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Information accuracy: While Tampa Bay Hearing and Balance Center attempts to convey accurate and current information on this site, this information may contain typographical errors or technical errors. You are advised to confirm the accuracy of any information presented on this site before relying on it in any way.
This information is provided by Tampa Bay Hearing and Balance Center, the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Inc., (AAO-HNS) and the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation, Inc. (AAO-HNSF) for educational purposes only. Any information provided in this Web site should not be considered medical advice or a substitute for a consultation with an otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeon or other physician.
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The names, trademarks, service marks and logos of the AAO-HNS and AAO-HNSF appearing on this site may not be used by any other party without prior, express written permission.
We have created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our practice's commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the Tampa Bay Hearing & Balance Center web site, www.tampabayhearing.com, and for the Tampa Bay Hearing & Balance Center.
We value you as a patient and take your personal privacy seriously. We will inform you of our policies for collecting, using, securing, and sharing nonpublic personal information.
Tampa Bay Hearing & Balance Center Web Site
If you visit our site to read or download information, such as articles or brochures:
We collect and store only the following information about you: the name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example, AOL.com, if you are connecting from an American Online account, or Princeton.edu if you are connecting from Princeton University's domain); the date and time you access our site; and the Internet address of the Web site from which you linked directly to our site. We use the information we collect to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, and to help us make our site more useful to you and other visitors.
If you identify yourself by sending an E-mail:
You may also decide to send us personally identifying information, for example an electronic mail message containing a question. In addition, the forms on our site require users to give us confidential information, unique identifiers, and demographic information. This information is used only for the internal purpose of serving our patients' needs better. This information is not shared with any other organization(s) without your explicit written request. This site maintains security measures intended to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. We want to be very clear: We will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us.
WARNING: This site contains links to other sites. http://www.tampabayhearing.com is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.
We do not sell patient information. We do not provide patient information to persons or organizations outside of Tampa Bay Hearing & Balance Center for their own marketing purposes. We contractually require any persons or organization providing services to patients on our behalf to protect the confidentiality of Tampa Bay Hearing & Balance Center patient information.
We do not share patient medical information with anyone outside Tampa Bay Hearing & Balance Center, unless you expressly authorize it, or unless it is permitted or required by law. Some permitted information sharing examples are: If you are involved in a qualified research project, pertinent personal health information may be shared as per permissions you specifically authorize in that research project in which you have agreed to participate. If trainees (medical students, physicians in training, audiologists, etc) are present during your care through Tampa Bay Hearing & Balance Center, information shared will be limited to what is pertinent. If your case necessitates review in a conference setting, only personal health information pertinent to case conference purposes will be shared. Participants in the case/teaching conference are bound by similar privacy rules. We afford prospective and former patients the same protections as existing patients with respect to the use of personal information.
Information that we may collect:
We may collect and use information that is necessary to administer our business, to advise you about our services and to provide you with customer service. We may collect and maintain several types of patient information needed for these purposes, such as the following: information obtained from you on patient information forms, through telephone or in-person interviews such as your address, telephone number, social security number, insurance information, etc. Information obtained from your transactions, with us, such as your payment history.
How we use information about you:
We use information to process your claims, ensure proper billing, service your accounts and offer you the best service possible.
Who we share with:
We share information within the Tampa Bay Hearing & Balance Center family. The information you forward is used in the processing of your claims. Medical records shared are per your written consent.
We share information with your insurance carrier and other physician's per your request or permission.
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, your dealings with this Web site, or the practices of our office you can contact us.
Thank you for choosing Tampa Bay Hearing & Balance Center. We value you as a patient and appreciate the opportunity to serve you.