Privacy Policy & Disclaimer 

DISCLAIMER

The information contained on this website is for educational purposes only. The information contained on this site will not provide a medical diagnosis or treat any current injuries or illnesses. If you are currently experiencing pain, you should consult directly with a licensed healthcare provider. Erika Patterson, the individual, and Short North Peak Performance & Physical Therapy, LLC, assume no liability for the use or interpretation of any information on this site.  Information provided on this web site and the use of any services purchased from our web site by you DOES NOT create a doctor/therapist-patient relationship between you and any of the providers affiliated with our web site.  Dr. Erika Patterson's conduct and information-sharing on this Website does not constitute the practice of physical therapy. The Website is offered only for educational purposes. Its Content is provided based upon our proficiency in, knowledge of, and experience with physical therapy.

You understand that Erika Patterson, PT, DPT, OCS is not responsible for any injuries that you sustain from participating in any of the activities described on this Website or through its Content. You expressly waive any claim for any injury at any time against Erika Patterson, PT, DPT, OCS, or any person or entity involved with Erika Patterson, PT, DPT, OCS, including, without limitation, its directors, principals, instructors, independent contractors, employees, agents, contractors, affiliates, and representatives.

Your use of the Website and its Content demonstrates your understanding that physical exertion may result in physical or mental injury or risk of injury. You further agree that you are solely responsible to exercise within your limits.

YOU SHOULD SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN PRIOR TO BEGINNING A PHYSICAL EXERCISE REGIMEN. IF YOU FEEL FAINT, DIZZY, OR HAVE PHYSICAL DISCOMFORT, STOP IMMEDIATELY, AND CONTACT YOUR PHYSICIAN. IN EMERGENCIES, ALWAYS CALL 911.

While our Content might suggest particular exercises, uses of equipment, poses, stretches, moves, or fitness instruction, it is your sole responsibility to ascertain if such behavior is consistent with your ability and safe for you to do. Erika Patterson, PT, DPT, OCS provides no warranty or guarantee of outcome

Erika Patterson, PT, DPT, OCS works to provide accurate information on this Website. However, the testimonials and examples on this Website should not be construed as guarantees that you will attain similar results. Your results will depend upon your personal background, effort, overall health, medical history, providers, and many other factors that are beyond the scope contemplated by this Website.

Erika Patterson, PT, DPT, OCS DOES NOT GUARANTEE OR WARRANTY THAT YOU WILL HAVE A SPECIFIC RESULT.

AFFILIATE DISCLAIMER

Pursuant to the Federal Trade Commission’s Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising, 16 C.F.R. Part 255 Sections 255.0 through 255.5, some of the links are affiliated links. This means that Erika Patterson, PT, DPT, OCS may be paid if you purchase products or services through affiliates’ links.

Erika Patterson, PT, DPT, OCS only provides affiliated links for products or services that its principals have personally used and believe will add value to its visitors.

PRIVACY POLICY

We strive to comply with all applicable laws concerning online communications privacy. However, your use of this Website signifies your acknowledgment that the internet is neither more nor less secure than other communications media, including mail, fax, and telephone services, all of which can be intercepted or otherwise compromised.

We encourage you to assume that all internet communications are unsecure, and to exercise particular caution when sharing information about your health. To learn more about how we maintain the privacy and security of our Website visitors, please continue to read the Privacy Policy.

Our website address is: https://ShortNorthPeakPerformance.com. ShortNorthPeakPerformance.com is a website aiming to offer expert advice in working with endurance athletes across the injury to performance spectrum. The website is owned and managed by Dr. Erika Patterson, PT, DPT, OCS.  Dr. Erika Patterson is also the owner and director of Peak Performance Physical Therapy and Performance Coaching, which is located in Columbus, OH.  ShortNorthPeakPerformance.com is committed to protecting your privacy. This privacy policy indicates to you what information we collect about you and how we use it. This privacy policy is only applicable to content that resides on ShortNorthPeakPerformance.com. ShortNorthPeakPerformance.com is not responsible for the content of, or your privacy on external websites, even where these are linked to within the site.

