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Healthcare 311 Privacy Policy

Internet privacy and security is an issue that we take seriously. Healthcare 311 is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information. We believe it is important for you to know what information is being collected about you, how that information is being used, with whom it is being shared, and how to contact us if you have additional questions or concerns.

What information does Healthcare 311 gather/track, and how is it used?


Information gathered online can be categorized as either anonymous or personally identifiable. Anonymous information is information that cannot be traced back to a specific individual. For example, Healthcare 311 knows how many searches are queried each day at each of its Web sites - but does not know the names, e-mail addresses or gender of the people searching.

Personally identifiable information is information you might provide a website that lets it know specific facts about you to customize the information that site delivers to you. This information can include your name, address, zip code, age, medications used, health conditions, etc. Healthcare 311 does not ask for that information in a way that permits personal identification. For example, while you may enter a city and state to identify retail clinics in or near that location, Healthcare 311 has no conclusive means of identifying you or your location based on that entry, or of combining that information with any other data that identifies you as the specific requestor of that information.

Gathering and Use of Anonymous Information

Each time a visitor comes to Healthcare 311 or a Healthcare 311-enabled web site, we collect some information to improve the overall quality of the online experience, including product monitoring, product improvement, and targeted sponsorship or advertising. At Healthcare 311-enabled websites, we collect the visitor's domain name (e.g. whether the user is logged on from compaq.com or whitehouse.gov), referral data (e.g., we record the address of the last URL a user visited prior to clicking through to an Healthcare 311 Web site), and browser and platform type (e.g., a Internet Explorer browser on a Windows platform).

In addition to collecting this kind of information, Healthcare 311 collects aggregate queries for internal reporting and targeted sponsorship or advertising messages. We also count, track, and aggregate the visitor's activity into our analysis of general traffic flows at our sites (e.g. tracking where traffic comes from). We may merge information about you into group data, which may then be shared on an aggregated basis with our sponsors or advertisers.

Use Of 'Cookies'

Healthcare 311's Web sites do not use cookies to monitor traffic flow, patterns of travel within and through the sites, and to dynamically generate sponsorship or advertising and content. Cookies are a standard Internet technology that allows websites to both store and retrieve login information.

Gathering and Use of Personally Identifiable Information

We collect information that you provide to us when you register as an affiliate of Healthcare 311 and/or when you update your affiliate profile. We use the information that you supply to provide you the specific services you select, personalize the searche results you make available through your affiliate relationship with Healthcare 311, and send you emails about Web site maintenance and updates, which may include new features and enhanced functionality.

Affiliate account information is not shared with third parties unless Healthcare 311 has your permission to do so.

Healthcare 311 may occasionally sponsor events or services that require the collection, processing, and storage of individual contact and demographic information that is likely to be shared with participating sponsors. A registrant's personal contact and demographic information will not be released to third party or non-participating organizations without the user's consent, and Healthcare 311 will require that co-sponsors of such events or services maintain the privacy of the registrants' information. When appropriate, users will be given the opportunity to receive information from third-party organizations in connection with services or events offered by Healthcare 311. This option may be made available through Healthcare 311's registration and/or through registration processes maintained by any participating third-party. In all cases, any participant will be informed before registering for the event or service that a third party will be receiving the registration information you provide, and you will have the option not to participate in any service or event that requires third party involvement. Healthcare 311 will take all commercially reasonable measures to ensure that personal information gathered on a Healthcare 311 Web site is stored securely. Users may periodically receive e-mails with site updates or promotions but will have the ability to opt-out of such contact.

With whom does Healthcare 311 share the information it gathers/tracks?

Except as described in this Privacy Policy, Healthcare 311 does not provide third-party access to your personal information except in the aggregate and only after the information has been de-identified. The information will be in the form of grouped statistics compiled from our users' answers to survey questions and on-site behavior. Healthcare 311 will not disclose the contact or demographic information of any individual user to sponsors, advertisers or any other outside organization without the express permission of the individual.

User Research

On occasion, Healthcare 311 will make available to potential sponsors, advertisers and research firms aggregated results from research it has conducted on its user base. Once again, Healthcare 311 will only provide such demographic information on an aggregated basis and does not disclose individual member profiles without user consent.

Special Policy With Regard to Information from Children Under Thirteen


In accordance with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), Healthcare 311 will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without parental consent. In the remote event we receive information (with parental consent) from users under the age of 13, we will never voluntarily share their personally identifiable information with third parties, regardless of their stated preference given at registration.

Consent

By disclosing any information on a Healthcare 311 Web site you consent to the collection, storage and use of such information by Healthcare 311 as set out in this Policy and the Terms of Service. Healthcare 311 reserves the right to make changes to this Policy at any time without notice. Any such changes will be posted on this page to keep you apprised of how your information is collected and used, so please check back periodically. If you have any questions or comments about this policy or the use of your information on a Healthcare 311 Web site, please contact us at info@healthcare311.com or 203-231-1372.

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Last amended: February 12, 2011