Your online privacy is important to This Privacy Policy explains the types of information we gather, what we do with it, and how you may correct or change information that we may collect.

This Privacy Policy discloses the privacy practices for


Collection and Use of Your Information
The goal of is to provide current and useful information to the public about bunions including, diagnostic and self-help information, surgical solutions, and our surgeons. We therefore collect certain information about our users to understand their interests. This information can be categorized as either “aggregate and anonymous information” or “personally identifiable information.”

Collection of Aggregate and Anonymous Information.
Aggregate and anonymous information is information that we collect about visitors to that cannot be tied back to a specific individual. We collect users’ IP addresses (for example, whether the user logged on from a .com, .gov, .edu, or other domain), referral data (for example, the address of the last URL a user visited prior to clicking through to, browser and platform type (for example, a Microsoft browser on an Apple platform). We collect this information to improve our content and keep it in line with the needs of our users. We will use this aggregate and anonymous information to direct our efforts to better meet the needs of our users, by analyzing how often users are accessing certain features of

Collection of Personally Identifiable Information. may also collect personally identifiable information. We only collect the personal information about you that you provide to us, and we only use that personal information for the purpose of providing information, services, or materials to you that you have requested, unless you specifically consent to (or, if required by applicable law, authorize in writing) other uses of your information.  If you submit a request for information or a physician referral, we will require that you provide your name and e-mail address, and also provide you the ability to offer additional, relevant information to help match you with an appropriate doctor for your needs.  We use this information only to facilitate communication with that selected surgeon and the staff at Your identifying information will be shared by us with authorized employees and staff, health care providers affiliated with, certain third party vendors who provide services to (as described more fully below), and other third parties as required by applicable law.  Your identifying information will not be otherwise shared without your written permission (or, if required by applicable law, authorization).

Other specific instances when we collect personally identifiable information from you through, and how we may use and/or disclose that information in those instances, include:

E-mails to Physicians.
If you send information to a physician e-mail address that is available through hyperlinks on, then any personally identifiable information that you submit electronically to those e-mail addresses will be transferred from our server to the offices of physicians who are members of  These physicians are not employees of in their practice of medicine, and thus your information, when received by them, will be subject to their policies and procedures, and not this Privacy Policy or any other policies and procedures.

Information Requests (Through “Find a Surgeon”).
When you contact us through the “Find a Surgeon” form, you must submit your name and email address. If you use the optional message field to request information from us, we may share your information within and with our affiliated physicians, in order to provide you with the information that you request; however, your personal information will not be shared by us with any other company, individual or group without your written permission.  Whether you are requesting a physician referral or information, personnel may contact you regarding your request, for example, to help set up an appointment or to better determine the referral or information that is appropriate for you.  Please note that any subsequent correspondence with personnel or any of our affiliated physicians will not be subject to this Privacy Policy.

Use of “Cookies”
A “cookie” is a small data file that web sites store on your hard drive when you visit them. uses cookies to record aggregate and anonymous information about you.  These cookies allow us to measure activity on this site, including, tracking movement to and on, and to determine which areas and features of the site is most popular by measuring user activity.  We use this information to make improvements and updates to improve your experience. will not use cookies to record any personally identifiable information or to retrieve any other information from your computer.

Most computers’ internet browsers (such as Microsoft Internet Explorer®, Mozilla Firefox®, Apple Safari®, and Google Chrome®) are set to accept cookies. If you prefer, you may set your computer’s internet browser to refuse cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent.

Access to Your Own Information/Opt-Out
If you would like to review the personally identifiable information collected about you through the site, you may send an e-mail to or you may send a letter to Director,, 1111 Park Avenue New York, NY 10128

Any e-mail that you receive from will also offer the option of removing your name and e-mail address from our mailing lists. If you would like to advise us of changes required in the personal information that you have submitted, or to remove your e-mail address from any email services on this site to which you have subscribed, you may advise us by e-mail to or you may send a letter to Web Director,, or mail to Web Director, 1111 Park Avenue New York, NY 10128

Links to Other Sites
In order to provide our users with other valuable information, the may contain links to web sites other than our own. These links are provided only for your convenience and, accordingly, you access these linked websites at your own risk. exercises no authority over and is not responsible for any of these linked third-party web sites, each of which maintains independent privacy and data collection policies and procedures, and each of which is responsible for its own content.  These web sites may send their own cookies to you, and may collect information from you and use it in a way that may be inconsistent with this Privacy Policy (which applies only to

All personally identifiable information supplied by you through is kept within our secured network and, access to your information is limited to authorized employees and affiliated health care providers. is carefully secured to preserve the privacy of your personal information. However, please remember that no transmission of data over the Internet or any wireless network (for example, a WiFi Hotspot in a coffee shop or airport) can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. In addition, our security is dependent upon your efforts to protect the security of any computer you use to access the site, including any wireless network you use.  As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, cannot guarantee the absolute security of any information that you transmit to us or receive from us, and you therefore agree to use the site at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we do make reasonable efforts to ensure its security on our systems.  All personally identifiable information about you that creates, receives, stores, or transmits is covered by our privacy and security policies.

Legal Disclaimers
Although we make efforts to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law or when we have a good faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a judicial proceeding, a court order, or other legal process.  In addition, we reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we reasonably believe to be unlawful, and to release to such agencies information about users of who we reasonably believe to be engaged in or involved with such activities.

Changes to this Policy may update this Privacy Policy from time to time by posting revisions to this Privacy Policy on this site.

Your continued use of the site after changes to this Privacy Policy are posted constitutes acceptance of each revised Privacy Policy regarding any information that we collect from you after the Privacy Policy is posted. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy or any revised Privacy Policy, please do not use

If you have questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, you should contact the Web Director by e-mail at, or mail to Web Director, 1111 Park Ave #1B-2, New York, NY 10128