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St.Vincent Privacy and Confidentiality Statement

St.Vincent Hospital and Health Care Center, Inc. ("St.Vincent") is committed to the privacy and confidentiality of personal information. St. Vincent recognizes that the security of your health care information is of great concern to you. To communicate the importance of personal privacy and confidentiality, St. Vincent has adopted use and disclosure policies (see "Use and Disclosure Policies"), and implemented various security measures (see "Security Measures"). Our commitment to your privacy is reinforced by our adherence to the following privacy policy.

Under NO circumstance will St. Vincent voluntarily disclose your personal information to your employer, or any other party without your specific consent or as required by law.

Use and Disclosure Policies

The following paragraphs disclose St. Vincent's information gathering and dissemination practices for this Web site.

In order to provide you with accurate, useful and customized information, St. Vincent asks for the minimally necessary data which may include your name, address, email and relevant health history along with information about lifestyle behaviors such as smoking and exercise, physical measurements such as height weight and blood pressure, and mental health topics. Your answers form the basis of the personal information that is unique to you. In conjunction with the customized information provided, you may also receive follow-up mailings.

Any transactions performed requiring your credit card information are performed in a secure environment, and credit card information is discarded immediately upon completing the necessary transaction(s).

Within the web site, you may be given the opportunity to indicate your preference to receive program information or participate in future research studies. If you indicate a preference to receive information, St. Vincent will use your contact information to send you information about St. Vincent, material about related products, or invitations to participate in research studies to assess the effectiveness of St. Vincent's programs.

Regardless of your response, you may opt-out of receiving future mailings by following the steps in the Choice/Opt-Out section below.

St. Vincent will create aggregate data results for dissemination to sponsoring organizations and for research purposes. THIS AGGREGATE DATA WILL NOT CONTAIN ANY INFORMATION WHICH DISCLOSES YOUR IDENTITY. In this case, your data is combined with data of other participants to determine an overall profile of a population. These data become statistics and may be used by St. Vincent, your employer, health plan, or other organizations to understand the needs and characteristics for selected populations.

St. Vincent uses your IP address only in the event a Web server problem requires diagnosis and to administer the Web site and to count aggregate unique visits to the web site.

Linked Sites

The St. Vincent site may have links to other sites that contain information St. Vincent believes may be helpful to you. St. Vincent cannot and will not be responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these other Web sites.

Security Measures

This site has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of your information under St. Vincent's control. These measures include:

Authorized Access: You must be registered to use portions of this Web site. Once you are registered, you will use a unique user ID and password to enter the site.

Authentication: St. Vincent uses Verisign to provide authentication, trust, and SSL encryption. This allows site visitors to verify St. Vincent with a trusted third party organization, while enabling communication with St. Vincent's web sites using secure, encrypted channels.

Cookies: A cookie is a piece of data containing information about the user or user session. Usage of a cookie is not in any way linked to personally identifiable information while on the St. Vincent site. St. Vincent uses a session cookie to ensure that your session remains secure by maintaining an identifier unique to your session. The session cookie self-terminates after you close your browser. Persistent cookies are only used if you choose to have your login and password information maintained for future connections. The default setting is set to not store login and password information.

Encryption: St. Vincent employs SSL encryption in the use of its products. We recommend the use of a browser supporting 128-bit encryption though the site will support down to 40-bit encryption.

Children's Guidelines

St. Vincent is committed to protecting the privacy of children. ST. VINCENT'S PRODUCTS ARE NOT INTENDED FOR USE BY ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF 18. In the event the system recognizes that anyone under 18 has attempted to send personal information through questionnaires, the session will be aborted and an appropriate notice posted to the user.

Choice/Opt-Out

The St. Vincent site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from St. Vincent programs and St. Vincent partners. St. Vincent also offers the following options for opting not to receive any further information from us and to update or correct your information:

Email webmaster@stvincent.org

Call 1-888-338-CARE (2273) or 317-338-CARE (2273)

Contacting the Web Site

If you have any questions or concerns about this privacy statement, the practices of this Web site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact:

Webmaster
St. Vincent Hospital and Health Care Center, Inc.
2001 West 86th Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46260
(317)-338-8346
Fax: (317)-338-2464
or email webmaster@stvincent.org


Terms of Service and Acceptance of Terms

St. Vincent Hospital and Health Care Center, Inc. ("St. Vincent") provides its service to you subject to the following terms of service ("TOS"), which may be updated by us from time to time without notice to you. If you visit our web site at http://www.stvincent.org (the "Site"), you accept the terms of the TOS. You may review the most current version of the TOS at any time at www.stvincent.org/policies/terms_of_service.htm . In addition, when using particular St. Vincent services, you may also be subject to any posted guidelines or rules applicable to such services which may be posted from time to time. All such guidelines or rules are hereby incorporated by reference into the TOS.

