Effective Date: November 1, 2014
How We Collect and Use Your Information
We collect personally identifiable information and non-personally identifiable information from you in a number of ways. “Personally identifiable information” is information that personally identifies you, such as your name, telephone number, postal address and e-mail address (or other information that is associated by us with such above information), and non-personally identifiable information is information that does not personally identify you, including anonymous information and aggregate data.
We use this information to understand better how visitors use our website, research our visitors’ demographics, interests, and behavior, improve our promotional and outreach efforts, and for other similar purposes. In addition, we may also use your personally identifiable information to contact you, through e-mail, postal mail, phone calls, text messaging, and other means, and send you information regarding the Center, KFF, and our partners, when you request such information through our contact form.
You may choose to opt-out of receiving information from us at any point.
We and our authorized designees collect information through the servers for this website, cookies and other technologies. In general, we automatically gather certain information about our website visitors. This information includes the number and frequency of your visits, the URL of the last and next website you visit, your browser and operating system, your IP address, how long you spend on our website and what pages you view here.
We will not allow other third parties to place any cookies, web beacons or other similar devices on our website. We do not control such devices that may be placed on our website by third parties. We are not responsible for any other websites accessible from or linked to this website, including their privacy policies or information collection practices.
Other Communications: You may choose to contact the Center and KFF by using our contact form (available at http://www.healthsystemtracker.org/contact-us/) or otherwise, with other inquiries or to provide comments. Any personally identifiable information you provide in connection with such inquiries or comments will be collected and used for the purpose of processing and responding to your inquiries or comments.
How We Share Your Information
We may share non-personally identifiable information we collect for a variety of purposes. For instance, we may disclose aggregate, non-personally identifiable information about our website visitors and registered users to organizations or individuals that have provided us with funding or with which we have other relationships, for informational purposes.
We will not otherwise share your information, except as required by law, requested by governmental entity or law enforcement authority, subpoena, court order or discovery request, or when we otherwise believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary or appropriate in connection with any activity that violates the law (including relating to intellectual property, fraud, contracts and privacy) or may expose us to liability. We can (and you authorize us to) disclose any of your information in such circumstances.
How We Protect Your Information
You should be aware, however, that “perfect security” does not exist on the Internet, and there is always the risk that unauthorized persons may access or use your information. You use our website and send us such information at your own risk.
Accessing, Correcting and Making Choices About Your Information
We wish to maintain your information accurately, and to allow you to make choices about how we use it.
You can contact us using our contact form, available at http://www.healthsystemtracker.org/contact-us/, to notify us of any errors or changes, or to indicate whether you wish to opt out of receiving certain communications from us.
Please be advised that such opt-outs will not apply to our use of your personally identifiable information for other purposes, such as responding to your subsequent requests for information.
Our Policy Towards Children
We are concerned about the safety and privacy of children who use the Internet. Our website is not designed for or directed to children under the age of 13. Consistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (“COPPA”), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under 13 without prior verifiable parental consent. If we become aware that a child under 13 has somehow provided us with personally identifiable information without verifiable parental consent, we will use our best efforts to remove such information from our files. If you believe that your child has provided us with such information without your consent, please use our contact form, available at http://www.healthsystemtracker.org/contact-us/.
We make no claim that our website is appropriate or lawful for use or access outside the United States. Furthermore, our databases are located in the United States. If you access this website from outside the United States, you do so at your own risk. You are solely responsible for complying with all local laws, rules and regulations regarding online conduct and website access. By sending us your data, you consent to its transfer to and storage within the United States.
© November 1, 2014, Peterson Center on Healthcare and Kaiser Family Foundation