Gentle Foot Care is a proud partner of the Ohio Foot and Ankle Specialists network of practices.


Gentle Foot Care is a proud partner of the Ohio Foot and Ankle Specialists network of practices.


Gentle Foot Care, LLC Privacy Policy

This “Privacy Policy” describes the privacy practices of Gentle Foot Care, LLC and our
subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively, “GFC”, “Ohio Foot & Ankle Specialists”, “we”, “us”, or
“our”) in connection with the website, and any other website
that we own or control and which posts or links to this Privacy Policy (collectively, the
“Service”), in connection with our marketing activities, and as otherwise described in this
Privacy Policy. In addition, this Privacy Policy describes your rights and choices with
respect to the Personal Information we collect.

We collect personal information as described below. Note, however, that our business
customers may transmit personal information to us as part of the services we provide
through our voice and messaging platforms, as well as other Services. This Privacy Policy
does not apply to such personal information that we process on behalf of our business
customers. Our use of this personal information is restricted by our agreements with those
business customers. If you have concerns regarding personal information that we process
on behalf of a business, please review their privacy policy and direct your concerns to that
business, or review their privacy policy.

Table of Contents

  • Personal Information We Collect
  • How We Use Your Personal Information
  • How We Share Your Personal Information
  • Your Choices
  • Other Sites and Services
  • Security Practices
  • International Data Transfers
  • Children
  • Changes to this Privacy Policy
  • How to Contact Us

Personal Information We Collect
Information you provide to us
. Personal information you provide to us through the Service
or otherwise includes:

  • Business and personal contact information, such as your first and last name, email
    and mailing addresses, phone number, professional title and company name.
  • Profile information, such as your username and password that you may set to
    establish an online account with us.
  • Registration information, such as information that may be related to a service or an
    event you register for.
  • Feedback or correspondence, such as information you provide when you contact us
    with questions, feedback, or otherwise correspond with us online.
  • Precise geolocation information, such as when you authorize us to access your
  • Transaction information, such as information about payments to and from you and
    other details of products or services you have purchased from us.
  • Usage information, such as any content you upload to the Service or otherwise
    submit to us, including information you provide when you use any interactive
    features of the Service.
  • Marketing information, such as your preferences for receiving communications about
    our activities, events, and publications, and details about how you engage with our
  • Other information that we may collect which is not specifically listed here, but which
    we will use in accordance with this Privacy Policy or as otherwise disclosed at the
    time of collection.

Information we obtain from social media platforms. We may maintain pages for our
Company on social media platforms, such as, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google, YouTube,
Instagram, and other third-party platforms. When you visit or interact with our pages on
those platforms, the platform provider’s privacy policy will apply to your interactions and
their collection, use and processing of your personal information. You or the platforms may
provide us with information through the platform, and we will treat such information in
accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Information we obtain from other third parties. We may receive personal information
about you from third-party sources, such as marketing partners, publicly-available sources
and data providers. Our use of any information obtained from our business customers is
restricted by our agreements with those business partners.
A list of our sub-processors and nature of processing can be requested by contacting
Marketing and advertising. We do not sell your personal information or the personal
information of your users.  We, our service providers and our third-party advertising
partners, may collect and use your personal information for marketing and advertising

  • Direct marketing. We may send you GFC-related direct marketing communications
    as permitted by law, including by email and mail. You may opt-out of our marketing
    communications as described in the Opt-out of marketing communications section
  • Interest-based advertising. We may engage third-party advertising companies and
    social media companies to display ads on our Service and other online services.
    These companies may use cookies and similar technologies to collect information
    about your interaction (including the data described in the “Cookies and Other
    Information Collected by Automated Means” section below) over time across the
    Service, our communications and other online services, and use that information to
    serve online ads that they think will interest you. This is called interest-based
    advertising. We may also share information about our users with these companies to
    facilitate interest-based advertising to those or similar users on other online
    platforms. You can learn more about your choices for limiting interest-based
    advertising in the Advertising choices section below.

