During your visit to West Bloomfield Internal Medicine’s 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 with a health care professional for all matters relating to personal medical and health care issues.
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. West Bloomfield Internal Medicine protects covered health and medical information as required by HIPAA and applicable state law. Similarly, West Bloomfield Internal Medicine may use covered health and medical information as permitted by HIPAA and applicable state law.
To read more about West Bloomfield Internal Medicine’s privacy practices regarding health and medical information under HIPAA, please click here Notice of Privacy Practices [PDF]. In the event of any conflict between West Bloomfield Internal Medicine’s HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices and this Website Privacy Statement, the terms of our HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices shall control.
No transmission of data over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure. West Bloomfield Internal Medicine 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 Web site.
Information Collection and Storage
Personally Identifiable Information: West Bloomfield Internal Medicine does not collect information that personally identifies you unless you choose to provide it to West Bloomfield Internal Medicine (for example, Web pages that allow you to register for a class, complete an online job application or send an e-mail message). The personal information you submit is shared only with those people at West Bloomfield Internal Medicine who need this information to respond to your question or request, and as otherwise permitted by law to allow West Bloomfield Internal Medicine 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: West Bloomfield Internal Medicine collects information that does not personally identify you for various purposes (for example, website usage, traffic patterns, site performance and related statistics based on your visits to our website).
West Bloomfield Internal Medicine collects some of this information using persistent “cookies” to recognize a repeat visitor and gather general information about how the site is viewed. West Bloomfield Internal Medicine also collects and logs the IP address of each visitor to gather aggregate data on visitors to our site. Keep in mind that neither cookies nor IP addresses are used to collect any personal information from you.
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.
At times, a representative from West Bloomfield Internal Medicine’s website may wish to deliver information to you via email. In addition, West Bloomfield Internal Medicine’s Marketing and Communications Department and/or West Bloomfield Internal Medicine Foundation may occasionally distribute news and announcements via email. Please note, West Bloomfield Internal Medicine does not sell, trade, or otherwise share our email lists with others. You may remove your name from any list you have registered for using our website’s established method.
If you receive email at work, your employer may have the right to save and read your email; similarly, your Internet service provider may have the right to save and read your email.
If you share your email account, others may view your emails.
Email can be used unknowingly to spread computer viruses.
Links to Other Websites
West Bloomfield Internal Medicine’s website contains links to other websites that are not managed or controlled by West Bloomfield Internal Medicine. These links are provided for your convenience only. West Bloomfield Internal Medicine does not review, endorse or take responsibility for the content of these other websites. West Bloomfield Internal Medicine bears no responsibility for the content in any linked websites–whether West Bloomfield Internal Medicine provides a link or a third party links to West Bloomfield Internal Medicine’s website. If you decide to access any of the third party sites linked to West Bloomfield Internal Medicine’s website, you do this entirely at your own risk. It is up to you to take precautions to ensure that the third party you link to for your use is free of computer viruses, worms, trojan horses and other items of a destructive nature. If you choose to access such sites, you are subject to the privacy policies of those sites.
If you transmit or provide data to West Bloomfield Internal Medicine, it is confidential
West Bloomfield Internal Medicine does not sell or publish peoples’ personal information and financial information collected via any of West Bloomfield Internal Medicine’s websites.
Information from Children
West Bloomfield Internal Medicine’s 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 West Bloomfield Internal Medicine has collected personal information from a child under the age of 13 through this website, please contact West Bloomfield Internal Medicine immediately.
Printing or Downloading Information
Unless otherwise stated, you may print or download information from West Bloomfield Internal Medicine’s 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 West Bloomfield Internal Medicine at: info@West Bloomfield Internal Medicine.org.