North Jersey Spine Group Privacy Policy

The Office for Civil Rights and Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology have collaborated to develop model Notices of Privacy Practices for health care providers and health plans to use to communicate with their patients and plan members.
The HIPAA Privacy Rule gives individuals a fundamental right to be informed of the privacy practices of health plans and health care providers, as well as to be informed of their privacy rights with respect to their personal health information. Health plans and covered health care providers are required to develop and distribute a notice that provides a clear, user-friendly explanation of these rights and practices. Click to download North Jersey Spine Groups HIPAA Privacy Practices.

This privacy policy governs the manner in which North Jersey Spine Group (NJSG) collects, uses, maintains, and discloses information collected from users (each, a “User”) of the https://www.northjerseyspinegroup.com website (“Site”). This privacy policy applies to the site and all products and services offered by North Jersey Spine Group (NJSG).

Personal Identification Information

We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address, mailing address, phone number. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personal identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.

Non-Personal Identification Information

We may collect non-personal identification about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Sites, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

Web Browser Cookies

Our site may use “cookies” to enhance User experience. User’s web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. User may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly.

How We Use Collected Information

North Jersey Spine Group (NJSG) may collect and use Users personal information for the following purposes:

-Information you provide helps us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.

-We may use the email address to respond to their inquiries, questions, and/or other requests.

The personal and health information gathered may be used and disclosed with your general consent for purposes of treatment, payment, or routine healthcare operations. This means we may send your information to other physicians or facilities involved in your treatment as well as to your insurance company or collection agency to obtain payment. Any other uses of your information may require a signed authorization from you, the patient or guardian and can be revoked at any time with a written request. We do not sell patient information to marketing or pharmaceutical companies. In certain cases of public health interest, we may be required to disclose certain information to local, state, or national health organizations or government agencies. We may contact you to provide appointment reminders or information about treatment alternatives or other health-related benefits and services that may be of interest to you.

How We Protect Your Information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage, and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.

In addition, we are required by law to (1) make sure that medical information that identifies you is kept private, (2) provide you with our privacy policy, and (3) follow the terms laid out in the privacy policy. As a means of protecting your privacy, we restrict access to your personal and health information to only those employees who require the information to complete their jobs and provide quality service to you. We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to comply with state and federal regulations that guard your personal and health information. If you feel your privacy has been violated you have the right to file a complaint with the Department of Health and Human Services. The complaint in no way influences your course of treatment. You have the right to request restrictions to our uses or disclosures of your personal or health information, although we are not required to agree to those restrictions. Once your request has been processed it will remain in effect until you request a change. 

Sharing Your Personal Information

We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

North Jersey Spine Group (NJSG) has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will post a notification on the main page of our Site, revise the updated date at the bottom of this page and send you an email. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your Acceptance of These Terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Contacting Us 

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us at:

North Jersey Spine Group (NJSG)

1680 Route 23 North, Suite 250, Wayne, NJ 07470

973-633-1122

This document was last updated April 30, 2018.

For more information about the HIPAA Privacy Rule and the Notice requirements, see: http://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/privacy/guidance/privacy-practices-for-protected-health-information/index.html

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