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TopSurgeonStats LLC Privacy Policy

TopSurgeonStats LLC. (“TopSurgeonStats LLC,” “We,” “Us” or “Our“) has developed for the benefit of the users of its website (“You,” “Your” and “Yourself“) at http://www.TopSurgeonStats.com (the “Site”) this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy“) to demonstrate Our serious commitment to protecting the privacy of the information that We collect through the Site. This Privacy Policy summarizes how TopSurgeonStats LLC handles the personally identifying information that You may voluntarily provide when You use the Site and that We may automatically collect when You visit the Site (“Personal Information“).

If You are accessing, using or browsing this Site on behalf of an individual other than Yourself, which may be either a natural person or an entity other than Yourself:

This Site is controlled and operated by TopSurgeonStats LLC from its offices within the United States.  Accordingly, this Privacy Policy, and how TopSurgeonStats LLC handles the information that You may voluntary provide when You use the Site and information that We may automatically collect when You visit the Site, is governed by United States federal and state laws, and not by the laws of any country, territory or jurisdiction other than the United States and its states.  We make no representations that the Site is appropriate or available for use outside of the United States. Access to the Site from territories where its contents or purpose is illegal is prohibited.  Those who choose to access the Site are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws and regulations.

Your use of this Site will be deemed conclusively to constitute Your acceptance of and agreement to this Privacy Policy and all portions hereof.

TopSurgeonStats LLC reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change this Privacy Policy at any time. If We decide to change the Privacy Policy, We will then post the changes in appropriate places on the Site so that You are aware of the changed Privacy Policy. Your continued use of the Site after the Effective Date for any such changes to the Privacy Policy will be deemed conclusively to constitute Your acceptance of and agreement to the changed Privacy Policy; consequently, You should frequently review this Privacy Policy.

What Personal Information does TopSurgeonStats LLC collect?

TopSurgeonStats LLC collects several types of Personal Information:  personally identifying information that cannot be traced back to You; personally identifying information that can be traced back to You; and personally identifying information that can be traced back to You and that includes or is linked or associated with health-related information.

You can access and browse the Site at any time without providing Personal Information that can be traced back to You.

To use some of its services and access certain areas of the Site, You must provide Personal Information that can be traced back to You, such as full name, street address and zip code, telephone number, e-mail, gender, date of birth, insurance coverage, social history and known health characteristics and medical needs. We collect this Personal Information that You voluntarily provide through the use of on-line data entry, survey, product purchase and registration forms. TopSurgeonStats LLC gathers most of this Personal Information from You during an initial voluntary User registration process for the Site. TopSurgeonStats LLC also occasionally asks You for Personal Information at other times, including when You complete optional survey forms, fill out optional contact forms for additional information on particular products and services or use a particular service. Accordingly, You can determine to a large extent what Personal Information You wish to submit on a voluntary basis to TopSurgeonStats LLC.

In our surveys you can choose to enter information for us to contact you. This personally identifying information that You submit with the survey can be traced back to You and will include or be linked or associated with health-related information, such as physical or mental health conditions and the treatment of these conditions and other health-related information that You choose to share with Us. The combination of this Personal Information with health-related information provided by You with the Appointment Materials is called “Protected Health Information” and is subject to special rules under a federal law called the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 or “HIPAA“, for short. TopSurgeonStats LLC treats all personally identifying information received from You with the Appointment Materials or created from Your use of the Appointment Services as Protected Health Information, regardless of whether an appointment is scheduled or a scheduled appointment is fulfilled. Personal Information that includes or is linked or associated with health-related information that You submit elsewhere on the Site without the Appointment Materials is not Protected Health Information and is not treated as such by TopSurgeonStats LLC or under HIPAA. The Privacy Policy’s references to “HIPAA” are to this law and the various laws that have amended it, including most recently the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act.

When You visit the Site, TopSurgeonStats LLC may also automatically collect with Cookies, and similar technology, Personal Information about Your use of the Site. This Personal Information cannot be traced back to You. Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by Your web browser software on Your computer’s hard drive or temporarily in Your computer’s memory. TopSurgeonStats LLC also automatically collects the location of Your computer on the Internet, known as Your internet protocol address (“IP Address“), when You visit the Site.

What about the collection of Personal Information from children?

You must be 18 years of age or older to use the Site. If TopSurgeonStats LLC learns that it has received any Personal Information from anyone who is not at least age 18, We will delete that information from TopSurgeonStats LLC’ database.

Why does TopSurgeonStats LLC need Your Personal Information?

