During your visit to Suncoast Medical Group’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 healthcare professional for all matters relating to personal medical and health care issues.
Health and Medical Information
Certain health and medical information about you are 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. Suncoast Medical Group protects covered health and medical information as required by HIPAA and applicable state law. Similarly, Suncoast Medical Group may use covered health and medical information as permitted by HIPAA and applicable state law.
No transmission of data over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure. Suncoast Medical Group 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: Suncoast Medical Group does not collect information that personally identifies you unless you choose to provide it to Suncoast Medical Group (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 Suncoast Medical Group who need this information to respond to your question or request, and as otherwise permitted by law to allow Suncoast Medical Group 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: Suncoast Medical Group 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).
Suncoast Medical Group collects some of this information using persistent “cookies” to recognize a repeat visitor and gather general information about how the site is viewed. Suncoast Medical Group 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 Suncoast Medical Group’s website may wish to deliver information to you via email. In addition, Suncoast Medical Group’s Marketing and Communications Department and/or Suncoast Medical Group Foundation may occasionally distribute news and announcements via email. Please note, Suncoast Medical Group 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 an 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
Suncoast Medical Group’s website contains links to other websites that are not managed or controlled by Suncoast Medical Group. These links are provided for your convenience only. Suncoast Medical Group does not review, endorse, or take responsibility for the content of these other websites. Suncoast Medical Group bears no responsibility for the content in any linked websites–whether Suncoast Medical Group provides a link or a third party links to Suncoast Medical Group’s website. If you decide to access any of the third-party sites linked to Suncoast Medical Group’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 Suncoast Medical Group, it is confidential
Suncoast Medical Group does not sell or publish peoples’ personal information and financial information collected via any of Suncoast Medical Group’s websites.
Information from Children
Suncoast Medical Group’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 Suncoast Medical Group has collected personal information from a child under the age of 13 through this website, please contact Suncoast Medical Group immediately.
Printing or Downloading Information
Unless otherwise stated, you may print or download information from Suncoast Medical Group’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 Suncoast Medical Group at email@example.com
Suncoast Medical Group
1154 Lee Blvd #4
Lehigh Acres, FL 33936