Orthopaedic Associates is committed to protecting the privacy of all visitors to its Website. It is our goal to maintain compliance with the highest standards of Website privacy so our visitors may comfortably and safely use the site for a range of healthcare information needs. As used here, "Orthopaedic Associates" means Arkansas Methodist Medical Center and where appropriate, its affiliated and parent organizations.
Our system routinely collects information about origin and site navigation of Website visitors. This information is used only to help us continually modify the site based on use patterns and is not linked to any personal identifying information. We do not collect any identifying or personal data on site users unless that information is submitted as part of a request for service or information, such as requesting an appointment. Orthopaedic Associates does not currently use "cookies." A "cookie" is a text file placed on the browser of Website visitor to identify Web site use patterns.
Information about Website use patterns will be utilized by the Internet Strategies team and other appropriate Orthopaedic Associates staff to modify and enhance the Website. Identifying individual information such as name, e-mail, and address will be used only as requested by the visitor. If a visitor submits identifying information, only appropriate Orthopaedic Associates staff will be involved in implementing the requested activity.
Personal information is only collected when a request for service as been issued. Users have the option of asking that personal information be removed from our site once the service has been completed and may end any subscription or request for information by calling Human Resources 870-239-7000. If Website users do not wish to have any "cookies" attached to their browser, they may disable cookies through their browser or Internet service company.
The Orthopaedic Associates Website offers opportunities to communicate with some Orthopaedic Associates programs by e-mail. Because normal e-mail is not encrypted, the possibility exists that unauthorized individuals may intercept e-mail messages with Orthopaedic Associates. Arkansas Methodist Medical Center is not responsible for privacy of e-mail messages except those stored in our system.
Orthopaedic Associates would never ask for personal information such as social security numbers or bank account information through email communications. Should you ever receive such a request, you should contact the Internet Crime Complaint Center, which is a partnership between the FBI and the National White Collar Crime Center.
Orthopaedic Associates has the right to make changes to the Website privacy statement. Any changes shall be effective on the date posted.