Disclaimer & Online Privacy Policy

DurwardBlack.com Disclaimer

Use of our website does not create a doctor-patient relationship. All health-related information contained within DurwardBlack.com is intended to serve as general guidance and should not be used as a substitute for a visit with a health care professional. Any advice or suggestions are intended only to make you aware of the opportunity to discuss your medical condition with your health care provider. Your health care provider should be consulted regarding matters concerning the medical condition, treatment and needs of you and your family. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

Online Privacy Policy

DurwardBlack.com understands and respects an individual’s right to privacy and the concerns one may have in regard to privacy and security. We recognize the importance of protecting the privacy of information provided by visitors to this website. Please note that this Online Privacy Policy is separate from our Notice of Privacy Practices, as required by the privacy regulations created as a result of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). For more information on our Notice of Privacy Practices HIPPA policy, please contact our office.

Website Security

Please be aware that most information shared and disseminated online is not secure, and therefore confidentiality cannot be guaranteed.

Accuracy of Information on Website

The information presented at our website is consistent with the standard of care at the time of publication. In view of the rapidly changing nature of healthcare information, DurwardBlack.com is not responsible for the accuracy of the information on this website.

Collection of Information

DurwardBlack.com only collects the personal information that is necessary to provide the information or services requested by an individual. “Personal information” refers to any information relating to an identified or identifiable individual who is the subject of the information. This is the same information that an individual might provide when visiting one our offices and includes such items as an individual’s name, address, or phone number.

Collection of Non-personal information

DurwardBlack.com collects non-personal information such as website usage, traffic patterns, site performance and related statistics based on our tracking of your visits to the website.

Use of Information

DurwardBlack.com uses the collected information to respond appropriately to requests. This may be to respond directly to you or to improve the Website. Email or other information requests sent to the DurwardBlack.com Website may be maintained or forwarded to the appropriate office in order to respond to the request. The web server automatically collects the IP (Internet protocol) address of computers that visit our site. An IP address is a number that is assigned to your computer when you access the Internet. It is not truly personally identifiable information because many different individuals can access the Internet via the same computer. We use this information in aggregate form to understand how our site is being used and how we can better serve visitors. Please note that although such information is not personally identifiable, we can determine from an IP address a visitor’s Internet service provider and general location at the point of connection.


“Phishing” is a scam designed to steal your personal information. If you receive an email that looks like it is from DurwardBlack.com requesting personal information, do not respond. We will never request your password, user name, credit card information or other personal information through email.

Links to other sites

Please note that some pages within this site link to sites not managed by DurwardBlack.com. DurwardBlack.com does not control or take responsibility for the content of these websites. Further, links from this website to other sites not managed by DurwardBlack.com do not imply endorsement or credibility of the service, information or product offered through the linked sites. Once linked to another site, you are subject to the privacy policy of the new site.

Your Acceptance of These Terms

By using this site, you signify your acceptance of the DurwardBlack.com Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our website. Your continued use of the DurwardBlack.com website following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes.

Notification of Changes

If DurwardBlack.com decides to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected. We do, however, recommend that you read this Privacy Policy each time you use our website for notice of changes to the Privacy Policy.

Opt-Out Procedures

You always may opt-out of receiving future contacts or mailings. DurwardBlack.com provides you with the opportunity to opt-out of receiving electronic communications from us and our partners at the point where we request information about you. To remove your personally identifiable information from our database, to not receive future communications or to no longer receive our service, send e-mail to donnalpriest *at* bellsouth *dot* net with the word “remove” in the subject line.


If you have any questions about our privacy policy or our use of information gathered through our website, please contact us.

James Durward Black, Jr. M.D.
Attn: Donna Priest
300 Courtyard Drive
Suite B
Cartersville, GA 30120

Updated February 5, 2013