Privacy Policy

We comply fully with the privacy provisions of the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
Lincoln Clinics is committed to providing you with quality health care and fostering a relationship built on trust. This trust is built, in part, on our commitment to respect the privacy and confidentiality of your medical information.

Lincoln Clinics has put into place detailed policies and procedures regarding access to all health records by our staff and employees. We have also carefully outlined the circumstances under which your medical information may be released to parties outside the organization in compliance with state and federal laws.

Visitor Tracking, Web Logs & Internet Cookies
Lincoln Clinics keeps track of visits to our Web site via an automatic monitoring program that tells us, among other things, how many visits are made to the site; the time of day and date of those visits; and which areas of the Web site individuals visited. The monitoring program does not provide us with any personal information about a visitor. We cannot discern your name or physical address or other personal information about you. This information is used to evaluate the effectiveness of our site. It helps us answer questions such as: Are we providing information on our Web site that is useful to patients and other visitors? What information is most useful? How have we communicated to individuals that our Web site exists?

The visitor tracking software gathers this information from standard Web logs that store this information on our servers. These logs may contain the Internet domain from which you access the site; the date and time you visited our site; the areas of our site that you viewed; your computer's IP address that is automatically assigned when you log onto the Internet; the type of browser and operating system you use; and the address of the Web site you linked from, if any. All Web logs are stored securely and may only be accessed by Lincoln Clinic employees or designees on a professional need-to-know basis for a specific purpose. Lincoln Clinics uses Web log information to help us design our Web site; identify popular features; resolve user, hardware and software problems; and make the site more useful to patients and other visitors.

Lincoln Clinics may place Internet "cookies" on the computer hard drives of visitors to our Web site. Cookies help us obtain information about your use of our Web site; they do not contain information about you or your health history. Lincoln Clinics uses two types of cookies: "session" cookies and "persistent" cookies.

A session cookie is temporary and expires after you end a session and close a Web browser. We may use session cookies to help customize visitors' experiences on our site, maintain a signed-on status while exploring the site and track which Web pages visitors view on our site.

On the other hand, persistent cookies remain on your hard drive. For instance, we use a persistent cookie when we ask you to agree to the use of the Multum Drug Guide so that when you return to the guide, you do not need to go through the agreement page again. Persistent cookies will not contain any personal information about you.

You may not be able to use or view some features of our Web site if you decline or deactivate Internet cookies. For instructions on how to remove cookies from your hard drive, go to your browser's Web site for detailed instructions. In addition, further information regarding cookies may be available from your Internet service provider.

Security Measures
Lincoln Clinics has implemented numerous security features designed to prevent the unauthorized release of or access to personal information. Please be advised, however, that the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to or from Lincoln Clinics via this Site or e-mail cannot be guaranteed. Accordingly, Lincoln Clinics is not responsible for the security of information transmitted via the Internet. Instead of communicating with Lincoln Clinics via e-mail or the Internet, visitors can contact us by phone.

Right to Change Privacy Statement
Lincoln Clinics may change this Privacy Statement at any time. Notice of any new or revised Privacy Statement, as well as the location of the new or revised statement, will be posted on the Site for at least 60 days after the change. It is the obligation of users visiting the Site before the change to learn of changes to the Privacy Statement since their last visit. Any change to this Privacy Statement shall be effective as to any visitor who has visited the Site before the change was made.

This Privacy Statement is effective April 24, 2013.