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Effective 4-13-03

Abbreviated Notice of Privacy Practices

Our practice is committed to maintaining the privacy of your protected health information (PHI), while providing high quality medical care.  In accordance with the HIPAA regulations you will receive a full written notice of our privacy practices at your first office visit after April 14, 2003.  This notice will explain:

  • How we may use and disclose your PHI.
  • Your privacy rights regarding your PHI.
  • Our obligations concerning the use and disclosure of your PHI.

We may use and disclose your PHI for treatment, payment and health care operations (TPO) as well as other times in order to provide you with excellent service.

You have the right to inspect, copy and amend your PHI.  You have the right to request restrictions on the use of your PHI.  You have the right to an accounting of the disclosures of your PHI for other than TPO.

You have the right to complain about alleged violations to this practice’s privacy officer and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

You will receive a full Notice of Privacy Practices upon your first visit to our office.  Please read it and if you have questions, please feel free to meet with our privacy officer for clarification or assistance.

Our Policy for Protecting Your Online Privacy

This website uses Google Analytics to help analyze how users use the site. The tool uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate visitors’ use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity.

Privacy of Collected Data

We will never (and will not allow any third party to) use the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any Personally Identifiable Information (PII) of visitors to our site. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Neither we nor Google will link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of a computer user. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any Personally Identifiable Information from any source, unless you explicitly submit that information via a fill-in form on our website.

Information to opt out of Google Analytics

Information About Remarketing

This website uses Google and Facebook remarketing to advertise online using text or image ads on the Google Display Network. Remarketing is a feature that lets us reach people who have previously visited our site, and show them relevant ads when they visit other sites on the Google Display Network.

For websites using remarketing, a third-party DoubleClick cookie is used to enable remarketing for products like AdWords on the Google Display Network. When someone visits our website, a few lines of code will drop an anonymous browser cookie. This cookie is a small file that stores information. The cookie will store the site visit, but does not store any sensitive information, such as visitor name, address or any other piece of information that might personally identify the visitor. The cookie will be enabled for a set period of time, such as 30 or 60 days, at which time, the cookie expires.

What is the Google Display Network?

A group of more than a million websites, videos, and apps where ads can appear. Sites in this network have partnered with Google to show relevant AdWords ads.

Remarketing Restrictions

Our website will never:

  • Run remarketing ads that collect Personally Identifiable Information (PII)
  • Create a remarketing list or ad text that specifically targets users in ways that are outlined as “prohibited” by Google

Opting out of Remarketing

Vistiors may opt out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting the Ads Preference Manager. Visitors may opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.

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