Privacy Policy

At VIVA! GYN, we understand your privacy is important and is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal data. This Privacy Policy explains how we handle personal data collected when you use our website ( or this “Website” or our “Website”).

By submitting your personal data to us through this website you consent to our collection, use, processing, sharing, storage, security, retention and access as described in this Privacy Policy.

Contact forms

We collect basic contact information when you choose to submit an online form. Our scheduling and newsletter forms ask for contact information, but that information will only be used for those purposes.


Some local cookies are used via Google Analytics tracking, which is anonymized.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Tracking & Analytics

This site uses Google Analytics to provide traffic information to us. Google Analytics gathers anonymous demographic information, and data retention is set to 26 months.

We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

This Website uses cookies, beacons and other tracking tools. A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s computer tied to data about the user. A beacon is small image placed on a website or in an email that is used to monitor the behavior of users visiting our Website. You are not required to accept these tools to use this Website. If you choose not to accept cookies, beacons and/or other tracking tools, some functionality of this Website may not work properly.

We may use cookies and beacons for these purposes:

  1. We may use cookies and beacons to track visitors around our Website. We may use this information to analyze browsing, use and navigation patterns on our Website so that we may enhance and improve its functionality and service.
  2. We may use cookies and beacons to analyze device and location information to target specific products or services to you.
  3. We may use cookies and beacons, and personal data collected through them, for marketing and advertising purposes. These uses include but are not limited to retargeting advertising, or serving you ads, once you have left our Website and analyzing effectiveness of our promotions.
  4. Cookies are also used to facilitate data matching as described below.

Who we share your data with

By default WordPress does not share any personal data with anyone. Any marketing data that may be gathered through the use of this site is used for those purposes only.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Contact information

If you have any concerns about your information, you can contact us at:

VIVA! GYN, Dr. Peter Palacio
2450 NE Mary Rose Place
Suite 200
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 323-3747

Additional information

How we protect your data

The IP address of visitors, user ID of logged in users, and username of login attempts are conditionally logged to check for malicious activity and to protect the site from specific kinds of attacks. Examples of conditions when logging occurs include login attempts, log out requests, requests for suspicious URLs, changes to site content, and password updates. This information is retained for 180 days.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We use security plugins, firewalls, and an SSL certificate to secure any information you may exchange with this website.

Users Outside the U.S.

This Website is not directed at or intended for users outside the U.S. Please be advised that if you are located in the European Union or another region with laws related to data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, your personal data submitted through this Website and transferred to the U.S. may not have the same legal data protection as in your jurisdiction. Please review our Terms for additional information.

This website does not give medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

The VIVA! GYN website does not give medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Content, such as words, pictures and other material found on this website, is for informational use only. The information is not to take the place of getting advice from your doctor on diagnosis or treatment. You should not assume that information on a particular topic on the website is complete or up-to-date. Always speak with your doctor or other qualified caregiver with any questions you may have about a medical problem. Never ignore your doctor’s advice or wait to get medical help because of something you have read on this website. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 right away.

Your Consent

By using our site and/or submitting forms, you consent to our websites privacy policy.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page.

This policy was last modified on 09/24/2018.