Privacy Policy

The privacy policy of the Procedure Log app and this website.

Procedure Log App

The personal information that you enter into the Procedure Log app (your name, institution name, your email address, your date of birth, social security number, and your username and password) is stored in a secure manner within your iOS device but outside of the app (in the Keychain) and is not sent to me nor any other third party. Entering your date of birth and social security number is optional—that information is used if one forgets his or her username or password for the app; one can enter their date of birth, social security number and the answer to a third question that one creates in order to see their username and password (accessed by tapping on "Forgot Username or Password" from the login view). If you delete the Procedure Log app from your iOS device, your personal information is still stored in the Keychain unless you delete the information from within the app prior to deleting the app. One can delete that information from within the app by going to Settings → Edit User → Clear All, then press the iOS device's "Home" button to close the app.

The patient information that you enter into the Procedure Log app is secured using two different methods. The first method compresses the data into a password protected ZIP file. This will occur whenever you logout of the app or when the app is no longer the active app. The second method uses Apple's Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 256-bit crypto engine that is built in to every iOS device since the iPhone 3GS.1 This method will secure the data in the app only when you have secured your iOS device with a passcode and the device is locked. It will make the data inac­ces­sible until you enter your iOS device's passcode again. Website

This website ( uses the tracking capabilities of StatCounter which logs the date, time, browser used, operating system, IP address and host name of all visitors to this site and uses cookies to track unique visitors to this site. It does not identify individual users. For further details, please see StatCounter's privacy policy page.

I use the information provided by StatCounter to determine referring links, entry and exit pages, popular areas of the site, and to track visitors' progress through the site.

The only personal information made available to me is sent entirely on a voluntary basis if one sends me an e-mail ( or completes and submits the "Contact" form. Any information sent to me will be held in the strictest confidence and will not be published in any way. I will not pass on your e-mail address to any third party, nor spam you with any e-mails.


1 Robert Sheldon, How iOS Encription and Data Protection Work, SearchConsumerization, (Feb 11, 2013).