Terms of use

Website Disclaimer and Privacy Statement


The Boston Hernia website is intended to provide general information and resources to our patients, visitors, family members, health care professionals, and other interested parties. The website provides information about our providers, services, and facilities along with general educational information and post-operative information. Boston Hernia’s website is not an attempt to practice medicine or provide specific medical advice, nor does use of the website establish a doctor-patient relationship. For medical treatment or answers to personal or medical questions, please consult with a Boston Hernia provider or other qualified healthcare provider. If at any time you believe that you have a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1.

While Boston Hernia tries to keep the information on the website as current as possible, we disclaim any warranty concerning its accuracy, timeliness, and completeness, and any other warranty, express or implied, including warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Boston Hernia provides links to some external non-Boston Hernia websites for your convenience. Boston Hernia is not responsible for the availability, accuracy, or content of any non-Boston Hernia sites.

Privacy Statement

Boston Hernia is committed to protecting your privacy. The Boston Hernia website allows you to visit most areas without identifying yourself or providing personal information. For those areas where you elect to provide identifiable information, we will make every effort to protect your privacy. This privacy statement is intended to inform you about our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website.

If you email us or complete an online form, your email identifier name and email address will be stored in our database. Although we have taken steps to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of personally-identifiable information that you may provide via email, please understand that electronic transmissions via the Internet are not necessarily secure from interception and so we cannot guarantee the security or confidentiality of such transmissions. Accordingly, please do not provide any health information, confidential or otherwise, about yourself, your family, or any other person known to you, via email. In addition, If you receive an email that looks like it is from Boston Hernia and asks for your personal information, do not respond. This may be a scam or “Phishing” email intended to steal your information. Boston Hernia will never request your password, username, credit card information or other personal information through email.

Some sections of this website use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies,” which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators, and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Boston Hernia may use this information to help us improve the services we offer and to improve our website offerings and information.

Google may transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or to third parties that process the information on Google’s behalf, subject to a confidentiality agreement. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Subject to appropriate confidentiality safeguards, Boston Hernia may share your information with third parties in order to respond to your requests or provide the services requested, or as may be required by law. We do not sell or rent your personal information. 

The Boston Hernia website is not intended for children under the age of 18 or for users outside the United States of America. Boston Hernia does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from such persons.

By choosing to use the Boston Hernia website you acknowledge and agree to the terms of this Web Privacy Statement. You assume full responsibility for using the information on this site, and understand and agree that Boston Hernia is not responsible or liable for any claim, loss, or damage resulting from its use by you or any other user. Boston Hernia reserves the right to modify the Website Disclaimer and Privacy Statement. The date on which it was last revised is identified at the bottom of the page and we recommend that you periodically check this page to stay up to date with any changes.

If you have questions about this Website Disclosure and Privacy Statement or concerns about how we collect, protect, or use your personal information, please contact us at (617) 466-3373.

Updated: May 27, 2022

Please do not use this website if you do not accept or agree to these Terms of Use.