Privacy Policy

Internet Privacy Policy

Information about your privacy on DesertVeinSpecialists.com.

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.

1. Notice
This policy tells you, among other things, who operates this website, for whom it is operated, 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 us at info@desertveinspecialists.com if you have any questions regarding its contents.

Website
This website is operated by CreativeTake Medical on behalf of Desert Vein & Vascular Institute. The site’s content has been reviewed and approved by representatives of Desert Vein & Vascular Institute, who assume all responsibility for the accuracy of information contained herein.

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 and some limited medical-symptom data. Some of 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 website 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 use of any information you provide is governed by an Agreement for Marketing Services between Desert Vein & Vascular Institute. This agreement provides for appropriate safeguards and protections outlined by HIPAA to ensure the safety of your personal health information. The only use of this PHI is to pass it along to Desert Vein & Vascular Institute for follow-up and contact, and to maintain archived copies at CreativeTake Medical or selectively approved service providers 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 dollar amount of sales conducted through this 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 and fellow users with a better experience at Desert Vein & Vascular Institute through more accurate marketing and advertising of our website.

Disclosure of Information
Aside from the parties mentioned above, we will not disclose your personal information to anyone else, unless compelled by law: We may disclose information to fulfill certain legal and regulatory requirements or if we believe, in good faith, that such disclosure is legally required or necessary to protect others’ rights or to prevent harm.

2. Access
At any time after you have logged on to our site, you may contact us at info@desertveinspecialists.com to request access to information we have collected regarding you or to notify us of changes to such information. If you request any such changes, we will contact you by email or fax to confirm those changes. Once confirmed, any new item of information will replace the corresponding information previously provided.

3. Security
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 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 policy was posted on February 1, 2015. Data will be handled in accordance with the policy in effect.

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