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Notice of Online Privacy Policy

​Thank you for choosing Lake Oconee Orthopedics. This Privacy Policy outlines how we collect, use, and protect information from visitors to our website and patients at our practice, in compliance with Georgia state laws and regulations.

Information We Collect

Personal Information: We receive, collect and store any information you enter on our website or provide us in any other way. We may use software tools to measure and collect session information, including page response times, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information, and methods used to browse away from the page. We also collect personally identifiable information (including name, email, password, communications); payment details (including credit card information), comments, feedback, product reviews, recommendations, and personal profile when you use our services or provide it to us voluntarily.

Health Information: As an orthopedic practice, we also collect health information such as medical records, diagnosis, treatment plans, and medications. This information is protected by state and federal laws, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Automatically Collected Information: We may collect certain information automatically when you visit our website, including your IP address, browser type, device information, and browsing behavior using cookies and similar technologies.

How We Use Your Information and Why It Is Collected

Providing Medical Services: We use your information to provide orthopedic care, schedule appointments, process payments, communicate with you about your health, and comply with legal and regulatory requirements.

Improving Services: We may use your information to improve our services, personalize your experience, and conduct research and analysis related to orthopedic healthcare.

Communications: We may use your contact information to send appointment reminders, health-related information, newsletters, promotions, and updates about our practice.

Data Security

We employ industry-standard security measures to protect your information from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. Your health information is protected by HIPAA and Georgia state laws.

Data Sharing

We do not sell your personal information to third parties. We may share information with trusted service providers, healthcare professionals involved in your care, insurance companies, and as required by law or with your consent.

Cookies and Tracking Technologies

Our website uses cookies and similar technologies to enhance your browsing experience, analyze trends, and track user interactions. You can control cookies through your browser settings.

Third-Party Links

Our website may contain links to third-party websites for your convenience. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of these websites. We encourage you to review their privacy policies.

Children's Privacy

Our services are not intended for individuals under the age of 18. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children without parental consent.

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