Privacy PolicyLATEST UPDATE

This Privacy Policy was updated to be effective as of 15-April-2008.

INTRODUCTION

Mercy Medical Center respects each individual’s right to personal privacy. We will collect and use information through our Web site only in the ways disclosed in this statement. This policy applies solely to activity at and information collected by Mercy Medical Center’s Web site.

WHAT THIS PRIVACY POLICY COVERS

This policy describes rights retained by Mercy Medical Center in regard to content (Rights Information), and covers how Mercy Medical Center treats personal information that we collect and receive, including that related to your past use of our products and services (Privacy Information). Personal information is information about you that is personally identifiable like your name, address, email address, or phone number, and that is not otherwise publicly available.

This policy does not apply to the practices of companies that Mercy Medical Center does not own or control, or to people that Mercy Medical Center does not employ or manage. In addition, certain associated companies have their own privacy statements that can be viewed by at their individual web sites.

Further, this policy describes specific rights retained by Mercy Medical Center for copyrighted materials and other intellectual properties contained within this site with regard to their protection.

Mercy Medical Center RIGHTS

Mercy Medical Center provides access to this site free of charge to provide information about Mercy Medical Center, its capabilities, products and services.

Copyright of all material on this site is owned by Mercy Medical Center or its clients; copyright in the compilation of all materials on this site is owned by Mercy Medical Center © 2008 Mercy Medical Center. All rights reserved.

No materials on this site may be reproduced, altered or further distributed without Mercy Medical Center’s prior written permission.

All trade names, trademarks, service marks, logos and trade styles on this site are owned by Mercy Medical Center or its clients. Proper use is limited to use in connection with the products and services of the mark owner and no other use is permitted without the owner’s prior written permission.

In order to improve our business, Mercy Medical Center may buy or sell a company, or one or more of the companies in our corporate family may merge with or be acquired by another company. If we sell a business, we would probably transfer some or all of your information as a part of the sale, in order that the service being provided to you may continue. In that event, you will receive notice, through our Web site, of that change in control and practices, and we will make reasonable efforts to ensure that the purchaser honors any opt-out requests you might make of us.

We may also release information when we believe it is necessary and appropriate to comply with applicable laws or to protect the rights, property or safety of Mercy Medical Center, our employees, customers, Web site visitors, or others.

UNSOLICITED IDEAS

It is the policy of Mercy Medical Center not to accept or consider any kind of unsolicited creative, production-related ideas or other materials of related to our products or services.

We will not consider unsolicited suggestions or ideas because of the potential misunderstandings that may result. Please do not send any such materials for any reason.

If you submit ideas or other materials of any kind, please be advised that all such remarks, suggestions, ideas, graphics, or other information submitted to Mercy Medical Center will become our permanent property. We will not be required to treat any unsolicited submission as confidential, and will not be liable for any use of it inside or outside of Mercy Medical Center, and will not incur any liability as a result of any similarities that may appear in future Mercy Medical Center projects, products, or improvements.

Without limitation, Mercy Medical Center will have exclusive ownership of all present and future existing rights to any and all unsolicited submissions of any kind, and will be entitled to use the said materials for any purpose without compensation to any other person creating or sending said materials.

GENERAL INFORMATION COLLECTION

We collect information and use it to keep you informed about Mercy Medical Center, and to make your visit to our site as useful and informative as possible.

We are committed to safeguarding all personally identifiable information we obtain about site visitors, whether internal or external. The only personally identifiable information we collect via electronic mail, or our web site is (1), that which is voluntarily provided by our visitors, and (2), that which is generally found within the user’s browser, for purposes of identification.

TYPES OF INFORMATION COLLECTED

Mercy Medical Center collects information through our Web site at several points. We collect the following information about primary visitors: personal address and contact information, education history, job history & experience.

Mercy Medical Center does not actively market to children, and we never knowingly ask a child under 13 to divulge personal information.

