Privacy Policy

MD Health Online Group, Inc. (MD Health Online) understands how important the privacy of personal information is to our users. We understand that your privacy matters and we respect your privacy choices. This summary of our privacy policy is intended to give you an overview of:

What information we collect about you

MD Health Online Group, Inc. (MD Health Online) understands how important the privacy of personal information is to our users. We understand that your privacy matters and we respect your privacy choices. This summary of our privacy policy is intended to give you an overview of:

  • What information we collect about you
  • What choices you have about your information
  • How we use your information
  • How and with whom we may share the information we have about you
  • How we protect your information
  • How to contact us with questions or concerns

We urge you to take the time to read our entire Privacy Policy for complete detail about our privacy practices and your information.

Information Collected About You

We urge you to take the time to read our entire Privacy Policy for complete detail about our privacy practices and your information.
Information Collected About You
We may collect “Personal Information” about you – such as your name, address, telephone number, email address or health information – in the following ways:

  • When you register for or update an existing profile on mdhealthonline.com
  • When you sign-up for other communications from mdhealthonline.com
  • When you participate in an online survey
  • When you provide personal information in a community area or other public forum
  • When you make a payment

We may collect “Non-Personal Information” – information that cannot be used by us to identify you – via Cookies, Web Beacons and from external sources, even if you have not registered with or provided any Personal Information to MD Health Online.

What Choices Do I Have?

If you do not want your Personal Information used by MD Health Online as provided in this Privacy Policy, you should not register as a member or for any specific tool or application that collects Personal Information. You may correct, update or review Personal Information you have submitted through registration, tools, and applications by signing in and updating your registration information. If you have registered and no longer want MD Health Online to use your Personal Information, you should delete your information as described in this Policy.

Most browser software can be set to reject Cookies, and you can opt-out of Cookies for several companies that serve ads on behalf of MD Health Online on the MD Health Online Web Sites and on third-party sites and for companies other than MD Health Online who serve ads for advertisers on the MD Health Online Websites, by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative gateway opt-out site.

How Information Collected About You Is Used

We may use the information we collect about you to:

  • Administer your account;
  • Provide you with access to particular tools and services;
  • Respond to your inquiries and send you administrative communications;
  • Obtain your feedback on our sites and our offerings;
  • Statistically analyze user behavior and activity;
  • Provide you and people with similar demographic characteristics and interests with more relevant content and advertisements
  • Conduct research and measurement activities;
  • Send you personalized emails or secure electronic messages pertaining to your health interests, including news, announcements, reminders and opportunities from MD Health Online; or

we may combine Personal and Non-Personal Information collected by MD Health Online about you, and may combine this information with information from external sources. Third parties may also use Non-Personal Information in order to display advertising that reflects the interests and preferences of our user community.

Read more about How Information Collected About You Is Used

With Whom Do We Share Your Information?

MD Health Online will not disclose any Personal Information about you unless specifically agreed to by you or:

  • To comply with legal requirements, such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena, or court order;
  • In response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements;
  • To our vendors and suppliers in the course of their provision of products or services to MD Health Online ;
  • To our third parties in the course of their provision of product information or services to MD Health Online;
  • In the event of a corporate change in control resulting from, for example, a merger, a sale of assets, or bankruptcy;
  • When we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request; or
  • In special cases, such as in response to a physical threat to you or others

MD Health Online does not make your Personal Information available to third parties for their marketing purposes without your consent.

How Do We Secure and Retain Your Information?

We have put in place technically, physical, and administrative safeguards to protect the Personal Information that we collect.

Read more about How Do We Secure Your Information

Contact MD Health Online ,

Please send us an email using the Contact Us link at the bottom of every page of our site if you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the Personal Information we maintain about you.

You can also contact MD Health Online’s Privacy Office at:

MD Health Online Group, Inc. 9400 Key West Ave. Rockville, MD, 20850

Read the complete MD Health Online Privacy Policy..

