Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System (SVMHS) is committed to protecting the privacy of each user of its web site and has created this policy in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. Because your privacy is so important to us, SVMHS abides by the following principles:
Your Personal Information
SVMHS recognizes your right to confidentiality and is committed to protecting your privacy, including the non-identifying information shared in order to become a registered user of the interactive areas of the site.
We understand that health information can be of an especially sensitive nature and that you may have concerns about sharing medical information. Therefore, SVMHS does not collect personally identifiable information about its users except when such individuals specifically provide such information on a voluntary basis, for example: a user's expected delivery date as part of the Pregnancy eNewsletter registration. A user's access to and use of the SVMHS site constitutes information voluntarily given by the user.
SVMHS will never willfully sell, trade, rent, disclose or make available personally identifiable information about users to any third party without the user's prior consent, except when we believe in good faith that the law requires it or to protect the rights or property of SVMHS.
It is our policy to respect and protect the privacy of your personal information. Our site contains forms for different uses that ask for contact information (for example: job applications; class registration, donations, eCard applications and newsletter registration). The user's contact information is used to contact the user when necessary. We also gather traffic patterns and site usage information to help us develop the design and layout of the site and to personalize your experience. Your IP address is used to gather broad demographic information. Large population demographics are compiled using this data but no individual information is ever disseminated.
The SVMHS web site is intended for people over 18 years of age. Children can only view the material with parental consent as some of the medical information available on SVMHS web site may be inappropriate for young children. Allowing a child to register or use the SVMHS site signifies consent on behalf of the parent.
If you are a parent, please remember that our policy only governs the SVMHS web site. That means that if your child shares personal information with other users during a chat session, on a message board, through email, or by other means, we cannot control how the other individual(s) may use it. For these reasons, we strongly encourage you to talk with your children about being cautious when it comes to sharing personal information online and require that you accompany your children below 18 years of age when they visit our web site.
Links to Other Sites
This site contains several links to other sites not operated by SVMHS. It is important to note that SVMHS is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.
Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System
450 East Romie Lane
Salinas, California 93901