We have created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our practice's commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this Web site. The information we receive depends upon what you do when visiting our Web site.
We collect and store only this general information about you: the name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example, aol.com, if you are connecting from an America Online account, or Princeton.edu if you are connecting from Princeton University's domain); the date and time you access our site; and the Internet address of the Web site from which you linked directly to our site. This does not identify you, personally.
We use the information we collect to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, and to help us make our site more useful to you and other visitors.
You may also decide to send us personally identifying information, for example an electronic mail message containing a question or contacting us through a form on our web site. This information is used only for the internal purpose of serving our patients' needs better. This information is not shared with any other organization(s) without your explicit written request. We want to be very clear: We will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us.
WARNING: This site may contain links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.
Advanced Specialty Care is providing information and services on the Internet as a benefit and service. Advanced Specialty Care makes no representations about the suitability of this information and these services for any purpose.
Information accuracy: While Advanced Specialty Care attempts to convey accurate and current information on this site, this information may contain typographical errors or technical errors. You are advised to confirm the accuracy of any information presented on this site before relying on it in any way.
This information is provided by Advanced Specialty Care for educational purposes only. Any information provided in this Web site should not be considered medical advice or a substitute for a consultation with a physician or surgeon.
Privacy Protection Policy in Regard to the Confidentiality of Social Security Numbers and the Protection of Other Personal Information
Advanced Specialty Care collects and uses Social Security Numbers and other personal information for purposes of assuring the proper identification of patients for patient-related health care operations, and of employees and staff for purposes of personnel and other health care operations.
Any employee or staff member who improperly uses social security numbers or other personal information is subject to corrective action, which could include discharge. Improper use of social security numbers or other personal information also may result in civil penalties or criminal prosecution under State law.
"Personal Information" means information capable of being associated with a particular individual through one or more identifiers, including, but not limited to, a Social Security number, a driver's license number, a state identification card number, an account number, a credit or debit card number, a passport number, an alien registration number or a health insurance identification number. It does not include publicly-available information that is lawfully made available to the general public from federal, state or local government records or widely-distributed media.
It is the Policy of Advanced Specialty Care to protect the privacy of personal information including Social Security Numbers. Use and disclosure of personal information shall be in accordance with the provisions of applicable law, and Advanced Specialty Care policies.
It is the further Policy of ASC to: (1) Protect the confidentiality of Social Security Numbers; (2) prohibit the unlawful disclosure of Social Security Numbers; and (3) limit access to Social Security Numbers to employees engaged in health care operations.
This Policy is not in any manner intended to alter, limit, or qualify other ASC Policies addressing confidentiality and protected health care information.
Effective Date: 10/1/2008