Our Privacy Commitment
United Hospital System is committed to respecting and protecting your privacy as a visitor to our Web site at http://www.unitedhospitalsystem.org. We take the issue of privacy very seriously and value the trust you place in us each time you use our
services and access this Web site. This privacy statement describes the practices and policies we have put into place to safeguard your personal and health-related information that may be gathered and used as you visit our Web site.
These provisions may be changed from time to time and without notice at United Hospital System’s sole discretion and as provided by applicable law. You should check this privacy statement frequently for any such changes, but, in any case, your continued access or use of the site
shall constitute acceptance of any modifications of the privacy statement. If you have any questions about our privacy policies, we encourage you to contact us using any of the methods outlined at the end of our privacy statement.
Who is Collecting the Information?
United Hospital System is collecting information on this Web site as outlined in this privacy statement.
What Information Do We Collect?
Automatic collection of information:
If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the Web site or download information, our system will automatically gather and store certain information about your visit. This information does not identify you personally and is used in a general way to help us improve
our Web site and tell us the number of visitors to our site each day. Our Web server automatically collects and records the following information:
- Aggregate information on what pages are accessed
- The address of the Web site that linked to us (referral URL)
- The date and time you access our site
- The name and release number of Web browser software used
- The operating system used
- The visitor's domain name, but not the e-mail address
- The visitor's IP address
Permission-based collection of information:
At different places on our site, depending upon the feature you use (i.e. registration for classes, events and programs), you may be asked to volunteer personal information such as your name, e-mail address, mailing address and telephone number. We also collect the
e-mail addresses of those who communicate with us via e-mail.
How do we use the Information we Collect?
The information we gather automatically and with your permission during your visit to our Web site is used in the following ways:
- Distribute news and other health information requested by Web visitors
- Improve the content and design of our Web site
- Monitor, review, measure, and analyze Web site utilization
- Respond to your requests
- Verify your identity
We may also use your information for specific purposes, such as scheduling for classes, events or programs.
With Whom Will the Information be Shared?
We will notify you at the time of data collection or transfer if your data will be shared with a third party, and you will always have the option of not permitting the transfer. If you do not wish to allow your data to be shared, you can choose not to use a
The personally identifiable information gathered during your visit to this Web site is shared with organizations affiliated with United Hospital System. We do not rent, sell, exchange, or in any way provide personally identifiable information to any third-party organization.
We may disclose information when legally compelled to do so.
Personal Information Access, Correction
Opt-out transfer and correction of information
Individuals may notify us that they wish to opt-out and prevent the transfer of their personally identifiable information to organizations affiliated with United Hospital System or correct such information by writing to us at the contact address at the end of this
Review of personal information
Site visitors may not access information we have collected and maintain about them.
Many Web sites now use "cookies" to offer customizable and personalized services to their customers.
Your browser software can be set to reject all cookies, or to ask you if you would like to accept or decline a cookie from a particular site before it is set. Most browsers offer instructions on how to reset the browser to reject cookies in the Help section of the toolbar. You
should know, however, that if you reject a cookie, certain functions and conveniences of a site may not work properly.
Our site does not feature information and services of interest to children 13 years and under, and we do not collect personal information from anyone we know is a child under 13.
Registration for Access
Some Web sites require you to provide some personal information through a registration process in order to take advantage of certain Web site features and to access content areas. For example, a registration form might request your name, telephone number and e-mail
address. You might also be asked to voluntarily provide a list of health topics that you are interested in so your Web site experience can be tailored to your preferences.
Access to some of the features on this Web site requires registration and the disclosure of some personal information, which may include a specialized registration process for certain programs, events and classes.
Links to Other Sites
Web sites often provide a number of links that offer direct access to other useful or interesting Web sites holding potential value to site visitors. Inclusion of the other sites by links does not imply any endorsement of the material or information on the other sites. Users
We will make every effort to notify you when you are leaving our site and you may be subjected to different privacy policies than those we have established for our Web site.
Security of Communications
We recognize that many people are concerned about the privacy and protection of information as it is transmitted over the Internet. You should keep in mind that the possibility exists for unauthorized individuals to intercept any e-mail message you send over the Internet.
In some cases, information can be encrypted (scrambled or encoded) to make it very difficult to read if it is intercepted during communication. Certain technology and practices allow Web sites to provide an increased level of security for your personal and
health-related information when appropriate.
We have appropriate security measures in place in our physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information that we have collected from you at our site.
E-commerce, Online Donations, Online Shopping
At this time, we do not process credit card payments for donations, merchandise or services on our Web site.
At this time, we do not partner with or have special relationships with any advertising server.
We may use customer information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice. If our information practices change at some time in the future, we will post the policy changes to our Web site to notify you of these changes and provide you
with the ability to opt out of these new uses. If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should check back at our Web site periodically.
Conditions of Use
Your access and use of the site is subject to this Privacy Statement, United Hospital System’s disclaimer, Notice of Privacy Practices, and other Web site conditions including, but not limited to, limitations on damages and all applicable laws, including the law of
the State in which we are located.
Web Site Contact Information
United Hospital System
6308 Eighth Avenue
Kenosha, Wisconsin 53144
This privacy statement was last modified on July 2, 2009.