(Last updated 4/20/2020)

Pacific Shores Medical Group is sensitive to protecting the privacy of our website visitors. The purpose of this Privacy Statement is to let you know how Pacific Shores Medical Group handles information received from you through this website, as well as inform you of the risks involved when you communicate or provide information by way of the Internet. Keep in mind that changes are periodically made to this Privacy Statement without notice and it is your responsibility to review the Statement when you use this website. By continuing to use this site, you consent to any changes to our policy or terms of use.

During your visit to Pacific Shores Medical Group’s website, remember that the medical and health information presented here is intended to be general in nature, and should not be viewed as a substitute for professional advice. Please consult with a health care professional for all matters relating to personal medical and health care issues.

Health and Medical Information

Certain health and medical information about you is protected under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) and applicable state law. This information may be provided by you online or offline, or may be collected by us from other methods such as through a health care provider. Pacific Shores Medical Group protects covered health and medical information as required by HIPAA and applicable state law. Similarly, Ridgeview may use covered health and medical information as permitted by HIPAA and applicable state law.

To read more about Pacific Shores Medical Group’s privacy practices regarding health and medical information under HIPAA, please read the PDF in Your First Visit. In the event of any conflict between Pacific Shores Medical Group’s HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices and this Website Privacy Statement, the terms of our HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices shall control.

Security/Confidentiality

No transmission of data over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure. Pacific Shores Medical Group will, however, use a number of physical security methods (such as locks and alarm systems); electronic security methods (passwords and encryption methods); and procedural methods (rules regarding the handling and use of information) to protect the security and integrity of information submitted through this Web site.

Information Collection and Storage

Personally Identifiable Information: Pacific Shores Medical Group does not collect information that personally identifies you unless you choose to provide it to Pacific Shores Medical Group (for example, Web pages that allow you to register for a class, complete an online job application or send an e-mail message). The personal information you submit is shared only with those people at Pacific Shores Medical Group who need this information to respond to your question or request, and as otherwise permitted by law to allow Ridgeview to operate our business or to comply with applicable laws.

As used in this Privacy Statement, personal information does not include information protected under HIPAA or applicable state laws, which is protected as described in the section “Health and Medical Information” above.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information: Pacific Shores Medical Group collects information that does not personally identify you for various purposes (for example, website usage, traffic patterns, site performance and related statistics based on your visits to our website).

Pacific Shores Medical Group collects some of this information using persistent “cookies” to recognize a repeat visitor and gather general information about how the site is viewed. Pacific Shores Medical Group also collects and logs the IP address of each visitor to gather aggregate data on visitors to our site. Keep in mind that neither cookies nor IP addresses are used to collect any personal information from you.

Email

Most email does not provide a completely secure and confidential means of communication. It is possible that your email could be viewed inappropriately by another Internet user. If you choose to provide us with your email, any misaddressing may result in others intercepting, altering, forwarding or using the information without authorization. If you wish to keep your information completely private, you should not use email.

At times, a representative from Pacific Shores Medical Group’s website may wish to deliver information to you via email. In addition, Pacific Shores Medical Group’s Marketing and Communications Department may occasionally distribute news and announcements via email. Please note, Pacific Shores Medical Group does not sell, trade, or otherwise share our email lists with others. You may remove your name from any list you have registered for using our website’s established method.

If you receive email at work, your employer may have the right to save and read your email; similarly, your Internet service provider may have the right to save and read your email.

If you share your email account, others may view your emails.

Email can be used unknowingly to spread computer viruses.

Links to Other Websites

Pacific Shores Medical Group’s website contains links to other websites that are not managed or controlled by Pacific Shores Medical Group. These links are provided for your convenience only. Pacific Shores Medical Group does not review, endorse or take responsibility for the content of these other websites. Pacific Shores Medical Group bears no responsibility for the content in any linked websites–whether Pacific Shores Medical Group provides a link or a third-party links to Pacific Shores Medical Group’s website. If you decide to access any of the third-party sites linked to Pacific Shores Medical Group’s website, you do this entirely at your own risk. It is up to you to take precautions to ensure that the third party you link to for your use is free of computer viruses, worms, trojan horses and other items of a destructive nature. If you choose to access such sites, you are subject to the privacy policies of those sites.

If you transmit or provide data to Pacific Shores Medical Group, it is confidential.

Pacific Shores Medical Group does not sell or publish peoples’ personal information and financial information collected via any of Ridgeview’s websites.

Printing or Downloading Information

Unless otherwise stated, you may print or download information from Pacific Shores Medical Group’s website for personal, non-commercial use only. You must, however, identify the source of the material and include a statement that the materials are protected by copyright law.

Pacific Shores Medical Group
1043 Elm Ave, #104
Long Beach, CA 90813