We strive to provide an individualized approach to comprehensive foot and ankle care. Every patient has a unique set of circumstances surrounding their foot/ankle problem including age, lifestyle, activity level, occupational demands, medical conditions, foot type, shoes, and treatment goals. A plan for achieving a good result via surgical/reconstructive, biomechanical, or medical means is carefully made focusing on the individual, not just the deformity or condition. Furthermore, we are dedicated to providing each individual the knowledge necessary to make informed decisions about their care.
What Information Do We Collect?
When you visit our websites or other media, you may provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis and website or media use information collected on an aggregate basis as you browse our website or media content. If you just browse our site and don't interact with any forms or online services, you browse anonymously. Information that identifies you personally — such as your name, address, phone number and email address — is not collected as you browse.
1. Personal Information You Choose to Provide
If you choose, you may provide us information about yourself, your firm or company when you register for certain services, or register for email newsletters and alerts.
If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses.
2. Website Use Information
Similar to other websites, our site and other media content utilize a standard technology called "cookies" (see explanation below, "What Are Cookies?") and Web server logs to collect information about how our website and media content are used. Information gathered through cookies and Web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our website, and the websites visited just before and just after our website. We, our advertisers and ad serving companies, if any, may also use small technology or pieces of code to determine which content users have seen and how users responded to them.
How Do We Use the Information That You Provide to Us?
Broadly speaking, we use personal information for purposes of administering our activities, providing customer service and making available other products and services to you. Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our website, new services and special offers we think you will find valuable. You may notify us at any time if you do not wish to receive these offers.
What Are Cookies?
How Do We Use Information We Collect from Cookies?
How Do We Protect Your Information?
How Do We Secure Information Transmissions?
Email is not recognized as a secure medium of communication. For this reason, we request that you do not send private information to us by email. Some of the information you may enter on our website may be transmitted securely via Secure Sockets Layer SSL, 128 bit encryption services. Pages utilizing this technology will have URLs that start with HTTPS instead of HTTP. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
Health and Medical Information.
Certain health and medical information about you is protected under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) and applicable state law. This information may be provided by you online or offline, or may be collected by us from other methods such as through a health care provider. We protect covered health and medical information as required by HIPAA and applicable state law. Similarly, we may use covered health and medical information as permitted by HIPAA and applicable state law.
We may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or subpoena or if we believe that such action is necessary to (a) conform to the law or comply with legal process served on us or affiliated parties; (b) protect and defend our rights and property, our site, the users of our site, and/or our affiliated parties; (c) act under circumstances to protect the safety of users of our site, us, or third parties.
What About Other Websites Linked to Our Website?
We are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our website nor the information or content contained therein. Often links to other websites are provided solely as pointers to information on topics that may be useful to the users of our website.
A links page is a place to point to other sites that may be of interest to your visitors, but this page also plays an important secondary role - search engine optimization.
When someone searches the web, Google has to consider thousands of sites to decide which ones to include in the results and where to include them. Google starts by looking for the search keywords within the headline, along with the site's text and meta tags. So if you want your site to come up when someone searches on your city and "total knee replacement," those words need to be included throughout your site. The more key words the better.
But keep in mind that there are likely quite a few competing sites that have your city name and "total knee replacement" on their pages, and Google has to decide who gets those prized top positions.
To do this, Google checks to see how many sites have linked to each site in the list. Google's theory is that a site that has been linked to from 20 other sites is more relevant than a site that has only been linked to by two sites. More people have found the first site worth linking to, so Google lists it above the site with fewer incoming links.
Here's where your links page comes in. You now have a place to "trade" links. Link to companies you work with and ask them to link back to you. This is a win for both sites, because by linking to each other, both sites will raise their search engine profiles.
So we at Swarm highly recommend that you not only use this page, but that you trade some links!
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