Privacy Statement


Privacy Statement for the HeartMDPhD.com Web Site

Dr. Andrew B. Chung, MD/PhD as the sole author and administrator of HeartMDPhD.com respects your privacy and feels that protection of your privacy is one of his priorities. This Privacy Statement describes how information is collected and used at HeartMDPhD.com by Dr. Chung.

Information Collected by HeartMDPhD.com:
There are several locations at HeartMDPhD.com where you can input information about yourself. Below you will find a description of those locations and the way the information may be used.

The Guest Book
This location on HeartMDPhD.com provides a form that you can submit as a public entry in the Guest Book. This form allows you to input information such as your name, email address, and comments. Since the entries for the Guest Book are kept in the public domain and can not be modified, you are advised by Dr. Chung to not input information into the Guest Book that you consider to be private.

Listserv
This location on HeartMDPhD.com provides a form for subscribing to the web site email Listserv. This form allows you to input your name and email address. Since these entries are kept in the public domain, you are advised not to subscribe if you want to keep your name and email address private.

Protected Patient Section
This location on HeartMDPhD.com permits you to correspond with Dr. Chung. You may provide your name, telephone number, e-mail address, and health information when contacting Dr. Chung. Only Dr. Chung will have access to any information you provide. He may use this information to provide medical care to you if you are one of his patients. Occasionally, he may incorporate your comments into his web site after removing information that personally identifies you. Occasionally, Dr. Chung may disclose any information you provide to persons identified in the section of this Privacy Statement entitled "Disclosure of Information Provided to HeartMDPhD.com."

Protected Physician Section
This location on HeartMDPhD.com permits you to correspond with Dr. Chung. You may provide your name, telephone number, e-mail address, and patient information when contacting Dr. Chung. Only Dr. Chung will have access to any information you provide. He may use this information to provide consultation services to you. Occasionally, he may incorporate your comments into his web site after removing information that personally identifies you. Occasionally, Dr. Chung may disclose any information you provide to persons identified in the section of this Privacy Statement entitled "Disclosure of Information Provided to HeartMDPhD.com."

Aggregate Information
HeartMDPhD.com tracks general traffic including site usage and origination of visitors. This information is collected on an aggregate basis without information that personally identifies you. Cookies are not collected by HeartMDPhD.com.

Disclosure of Information Collected by HeartMDPhD.com
Except as set forth in this Privacy Statement or agreed to by you, Dr. Chung will not disclose to third parties information he gathers from you via HeartMDPhD.com. In some instances, he may release collected information to authorized third parties:
(1) such as other physicians involved in a patient's care
(2) such as legal entities to comply with a search warrant, subpoena or court order
(3) such as law enforcement when there is a physical threat to you or others

Links to Other Sites
This Privacy Statement applies only to your use of HeartMDPhD.com. This site contains links to other sites, including sites that may indicate a special relationship with HeartMDPhD.com. Dr. Chung is not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites. You should read the privacy policy of each site you visit to determine what information that site may be collecting about you.

Encryption
Any information you supply through HeartMDPhD.com is NOT encrypted. Thus, such information could be intercepted and read by people who are actively reviewing exchanges on the Internet.

Changing or Deleting Information
HeartMDPhD.com does not give you the opportunity to change or delete information you submit.

Changes to This Privacy Statement
Dr. Chung may change the terms and conditions of this Privacy Statement at any time by posting revisions here. By accessing or using HeartMDPhD.com, you agree to be bound by all the terms and conditions of this Privacy Statement as posted here at the time of your access or use.