Commitment to Privacy

Brown & Toland Physicians (“Brown & Toland”) respects the right to privacy of all visitors to its website and is committed to maintaining the privacy of those who use our website. This Consumer Website Privacy Policy is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect and use the personal information you provide to us and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our website. Brown & Toland may modify this Consumer Website Privacy Policy at any time, and such modifications shall be effective immediately upon posting the modified policy on this website. You agree to review this policy periodically to be aware of such modifications, and accessing or using our website constitutes your acceptance of this policy as it appears at the time of your access or use.

Information We Collect

When you visit our website, we collect a limited amount of information such as the date and time of the visits and which pages were visited. We use this information to measure the effectiveness of our website and to improve the user experience for all website visitors.

How We Use Information

Brown & Toland does not collect personal identifying information about you through our website unless you choose to disclose it. Brown & Toland limits the sharing and use of personal information that you submit to Brown & Toland personnel who need this information to respond to your question or request, to provide services to you, and to address inappropriate uses of our website.

Brown & Toland uses the personal information that you submit to us via our website to administer our business activities and to respond to your inquiries. We will not sell, lease, rent, or license your personal information to a third party, unless you authorize us to do so, or except as required by law. We may provide your personal information to health care entities involved in providing health care to you, such as your health plan or physician. In such case, Brown & Toland will disclose personal information in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.


If you provide an email address to subscribe to a Brown & Toland sponsored publication or newsletter, we may use your email address to send you communications about other Brown & Toland products and services. Your email address may be provided to Brown & Toland’s contracted email management vendors for purposes of delivering these communications; however, your email address is not shared with businesses outside of Brown & Toland for any marketing purposes.


Brown & Toland may occasionally ask site visitors to complete a survey to help us understand the needs of our visitors so that we can improve our site. The data collected from these surveys is aggregated and stripped of identifying information. The information may be shared with third parties with whom we have a business relationship. Those third parties have agreed to keep all data from surveys confidential.

IP Addresses

The Web server automatically collects the 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.

Links to Third-Party Websites

Our website may contain links to other websites that are neither owned by nor controlled by Brown & Toland. Once you leave our website, our privacy policy no longer applies, and you will be subject to the privacy policies, if any, of the other website.


Brown & Toland collects information about visitors to its site using “cookies” (also known as an HTTP cookie, web cookie, or browser cookie), which are small pieces of data sent from our website and stored in a user’s web browser while a user is browsing a website. The use of cookies helps us recognize a repeat visitor and offer the visitor a set of services or information requested in a previous visit. We use session cookies to track a visitor’s path through our website during a visit, to help us understand how people use our website. Cookies are not used on non-secure portions of Brown & Toland’s website.

Web beacons

We may also occasionally use “Web beacons” (also known as “clear gifs,” “Web bugs,” “1-pixel gifs,” etc.) that allow us to collect non-personal information about your response to our email communications, and for other purposes. Web beacons are tiny images, placed on a Web page or email, that can tell us if you’ve gone to a particular area on our Site. We do not collect any personal health information with a Web beacon, and do not link Web beacons with any other personal health information you’ve given us. Since Web beacons are used in conjunction with persistent cookies (described above), if you set your browser to decline or deactivate cookies, Web beacons cannot function.


Brown & Toland uses reasonable precautions to safeguard the personal information provided to us voluntarily by website visitors. We protect electronic information behind a firewall and encrypt online forms that are submitted through our website. We also restrict your personal information so that only Brown & Toland employees and agents who need it to perform their job have access to it. However, messages that you send to us by email may not be secure. If you choose to send any confidential personal information to us via email, you accept the risk that a third party may intercept and use this information.

Policy Change Notification

Brown & Toland uses the information you provide us in accordance with the privacy policy that was in effect when you provided the information. From time to time, Brown & Toland may change its privacy policy, such as when there is a new law or when technology changes. Please check our website frequently to see changes to the privacy policy.

Questions About Your Personal Information

If you have questions about your personal information maintained by Brown & Toland, please contact us by email, phone, or postal service using the “Contact Us” page.

Brown & Toland Health Services: Notice of Privacy Practices