Stamford Hospital Foundation is firmly committed to protecting the privacy of its online users: patients, families, donors, the media, and others. We do not collect personally identifiable information about individuals, 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. The only exception is described under "Donations and Fundraising Events" (below).
We continuously try to improve the security of our information systems. While we have many security measures to protect electronically transmitted information and frequently review and try to improve the security of our site, we can't guarantee that a third party won't gain access to information provided to this Web site.
This privacy statement, updated September 2008, describes the information we collect and how we use it.
Information Collection and Use
Web log file data
Subscription to newsletter or press releases
“Cookies” and how we use them
Stamford Hospital’s web site (www.stamfordhospital.org) does not set or access cookies on your computer. The Foundation does set and access cookies; however, no cookies are used to track an identifiable user’s movement through this web site. They are used only to enhance the usability of the Foundation’s pages. You can still use this site if you turn the cookies off.
Donations and Fundraising Events
When you make a gift on our site, your information goes into a database maintained by Stamford Hospital Foundation, the fundraising arm of Stamford Hospital. The Foundation may then send you email or mailings about other opportunities to support the hospital. If you wish to opt-out, at any time, email the Foundation at Foundationhelp@stamhealth.org or write to us at Stamford Hospital Foundation, 3001 Summer St, 2nd Floor, Stamford, CT 06905.
Third-Party Service Providers
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.
We are not responsible for the privacy practices of sites not owned by Stamford Hospital Foundation or Stamford Hospital. We encourage you to be aware of that when you leave our site and to read privacy statements at any sites that collect personally identifiable data.
Stamford Hospital Foundation 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 rent any email addresses. We try to respond to email messages requiring a response within five business days. If you email us, your message and email address will be forwarded to the appropriate department or program within the hospital. Please do not email patient health information, as that information is confidential and should only be discussed with your physician.
How we use the information
Stamford Hospital Foundation uses the information you provide to fulfill your online request, facilitate customer service and inform you of our programs and events.
We do not rent, sell or otherwise provide rent or sell visitors’ personal information to third parties, such as marketers.
We inform the companies that help the Stamford Hospital Foundation with donations made by credit card that they may not share or use personally identifiable information for any other purpose.
We do not share any third-party or personally identifiable information you provide with gifts in honor or memory of a loved one. We do not share any personally identifiable information we may collect in surveys, although we may share aggregated survey results with analysts, as described above. The aggregate data cannot be used to identify individuals and participation in the survey is voluntary.
It is possible that we could be forced to disclose personally identifiable user information in response to a search warrant, subpoena, or court order; that can happen to any organization keeping records. Disclosures may also be appropriate to protect our legal rights and the security or integrity of our Web site, or to avoid liability. Those kinds of disclosures are highly unlikely, but possible.
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.
We are not responsible for the privacy practices of sites not owned by Stamford Hospital Foundation and Stamford Hospital. We encourage you to be aware of that when you leave our site and to read privacy statements at any sites that collect personally identifiable data.
Deletion and removal of information
Non-identifiable information in our aggregate database will not be deleted. Like all responsible website site publishers, we maintain backup files as a protection against natural disasters, equipment failures, or other disruptions. Backup files protect you and us because they lower the risk of losing valuable data. Removing a record from our main files does not remove that record from any backup systems. It may take up to six months before all information in a backup record is completely erased through the normal recycling of backup files. In the meantime, as long as backup records exist, they receive the same privacy and security protections as our other records.
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