NOTE: University Health System Notice of Privacy Practices is a separate document that governs how medical information about you may be used and disclosed by University Health System.
What Information Does University Health System Collect From You in Connection with the University Health System Web Site?
- Non-Personal Information – University Health System also collects non-personal information such as web site usage, traffic patterns, site performance and related statistics based on our tracking of your visits to the Web site. Although such information is not personally identifiable, we can determine from an Internet protocol (IP) address a visitor’s Internet Service Provider and the geographic location of his or her point of connectivity. We also use small text files placed on a user’s computer hard drive (“Cookies”) to help us determine the type of content and sites to which a visitor to the UHS site links, the length of time each visitor spends at any particular area of the UHS site and UHS services visitors choose to use. Cookies allow UHS to serve you better and more efficiently, and to personalize your experience on the UHS Web site. Nevertheless, you should be able to control how and whether your Web browser will accept Cookies. For more information on how to do so, please refer to the documentation accompanying your browser.
How We Use (and Do Not Use) the Information We Gather in Connection with the University Health System Web Site?
Please take some time to familiarize yourself with the different ways UHS uses the information that it gathers. Keep in mind that, while UHS encourages all third parties involved – including but not limited to its affiliates and advertisers – to adhere to our policies regarding the privacy of our visitors and to otherwise handle personal information in a responsible manner, we cannot and do not assume any responsibility for any actions or omissions of third parties, including the manner in which they use information received either from UHS or independently. Nevertheless, in the event that you encounter any third party associated with, or who claims association with, UHS who you feel is improperly collecting or using information about you, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your request. We will be happy to forward your message to the third party.
- Non-Personal Information – University Health System will use the non-personal information it collects in connection with your site usage for making changes or enhancements to the Web site and to better address the needs and interests of Web site visitors, as well as for other internal administrative purposes. We also may use data regarding site usage to determine which pages of the Web site are most helpful to visitors and to improve the information available through such pages. Further, we may provide statistical information based non-personal information to advertisers, affiliates and other current and potential business partners. We may also use aggregate data to inform these third parties as to the number of people who have seen and clicked on links to their Web sites.
What About Third Party Privacy Policies?
The UHS Web site contains links to other Internet Web sites, including co-branded or other affiliated sites, which may or may not be owned or operated by UHS. UHS has no control, and is not responsible for, the privacy practices of other Web sites you may visit through links on the UHS Web site, including such sites’ use of any information (such as IP number, browser type, or usage history) collected when visitors to the UHS Web site click through links to such sites. We recommend that you review individual Web site privacy policies before providing any information on such Web sites.
Last update: January 2009