As described in our Privacy Policy, we take the privacy and confidentiality of our visitors seriously. However, because we do not store or transmit protected health information (“PHI”) through this Website, our activities as they relate to this Website and its Content do not comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”).

Do not use this Website to provide, transmit, store, or disclose any health information that constitutes PHI. Dr. Erika Patterson, PT, DPT, OCS accepts no affirmative duty to monitor whether you provide, transmit, store, or disclose PHI while using this Website or its Content. Once you share information online, it may be impossible to make that information private again. If you use, provide, transmit, store, or disclose PHI through this Website, you agree to indemnify Dr. Erika Patterson, PT, DPT, OCS against any damages, losses, liabilities, judgments, costs or expenses (including reasonable attorney fees and costs) which arise from your use, provision, transmission, storage, or disclosure of PHI.

You are strongly urged to not share PHI through our “contact us” features or on our social media.

INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE VIA OUR WEBSITE

We have the right, but not the duty, to monitor your use of this Website, including any information you provide through it. You are responsible for the information that you send, submit, or provide through our Website. You agree not to transmit information that is illegal, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, ethnically or racially offensive or discriminatory, profane, invasive of another’s privacy, or violative of any law or confidentiality agreement.

Do not send us any ideas, suggestions, materials, concepts, or other information (collectively “Submitted Information”). If you violate these Conditions of Use, any Submitted Information that you send to us will become our property. This means that Erika Patterson, PT, DPT, OCS will have unrestricted use of your Submitted Information for our personal and commercial purposes. Regardless of how we use that Submitted Information, you will not be compensated, and we will not be liable to you or to any other person involved with the creation of the Submitted Information.

If you send Submitted Information to Erika Patterson, PT, DPT, OCS, you agree: 1) You waive your rights to the Submitted Information, and 2) the Submitted Information is original to you. You have the right to submit the Submitted Information to us. You have no recourse against Erika Patterson, PT, DPT, OCS for any alleged or actual infringement or misappropriation of any proprietary right in any Submitted Information.

We are not obligated to maintain the confidence of any Submitted Information. Erika Patterson, PT, DPT, OCS further disclaims any liability that may result from its disclosure of any Submitted Information which is submitted in violation of its policy.

You further agree not to:

  1. send us any Submitted Information that contains any viruses or other computer programming routines that may damage, interfere with, intercept, or take any system, data, or personal information;

  2. send us an unreasonably large amount of Submitted Information, impose such a burden upon this Website, or otherwise interfere with or inhibit any other user from using or enjoying this Website;

  3. send us any advertisements, solicitations, chain letters, pyramid schemes, investment opportunities, or other unsolicited commercial communications;

  4. access, use, or copy any portion of the Content using automated mechanisms, such as bots, spiders, scrapers, web crawlers, or indexing agents; and/or

  5. impersonate another person or allow any other person or entity to use your identity while interacting on Erika Patterson, PT, DPT, OCS social media, as defined in its Privacy Policy.

SECURITY OF WEBSITE COMMUNICATION

While our Website offers you the opportunity to communicate with Erika Patterson, PT, DPT, OCS via email, it is crucial to remember that most email is unencrypted. This means that unauthorized persons may be able to intercept emails that you exchange with Erika Patterson, PT, DPT, OCS. By sending us an email or using this Website’s contact features, you agree that we are not responsible for the privacy of any email messages. 

Any information that you send to Erika Patterson, PT, DPT, OCS or its providers by email may be misdirected or intercepted by unintended recipients. It thus may not constitute a confidential means of communication. If you have confidentiality concerns, please do not send sensitive or confidential information to us via email. For your convenience, our Website offers the option to communicate with us via email, but it may not be secure. By using it, you agree that we are not responsible for ensuring the privacy of these emails. Further, we cannot and do not guarantee the confidentiality or security of any email transmission. If this concerns you, please use an alternate communication method.

