Website Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Dermatology Associates of Seattle (Dermatology Associates) operates a system of physician clinics, treatments and other health care, and associated services in the state of Washington. To better serve its patients and to help educate individuals and the general public about skin health care and dermatological issues, Dermatology Associates of Seattle owns and operates the Dermatology Associates website.

Dermatology Associates provides online promotions, articles, educational, payment, and communications services which are described below. (referred to in this document as "Services") Dermatology Associates have published these TERMS OF USE and PRIVACY POLICY to inform its users (you) of your rights and responsibilities in using the Dermatology Associates website.

1. Dermatology Associates website section [i] TERMS OF USE
2. Dermatology Associates website section [ii] PRIVACY POLICY


[ i ] TERMS OF USE
Please note that the Dermatology Associates Terms of Use and policies only apply to the Dermatology Associates Web site. Dermatology Associates provides links to Web sites that are not operated by Dermatology Associates. Dermatology Associates users who link to a third-party website are required to recognize that Dermatology Associates Terms of Use and policies don't extend the borders of the Dermatology Associates website. Different standards and policies may apply outside our website. We suggest you read the terms of use, privacy policies, and other policies which apply to such Web sites before using them. Dermatology Associates offers personalized, interactive tools to help you manage your skin's health through the Patient Portal. These features, including Dermatology Associates Provider's Office Services, require separate enrollment and are subject to additional policies and terms. You may review these by visiting the Patient Portal page. Please read carefully. If you have any questions about Dermatology Associates' terms of use, please contact our offices directly. We encourage every user to read our terms of use regularly as you use the Dermatology Associates website.

1. Services through the Dermatology Associates website.
Information and communication of our services are made available through the Dermatology Associates website, including educational information, including links to informative websites.

Information and news about Dermatology Associates services, dermatologists, providers and facilities, and employment opportunities.
Information about Dermatology Associates events, specials and promotions, and online registration.
Online application for career and employment opportunities with Dermatology Associates. Online registration for care at Dermatology Associates clinic.

2. Collection and use of information.
Dermatology Associates understands that the privacy of your information is essential. For information about cases in which Dermatology Associates may collect personal information, and details about how that information is protected and used by Dermatology Associates, please review our Privacy Policy. PLEASE NOTE: Personal information collected by Dermatology Associates Patient Portal as part of Payment Portal is subject to separate privacy policies.

Notices of privacy practices applicable to Dermatology Associates, including those patients with clinical treatments.

3. User Responsibilities.
The Dermatology Associates website is directed at helping users be better-informed with dermatology and dermatology treatment services. Having access to Dermatology Associates information and services quickly improves health and quality of life, but we need your help to make it work well which is why we require users to take responsibility for doing part to protect your personal information and understand the educational information and materials available through the Dermatology Associates website don't include medical suggestions, and are not intended to resolve health condition(s) or dermatology concerns. Users are responsible for the following:

3.1. Careful and conscious.
Please read these Terms of Use carefully. We need your help in making the Dermatology Associates website a useful tool while protecting it against misuse. Any violation of our terms of use justifies immediate for IP Address blocking.

