Purpose

Protecting your private information is our priority. We want you to understand what private information we collect from you and how we use it.

Scope of this Policy

This Privacy Policy applies to md.hospitalassociations.org — a website of the California Hospital Association (CHA), Hospital Council of Northern and Central California, Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC) and Hospital Association of San Diego and Imperial Counties (HASD&IC), which jointly govern data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to the Hospital Associations include md.hospitalassociations.org and CHA, Hospital Council, HASC and HASD&IC. This website is a directory of hospitals, health systems and affiliates that are members of one or more of the Hospital Associations. By using it, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

This Privacy Policy also applies to the Hospital Associations’ data collection regarding its members.

Collection of Your Personal Information

To better provide you with products and services offered on our site, the Hospital Associations may collect personally identifiable information, such as your:

 -   First and Last Name
 -   Mailing Address
 -   Email Address
 -   Phone Number
 -   Organization
 -   Job Title
 -   Job Role(s)

If you work for a member hospital or system or are an affiliate member, your organization may have provided us with your information — listed above — to ensure you are accurately represented in this Member Directory. Otherwise, we do not collect personal information unless you voluntarily provide it to us. You may be required to provide certain personal information to us when you elect to use services available on this website or when you contact us by phone or email. We may also gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.

Use of your Personal Information

The Hospital Associations collect and use your personal information to operate this website and to communicate with you by phone or email, including delivering services you have requested.

The Hospital Associations may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of their other products or services that may be of interest.

Sharing Information with Third Parties

The Hospital Associations do not sell, rent or lease their customer lists to third parties.

The Hospital Associations may share data with contractors to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to the Hospital Associations, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

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

Automatically Collected Information

Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by the Hospital Associations. This information can include your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service and to provide general statistics regarding use of this website.

 Use of Cookies

This website may use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page 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.

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 Hospital Associations’ websites.

Online Tracking & California Do Not Track Disclosures

This website does not track you as an individual, so we don’t need to do anything if you have turned on “Do Not Track” in your web browser. If you log in on our site, we may connect your use of the site with data you or your company has provided or from publicly available sources. This website uses third-party analytics and a hosting provider. Use of this site allows tracking from these companies and follows the policy of each third party. In addition, Internet service providers regularly track and correlate tracking data and follow the policies of each provider.

Links

This website contains links to other sites. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of those sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Security of your Personal Information   

we strive to take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or alteration of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, by using this website you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations inherent to the Internet which are beyond our control; and (b) security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this site cannot be guaranteed.

Children Under Thirteen

The Hospital Associations do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.

Email Communications

From time to time, the Hospital Associations may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, promotional offers, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication.

If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications via email from the Hospital Associations, you may opt out of such communications by clicking the email unsubscribe link..

External Data Storage Sites

We may store your data on servers provided by third-party hosting vendors with whom we have contracted.

Changes to this Statement

The Hospital Associations reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by placing a prominent notice on our site and/or by updating any privacy information on this page. Your continued use of the site and/or services available through this site after such modifications will constitute your: (a) acknowledgment of the modified Privacy Policy; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by that Policy.

Contact Information

The Hospital Associations welcome your questions, comments or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, including if you believe that we have not adhered to this statement. Please contact us at info@calhospital.org.

Updated May 2018