MEDICAL SPECIALISTS INTERNET PRIVACY

Website Privacy Policy Statement

Use and disclosure of health information includes using the information to provide treatment to the individual, to make payments for such treatment and to conduct ongoing quality improvement activities. Our use and disclosure of an individual's personal information (including protected health information) is limited as required by federal and state law. We do not sell or rent personal information about visitors to this site or customers who use the site.

This website has security measures in place to help protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information under our control. These measures include encryption of data using the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) system, and using a secured messaging service when we send you personal information electronically. Despite these measures, the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to or from us via this site by Internet or e-mail cannot be guaranteed.

Website Visitor Data

Anonymous Access
You can access our website home page and browse our site without disclosing your personal data.

Services and Links
Our website may enable you to communicate with other visitors or to post information accessed by others. When you do so, other visitors may collect your data. Medical Specialist routinely gathers data on website activity, such as how many people visit the site, the pages they visit, where they come from, how long they stay on the site, etc. The data is collected on an aggregate, anonymous basis, which means that no personally identifiable information is associated with the data. This data helps us improve site content and overall usage. The information is not shared with other organizations for their independent use.

Collecting and Using Personal Information

Except as disclosed in this Website Privacy Policy Statement, Medical Specialist does not collect any identifiable information about visitors to this site or our customers who use this site. The policies, sources and uses of information are outlined in the sections that follow:

Internet Cookies

Cookies may be sent to your computer to collect general information about how our site is viewed. We do not use cookies to store personal data, nor do we link non-personal information stored in cookies with personal data about specific individuals. We may place Internet cookies on the computer hard drives of visitors to the Medical Specialist portion of this website. Information we obtain from cookies helps us to customize our site to be more helpful and efficient for our visitors. The cookie consists of a unique identifier that does not contain information about you or your health history. We use two types of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies.

A session cookie is temporary and expires after you end a session and close your web browser. We use session cookies to tailor your experience on our website, maintain your signed-on status as you navigate through our features.

We also use persistent cookies that remain on your hard drive after you've exited from our website. There are several reasons including when you give us permission to remember a feature about you when asked by the website, such as your geographic location. In that case, we place a persistent cookie on your hard drive so that the next time you visit us, we won't have to ask you for that information again. If you've given us permission to e-mail you, we may place a persistent cookie on your hard drive that will let us know when you come back to visit our site. Persistent cookies will not contain any personal information about you.

Messages and Transactions

Comments or questions sent to us using e-mail or secure messaging forms will be shared with Medical Specialist health care professionals and co-workers who are most able to address your concerns. We will archive your messages once we have made our best effort to provide you with a complete and satisfactory response.

When you use a service on the secure section of this website to interact directly with Medical Specialist health care professionals, some information you provide may be documented in your medical record and made available for use to guide your treatment as a patient.

Data Integrity and Correction

Requests to view and correct personal information from this website that is documented in your medical record may be submitted using the contact information in the questions, complaints and contacts section below.

Disclosures
We may disclose personal information to any person performing audit, legal, operational or other services for us. We will use information which does not identify the individual for these activities whenever feasible. Information disclosed to vendors or contractors for operational purposes may not be re-disclosed to others by such a vendor or contractor

Data Integrity and Correction

Requests to view and correct personal information from this website that is documented in your medical record may be submitted using the contact information in the questions, complaints and contacts section below.

Questions, Complaints and Contacts
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, our policies and practices concerning this site, your rights under this statement and your dealings with this website, please contact Medical Specialist

Terms of Use

Medical Specialist offers the information on this web site for general information and educational purposes only. This information is not intended as medical advice and should not be used for diagnosis. Information on this web site is not intended to create any physician-patient relationship, nor should it be considered a replacement for consultation with a healthcare professional. If you have questions or concerns about your health, please contact your healthcare provider.

