Web Site Privacy Statement

This notice describes our information gathering and usage practices on this Web site. Please review it carefully.

 

Our Commitment to Web site Privacy

Affinity Health System respects your personal privacy. We do not rent, sell or exchange personally identifiable information to any third-party organization other than what is necessary to operate the Web site. The vendors that assist in the operation of our Web site are contractually obligated to keep your information secure and privileged. We are committed to adhering to federal and state privacy laws and industry guidelines for using personal information collected from this Web site in order to protect you and your identity. This privacy statement describes how we handle the personal information that you provide to us on this Web site and is collected by us from this Web site. This statement applies only to the www.affinityhealth.org Web site (the "Affinity Health System Web site" or the "Web site") and not to any other third party Web sites that may be accessible from here.

Please be sure to read this Privacy Statement before using this Web site or submitting information to us through this Web site. Our privacy policies may change from time to time and your continued use of this Web site is acceptance of such changes. Please check this area periodically for updates to this statement.

Information Affinity Health System Collects From You

 

Permission-based Information Collection

Like many other Web sites, we actively collect information from our visitors by asking specific questions on this Web site and by permitting you to communicate directly with us via e-mail and forms. Some of the information that you submit through this Web site may be personally identifiable (that is, information that can be uniquely identified with you, such as your name, address, e-mail address, phone number, etc.).

Passive Information Collection

As you move through a Web site, certain information can be passively collected from that site (that is, gathered without you actively providing the information) using various technologies and means, such as navigational data collection. Like most Web site operators, Affinity Health System tracks IP addresses and uses cookies (small data files placed on the browser file of your computer's hard drive). These cookies automatically identify your browser to our server whenever you interact with the Web site. We use the cookies to record Web site statistics. Our system also automatically gathers information about the areas you visit on this Web site and collects operational information about the technology you use, such as your browser, type of computer, operating systems, and Internet service providers.

How Affinity Health System Uses your Information

Affinity Health System uses the information that is collected from this Web site to enhance the operation of this Web site and allow you to use all of its features. We use the information to understand what areas of this Web site are most popular, which areas may require improvement, and what technologies are being used by our visitors. This information helps us to update and improve this Web site. We also use this information for security purposes, to detect and to block security breaches and to provide you with a safe online environment.

The information we gather automatically, or with your permission during your visit to our Web site, is used in the following ways:

  • Monitor, review, measure, and analyze Web site utilization.
  • Modify and enhance the Web site.
  • Improve the content and design of our Web site.
  • Respond to your requests and inquiries.
  • Distribute news and other health information requested by Web visitors.
  • Verify your identity.

Affinity Health System may contract with vendors to provide services and information relating to this Web site.  We may disclose information to such affiliated third parties that perform services for us in the processing of the site or servicing of a transaction requested by you.  These vendors are contractually obligated to keep your information secure and privileged. Affinity Health System also will disclose any information that it is required to disclose by law or by an appropriate government authority. We do not rent, sell or exchange personally identifiable information to any third-party organization.

E-mail communications, newsletter and related services

Affinity Health System provides you with the opportunity to receive marketing or educational communications from us or third parties (eNewsletters). You can stop receiving educational or promotional eNewsletters at any time. E-mail communication that you send to us via the e-mail links and/or forms on our site may be shared with a customer service representative, employee, medical expert or agent that is most able to address your inquiry. We make every effort to respond in a timely fashion once communications are received. If you have an emergency, or think you need to speak to someone urgently, immediately call your doctor or 911. Neither the e-mail links and/or forms, nor any other application available through this Web site, is a substitute for appropriate and timely contact with your physician. Once we have responded to your communication, it is discarded or archived, depending on the nature of the inquiry. We do not rent, sell, or exchange user e-mail addresses to any third-party organization.

If you decide at some point that you no longer wish to receive marketing or educational communications that you originally requested, simply click on the link near the bottom of any eNewsletter to remove yourself.

Security

We work hard to protect your personal information collected from this Web site. We use both technical and procedural methods to maintain the integrity and security of our databases. Affinity Health System protects information by using an Internet firewall. The Internet firewall is a security mechanism that allows us to restrict access to our network from the Internet, allowing approved traffic in and out according to Affinity Health System’s policies and procedures.

The safety and security of your information also depends on you. If you have access to password-protected features, never share your password with anyone else, notify us promptly if you believe your password security has been breached, and remember to log off of this Web site before you leave your computer.

Links to other sites 

This Web site contains links to other Web sites operated by third parties that may be of interest to you. We cannot control these third party Web sites, which may collect personal information from you. When you follow a link and leave this Web site, you do so at your own risk.

Protecting Children's privacy

Our Web site is not designed or intended to attract children under the age of 13. We do not collect personally identifiable information from any person we actually know is a child under the age of 13.

Who You Can Contact

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about this privacy statement or the information gathering practices of this Web site, please contact the

Web Development Manager
Affinity Health System
1570 Midway Pl. 
Telephone: 920-738-2775
E-mail: svaneven@affinityhealth.org

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