gathering and dissemination practices for the www.Community-Mercy.org Website. Please read
this Policy carefully. This Policy may change from time to time without notice,
so please check back regularly.
Personal Information Collected by the www.Community-Mercy.org Website
In general, when you access the Mercy-Health.org Website, personal information is
not requested or collected. However, some features of the Mercy-Health.org Website
require users to set up a personal account by registering and providing certain
personal information. The first time you register on the main Mercy-Health.org Website,
you will be asked to choose a user name. A password will be created and e-mailed
to the address you give us. Protect this password. You will need it to access
and change your personal information and options.
When you access particular areas of the Mercy-Health.org Website, you will need
to provide additional personal information. When the information is requested
from you, we clearly indicate which information is required for the particular
feature, and which information is optional. We will use this information to
create your user profile.
You can review or update your user profile in our database by going to Profile.
The only information about your healthcare or health history that is available
on this site is information that is collected on this site. Information from
your healthcare providers' offices, hospitals, or other outpatient facilities
is not available on this site and is not in any way electronically connected
to this site.
All information on the www.Community-Mercy.org Website is collected
by Catholic Health Partners ("CHP").
The following is information about specific areas where we may ask you for
Health Risk Assessment Surveys and Calculators
In order to utilize services such as our health risk assessment surveys and
health calculators, you must enter information about your health. This information
is stored in a database, which is separate from our main site registration and
cannot be used to personally identify you.
On-line Chats and Public Areas
Registration for on-line chats is separate from our main site registration
and is temporary. This information is not retained.
This site makes available moderated chats, message boards, and mailing lists
(collectively "Public Areas"). Please remember that any information
that you disclose in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise
caution when deciding to disclose your personal information. We require all
users to identify themselves and register with a Public Area prior to participation
in any chat, message board or mailing list. You are allowed to select your own
"screen name" but site administrators can identify the individual
associated with each "screen name." This is for the purposes of administering
these Public Areas.
E-mail and Other Services
When you register for our e-mail services, you will need to provide us with
your name and e-mail address. Other services, like registering for a class,
require additional information including an address and phone number. All such
personal information is stored in a database, which is separate from our main
Cookies are small text files written by our Internet server to your hard drive.
These cookies help remind us who you are each time you log on to the Mercy-Health.org
Website. These cookies also help us identify you between page views so that
we do not have to keep prompting you to reenter your user name and password.
What We Do With Your Personal Information
We routinely aggregate our users' profile information to derive general
demographic and statistical information about our users. The demographic and
statistical information is used to help us understand who our users are so that
we can develop appropriate new features and services. This information may be
shared with advertisers and our business partners on an aggregate basis, without
providing any personally identifiable information.
We may use data obtained from cookies to tailor your experience at the MercyWeb.org
Website, showing you content and advertising that we think you might be interested
Disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information
CHP will not disclose information that identifies or
can be used to identify you personally (name, address, names of relatives, birthdate,
telephone numbers, fax numbers, email addresses, social security numbers, medical
record numbers, healthplan beneficiary numbers,) to any third party, without
your consent, except when required to do so by law, such as law enforcement,
urgent circumstances, coroners and medical examiners, judicial and administrative
proceedings, health over-site activities, public health activities.
Patient authorization is not required for treatment, payment, healthcare operations
and any sharing of information necessary to the standard manner of healthcare
delivery and recording.
The Mercy-Health.org Website offers a variety of features delivered by e-mail.
Only CHP has access to these e-mail lists; they are
not shared with anyone else. You can remove your name from any lists
you have registered for, or add your name to additional lists, by going to Mail
List. You must have your password to delete or add your name to any mailing
Links to Other Websites
The Mercy-Health.org Website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible
for the privacy practices or the content of other websites.
We require our advertisers and business partners to comply with this
We run contests on the Mercy-Health.org Website in which we ask visitors for
contact information (like their email address, demographic information, zip
code, age, or income level). Users can choose to receive follow-up contacts
from these surveys. At any time users may opt-out of receiving future mailings
by going to: Contests. You must have your password to opt-out of future mailings.
The Mercy-Health.org Website does not currently offer any content directed at
children under the age of 13. We do not collect any information from users whom
we know are under the age of 13.
Contacting this Web Site
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of the
Mercy-Health.org Website, or your dealings with the Mercy-Health.org Website, you can
email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.