This policy tells you, among other things, who operates this website, what information we gather from you, how we may use or disclose that information and our efforts to protect it. Please read this policy carefully, and feel free to contact our Privacy Officer at 231-733-1326 if you have any questions regarding its contents.
This website is owned and operated by Orthopaedic Associates of Muskegon. Its content has been reviewed and approved for the accuracy of information.
Types of Information Collected
In connection with your use of our site, we ask for and may collect a variety of information from and about you in different ways. For example, when you complete the contact form, we ask for and store your name, email address, phone number, other identifying contact data. Please do NOT share medical symptom data through this website as this may be considered Personal Health Information (“PHI”) and covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”).
Use of Information
The only use of this information is for follow-up and contact by Orthopaedic Associates of Muskegon, and to maintain archived copies for purposes of measurement and back-up.
We may combine your personally-identifying information, and information about your preferences and activities, with those of all or a particular group of our users to prepare collective profiles of our users and their activities. For example, we may track the number of our users who view certain pages or use certain features or compile the total amount of visit requests conducted through our site in a particular geographic region. Such information and other information we derive from individual users’ information allows us to continue to grow and provide you with quality fellow users through more accurate marketing on our website.
We may or may not use encryption methods to transmit your personal information from your computer to ours.
Please remember that you play a valuable part in security as well. After you have finished using our site, you should exit your browser so no unauthorized persons can use our site. Remember that any information you voluntarily disclose online in any news or message postings, discussion groups or chat rooms may be collected and used by others without your permission. Furthermore, if you provide any information to parties who operate websites that are linked to or from our site, different rules may apply to their collection, use or disclosure of your personal information. We encourage you to review these sites’ policies before revealing any sensitive or personal information.
Regardless of the precautions taken by you or by us, “perfect security” does not exist on the Internet. We cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you transmit such information at your own risk.
It may be necessary from time to time for us to modify this policy to reflect changes in the way we collect and use information or changes in privacy-related laws, regulations, and industry standards. Accordingly, we reserve the right to change this policy at any time by posting the revised policy on this website.