Last Updated: 1/4/2016

Indiana Medical Weight Loss and Wellness Center is sensitive to protecting the privacy of our website visitors. The purpose of this Privacy Statement is to let you know how we handle information received from you through this website, as well as inform you of the risks involved when you communicate or provide information by way of the Internet. Keep in mind that changes are periodically made to this Privacy Statement without notice and it is your responsibility to review the Statement when you use this website. By continuing to use this site, you consent to any changes to our policy or terms of use.

During your visit to our website, remember that the medical and health information presented here is intended to be general in nature, and should not be viewed as a substitute for professional advice. Please consult with a health care professional for all matters relating to personal medical and health care issues.

Indiana Medical Weight Loss and Wellness Center strives to offer its visitors the many advantages of Internet technology and to provide an interactive and personalized experience. We may use Personally Identifiable Information (your name, e-mail address, street address, telephone number) subject to the terms of this privacy policy. We will never sell, barter, or rent your email address to any unauthorized third party.

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.

To read more about our privacy practices regarding health and medical information under HIPAA, please click here [Notice of Privacy Practices]. In the event of any conflict between our HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices and this Website Privacy Statement, the terms of our HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices shall control.

Website Security/Confidentiality
No transmission of data over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure. We will, however, use a number of physical security methods (such as locks and alarm systems); electronic security methods (website SSL encryption, dedicated IP address,  passwords and other encryption methods); and procedural methods (rules regarding the handling and use of information) to protect the security and integrity of information submitted through this Web site.

We also use only HIPAA compliant service providers and end to end email encryption.

Email
While Indiana Medical Weight Loss and Wellness Center uses end-to-end email encryption there is no 100% guarantee of privacy. It is possible that your email could be viewed inappropriately by another Internet user. If you choose to provide us with your email, any misaddressing may result in others intercepting, altering, forwarding or using the information without authorization. If you wish to keep your information completely private, you should not use email.

From time to time, a representative from IMWL’s website may wish to deliver information to you via email such as news and announcements. Please note, we do not sell, trade, or otherwise share our email lists with others. You may remove your name from any list you have registered for using our website’s established method.

How we gather information from users

How we collect and store information depends on the page you are visiting, the activities in which you elect to participate and the services provided. For example, you may be asked to provide information when you register for access to certain portions of our site or request certain features, such as newsletters, events, or when you make a purchase. You may provide information when you participate in surveys, promotions, message boards and chat rooms, and other interactive areas of our site.

Like most Web sites, Indiana Medical Weight Loss and Wellness Center also collects information automatically and through the use of electronic tools that may be transparent to our visitors. For example, we may log the name of your Internet Service Provider or use cookie technology to recognize you and hold information from your visit. Among other things, the cookie may store your user name and password, sparing you from having to re-enter that information each time you visit, or may control the number of times you encounter a particular advertisement while visiting our site.

As we adopt additional technology, we may also gather information through other means. In certain cases, you can choose not to provide us with information, for example by setting your browser to refuse to accept cookies, but if you do you may be unable to access certain portions of the site or may be asked to re-enter your user name and password, and we may not be able to customize the site’s features according to your preferences.

What we do with the information we collect

Like other Web publishers, we collect information to enhance your visit and deliver more individualized content and advertising. We respect your privacy and do not share your information with anyone. Aggregated Information (information that does not personally identify you) may be used in many ways. For example, we may combine website analytics information about your usage patterns with similar information obtained from other users to help enhance our site and services (e.g., to learn which pages are visited most or what features are most attractive).

Aggregated Information may occasionally be shared with our business partners. Again, this information does not include any Personally Identifiable Information about you or allow anyone to identify you individually. We may use Personally Identifiable Information collected on Indiana Medical Weight Loss and Wellness Center to communicate with you about your registration and customization preferences; our Terms of Service and privacy policy; services and products offered by Indiana Medical Weight Loss and Wellness Center and other topics we think you might find of interest.