MD Health Online Privacy Policy

MD Health Online understands how important the privacy of personal information is to our users. This Privacy Policy will tell you what information we collect about you and about your use of MD Health Online and its services. It will explain the choices you have about how your personal information is used and how we protect that information. We urge you to read this Privacy Policy carefully.

References to “MD Health Online ” mean MD Health Online Group, Inc. including any company that MD Health Online controls (for example, a subsidiary that MD Health Online owns). MD Health Online may share information among its subsidiaries or websites that it owns or controls, but the information collected under this Privacy Policy is always protected under the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Information Collected About You

Personal Information

If you choose to register or update an existing member profile with MD Health Online or access certain functionality on the MD Health Online Web Sites, you may be required to submit Personal Information. “Personal Information” means information that we can use to identify or contact you, such as your name, address, telephone number or email address. Some of our interactive tools and services may request you to submit health information, which would also be considered Personal Information. You are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the Personal Information that you submit to MD Health Online. Inaccurate information will affect your experience when using the MD Health Online Web Sites and tools and our ability to contact you as described in this Privacy Policy.

Registration

Access to some MD Health Online information, tools and services may be limited to users who have registered. You may also be asked to provide authorization for uses of personal information in addition to what is in this Privacy Policy when you use certain tools, such as providing personal information to a sponsor of the tool. MD Health Online will not make any use of your personal information beyond the permitted uses in this Privacy Policy unless you provide such additional consent in connection with the specific tool at the time you submit Personal Information in order to use the tool. MD Health Online Professional Portal, which allows healthcare providers a secure place to gather, store, manage and share their Personal Information and provides tools and services to better manage their patients and clients health, requires additional registration and upload of medical license and or professional certifications.

MD Health Online has the ability to use Personal Information that you provide to send you personalized emails or secure electronic messages. However, MD Health Online does not allow any third parties to place Web Beacons or Cookies or to gather any data about you in connection with your use of the MD Health Online. Furthermore, MD Health Online does not use any information that you submit in connection with that tool to deliver any advertisements to you on or off of the MD Health Online Web Site.

Healthcare Providers Community

MD Health Online features and Healthcare Professional (HCP) community where healthcare providers can share information and experience with other members. Our community to open to healthcare provider members only but should not be considered private. MD Health Online is not responsible for its member’s distribution of community information without license or permission.

Any information (including Personal Information) you share in any online community area including online discussion is by design open to the public and is not private. You should think carefully before posting any Personal Information in any public forum. What you post can be seen, disclosed to or collected by third parties and may be used by others in ways we cannot control or predict, including to contact you for unauthorized purposes. As with any public forum on any site, the information you post may also show up in third-party search engines.

If you mistakenly post Personal Information in our Community areas and would like it removed, you can send us an email to request that we remove it by using the Contact Us link on every page of the MD Health Online Web Sites. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your Personal Information.

Emails You Send to MD Health Online

This Privacy Policy does not apply to information, content, business information, ideas, concepts or inventions that you send to MD Health Online by email. If you want to keep content or business information, ideas, concepts or inventions private or proprietary, do not send them in an email to MD Health Online.

Non-Personal Information

Even if you do not register with or provide any Personal Information to MD Health Online, we collect Non-Personal Information about your use of the MD Health Online Web Sites. “Non-Personal Information” means information that does not specifically identify an individual person. We may also acquire Non-Personal Information about our users from external sources. While you may use some of the functionality of MD Health Online without registration, many of the specific tools and services on the MD Health Online Web Sites require that you register with MD Health Online.

Cookies and Web Beacons

As is true of most websites, we gather certain information through your use of our Site. This information may include Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, the files viewed on our site (e.g., HTML pages, graphics, etc.), operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data.

