Privacy Statement

National Organization of Rheumatology Managers, a Virginia nonstock corporation, d/b/a National Organization of Rheumatology Management (NORM) is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the National Organization of Rheumatology Managers, a Virginia nonstock corporation, d/b/a National Organization of Rheumatology Management Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the National Organization of Rheumatology Managers, a Virginia nonstock corporation, d/b/a National Organization of Rheumatology Management website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

National Organization of Rheumatology Managers, a Virginia nonstock corporation, d/b/a National Organization of Rheumatology Management (NORM)  collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. NORM also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by National Organization of Rheumatology Managers, a Virginia nonstock corporation, d/b/a National Organization of Rheumatology Management. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by NORM for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the NORM Web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through National Organization of Rheumatology Managers, a Virginia nonstock corporation, d/b/a National Organization of Rheumatology Management public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: National Organization of Rheumatology Managers, a Virginia nonstock corporation, d/b/a National Organization of Rheumatology Management does not read any of your private online communications.

National Organization of Rheumatology Managers, a Virginia nonstock corporation, d/b/a National Organization of Rheumatology Management encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from NORM so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. NORM  is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the NORM and NORM  family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

National Organization of Rheumatology Managers, a Virginia nonstock corporation, d/b/a National Organization of Rheumatology Management collects and uses your personal information to operate the National Organization of Rheumatology Managers, a Virginia nonstock corporation, d/b/a National Organization of Rheumatology ManagementWeb site and deliver the services you have requested. NORM also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from NORM and its affiliates. NORM may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

National Organization of Rheumatology Managers, a Virginia nonstock corporation, d/b/a National Organization of Rheumatology Management does not release, sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. NORM may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, practice name, address, telephone number, HIN #) is not transferred to the third party, without notice to you. In addition, National Organization of Rheumatology Managers, a Virginia nonstock corporation, d/b/a National Organization of Rheumatology Management may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to NORM, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information. If you wish to opt-out please email info@normgroup.org with the subject line NORM – OptOut.

National Organization of Rheumatology Managers, a Virginia nonstock corporation, d/b/a National Organization of Rheumatology Management does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

National Organization of Rheumatology Managers, a Virginia nonstock corporation, d/b/a National Organization of Rheumatology Management keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within NORM, in order to determine what NORM services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within NORM to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

National Organization of Rheumatology Managers, a Virginia nonstock corporation, d/b/a National Organization of Rheumatology Management Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on NORM or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of NORM; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of NORM, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The National Organization of Rheumatology Managers, a Virginia nonstock corporation, d/b/a National Organization of Rheumatology Managements Web site use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize NORM pages, or register with NORM site or services, a cookie helps NORM to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same NORM Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the NORM features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cooNORM National Organization of Rheumatology Managers services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

National Organization of Rheumatology Managers, a Virginia nonstock corporation, d/b/a National Organization of Rheumatology Management secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. NORM secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol. NORM will not share payment information.

Changes to this Statement

National Organization of Rheumatology Managers, a Virginia nonstock corporation, d/b/a National Organization of Rheumatology Management will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. NORM encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how NORM is protecting your information.

Contact Information

National Organization of Rheumatology Managers, a Virginia nonstock corporation, d/b/a National Organization of Rheumatology Management welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe thatNORM has not adhered to this Statement, please contact NORM at info@normgroup.org. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.

  • As a speaker at the first ad hoc meeting of rheumatology practice managers gathered in a single small room at its infancy a decade ago, I’m amazed to see how NORM has blossomed into a high energy organization of depth and professional meetings with parallel break-out symposia between plenary sessions. NORM has truly come of age. This is where the “business” of rheumatology gets learned. The ”guildmanship” for rheumatology practice management is now strong.- Paul H. Caldron, DO, FACP, FACR, MBA, Arizona Arthritis and Rheumatology Associates
  • In a time of demanding changes in the management of medical practices in the US, NORM has been a lifesaver to the community of Rheumatology practices.  NORM has allowed our practice to stay ahead of the many demands of CMS and others payors and has ensured that our practice remains cognizant of new issues that arise in HIPPA compliance, human resources and medical billing to name a few. Sending our Practice Manager to NORM's conferences has been cost-effective and beneficial to our practice because she returns to our office with an abundance of information that otherwise would have taken months to compile. Every Rheumatology practice that wishes to stay on top of emerging issues in practice management should consider sending a member of their staff to NORM's conference.- Michael S. Rosen M.D., Chester County Rheumatology PC
  • Thanks to all those wonderful people in the NORM Network who respond to emails, offering their advice, experience, time, and support ... I haven't even been a member a full year yet and I am amazed at the dedication of everyone who responds to helping via emails and the NORM Organization itself! I have barely had a chance to explore the resources and I have yet to really dive into requests for help still I am silently learning so much and do occasionally offer what I can! Thank you all!- Cheryl Piambino, Kenneth E. Bresky, DO

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