Cookies and Other Information Collected by Automated Means
We, our service providers, and our business partners may automatically log information
about you, your computer, and activity occurring on or through the Service. The information
that may be collected automatically includes your computer type and version number,
manufacturer and model, device identifier (such as the Google Advertising ID or Apple ID
for Advertising), browser type, screen resolution, IP address, the website you visited before
browsing to our website, general location information such as city, state or geographic area;
and information about your use of and actions on the Service, such as pages or screens
you viewed, how long you spent on a page or screen, navigation paths between pages or
screens, information about your activity on a page or screen, access times, and length of
access. Our service providers and business partners may collect this type of information
over time and across third-party websites.
On our webpages, this information is collected using cookies, browser web storage (also
known as locally stored objects, or “LSOs”), web beacons, and similar technologies, and our
emails may also contain web beacons.

Users of the Service may have the opportunity to refer friends or other contacts to us. If you
are an existing user, you may only submit a referral if you have permission to provide the
referral’s contact information to us so that we may contact them.

How We Use Your Personal Information
We use your personal information for the following purposes and as otherwise described in
this Privacy Policy or at the time of collection:
To operate the Service. We use your personal information to:

  • provide, operate and improve the Service;
  • provide information about our products and services;
  • establish and maintain your user profile on the Service;
  • communicate with you about the Service, including by sending you announcements,
    updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages;
  • communicate with you about events or contests in which you participate;
  • understand your needs and interests, and personalize your experience with the
    Service and our communications;
  • provide support and maintenance for the Service; and
  • respond to your requests, questions and feedback.

For research and development. We analyze use of the Service to analyze and improve
the Service and to develop new products and services, including by studying user
demographics and use of the Service.
To comply with law. We use your personal information as we believe necessary or
appropriate to comply with applicable laws, lawful requests, and legal process, such as to
respond to subpoenas or requests from government authorities.
For compliance, fraud prevention, and safety. We may use your personal information
and disclose it to law enforcement, government authorities, and private parties as we
believe necessary or appropriate to: (a) protect our, your or others’ rights, privacy, safety or
property (including by making and defending legal claims); (b) enforce the terms and
conditions that govern the Service; and (c) protect, investigate and deter against fraudulent,
harmful, unauthorized, unethical or illegal activity.
With your consent. In some cases, we may specifically ask for your consent to collect, use
or share your personal information, such as when required by law.
To create anonymous, aggregated or de-identified data. We may create anonymous,
aggregated or de-identified data from your personal information and other individuals whose
personal information we collect. We make personal information into anonymous,
aggregated or de-identified data by removing information that makes the data personally
identifiable to you. We may use this anonymous, aggregated or de-identified data and share
it with third parties for our lawful business purposes, including to analyze and improve the
Service and promote our business.
How We Share Your Personal Information
We do not share your personal information with third parties without your consent, except in
the following circumstances or as described in this Privacy Policy:
Affiliates. We may share your personal information with our corporate parent, subsidiaries,
and affiliates, for purposes consistent with this Privacy Policy.
Service providers. We may share your personal information with third-party companies
and individuals that provide services on our behalf or help us operate the Service (such as
customer support, hosting, analytics, call or message routing, email delivery, marketing, and
database management services). These third parties may use your personal information
only as directed or authorized by us and in a manner consistent with this Privacy Policy, and
are prohibited from using or disclosing your information for any other purpose.
Partners. We may sometimes share your personal information with partners or enable
partners to collect information directly via our Service.
Professional advisors. We may disclose your personal information to professional
advisors, such as lawyers, bankers, auditors and insurers, where necessary in the course of
the professional services that they render to us.
For compliance, fraud prevention and safety. We may share your personal information
for the compliance, fraud prevention and safety purposes described above.
Business transfers. We may sell, transfer or otherwise share some or all of our business
or assets, including your personal information, in connection with a business transaction (or
potential business transaction) such as a corporate divestiture, merger, consolidation,
acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets, or in the event of bankruptcy or dissolution.

