Privacy / HIPAA Policy

Advanced Orthopaedics…excellence in orthopaedic care

PRIVACY POLICY

Our Promise to You
We respect your privacy, both online and off, and will protect your personal information accordingly. Advanced Orthopaedics…excellence in orthopaedic care:

1. We will protect your personal information to the fullest extent possible.
2. We will never sell or give any of your personally identifiable information (e.g. name, address, email address) to a third party without your permission.
3. We will use the information that you provide to us to improve your online experience while using our Site.
4. We will periodically sell or share non-identifiable aggregate data with third parties (no information that identifies any particular individual).
5. We also honor the Notice of Health Information Practices. Please click here for more information.

The details of our Privacy Policy are below. You will find the details to be consistent with the promises listed above. We appreciate that our relationship with you is built on your ability to trust how we care for you and your information.

If you feel that Advanced Orthopaedics…excellence in orthopaedic care is not abiding by its posted Privacy Policy, you should first contact Advanced Orthopaedics…excellence in orthopaedic care by email.

Signed, Advanced Orthopaedics…excellence in orthopaedic care Effective Date: November 1, 2000 Revision Date: October 1, 2001

PRIVACY POLICY DETAILS
As a provider of medical content, we understand the sensitive nature of each communication and transaction that we have with you.

Please note that this Privacy Policy does not apply to information users reveal to Advanced Orthopaedics…excellence in orthopaedic care outside of the Site via email or by other methods. Any information that is provided as part of normal patient-physician communications is governed by applicable patient confidentiality laws.

Disclosure of Information
Unless otherwise identified in this paragraph, Advanced Orthopaedics…excellence in orthopaedic care will not disclose, without a user’s prior consent, any medical or other identifiable information gathered from our users on this site that could be used to identify or contact our users (personal information). In limited circumstances, we may release personal information to third parties (1) to comply with valid legal requirements such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order, or (2) in special cases, such as a physical threat to our users or others. We do have third party relationships with vendors that operate and maintain our Site, that may result in them having access to user information. We require that each of our vendors not use or disclose user information beyond what is reasonably necessary to perform the functions and operations on behalf of Advanced Orthopaedics…excellence in orthopaedic care. Third party vendors are forbidden from disclosing a user’s personal information to other entities without authorization from us and/or the user.

Cookies
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing user session information. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our Site, but this information does allow us to dynamically generate content on web pages specifically for the user. We may use information provided by users to create a personalized user experience. Other sites that users might link to from our Site may also use cookies when a user accesses their site. We are unable to control their use of cookies or how they manage the information they gather. We have no control over, nor have we endorsed their privacy policies.

Links on our Site
This Site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our Site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Site.

Security
Our Site is hosted by a third party organization that uses SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online. If a user has any concerns regarding the security of information, the user should not provide any information until the user is comfortable with our security measures. Please send Advanced Orthopaedics…excellence in orthopaedic care concerns or questions by sending an email to the privacy adminstrator.