All websites that elicit personal information from visitors must have a privacy statement about what information you collect from your customers and how that information will be used. You may use the sample statement below as a template; however, you may need to customize your statement to include data relevant to your business. Please refer to the FERPA Guidelines for student privacy information and the HIPAA Guidelines for patient privacy information.
All privacy statements must
- Be easy to find, read and understand.
- Inform the customer what information is collected, how it is used, and whether it is shared with others. If information is to be shared with others, the customer's consent must be obtained.
- Provide a contact for customers to change, update or inquire about their information.
- Include a statement about data security.
For each visitor to this Web page, our Web server automatically recognizes each visitor's domain. We collect information volunteered by visitors to this website, such as survey information and/or site registrations. The information we collect is not shared with commercial or other non-profit organizations.
This site is designed for educational purposes only and is not engaged in rendering medical advice. The information provided here should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or a disease. It is not a substitute for professional care. If you have or suspect you may have a health problem, you should consult your health care provider.
We are committed to respecting your privacy. We've structured our site so that, in general, you can visit without identifying yourself or revealing any personal information. Once you choose to provide us personally identifiable information (any information by which you can be identified), you can be assured that it will only be used to support your relationship with us.
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Site administrators should stay abreast of changes to privacy requirements that may arise as HIPAA and FERPA regulations are developed and implemented. Site administrators should also be aware of the implications that the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) may have on privacy statement requirements. For more information, please see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COPPA