Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy
Surgical Specialists of Spokane respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it at all times. This online privacy statement explains how the AMA collects, uses and safeguards information on its Web site. This Internet Privacy Statement applies only to information collected by the Surgical Specialists of Spokane through its Web site.

Changes to the Internet Privacy Statement
As our organization, membership and benefits change from time to time, this Internet Privacy Statement is expected to change as well. We reserve the right to amend the Internet Privacy Statement at any time, for any reason. We will post a notice that this Internet Privacy Statement has been amended by revising the “Last updated” date at the bottom of this page.
If you have questions about this Internet Privacy Statement, please send an e-mail to Please note that we cannot process opt-out requests sent to this e-mail address.

What information we collect and how we use it
Information we collect — When you browse and do not interact with the site for any online service or product from the Surgical Specialists of Spokane, you browse anonymously. Personally identifiable information–such as your name, address, phone number and e-mail address–is not collected as you browse.

When you become a registered user on our site, or choose to interact with our site in other ways, such as participating in online surveys, submitting questions or comments or requesting information or materials, we will collect certain personal information from you. The type of personal information collected will vary but may include name, address, phone number, birth date, billing and delivery information, e-mail address, credit card information and other demographic information. We do not collect Social Security numbers via an Surgical Specialists of Spokane Web site. The type of product or service that you seek will determine the personal information that is collected. For a listing of the exact type of personal information that will be collected from you, please refer to the appropriate online form.

How we use your e-mail address — The following defines how e-mail will be handled for physicians and medical students, Surgical Specialists of Spokane members and nonphysicians who have supplied their e-mail address to the Surgical Specialists of Spokane.

Physicians, medical students, and nonphysicians: The Surgical Specialists of Spokane may also send “transactional or relational e-mail messages” to physicians, medical students, and nonphysicians with whom we already have a relationship.

It is Surgical Specialists of Spokane policy that anyone who has supplied the Surgical Specialists of Spokane with their e-mail address will receive only messages they have specifically requested.

We do not share, sell, trade, exchange or rent your e-mail address to vendors for them to market their products or services to you. When we hire vendors to deliver e-mails to you on our behalf, they are under agreement and limited from using your e-mail address for any other purpose.

When we send e-mail to you, we may be able to identify information about your e-mail address, such as whether you can view graphic-rich HTML e-mail. If your e-mail address is HTML-enabled, we may choose to send you graphic-rich HTML e-mail messages.

With whom we may share information — Surgical Specialists of Spokane may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process served on the Surgical Specialists of Spokane; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Surgical Specialists of Spokane; or (c) protect the personal safety of Surgical Specialists of Spokane personnel or members of the public in urgent circumstances. In addition to the disclosures identified above, if you are a physician or medical student, the personal information you provide through the Surgical Specialists of Spokane Web site may be incorporated into the Surgical Specialists of Spokane’s physician database. The names and addresses of physicians and medical students in the Surgical Specialists of Spokane are made available only for communications that are germane to the practice of medicine or of interest to physicians or medical students as consumers.

Children under 13 — We do not knowingly solicit data online from or market online to children under the age of 13.

Information security — Surgical Specialists of Spokane implements security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. We restrict access to personal information to the Surgical Specialists of Spokane’s business partners who may need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our services. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.

Linking to other Internet sites
You should be aware that other Internet sites that link to the Surgical Specialists of Spokane site or to an Surgical Specialists of Spokane e-mail may contain privacy provisions that differ from the provisions of this Internet Privacy Statement. To ensure your privacy is protected, we recommend that you review the privacy statements of other Internet sites you visit.

Physicians and medical students may update or correct any information the Surgical Specialists of Spokane may have on file by going online or may call (509) 747-6194. Updates or corrections to certain types of information (e.g. physician licensure, medical education or training, etc.) will require independent verification prior to effectuating any (permanent) change to our files.

Changes to the Internet privacy statement The Surgical Specialists of Spokane regularly reviews its compliance with this Internet Privacy Statement. Please feel free to direct any questions or concerns regarding this Internet Privacy Statement or Surgical Specialists of Spokane’s treatment of personal information by sending us an e-mail. Changes to our Internet Privacy Statement will be noted below so that you can be fully informed about the privacy protections we provide and your choices with regard to our use of personal information.

Effective Date: December 10, 2010