Web Site User Privacy Rights
The PediCODE consortium is strongly committed to protecting the privacy of its online users: patients, families, physicians, researchers, the media, and others. We do not collect personally identifiable information about individuals, except when it is knowingly provided by such individuals (e.g., web forms). We do not share voluntarily provided, personally identifiable information for any purpose other than its intended use. While we have security measures to protect electronically transmitted information, we cannot guarantee that a third party won’t gain access to information provided to this Web site. No identifiable personal health information is stored on this site.
Information Collection and Use
Web log file data
We collect some basic web log file data about site visitors. This information includes domain names, web site traffic patterns and server usage statistics. This information is used for site management and administration and to improve the content and overall performance and user-experience on our site.
There are forms on our web site which may request personal information and non-identifiable health information. We adhere to the requirements outlined by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) legislation, which ensures security and privacy of an individual’s medical records.
"Cookies" and how we use them
Cookies are packets of information that a web site transfers to a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes. They are a means of keeping track of users’ preferences for content and alerting them to new content areas. The data collected may be used to show relevant PediCODE content on other websites. Additionally, the cookies may be used to share other non-identifiable demographic information. Most browsers allow you to turn off cookies if you do not want them tracking your preferences. They are used only to enhance the usability of the site. You can still use this site if you turn the cookies off.
Third-Party Service Providers
We may engage reputable third-party vendors to help us manage our web sites and allow us to better service our patients and visitors. We never share with third parties any personally identifiable information you provide, except as required by law.
Links to other sites
This site has links to other sites we think may be of interest to our visitors. Their purpose is to provide visitors with convenient access to other sites that might interest them. A link to another site does not imply an endorsement of the site’s content or services. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites.
PediCODE does not collect your email address unless you voluntarily submit it to us or choose to communicate with us via email. We do not sell or rent any email addresses.
How we use the information
PediCODE uses the information you provide to fulfill your online request or communicate with you directly. We do not rent or sell visitors’ personal information to third parties, such as marketers.