Privacy Policy

WEB SITE PRIVACY POLICY

Your privacy is important to us at Heritage Valley Health System. We understand that health is very personal, private subject, and we want you to feel as comfortable as possible visiting heritagevalley.org (the “WebSite”) and using its services. This Web Site Privacy Policy will explain what information we collect about you and about our use of our Web Site. It will explain how we protect that information and what choices you have about how it is used. Your continued use of our Web Site and your submission of any information to us indicates that you have read, understand and agree to our Web Site Privacy Policy.

INFORMATION WE COLLECT

Information You Provide to Us

We receive and may keep information you gave us because you decided to register (enroll) as a "Member," or when you update your Member Profile on our Web Site, or because you decided to fill out another form on our Web Site such as when you access Heritage Valley's E-Health Online Services section to enroll for a Care Card, Pre-register, or request an appointment. This information may include:

  • Your name
  • Your workplace
  • Your mailing address
  • Your month and year of birth
  • Your e-mail address

Information may also include any other personal information you choose to give us.

Cookies:
While visiting sites within heritagevalley.org domain, you may occasionally encounter a Web page that employs “cookies”. A cookie is a small file that a Web site transfers to your computer’s hard disk allowing our server to “remember” specific information about your session while you are connected.

ONCE INFORMATION IS RECEIVED, HOW IS IT SHARED?

Within the Heritage Valley Health System

We may share information we collect within the Heritage Valley Health System. The information you give us and information about any membership or other transaction may be combined with other personally identifiable information available from our records and other sources.

Governmental Agencies

We may share information with governmental agencies when (1) permitted or required by law, or (2) we are trying to protect against or prevent actual or potential fraud or unauthorized transactions, or (3) we are investigating fraud that has already taken place.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I HIT A LINK TO ANOTHER SITE FROM THE WEB SITE?

Our Web Site may offer links to other sites. Other sites have their own terms of use and privacy and security policies. If you choose to visit one of these sites, you should review the policies that govern that particular site. 

Application of This Web Site Privacy Policy

This Web Site Privacy Policy applies to all information collected or submitted to the Heritage Valley Health System through the Web Site. Other affiliated entities of the Heritage Valley Health System may obtain information independently from transactions and experiences with you or from sources other than this Web Site. This Web Site Privacy Policy does not pertain to that information.

Your Consent

By sharing information with us, you agree that the Heritage Valley Health System can use the information collected or submitted as described in this Web Site Privacy Policy. We may change or add to this Web Site Privacy Policy, so we encourage you to review it periodically. Additionally, from time to time, we may use customer information for new, unanticipated issues not previously disclosed in our privacy notice. If our information practices change at some time in the future, we will post the policy changes to our Web Site to notify you of these changes.

SECURITY

Security:
This site has security measures in place designed to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control using a secure server. The secure server software (SSL) encrypts all information before it is sent between you and heritagevalley.org. While the forms you use are behind a secure site, e-mail is not secure.

Advertising Networks:
We do not partner with or have special relationships with any Ad Network companies. This means we do not give your information to third parties for advertising or marketing purposes.

Choice/Opt-Out

This Web Site gives users the option to remove their information from our database, to not receive future communications, or to cancel their “My Heritage Valley’s” membership. If you have trouble locating these mechanisms that permit you to do the above, you can send an email to webcenter@hvhs.org for assistance.

Changes to our Web Site Privacy Policy Statement:
From time to time, we may use customer information for new, unanticipated issues not previously disclosed in our privacy notice. If our information practices change at some time in the future we will post the policy changes to our Web site to notify you of these changes and provide you with the ability to opt out of these new uses. If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should check back at our Web site periodically.

THE INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THIS WEBSITE IS NOT INTENDED TO BE USED TO DIAGNOSE OR TREAT A MEDICAL CONDITION. ALWAYS CONSULT A PHYSICIAN REGARDING ANY MEDICAL CONDITION OR TREATMENT.

INFORMATION ON THIS WEB SITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS.” NO ONE MAKES ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY ABOUT SUCH INFORMATION, AND HERITAGE VALLEY HEALTH SYSTEM SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF ANY COPYRIGHT OR OTHER RIGHT, ACCURACY, OR COMPREHENSIVENESS. BY ACCESSING AND USING THIS WEB SITE, YOU WAIVE ANY CLAIM THAT YOU MIGHT OTHERWISE HAVE OR MAKE AGAINST US AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THIS WEB SITE AND YOU WAIVE ANY LIABILITY THAT WE MIGHT HAVE (WHETHER SUCH LIABILITY IS FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR OTHER DAMAGES) FOR ANY SUCH CLAIM.

ALL INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS WEB SITE (OTHER THAN LINKS) IS OWNED BY OR LICENSED FOR USE ON THE WEB SITE. WE RETAIN ALL PROPRIETARY RIGHTS INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, COPYRIGHTS TO THE INFORMATION ON THE WEB SITE. YOU MAY PRINT OR DOWNLOAD THE INFORMATION FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THE WEB SITE MAY NOT OTHERWISE BE REPRODUCED, TRANSMITTED, DOWNLOADED, DISTRIBUTED, OR DISPLAYED WITHOUT OUR EXPRESS CONSENT.

February, 2006

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