WEBSITE PRIVACY AND SECURITY
First Medical Care, Inc. understands that privacy of information is of great importance to our members and the people that visit our public site. As First Medical Care, Inc. is a leading provider of health services in Decatur, we would not be able to operate in this marketplace without proper policies and procedures to meet stringent internal regulations.
This Website Privacy and Security Policy describes what information First Medical Care, Inc. collects about you on our website and how that information is used.
Because we want our site to better serve visitors’ needs, we collect some basic information about visitors’ computers, including:
- IP address (the computer’s unique signature)
- Operating system (e.g. Windows 10)
- Browser software (e.g. Microsoft Internet Explorer, Chrome)
- Internet Service Provider (e.g. Cox)
- Geographic location (e.g. Decatur, GA)
We use this information to continuously enhance our site and to better serve our visitors’ needs. For example, we use this information to know what browsers people most commonly use, what pages are most often visited, and what functionality is most used.
First Medical Care, Inc. will never use your information for any purpose other than to provide you the service you have requested of First Medical Care, Inc. or as permitted by law. Your information will never be sold to any third party, for any purpose.
PRIVACY AND SECURITY ON PASSWORD PROTECTED PORTIONS OF FIRST MEDICAL CARE, INC. SITE
Some of the First Medical Care, Inc. site is password protected and require users to register and log-in (“Registered Users”). This site contains protected health information (PHI) or individually identifiable information about Registered Users and allow Registered Users to perform certain transactions (e.g. review forms). Because of this, First Medical Care, Inc. must be able to link a Registered User’s activity back to their identity, for example to verify identity in our systems and eligibility for services.
Therefore, in the password protected portion of our website, First Medical Care, Inc. does collect identifiable information about Registered Users. This includes information about the Registered User’s computer as listed above, and information related to the Registered User, such as pages visited and services initiated.
PHI collected by First Medical Care, Inc. about our patients is available only to authorized users and is protected from unauthorized access by multiple layers of security controls and monitoring. In addition, PHI that is collected and maintained by First Medical Care, Inc. is used and disclosed only as described in release forms that you sign when you initiate services with First Medical Care, Inc.
The confidentiality, integrity and availability of your PHI is important to First Medical Care, Inc. To protect against unauthorized access to PHI that is accessible on the password-protected portions of our site, First Medical Care, Inc. has adopted stringent security standards. Information transmitted between your browser and the password-protected site is protected by the Company providing the service. The verification and login processes established for access to the Portal are in place in order to protect the privacy and security of your PHI.
We use “cookies” to help you better navigate the Portal. A “cookie” is a small piece of information sent by First Medical Care, Inc.’s web server to store on your Web browser. We use this information to tell if you have been given important messages about the functioning of this site. Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can set your browser to refuse them or to alert you when they are being sent.
You may need to provide us with your email address in order to be a Registered User. We will use your email to send you important updates about the Site as well as notifications when information and documents are added that you need to be aware of. We will also use your email address to send you general information about the services available through First Medical Care, Inc. In some instances, but not all, you will be able to opt out of receiving emails. First Medical Care, Inc. does not disclose or sell your email address.
PROTECTION OF PASSWORDS
As a Registered User, it is your responsibility to (i) control the dissemination and use of activation codes and passwords; (ii) authorize, monitor, and control access to and use of your user ID and password; and (iii) promptly inform First Medical Care, Inc. of any need to deactivate a password. You agree to accurately maintain and update any information about yourself that you have provided to the Practice.
You also agree to promptly notify the Practice of any unauthorized use of your username, password or any other breach of security that you become aware of involving or relating to this Site by emailing the First Medical Care, Inc. at firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, you agree to exit from your secure account at the end of each session. First Medical Care, Inc. explicitly disclaims liability for any and all losses and damages arising from your failure to comply with this section.
HOW TO CONTACT US?
Questions or comments regarding this Policy should be submitted to the First Medical Care, Inc. Privacy Officer by mail or electronic means as follows:
First Medical Care, Inc., Inc.
2536 Lawrenceville Highway
Decatur, GA 30033
This Privacy Notice is effective on 1/1/18.