Like most websites, Winter Haven Hospital, Inc. collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Winter Haven Hospital’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Winter Haven Hospital’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Winter Haven Hospital may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Winter Haven Hospital also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Winter Haven Hospital does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Winter Haven Hospital’s websites choose to interact with Winter Haven Hospital in ways that require Winter Haven Hospital to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Winter Haven Hospital gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. Those who engage in transactions with Winter Haven Hospital are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process transactions. In each case, Winter Haven Hospital collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Winter Haven Hospital. Winter Haven Hospital does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Winter Haven Hospital may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Winter Haven Hospital may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Winter Haven Hospital does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Winter Haven Hospital discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Winter Haven Hospital’s behalf or to provide services available at Winter Haven Hospital’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Winter Haven Hospital will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Winter Haven Hospital discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when Winter Haven Hospital believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Winter Haven Hospital, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Winter Haven Hospital website and have supplied your email address, Winter Haven Hospital may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Winter Haven Hospital and our products. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Winter Haven Hospital takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
Last updated: 04/2010
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