Privacy Policy

This website is owned and operated by Elliott M. Stein M.D. (“Elliott M. Stein M.D.” or “we”, “us” or “our”). This Privacy Policy applies to Elliott M. Stein M.D.’ website located at https://www.elliottsteinmd.com/. The Website is referred to in this Privacy Policy as the “Services.” BY ACCESSING OR USING THE SERVICES, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS PRIVACY POLICY AND THE TERMS OF USE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THIS PRIVACY POLICY OR THE TERMS OF USE, DO NOT ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICES. This Privacy Policy applies to the use of the Services and the information provided by and obtained from users of the Services. Elliott M. Stein M.D. maintains a separate policy in connection with the Health Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”).

Information That We Collect

Elliott M. Stein M.D. collects two types of information: (1) personally identifiable information that you provide voluntarily when you access certain features of the Services as noted below in this Privacy Policy, and (2) generalized usage information that we collect automatically as you access the Services.

Information That You Provide Voluntarily on the Websites

Elliott M. Stein M.D. collects personally identifiable information that you enter into data fields on the Websites. For example, when you access the “Request an Appointment” or “Schedule an Appointment” feature via a Website, you may be asked for certain personally identifiable information, including but not limited to your name and email address. Other features of the Websites may ask for other personally identifiable information necessary for the proper functionality of such features. If you decline to provide certain information while using the Websites, you may not be able to use or participate in some or all of the features offered through the Websites. We may retain email and other communications that you send us in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests, and improve the Services. Elliott M. Stein M.D. also collects and stores personally identifiable information that you enter during chats and that you enter into pre-chat surveys.

Information That You Provide Voluntarily on the Apps

Elliott M. Stein M.D. collects personally identifiable information that you enter into data fields on the Apps. For example, when you access the “Request a Consultation”, you may be asked for certain personally identifiable information, including but not limited to your name and email address. Other features of the Apps may ask for other personally identifiable information necessary for the proper functionality of such features. If you decline to provide certain information while using an App, you may not be able to use or participate in some or all of the features offered through the App. Elliott M. Stein M.D. also collects and stores personally identifiable information that you enter during chats and that you enter into pre-chat surveys.

Usage Information That Is Automatically Collected on the Websites 

When you access the Websites, Elliott M. Stein M.D. may collect certain generalized information without your actively providing such information. This information may include, for example, your browser type, and your operating system. This information may be collected using various technologies including cookies, as explained below. 

How We Use Information That We Collect

Elliott M. Stein M.D. uses the personally identifiable information that it collects to ensure the proper functionality of the Services across various devices, to process user inquiries and respond to user requests, to analyze usage trends, to improve the Services, and to develop new Services.

Elliott M. Stein M.D. employs a variety of online security measures to safeguard and keep your information private.

Elliott M. Stein M.D. processes personally identifiable information only for the purposes for which it was collected and in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Elliott M. Stein M.D. does not share your personally identifiable information with third parties without your consent, except for third-party suppliers that perform essential business or administrative services for us (for example, our online scheduling provider). Elliott M. Stein M.D. provides these suppliers only with the information they need to perform such services and asks that they either comply with this Privacy Policy or maintain comparable privacy policies that protect your personally identifiable information.

When you download and access the Apps, Elliott M. Stein M.D. may send you push notifications to alert you of important information. If you no longer wish to receive such communications from us, you may disable them at the mobile device level.

Cookies

Elliott M. Stein M.D. may place small data files, called "cookies," on your computer or other device. Cookies are a standard web technology that allow us to both store and retrieve login information on a user's system. These cookies automatically identify your browser to our server whenever you interact with a service provided on the Services. Cookies can store your preferences via a password you select to access a website. Cookies also help us review website traffic patterns and improve the Websites. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you usually can change your browser setting to prevent the acceptance of cookies, although this may prevent you from using some of the features of the Services. It is important to note that information collected through cookies is not linked to any personally identifiable information.

Third-Party Websites

In order to provide you with other valuable information, Elliott M. Stein M.D. may provide links to third-party websites outside the Elliott M. Stein M.D. network. Elliott M. Stein M.D. exercises no authority over, and does not necessarily endorse, such third-party websites.

These destination links are provided only for your convenience and, as such, you access them at your own risk. However, Elliott M. Stein M.D. wishes to assure the integrity of the Services and their destination links, so any comments pertaining to the Services or any websites accessed through our links are greatly appreciated. Comments can be submitted Here.

Legal Matters

Elliott M. Stein M.D. reserves the right to comply with the law and to release personally identifiable information relating to any user of the Services (i) if we reasonably believe that the user is in violation of our Terms of Use or other published guidelines or is engaged in illegal activity, (ii) to release information in response to court and governmental orders, other enforceable requests from government entities, civil subpoenas, discovery requests and otherwise as required by law, (iii) if we reasonably believe that such release is required to protect the rights, property, safety or security of any of our users or the public, or (iv) to respond to an emergency.

Changes To Privacy Policy

Elliott M. Stein M.D. may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. We encourage you to check this page for any changes to the Privacy Policy and for new versions thereof. By continuing to access, browse, and/or use the Services, you agree to accept any posted revised terms.

Last updated: 09/10/2020

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Dr Stein is not currently accepting new patients for clinical evaluation or treatment. Dr. Stein retains the right to refuse to become involved in a case for undisclosed reasons. No claims are made, implied or promised about the completeness or accuracy of the information on this website or on any other website linked to this one.  Statistical and research information on this website is an approximation of data obtained from a variety of sources, some of which may have variable or inconsistent information, and is subject to change. 

 

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