3.2. Protecting your devices and software.
The Dermatology Associates site is intended to be accessible and all content available through all standard commercial Web browsers operating on standard PC's (personal computers), through public or commercial internet access. Quality of content and performance vary depending on user's service provider, software version, hardware, and/or physical location. You can use devices other than desktop computers to access the Dermatology Associates website, such as some personal digital assistants, mobile phones, or tablet devices. If you do choose to use alternative devices or hardware to access the Dermatology Associates website, you take full responsibility for protecting your information as stated in our terms of use. Dermatology Associates does not provide software, hardware equipment, or internet access. You (the user) is entirely responsible for providing software, computer hardware and Internet connections necessary in gaining access to the Dermatology Associates website. Some features on the Dermatology Associates Web site, such as the Patient Portal and Payment Portal registration, allows users to create online accounts. Your personal computer may store your username and password for account access. Information may also be downloaded from the Dermatology Associates site to your personal computer. If someone else uses your device, they will be able to view or operate these files or access to gain your personal information. Dermatology Associates is not responsible for protecting your personal computer or devices against unauthorized use. Users are solely responsible for the use and access their account. If you use a desktop computer or mobile device provided by or shared with any another person, that other person has the legal right to view information stored on that device or computer. Dermatology Associates cannot prevent these actions. To use devices which another person has the legal right to control, you acknowledge and accept any accessing of your Dermatology Associates Patient Portal or Payment Portal account is at your own risk. When you have completed any session on the Dermatology Associates website, Patient Portal, and Payment Portal we suggest you log off, and not leave the computer or device unattended while logged on. By leaving the Dermatology Associates Payment Portal or Patient Portal website session active in public view, those around you will be able to view or gain access to your account or personal information from view or passing by. Dermatology Associates can't log any user off your computer or protect own devices against unauthorized access. You are fully responsible for protecting your account information. Dermatology Associates cannot prevent or be responsible for detecting or removing malicious software on computers you use to access the Dermatology Associates site. Free antivirus and antispyware software are commonly available for computers and mobile devices. You should maintain and use frequently updated antivirus and antispyware on any personal computer you use to access the Dermatology Associates website. Unauthorized individuals aka "hackers" and malicious software commonly gains access to computers through Internet connections unless there is presence of an advanced firewall. Any unauthorized access is not easily detected by us putting your personal information at risk without your knowledge. Dermatology Associates is not responsible for providing security or a firewall for your computer. It is recommended to self-maintain a working firewall on any computer you use to access the Dermatology Associates site. Unauthorized users have abilities to send emails which appear to come from legitimate organizations. Said emails will ask for login information and/or personal credentials. It is recommended that you never click on email links, or provide personal information through email. Any personal information discussed or required for Dermatology Associates is done in person, in the actual clinic with HIPAA certified personnel.

TO AVOID THE THREAT OF EMAIL SCAMS, DERMATOLOGY ASSOCIATES WILL NEVER SEND YOU UNSOLICITED EMAILS THAT INCLUDE A LINK TO A DERMATOLOGY ASSOCIATES WEBSITE AND BE ASKED TO PROVIDE ANY INFORMATION. TO RECIEVE AN EMAIL THAT CLAIMS TO BE FROM DERMATOLOGY ASSOCIATES WHICH ASKS YOU TO PROVIDE PERSONAL INFORMATION, IS NOT FROM DERMATOLOGY ASSOCIATES.

If you receive a suspicious email(s) which claim to be from Dermatology Associates, please notify us by calling 1-206-267-2100.

3.3. Protecting your account password.
Access to your account and medical information is password-protected. If your password simple or shared, or written in plain view, someone will be able to access your information. Please use a secure password and protect it from other people. Dermatology Associates Patient Portal and Payment Portal requires a password in allowing access to your account. We cannot prevent unauthorized access if your password is shared. You are responsible for any activity taking place under your password unless you have notified that your account password has been stolen or shared. Once you inform us, we will help you change it. You can contact us about possible password issues at 206-267-2100.

3.4. Not for commercial use.
You are not permitted to use the Dermatology Associates website to provide information for commercial uses. The information available through the Dermatology Associates website are for personal use only.

3.5. Do not re-distribute copyrighted materials for commercial use.
Information and content available by and through Dermatology Associates is copyrighted and owned by Dermatology Associates. You can use this information and materials for your personal use and may make limited use of it for charitable purposes permitted by law. You may not sell or modify information or materials obtained from Dermatology Associates. You man not reproduce, project, distribute, or publish it in any form for public or commercial purposes. Use of information or materials obtained from Dermatology Associates on any other website or network channel is prohibited.

3.6. Anti-abuse of Dermatology Associates.
The Dermatology Associates website is provided for your convenience and educational use. To keep our public services working efficiently and appropriately, you are not permitted to:

(A) Use any other person's username or password. (B) Use the Dermatology Associates site in a way that could damage, disable, burden, or impair the Dermatology Associates website or interfere with any other users experience with the Dermatology Associates website. Attempt to gain access without authorization to documents, information, records, accounts, systems, or networks connected to Dermatology Associates through phreaking, hacking, cracking, spoofing, or any other means violates state and federal laws. (C) Restrict others from using the Dermatology Associates website. (D) Collect information about users on the website, including email addresses and personal details. (E) Use of any trademarks, logos or intellectual proprietary information on the Dermatology Associates website.

4. Health and medical information.
The Dermatology Associates website publishes information about health issues and general dermatological care options in order to assist in the education of it's users while increasing public awareness about skin health. Parties other than Dermatology Associates provide some of this information, and Dermatology Associates may contain links to third-party websites for this exact purpose.

