Policies and Legal Notices

TERMS OF USE

All health information posted on the site is based on the latest research and national treatment standards, and have been written and reviewed by Alexander Mantas, MD PA unless otherwise specified. The information provided on www.mantasMD.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between patient/site visitor and his/her physician. By accessing, browsing and/or using webpages or other digital content in this site, you accept, without limitation or qualification, the following terms of use.

CONSENT

You agree that your use of www.mantasMD.com and any uses of any services or materials are subject to your agreement with all of these Terms of Use, Security Policy, and the Privacy Policy. You agree that you will not violate any local, state, federal or international laws in using this website or accessing any material on this website.

SITE ACCESS

Alexander Mantas, MD PA or www.mantasMD.com reserves the right to prohibit, restrict or discontinue your access to certain pages within the website if you violate any terms of this agreement. Alexander Mantas, MD PA or www.mantasMD.com may modify these Terms of Use at any time without notice. The modified terms of use will be effective upon posting on our website. To remain in compliance, Alexander Mantas, MD PA or www.mantasMD.com suggest that you review the Terms of Use, as well as the other website policies listed above, at regular intervals.

SECURITY

All forms that request personal information (name, address, email address, etc) are secure and provide encrypted transmission over the Internet. Please refer below for more information concerning encryption technology utilized by Alexander Mantas, MD PA or www.mantasMD.com.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY

Materials, services and other information are provided “as is” by Alexander Mantas, MD PA and www.mantasMD.com for educational purposes only. Alexander Mantas, MD PA and www.mantasMD.com makes no express or implied warranties, including, but not limited to, any warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or use, title or non infringement. Although our health information content is reviewed by healthcare professionals, Alexander Mantas, MD PA and www.mantasMD.com does not guarantee the accuracy, adequacy, or completeness of any information and is not responsible for any errors or omissions or for the results obtained from the use of such information. You acknowledge and agree that Alexander Mantas, MD PA and www.mantasMD.com does not operate or control the internet and therefore Alexander Mantas, MD PA and www.mantasMD.com does not guarantee that the use of this website will be error free or free of technology downtimes or unavailability. You acknowledge and agree that Alexander Mantas, MD PA and www.mantasMD.com cannot and does not guarantee against viruses, worms, or other unauthorized users or hackers attempting to obtain access to this website or information transmitted to or from this site. Alexander Mantas, MD PA and www.mantasMD.com also reserves the right to temporarily or permanently discontinue this site, any page, or any functionality on this website at any time and without notice.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

In no event shall Alexander Mantas, MD PA or www.mantasMD.com be liable for any direct, indirect, special, consequential or monetary damages, including fees, and penalties in connection with your use of materials posted on this site or connectivity to or from this site to any other site.

GOVERNING LAW

You agree that any claim or dispute relating to the Alexander Mantas, MD PA or www.mantasMD.com or your use or reliance on this website shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas without regard to its conflict of laws provisions. The parties agree to be bound and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the local, state or federal courts located in Dallas County, Texas.

USER NAME AND PASSWORD

In the event you access any service requiring a user name and password, you are solely responsible for keeping such user name and password strictly confidential.

CHILDREN

Accept as otherwise indicated, Alexander Mantas, MD PA or www.mantasMD.com does not knowingly or intentionally collect personal information from children under age 18. The content of our website is directed at adults, and therefore this site is intended for use only by adults over the age of 18. If you are under the age of 18, please consult a parent or guardian for help in using this website.

EXTERNAL LINKS

Please note that pages of this site may be linked to other sites which may have different terms of use. Alexander Mantas, MD PA or www.mantasMD.com does not own, control, manage, supervise, direct or otherwise have any involvement in the business or affairs of ay third party site. Alexander Mantas, MD PA or www.mantasMD.com are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of the third party site. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the privacy policy of that site. Alexander Mantas, MD PA encourages you to be aware when you are leaving www.MantasMD.com site to read the privacy statements of each and every website that you visit before providing any personally identifiable information.

TRADEMARKS AND COPYRIGHTS

All trademarks, service marks, and logos or copyrights displayed and used in this site are the property of their respective owners. Nothing in this site should be construed as granting any right or license to use any Trademark without the written permission of its owner.

SECURITY POLICY

Alexander Mantas, MD PA and www.mantasMD.com values your privacy and security. We do not collect payment data on our website. Any payments made to Alexander Mantas, MD PA through Digestive Health Associates of Texas are managed electronically by Heartland Payment Systems a third-party merchant services company, where your data is protected through Secure Socket Layer (SSL) 128-bit encryption, ensuring your confidential information is protected using both server authentication and data encryption technology. Please read their website policies for more information.

PRIVACY POLICY

We understand, acknowledge and respect any individual’s right to privacy and the concerns one may have in regard to privacy and security. We recognize the importance of protecting the privacy of information provided by our patients, as well as, general users of our website.

