Privacy Policy

The privacy of your personal health information is covered under our HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices.

Heart & Vascular Care Consultants, LLC is committed to protecting the privacy of all visitors to its website (the “Website”). This website privacy policy below (the “Website Privacy Policy”) explains how we gather and disseminate personal information, other than health information, that we gather from you on this Website.

What Information We Collect

You are not required to give us any personal identifying information, such as name, e-mail address, physical address or other unique identifying information, to visit the Website. If you choose not to provide such information, you can still visit the Website. However, our system routinely collects information about origin and site navigation of Website visitors, including, but not limited to, a visitor’s IP address, domain name, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), etc. This information is used only to help us continually modify and tailor the site based on use patterns and is not linked to any personal identifying information. We do not collect any identifying or personal data of Website visitors unless that information is submitted as part of a request for service or information.

When you visit the Website or open an e-mail or newsletter, we may send you a “cookie.” We uses cookies on the Website.  Cookies are files that web browsers place on a computer’s hard drive and are used to tell us whether patients and visitors have previously visited the Website.  They enable us to customize your visit to the Website to make your experience easier and more meaningful and to enable certain technical operations. Usage of cookies is not linked to any personally identifiable information while on the Website.

How We Will Use The Information

Information about Website use patterns will be utilized by the web team and other appropriate Heart & Vascular Care Consultants, LLC staff to modify and enhance the Website. Identifying individual information (such as name, e-mail, and address) will be used only if requested by the visitor.

Is Information on Children Collected or Used?

The Website is a general audience website. We do not knowingly collect any personal information from children under the age of thirteen and otherwise comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, as amended from time to time.  To the extent that we later learn that any personally identifiable information has been inadvertently collected from a child under the age of thirteen, we will promptly delete such information.

With Whom Will The Information Be Shared?

Heart & Vascular Care Consultants, LLC does not knowingly sell or distribute any personal information to any third parties, other than for its own legitimate business purposes or as otherwise stated in this Website Privacy Policy. We may, however, employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf, such as to process credit card payments, send postal mail and e-mail, analyze data, and provide customer service.  To perform these functions, these companies and individuals may have access to your information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes. In addition, we may also disclose information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with legal requirements, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Heart & Vascular Care Consultants, LLC, our employees, patients, visitors or others.

E-mail Security

We offer opportunities to communicate with Heart & Vascular Care Consultants, LLC by e-mail. Because normal e-mail is not encrypted, the possibility exists that unauthorized individuals may intercept e-mail messages. It is recommended that you do not send sensitive personal health information to Heart & Vascular Care Consultants, LLC using unsecured means. Heart & Vascular Care Consultants, LLC is not responsible for the privacy of e-mail messages other than those stored in our system.

Links to Third Party Websites

Our Website may contain links to other websites.  Please be aware that Heart & Vascular Care Consultants, LLC is not responsible for the privacy practices and security policies of such other entities or the policies, content, and practices of other websites. To the extent you visit websites other than this Website, including any websites that are accessible through links on this Website, we strongly encourage you to read the terms and privacy statements of each and every such website because your use of third-party websites and the use of your information provided when visiting those websites will not be governed by this Website Privacy Policy. This Website Privacy Policy applies solely to this website and the policies and practices of Heart & Vascular Care Consultants, LLC.

Notification of Changes

If we change this Website Privacy Policy, we will post those changes on the Website so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. Any such changes shall be effective as of the date they are posted on the website.

Privacy of Health Information

The privacy of your personal health information is covered under our HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices.

Questions

If you have any questions about our privacy policy or our use of information gathered through our web site, please contact us at (215) 600-2332

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