OUR PRIVACY STATEMENT

The Cleveland Spine Institue
PRIVACY STATEMENT

ClevelandSpineIntitute.com is committed to protecting your Online privacy. We feel it is important for you to know how we handle the information we receive from you via the Internet. You can visit ClevelandSpineIntitute.com without revealing any personal information. But first and foremost, once you reach our servers, by the simple act of accessing ClevelandSpineIntitute.com you acknowledge and understand that our site is explicitly informational only and not intended in any way to act as or be an alternative to direct contact medical care. This site is not for communication with ClevelandSpineIntitute.com in any form whatsoever. By using this site you agree that Direct communications with our office staff and physicians is the only agreed upon form of communication.
Any information contained on ClevelandSpineIntitute.com is not to be construed as factual
medical information that may be relevant to you or your health care.
HOW WE COLLECT AND USE INFORMATION

IP ADDRESSES

We collect and log the Internet Protocol address (IP) of all visitors to ClevelandSpineIntitute.com. An IP address is a number automatically assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet. IP addresses allow computers and servers to recognize and communicate with one another. We collect IP address information so that we can properly administer our system and gather aggregate information about how our site is being used, including the pages visitors are viewing. This aggregate information Will Not be shared with advertisers, sponsors and other businesses. To maintain your anonymity, we do not associate IP addresses with records containing personal information. We will use IP address information, however, to personally identify you in order to enforce our legal rights or when required to do so by law enforcement authorities such as an NSL (National Security Letter). You should be aware that a significant amount of data is transfered and collected with every page request and that data may be stored, cataloged, and stored on our servers or compiled in internal reports.
Wikipedia offers a good reference on header fields and the information contained and recorded.
(For More Info See:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_HTTP_header_fields). 
HOW WE USE COOKIES - WE DO NOT USE COOKIES

Also known as browser cookies or tracking cookies, cookies are small, often encrypted text files, located in browser directories. They are used by web developers to help users navigate their websites efficiently and perform certain functions.. Unlike many other websites the ClevelandSpineIntitute.com
DOES NOT EMPLOY COOKIES. 
HEALTH TOOLS INFORMATION

Beyond the necessary use of IP addresses, which are used by servers to know where you came from and where you are going on the Internet, ClevelandSpineIntitute.com does not offer or accepts communications regarding healthcare. Our site is solely an information resource. By accessing and using ClevelandSpineIntitute.com, YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS SERVICE IS NOT INTENDED NOR IMPLIED TO BE, AND YOU WILL NOT USE IT AS, A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROVIDER PRIOR TO STARTING ANY NEW TREATMENT OR WITH ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE REGARDING A MEDICAL CONDITION. NOTHING CONTAINED ON THIS WEBSITE IS INTENDED TO BE OR WILL BE USED BY YOU FOR MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS OR TREATMENT. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU SHOULD NEVER DISREGARD PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE OR DELAY IN SEEKING TREATMENT BASED ON THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE SERVICE. (For Complete Desription: Terms of Use LINK)
HOW WE PROTECT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

Once you reach our servers, the same state-of-the art security software that guards our company's essential business data protects your data as well - the most secure technology available. 
WHAT WE PROVIDE TO THIRD PARTIES

ClevelandSpineIntitute.com does not provide any third party access to your IP address
other than server maintenance and site entrance or if mandated by law enforcement.
 
USE COOKIES BY ADVERTISERS

Sites referenced from ClevelandSpineIntitute.com, their sponsors and advertisers and their ad servers may use cookies when you view pages on their site. They may use those cookies to collect non-personal information as a way of measuring the effectiveness of their advertising, or to provide advertisements about goods and services that may be of interest to you or to avoid running the same ads to you over time. We do not control these third parties' use of cookies or how they manage the non-personal information they gather through them.You should read the privacy policies of each site you visit to determine what information that site
may be collecting about you.

PAID ADVERTISEMENT

There are no paid advertisements on ClevelandSpineIntitute.com. 
AGGREAGTE INFORMATION

Information is collected when you access our webpage. This is backbone information use that the world wide web requires to operate and includes general traffic, site usage and length-of-stay. Information may be generated in reports to improve the quality and function of our website. This sort of information is used only in aggregate and does not personally identify you and will never be disclosed to any third party. 
CHILDREN PRIVACY

This site is intended for adults age 18 and older. It is not intended for or designed to attract people under
the age of 18. We do not collect personally identifiable information from any person
we actually know to be under the age of 18.

WHAT WE ARE NOT

We are neither employees nor agents of The Cleveland Clinic Foundation or University Hospitals Systems or any other Corporation, Hospital, or Physician Group. We are engaged in the private practice of spinal medicine and spinal surgery. We offer independent 'OPINIONS' and always encourage all of our patients to seek additional second and independent opinions regarding any evaluation or treatment recommendations. We will only offer specific additional referral sources upon patient request. In that situation we make what we believe is the best choice for the patient given the underlying spinal pathology and available alternate referral sources. Patients are still encouraged to seek out their own referral sources too. Like any other treating physician these are only Opinions. 
EMAIL COMMUNICATION, NEWLETTER OR OTHER ELECTRONIC OR PRINTED MEDIA

This site is explicitly informational only and not intended in any way act as or be an alternative to direct contact medical care. Is it not for communication with ClevelandSpineIntitute.com in any form whatsoever. By using this site you agree that Direct communications with our office staff and/or physicians is the only
agreed upon form of communication.

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY OR ANY OTHER POLICY

We will occasionally update this privacy policy. You will see the word "updated" followed by the date next to the privacy policy link near the bottom of all pages on the site. If the "updated" date has changed since you last visited, you're encouraged to review the policy to be informed of how this site is protecting your information. 

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