4.1. Information is not medical advice, nore is it personal health Information. Any information and links on the Dermatology Associates website is information provided by Dermatology Associates and is for educational purposes. You are responsible for understanding and use of any information gathered.

INFORMATION PROVIDED BY OR THROUGH DERMATOLOGY ASSOCIATES ISN'T A FORM OF DERMATOLOGY ADVICE OR A SUBSTITUTE FOR DERMATOLOGICAL ATTENTION. IF YOU ARE REQUIRING INFORMATION DUE TO HAVING A DERMATOLOGICAL CONDITION PLEASE CONTACT YOUR CURRENT DERMATOLOGIST. IF YOU HAVE REASON TO BELIEVE THERE YOU ARE HAVING A MEDICAL EMERGENCY PLEASE CALL "911" IMMEDIATELY.

While Dermatology Associates seeks to provide information which may help understand your health care needs, none of the information, articles, promtions, or activities available through the Dermatology Associates website was developed for you. Every person's conditions are unique. If you require information related to your own unique conditions, you will need to contact your health care provider directly.

4.2. Information is not endorsed.
The fact that information is published or provided by Dermatology Associates doesn't mean that Dermatology Associates shares the exact views and opinions expressed therein.

4.3. Information is not guaranteed.
Dermatology Associates seeks to provide useful, high-quality content through the Dermatology Associates website, however Dermatology Associates can't guarantee that information is 100% accurate, complete, current, or error-free. Information is provided "as is," with no warranties of any kind.

4.4. Suggested websites are not endorsed.
Dermatology Associates seeks to link trustworthy websites but provides website links for your convenience only. Any website link does not constitute an endorsement of the referred website. Dermatology Associates shall not be liable, directly or indirectly, for any experiences incurred in connection with the use of a linked website.

4.5. Limitation of use.
The Dermatology Associates website originates and is intended for use in the United States. Dermatology Associates does not claim that any information on its website is appropriate or may be used outside of the United States.

5. Terms of use changes.
Dermatology Associates reserves the right to change our terms of use at any time. We will update our terms which are publically accessible. All changes effective once published unless different effective dates are posted. Your continued use of the Dermatology Associates website after posted changes to these terms of use are automatic.

6. Service availabilities and limitations.
Dermatology Associates will attempt to keep the Dermatology Associates website available at all times, but availability can be temporarily interrupted for maintenance, updates, backups, plugin modifications, or due to random technical problems such as natural disasters or other acts of god. Dermatology Associates is not responsible for and cannot control the availability of third-party communications services necessary to connect to the Dermatology Associates website.

7. Copyright.
Owners of copyrighted works who believe that a use of Dermatology Associates has infringed their rights under U.S. copyright law may report an alleged infringement to Dermatology Associates by following the relevant provisions of US copyrights, by sending Dermatology Associates' authorized agent a notification of alleged infringement that satisfies the requirements of the US copyright protection act. Upon receipt of adequate notice of an alleged infringement, Dermatology Associates will promptly investigate any allegations, and will respond by including removal of or blocking access to allegedly infringed content.

7.1. If you are affected by unauthorized access, please contact Dermatology Associates for secondary review of your account.

7.2. Copyright violations of alleged infringement and counter-notifications may be sent to:
DERMATOLOGY ASSOCIATES OF SEATTLE
1730 MINOR AVE, SUITE #1000,
SEATTLE, WA 98101
UNITED STATES

7.3. Dermatology Associates will not be a party to any disputes or lawsuits regarding alleged copyright infringement.

8. Limitation of Liability.
TO THE GREATEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, DERMATOLOGY ASSOCIATES'S LIABILITY TO ANY CLAIMS, LOSSES, OR DAMAGES ASSOCIATED TO THE USE, OPERATION OR FUNCTIONING OF THE DERMATOLOGY ASSOCIATES WEBSITE SHALL BE LIMITED TO DIRECT MONETARY DAMAGES WHICH WILL NOT NOT INCLUDE INDIRECT, PUNITIVE OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, EVEN IF DERMATOLOGY ASSOCIATES HAS BEEN NOTIFIED OF POSSIBLE RISKS.

9. Dispute resolution.
These terms of use are to in accordance with federal law applicable to all parties, including HIPAA, provided that state law matters are to be exclusively construed Washington state laws. Jurisdiction for all disputes arising from our terms of use shall be in the circuit court within Washington State.

