 621-8335.
When you become a registered user on our site, or choose to interact with our site in other ways, such as subscribing to AMA publications, purchasing an AMA product, applying for AMA membership, participating in online surveys, submitting questions or comments or requesting information or materials, we will collect certain personal information from you. The type of personal information collected will vary but may include name, address, phone number, birth date, billing and delivery information, e-mail address, credit card information and other demographic information. We do not collect Social Security numbers via an AMA Web site. The type of product or service that you seek will determine the personal information that is collected. For a listing of the exact type of personal information that will be collected from you, please refer to the appropriate online form.DISC does not disclose, give, sell or transfer any personal information about our visitors, unless required for law enforcement or statute.
How we use your email address:
It is DISC policy that anyone who has supplied DISC with their e-mail address will receive only messages they have specifically requested. We do not share, sell, trade, exchange or rent your e-mail address with anyone. When we send e-mail to you, we may be able to identify information about your e-mail address, such as whether you can view graphic-rich HTML e-mail. If your e-mail address is HTML-enabled, we may choose to send you graphic-rich HTML e-mail messages.
Our Site Security
DISC realizes the importance of security, so we’ve taken a number of steps to enhance the protection of information sent to or from DISC over the Internet. You do not have to give us personal information to visit our web sites, If you choose to provide us with additional information about yourself , we collect personal information from you in one of 2 ways,
- Through information request WEBFORMS
- Through the PATIENT PORTAL provided by Tailored approach
WEBFORMS : When you submit an information request form, survey, etc., we will maintain the information as long as needed to respond to your question or to fulfill the stated purpose of the communication. We do not share, sell, trade, exchange or rent your e-mail address to anyone.
We do want to create value to you as a potential procurer of healthcare, and therefore automatically subscribe you to our quarterly newsletter. When we send an e-mail to you, we may be able to identify information about your e-mail address, such as whether you can view graphic-rich HTML e-mail. If your e-mail address is HTML-enabled, we may choose to send you graphic-rich HTML e-mail messages. These e-mail messages may contain “clear GIFs” or “Web beacons” to measure the offer’s effectiveness so we know how to serve you better. We do not collect personally identifiable information through “clear GIFs” or “Web beacons.”
How to opt out of e-mail – To opt out of an e-mail list, go to our DISC Newsletter SIGN UP page or click the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any e-mail newsletter from DISC. You can also call us at (866) 481-DISC(3472).
PATIENT PORTAL : When you become a patient, any communications are also protected by the Privacy Act which restricts our use of them, yet permits certain disclosures. Our Patient Portal, is hosted by our electronic medical records partner, Tailored Approach. The partner site is hosted on secure servers and managed by our electronic medical records partner, Tailored Approach. Navigating to those pages takes you to a separate server where Tailored Approach require that a “secure session” be established, using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. This is done any time you supply or access information in one of our secure online areas.
SSL technology creates a private conversation that only your computer and AMA systems can understand. The SSL technology encodes information as it is being sent over the Internet between your computer and AMA systems, helping to ensure that the transmitted information remains confidential.
User ID and password – Many areas of the site require the use of a user ID and password as an additional security measure that helps protect your information. This allows AMA to verify who you are, thereby allowing you access to your account information and preventing unauthorized access.
When you have finished using a secure area of AMA’s Web site, make sure you always click on the “Log Out” link which appears on every secure page. When you click on the “Log Out” link, you will be given the option to end your secure session. No further secure transactions can be conducted without re-entering your user ID and password. You should be aware that browser software often “caches” a page as you look at it, meaning that some pages are saved in your computer’s temporary memory. Therefore, you may find that clicking on your “Back” button shows you a saved version of a previously viewed page. Caching in no way affects the security of your confidential user ID or password.
No guarantee – Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Accordingly, and despite our efforts, AMA cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, or to or from our online products or services.
Linking to other Internet sites
You should be aware that other Internet sites that link to the AMA site or to an AMA e-mail may contain privacy provisions that differ from the provisions of this Internet Privacy Statement. To ensure your privacy is protected, we recommend that you review the privacy statements of other Internet sites you visit.
How you can access and change information
If you are a registered user of the AMA Web site, subscriber to AMA publications, purchaser of AMA products or an AMA member, you may review and update/correct your information by using your user name and password or by contacting the AMA Unified Service Center at (800) 621-8335.
Last Updated: September 1, 2010