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Privacy Policy

Coastal Medical Privacy Policy

At Coastal Medical we do not share any of your private health related, or contact information, with anyone outside our medical practice without your written consent. Your privacy is of the utmost importance to us and personal health records are under strict HIPAA guidelines. These guidelines are shared with every patient in our offices. 

Download a copy of our HIPAA policy.

The Coastal Medical website (www.CoastalMedical.com) uses Google Analytics (www.google.com/analytics) to collect visitor data and analyze traffic on our site. This data includes information about your browser, your IP address, your general location as determined from your IP address and provided by your browser, the site from which you come, and the links followed when leaving our site. This information helps us understand customer interests and helps us improve our website. When you visit our site, the pages that you look at, and a short text file called a cookie, are downloaded to your computer. A cookie is used to store small amounts of information. This information is collected for traffic analysis only. We cannot identify your name or address with this information. Depending on the browser that you use, you can set your preferences to block/ refuse cookies, and/ or notify you before they are placed. You may also opt-out of Google Analytics for the web by visiting the Google Analytics Opt-out Page and install the add-on for your specific browser. Google Analytics does not sell, give, or trade the statistics they store to any 3rd parties for data-mining or marketing purposes. Please visit www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/ for their privacy policy.

Social Media
If you share our content through social media, for example by liking us on Facebook, following or tweeting about us on Twitter, or giving us a '+1' via Google Plus, those social networks will record that you have done so and may set a cookie for this purpose. In some cases, where a page on our website includes content from a social network, such as a Twitter feed, or Facebook comments box, those services may set a cookie even where you do not click a button.  As is the case for all cookies, we cannot access those set by social networks.

Log Files
Our systems automatically gather some information about visitors. This information includes the IP address of the computer they are using, browser type, language, and the times and dates of webpage visits. The data collected does not include information that would identify you personally and is used, as described above, for statistical analysis, to understand user behavior, and to administer the site.