Mid Valley Pediatrics and Allergy Center is committed to respecting and protecting your privacy as a visitor to our Web site. We take the issue of privacy very seriously and value the trust you place in us each time you use our services and access this Web site. This statement describes the practices and policies we have put into place to safeguard your personal and health-related personal information that may be gathered and used as you visit our Web site. The policy may change from time to time so please check back periodically. If you have any questions about our privacy policies, we encourage you to contact us calling 956-969-2609.
Most of the pictures on website are our patients, their parents, and our staff. We sincerely thank them for giving us permission and the rights to publish them. Any copying (in any form) of these pictures, is a violation of HIPPA. We have purchased the rights to the other stock pictures we have used.
Who Is Collecting the Information?
What Information Do We Collect?
Automatic Collection of Information:
If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the web site or download information, our system will automatically gather and store certain information about your visit. This information does not identify you personally and is used in an aggregate way to help us improve our web site and tell us the number of visitors to our site each day. Our Web server automatically collects and records the following information:
Aggregate information on what pages are accessed
The name and release number of web browser software used
The operating system used
Date and time you access our site
The address of the Web site that linked to us (referrer URL)
Permission-based Collection of Information:
At different places on our site (such as Secure Online Appointment Request Forms and Secure Online Prescription Refill Request Form) you will be asked to provide personal and health-related information such as your name, telephone number, e-mail address, your child's name, date of birth, your child's health information and health history. This information is used to process your online request.
Personal information/identification information gathered through registration for educational programs
How Do We Use the Information We Collect?
The information we gather automatically and with your permission during your visit to our Web site is used in the following ways:
Monitor, review, measure, and analyze Web site utilization
Modify and enhance the Web site
Improve the content and design of our Web site
Determine the need for new programs and services
Respond to your requests
Monitor the changing health information needs of site visitors
Customize the content and/or layout of our page for each individual visitor
Monitor and improve our customer service efforts
Study general usage habits and demographic information for our own marketing research purposes
Distribute news and other health information requested by Web visitors
Determine the effectiveness of health promotion and marketing programs
With Whom Will the Information Be Shared?
The personally identifiable information gathered during your visit to this Web site is not shared with any organization for any purpose. We do not rent, sell, exchange or in some way provide personally identifiable information to any third-party organization.
Correction of and Access to Personal Information
Individuals may notify us that they wish to correct their personally identifiable information by calling us by telephone at: 956-969-2609. Site visitors may not access information we have collected and maintain about them.
MVPAC may use the information that we’ve collected in our database to promote health and wellness topics that may pertain to your interests. You can choose to opt-out from receiving these email communications by clicking on the unsubscribe link on the emails or call us at 956-969-2609 to request that your email address be removed from the list.
We are especially concerned about protecting children's privacy. We hope parents and teachers are involved in children's Internet explorations. It is particularly important for parents to guide their children when children are asked to provide personal information on line. Our site may feature information and services of interest to children 13 and under.
Many people have become accustomed to on-line commerce as a time-saving and useful convenience. There are a number of practices that can make providing your sensitive credit card information more secure and therefore make you feel more comfortable about doing so. We do not process credit card payments on our Web site. These transactions are handled through a secure service for protection from fraud and abuse.
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From time to time, we may use customer information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice. If our information practices change at some time in the future, we have the following practices: We will post the policy changes to our Web site to notify you of these changes and provide you with the ability to opt out of these new uses. If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should check back at our Web site periodically.
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