This policy will let you know the following:
1. What Information Do We Collect About You And How Do We Collect It?
We collect several types of information from and about users of our Website, including information:
We collect this information:
A. Information Collected Directly From You
On some of Porter’s web pages you may be able to make requests, including requests to be added to an electronic distribution list. You may also be able to leave feedback. The types of personal information that may be collected at these pages are your name, e-mail address, and standard contact information, including addresses and phone numbers. We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with our Website.
If you apply for a job online, we will also collect personal information necessary to process your application.
If you provide us with feedback we will collect your name, email address and other personal information, as well as other content that you send to us.
In addition to the information that we collect from you directly, we may also receive information about you from other sources, including our agents, suppliers and partners.
If you write to us, we will collect copies of your correspondence.
B. Information Collected Through Cookies Or Other Technology
As you browse on and interact with our Website, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns, including:
We also may use these technologies to collect information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites or other online services (behavioral tracking).
The information we collect automatically may include personal information, or we may maintain it or associate it with personal information we collect in other ways or receive from third parties. It helps us to improve our Website and to deliver a better and more personalized service, including by enabling us to:
The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include:
The information collected by such tracking technologies may be combined with other information to which partners that we may use have access, including your name, email address and physical address, so that we can send you materials, either electronically or by direct mail, which may be of interest to you. We use both session cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your device until they are deleted by you).
How Do We Use Your Information?
The information you provide will be used to support your browsing experience and, if applicable, your customer relationship with Porter. Your information may be shared with agents, contractors, or business partners of Porter’s for the purpose of their performing services for Porter.
We may also use your information to contact you about our own and third-parties’ goods and services that may be of interest to you. If you do not want to receive such mailings, simply “opt-out” by unsubscribing when you receive such a mailing.
In addition, Porter does research on our users’ demographics, interests, and behavior based on the information provided to us during your use of our Website.
3. Who Is Collecting Your Information?
When you are on our Website and are asked for personal information, you are sharing that information with Porter and/or its vendors or business associates, unless specifically stated otherwise. If data is being collected and/or maintained by any company other than Porter or an agent for Porter, you will be notified prior to the time of the data collection or transfer.
4. With Whom Do We Share Your Information?
We may also disclose your personal information:
5. Your Choices About How We Use And Disclose Your Information
We strive to provide you with choices regarding the personal information you provide to us. We have created mechanisms to provide you with the following control over your information:
We do not control third parties’ collection or use of your information to serve interest-based advertising. However, these third parties may provide you with ways to choose not to have your information collected or used in this way. You can opt out of receiving targeted ads from members of the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI“) on the NAI’s website and from members of the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”) on the DAA’s website.
6. How Long Do We Keep Your Information?
7.How Do You Access, Update, Or Delete Your Information?
You can request the Personal Information that Porter has collected about you, correct factual inaccuracies in that information, remove Personal Information from Porter’s data bases and/or update it by contacting [email protected].
8. What Else Should I Know About My Privacy?
Third-party Internet sites and services accessible through Porter have separate privacy and data-collection practices, independent of us. Porter has no responsibility or liability for these independent policies or actions. Please be careful and responsible online. If you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. While we strive to protect your information, Porter cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information through the transmission process, and you do so at your own risk.
9. Notice Regarding Children Under the Age of 16.
Our Website is not intended for children under 16 years of age. No one under age 16 may provide any information to or on the Website. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 16. If you are under 16, do not use or provide any information on this Website or on or through any of its features. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 16 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 16, please contact us at[email protected].
10. How Do I Contact You Or Make A Complaint Regarding My Privacy?
If you have any questions, comments or complaints concerning our privacy practices, please contact us by sending a thorough description to [email protected], and we will try to resolve it.
We have chosen to participate in the Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients (“CRISP”), a regional health information exchange (“HIEs”) serving Maryland. CRISP is also affiliated with and shares data with other HIEs, including those, in Alaska, Connecticut, D.C., Maryland, and West Virginia. As permitted by law, your health information will be shared with this exchange in order to provide faster access, better coordination of care and assist providers and public health officials in making more informed decisions. You may “opt-out” and disable access to your health information available through CRISP by calling 1-877-952-7477 or completing and submitting an Opt- Out form to CRISP by mail, fax or through their website at www.crisphealth.org. Public health reporting and Controlled Dangerous Substances information, as part of the Maryland Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (“PDMP”), will still be available to providers.