Personally Identifiable Information collected by Indiana Medical Weight Loss and Wellness Center may also be used for other purposes, including but not limited to site administration, troubleshooting, processing of ecommerce transactions, administration of sweepstakes and contests, and other communications with you. Certain third parties who provide technical support for the operation of our site (our scheduling service for example) may access such information. We will use your information only as permitted by law.

In addition, from time to time as we continue to develop our business, we may sell, buy, merge or partner with other companies or businesses. In such transactions, user information may be among the transferred assets. We may also disclose your information in response to a court order, at other times when we believe we are reasonably required to do so by law, in connection with the collection of amounts you may owe to us, and/or to law enforcement authorities whenever we deem it appropriate or necessary.

Please note we may not provide you with notice prior to disclosure in such cases.

Affiliated sites, linked sites and advertisements

Indiana Medical Weight Loss and Wellness Center expects its partners, advertisers and affiliates to respect the privacy of our users. Be aware, however, that third parties, including our partners, advertisers, affiliates and other content providers accessible through our site, may have their own privacy and data collection policies and practices. For example, during your visit to our site you may link to, or view as part of a frame on a Indiana Medical Weight Loss and Wellness Center page, certain content that is actually created or hosted by a third party.

Also, through Indiana Medical Weight Loss and Wellness Center you may be introduced to, or be able to access, information, Web sites, features, contests or sweepstakes offered by other parties. Indiana Medical Weight Loss and Wellness Center is not responsible for the actions or policies of such third parties. You should check the applicable privacy policies of those third parties when providing information on a feature or page operated by a third party.

While on our site, our advertisers, promotional partners or other third parties may use cookies or other technology to attempt to identify some of your or retrieve information about you. For example, some of our advertising maybe served by third parties and may include cookies that enable the advertiser to determine whether you have seen a particular advertisement before.

Other features available on our site may offer services operated by third parties and may use cookies or other technology to gather information. Indiana Medical Weight Loss and Wellness Center does not control the use of this technology by third parties or the resulting information, and is not responsible for any actions or policies of such third parties.

You should also be aware that if you voluntarily disclose Personally Identifiable Information on message boards or in chat areas, that information can be viewed publicly and can be collected and used by third parties without our knowledge and may result in unsolicited messages from other individuals or third parties.

Such activities are beyond the control of Indiana Medical Weight Loss and Wellness Center and this policy.

Children: Indiana Medical Weight Loss and Wellness Center does not knowingly collect or solicit Personally Identifiable Information from or about children under 13 except as permitted by law. If we discover we have received any information from a child under 13 in violation of this policy, we will delete that information immediately. If you believe Indiana Medical Weight Loss and Wellness Center has any information from or about anyone under 13, please contact us at the address listed below.

Contacting Us

We can be reached by contacting:

Indiana Medical Weight Loss and Wellness Center
1605 Chester Blvd Richmond, IN 47374
admin at indianamedicalweightloss dot com

Changes to this Policy

Indiana Medical Weight Loss and Wellness Center reserves the right to change this policy at any time. Please check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of our site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes. Information collected prior to the time any change is posted will be used according to the rules and laws that applied at the time the information was collected.

Governing law

This policy and the use of this Site are governed by Indiana law. If a dispute rises under this Policy we agree to first try to resolve it with the help of a mutually agreed-upon mediator in the following location: Indiana. Any costs and fees other than attorney fees associated with the mediation will be shared equally by each of us.

If it proves impossible to arrive at a mutually satisfactory solution through mediation, we agree to submit the dispute to binding arbitration at the following location: Indiana, under the rules of the American Arbitration Association. Judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitration may be entered in any court with jurisdiction to do so. Indiana Medical Weight Loss and Wellness Center is controlled, operated and administered entirely within Indiana. This statement and the policies outlined herein are not intended to and do not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party.