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On-Line User Privacy Policy

Winthrop-University Hospital (“WUH” or “we”) is strongly committed to protecting the privacy of its online users: patients, families, donors, the media, and others. We do not collect personally identifiable information about individual who use the WUH website, except when it is knowingly provided by such individuals. We do not share voluntarily provided, personally identifiable information for any purpose other than its intended use.

This On-Line Privacy Policy discusses the way that WUH will protect and/or use your personally identifiable information as a user of the WUH website. For information regarding WUH’s protection of patient privacy you may refer to our Privacy Notice located at www.winthrop.org/privacy.

WUH believes that privacy on the Web is important, and we encourage you to read our On-Line User Privacy Policy carefully, so that you will clearly understand our commitment and our method of collecting and using information about on-line users of the WUH website or WUH social media sites.

Security

WUH employs and utilizes the most secure web systems available in order to protect information contained in or submitted through its website. However, WUH cannot guarantee that a third party cannot gain access to information provided to the WUH website.

Information Collection and Use

How we use the information you provide

WUH uses the information you provide to fulfill your online request, facilitate customer service and inform you of our programs and events. We do not share, rent or sell visitors’ personal information to third parties, such as marketers.

We do not share any personally identifiable information we may collect in surveys, although we may share anonymised aggregated survey results with analysts. The aggregate data cannot be used to identify individuals and participation in the survey is voluntary.

It is possible that we could be forced by law to disclose personally identifiable user information in response to a search warrant, subpoena, or court order. These kinds of disclosures are highly unlikely, but possible.

Web log file data

We collect some basic Web log file data about site visitors. This information includes domain names, website traffic patterns and server usage statistics. This information is used for site management and to improve the content and overall performance of our website.

Email communication

WUH does not collect your email address unless you voluntarily submit it to us or choose to communicate with us via email. We do not sell or purchase any email addresses. If you email WUH, your message and email address will be forwarded to the appropriate department or program within WUH. Please do not email patient health information, as that information is confidential and should only be discussed with the appropriate office or healthcare provider.

Subscription to newsletters

If you subscribe to a newsletter or publication published by WUH and distributed via email, we will keep your email address in a private distribution list. Messages sent electronically do not reveal recipients’ email addresses or any other personal information. WUH will only send messages to individuals who have opted to subscribe and who have provided their email address to us directly. We do not use this email address list for any other purpose, and we only add individuals at their request. At any time, you may opt out by using the unsubscribe link provided in the publication email, which will remove your information from the distribution list.

Links to other sites

This site has links to other sites we think may be of interest to our visitors. Their purpose is to provide visitors with convenient access to other sites that might interest them. A link to another site does not imply an endorsement of the site’s content or services.

WUH has not reviewed any of these third party sites and does not control and is not responsible for any of these sites or their content. We encourage you to read privacy statements at any sites that collect personally identifiable data.

Policy changes

WUH reserves the right to change this policy, without advance notice. We will promptly post any changes to our Privacy Policy on the WUH website.

Questions or comments?

Questions about WUH’s privacy policy, may be directed to:

Winthrop-University Hospital
Department of Public Affairs
200 Old Country Rd., Suite 250
Mineola, NY 11501
516-663-2234
webmanager@winthrop.org

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