SECURITY AND CONTENT OF 3RD PARTY WEBSITES 

Erika Patterson, PT, DPT, OCS may provide links throughout its Website to third-party websites. If you follow these links, you demonstrate your agreement that we are not responsible for and do not control the information on these websites. Prior to following any third-party link, you should review that website’s privacy policy and terms of use, as your visit to the website may bind you to those third-party terms and policies.

This Website occasionally provides links to third-party websites. By clicking on these links, you agree that we cannot control the information presented on third-party websites and are thus not responsible if you choose to follow those links. Third-party websites are not maintained by, nor are they related to, Erika Patterson, PT, DPT, OCS.

By clicking on such links, you agree that we are not responsible for their content, regardless of whether your access is provided by Erika Patterson, PT, DPT, OCS or by another third party. We do not guarantee the accuracy, timeliness, or suitability of the content of any third-party website.

Third-party website links are not endorsements of the products or services of that linked website. They are not endorsements of the third-party website’s sponsoring organization. Your sole and exclusive remedy for claims arising from any such third-party products or services is against the third-party provider. Erika Patterson, PT, DPT, OCS is not responsible for these claims.

third-party websites may link to shortnorthpeakperformance.com:

Erika Patterson, PT, DPT, OCS hereby grants third-party websites the limited right to link to its website. This limited license does not permit third-party websites to use “framing” technology to capture the Content, nor does it allow any other activity that could create a misimpression or confusion among users with respect to sponsorship or affiliation. If you provide a link to ShortNorthPeakPerformance.com on your website, please notify Erika Patterson, PT, DPT, OCS within 24 hours. You agree to remove the link and any reference to Erika Patterson, PT, DPT, OCS if we make such a request, and you agree to comply within 24 hours.

The information on our website is provided on an “as is” basis. Dr. Erika Patterson, pt, dpt, ocs makes no representations, and no express or implied warranties, with respect to the content, or otherwise regarding this website or any website linked through shortnorthpeakperformance.com

To the fullest extent permitted by law, Erika Patterson, PT, DPT, OCS disclaims all express or implied warranties, including but not limited to warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infringement.

Erika Patterson, PT, DPT, OCS does not warranty the accuracy, reliability, completeness, currentness, timeliness, or availability of this website or the content of any website linked through shortnorthpeakperformance.com.

By using this website, you signify that you assume the risk of accessing and using the information it provides. We do not guarantee the accuracy of information provided on this website, and erika patterson, pt, dpt, ocs is not responsible for any errors or omissions in the information provided.

Responsibility for website visitors’ damages or loss.

By using this website, you agree that Erika Patterson, PT, DPT, OCS is not responsible to you or others for any loss or damage that results from your use (or nonuse) of this website or any linked third-party website. These potential losses or damages include, but are not limited to: direct, indirect, special, consequential, compensatory, or incidental damage; lost profits or data; damage to your computer resulting from viruses; loss of or damage to other property; claims of third parties; or penalties resulting from copying or displaying this website or its content.

Erika Patterson, PT, DPT, OCS is not responsible for these consequences, regardless of whether we have been advised or knew or should have known of the possibility of such damages or claims. Your sole and exclusive remedy against Erika Patterson, PT, DPT, OCSis to stop using this website. Without limiting the preceding paragraphs, you expressly release Erika Patterson, PT, DPT, OCS from any responsibility and/or liability relating to your use of this website, linked websites, or information contained in this website or linked websites.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Erika Patterson, PT, DPT, OCS is active on social media, and we encourage your participation in our social media channels. This may include our blog(s), Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, LinkedIn, and other channels (collectively our “social media”). We may expand or narrow our available social media channels without notice, and this policy applies to our activities on any social media outlet, on our Website, and those accessed through our affiliates.

Your participation in our social media channels demonstrates your agreement that Erika Patterson, PT, DPT, OCS may monitor and remove any postings or content that, in its sole discretion, are inappropriate.

