Rheumatology Center of San Diego

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Rheumatology Center of San Diego

Excellent care for you and your family

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy last revised November 14, 2013

This is the official Privacy Policy for Rheumatology Center of San Diego websites. This Privacy Policy applies only to information gathered through these sites and does not necessarily reflect our practices with respect to information gathered through off-line means.

This Privacy Policy is part of the terms and conditions which are set forth in our Terms and Conditions By using this site, you are accepting the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use our site. Rheumatology Center of San Diego reserves the right to modify or amend the terms of our Privacy Policy from time to time without notice. If you continue to use our site after we post changes to this Privacy Policy, it will mean that you accept those changes.

Normal website usage:
Rheumatology Center of San Diego has a firm commitment to internet privacy. You can visit most portions of www.rheumSD.com without telling us who you are and without revealing any personal information. The only information we collect from a normal web site visit is the name of your internet service provider, the browser and type of machine you are using, the web site that referred you to us, the pages you request and the date and time you request them. We use this information to generate statistics and measure site activity to improve the usefulness of the site to our visitors.

Collection and use of personally identifiable information:
Rheumatology Center of San Diego may collect email addresses and other personally identifiable data about visitors when such data is voluntarily submitted to www.rheumSD.com. For example, our site uses forms for visitors to request information, and services. Contact information from the form is used to reply visitors with information requested.

We occasionally have third parties perform services on our behalf, such as data processing, marketing, analytics, credit card processing, providing customer service, advocacy and outreach, etc. These third parties have access to your personal information only as needed to perform their services for the Rheumatology Center of San Diego and are contractually obligated to maintain the confidentiality and security of the personal information.

We may also use or disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) conform to applicable law or comply with legal process served on us or this site; (b) protect and defend our rights or property, this site or our users, and (c) act under emergency circumstances to protect the personal safety of us, our affiliates, agents, site users, or the public.

Rheumatology Center of San Diego uses industry accepted data collection and encryption methodologies in an attempt to insure the secure collection and transmission of sensitive user information. While we try our best to safeguard your personal information once we receive it, no transmission of data over the Internet or any other public network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.

Rheumatology Center of San Diego does not sell or otherwise disclose your personal information outside the organization without your explicit consent.

We may ask you verbal permission to take you photograph. This will be for healthcare operations purposes only and will never be shared. It will be taken in our office and will be stored in our electronic medical records thus, it does not require patients’ written authorization.

Use of cookies and tracking technology:
When clicking on links on the Rheumatology Center of San Diego website, third parties may be placing and reading cookies on your browser, and using web beacons or other tracking technology. A “cookie” is a small string of text that is sent to your computer or device that can collect data regarding your operating system, browser type, device type, mobile device ID, screen resolution, IP address and other technical information. These cookies are placed in connection with our participation with third party affiliate networks (such as AvantLink, Commission Junction, Google and LinkShare). These cookies do not collect personally identifiable information (PII); however, by clicking on a logo or link for a third party offer or website, you will leave the Rheumatology Center of San Diego website and will be redirected to that party’s site, where you will be subject to that site’s terms of use and privacy policy. You can remove, block, or disable cookies using the settings in your web browser.

Your California Privacy Rights:
Residents of the State of California have the right to request a list of all third parties to which a company conducting business in California has disclosed personal information during the preceding year for direct marketing purposes. Alternatively, the law provides that if the company has a privacy policy that gives either an Opt-out or Opt-in choice for use of your personal information by third parties for marketing purposes, the company may instead provide you with information on how to exercise this choice.

Rheumatology Center of San Diego qualifies for this alternative option; it has a comprehensive privacy policy and provides you with details on how you may either Opt-out or Opt-in to the use of your personal information by third parties for direct marketing purposes. Therefore, we are not required to maintain or disclose a list of the third parties that received your personal information for marketing purposes during the preceding year.

Opt-Out and Correction Procedures:
To opt out of having your information exchanged with other organizations, or to unsubscribe from Rheumatology Center of San Diego communications, send us email or postal mail as follows:

Email to info@rheumSD.com

Send postal mail to:
Rheumatology Center of San Diego
8895 Towne Centre Dr, Suite 105 #377
San Diego, CA 92122

In your letter or email, make sure to give us your:
·Full Name
·Mailing address (including City, State and Zip Code)
·Indication that you do not wish to have your information exchanged with other organizations, and/or other instructions.

The Rheumatology Center of San Diego may contact you by email to communicate advocacy and educational messages, and other information that may be of interest to users of this site. There are several ways in which you can opt-out of receiving such future email communications from us:

We provide you with the opportunity to opt-out at the point where we request information from you, such as when you take action through our site.
When you set up an account you also have the opportunity to specify the email subscriptions that you wish to receive or not receive. You can update your email subscription preferences through your account at any time. We also permit you to correct or update certain personal information that you have provided by editing your profile on your account.
You also have an opportunity to opt-out of receiving future email communications from us by following the “unsubscribe” or “remove” instructions contained in emails we send you.
We may continue to contact you via email for administrative or informational purposes, including, but not limited to, follow-up visits.

Complaint Procedure:
If you suspect that we have handled your personal information in a manner that doesn’t comply with the Privacy Policy, please contact us by e-mailing an explanation to info@rheumSD.com. You may also find useful to read our Notice of Privacy Practices.

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