Dr. Baier’s website is designed to provide you with useful information about his practice. As a healthcare leader, Dr. Baier is committed to maintaining the privacy of website visitors.
Information We Gather
In an effort to provide our website visitors with the most useful information, we collect a limited amount of information about visits to our website, including the number of visits to the site, the date and time of day of these visits and the pages visited. This information helps us to evaluate the effectiveness of our site, improve the information available to site visitors and improve website performance.
Website Data Tracking
Our website tracking program does not provide us with personal information about our site visitors.
Secure Online Forms
If we wish to gather personal information from you, we will ask you to fill out a form on the site. Each online form on our website describes the way in which we can use the information you provide, and providing personal information to us is completely voluntary and optional. If you supply any personal information to us on these forms, we will not use this information to contact you unless you have specifically stated that we may do so. For example, with your permission, we may send your health information and health updates via a secure email portal, or we may send you reminders about check-ups and appointments.
Messages that you send to us by email (via the Contact Us links on our website pages) may not be secure. If you choose to send any confidential personal information to us via email, you accept the risk that a third party may intercept and use this information.
Use of Information
Dr. Baier is the sole owner and user of all information collected on the website. Dr. Baier does not sell, give or disclose personal information gathered on the website to any third party, except when that information is required to conduct the normal business of the practice. We will release user information when we believe it is appropriate to comply with the law or protect the interests of Dr. Baier and his practice.
Dr. Baier takes reasonable precautions to protect the personal information provided to us voluntarily by our website visitors. We protect electronic information behind a firewall and encrypt all data submitted on forms through our website. We take appropriate measures to protect user information offline. Access to personal information is restricted to only those employees and agents who need the information to perform a task. Our employee computers are password protected, and employees must log out using their passwords each time they leave their computers. All employees receive training on Dr. Baier’s privacy and security practices. Finally, the servers we use to store personal information are secured behind locked doors, and only authorized individuals have access to these servers.
Questions or Changes
If you have questions about our website policy or need to correct the personal information you have voluntarily submitted to Dr. Baier through our website, please email us, or contact us by phone or mail.
Policy Change Notification
Links to Third-Party Websites
Rights, Responsibilities and Privacy
Dr. Baier is dedicated to providing the highest quality patient care. We provide our healthcare services without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, or source of payment.
Medical Information Privacy
Dr. Baier’s policies and procedures are in full compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), the Federal regulation established to provide protections for the privacy and security of an individual’s health information.
In addition to protecting the privacy of personal medical information, HIPAA gives patients certain rights regarding their individual health information.
- The right to access your individual health information
- The right to request an amendment of your health information if you believe it is incorrect or incomplete
- The right to have an accounting of who has had access to your health information outside the parameters of payment, treatment and operations
- The right to request restrictions on who has access to your individual health information
- The right to request an alternative method of communication
- The right to file a complaint if you believe your privacy rights have been violated