Hospital Association (“IHA,” “we,”
“us,” “our”) is dedicated
to maintaining the Site in accordance with all industry standards and legal
of how we operate www.ihaconnect.org, www.mycareinsight.org and all related websites operated by or
for IHA ("Site") and how we handle your personal information. All
When you visit
and navigate the Site, We will not collect personal information (e.g., data
that is unique to an individual, such as a name, address, email address or
telephone number) about you unless you provide us that information voluntarily. Such information is required to set up an
WHAT WE COLLECT AND HOW WE USE IT.
You may use
portions of the Site without setting up an Account or providing any personal
information. However, We require You to register for certain services including
member only documents and materials, discussion boards, PAC portal and other
services and documents that contain our proprietary information. When you use
these features, we will clearly disclose what information is required, what
information is optional and how that information may be used.
We treat any
personal information you give us as confidential. We do not analyze your
personal information nor do we collect specific information about your use of
We will not
disclose to third parties any identifying personal information gathered from
you during registration or setting up an account, unless (1) we tell you how
your information will be used and you give us specific permission to share this
to disclose such information by any applicable law or legal process (e.g., a
subpoena or court order). Where we disclose identifying personal information to
third parties with your authorization, we will require the recipient to use the
information only for the purpose provided.
When you sign
up for free emails, we maintain information about your selections only for the
purpose of sending you the emails. We do not use identifying personal
information for any other purpose although it may be included in anonymous,
aggregated statistical information.
where third parties may receive anonymous, aggregated user information
collected on the Site, our agreements with the third parties, including
sponsors, generally provide that the third parties will not use the anonymous,
aggregated user information to identify individual users or sell, disclose or
provide access to any user information collected on our web site that would
identify any individual.
b. Discussion Boards.
Boards are only available to IHA members that sign up for an online account. Other
IHA members will be able to read you posts. Discussion Boards are monitored
from time to time. We reserve the right to remove any posts we feel are
inappropriate, contain abusive language or threaten or violate the privacy of
us our, sponsors or visitors as provided in our TOU.
small bits of information placed on your computer's hard drive by a website. It
is a simple text file that helps your browser to remember certain information
that the Web site can later retrieve to streamline communication between your
browser and the Web site. We do not store this information. Our site can only
read the cookies placed on your computer by us. We cannot access any
information on your hard drive placed there by you or any other source. We use
cookies for user convenience. The cookie will tell our system certain
information so you don't have to fill in the same information each time you
visit us. We use only benign cookies
that have no functionality. Cookies also may be used by us on an aggregate
basis to track site navigation. This information is not traceable to an
individual user, but is used to improve our Site and may be shared with
If you click on
a sponsorship acknowledgment, or other third-party links on the Site, you will
be leaving our Site and will be directed to the sponsor's site. Be aware that we
have no control over the practices of other Web sites. Your computer may receive
cookies from other sites and you will not be protected by our security and
feature can be turned off on your browser. For more information on turning off
the cookie feature, consult your browser help section.
d. IP Addresses.
Protocol (IP) address is a number that is automatically assigned to your
computer by your Internet Site Provider (ISP) whenever you access the Internet.
This number may be the same each time you access the Internet or it may change.
Like other Internet sites, we use IP addresses to collect aggregate information
about numbers of visitors and Site usage. The address is logged on our server
when your computer requests information from us. However, to allow users to
access our Site anonymously, your IP address is not linked with personal
information about you. We reserve the right, in rare instances, to use IP
addresses to identify individuals who threaten our Site, service or customers.
e. Contests and Surveys.
When and if we
run a contest, or if we request your feedback via a survey, we may ask for
personal information. If so, we will describe in each instance why We are
asking for that personal information and how we plan to use that information.
We may use
Account Information from you without further authorization as part of our
educational activities and programs, and for research purposes. Your account
information will be used in accordance with applicable state and federal
We may disclose
certain personal contact information pursuant to agreements with IHA corporate
sponsors, strategic partners and endorsed vendors. To have your registration
information removed, send your request to the contact address, below. You will
receive a confirmation from us when we have acted on your request.
While the Site
does not request or collect personal health information, we are fully committed
to complying with all federal and state laws and regulations concerning the
confidentiality of medical record information.
SECURITY OF INFORMATION.
security procedures designed to protect personal information you submit to us
from misuse or unauthorized disclosure. The personal information that you
submit to us is stored in our database, which we secure using industry standard
methods (e.g., an electronic firewall).
We endeavor to
safeguard your personal information. However, like other Internet sites, We
cannot guarantee that it is completely secure from people who might attempt to
evade security measures or intercept transmissions over the Internet.
cannot completely ensure the privacy of email communications to and from our
Site because they are not encrypted and, therefore, are not secure. These
communications, like most Internet email, could be intercepted without your
knowledge and permission, while in transit to or from our Site. If you are
concerned about your privacy, we suggest that you do not use email to
communicate information to us that you consider sensitive.
CHANGING OR DELETING YOUR PERSONAL
from our free emails or deleting your online membership account does not delete
your personal information from our system, even if you unsubscribe from all
emails. We will delete your personal registration information from the active
and searchable areas of our system at your request. Be aware, however, that it
is not feasible for us to remove every electronic record that may contain your
data. We cannot remove copies of your information that may exist in records we
create as backup in case our main data is lost. We also cannot delete
information from anonymous, aggregated databases. This information cannot be
linked to you. We maintain and archive all personally identifiable information
provided by users. This data is retained in our archives and is not deleted.
To have your
registration information removed, send your request to the contact address,
below. You will receive a confirmation from us when we have acted on your
If You have any
concerns about the security or privacy of your personal identifiable
information on our Site, please contact us by email kmitchell@IHAconnet.org or send a written notification to:
1 American Square, Suite 1900
Indianapolis, IN 46282
Policy applies only as long as you remain on the Site. Once you leave our Site
to visit another site, We have no control over your privacy or security issues
even if you reached the other site by clicking on a link within our website. At
times, clicking on a hyperlink within an article will bring up information on
another site without warning.
policy is not intended to and does not create any contractual or legal rights
in or on behalf of any party.