Our social media postings and content do not constitute medical or healthcare advice, and they are not a substitute for the advice of a licensed healthcare professional who is familiar with your health history. Even if the posting user is a licensed healthcare professional, their comments should not be construed as personal health advice. If you have a medical concern, you should always personally consult with a healthcare provider. In an emergency, you should call 911.

Your activity on Erika Patterson, PT, DPT, OCS social media is public, and information shared on social media often cannot be un-shared. Your decision to post something may be irrevocable, or incapable of being undone. Please be cautious to not disclose personally identifiable information, such as your location, medical records, or financial information.

You alone are responsible for your activity on Erika Patterson, PT, DPT, OCS social media. You specifically agree not to: (1) misrepresent yourself or use another person’s identity; (2) engage in harassment, defamation, personal attacks, spam, offensive content, antagonistic behavior, aggressive behavior, or illegal activities; and (3) publish illegal, obscene, defamatory, threatening, unlawful, disruptive, profane, harassing, or abusive content.

Erika Patterson, PT, DPT, OCS may, but has no affirmative duty to, oversee its social media accounts. Your use signals your understanding that Erika Patterson, PT, DPT, OCS may monitor, prohibit, restrict, block, suspend, terminate, or delete your access to its social media at any time. We may review, edit, and/or delete anything you publish on its social media without notice and in our sole discretion.

If you post content on Erika Patterson, PT, DPT, OCS social media, you provide us with a non-exclusive, royalty-free, and worldwide license to reproduce, distribute, edit, reformat, publish, or display the content for any purpose. You acknowledge that Erika Patterson, PT, DPT, OCS cannot and does not control the conduct of other visitors to its social media, who may reproduce visitors’ posts without permission.

The opinions expressed by individuals who are unaffiliated with Erika Patterson, PT, DPT, OCS should not be construed to reflect the views of Erika Patterson, PT, DPT, OCS.

Erika Patterson, PT, DPT, OCS is active on social media, and we encourage your participation in our social media channels. This may include our blog(s), Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, LinkedIn, and other channels (collectively our “social media”). We may expand or narrow our available social media channels without notice, and this policy applies to our activities on any social media outlet, on our Website, and those accessed through our affiliates.

Your participation in our social media channels demonstrates your agreement that Erika Patterson, PT, DPT, OCS may monitor and remove any postings or content that, in its sole discretion, are inappropriate.

Our social media postings and content do not constitute medical or healthcare advice, and they are not a substitute for the advice of a licensed healthcare professional who is familiar with your health history. Even if the posting user is a licensed healthcare professional, their comments should not be construed as personal health advice. If you have a medical concern, you should always personally consult with a healthcare provider. In an emergency, you should call 911.

Your activity on Erika Patterson, PT, DPT, OCS social media is public, and information shared on social media often cannot be un-shared. Your decision to post something may be irrevocable, or incapable of being undone. Please be cautious to not disclose personally identifiable information, such as your location, medical records, or financial information.

INCORPORATION INTO CONDITIONS OF USE

This Privacy Policy is incorporated into the Website’s Conditions of Use. By using this Website, you signify that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by this Privacy Policy and the Conditions of Use. Do not use this Website if you do not agree to this. Your continued use of this Website signifies your agreement to any changes that Erika Patterson, PT, DPT, OCS may make to this Privacy Policy or Conditions of Use.  your acceptance and agreement to be bound by these conditions of use. By using this Website, you agree to allow Erika Patterson, PT, DPT, OCS to collect, use, and disclose your information under the terms explained in the Privacy Policy. We may alter the terms of these Conditions of Use without notice, and your continued use of the Website signifies that you agree to be bound by any future changes. You are encouraged to review these Conditions at regular intervals to monitor for updates.

