At Grandis Rubin Shanahan and Associates, we take the issue of privacy very seriously. We want to assure Users of our enterprise websites, mobile applications, social media tools, member and patient portals, and other online or digital resources (collectively “Consumer Platforms”) that the information collected and/or provided to us is secure and maintained in confidence, consistent with applicable state and federal laws, regulations, and corporate standards. “Users” means any individual visiting, using, and/or providing Personal Information via one of our Consumer Platforms. References to “you” or “your” in this online privacy policy mean individual Users. “Personal Information” means any individually identifiable information about a User, including, but not limited to name, date of birth, address, phone number, e-mail address, account number, and IP (internet protocol) address. Please read through the following pages, which describe the type of information we collect, how we use information, and our commitment to maintaining the privacy and security of information.

I. Information Collected

A. General

How you use grspittsburghcardiology.com will determine whether or not we collect Personal Information from you, and how much we collect. For many features, we do not require any Personal Information, nor will we ask questions about you. However, for others, we need to either verify your identity through a login process, or collect sufficient Personal Information to provide the service associated with that feature.

B. Use of cookies

A cookie is a piece of information about an internet session that may be created when an individual accesses a website. Cookies can capture information such as your IP address, your internet browser and operating system type, the date and time you visit a website, session information such as page response times, your search history, your saved preferences and password information (if you elect to have a website remember this information), information about the referring URL (uniform resource locator) and the URL clickstream to, through, and from our Consumer Platforms, and other similar details.

grspittsburghcardiology.com may use cookies to monitor the performance of our resources, to enhance the User experience, and to assess aggregate information about our User base. We may also employ cookies on Non-affiliated Third Party and Service Provider websites to facilitate the delivery of our services and help follow Users’ online activities over time and across online resources to inform more relevant communication with Users. grspittsburghcardiology.com may gather and use information obtained from cookies to provide customers and prospects with tailored products and services.

Most internet browser settings can be modified by individuals to block or disable cookies (“do not track”). If a User decides to block or disable cookies in their internet browser settings, grspittsburghcardiology.com does not respond to these settings, and our use of cookies may not be affected.   Users should be aware that blocking or disabling cookies could prevent a particular Consumer Platform or certain features from fully functioning, so Users are encouraged to keep cookies enabled.

C. Non-affiliated Third Party and Service Provider use of cookies

A Non-affiliated Third Party or Service Provider may employ cookies on our Consumer Platforms to facilitate the delivery of their services and help follow Users’ online activities over time and across online resources. Any cookie data shared by grspittsburghcardiology.com with a Non-Affiliated Third Party or Service Provider is subject to the provisions of this online privacy policy. Users should also review the online privacy policy of the Non-Affiliated Third Party or Service Provider to understand their data collection, use, and disclosure practices.

D. Note about Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and other laws

Please be advised that grspittsburghcardiology.com is intended for general audience Users. Our Consumer Platforms are not directed at children under the age of 13, nor do we make attempts to collect, use, or disclose information from children under the age of 13. grspittsburghcardiology.com complies with all applicable state laws governing advertising and marketing to children, including the Delaware Online Privacy Protection Act, which prohibits marketing to children under the age of 18.

II. Use of Information Collected

grspittsburghcardiology.com does not sell Personal Information of Users collected through our Consumer Platforms to anyone.

All information submitted to us may be retained to provide a record of communications and to comply with any applicable legal and/or regulatory requirements, and may also be verified for accuracy.

In addition: grspittsburghcardiology.com uses Personal Information of Users collected through grspittsburghcardiology.com Platforms to i) provide relevant health care related information, ii) provide information regarding general health topics, iii) provide updates, news, event notices and announcements, iv) update information we have about Users, and v) monitor the effectiveness of our Consumer Platforms and features. We may also use Personal Information to provide Users with access to information about products, programs, and services offered by Grandis Rubin Shanahan and Associates or our diversified businesses.

If you receive e-mail updates, news, announcements and/or event notices from Grandis Rubin Shanahan, we will use the name, demographic, phone number, e-mail address, and other contact information you provide us in order to deliver that information. You may remove yourself from these communications at any time by following the removal instructions included in our communications. Your name, demographic, phone number, e-mail address and other contact information will be used only for Grandis Rubin Shanahan and Associates communications and will not be given, sold, or rented to any external party without your prior approval.

Personal Information may also be anonymized by Grandis Rubin Shanahan and Associates (i.e. stripped of individual identifiers), aggregated with other data, and used for general research, classification, marketing, or other purposes without permission.

