Privacy Policy and Terms of Service

 

New River Urology (NRU) respects the privacy of visitors of our websites. The purpose of this Privacy Statement is to let you know how we handle information received from you through this website. Additionally, we inform you of the risks involved when you communicate or provide information by way of the Internet. We may change this statement, so review it as needed. By continuing to use this site, you consent to any changes to our policy or terms of use.

During your visit to our website, remember that the medical and health information presented here is intended to be general in nature, and should not be viewed as a substitute for professional advice. Please consult your doctor.

Health and Medical Information
Certain health and medical information about you is protected under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and applicable state law. This information may be provided by you online or offline, or may be collected by us from other methods such as through a health care provider. We protect covered health and medical information as required by HIPAA and applicable state law. Similarly, we may use covered health and medical information as permitted by HIPAA and applicable state law.

To read more about our privacy practices regarding health and medical information under HIPAA, please contact NRU. In the event of any conflict between our HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices and this Website Privacy Statement, the terms of our HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices control.

Security/Confidentiality
No transmission of data over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be entirely secure. NRU will, however, use a number of physical security methods (such as locks and alarm systems); electronic security methods (passwords and encryption methods); and procedural methods (rules regarding the handling and use of information) to protect the security and integrity of information submitted through this website.

Information Collection and Storage
Personally Identifiable Information: We do not collect information that personally identifies you unless you choose to provide it to us such as email or filling out an online form. The personal information you submit is shared only with those people in NRU who need this information to respond to your question or request, and as otherwise permitted by law to allow us to operate our business or to comply with applicable laws.

As used in this Privacy Statement, personal information does not include information protected under HIPAA or applicable state laws, which is protected as described in the section Health and Medical Information above.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information
The hosting service we use collects various data such as website usage, traffic patterns, site performance and related statistics based on our tracking record of your visits to our website.

NRU may collect some of this information using persistent cookies to recognize a repeat visitor; this helps us collect general information about how our site is viewed. The hosting service also collects and logs the IP address of each visitor to gather aggregate data on visitors to our site. NRU has access to that data. None of this collects any personal information from you.

Email
Most email does not provide a completely secure and confidential means of communication. It is possible that your email could be viewed inappropriately by another Internet user. If you choose to provide us with your email, any misaddressing may result in others intercepting, altering, forwarding or using the information without authorization. If you wish to keep your information completely private, you should not use email.

From time to time, a representative from NRU may wish to deliver information to you via email. Please note, we do not sell, trade, or otherwise share our email lists with others. You may remove your name from any list you have registered for by contacting NRU.

Links to Other Websites
Our website may contain links to other websites that are not managed or controlled by us. These links are provided for your convenience only. We do not review, endorse or take responsibility for the content of these other websites. If you choose to access such sites, you are subject to the privacy policies of those sites.

Information From Children
Our website is not intended to attract or collect information from children under the age of 13, unless they receive verifiable parental consent. If you think we have collected personal information from a child under the age of 13 through this website, please contact us immediately.

Terms of Use
You expressly agree that use of our website is at your sole risk and discretion. All content and other information contained on NRU website is provided on an as is basis without warranty of any kind, whether express or implied. NRU website makes no warranty that (a) the results that may be obtained from use of this website will be effective, accurate or reliable, (b) our website and content or information will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free. Our website may include technical mistakes, inaccuracies or typographical errors. NRU reserves the right to change the content and information at any time without notice.

Limitation of Liability
In no event shall this website, its owners, writers, partners, designers, affiliates, or anyone associated with the website be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, punitive damages or consequential damages of any kind, or any damages whatsoever arising out of or related to your use of this website, the content and other information obtained therein. Certain jurisdictions prohibit the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, thus the above limitations may not apply to you. Any disputes arising out of or related to your use of this website shall be governed by the laws of the USA, without regard to the conflicts of laws or provisions therein.

Printing or Downloading Information
Unless otherwise stated, you may print or download information from our website for personal, noncommercial use only. You must, however, identify the source of the material and include a statement that the materials are protected by copyright law.

Website Contact Information
If you have questions about this Privacy Statement, please contact us.