Website Privacy Policy


Our new web site is designed to provide useful information about our organization, physicians, services, and employment opportunities.

We want to assure you that we respect your privacy and treat your personal information with the highest standards of safety, security and confidentiality.

Our goal is to provide you with a safe and useful experience navigating our website. When we collect information, it is an effort to make your use of our services more efficient and customized to you.

Cookies

“Cookies” are small pieces of information that a website will store on your computer’s hard drive. Our website may use cookies to identify you during your session and make our services easier for you to access and use. Cookies are never used to store sensitive information such as addresses, credit card numbers or passwords. Acceptance of cookies is not a requirement to browse our website. However, your experience of the website will likely be enhanced with them. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can configure your browser to prevent this from occurring.

Security

The website has security measures in place to help protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of information under our control.

We make the following assurance and expectation of privacy:

  • We do not collect any personally identifiable info about our visitors.
  • Our website does not contain any advertising for 3rd parties, nor do we share any information except when required by law.
  • We do not sell or rent any information about visitors.

Personal Information

If you elect to provide it to us, we may collect information such as your name, phone number, email, postal address and other personal information that identifies you. We keep it on file to assist us our communication with you. As a result, you can reasonably expect that as a result of you providing this information in conjunction with a contact with us, we will use this information to contact you on other occasions. You may indicate to us that you do not wish to be contacted in this manner by calling us or emailing us to ask to have your record updated in this way.

Accessing and Updating Your Info

You may ask to have your information removed from our active databases to prevent your information from being used by us in the normal course of our offerings. However, because we keep track of past activities, you cannot delete information associated with that past activity. Also, as a security measure we “back up” the data stored on our systems, and such prior information cannot be completely removed from our databases.

Visitor Data

The website routinely gathers data concerning website activity. The data is used to evaluate the effectiveness of the website and provide feedback for future changes. We track visits via an automatic monitoring/logging program that provides us data on the number of visits, time and date of visits, areas of website visited, URL just visited, URL visited next, browser used, and your IP address. The program does not provide us with personal information such as name, address, and other sensitive information.

Data is collected on an aggregate and anonymous basis only. No personal information is associated with the data collected.

Health Content

All health-related information provided on our website is intended to educate and inform visitors about illnesses and/or conditions. The reader assumes full responsibility for use of this information. FCHC is neither responsible nor liable for any claim, loss or damage resulting from use of this information. It is not intended to diagnose a personal physical condition and is not a substitute for a consultation.

Links to Outside Websites

Our website contains numerous links to other independent Internet websites. We do not sponsor or endorse any of these websites, nor do we guarantee the accuracy of the information contained in them.

FCHC has no control over the privacy practices of external websites. Users should read and understand the policies of external websites with respect to their privacy practices.

Links are provided as general information only and should not be relied upon for diagnosis or treatment.

Revisions

We may revise the Privacy Policy as we add new features and functions to the website or as laws that may impact our services change. If we make material changes, we will post notice of these changes.

Revised changes will apply both to information we already have at the time of change and information created or received after the change takes effect.

We encourage you to periodically reread this Privacy Policy to see if any changes to our policies may affect you.

Funding

The FCHC website is funded entirely by the operating income of the clinic. We do not accept external advertising.

Protected Health Information

This website complies with the United States Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) law to keep any protected health information private (insert HIPAA Privacy Policy link here). Generally, the type of content on this website does not violate any HIPAA requirements, and website users are encouraged not to post any personal health information.