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WEBSITE PRIVACY POLICY

Glacier Community Health Center is committed to protecting the privacy and security of the users of this website. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Glacier Community Health Center (GCHC) Website only and governs data collection and usage. This Privacy Policy does not apply to any outside website that make be linked to the GCHC website or to any other outside site of any kind. By using the GCHC Website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

 

This Privacy Policy will tell you what information we collect, how it is used and what your choices are. By using the GCHC website, you agree to acceptance of this Website Privacy Policy. Please read the following carefully before using the site.

 

Information We Collect

When you view GCHC’s website, you do so anonymously. We do not collect any personal information that identifies you unless you specifically provide us with that contact information voluntarily. Personal information includes information that is unique to an individual, such as a name, address, social security number, e-mail address or telephone number.

The only personal information that GCHC obtains through its website is supplied voluntarily by website visitors. By submitting personal information, you grant GCHC the right to transmit, monitor, retrieve, store and use your information in connection with the operation of the website. Personal information is always stored in a secure database. GCHC website also may collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

You might be asked to provide personal information, such as demographic information, if you choose to complete any online forms (may or may not be present), requests, logins to personal information (such as into the patient portal), and to provide feedback. The information required to complete the transaction is noted on each specific form. Additional questions might be included to help us improve the services we offer.

How We Use This Information

GCHC may use the information you provide to fulfill online requests, process credit card information and respond to customer service inquiries or in other ways as required by law.

Requested information on voluntary forms is used to provide the services that you request, such as event registration, special events and promotions, requests, login to personal information and to provide feedback.

Only authorized staff at GCHC have access to your information, including those who need the information provided to perform a specific task. All GCHC employees are required to attend training on patient privacy and confidentiality.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by GCHC Website. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by GCHC Website for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the GCHC Website.

GCHC Website encourages you to review the privacy statements of Websites you choose to link to from GCHC Website so that you can understand how those Websites collect, use and share your information. GCHC Website is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Websites outside of the GCHC Website and GCHC Website family of Websites.

GCHC Website does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. GCHC Website does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent. GCHC Website may keep track of the Websites and pages our customers visit within GCHC Website, in order to determine what GCHC Website services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content within the GCHC Website.

GCHC Website will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of GCHC Website; and/or, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of GCHC Website, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The GCHC Website uses “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Webpage server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize GCHC Website pages, or register with GCHC Website site or services, a cookie helps GCHC Website to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same GCHC Website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the GCHC Website features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the GCHC Website services or Websites you visit.

 

Links to External Websites

This Website Privacy Policy applies only to the GCHC website. In order to provide website users with other helpful information, the GCHC website contains links to other websites. However, GCHC provides no authority over external organizations’ websites and this policy does not apply to external sites that are provided as links. We encourage you to read the Privacy Policies on any external websites before providing them with personal information.

 

Data Security

GCHC makes every effort to ensure that your personal information remains as secure as possible. Accordingly, we prevent unauthorized access by a secure firewall and use of security technologies to protect the integrity and privacy of any personal information you provide.

Although we endeavor to protect your personal information, GCHC cannot warrant the security of any information you transmit to us through online applications, and you do so at your own risk. Depending on the nature of the inquiry, your communication could be discarded or archived. If you wish, you can contact us instead by telephone at the numbers provided throughout our site.

E-mail Information

GCHC retains personal information on file, but does not share, sell, license or transmit this information with third parties or external vendors unless required to do so by legal, judicial or governmental proceedings. If you e-mail us, your e-mail information will not be used outside of this system without your permission. We do not use your e-mail address for any other purpose.

Please note that e-mail is considered a nonencrypted (and therefore nonsecure) form of communication, and it can be accessed and viewed by others without your knowledge and permission. For that reason, to protect your privacy, please do not use e-mail to communicate information that you consider confidential.

Third-Party Vendors/Content Providers

GCHC occasionally may engage reputable third-party vendors to help us manage our website, provide content and information and enable us to interact better with our patients and visitors. GCHC never shares any personally identifiable information you provide when requesting information with third parties, except as required by law.

Changes to this Statement

GCHC Website will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. GCHC Website encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how GCHC Website is protecting your information.

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