“Cookies” are small data files that are stored on the hard drive of the computer you use to view a web site. Every computer that accesses the MD Health Online Web Site is assigned a different Cookie by MD Health Online. “Web Beacons” are graphic image files imbedded in a web page typically used to monitor activity on a web page and send back to its home server (which can belong to the host site, a network advertiser or some other third party) information from your browsers, such as the IP address, the URL of the page on which the Web Beacon is located, the type of browser that is accessing the site and the ID number of any Cookies on your computer previously placed by that server.

Mobile Optimized Sites

Our use of Cookies and Web Beacons on our mobile optimized sites are similar to our use on our desktop sites.

What Choices Do I Have?

Updating/Removing Your Personal Information

If you do not want your Personal Information used by MD Health Online as provided in this Privacy Policy, you should not register as a member. You can correct, update or review Personal Information you have previously submitted by going back to the specific tool or application, logging-in and making the desired change. You can also update any Personal Information you have submitted by contacting us using the contact information listed below.

If you have registered and desire to delete any of your Personal Information you have provided to us from our systems, please contact us using the contact information listed below. Upon your request, we will delete your Personal Information from our active databases and where feasible from our back-up media. You should be aware that it is not technologically possible to remove each and every record of the information you have provided to the MD Health Online Web Site from our servers.

Cookies

Most browser software can be set to reject Cookies. Most browsers offer instructions on how to reset the browser to reject Cookies in the “Help” section of the toolbar. If you reject our Cookies, certain of the functions and conveniences of the MD Health Online Web Site may not work properly, but you do not have to accept our Cookies in order to productively use the MD Health Online Web Sites.

How Information Collected About You Is Used

Information collected by MD Health Online about you is used by MD Health Online to:

  • Administer your account and our Site
  • Provide you with access to particular tools, information, and services
  • Respond to the inquiries you send to us and to send you administrative communications about the MD Health Online Web Site or services
  • Obtain your feedback about the MD Health Online Web Sites or our offerings
  • Statistically analyze trends and user behavior and activity including how frequently areas of the site are visited and how many emails are received and opened
  • Provide you and people with similar demographic characteristics and interests with more relevant content or advertising both on the MD Health Online Web Sites and on other websites that you visit after you leave the MD Health Online Web Site
  • Conduct research and measurement activities, including those described below.

Send your personalized emails or secure electronic messages pertaining to your health interests, including news, announcements, reminders, and opportunities from MD Health Online ; or send you relevant offers and informational materials on behalf of our sponsors pertaining to your health interests.

MD Health Online may combine Personal and Non-Personal Information collected by MD Health Online about you, and may combine this information with information from external sources.

We also use Cookies in order to enable us to conduct surveys for our own use and on behalf of our advertisers. These Cookies are used to determine whether you have seen certain content or advertising so that we may request your opinions. We may also use Cookies to authenticate respondents or to help you pick up where you left off in a survey. If you have Cookies disabled you may not be able to participate in some surveys.

With Whom Do We Share Your Information?

Except as described in this Privacy Policy or as specifically agreed to by you, MD Health Online will not disclose any Personal Information it gathers from you through the MD Health Online Web Sites. We may only release Personal Information to third parties: (1) to comply with legal requirements such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order; (2) when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request; or (3) in special cases, such as in response to a physical threat to you or others, to protect property or defend or assert legal rights. In addition, we may disclose Personal Information as described below. We may share Non-Personal Information that we have about you, including about your browsing activity on MD Health Online , with third party advertising service providers who may use this information, on our behalf, to help MD Health Online deliver advertising on the MD Health Online Web Sites as well as on other sites on the Internet.

In the event of a corporate change in control resulting from, for example, a sale to, or merger with, another entity, or in the event of a sale of assets or a bankruptcy, MD Health Online reserves the right to transfer your Personal Information to the new party in control or the party acquiring assets. In the event of such a change, your Personal Information will continue to be treated in accordance with this Privacy Policy unless any changes to the Privacy Policy are made in accordance with the section below that discusses “Changes to This Privacy Policy.”