These Conditions of Use govern your access to and use of Erika Patterson, PT, DPT Website, products, data, services, and any content provided to you on, from, or through this Website, any of our software, and any applications created by Erika Patterson, PT, DPT, OCS, whether available through a social networking site or through our subsidiaries or affiliated companies. This collective content is encompassed by references to the Website throughout these Conditions.

By accessing or using shornorthpeakperformance.com, you agree to be bound by these Conditions of Use and by our Privacy Policy. You may only use the Website if you can form a binding contract with us, and only if you comply with these Conditions of Use and all applicable local, state, national, and international laws, rules, and regulations.

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

COOKIES & RE-MARKETING

Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behavior information. This information is used to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity. The information collected includes: The IP Address of your computer, The Address of your web hosting provider, The date/time of your visit, The title of the pages you have viewed

For further information about cookies generally visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org

You can set your browser not to accept cookies and the above websites tell you how to remove cookies from your browser. However in a few cases some of our website features may not function as a result.

shortnorthpeakperformance.om also uses cookies to inform, optimize and serve ads based on your past visits to the website. This is done via the Facebook pixel re-marketing service which is provided by Facebook Inc. You can learn more about interest-based advertising from Facebook here. To opt-out from Facebook’s interest-based ads follow these instructions from Facebook. For more information on the privacy practices of Facebook, please visit Facebook’s Data Policy

FORM BASED INFORMATION

If you provide Erika Patterson, PT, DPT, OCS with your email address, you consent to receive unencrypted and unsecured email communications from us. You agree that any notices, agreements, disclosures, or other communications that we send you via email satisfy any legal communication requirements.

If you complete the mailing list subscription form, your email address, first name and last name will be collected. Your information is only used to send you the mailing list via the Mailchimp platform. Specific information is given on that form. The Mailchimp privacy policy is available here.

Square, Inc is used for payment processing. Square's privacy policy can be found here. Your payment information is kept private. ShortNorthpeakPerformance.com does have access to your name and email. Except where explicitly stated above the data collected via our online forms is NOT passed on to any third party and is held in a secure web-based database. 

YOUR CONSENT TO THIS AGREEMENT

By accessing the content on shortnorthpeakperformance.com you consent to the collection and use of information by shortnorthpeakperformance.com as specified above.

WHAT RIGHTS YOU HAVE OVER YOUR DATA

If you have an account on this site 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.You have a number of important rights with regard to the personal information we hold about you:

  1. the right to request details of what information we hold and to have a copy of it.

  2. the right to ask us to correct information you think is inaccurate. 

  3. the right to ask us to erase all information we hold about you.

  4. the right to ask us to stop processing information about you for all or only some purposes. 

USING THE CONTENT OF THIS WEBSITE 

Unless otherwise expressly stated, Dr. Erika Patterson, PT, DPT, OCS, or its licensors, owns the entirety of the Content on this Website. United States and worldwide copyright laws and treaty provisions protect the Content. You may not: copy, reproduce, modify, use, republish, upload, post, transmit, or distribute any of the Content, including any trademarks, names, or logos, and you may not redeliver or present any of the pages, text, images, or the content using “framing” technology, nor systematically retrieve data, information, or the Content to create a collection, compilation, database, or directory. If you intend to reference Julie Dr. Erika Patterson, PT, DPT, OCS content in your materials, website, courses, lectures, articles, blogs, or by any other method, you must first obtain written permission from Dr. Erika Patterson, PT, DPT, OCS. Failure to do so will violate these Conditions of Use and subject you to potential fines and legal action.

All rights not expressly granted are reserved to Dr. Erika Patterson, PT, DPT, OCS

 

RULES OF CONDUCT WHILE VISITING OUR WEBSITES

Dr. Erika Patterson, PT, DPT, OCS has the right to monitor all conduct on this Website, but we do not have any obligation to do so. You expressly agree to the following: You will not deceive, harass, stalk, harm, or, exploit any other users; You will not distribute spam; You will not collect or record information about other users; or You will not advertise or solicit others to purchase any product or service.

