Privacy Policy

Piedmont Medical Group ("PMG") is strongly committed to protecting the privacy of your personally identifiable information ("PII"). This privacy statement explains PMG's data collection and use practices with respect to its website (the "Site"). By using the pages in this site, you agree to the information collection and use practices described herein.

COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

We may ask you for PII that allows us to contact you to provide a service or to carry out a transaction that you have requested, including requests for information about PMG's services and requests for e-mail newsletters. The PII we collect may include your name, your address, your other contact information and other information about services requested through the Site.

The Site also may collect certain information about your visit, such as the name of the Internet service provider and the Internet protocol address through which you access the Internet; the date and time you access the Site; the pages that you access while at the Site and the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to the Site. This information is used, among other things, to help improve the Site, to analyze use trends, and to administer the Site.

USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

Except as otherwise required or permitted by law, the PII collected on this Site will solely be used to operate the Site and to provide the service(s) or to carry out the transaction(s) you have requested or authorized. In support of these purposes, PMG may use PII to provide you with more effective customer service, to improve the Site and any related PMG services, and to make the Site easier to use by eliminating the need for your repeated entry of the same information. In order to offer you a more consistent experience in your interactions with PMG, information collected by the Site may be combined with information collected in connection with other PMG services.

PMG occasionally hires other companies to provide limited services on its behalf, such as website hosting, packaging, mailing, and sending information about services. We only provide those companies with the PII they need to deliver the service. They are required to maintain the confidentiality of PII and are prohibited from using it for any other purpose.

PMG may disclose PII if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on PMG or the Site or (b) protect and defend the rights or property of PMG and the Site.

CONTROL OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

Except as otherwise described in this privacy statement, PII will not be shared outside of PMG and its subsidiaries and affiliates without your permission. You can access your PII and make choices about how you wish to be contacted by contacting PMG as described at the bottom of this statement or through alternative means of access described by the Site.

SECURITY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

PMG is strongly committed to protecting the security of your PII. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect PII from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.

COOKIES

A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server and that helps the Site to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer.

The use of cookies simplifies the process of delivering relevant content, eases site navigation, and provides other similar benefits to users of the Site. When you return to the Site, the PII you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Site's features. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Site. This Site does not store user specific information.

CHANGES TO THIS STATEMENT

We reserve the right to update this privacy statement from time to time. We encourage you to review this privacy statement periodically to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the PII we collect. Your continued use of the service constitutes your agreement to this privacy statement, as amended from time to time.

LIMITATIONS OF PRIVACY STATEMENT

This privacy statement explains only data collection and use practices related to PMG's website; it does not apply to other PMG services. Please be aware that this privacy statement and any choices you make on the Site will not necessarily apply to PII you may have provided to PMG in the context of other, separately provided, PMG services.

COORDINATION WITH TERMS AND CONDITIONS

This privacy statement is intended solely to clarify PMG's practices with respect to PII and shall not in any way modify or limit the legal effect of the Terms and Conditions with respect to the use of the Site. In the event of any conflict between this privacy statement and the Terms and Conditions, the Terms and Conditions shall control. In particular, PMG will not be liable for any damages or injury (including, without limitation, incidental and consequential damages, personal injury/wrongful death, lost profits, or damages resulting from lost data or business interruption) that result from your use of the Site or your submission of PII to the Site, even if there is negligence on the part of PMG or its employees. In addition, you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold PMG, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, and suppliers, harmless from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities, and settlements, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys' fees, resulting from, or alleged to result from, your submission of PII to the Site or your unlawful collection of PII of others through use of the Site.

CONTACT INFORMATION

PMG welcomes your comments regarding this privacy statement. If you believe that PMG has not adhered to this privacy statement, please contact us by telephone, email, or via postal mail at the following address. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem:

Piedmont Medical Group
4505 Country Club Rd.
Suite 110
Winston-Salem, NC 27104

Tel: 336.608.3500
Fax: 336.608.3501
Email: PrivacyOfficer@pmg-research.com

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