Privacy Statement

Greater Austin Orthopaedics is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Greater Austin Orthopaedics Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Greater Austin Orthopaedics website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Greater Austin Orthopaedics collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Greater Austin Orthopaedics also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Greater Austin Orthopaedics. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Greater Austin Orthopaedics for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Greater Austin Orthopaedics Web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Greater Austin Orthopaedics public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Greater Austin Orthopaedics does not read any of your private online communications.

Greater Austin Orthopaedics encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Greater Austin Orthopaedics so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Greater Austin Orthopaedics is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Greater Austin Orthopaedics and Greater Austin Orthopaedics family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

Greater Austin Orthopaedics collects and uses your personal information to operate the Greater Austin Orthopaedics Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Greater Austin Orthopaedics also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Greater Austin Orthopaedics and its affiliates. Greater Austin Orthopaedics may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Greater Austin Orthopaedics does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Greater Austin Orthopaedics may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Greater Austin Orthopaedics may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Greater Austin Orthopaedics, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Greater Austin Orthopaedics does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Greater Austin Orthopaedics keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Greater Austin Orthopaedics, in order to determine what Greater Austin Orthopaedics services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Greater Austin Orthopaedics to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Greater Austin Orthopaedics Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Greater Austin Orthopaedics or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Greater Austin Orthopaedics; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Greater Austin Orthopaedics, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Greater Austin Orthopaedics Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Greater Austin Orthopaedics pages, or register with Greater Austin Orthopaedics site or services, a cookie helps Greater Austin Orthopaedics to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Greater Austin Orthopaedics Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Greater Austin Orthopaedics features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Greater Austin Orthopaedics services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

Greater Austin Orthopaedics secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Greater Austin Orthopaedics secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

Greater Austin Orthopaedics will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Greater Austin Orthopaedics encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Greater Austin Orthopaedics is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Greater Austin Orthopaedics welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Greater Austin Orthopaedics has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Greater Austin Orthopaedics at contact@gaortho.com. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.