This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on semi-public employer and publicly available sections of the FairPrice.Network website. FairPrice.Network is excited to bring you a resource that allows for sharing of information pertaining to healthcare providers by individual healthcare consumers, including without limitation Medicare coverage, Reference Based Pricing and individual reviews (the “Services”).
What Information We Collect
As you browse and review the FairPrice.Network website without registering or claiming your profile, you can do so anonymously. We do not collect any personal information, including your email address. We do track information based on your IP address (i.e., the Internet address for your computer). We do track this information in order to log website statistics that we use in evaluating who visits our website and how long they spend here, what portions of the website they visit. We also track the type of computer you are using, the computer’s operating system, the browser name and the browser version.
Individual Healthcare Consumers
Without registering or claiming your profile, you will have access to information pertaining to healthcare providers and whether they accept Reference Based Pricing, and you will be able to see reviews posted by other healthcare consumers and website users. This portion of the website is referred to as the “Public Area.” When you register or claim your profile, you will be able to post information, including pricing information for healthcare services that you receive, reviews of the provider and related information. You also will be able to access your employer’s “wall” to make comments to your coworkers. This section of the website is referred to as the “Employer Wall” or “Private Area.”
FairPrice.Network does not collect, sell, transfer, or disclose personally identifiable health information (PHI) from you on this website and no PHI will be collected or processed on this website by FairPrice.Network.
If you register or claim your profile, you will provide us with your name, your email address, and you will register a password and a screen name (“handle”) to be used when commenting on your Employer’s wall (“Personal Login Information”). Your Personal Login Information is personal to you and you may not allow any third party to use it under any circumstances. You are responsible for taking all reasonable steps to ensure that no unauthorized person shall have access to your FairPrice.Network password or account. It is your sole responsibility to (1) control the dissemination and use of sign-in name, handle and passwords; (2) authorize, monitor, and control access to and use of your FairPrice.Network account and password; and (3) promptly inform FairPrice.Network if you believe your account or password has been compromised or if there is any other reason you need to deactivate a password. FairPrice.Network is not liable for any harm caused by or related to the theft, misappropriation, disclosure, or unauthorized use of your Personal Login Information.
FairPrice.Network also may use your online personal information on an aggregated basis to provide our editors with information that is useful in developing new features and content for the website and to provide our agents/business associates, affiliated companies, or any others permitted by law to receive aggregated data, information about our website users, and the usage patterns of the website. FairPrice.Network reserves the right to perform statistical analyses of user behavior on an aggregate basis in order to measure interest in, and use of, the various areas of the website.
With respect to our website users who qualify as healthcare providers, healthcare consumers will have access to publicly available information pertaining to your medical practice, including your area of practice, your address and telephone number, whether you accept Medicare, and whether you previously have agreed to accept Reference Based Pricing. When you claim your healthcare provider profile, you will be able to verify whether or not you will accept Reference Based Pricing, and what percentage of Medicare you will accept as the basis for determining payment for services rendered.
How We Use Your Information
We use publicly available information pertaining to healthcare providers, as well as information provided by members participating in Reference Based Pricing plans to advise healthcare consumers as to those providers that are known to accept Reference Based Pricing for payment of healthcare services, as well as those providers that may be more likely to accept Reference Based Pricing as a result of their agreement to accept Medicare patients.
We use information that is voluntarily provided by individual healthcare consumers on Public Areas of the website to create and market a healthcare marketplace where individual healthcare consumers can make informed decisions about seeking care from a provider as to the provider’s specialty, location, billing practices and other consumer reviews and to create an open market between healthcare consumers and healthcare providers to arrange for the provision of healthcare services and treatment at a negotiated price.
We will not use your private medical information, or any personally identifiable information, unless you choose to provide it on a Public Area or Private Area of this website.
We use anonymous browsing and visitor data to stay informed about how visitors use our website so that we can ensure the best possible visiting experience.
As a general policy, FairPrice.Network will not share, sell or trade your information with third parties. However, we may provide your information to third parties directly involved in the operation, performance, support and/or maintenance of this website and the Service offered on this website, including our website designers, hosts, service providers, technical consultants, employers, healthcare providers and business partners.
We reserve the right to assign or transfer your information to any successor in interest to our business associated with this website by merger, reorganization, sale of all or substantially all of our assets or equity interests or operation of law. We also may divulge your information if such information is required for us to comply with any valid legal process, such as a subpoena, search warrant, statute or court order, or if we reasonably believe that you have committed unlawful acts or acts that may endanger the health or safety of another user or of the general public.
How We Secure Your Information
We take the technical side of security very seriously. Any personally identifying information that you submit may be encrypted using Secure Socket Layer technology to enhance data privacy and help prevent loss, misuse, or alteration of the information under our control. This encryption technology, however, does not absolutely guarantee or safeguard the total privacy of user information that has been voluntarily disclosed to the FairPrice.Network website.
While such secure transmission methods provide reasonable protections against unauthorized access, if you have concerns regarding the transmission of sensitive information (such as medical information), you should not transmit such information via electronic communication methods.
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have implemented reasonable security policies, rules, and technical measures to protect the personal data that we have under our sole control from:
- Unauthorized access
- Improper use or disclosure
- Unauthorized modification
- Unlawful destruction or accidental loss
Sometimes our technical staff may view personal data in the course of their work. We have special rules to make sure they do this only for legitimate reasons and we monitor access to all web technology.
We strive to remain compliant with all federal and state privacy and security laws applicable to our performance of the Services offered from the FairPrice.Network website.
FairPrice.Network has made available the Public Areas and Private Areas on this website so that you may have an opportunity to interact with other website users in order to share knowledge and news or participate in this marketplace. Since participation in such areas is voluntary, you control what personal information may be disclosed to others, and such personal information will not be maintained in security or confidence by FairPrice.Network. In order to avoid your email address or other personal information from being gathered and used by others for unsolicited, inappropriate or harmful purposes, FairPrice.Network advises that you should be cautious about posting your email address or phone number or other personal information for general viewing by all users in any Public Area or Private Areas on this website.
How to Contact Us
If you have questions or concerns about your privacy, do not understand this privacy statement, or wish to correct information you have submitted to our website call us at (512) 489-1692 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.