Privacy & Non-Discrimination Policy
We respect patient confidentiality and we are required by the State of Illinois and Federal law to maintain the privacy of your protected health information (PHI). Your health record contains PHI about you, including demographic information, that may identify you and that relates to your past, present or future physical or mental health or condition and related health care services. We are required to follow the privacy practices described in this Notice, though we reserve the right to change our privacy practices and the terms of this Notice at any time. The new notice will be effective for all PHI that we maintain at that time. Should our privacy notice change, we will post any revision below:
You may also receive a copy by contacting our offices to have your copy mailed to you or you may request one at the time of your next appointment.
In order to protect the privacy of patients, employees and visitors, Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush expressly prohibits patients and visitors from the use of all recording devices while on Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush premises. This includes, but is not limited to, the use of microphones, cell phone recording applications, or any video or audio equipment. We thank you for your cooperation.
Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush complies with Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you fill out a contact form on our site your information will be sent to our appointment manager. The information will be retained in our database, but not on our website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
We will not disclose your personal data to third parties except as follows:
- when we believe disclosure is reasonably required to comply with any law or legal request;
- to enforce our legal and contractual rights, or to protect the rights and safety of others;
- to third parties who help us provide any part of the Site or the Services, to the limited extent required for such help, and on condition that they may not further disclose your data or use it for any other purpose; or
- as part of a sale of our assets or a merger of our company.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.