What Information St. Vincent's Collects From You
How St. Vincent's Uses the Information that it Collects
Who Else Collects Information From Your Use of St. Vincent's
What Are Your Choices As to Collection, Use and Distribution of Information
Security Measures in Place
How You Can Contact St. Vincent's About this Policy
What Information Does St. Vincent's collect from me?
Our web server automatically recognizes your domain name. Our web server does not recognize your e-mail address. Most of St. Vincent's has been designed to not require the use of any personal identifiers (such as name, address, telephone number or e-mail address). IF YOU SEND US AN E-MAIL OR SUBSCRIBE TO A NEWSLETTTER, WE WILL HAVE YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS AT OUR SITE.
You may request delivery of content, service, or merchandise to your e-mail address or an off-line destination, or you may elect our more personalized services. If so, you will be notified of the need to provide personal identifying information to us or to another company providing the content, service or merchandise. You may choose whether to request the services or utilize the services.
We use "cookies" to personalize our site for you and to collect aggregate information about site usage by all of our users. A cookie is a text file that our web site transfers to your computer's hard drive for record keeping purposes. The cookie assigns a random, unique number to your computer. It does not contain information which would personally identify you. Our log files contain "clickstream" information (data reporting the categories or sections on [our site] that you have visited) along with the cookie information.
If you provide personal identifying information to us by using one of our services, or if you participate in one of our communities or discussion thread, we can connect that information with the data collected by our cookie so that such data will become personally identified.
In order to bring you offers that are of interest to you and to help finance the cost of making our site available, we have relationships with other companies that we allow to place advertisements and/or product and service offers on our web site. As a result of your visit to our site, these advertising service companies may collect information such as:
1. your domain type
2. your IP address (binary code address for your domain)
3. "clickstream" information (data reporting the categories or sections on our site that you have visited).
Unless it is necessary to provide you with the service you have requested, we will not disclose your personal identifying information to any third party; provided that a limited number of our employees, such as customer service representatives, and contractors providing services to us, such as market research companies, may have limited access to personal identifying information maintained on our systems. All are required to keep such information strictly confidential and to use it only as necessary to perform their responsibilities. Failure to do so may result in termination. We also take immediate steps to address any accidental disclosure to third parties which come to our attention.
We sometimes use, or supply to others, aggregated data (independent of any personal identifiers) for the purposes of target advertising, research and other commercial purposes.
Note that if you obtain dial-up access to our site from a third party independent Internet service provider (an "ISP"), it may have information relating to you which can be connected with information it collects about your usage of our site.
If personal identifying information must be disclosed to a third party to provide a requested service, we will tell you, so you can decide whether to request the service [i.e. opt in or opt out].
You will always have the option of requesting that the personal identifying information be removed from our systems by contacting us at the address indicated at the end of this policy. If you register with us, you also have the right, upon reasonable notice, to view your registration information and make any corrections that are necessary. If you have requested e-mails from us, but you decide that you do not want to receive e-mails from us in the future, please contact us at the address indicated at the end of this policy.
We do not intend to collect information from children. If we learn that we inadvertently have collected personal identifying information from a child under the age of 13, we will promptly delete that data from our systems.
We have significant security measures in place in our physical facilities and in our computer systems, databases, and communications networks to strictly protect information contained within our systems from loss, misuse or alteration.
To review the Notice of Privacy Practices for the St. Vincent's Health System:
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