TopSurgeonStats LLC regularly makes improvements to the Site to provide its many users with a more personalized, relevant and intelligent service. The collection of Personal Information greatly assists TopSurgeonStats LLC in this improvement process by identifying the interests and needs of the many users to this Site. Collection of Personal Information also assists TopSurgeonStats LLC by allowing it and its affiliates to advertise its products and/or services in a more efficient manner. Through the use of Cookies and on-line data entry, survey, product purchase and registration forms, TopSurgeonStats LLC may monitor, in aggregate and individual form, Personal Information. Although Our primary goal in collecting Personal Information is to deliver a customized and personalized service to the users of the Site, TopSurgeonStats LLC may also use Personal Information to:  (i) send users e-mail notification of new features or information available through the Site or that TopSurgeonStats LLC otherwise feels might be of interest to users of this Site; and (ii) allow third party advertisers and retailers, and their affiliates, offering goods or services that TopSurgeonStats LLC thinks might be of interest to users to deliver relevant information and offers to users. TopSurgeonStats LLC collects IP addresses for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes and to report aggregate information to Our advertisers and others.

What should You know about Cookies?

TopSurgeonStats LLC may place and store Cookies on a user’s computer hard drive. Cookies enable TopSurgeonStats LLC to personalize a user’s viewing experience on this Site. When a user revisits this Site, TopSurgeonStats LLC can recognize the user by the Cookie and customize accordingly the user’s experience at this Site. For example, TopSurgeonStats LLC uses Cookies to recognize user access privileges to this Site, track Site usage and traffic patterns, add advertisements for goods or services of interest based on the information submitted by, or inferred by the actions of, the user, and estimate this Site’s audience size. TopSurgeonStats LLC also uses Cookies to store user names and passwords that are supplied at registration. If TopSurgeonStats LLC utilizes Cookies in connection with the collection of information for third parties (that is, advertisers) the relevant advertiser(s) may receive electronic notification when a user views the advertisement.

Other than for the Appointment Services, TopSurgeonStats LLC may use third party network advertisers to serve advertisements on the Site and may use a traffic measurement service to analyze traffic on the Site. Network advertisers are third parties that display advertisements based on Your visits to the Site and other web sites You have visited, which advertisements might be based on information submitted by, or inferred by the actions of, You on the Site. Third-party ad serving enables Us to target advertisements to You for products and services in which You might be interested. Although third party advertisers and other companies do not have access to Cookies set by the Site, the Site’s third party ad network providers, the advertisers, the sponsors and/or traffic measurement services may themselves set and access their own Cookies on Your computer if You choose to have Cookies enabled in Your browser. Among other things, these third party Cookies are set to help deliver advertisements to You that You might be interested in, to prevent You from seeing the same advertisements too many times and to conduct research regarding the usefulness of certain advertisements to You. Note that any images (or any other parts of a web page) served by third parties in association with third party Cookies may serve as web beacons, which enable third parties to carry out the previously described activities. Third party Cookies and web beacons are governed by each third party’s specific privacy policy, not this Privacy Policy. While We may use a variety of companies to serve advertisements on the Site, You may wish to visit http://www.networkadvertising.org, which provides information regarding third party advertising and the “opt-out” procedures of certain third party ad servers We may use.

To learn more about Cookies, please visit http://allaboutcookies.org/.  Although most web browsers are initially set up to accept Cookies, if You prefer, You may decline the placement of a Cookie on Your hard drive by using the appropriate feature(s) of Your web browser software (if available) to delete the Cookie. But You should understand that certain areas within this Site may not function properly if the web browser will not accept Cookies.

Does TopSurgeonStats LLC disclose Your Personal Information to third parties?

TopSurgeonStats LLC may share Your Personal Information: (i) with third parties who have agreements with Us, including marketers, advertisers and other health service providers; (ii) if TopSurgeonStats LLC is required by law to do so, including laws outside Your country of residence; (iii) in the event of a transfer of ownership of TopSurgeonStats LLC, merger or other similar transaction (including one in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings); or (iv) as otherwise set forth in this Privacy Policy, including as set forth below. Note, however, that TopSurgeonStats LLC is not and cannot be responsible for the activities or privacy policies of any third party with whom Your Personal Information is shared.

How does TopSurgeonStats LLC use and disclose Your Protected Health Information?

TopSurgeonStats LLC’ use and disclosure of Your Protected Health Information is governed by HIPAA.

We may disclose your protected health information to your healthcare Provider. This means that TopSurgeonStats LLC may only use and disclose Your Protected Health Information on behalf of, or to provide services to, the Healthcare Provider for the purpose of obtaining patient feedback.

