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Privacy Statement

This Privacy Statement covers how the Oregon Medical Board treats personal information that we collect and receive, including information related to your past use of our services. We are committed to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion in all aspects of our operations. This equity statement underscores our dedication to ensuring that our data practices reflect these values, and that all individuals, regardless of their background, have fair access to the benefits of data use while being protected from harm.

This policy was last updated on August 19, 2010.


Links to Other Sites Disclaimer

This site has links to other websites as a convenience to our customers. These include links to websites operated by other government agencies, nonprofit organizations and private businesses. When you use one of these links, you are no longer on this site and this Privacy Statement will not apply. When you link to another website, you are subject to the privacy policy of that new site.  

When you follow a link to one of these sites neither the State of Oregon, nor any agency, officer, or employee of the State of Oregon warrants the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information published by these external sites, nor endorses any content, viewpoints, products, or services linked from these systems, and can not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of their information. Portions of such information may be incorrect or not current.


Information Collected When You Browse 

If you do nothing during your visit to this website but browse or download information, we may automatically collect and store the standard data collected by all web server software. That information may include the following:  

  • The Internet Protocol (IP) address and domain name used.  The IP address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet service provider or directly to your computer.  We use the Internet IP to respond to your browser request.  Example:;
  • The domain name (DNS) assigned on the Internet to your IP Address (if there is one).  Example:;
  • The type of browser and operating system you used.  Example:  Mozilla/4.0;
  • The date and time you visited this site;
  • The web pages or services you accessed; and
  • The website you visited prior to coming to this website. (Note: This allows summary analysis of how visitors get to our site, i.e., from a search engine, from a link on another site, etc.)


Use of Information   

We do not track individual user navigation choices.  We may, however, summarize the information listed above to determine:

  • What organizations constitute our most frequent users to better target our content;
  • What browsers are used on our site to determine usability for different browsers; and
  • The use of our pages.

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this site may monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.  If security monitoring reveals evidence of possible abuse or criminal activity, system personnel may provide the results of such monitoring to appropriate officials.  Except for authorized law enforcement investigations no attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits.  Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the state law and federal statutes including the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996. 


Personal Information and Nondisclosure 

"Personal information" is information about a natural person that is readily identifiable to that individual, such as an individual's name, address and telephone number.  Such personal information may be exempt from disclosure if disclosure would constitute an unreasonable invasion of privacy under the circumstances.  A domain name or Internet Protocol (IP) address is not considered personal information.  Most information collected by state government is assumed to be open to the public unless specifically exempted.  ORS Chapter 192 contains the Oregon Public Records Law.  Under this law, individuals are permitted to request that public officials not disclose a public record that contains their home address and telephone number under certain circumstances.  ORS 192.445 specifies how to request non-disclosure. 


Email Addresses 

If you communicate with us via e-mail or provide us with your email addresses, your e-mail may be collected and stored for future communications with you, but in all other respects we do not collect or store your e-mail address. 


Public Disclosure 

All information collected at this site becomes a public record unless an exemption in law exists. ORS Chapter 192 contains the Oregon Public Records Law.  In the State of Oregon, laws exist to ensure that government is open and that the public has a right to access appropriate records and information possessed by state government.  There are exceptions to the public's right to access public records that serve various needs including the privacy of individuals.  Both state and federal laws provide exceptions.  We may request personally identifiable information from you in order to provide requested services, but such information is handled as it would be on an in-person visit to a governmental office. 


Requesting Personal Information Inspection 

You have the right to review information collected about you by this site. Contact the agency that provides the service you requested. 


Secure Transmission 

For secured-data transmission, this site uses the industry standard encryption software, Secure Socket Layer (SSL).  The URL in your browser will change to "HTTPS" instead of "HTTP" when this security feature is invoked.  Your browser may also display a lock or key symbol on its task bar to indicate invoked secure transmission.  If these indicators are not present, any information is susceptible to interception by other parties.  Most internet e-mail communication will not be secure.  If you are communicating sensitive information, please consider sending it by postal mail.



A cookie file is a small text file created by a website on your computer hard drive that contains unique information the site can use to track such things as passwords, lists of pages you have visited, the date that you last looked at a specific page or to identify your session at a particular website.  Commercial sites often use cookies to identify the items selected for a specific shopping cart application.  Cookies will be clearly marked.  While most browsers have an option that allows you to control the use of cookies, their use might provide some features that can not be used if cookies are turned off.  Each application start page where cookies are used will have a specific statement that explains the use of the cookies, what information is being stored and whether the information is deleted or retained for future use when you complete your session.  The domain under this Privacy Statement uses cookies. 


Advertising Disclaimer prohibits advertising by private entities on its websites. does not endorse or sponsor the products, services or information appearing on privately owned websites. 


Changes to This Privacy Statement 

We will occasionally update this privacy statement to reflect changes in our services.  When we post changes to this Privacy Statement, we will revise the "last updated" date at the top of this statement.  We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Statement to be informed of how we handle your information. 

Oregon Medical Board
1500 SW 1st Ave, Suite 620 
Portland, OR 97201  
(971) 673-2700