Disclosures to MD Health Online Contractors

MD Health Online contractors sometimes have limited access to your Personal and Non-Personal Information in the course of providing product information or services to MD Health Online. These contractors include vendors and suppliers that

provide us with technology, services, data analysis, research, advertising and marketing assistance and/or content in connection with our operation and maintenance of the MD Health Online Web Sites. We contractually require that our contractors: 1) protect the privacy of your Personal and Non-Personal Information consistent with this Privacy Policy and 2) not use or disclose your Personal or Non-Personal Information for any purpose other than providing the limited service or function for MD Health Online.

Disclosures to Third Party Web Sites

Certain content, services and advertisements offered to you through the MD Health Online Web Sites are served on, or contain links to, websites hosted and operated by a company other than MD Health Online (“Third Party Web Sites”). MD Health Online does not disclose your Personal Information to these Third Party Web Sites without your consent, but you should be aware that any information you disclose to the other websites once you access these other websites is not subject to this Privacy Policy. MD Health Online does not endorse and is not responsible for the privacy practices of these Third Party Web Sites. You should review the privacy policy posted on the other web site to understand how that Third Party Web Site collects and uses your Personal Information. MD Health Online makes an effort to make it obvious to you when you leave our website and enter a Third Party Web Site, either by requiring you to click on a link or by notifying you on the site before you visit the third party site. In addition, if you see a phrase such as “Powered by” or “in association with” followed by the name of a company other than MD Health Online, then you are on a web site hosted by a company other than MD Health Online.

How Do We Secure and Retain Your Information?

We take reasonable security measures to protect the security of your Personal Information. Despite MD Health Online’s efforts to protect your Personal Information, there is always some risk that an unauthorized third party may find a way around our security systems or that transmissions of your information over the Internet may be intercepted.

The security of your Personal Information is important to us. When you enter Personal Information (including personal health information in various tools on our website), we encrypt the transmission of that information or use SSL connections (Secure Socket Layer) technology.

We will retain your Personal Information as long as your account is active or needed to provide you services. At any time you can remove your Personal Information or instruct us to remove it, but you should be aware that it is not technologically possible to remove each and every record of the information you have provided to MD Health Online from our servers. MD Health Online tools that collect and store Personal Information allow you to correct, update or review the information you have submitted by going back to the specific tool, logging-in and making the desired changes. We will also retain your Personal Information as necessary to comply with legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements.

Children

We are committed to protecting the privacy of children. The MD Health Online Web Sites are not designed or intended to attract children under the age of 13. The MD Health Online Web Sites do not collect Personal Information from any person we actually know is under the age of 13. A parent or guardian, however, may use MD Health Online Health

Manager to establish a personal health record and an MD Health Online Health Manager home page for a minor. The parent or guardian is solely responsible for providing supervision of the minor’s use of MD Health Online Health Manager. The parent or guardian assumes full responsibility for ensuring that the registration information is kept secure and that the information submitted is accurate. The parent or guardian also assumes full responsibility for the interpretation and use of any information or suggestions provided through MD Health Online Health Manager for the minor.

Contacting MD Health Online about Your Personal Information or Privacy

Please send us an email by using the Contact Us link at the bottom of every page of our site if you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the Personal Information we maintain about you.

You can also contact MD Health Online’s Privacy Office at:

MD Health Online Group, Inc. MD Health Online Group, Inc. 9400 Key West Ave. Rockville, MD, 20850

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change or modify this Privacy Policy or any of our tools, information or services at any time and any changes will be effective upon being posted unless we advise otherwise. If we make any material changes to this policy, we will notify you by email (sent to the email address specified when you register) and/or by means of a notice on this website prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this website for the latest information on our privacy practices. If you do not accept the terms of this Privacy Policy, we ask that you do not register with us and that you do not use the MD Health Online Web Sites. Please exit the MD Health Online Web Sites immediately if you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy

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