Hess Plastic Surgery does not collect personally identifiable information regarding the users of its Internet site – including e-mail addresses – without asking the user. In some instances, Hess Plastic Surgery may request that users voluntarily supply information, including e-mail address, street address, telephone number or other information, to allow us to personalize and enhance a users’ site visit or to provide the opportunity for follow up after the site visit. Whether users provide information is entirely voluntary.
Use of information provided
If you voluntarily provide information, you consent to the collection and use of your personally identifiable information by the practice. However, Hess Plastic Surgery does not sell or rent personal information collected through this site to anyone.
Hess Plastic Surgery may provide aggregate statistics about Web site visitors, such as volume, traffic patterns, referral sources and related site information to reputable third-party vendors, but these statistics will include no personally identifiable information about the users.
If you have voluntarily provided personally identifiable information, Hess Plastic Surgery may, from time to time, send mail or e-mail to you regarding products and services. If you do not want to receive such offers and mailings, you can easily indicate that by checking the appropriate box on the submission form.
Hess Plastic Surgery may utilize a standard Internet technology called “cookies” to collect information about how the practice’s site is accessed and utilized. Cookies can allow a web site operator to determine that a user visited the site in the past and thus save and remember preferences that the user may have set while browsing the site.
Cookies do not allow the Web site to retrieve any other data from your hard drive or obtain your e-mail address. Hess Plastic Surgery may also make use of memory-based cookies in support of authenticating the user of certain Hess Plastic Surgery web applications. While users maintain the ability to modify browser settings to either accept all cookies, notify you when a cookie is sent, or reject all cookies, it may not be possible to utilize certain Hess Plastic Surgery services which require registration if the browser is set to reject cookies.
Hess Plastic Surgery will not send you any unsolicited information via email or any other form or means regarding commercial offers or advertisements without prior consent. We value our patient's privacy and relationship and will make every attempt to safeguard this.
Because email is not a completely secure means of communication, please do not use email if you wish to keep your communications private and confidential.
This site contains links to other sites. Advice given and opinions expressed throughout providers' sites are those of the provider, not of Hess Plastic Surgery. Hess Plastic Surgery expressly disclaims all liability for any actions taken or not taken by you based upon any or all advice given or any service provided by the provider to you.
This website resource allows you to learn information related to certain health topics and find additional information by linking you to other health related web sites. Due to the nature of this web site, Hess Plastic Surgery cannot check or verify the accuracy of information contained other web sites.
The inclusion of any link to such sites does not imply endorsement, sponsorship, or recommendation by Hess Plastic Surgery of these sites. Hess Plastic Surgery does not warrant the accuracy of information obtained from these web sites. You are advised to conduct your own thorough review of the health service provider ("provider") prior to retaining or taking advice from that provider.
Hess Plastic Surgery is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites that are linked to us.
All materials on this server and this Internet site, including the site's design, layout, and organization, are owned and copyrighted by Hess Plastic Surgery and are protected by U.S. and international copyrights.
THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.
As of April 14, 2003, we are required under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to maintain the privacy of your health information, and to provide you with this Notice of Privacy Rights & Practices.
This document explains in detail how we use your Protected Health Information (PHI) which is any information about you that could identify you, your past, present, or future physical or mental health condition(s). Your acknowledgement of receipt of this document will be required the first time you receive services after April 14, 2003, at Hess Plastic Surgery.
Examples of how we can use and disclose your information without your authorization include:
ADDITIONAL USES AND DISCLOSURES:
There are additional times when we are permitted or required to use/disclose medical information without your permission. These circumstances are listed below:
YOUR RIGHTS: Under HIPAA, you have the right to request in writing:
OUR RESPONSIBILITIES: We are required by law to maintain the privacy of your medical information, to provide you with this written Notice of Privacy Rights and Practices, and to abide by the terms of the Notice currently in effect. We reserve the right to change this Notice and our privacy practices and make the new provisions effective for all information we maintain. Revised Notices will be posted in our facilities and offices, and will be available from your direct treatment provider.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: If you would like further information about your privacy rights, are concerned that we have violated your privacy rights or disagree with a decision that we made about access to your PHI, you may contact our Privacy Officer at the address or phone number below.
You may also file written complaints with the Director, Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Upon request, the Privacy Officer will provide you with the correct address for the Director. We will not retaliate against you if you file a complaint with us or with the Director.
Hess Plastic Surgery and its employees are committed to protecting patient privacy.