Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

DISCLAIMER:

This website is published by Southwestern Health Resources. The information on each page is intended to educate individuals about subjects pertinent to their health. It is not intended to provide medical advice or be a substitute for consultation with a personal physician.

If you have a life- or limb-threatening emergency, please call 911 or your local emergency response unit.

PRIVACY AND CONFIDENTIALITY POLICY

Southwesternhealth.com is designed to comply with existing and proposed federal standards for the privacy and confidentiality of personal information. The database and software components are structured to provide that maintenance and routine troubleshooting occur with no access to your personal information. A security system helps protect against unauthorized access or misuse by authorized users.

All forms that request personal information (name, address, e-mail address, etc.) employ the https communications protocol to ensure secure and encrypted transmissions over the Internet.

Access and Disclosure

Southwesternhealth.com does not disclose or provide access to any personal information to anyone without your permission, unless ordered to do so by a court of law or otherwise required by law. There may be isolated instances in which the staff must access the database to repair problems. Any access to individual files is carefully controlled. Staff members must document the need for access, log details of the access when complete, and confirm to management that they have accessed only task-critical areas and are in compliance with confidentiality policies.

Links to Third Party Sites

The southwesternhealth.com Internet site may contain links to other Internet sites (“Linked Sites”). Links are strictly for informational purposes, and the appropriateness of such links is based on the judgment of Southwestern Health Resources. The Linked Sites are most likely not under the control of Southwestern Health Resources, and Southwestern Health Resources is not responsible for the content of any Linked Site that it does not control, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. Southwestern Health Resources is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any Linked Site. Southwestern Health Resources provides these links as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the site by Southwestern Health Resources or any association with its operators.

Linked Sites will open in a new browser window, clearly indicating to users that they are leaving the southwesternhealth.com Internet site.

Southwestern Health Resources annually re-evaluates all external health related websites to which it links.

Passive Tracking Mechanisms

Southwesternhealth.com is firmly committed to protecting the privacy of website visitors.

Southwesternhealth.com uses Web logs and temporary Internet cookies to gather aggregate, not individual data, about site visitors.

The following information is contained in these Web logs:

·       The date and time of the visit as well as length of time of the visit

·       The pages of southwesternhealth.com viewed during the visit

·       The IP address of the computer used to visit the site

·       The type of Web browser and operating system used to view the site

·       The Internet domain from which a visitor accessed the site

Southwesternhealth.com uses Web logs as a way of conducting basic market research and to study how the site is being used. Southwesternhealth.com periodically analyzes the Web logs and may implement improvements or refinements based on information in the Web logs.

Cookies are packets of information that a website transfers to a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes. They are a means of keeping track of a user’s preferences during a visit to a website. Southwesternhealth.com employs temporary cookies. No cookies are used to track an identifiable individual’s movement through the site. They are only used to enhance the usability and efficiency of southwesternhealth.com. Temporary cookies expire after a user ends a session and closes the Web browser.

If you do not want information to be collected via cookies, you can turn off cookies in your browser. To turn off cookies in Microsoft Internet Explorer, choose Tools from the top navigation, select Internet Options, choose Privacy and change the settings for southwesternhealth.com. Information on southwesternhealth.com may be read with cookies turned off.

Spyware

Southwesternhealth.com does not deploy spyware or any software that aids in gathering information about a person or organization without their knowledge and which may send such information to another entity without the consumer’s consent.

Site Sponsorship

Southwestern Health Resources is the sole sponsor of all content on southwesternhealth.com. No other company or organization contributes funding for the site.

Questions

For any questions, concerns, or complaints about this privacy policy, please call 214-648-9294.

Patient Confidentiality

Southwestern Health Resources is committed to protecting the confidentiality of medical and personal information of patients in the manner required by state and federal privacy laws. To learn more about the ways your patient information is safeguarded, please see:

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center – Notice of Privacy Practices

Texas Health Resources – Notice of Privacy Practices

Southwesternhealth.com is firmly committed to protecting the privacy of website visitors.

Southwesternhealth.com uses Web logs and temporary Internet cookies to gather aggregate, not individual data, about site visitors.

The following information is contained in these Web logs:

  • The date and time of the visit as well as length of time of the visit
  • The pages of southwesternhealth.com viewed during the visit
  • The IP address of the computer used to visit the site
  • The type of Web browser and operating system used to view the site
  • The Internet domain from which a visitor accessed the site

Southwesternhealth.com uses Web logs as a way of conducting basic market research and to study how the site is being used. Southwesternhealth.com periodically analyzes the Web logs and may implement improvements or refinements based on information in the Web logs.

Cookies are packets of information that a website transfers to a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes. They are a means of keeping track of a user’s preferences during a visit to a website. Southwesternhealth.com employs temporary cookies. No cookies are used to track an identifiable individual’s movement through the site. They are only used to enhance the usability and efficiency of southwesternhealth.com. Temporary cookies expire after a user ends a session and closes the Web browser.

If you do not want information to be collected via cookies, you can turn off cookies in your browser. To turn off cookies in Microsoft Internet Explorer, choose Tools from the top navigation, select Internet Options, choose Privacy and change the settings for southwesternhealth.com. Information on southwesternhealth.com may be read with cookies turned off.

Spyware

Southwesternhealth.com does not deploy spyware or any software that aids in gathering information about a person or organization without their knowledge and which may send such information to another entity without the consumer’s consent.

Site Sponsorship

Southwestern Health Resources is the sole sponsor of all content on southwesternhealth.com. No other company or organization contributes funding for the site.

Questions

For any questions, concerns, or complaints about this privacy policy, please call 214-648-9294.

Patient Confidentiality

Southwestern Health Resources is committed to protecting the confidentiality of medical and personal information of patients in the manner required by state and federal privacy laws. To learn more about the ways your patient information is safeguarded, please see:

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center – Notice of Privacy Practices

Texas Health Resources – Notice of Privacy Practices