We collect the following general data that is not personally-identifiable information: browser information, computer operating system platform, and where and when users are browsing. We collect demographic data in order to provide more applicable content for site visitors.

NON-PERSONAL INFORMATION

In some cases, we may collect information about you that is not personally identifiable. For example, our Web site may automatically recognize the domain name of the Web site, or the advertisement, which you clicked-through to reach our site (for example, aol.com, if you are connecting from an America Online account), but not the e-mail address of visitors to our Web site. The information collected is used solely for internal review and not shared with other organizations for commercial purposes.

INFORMATION COLLECTION METHODS

We collect this information through web statistics programs and HTML forms. The information is collected both voluntarily and involuntarily. To receive our products and services, employment information is mandatory to process online job applications. Other information we request is optional.

INFORMATION PURPOSE AND DISSEMINATION

Tracking information is collected and analyzed so that we may improve our service offerings to our users. This tracking information is kept confidential. We will share personally identifiable information about you to other companies or people when one or more of the following conditions apply:

  • We have your consent to share the information
  • We need to share your information to provide the product or service you have requested
  • We need to send the information to companies who work on our behalf to provide a product or service to you. Unless we tell you differently, these companies do not have any right to use the personally identifiable information we provide to them beyond what is necessary to assist us
  • We respond to subpoenas, court orders or legal process; or
  • We find it necessary to protect and defend our legal rights or property.

In addition, in the event of a transfer of ownership of Mercy Medical Center, such as acquisition by or merger with another company, we will provide notice before any personally identifying information is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

COOKIES

This site employs the use of cookies. A cookie is a small text file that our Web server places on a user’s computer hard drive to be a unique identifier. Cookies enable Mercy Medical Center to track usage patterns and deliver customized content to users.

CHILDREN

In keeping with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, Mercy Medical Center does not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13. Mercy Medical Center also will not contact children under age 13 for marketing purposes without a parent’s permission. We also do not ask a child under age 13 for more personal information, as a condition of participation, than is reasonably necessary to participate in a given activity or promotion.

PROBLEM RESOLUTION

If problems arise, users may contact Mercy Medical Center by email, postal mail, or phone. We are committed to resolving disputes within a reasonable.

DATA STORAGE AND SECURITY

Mercy Medical Center protects user information with the following security measures: with SSL encryption and other technology and procedures used to protect consumer privacy.

INFORMATION SECURITY

Mercy Medical Center takes appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data.

We restrict access to your personally identifying information to employees who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our services.

REVIEWING, UPDATING OR REMOVING YOUR INFORMATION

We provide this privacy policy as a statement of our commitment to protect your personal information. If you have submitted personal information through our Web site or interactive advertisement, and would like that information deleted from our records or would like to update or correct that information, please contact us at our e-mail address privacy@cantonmercy.com and provide us with your name and postal address. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to make corrections or remove your name and address from future mailings.

LINKS

Links on this site are developed by people over whom Mercy Medical Center exercises no control. These other sites may place their own cookies on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information.

Mercy Medical Center presents links in a format that enables us to understand whether they have been followed. We provide this information to enhance this site’s usefulness to visitors.

CHANGES TO THIS POLICY

Please note this Privacy Policy will change from time to time. We expect most such changes to be minor, but there may be changes that are more significant. Regardless, we will post those changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will also provide a more prominent notice.

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact us any time at:
Mercy Medical Center
C/O Privacy Officer
1320 Mercy Dr. N.W.
Canton, OH 44708
Phone:330-489-1000 #2626

JURISDICTION

These terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Ohio, in the United States of America, regardless of where the user is based. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these terms shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in Canton, Ohio, U.S.A., and you hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action. If any provision of these terms shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. Mercy Medical Center can revise these Terms and Conditions at any time by updating this posting.

CONTACTS

Mercy Medical Center may be contacted by any of the following methods:

Mercy Medical Center
C/O Privacy Officer
1320 Mercy Dr. N.W.
Canton, OH 44708
Phone:330-489-1000 #2626
privacy@cantonmercy.com

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