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Web Privacy Policy

We at Pioneer Medical Group take your privacy seriously, which is why we share our policy for how we collect, use, share, and protect your personal information. Patients of our providers and clinics should visit this page for our patient confidentiality policy. Visitors to our site should be informed about the terms and conditions which apply to use of our website. For more information on our terms and conditions, go here.

This policy applies to PioneerMedicalGroup.com and all other web locations under Pioneer Medical Group control.

Our Priorities:

  • We will strive to maintain your privacy and security at all times.
  • It is our goal to provide as much information as we can about our data collection procedures when needed.
  • We do not intentionally use your data without your permission, unless for purposes of maintaining the site or for reviewing the site’s use.
  • We want you to know that this have taken reasonable measures to protect any private information you transport using our site but that this system is not secure and should not be used to transmit any confidential or medical information.

What information we collect

Pioneer Medical Group will not collect information that would personally identify you as a visitor unless you choose to provide it. If you sign up for our newsletter, use our patient portal, fill out a patient satisfaction survey, complete an employment application, or pay your bills online then all privacy policies and terms of use apply. Your personal and patient information is only shared with people at Pioneer Medical Group as well as partner organizations who need this information to respond to your requests or assist you medically or personally, or evaluate the service you receive at PMG. Information submitted through Pioneer Medical Group online forms may be collected to ensure technical functionality. It will also be utilized to address any inappropriate use of our website. We do not save your personal information for use for other purposes, nor do we provide it or attempt to sell it to other organizations.

Where the information is collected

We collect information about you at several places throughout the site. You will be informed on how this information is collected at that time. You will also have the ability to opt-in to information collection when you enter the site or use a services. Most information is collected in the following instances:

  • Email messaging – we collect your name and email address when you sign up for our newsletter or attempt to use our patient portal. We do this so we can keep you informed of health and patient care updates as well as company news. Be aware that this form is not protected, and should not be used to transmit any confidential or health care information.
  • Employment Application – Our website allows you to apply to posted jobs on the PMG website. This online form will ask for your employment and education history, as well as your current contact information, and medical licensing information. We provide this form as a service to potential new employees, and ask that you fully read and understand our disclaimer before filling out this form online.
  • “Contact Us” form – we ask for your name and email address when you fill out our website email form. We do this so that we can respond to your message. Be aware that this form should never be used to transmit patient data, and we recommend a phone call if you need help involving your personal health.
  • Online billing portal – we ask for your account and billing information pursuant to paying your medical bills online. All information is encrypted behind an SSL and all transactions are completed through a third party which is verified by certified trust services.
  • Patient Satisfaction Survey – we ask for the provider and clinic you visited during your last appointment. We will also ask that you provide your name and email address in case we need to contact you regarding your submission. You may fill out this form anonymously, and it is used to improve our services.

How we use your personal information

We use your personal information to update you with company news and health updates which are relevant to your needs, and to assist you with time-saving services like paying your bill or accessing our patient portal. Our online Patient Survey is used to evaluate our practitioners and providers.  To provide you with better service, we also monitor anonymized traffic patterns with cookies and analytic data which help us improve the use of our website. In these cases, researchers, business analysts, system designers, and others may have access to the data we collect.

Email communications, newsletter, & related services

Pioneer Medical Group may ask to send you a free email newsletter with health updates and company news. You can unsubscribe from this newsletter at any time.

Email communications that you send to us via the email links and contact us form on our website may be shared with an employee or medical expert that is most able to address your inquiry. Once we have responded to your communication it is discarded or archived, depending on the nature of the inquiry.

The “Contact Us” functionality on our website does not provide a completely secure and confidential means of communication. It is possible that your email communication may be accessed or viewed by another internet user while in transit to us. If you wish to keep your communication private, call us instead.

IP Addresses

The Web server automatically collects the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computers that access our site. An IP address is a number that is assigned to your computer when you access the internet. We may use this information in aggregate form to learn how we can better serve visitors.

Cookies and other tracking technologies

We collect information about visitors to our site by using cookies. We use this information to recognize repeat visitors and track a visitor’s path through the site during a visit. We do this to learn how users interact with our website in order to make improvements.

How we use the information we collect

We use the information we collect to:

  • Market and advertise products and services
  • Conduct research and analysis
  • Communicate things like special events and company news
  • Operating, evaluating, and improving our business
  • Process bill payments online
  • Evaluate and improve the service provided at our clinics.

