Website Privacy Statement

The UW Department of Orthopedics & Sports Medicine offers this privacy statement to demonstrate our commitment to privacy.

We adhere to the policies outlined by UW Medicine. View the "Joint Notice of Privacy Practices of UW Medicine and Certain Other Providers" here.

IP addresses
We may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our web site. Your IP address may also be used to gather broad demographic information about our users.

"Ask for help"
Our “Ask for help” forms ask visitors for their e-mail address. This address is used to contact visitors when necessary, such as to respond to questions or other comments you send to our site. We do not use it for any other reason, and will not contact you unless it is to respond to your question. This site is experimental/educational, which means it is used for research purposes in addition to providing a service for visitors. Any question you submit may be used for educational or research purposes. Identifying information such as your name and your e-mail address will be removed before being used for research and will not be supplied to any outside parties. If you DO NOT want your question included in our database, please do not submit a question. If you have previously submitted a question and would like it removed from consideration for research purposes, please contact the webmaster.

We often run surveys about our site. Our on line survey are anonymous and are used to improve our site and better serve our users. Demographic information is collected, but we do not ask for any personally identifying information.

E-mail communication
E-mail messages sent to our website may not be secure. Site visitors should not send confidential information by e-mail. Site visitors sending e-mail accept the risk that a third party may intercept e-mail messages.

E-mails sent to this website are answered by the web site manager, NOT by a medical doctor. We cannot give medical advice.

This site contains links to other sites. The UW Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine is not responsible for the privacy policies or content of such web sites.

More information
Please see also the University of Washington Privacy Statement.