Terms and Conditions

By using the web site DoctorStrumba.com (“this site”), you agree to the following terms and conditions.

Mission statement: Anna Strumba MD, FAAP created this site to connect with patients, friends and colleagues, and to share the information on children’s health, parenting, breastfeeding, and anything related to her life as a busy Metro Detroit pediatrician and a mother of three children.

Disclaimer: No medical advice! All medical information on this site is intended to be for informational purposes only. This information is meant to complement and not replace any advice or information obtained from your health professional. Do not expect to get via this site a medical advice, diagnosis or treatment; not even if you are a current patient of Dr. Strumba. With any questions you may have regarding a medical condition, consult with your doctor in person. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call 911 immediately. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website!

Authority. We strive to make most of the content of this site accessible to the general public. (a) Editorial content. Anna Strumba MD personally authors the medical/health information published on this site. (b) External links. We may provide information from external sources (with proper bibliographic references), and/or links to such external sources. Those links are for your convenience and not an endorsement of any products or services. (c) User comments. Internet users posting comments on this blog should not be considered as health professionals.

We love your comments! We welcome all kinds of thoughts – supportive, dissenting, critical or otherwise. The few rules are: (a) Be polite. (b) Post the information which is true and correct to your knowledge. When relevant, provide the sources to health/medical claims. (c) No spam.

We use automatic spam filters and occasionally moderate comments. Moderators are volunteers. We reserve the right to erase, without notification, any comment we judge inappropriate (e.g. abusive, off-topic, promoting hate of any kind, using excessive foul language, or including an ad hominem attack).

We read your emails. We do prefer hearing from you via comments (see above), but if you want to email us, do it. We read all your emails and strive to promptly answer them. Beware that we cannot answer personal medical questions. You cannot become Dr. Strumba’s patient by sending an email or leaving a comment. We might choose to respond to some emails by posting an answer on this site.

Disclaimer: No private communications with the doctor! This site does not provide a channel for confidential/ secure/ private doctor-patient communications. You agree that if we ever choose to reply to your comments or emails, it will not establish patient-doctor relationships between you and us. With any specific questions you may have regarding a specific medical condition, consult with your doctor in person and not via the web site.

We respect your privacy. (a) We will never sell, rent or otherwise share with others your e-mail address. We may occasionally send you email updates about this site. (b) Be aware that your registration information (such as your email address and password) will be stored on the inherently vulnerable shared servers outside of our physical control; we encourage you to use different password for each web site you register. (c) The comments that you may post on this site will be visible to the whole world; we strongly discourage you from posting any sensitive personal or health information here. You won’t be able to erase your own comments. (d) To better understand who our users are, we enable Google Analytics to automatically collect data about the site’s traffic via Google advertising cookies and anonymous identifiers. To prevent your data from being used by Google Analytics, you can visit the Google Analytics opt-out page and install the add-on for your browser.

Ownership and financial disclosure. Anna Strumba MD owns and operates this site out of her personal funds.

Advertising. To offset the costs of running this site, we do participate in affiliate programs, and we do accept paid advertising and sponsorship. The presence of an ad on our site does not imply endorsement of the advertised company or product. All advertisements on this site will be clearly labeled by such words as “Sponsored Link”, “Ads”, “Advertisement”, “Ads by Google”, “AdChoices”, etc.

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(Version of October 14, 2014)

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