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Website Privacy Policy

Your privacy and the privacy of all users of this website is important to us. Accordingly, we have adopted the following privacy policy. Our policy is based on the principles of notice, access, and security, in the collection and use of all information regarding our users and their activities at our site.

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 Cookies
Use of our site requires that you accept the use of cookies, which are small data files that our Web site sends to your browser for storage on your computer’s hard drive. We use cookies to protect confidential data, track activity at our site and better serve your needs and interests.

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.

Changes To This Privacy Policy
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.

This website privacy policy was posted on March 9, 2018. Data will be handled in accordance with the policy in effect.