The descriptions in this Privacy Policy of the HIPAA responsibilities and obligations of TopSurgeonStats LLC and any Subcontractor do not provide any right to You under this Privacy Policy, HIPAA or any other law.

As a Business Associate of a particular Healthcare Provider, TopSurgeonStats LLC may be permitted to de-identify Your Protected Health Information created or received by Us for that Healthcare Provider. This De-Identified Information must be created according to criteria prescribed by HIPAA so that there is no reasonable basis to believe that this information can be traced back to You. TopSurgeonStats LLC may use and disclose any such De-Identified Information in the same manner as Personal Information under this Privacy Policy.

What does TopSurgeonStats LLC do to keep Your Personal Information and Protected Health Information Secure?

On this Site and within TopSurgeonStats LLC, We seek to use appropriate administrative, technical and physical security measures to reasonably safeguard Your Personal Information and Protected Health Information under Our control from unauthorized use, release or access. For example, TopSurgeonStats LLC grants access to any stored Personal Information and Protected Health Information only to authorized personnel. Moreover, when You register on-line or accesses Your account information through this Site, TopSurgeonStats LLC offers You the ability to use a secure server. The secure server encrypts all information that You input before it is sent to TopSurgeonStats LLC.

Please be advised, however, that although TopSurgeonStats LLC has endeavored to create a secure and reliable Site for its users, the confidentiality and security of any communication or material transmitted to or from TopSurgeonStats LLC via this Site or e-mail cannot be guaranteed to be 100% secure at any time. When disclosing any Personal Information or Protected Health Information, You should remain mindful of the fact that it is potentially accessible to the public, and consequently, can be collected and used by others without Your consent. Accordingly, You should consider carefully if You want to submit sensitive information that You would not want disclosed to the public and should recognize that Your use of the Internet and this Site is solely at Your risk. You, alone, are ultimately responsible for maintaining the secrecy for all Your Personal Information including Your Protected Health Information. TopSurgeonStats LLC has no responsibility or liability to anyone for the security of Your Protected Health Information or any of Your Personal Information transmitted via the Internet. TopSurgeonStats LLC urges all of its users to be careful and responsible whenever they are on-line.

If You have any reason to believe that Your interaction with TopSurgeonStats LLC through this Site is no longer secure, please immediately notify Us of this problem as described in the “Further questions or comments?” section below.

What should You know about external web sites?

To the extent hyperlinks are utilized to access other, third party, websites, including links provided as automated search results, You should be aware that these third party web sites are not controlled by TopSurgeonStats LLC and, therefore, are not subject to this Privacy Policy. You should review the applicable terms and policies of each linked site visited before providing any personally identifiable information. In those cases where TopSurgeonStats LLC has entered into agreements with third parties, where useful items and other tools are made available to You, see the “What about information You enter into Third Party Programs included in TopSurgeonStats LLC’ Site?” section below.

Can You opt-out of TopSurgeonStats LLC’ use and disclosure of Your Personal Information?

As described in the “Why does TopSurgeonStats LLC need Your Personal Information?” section above, the collection, use and disclosure of Your Personal Information greatly assist TopSurgeonStats LLC in creating a more personalized, relevant and intelligent service for You. Without Your Personal Information, We could not deliver to You in the most beneficial way TopSurgeonStats LLC’ valuable content and services.

As discussed above in the “What Personal Information does TopSurgeonStats LLC collect?” section, registration and provision of Personal Information that can be traced back to You is voluntary. In other words, You must “opt-in” to Our use and disclosure of Your Personal Information for the marketing and other purposes described in this Privacy Policy.  If You opt-in to Our use or sharing of Your Personal Information, You can later change Your mind and opt-out. You may immediately opt-out:

Please note that if You opt-out as described above, TopSurgeonStats LLC will not be able to remove Your Personal Information from the databases of Our affiliates or unaffiliated third parties with whom We have already shared Your Personal Information as of the date of Your opt-out request. Please also note that if You do opt-out of receiving marketing-related messages from Us, TopSurgeonStats LLC may still send administrative messages to You. You cannot opt-out from receiving administrative messages from TopSurgeonStats LLC.

Do You have the ability to access, change or remove Your Personal Information?

If You wish to restrict the uses and disclosures of Your Protected Health Information, amend, or receive an accounting of the disclosures of Your Protected Health Information, then, You must do so through Your Healthcare Provider.

Further questions or comments?

TopSurgeonStats LLC welcomes Your questions and comments about this Privacy Policy or the use of Your Personal Information or Protected Health Information. Please send any questions or comments to TopSurgeonStats LLC to the e-mail request to TopSurgeonStats@gmail.com

Date Last Updated: July 1at, 2014

 

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