Full Medical Disclaimer
“The materials on this website have been prepared for informational purposes only and do not constitute advice. You should not act or rely upon any medical information in this website without a physician’s advice. The information contained within this website is not intended to serve as a substitution for a thorough examination from a qualified healthcare provider. Display of this information is not intended to create a health care provider-patient relationship between the Hand Center of Evansville and you. Information credited to the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.
Your privacy is very important to us. At Hand Center of Evansville we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:
We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.
Like most website operators, Hand Center of Evansville collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Hand Center of Evansville’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Hand Center of Evansville’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Hand Center of Evansville may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Hand Center of Evansville also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. Hand Center of Evansville only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Hand Center of Evansville’s websites choose to interact with Hand Center of Evansville in ways that require Hand Center of Evansville to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Hand Center of Evansville gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we may ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive Hand Center of Evansville updates via email, we collect their name and emails. In each case, Hand Center of Evansville collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Hand Center of Evansville. Hand Center of Evansville does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Hand Center of Evansville may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Hand Center of Evansville may monitor the most popular pages on this site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. Hand Center of Evansville may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Hand Center of Evansville does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Hand Center of Evansville discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Hand Center of Evansville’s behalf or to provide services available at Hand Center of Evansville’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Hand Center of Evansville’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Hand Center of Evansville will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Hand Center of Evansville discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Hand Center of Evansville believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Hand Center of Evansville, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Hand Center of Evansville website and have supplied your email address, Hand Center of Evansville may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Hand Center of Evansville and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Hand Center of Evansville takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Hand Center of Evansville, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Hand Center of Evansville goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Hand Center of Evansville may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.