10. Contact Information.
DERMATOLOGY ASSOCIATES OF SEATTLE
1730 MINOR AVE, SUITE #1000,
SEATTLE, WA 98101
UNITED STATES


[ ii ] PRIVACY POLICY
Dermatology Associates privacy policy is intended to make users comprehend the ways personal information is collected through the Dermatology Associates website and to explained to on how we guard information. This policy informs you for decisions you're making about information sharing.

1. Subject to notice of services.
Dermatology Associates provides a variety of information and communication services within the Dermatology Associates website. Service information, articles, promotions, and education are available to the general public. Dermatology Associates offers personalized, interactive tools to help you manage your dermatological care through the Patient Portal or Payment Portal site. For more information about Patient Portal or Payment Portal Services and registration, please see the Patient Portal or Payment Portal user agreement.

1.1. Our privacy policy applies to personal information received or created by Dermatology Associates from the following Dermatology Associates Services:
(A) Access to educational information, including links to informative Web sites. (B) Access to information and news services about Dermatology Associates services, health care providers and facilities, and employment opportunities. (C) Access to information about Dermatology Associates events, promotions, and articles, including online reviews. (D) Access to information about physician career opportunities.

1.2. Our privacy policy does not apply to data received or created by Dermatology Associates from any of the following Dermatology Associates and Patient Portal or Payment Portal services:
(A) Online search and application for employment opportunities at Dermatology Associates, are subject to a separate privacy policy. (B) The online registration for appointments, consultation or care at Dermatology Associates clinic. Personal information received or created through the Dermatology Associates website is subject to the privacy practices applicable during registration. If you wish to review the privacy practices notice that applies to our Dermatology Associates clinic, please ask at the time of appointment booking or registration. (C) The Patient Portal and Payment Portal Services. To review the notice of privacy practices for Patient Portal or Payment Portal services, please see this web page.

2. Use and Disclosure of Personal Information.
Dermatology Associates collects and uses personal information subject to this Privacy Policy as follows:
(A) Dermatology Associates will not intentionally collect any personal data subject to this Privacy Policy about any person under the age of 13. (B) Dermatology Associates will not disclose any personal information obtained through the Dermatology Associates site for any third party marketing purposes. (C) Dermatology Associates will not collect or use personal information about your use of the Services to obtain educational information, news, information about Dermatology Associates services, activities, and classes, career or employment opportunities, to make decisions with insurance underwriting, dermatological care or treatment, or administration of health care for individuals. Dermatology Associates will not use such information to infer or make any determinations about an individual's skin health condition or dermatological needs. Dermatology Associates may use personal data collected during your registration for Patient Portal or Payment Portal or provided by you in communicating with Dermatology Associates about your Patient Portal or Payment Portal account, to administer your My Dermatology Associates account. (D) Dermatology Associates may use personal information collected during registration for Dermatology Associates services, activities or classes, to administer such services, promotions, or events. E: Dermatology Associates will disclose personal information when required to do so by subpoena or other legal obligation, in response to a government agency's request.

3. Cookies.
A "cookie" is microdata which makes the website operate on your desktop or mobile device which allows web servers to host the Dermatology Associates website while maintaining user navigation and overall website design. The cookies on the Dermatology Associates website DO NOT identify users by name or any other personal identifier. Dermatology Associates uses website cookies as in the following manners:
(A) Unregistered users will have cookies placed on their device or computer for navigational use of the Dermatology Associates website. (B) Registered users may have cookies placed on their computers to allow their experience of the Dermatology Associates site to be customized and facilitated. Example for this is a class registration form that has the user's name entered as a convenience to the user via the contact form or appointment request form.

4. Third-Party Plugins.
In addition to using cookies, we use third-party services to serve interest-based experiences for Dermatology Associates products and services online. These service services interact with our website through the use of it's technologies. In the course of serving these services, a unique cookie on your computer and may record information to these cookies based upon your navigation throughout the website. If you do wish to cease information used to serve you, please consult your browsers navigation settings to block any/all cookies and third party plugins.

5. Safeguarding information.
Dermatology Associates reserves the right to change it's privacy policy at any time. Reasonable attempts will be made to notify you of changes we feel are relevant to you. All changes are published unless alternative posting dates are specified. Your continued use of the Dermatology Associates website after we have posted a changes to this very privacy policy will be considered your consent to any change.

6. Relationship to the agreement.
The provisions of the Dermatology Associates website terms of use apply to and are incorporated in this privacy policy in reference.


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