Your Choices
In this section, we describe the rights and choices available to all users.
Access or Update Your Information. If you have registered for an account with us, you
may review and update certain personal information in your account profile by logging into
the account.
Opt-out of marketing communications. You may opt-out of marketing-related emails by
following the opt-out or unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of the email, or by contacting
us at You may continue to receive service-related and other
non-marketing emails.
Cookies. Most browser settings let you delete and reject cookies placed by websites. Many
browsers accept cookies by default until you change your settings. If you do not accept
cookies, you may not be able to use all functionality of the Service and it may not work
properly. For more information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been
set on your browser and how to manage and delete them, visit We use Google Analytics to help us understand user
activity on the Service. You can learn more about Google Analytics cookies at and
about how Google protects your data at You can
prevent the use of Google Analytics relating to your use of the Service by downloading and
installing a browser plugin available at

Advertising choices. You can limit use of your information for interest-based advertising

  • Browser settings. Blocking third-party cookies in your browser settings.
  • Privacy browsers/plug-ins. By using privacy browsers or ad-blocking browser plug-
    ins that let you block tracking technologies.
  • Platform settings. Google offers opt-out features that let you opt-out of use of your
    information for interest-based advertising:
  • Google:
  • Ad industry tools. Opting out of interest-based ads from companies participating in
    the following industry opt-out programs:
  • Network Advertising Initiative:
  • Digital Advertising Alliance:
  • AppChoices mobile app, available at, which will allow you to opt-out of
    interest-based ads in mobile apps served by participating members of the
    Digital Advertising Alliance.

You will need to apply these opt-out settings on each device from which you wish to opt-out.
Do Not Track. Some Internet browsers may be configured to send “Do Not Track” signals
to the online services that you visit. We currently do not respond to “Do Not Track” or similar
signals. To find out more about “Do Not Track,” please visit
Choosing not to share your personal information. Where we are required by law to
collect your personal information, or where we need your personal information in order to
provide the Service to you, if you do not provide this information when requested (or you
later ask to delete it), we may not be able to provide you with our services. We will tell you
what information you must provide to receive the Service by designating it as required at the
time of collection or through other appropriate means.
Other Sites and Services
The Service may contain links to other websites, and other online services operated by third
parties. These links are not an endorsement of, or representation that we are affiliated with,
any third party. In addition, our content may be included on web pages or online services
that are not associated with us. We do not control third-party websites, or online services,
and we are not responsible for their actions. Other websites and services follow different
rules regarding the collection, use and sharing of your personal information. We encourage
you to read the privacy policies of the other websites and online services you use.
Security Practices
The security of your personal information is important to us. We employ a number of
organizational, technical and physical safeguards designed to protect the personal
information we collect. However, security risk is inherent in all internet and information
technologies and we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information. Email, in
particular, is an insecure way to transmit personal information. Please take special care
regarding what information you send to us via email.
The Service is not directed to, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from,
anyone under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has
provided us with information without their consent, he or she should contact us. We will
delete such information from our files as soon as reasonably practicable. We encourage
parents with concerns to contact us.
Changes to this Privacy Policy
We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time. If we make material changes
to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you by updating the date of this Privacy Policy and
posting it on the Service. We may, and if required by law, will also provide notification of
changes in another way that we believe is reasonably likely to reach you, such as via e-mail
(if you have an account where we have your contact information) or another manner
through the Service.
Any modifications to this Privacy Policy will be effective upon our posting the new terms
and/or upon implementation of the new changes on the Service (or as otherwise indicated
at the time of posting). In all cases, your continued use of the Service after the posting of
any modified Privacy Policy indicates your acceptance of the terms of the modified Privacy

How to Contact Us
If you would like to exercise your rights under this Policy, please submit your request to:
Please direct any questions or comments about this Policy or privacy practices to You may also write to us via postal mail at:
Gentle Foot Care, LLC
PO Box 27940
Columbus, Ohio 43227