Privacy Policy

We have created this privacy policy in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy and to disclose our practices in gathering, using, and disclosing personal information in connection with this website. Personal information is information about a person that includes identifying information about that person. Although there are links from this site to other websites, this Privacy Policy applies only to this site and not to websites operated by others. For example, if you click on a link to the website of one of our partners or sponsors, the click takes you out of our site. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other Web sites.


1. Openness. We follow a general policy of openness regarding our privacy practices. This privacy policy sets out the fair information practices that govern the collection, maintenance, use, and disclosure of personal information regarding visitors who use this Site.

2. Collection of Personal Information. Except as disclosed in this policy or as disclosed on other pages in this site where information may be collected, we do not collect personal information about visitors to this Site.

a. Weblogs: We maintain standard weblogs that record data about all visitors who use this Site. These logs may contain:

  • The Internet domain from which you access this site.

  • Your Internet Protocol (IP) address. Your computer is automatically assigned a number that acts as its IP address when you surf the Internet. Your IP address is either static (always stays the same) or dynamic (changes from time to time). A static IP address may be identifiable to you, while a dynamic address is usually not identifiable.

  • The type of browser and operating system you use.

  • The date and time you visited the site.

  • The pages that you saw on this site.

  • The address of the website you linked here from.

We use weblogs information to help us design our site, to identify popular features, and to make the site more useful for visitors. Weblogs are recorded in sequential files, and we do not normally try to identify individuals from weblogs or use weblogs to gather information about individuals. However, we may use weblogs to identify any person attempting to break into or damage our site, and we may share weblog information with law enforcement agencies if we believe that we have evidence of a violation of computer security or related laws.


b. Internet Cookies. We may place Internet cookies on visitors' computer hard drives. Internet cookies save data about individuals, such as their name, user-name, and the pages they visit on our site. When a visitor with one of our cookies on his or her computer revisits our site, we are able to recognize that computer and tailor our site to be more helpful and efficient for that visitor. Also, cookies help us to provide streamlined services and to document our transactions with visitors to this Site. You may have software on your computer that will allow you to decline or deactivate internet cookies, but if you do so, some features of this site may not work properly for you.


3. Access, Correction, Deletion, and Data Integrity. Requests to access, correct, or delete personal information may be submitted using our contact information. Please note that we do not consider weblog information to be personal information. Also, we may not be able to delete or revise information about you that we have relied upon to provide services to you, or that we are legally required to maintain.


a. Uses. We use information obtained from weblogs, cookies and visitor requests for the purposes described in this policy. We also use personal information obtained from this site to respond to requests, improve our services, demonstrate the quality of our services to our auditors and government agencies that have authority over us, and for the additional purposes described below.

b. Disclosures. We may disclose personal information to any person performing audit, legal, operational or other services for us. Whenever possible, we will require any recipient of personal information for these purposes to agree in writing to use the information only for the purpose for which it was disclosed and to destroy or return it when no longer needed for that purpose. We may disclose personal information when required to do so by a subpoena, court order, or search warrant. Except when deemed by us to be infeasible, we will notify the individual of a subpoena, court order, or search warrant for the individual information, by e-mail using the e-mail address (if any) that the individual provided to us.

We may disclose personal information as we deem appropriate to protect the safety of an individual or for an investigation related to public safety or to report an activity that appears to be in violation of the law.


We may disclose personal information to protect the security and reliability of this Web site and to take precautions against liability.


We may disclose personal information to any successor in interest (any company or organization that purchases or otherwise takes over our assets).


4. Public Forums. From time to time this site may contain message boards and/or news groups ("Forums"). Please remember that any information disclosed in these areas becomes publicly available. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information in these areas. We do not maintain or routinely monitor information posted on any message board or newsgroup on our site; however, we reserve the right to remove any postings that we deem inappropriate.


5. Security. We protect the personal information we have collected from this site by using industry-standard security precautions against loss and unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure of that information. We comply with the security safeguards detailed in our computer security policies and procedures and routinely monitor that compliance.


6. Questions, Complaints or Requests to Change Information. If at any time you wish to contact us with a question or complaint or to exercise any of the rights set out in this privacy policy, or if you want to change any information collected by us, you may do so by contacting us by e-mail, telephone, using the information set out below.

As a high-quality system of healthcare providers and healthcare information on the Web, we are continually trying to improve our site. We want you and your family to be confident in using as your most useful health resource. We encourage you to contact us with any suggestions for improving our site so that we can better serve you in the future.


Thank you for visiting with us.