License for Your Use of this Site

Medical Specialist grants you a limited, revocable and nonexclusive license to access and make personal use of this site and not to download (other than page caching) or modify it, or any portion of it, except with the express written consent of Medical Specialist. This site or any portion of this site may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, visited or otherwise exploited for commercial purposes without the express written consent of Medical Specialist. You may not utilize framing to enclose any trademark, logo or other proprietary information contained on this site without express written consent. You may not use any meta tags or any other "hidden text" utilizing Medical Specialist name or trademarks without our express written consent. You are granted a limited, revocable, and nonexclusive right to create a hyperlink to the home page of this site so long as the link does not portray Medical Specialist, its affiliates or its services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive manner.

You agree to use this site only for lawful purposes, and you acknowledge that your failure to do so may subject you to civil or criminal liability. You are responsible for ensuring that any materials you post to this site or a discussion area via email or otherwise does not violate the copyright, trademark, trade secret or other personal or proprietary rights of any third party. You agree not to disrupt, modify, or interfere with this site or its associated software, hardware and servers in any way and you agree not to impede or interfere with others' use of this web site. You further agree not to alter or tamper with any information or materials on or associated with this site.

Any unauthorized use terminates the permission or license granted by Medical Specialist.

Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability

Medical Specialist makes no representations or warranties about the suitability of these materials for any purpose.

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU ARE USING THIS WEB SITE AT YOUR OWN RISK. THIS SITE IS PROVIDED BY MEDICAL SPECIALIST ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. MEDICAL SPECIALIST DOES NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE INFORMATION, TEXT, GRAPHICS, EMAIL RESPONSES, LINKS AND OTHER ITEMS CONTAINED ON THIS WEB SITE OR ON ANY OTHER SERVER. MEDICAL SPECIALIST DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THIS SITE, ITS SERVERS, OR EMAIL SENT FROM MERCY HEALTH ARE FREE FROM VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. MEDICAL SPECIALIST SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS WEB SITE AND IN ANY EMAIL RESPONSES FROM MEDICAL SPECIALIST TO YOU ARE INTENDED TO BE FOR GENERAL INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY, ARE NOT CONFIDENTIAL, AND ARE NOT IN RESPONSE TO AN INDIVIDUAL'S ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL HEALTH PROBLEMS OR AN INDIVIDUAL'S PARTICULAR SET OF CIRCUMSTANCES. FURTHER, THIS INFORMATION SHOULD NOT BE USED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR CONSULTING WITH YOUR PERSONAL PHYSICIAN.

Applicable Law and Jurisdiction

By visiting this web site, you agree that the Terms of Use and Privacy Statement for all purposes shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Oklahoma, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, and that any action based on or alleging a breach of these provisions must be brought in a state or federal court located in the State of Oklahoma. In addition, you agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction and venue of such courts.

General

Medical Specialist may make changes to the information contained on this web site or the products and services described on this web site at any time. Medical Specialist makes no commitment and undertakes no obligation to update the information contained herein. Medical Specialist reserves the right to make changes to our Terms of Use and Privacy Statement at any time, without notice. If any of these provisions shall be deemed invalid, void or for any reason unenforceable, that provision shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provision.

 

Terms and Conditions

I understand that Medical Specialist’s website is intended as a secure online source of confidential medical information. If I share my Medical Specialist ID and password with another person, that person may be able to view my health information and information about someone who has authorized me as a Medical Specialist proxy.

I agree that it is my responsibility to select a confidential password, to maintain my password in a secure manner, and to change my password if I believe it may have been compromised in any way.

I understand that the use of Medical Specialist’s website is voluntary and I am not required to use Medical Specialist or to authorize a Medical Specialist proxy. I understand that access to Medical Specialist’s website is provided by my physician/'s office as a convenience to its patients and that my physician/'s office has the right to deactivate access to Medical Specialist at any time for any reason.

I understand that Medical Specialist’s website contains selected, limited medical information from a patient/'s medical record and that Medical Specialist’s website does not reflect the complete contents of the medical record. I also understand that a paper copy of a patient's medical record may be requested from the physician/'s office.

I understand that my activities within Medical Specialist’s website may be tracked by computer audits and entries I make in my Medical Specialist record or communications I send to my physician though Medical Specialist’s website may become part of my medical record.