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IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT EMAIL COMMUNICATIONS
Email is a convenient form of communication. But, sending your medical and other sensitive information via email poses several risks of which you and/or your personal representative should be aware of and consider prior to communicating with us via email:
Email is not a secure form of communication and is unreliable.
- The privacy and security of email communication cannot be guaranteed.
- Email is delivery cannot be guaranteed (e.g., it may be deleted by filters, dropped by ISPs, other otherwise not delivered).
Email is not appropriate for all types of communications.
- E-mail communication is a convenience and not appropriate for emergencies or time-sensitive issues.
- Highly sensitive or personal information should not be communicated by e-mail (e.g., HIV or other STD status, mental illness, and chemical dependency.)
- Clinically relevant messages and responses will be documented in the medical record.
Third parties may be able to access email communications.
- Email can be forwarded, intercepted, printed, read, and stored by others. Email may also be misaddressed.
- Staff other than the health care provider may read and process e-mail.
- Employers may have the right to access e-mails received or sent through their network.
- Online service providers (e.g., your ISP, mail client, etc.) may have a legal right to inspect and keep emails that pass through their system.
Email can introduce viruses into a computer system, and potentially damage or disrupt your computer as well as others on your network.
Dermatology Associates of Tampa Bay shall not be liable for any breach of confidentiality resulting from such use of email or for information that is lost or misdirected due to technical errors or failures.