DiscoverYNHH.org is produced and managed by Yale-New Haven Hospital. This policy does not cover information collected on sites linked from DiscoverYNHH.org.
Yale-New Haven Hospital is committed to bringing you information that meets your individual needs and, at the same time, protects your privacy. The following is a summary of the various ways we treat the information you provide us while using our sites.
While you may be asked to provide personal data in using this Web site, we can assure you this information will be treated with the same care we treat all patient information. Any data we collect about you will be used only to help us develop customized programs and services suited to your needs and interests.
We will not share your personal data with any party outside Yale-New Haven Hospital or Yale New Haven Health System.
What personal information do we gather from those who visit this site?
1. Information you have provided
We collect and store any information you enter on our Web site, or provide to us in offline contacts we have with you. Information is collected from visitors to the site in the Newsletter Sign-up area.
2. Information gathered automatically
When you browse our Web site, you do so anonymously. We do log automatically your IP address (the Internet address of your computer), the Web pages you visit and the time of your visit, but we do not link this information to anything that could identify you personally. The only other type of information automatically provided to us is the type of computer and operating system you are using. Your browser supplies us with this information, which we use to improve the performance of our site. In aggregate, this information helps us understand how our site is being used and which parts of the site are of most interest to those who use it. Analysis of this information helps us to make continual improvements on the site.
3. Information from your e-mail communications with us
On every screen of our site, you have an opportunity to communicate with us by e-mail. E-mail contact is offered via comments and feedback to the site's editor using a link offered at the bottom of every screen or by clicking on the Feedback feature that appears on the right-hand side of every page.
The security of e-mail communications on the Internet cannot be assured, however once your e-mail enters the Yale-New Haven Hospital system, it is protected by a firewall that ensures the security of the sensitive patient information contained in our electronic information systems.
Communications with the site editor
The information you provide is used to assist the editor in triaging your request to the most appropriate department. While retained in hard copy for our records, the information from this interaction (such as your name or e-mail address) will not be used in any way other than to address the specific request you have made and to monitor the quality of our interactions.
Your control of our communications with you
We will make appropriate and reasonable use of the information collected through DiscoverYNHH.org to continue to provide you with information you have indicated you have an interest in receiving. In marketing terms, this is called "opt-in"—in effect, you have chosen to hear from us.
If you should later change your mind about receiving information from Yale-New Haven Hospital, please let us know. You can contact us at email@example.com.
Federal Trade Commission rules prohibit us from collecting any identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without parental permission. We abide by those rules, and so we always request that information on this site of interest to children be requested by their parents or guardians.
Questions about this site's information gathering and privacy practices can be addressed to the site editor.