Middlesex Health Systems, Inc. respects the privacy rights of the users of the MiddlesexHealth.org website (the "Website"). Middlesex wants you to understand what information we collect from our Website users and how we use the information we collect.
BECAUSE THE WEBSITE IS NOT TO BE USED FOR THE SOLICITATION OR RENDERING OF MEDICAL ADVICE, NOR ARE YOU PERMITTED TO DISCLOSE INDIVIDUALLY IDENTIFIABLE HEALTH INFORMATION, BE ADVISED THAT THE PRIVACY PROTECTIONS THAT GENERALLY APPLY TO COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN A DOCTOR AND A PATIENT MAY NOT APPLY TO COMMUNICATIONS THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR EMAIL.
THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
The information that we collect from you will depend upon your use of the Website. For example, we may require more information from a person who is using the Website to apply for a job, as opposed to a person who is merely using the search tools to find information on hospital visiting hours. Information we may collect includes: first name, last name, ZIP code, e-mail address, and birth date. As stated above, more or less information may be required depending on your use.
HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION
All personally identifying information that Middlesex collects is used directly for customizing your visits to our site or, in the case of certain information, as a security feature that prevents others from obtaining your password. In addition, to the extent you provide us information in connection with the request for a particular service (including applying for an employment position), we will use the information in connection with the providing the service requested. In addition, we may share any information we collect with our subsidiaries and affiliates to the extent they may be involved with the Website or performing any Services we may offer or you may request or to facilitate marketing, fundraising or other communications with You.
Your e-mail address is used to send you administrative messages or other communications regarding your use of the Website. If you choose to let us do so, Middlesex and its affiliates and subsidiaries may also use your e-mail address to notify you of new features or services available on the Website or events or services available through Middlesex or its subsidiaries and affiliates or to facilitate fundraising efforts. If you do not wish to receive these e-mail notices, you may opt out of this service.
We use your information to statistically analyze the use of our site, improve our content and product offerings, and customize the Website’s content and services to better meet your needs. Your personally identifying information is not used to monitor your activities on our site. In addition, we do not sell, trade, or rent your personally identifying information to third parties. We may, however, disclose certain non-identifying aggregated information to third parties about the users of our services.
We will not use your personally identifying information for any purpose other than as set forth herein unless we believe such disclosure is required by law or to protect our rights, or the safety or rights of other users or the public.
Cookies are text files that are stored on your computer’s hard drive. These files contain unique identification numbers, which are used to remind our system of your personal preferences, so that we can customize your visits to the Website.
USE OF IP ADDRESSES
Every Internet user is identified by a unique number known as an Internet Protocol (IP) address. If you have a static IP address, you get the same number each time you connect to the Internet. If you have a dynamic IP address, a number is assigned to your computer from a pool of addresses established by your ISP (Internet Service Provider), which can result in your computer having a different IP address each time you use the Internet. World Wide Web servers use IP addresses to identify your computer.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed as 100 percent secure; but Middlesex uses its best commercially reasonable efforts to use the most current data security technology available to protect your information, and to continue to implement the new security methods as they become available.
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QUESTIONS AND FEEDBACK
If you have any questions regarding privacy on our site, please use the Feedback vehicle available by clicking the "Feedback" button located in the left hand navigation bar.