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Privacy Policy

Who We Are
Our website, Aura Dermatology, is committed to maintaining the privacy and protection of your personal information. Our website address is:

When visitors leave comments on our site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, the visitor’s IP address, and browser user agent string to help with spam detection. An anonymized string (hash) created from your email address may be provided to the Gravatar service. Post-comment approval, your profile picture is publicly visible in the context of your comment.

We advise against uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) to the website. Visitors can download and extract location data from images on the site.

Our website uses cookies to enhance your experience. We store cookies for commenters, login information, and screen display choices. Cookies vary in duration, with some expiring after browser closure and others lasting up to a year. You have control over cookie management through your browser settings.

Embedded Content from Other Websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content from other websites. Such content follows the privacy policy of the originating site.

Who We Share Your Data With
We may share your IP address in password reset emails. Otherwise, your personal data is not shared with third parties except as required by law.

How Long We Retain Your Data
Comments and their metadata are retained indefinitely for follow-up comment recognition. User-provided personal information is stored in their profiles and can be edited or deleted by the user, with username changes being the exception.

What Rights You Have Over Your Data
Users can request exported files of personal data we hold and request erasure of their personal data, subject to legal, administrative, or security retention needs.

Where We Send Your Data
Comments may be checked via an automated spam detection service.

HIPAA Compliance
Aura Dermatology is dedicated to protecting your health information in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). We implement stringent measures to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and security of your protected health information (PHI). Our staff is trained in handling PHI with utmost care, and we use secure, HIPAA-compliant systems for data storage and transmission.