HIPAA Compliance and our Patient Information Policy

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requires that we protect to our greatest availability the confidentiality of your patient information, and describes the specific instances in which we are allowed and required to share that data as part of the process of providing you medical care. Click here for more information on our Patient Information Policy.

Your California Privacy Rights

In compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act of 2003, (COPPA) we are required to tell you that our website may ask you for your name, email address, billing, PMG account information, as well as other personally identifying information when you request to use our services online. This information will be shared with third parties according to what is displayed on our website during the process of completing these services for you. This data will never be sold or shared with any provider without your consent unless it is fully anonymized and de-identified. We will notify you of any changes to our privacy policy, and request that if you want to review your stored information or make any changes to your private information online, that you contact us at 17777 Center Court Drive, Suite 400, Cerritos, CA 90703.  You can also contact us by phone at 562-229-9452.

Our Relationship with Third Parties

We do not intend to use or disclose any personal information or health-related documents you provide on our site to unrelated third parties without your express permission. You should know that there are circumstances when, in the ordinary course of business, we will share some information about you with a related third party in order to provide you a better service. In some circumstances we may be required by law to release your personal information in response to a court order, subpoena, search warrant, law, or regulation. In this event we are compelled to disclose personal information and health-related information to a third party.  We will notify you unless doing so would violate the law or court order. We also reserve the right to cooperate with law authorities in investigating and prosecuting users that violate our rules or engage in behavior that is harmful to other users, or violates local, state, or federal laws. We work with several types of third-party vendors. We request that these vendors supply us with information on their security procedures, and we evaluate them to ensure that your data is sufficiently protected. We ask that all business partners disclose their confidentiality practices and procedures and to abide by our privacy policy. However we are separate organizations and as such are not privy to the details of their operations and are not responsible for their actions.

Protecting your privacy

Whether you are visiting our website or are in one of our clinic locations, we use reasonable security measures to protect the confidentiality of personal information under our control and appropriately limit access to it. We use a variety of information security measures to protect your online transactions with us.

Disclaimer

PMG cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. We have taken reasonable steps to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of personally identifiable information that you may provide. You should understand, however, that electronic transmissions via the Internet are not necessarily secure from interception, and so we cannot absolutely guarantee the security or confidentiality of such transmissions.

Our Security Measures

As an added security precaution, all personal information and/or health-related personal information are kept on servers with firewalls that meet or exceed industry standards to prevent intruders from gaining access. Although we make every reasonable effort to protect personal information and health-related personal information from loss, misuse, or alteration by third parties, you should be aware that there is always some risk involved in transmitting information via the Internet and that hackers or thieves do find ways to thwart security systems.

Data retention

We will retain your information as long as our account is active or as needed to provide you services, comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements.

Except for authorized law enforcement investigations and other valid legal processes, we will not share any personally identifiable information we receive from you with any parties outside of Pioneer Medical Group except insofar as is necessary to provide you with medical care.

We may provide third parties with aggregate statistics about our visitors, traffic patterns, and related site information. These data reflect site-usage patterns gathered during visits to our website but do not contain identifying information about any individual member without the member’s permission.

Pioneer Medical Group works with Web analytics tools hosted by third parties who receive non-identifiable information from your web browser, including the site you came from, your IP address, general geographic location, browser and platform information, and the pages you view within pioneermedicalgroup.com.

Remove or Delete Personal Information

We may offer you the opportunity to receive emails from Pioneer Medical Group concerning health care updates and company news as well as personalized emails regarding your treatment. Contact us if at any time you want to opt out of these services.

You may also contact us in writing if you want to remove any personal and/or health-related personal information that has been provided on our website, or if you want to update your information online.

Protecting Children’s Privacy

Our site may feature information and services of interest to children 13 and under. Contact information, such as name and email address may be requested. We do not disclose personal or health-related personal information about our 13 or under users.

Links to other websites

Our website links to other websites, many of which have their own privacy policies. Be sure to review the privacy policy on the site you're visiting. We will let you know whenever clicking a hyperlink causes you to leave our website.

Policy Updates

We may need to update our privacy policy as technology changes and Pioneer Medical Group grows. If we make significant changes to the privacy policy, we'll post a prominent message on our website.

Contact Information
Privacy Officer
PioneerMedicalGroup.com
17777 Center Court Drive, Suite 400, Cerritos, CA 90703.

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