The staff of Virginia Mason Medical Center respects the privacy of our patients and of our Web site users. If you don't find your concern addressed here, feel free to contact us by e-mail or phone.
Virginia Mason will use overall demographic data of our Web users to improve the site and enhance services. These demographic trends will not be traceable to an individual's personal information. On rare occasions, Virginia Mason may contact registered users by e-mail to inquire about interest in potential new Web services.
Information Collection and Use
Virginia Mason Medical Center 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, except to vendors and agents in support of Virginia Mason's activities. Virginia Mason Medical Center does not commercially sell any customer lists or e-mail addresses. Company may, however, disclose personal information if permitted or required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) conform to applicable law or comply with legal process served on Virginia Mason Medical Center; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Virginia Mason Medical Center, the Web site, or the users; or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Virginia Mason Medical Center, the Web site, or the public.
In order to use some parts of the Virginia Mason Web site, a user must first complete the registration form. During registration a user is required to give their contact information, usually your name and e-mail address. This information is primarily used to contact the user about the services on our site for which they have expressed interest (such as access to clinical publications). It is optional for the user to provide demographic data (such as specialty), but encouraged, so we can provide you with better information when using our site.
Collection of Anonymous Information
This Website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that Virginia Mason Medical Center is not responsible for the privacy practices of these Web sites. Virginia Mason Medical Center is not responsible for content provided on these sites or for the validity of content on these site. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.
We exercise care in providing secure transmission of your information from your PC to our servers. Personal information collected by the Virginia Mason Medical Center website is stored in secure operating environments that are not available to the public. In many instances, such as in the case of credit card numbers and all on-line purchases, the personal information is encrypted before you conduct your transaction. Only those employees who need access to your information in order to do their jobs are allowed access, each having signed confidentiality agreements. Any employee who violates our privacy and/or security policies is subject to disciplinary action, including possible termination and civil and/or criminal prosecution.
Your Acceptance of These Terms
Notification of Changes
Correcting and Updating Information Virginia Mason Medical Center also permits you to correct or update personally identifiable information that you have previously provided to us. To do so, send e-mail to: email@example.com indicating the information that you wish to be corrected or updated.
You always may opt-out of receiving future contacts or mailings. Virginia Mason Medical Center provides you with the opportunity to opt-out of receiving electronic communications from us and our partners at the point where we request information about you. To remove your personally identifiable information from our database, to not receive future communications or to no longer receive our service, send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the word "remove" in the subject line.
Questions regarding this statement should be e-mailed to email@example.com.