License and Use of Site

St. Vincent grants you a limited license to the access and make personal use of the documents and incorporated graphics on the Site (the "Documents"). The foregoing license is subject to the following limitations: (i) the Documents may be used solely for personal information and non-commercial purposes; and (ii) the Documents may not be modified or altered in any way. Except where your use constitutes "fair use" under copyright law, you may not otherwise use, download, upload, copy, print, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, post, transmit or distribute any information from the Site in whole or in part without the express authorization of St. Vincent.

Description of Service

St. Vincent provides users with the ability to register and participate in a customizable user portal - mystvincent. Within this portal, users will be able to perform interactions such as pre-registering for procedures or registering for classes. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new features that augment or enhance the current Service shall be subject to the TOS. You also agree that from time to time the Service may be inaccessible or inoperable for any reason, including, without limitation: (i) equipment malfunctions, (ii) periodic maintenance procedures or repairs which St. Vincent may undertake from time to time, or (iii) causes beyond the control of St. Vincent or which are not reasonably foreseeable by St. Vincent.

Privacy Policy

St. Vincent knows that you care how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate your trust that we will do so carefully and sensibly. Please review our Privacy Policy to understand our practices. By visiting the Site, you are accepting the practices described in the Privacy Policy.

Your Account

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account. You agree to immediately notify St. Vincent of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security. St. Vincent cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this provision.

Copyright

All content included on the Site, such as text, graphics, logos, images, and data compilations, is the property of St. Vincent or its content suppliers and is protected by United States and international copyright laws. St. Vincent respects the intellectual property of others and we ask our users to do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please follow the procedures outlined in our Copyright Notice.

No Resale of Service

You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service.

Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability

THE SITE IS PROVIDED BY ST. VINCENT ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. ST. VINCENT MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THE SITE OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, OR PRODUCTS INCLUDED ON THE SITE. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.

TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, ST. VINCENT DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. ST. VINCENT DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE, ITS SERVERS, OR E-MAIL SENT FROM ST. VINCENT ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. ST. VINCENT WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THE SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.

CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.

Termination

You agree that St. Vincent, in its sole discretion, may terminate your password, account (or any part thereof) or use of the Service, and remove and discard any content within the Service, for any reason, including, without limitation, for lack of use or if St. Vincent believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of the TOS. St. Vincent may also in its sole discretion and at any time discontinue providing the Service, or any part thereof, with or without notice. You agree that any termination of your access to the Service under any provision of this TOS may be effected without prior notice, and acknowledge and agree that St. Vincent may immediately deactivate or delete your account and all related information and files in your account and/or bar any further access to such files or the Service. Further, you agree that St. Vincent shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your access to the Service.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold us and our subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, agents, and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorney's fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your breach of this agreement, or your violation of any law or the rights of any third party.

General Information

The TOS constitutes the entire agreement between you and St. Vincent and governs your use of the Service, superseding any prior agreements between you and St. Vincent with respect to this matter. The TOS and the relationship between you and St. Vincent shall be governed by the laws of the State of Indiana without regard to its conflict of law provisions. The failure of St. Vincent to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the TOS shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.


Copyright © June 30, 2001 St. Vincent Hospital and Health Care Center, Inc. All rights reserved.

St. Vincent Hospital and Health Care Center, Inc. ("St. Vincent") hereby authorizes you to copy documents published by St. Vincent on the World Wide Web for non-commercial use within your organization only, provided any copy of these documents which you make shall retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained herein.

Nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel or otherwise any license or right under any patent or trademark of St. Vincent or any third party. Except as expressly provided above nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring any license or right under any St. Vincent copyright.

This publication is provided "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING , BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusion may not apply to you.

Should any viewer of a St. Vincent published document respond with information including feedback data, such as questions, comments, suggestions, or the like regarding the content of any such St. Vincent document, such information shall be deemed to be non-confidential and St. Vincent shall have no obligation of any kind with respect to such information and shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose and distribute the information to others without limitation. St. Vincent shall be free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in such information for any purpose whatsoever including but not limited to developing, manufacturing and marketing products incorporating such information.

Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement

Pursuant to Title 17, U.S.C. § 512(c), notifications of claimed infringement should be sent to St. Vincent's Designated Agent.
 
The written notice of claimed infringement provided to the Designated Agent must include the following:

  1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
    Identification of the copyrighted worked claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
  2. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material;
  3. Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;
  4. A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  5. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
    Written notification must be submitted to the following St. Vincent Designated Agent:

General Legal Counsel

Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman, PSC
8402 Harcourt Road, Suite 820
Indianapolis, Indiana 46260
Phone: 317/338-3218
E-Mail: webmaster@stvincent.org