Last Date Revised: January 30, 2001
Washington Township Health Care District, a California health care district doing business as Washington Hospital Healthcare System (WHHS), has created this Privacy Statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. This Statement applies to WHHS's collection and use of information through the WHHS site (www.whhs.com). It does not apply to any other websites operated by WHHS or third parties.
Information Collection and Use
Washington Hospital Healthcare System is the sole owner of the information collected on this Site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this Statement. In the event a third party acquires all or part of WHHS, including the personal information that we have collected, that third party will be bound by all of the obligations and limitations set forth in this Statement.
We collect several different types of information, each of which is described below:
Our Site uses "session cookies" to keep track of your shopping cart. A cookie is a piece of data stored on the hard drive of a visitor to our Site. Our cookies assign randomly generated numbers to your hard drive for the duration of your visit on the Site (or "session"). Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifying information. Once you end your session by closing your browser, the cookie simply terminates. Among other things, the cookie allows you to avoid having to enter your password more than once during a session. Most commercially available browsers (including Microsoft Explorer and Netscape Navigator) allow their users to disable cookies. For more information, please consult your browser "help" information.
Book Order and Event Registration Information
When you order books or register for an event that requires a fee through our Site, we will request information from you on our order form or registration form. In order to purchase a book or register for an event, you must submit a completed order or registration form. The form asks for contact information (like name and address) and financial information (like credit card number and expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill orders or register for an event that requires a fee. We will also use your contact information to send you information about Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation activities. In addition, we will use the contact information from the order or registration form to get in touch with you if we have trouble processing your order or registration or if we need to contact you for some other reason relating to that order or registration.
Other Personal Information You Provide
At various locations on our Site, you may choose to provide us with additional personal information. Examples include our "contact us" page for questions you wish to submit to us, our job listings section, and occasional special events. In each case, you voluntarily and knowingly provide us with your personal information, and it is used and disclosed only for the purposes for which it has been provided.
Log Files and IP Addresses
We also use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the Site, diagnose problems with our server and track visitorsÃ‚Â¹ movements through the Site in order to assess how heavily different sections of the Site are visited. IP addresses are stored in log files and are not linked to personally identifying information.
We may disclose aggregated demographic information about traffic to our Site or book purchases to third parties for advertising, marketing or other business purposes. This information contains no personally identifying information about our customers or visitors.
Sharing of Personally Identifying Information
We use one or more third party credit card processing companies to bill customers for book purchases or registering for activities/events. None of the companies retain, share, store or use the personally identifying information it receives from us for any other purpose. In addition, we may disclose personally identifying information to third parties when and to the extent necessary to prevent or report fraud, to require you to comply with your obligations to us (including any obligation of payment for a purchase made through the Site) or as required by law.
This Site has security measures in place designed to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.
We work to protect the security of your information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you input.
We do not reveal the digits of your credit card numbers when confirming an order. Of course, we transmit the entire credit card number to the appropriate credit card processing company during order processing.
We permit secure database access only to qualified employees of WHHS for the purpose of fulfilling your order.
Information from Children
We do not knowingly accept orders from children under the age of 13 and, accordingly, do not collect personally identifying information from them. If you believe we have violated this provision, please contact us immediately at the address indicated below.
Accessing and Correcting your Information
If you would like to access the personally identifying information that you have provided to us, please contact us as indicated below. You are welcome also to provide us with any corrections to your information.
Notification of Changes
We may decide to modify this Statement from time to time. Any such modifications take effect immediately upon posting. For your convenience, we post the last date on which the policy was revised at the start of the policy. By visiting or making a purchase through our Site, you agree to check back periodically to determine whether any changes have been made and consent to be bound by any changes once they are posted. However, we will never rely on a change in the policy to permit us to disclose your personally identifying information to third parties in a manner not permitted under the Privacy Statement in effect at the time that information was collected without first obtaining your affirmative ("opt-in") consent to that change.
Contacting the Website
If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, the practices of this Site, or your dealings with the Site, you may contact:
Washington Hospital Healthcare System
Community Relations Department
2000 Mowry Ave.
Fremont, CA 94538-1716