Effective as of: 03/01/2013
Web Site Privacy
This notice describes how Columbia Medical Centers manages and protects Protected Health Information that you give us, how we will use and share that information, and how you may exercise your rights with regard to your Protected Health Information.
Protected Health Information
Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”) we are required to maintain the privacy of your Protected Health Information and provide you with notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to such protected health information.
Changes to Web Privacy Practices
Security of Personal Information
We maintain a variety of physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards designed to protect your privacy and prevent unauthorized access when the information is in our control. However, you should remember that no system can perfectly prevent an unauthorized person from intentionally viewing information while it is in transit over the Internet or via email. Therefore, Columbia Medical Centers cannot and does not guarantee the confidentiality or security of information you send to us via the Internet or by email.
How Columbia Medical Centers Uses and Shares Personal Information
We may use and share your Personal Information for the following purposes:
- In order to allow you to participate in a program you have enrolled in or to provide a product or service you have asked for or purchased, we will use your Personal Information and share it to our employees, contractors, and others to the extent necessary for us to provide the service or product.
- We will share Personal Information to the extent necessary to comply with a subpoena, court or administrative order, law, rule, regulation, or similar requirement that we believe in good faith legally obligates us to share it.
- We may use Personal Information to the extent necessary to protect our web site, our rights, and to avoid or minimize our liability. For example, we may use Personal Information to identify someone who is using our site for an illegal purpose and disclose it to law enforcement or our attorneys to consider taking legal action.
- We may share Personal Information in the regular course of business in connection with the sale, merger, spin-off, or other corporate reorganization to the new controlling entity.
Cookies and other information about your visit
Our web server also automatically collects the IP (for “Internet Protocol”) address of each computer that accesses our site. An IP address is a series of numerals that is assigned to each computer that accesses the Internet. An IP address is not Personal Information because it identifies only the computer, not the person who is using it. We use IP addresses in aggregate form to help us understand how our site is being used and how we can better serve visitors.
Columbia Medical Centers
3907 Jog Road
Greenacres, Florida 33467