 

 agreement to indemnify Erika Patterson, PT, DPT, OCS for claims arising from your use of the website

You agree to indemnify Erika Patterson, PT, DPT, OCS against any damages, losses, liabilities, judgments, costs, or expenses (including reasonable attorney fees and costs) arising out of any third party’s claims that relate to your use of this Website.

PROPIETARY RIGHTS

This Website’s Content is protected by applicable copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, or by other proprietary rights and laws. By using the Website, you agree not to sell, license, rent, modify, copy, distribute, reproduce, transmit, redistribute, publicly display, publicly perform, publish, adapt, edit, or create derivative works from the Content. Your use of the Content for any purpose that is not expressly permitted in the Privacy Policy or these Conditions of Use is prohibited. Reproduction, replication, or redistribution for commercial purposes of any of the Content is prohibited. If you are using this Website to access Erika Patterson, PT, DPT, OCS courses and educational materials, you may be subject to additional terms and conditions of use.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTIES

Erika Patterson, PT, DPT, OCS respects intellectual property rights. If you believe that information on our Website is constitutes a copyright or trademark infringement, please provide us with following information: (1) the claimed infringement; (2) reasonably sufficient information to allow us to locate the claimed infringement on the Website; (3) the owner or complaining party’s contact information, including name, address, and email address; (4) the owner’s signature; (5) a statement by the owner that the owner has a good faith belief that the use of the copyright or trademark is not authorized by the copyright or trademark owner, its agent, or the law; (6) a statement, under penalty of perjury, that the information is accurate, and that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. Note: Under Section 512(f) of the Copyright Act, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing may be subject to liability.

DMCA TAKEDWON NOTIFICATION

Pursuant to a valid DMCA takedown notice, WE will notify you if we remove copyright protected material.

 

LAW AND ENFORCEMENT OF CONDITIONS OF USE

Any adversarial proceedings which arise out of these Conditions of Use will be governed by the laws of the State of Ohio, without giving effect to its principles of conflicts of law. If a Website visitor takes legal action against us relating to these Conditions of Use, our Privacy Policy, or that visitor’s interactions with or relationship to Erika Patterson, PT, DPT, OCS, that visitor agrees to file such action only in the state and federal courts located in the State of Ohio.

By using this Website, you agree that if any provision of this agreement is held to be unenforceable, then that provision will be modified to the minimum extent necessary to make it enforceable, unless that modification is not permitted by law, in which case that provision will be disregarded. You agree that, if an unenforceable provision is modified or disregarded in accordance with this paragraph, then the rest of these Conditions of Use will remain in effect as written. And you agree that any unenforceable provision will remain as written in any circumstances other than those in which the provision is held to be unenforceable.

Any waiver of these Conditions of Use or our Privacy Policy is valid only if it is in writing and signed by an authorized representative of Erika Patterson, PT, DPT, OCS. No such waiver shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term or condition of use.

These Conditions of Use and our Privacy Policy constitute the entire agreement between you and Erika Patterson, PT, DPT, OCS relating to this Website. They do not, however, create any relationship between you and Erika Patterson, PT, DPT, OCS beyond that which is contemplated in these policies.

AMENDMENTS AND MODIFICATION

Erika Patterson, PT, DPT, OCS may amend or update the Website, these Conditions of Use, or its Privacy Policy at any time without prior notice. If you use this Website after any changes, you demonstrate your agreement to be bound by the changes. We make all reasonable efforts to keep this Website operational and available for access on a 24/7/365 round-the-clock basis. This is subject to scheduled maintenance, unscheduled maintenance, and systems outages. We do not provide any assurance or warranty that: access will always be available; service will be uninterrupted; its operation will be error-free; any defects will be corrected; or that our Website’s servers are free from viruses or other harmful components. You agree to assume the cost of servicing, repairing, or correcting your property as might be necessitated by your use.

FURTHER INFORMATION

If you have any further questions regarding our privacy policy or how we are using your data contact us

(614) 887-7755

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