III. Access to Information Collected

A. Employees

Certain Grandis Rubin Shanahan and Associates employees may be provided with Personal Information of Users in order to respond to their needs, assist with customer service and related account issues, and provide requested information regarding specific products or services. Certain employees will also be provided with Personal Information of Users in order to monitor the effectiveness of our Consumer Platforms and features. Grandis Rubin Shanahan and Associates employees are required, by written confidentiality statements, corporate policies, and state or federal laws or regulations, to maintain the confidentiality of Personal Information, and to use strict standards of care in handling information. Employees who do not conform to these confidentiality requirements are subject to disciplinary sanctions, up to and including dismissal.

B. Third parties

Other than as set forth herein, Grandis Rubin Shanahan and Associates does not transmit any Personal Information collected through its Consumer Platforms to any third party without the permission of the User. However, Personal Information may be transmitted if there is a specific need to complete a transaction requested by the User or if necessary for providing a service or benefit to the User.

C. Consumer Platform communication services

Grandis Rubin Shanahan and Associates has access to communications sent by or to Users who choose to utilize any Consumer Platform communication features. Grandis Rubin Shanahan and Associates will not release the content of specific communications to any third party without the User’s consent, other than as set forth above, or unless permitted or required under applicable state or federal law or regulation. Please be reminded that the platform owner may be able to view the content of communications, and Grandis Rubin Shanahan and Associates cannot guarantee the security or confidentiality of Personal Information transmitted across platforms which we do not own or control.

IV. Compliance Assurance

A. Security

Grandis Rubin Shanahan and Associates uses commercially reasonable information security practices and technology to protect the information we maintain, and to help ensure compliance with the security and privacy standards described in this online privacy policy. For Users who choose to communicate with Grandis Rubin Shanahan and Associates using their personal e-mail account, please be aware that there is always some risk in sending information over the internet. Although we make reasonable efforts to protect your information from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, or alteration, you should be aware there is always some risk in transmitting information over the internet, such as the potential for interception or misuse of your information before we receive it.

B. Account access

Consistent with the requirements set forth under certain state and federal laws, Grandis Rubin Shanahan and Associates grants access to Personal Information only to those employees, diversified businesses, and contracted Service Providers as necessary to provide appropriate products and services, or as Users authorize. All such employees, diversified businesses, and contracted Service Providers are subject to confidentiality statements, privacy policies, and/or other contractual obligations at least, or no less restrictive, as the standards followed by Grandis Rubin Shanahan and Associates.

C. Internal compliance with privacy and security programs

Grandis Rubin Shanahan and Associates maintains internal privacy and security programs to help ensure compliance with this online privacy policy, and to maintain the privacy and security of Personal Information. These programs include oversight by a Chief Privacy Officer and a Chief Information Security Officer who oversee the maintenance of the privacy and security programs, as well as the enforcement of privacy and security practices. Additionally, our privacy and security programs include on-going employee training, on-going maintenance and updating of security systems and internal processes, and monitoring customer feedback and complaint resolution processes.

D. Questions and concerns

If you have questions about this online privacy policy, or concerns regarding your Personal Information, please send us your question by emailing us or calling 412-469-7547.

V. Changes to Online Privacy Policy

Grandis Rubin Shanahan and Associates reserves the right to change, modify, or update this online privacy policy at any time and for any reason. Grandis Rubin Shanahan and Associates will promptly post changes, modifications, and updates to its Consumer Platforms accordingly. Continued use of our Consumer Platforms constitutes your acceptance of the terms of our online privacy policy

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Disclaimer

Grandis Rubin Shanahan and Associates has policies in place to protect your personal health information.  However, we cannot guarantee that we can protect personal health information that you choose to send to us, via e-mail or otherwise. If you send us personal health information, we will protect it according to our policies as best we can, but we will disclose it to our physicians and health care providers in order to best address your concerns.

By choosing to use grspittsburghcardiology.com, you acknowledge and agree to the terms of this Disclaimer and Privacy Policy, which we encourage you to read.

The information provided on this site is intended solely to further the public’s general knowledge of current developments in the field of medicine and should not be misconstrued or relied upon as advice, diagnoses or opinions regarding any individual’s treatment or problem. Nothing should replace the relationship that you maintain with your personal physician.

Every effort has been made by the author(s) to provide accurate, up-to-date information. However, the medical knowledge base is dynamic and errors can occur. By using the information contained herein, the viewer willingly assumes all risks in connection with such use. Neither the author nor Grandis Rubin Shanahan and Associates shall be held responsible for errors, omissions in information herein or liable for any special, consequential, or exemplary damages resulting, in whole or in part, from any viewer(s)’ use of or reliance upon, this material.