MEDICAL DISCLAIMER

If this is a medical emergency please immediately call emergency personnel (911) to get prompt medical attention. Do not rely on electronic communications for assistance in regard to your immediate, urgent medical needs. Alexander Mantas, MD PA or www.mantasMD.com cannot guarantee appropriate response times.

PERSONAL INFORMATION

A visitor can access and browse our entire site at any time without providing any personal information. We do not collect information that would personally identify you unless you choose to provide it. In addition, Alexander Mantas, MD PA and www.mantasMD.com do not share any personally identifiable information of any individual with any third party unrelated to Alexander Mantas, MD PA or www.mantasMD.com, except in situations where we must provide information for legal purposes, insurance, referrals or investigations, or if so directed by the patient through a proper authorization.

FORMS

Our website contains forms through which users may request information or supply feedback to us. In some cases, telephone numbers, email addresses or return addresses are required so that we can supply requested information to you, and in other cases, correct names and addresses are required to process credit card payments. After you fill out a form, we may contact you with follow-up information. We do not provide any information supplied on our web forms to any outside organization for any reason (other than where we may be required to by law, or as necessary to process credit card information). We do not save this personal information for any other reason.

EMAIL

“Phishing” is a scam designed to steal your personal information. If you receive an email that looks like it is from Alexander Mantas, MD PA or www.mantasMD.com asking you for your personal information, do not respond. We will never request your password, user name, credit card information or other personal information through email.

NON-PERSONAL INFORMATION

Alexander Mantas, MD PA and www.mantasMD.com collects non-personal information such as website usage, traffic patterns, site performance and related statistics based on our tracking of your visits to the website.

IP ADDRESSES

The web server automatically collects the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computers that access our site. An IP address is a number that is assigned to your computer when you access the internet. It is not truly personally identifiable information because many different individuals can access the Internet via the same computer. We use this information in aggregate form to understand how our site is being used and how we can better serve visitors Please note that although such information is not personally identifiable, we can determine from an IP address a visitor’s internet service provider and the geographic location of his or her point of connectivity.

FIRST PARTY COOKIES

We collect information about visitors to our site using “first party cookies”, which are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser. Cookies are never associated with specific personal identities. First party cookies are distinct from third party cookies that they are created and directly served by the company hosting the website. We use two types of “cookies” on this site: 1. We use persistent cookies to recognize a repeat visitor, enabling us the opportunity to offer the visitor a set of services or information requested in a previous visit. 2. We use session cookies to track a visitor’s path through our site during a visit, to help us understand how people use our site. You can delete our cookies at any time. The “help” section, located on the toolbar of most browsers, will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie or how to disable cookies altogether. Since cookies allow you to take full advantage of some of our website’s best features, we recommend that you leave them turned on.

SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION

Alexander Mantas, MD PA and www.mantasMD.com periodically reviews and modifies, where appropriate, its security policies and procedures. We use reasonable care to protect your personally identifiable and confidential information provided by you to our site. Alexander Mantas, MD PA and www.mantasMD.com has in place a security program that seeks to mitigate this risk substantially.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY

Materials, services and other information are provided “as is” by Alexander Mantas, MD PA and www.mantasMD.com for educational purposes only. Alexander Mantas, MD PA and www.mantasMD.com makes no express or implied warranties, including, but not limited to, any warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or use, title or non infringement. Please note that, by its very nature, a website cannot be absolutely protected against intentional or malicious intrusion attempts. Furthermore, Alexander Mantas, MD PA and www.mantasMD.com does not control the devices or computers or the internet over which you may choose to send confidential personal information and cannot, therefore, prevent such interceptions of compromises to your information while in transit to www.mantasMD.com. Therefore, Alexander Mantas, MD PA or www.mantasMD.com hereby makes no guarantee as to security, integrity or confidentiality of any information transmitted to or from this website, or stored within this website. Beyond our reasonable care to safeguard your information while in transit, Alexander Mantas, MD PA and www.mantasMD.com cannot and does not guarantee the absolute security of electronic communications or transmissions since any transmission made over the internet by any organization or any individual runs the risk of interception. In addition, we hereby make no guarantee as to security, integrity or confidentiality of any information transmitted to or from this website, or stored within this website.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

You assume the sole risk of transmitting your information as it relates to the use of this website, and for any data corruptions, intentional interceptions, intrusions or unauthorized access to information, or of any delays, interruptions to or failures preventing the use this website. In no event shall Alexander Mantas, MD PA or www.mantasMD.com be liable for any direct, indirect, special, consequential or monetary damages, including fees, and penalties in connection with your use of materials posted on this site or connectivity to or from this site to any other site. Alexander Mantas, MD PA or www.mantasMD.com may change this privacy policy without notice to you. Other services provided by Alexander Mantas, MD PA on this website may require you to agree to additional terms. By using this website, you accept these terms.

If you have any questions about our policies please contact our webmaster at info@mantasmd.com

Last updated: 4/01/2015

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