Effective: Jan 01, 2012
Updated: Apr 27, 2014
Brooks Dermatology (“BD”) has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to our visitors’ and patients’ privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the BD web site and use by our offices. This policy also describes other important topics related to your privacy.
We do not sell any customer information to any third party. Neither do we provide any individually identifiable customer information to any third party except as follows:
• in response to subpoenas, court orders or legal process, or if we find that your actions on our web site violate any laws or commonly acceptable web site use practices;
• in order to finalize a payment for services requested and agreed to with your personal BD consultant. This information may be shared with your financial institution or credit card issuer as indicated;
Personally Identifiable Information:
Aestheticmedicalnetwork.com only collects the personally identifiable information that you voluntarily provide either during your visit to our website, via e-mail correspondence or during the completion of our on-line forms. This information may consist of the following: your name, address, telephone number, reason for visiting, and your e-mail address. The information you voluntarily supply will be used by BD to respond to your inquiries, supply you with requested information on BD services, to issue reminders for or to track appointments you have made with BD. Your information is considered private and confidential and treated with the strictest confidence. We will not sell or divulge any of your private information to any 3rd parties. If you are not yet a patient, but have submitted personal information to BD electronically and would like it removed or modified, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will gladly and expediently comply with your request. Please note that certain confidential patients files related to services that have been provided are part of a permanent record that must be kept in accordance with federal law.
Non-personal Automatically Retrieved information (such as that used by your browser):
We also collect general non-personal information used to help improve the navigation features of our web site. This may include items such as; browser type, IP address, external links you clicked to reach our site, and pages you visit while viewing our web site. The IP address may be stored with the personally identifiable information you provide in order to allow us to provide more finely tuned customer service both now and in the future. To administer the collection of non-personal information, authorized third parties may be utilized by BD to collect, track and process the general non-personal information described.
Some of our Web pages may set “cookies,” which are small pieces of data that may be sent to your web browser and stored on your computer. This allows our server to recognize you when you visit our web site in the future. Most web browsers can be configured to not accept cookies, or to notify you if a cookie is being sent to you. With the proper setting in your browser, you can choose to accept or reject the cookie. Cookies which are set on you computer and used within the BD website do NOT contain specific individual identity, passwords or other confidential information.
Security & Authorized Access to Information Gathered:
This site has certain security measures in place to protect against loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. We utilize a Secure Site Certificate enabling SSL encryption for your confidential information. Online servers are further protected from unauthorized electronic access by firewall technology that recognizes reports and locks out unusual or apparently un-authorized access attempts.
Databases are regularly backed up and saved to protect against loss of information. Backup storage media and online servers are maintained in a physically secured and environmentally controlled facility with monitored physical access controlled by password, biometric and physical security measures.
Access to visitor or patient information (including backup media) by staff and contractors is controlled by both policy and electronic means. Only authorized staff has access to customer data.
Individual staff members may be allowed to access only certain parts of customer information as may be required to perform their job functions. All staff or contractors with any access to customer data are under signed agreement not to misuse or disclose such information to any third party except as may be required by law or job function.
Other Important Information:
Brooks Dermatology Web site may contain links to other sites. We do not endorse or otherwise accept responsibility for the content or privacy policies of those sites.