Online Privacy Policy Agreement

Effective October 1, 2019

Tri-County Orthopaedics(Tri-County Orthopaedics) values its users’ privacy. This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) will help you understand how we collect and use personal information from those who visit our website or make use of our online facilities and services, and what we will and will not do with the information we collect. Our Policy has been designed and created to ensure those affiliated with Tri-County Orthopaedicsof our commitment and realization of our obligation not only to meet, but to exceed, most existing privacy standards.

We reserve the right to make changes to this Policy at any given time. If you want to make sure that you are up to date with the latest changes, we advise you to frequently visit this page. If at any point in time Tri-County Orthopaedicsdecides to make use of any personally identifiable information on file, in a manner vastly different from that which was stated when this information was initially collected, the user or users shall be promptly notified by email. Users at that time shall have the option as to whether to permit the use of their information in this separate manner.

This Policy applies to Tri-County Orthopaedics, and it governs any and all data collection and usage by us. Through the use of www.tri-countyorthopaedics.com, you are therefore consenting to the data collection procedures expressed in this Policy.

Please note that this Policy does not govern the collection and use of information by companies that Tri-County Orthopaedicsdoes not control, nor by individuals not employed or managed by us. If you visit a website that we mention or link to, be sure to review its privacy policy before providing the site with information. It is highly recommended and suggested that you review the privacy policies and statements of any website you choose to use or frequent to better understand the way in which websites garner, make use of and share the information collected.

Specifically, this Policy will inform you of the following

  1. What personally identifiable information is collected from you through our website;
  2. Why we collect personally identifiable information and the legal basis for such collection;
  3. How we use the collected information and with whom it may be shared;
  4. What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data; and
  5. The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.

Information We Collect

It is always up to you whether to disclose personally identifiable information to us, although if you do so, we will keep your contact information strictly private. This website collects various types of information, such as:

  • Voluntarily provided information which may include your name, address, email address, or phone number which may be used when you opt in to provide such information

In addition, Tri-County Orthopaedicsmay have the occasion to collect non-personal anonymous demographic information, such as age or gender, as well as the type of browser you are using, IP address, or type of operating system, which will assist us in providing and maintaining superior quality service.

Please rest assured that this site will only collect personal information that you knowingly and willingly provide to us by way of surveys, completed online forms, and emails. It is the intent of this site to use personal information only for the purpose for which it was requested.

Why We Collect Information

We are collecting your data for several reasons:

  • To better understand your needs and provide you with the services you have requested;
  • To fulfill our legitimate interest in improving our services and products;
  • To contact you to fill out surveys
  • To return your inquiries made via online contact forms

The data collected from you is solely used for the purpose in which it was collected. The Tri-County Orthopaedics website only collects patient contact information where you have elected to provide such personal data via our online contact forms. This personal contact information is handled with the same care all of our patient’s personal data abiding by all HIPPA rules and regulations.

Use of Information Collected

Tri-County Orthopaedicsmay collect and may make use of personal information to ensure delivery of the services you need and request. At times, we may find it necessary to use personally identifiable information as a means to return your call/message to better assist you.

Tri-County Orthopaedicsdoes not now, nor will it in the future, sell, rent or lease any of its patient lists and/or names to any third parties. 

Tri-County Orthopaedicsmay also be in contact with you with regards to completing surveys and/or research questionnaires related to your opinion of current or potential future services that may be offered.

Disclosure of Information

Tri-County Orthopaedicsmay not use or disclose the information provided by you except under the following circumstances:

  • as necessary to provide services you have requested;
  • in other ways described in this Policy or to which you have otherwise consented;
  • as required by law, or in response to a subpoena or search warrant;
  • as necessary to enforce the Terms of Service;
  • as necessary to maintain, safeguard and preserve all the rights and property of Tri-County Orthopaedics.

Non-Marketing Purposes

Tri-County Orthopaedicsgreatly respects your privacy. We do maintain and reserve the right to contact you if needed for non-marketing purposes (such as account issues, security breaches, and/or changes in Tri-County Orthopaedicsservices and website).  In certain circumstances, we may use our website to post notices, keeping in mind the privacy of our patient’s personal data and information.

Children Under the Age of Thirteen

Tri-County Orthopaedics’s website is not directed to, and does not knowingly collect personal identifiable information from, children under the age of thirteen (13). If it is determined that such information has been inadvertently collected on anyone under the age of thirteen (13), we shall immediately take the necessary steps to ensure that such information is deleted from our system’s database, or in the alternative, that verifiable parental consent is obtained for the use and storage of such information. Anyone under the age of thirteen (13) must seek and obtain parent or guardian permission to use this website.

Unsubscribe or Opt-Out

All users and visitors to our website have the option to discontinue receiving communications from us by way of email or newsletters. To discontinue or unsubscribe from our website please send an email that you wish to unsubscribe to info@tri-countyorthopaedics.com. If you wish to unsubscribe or opt-out from any third-party websites, you must go to that specific website to unsubscribe or opt-out. Tri-County Orthopaedicswill continue to adhere to this Policy with respect to any personal information previously collected.

Links to Other Websites

Our website may contain links to other websites. Tri-County Orthopaedicsdoes not claim nor accept responsibility for any privacy policies, practices and/or procedures of other such websites. Therefore, we encourage all users and visitors to be aware when they leave our website and to read the privacy statements of every website that collects personally identifiable information. This Privacy Policy Agreement applies only and solely to the information collected by our website.

Notice of European Union Users

Tri-County Orthopaedics’s operations are located primarily in the United States. If you provide information to us, the information will be transferred out of the European Union (EU) and sent to the United States. (The adequacy decision on the EU-US Privacy became operational on August 1, 2016. This framework protects the fundamental rights of anyone in the EU whose personal data is transferred to the United States for commercial purposes. It allows the free transfer of data to companies that are certified in the US under the Privacy Shield.) By providing personal information to us, you are consenting to its storage and use as described in this Policy.

Security

Tri-County Orthopaedicstakes precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline. Wherever we collect sensitive information, that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the webpage.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers and servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment. This is all done to prevent any loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure or modification of the user’s personal information under our control.

The company also uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) for authentication and private communications to build users’ trust and confidence in the internet and website use by providing simple and secure access and communication of personal information.

Acceptance of Terms

By using this website, you are hereby accepting the terms and conditions stipulated within the Privacy Policy Agreement. If you are not in agreement with our terms and conditions, then you should refrain from further use of our sites. In addition, your continued use of our website following the posting of any updates or changes to our terms and conditions shall mean that you agree and acceptance of such changes.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Privacy Policy Agreement related to our website, please feel free to contact us at the following email, telephone number or mailing address.

Email: 
info@tri-countyorthopaedics.com

Telephone Number: 
407-323-2577

Mailing Address:
Tri-County Orthopaedics
317 N Mangoustine Ave
Sanford, Florida 32771