What We Gather From You
PartnerMD gathers information on our website in order to provide relevant information to you, explain our services and improve the user experience on our website. We do not intend to obtain any personal information from minors. If you are under the age of 18, please do not provide PartnerMD with any personal information.
PartnerMD may gather two types of information from you from this website:
Personally Identifiable Information (PII)
Our “Get Started” form and other forms on the website may request information that you choose to disclose to PartnerMD. Examples of PII include your name, email address, phone number, address or any other information that can be used to identify you.
PartnerMD may collect and use PII to:
- Contact you to provide more information about PartnerMD, our services, special promotions or programs of interest and to perform customer service functions.
- Email you information about PartnerMD, special updates or offers or material you specifically request.
- Fulfill a request submitted by you regarding membership inquiries or membership services.
- Protect the rights, property or safety of PartnerMD, its employees, patients or any other person or to address or resolve a violation of PartnerMD policies.
If you do not want to provide PII through our website, you always have the ability to call one of our locations directly to provide information over the phone to help us fulfill your request. Contact phone numbers can be found on the Contact Us page as well as in several other sections throughout the website.
We may gather additional information that may or may not be traced specifically back to you. Examples of aggregate information include the number of times you visit our website, your geographic location and/or IP address, what pages you view on our website, how long you spend on our website, how you arrived at our website, etc.
Some aggregate information may be collected through the use of “cookies”. You can instruct your browser, by changing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. If you do not accept cookies, however, you may have to provide additional information at each visit for PartnerMD to supply the information you are looking for.
PartnerMD may collect aggregate information to:
- Learn more about traffic to our website and what sections of the website are of the most interest to our users in order to make improvements to our website.
- Collect demographic characteristics of our users to develop future improvements or for marketing activities.
- Learn more about our customers as through surveys.
At this time, PartnerMD does not request highly sensitive information, such as Protected Health Information (PHI), credit card information, or social security numbers, on our website. We follow generally accepted standards to protect personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. Please contact us if you have any questions about security on our website.
We will make any legally-required disclosures of any breach of the security, confidentiality or integrity of your PII.
Links to Other Websites
Social Media Features and Widgets
Our website includes social media features and widgets, such as the Facebook Like button or other interactive mini-programs that run on our site. These features may collect personal information such as your email address, and they may collect information such as your IP address and which page you are visiting on our site. They may set cookies to enable certain functions. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third-party or hosted directly on our website. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policies of the companies providing them.
Chat Rooms, Message Boards, Testimonials and Public Forums
Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online – for example on message boards, through e-mail, or in chat areas – that information can be collected and used by others. In short, by posting personal information online that is accessible to other members of the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. You may request removal of your personal information from any forum on our site through the Contact Us page. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.
With your consent we may post your testimonial along with your name. If you want your testimonial removed please contact us.
Testimonials are from actual PartnerMD patients and may have been edited for clarity or spelling/grammar. Images are not of actual patients unless otherwise noted.
We may use a third-party vendor to help us manage some of our email communications with you. While we may supply this vendor with email addresses of those we wish them to contact, your email address is never used for any purpose other than to communicate with you on our behalf. We never share any information, other than your email address, with our third-party email vendor, which is obligated not to share these email addresses with anyone else.
Even if you have given us permission to send emails to you, you may revoke that permission at any time by following the unsubscribe information at the bottom of each such email.
When communicating via email directly with a PartnerMD representative, is it important to remember that an email message is unsecured. Please exercise caution before providing sensitive information via email. You may always choose to provide sensitive information by postal mail or phone.
Privacy of Medical Information Exchanged as a PartnerMD Member
If you do not wish to receive any marketing information from PartnerMD, you may request to be placed on our “Do Not Mail” list by making a request using the form on our Contact Us page. PartnerMD may require additional PII to properly record your request.
Changing Your Information
If you would like to change the information you’ve provided through our website, you may do so by calling our membership inquiry line or emailing our info email address for the location nearest you. Contact information for each location can be found on the Contact Us page. You will need to provide the PII that you would like to change first so PartnerMD can correctly identify you.
Changes to This Policy
Questions or Comments
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Richmond, VA 23230
Last update: 04 October 2019