Columbus Community Hospital

Privacy Policy

Columbus Community Hospital Online Privacy Policy is a website intended to provide information related to services, volunteer opportunities and employment opportunities at Columbus Community Hospital ("CCH" or "We"), along with general information about CCH and general health information. We are dedicated to safeguarding personal information we collect online. The effective date of this Privacy Policy is March 1, 2004. This privacy policy does not apply to information we collect offline. As we continue to offer our users new and different types of content and services, we may modify our practices from time to time. If there is a material change in our collection, use or disclosure practices, a new or revised privacy policy will be posted on the website, and a notice will be sent to you via email if you have provided us with an email address.

I. The information we collect

At CCH, we collect personally identifiable information, but only information that our users provide to us, or that is obtained through our use of cookies described below.

When users come to our site, we may collect some non-personally identifiable information that is used to determine the number of visits to different pages on our site, or to improve access to our content based on our users' browsers and operating system types. This information is not linked to any personal information submitted online when participating in any activities.

II. How we use the information

We do not sell, rent or otherwise share our users' personal information with third parties, except as described in this privacy policy. Sometimes, we use agents or contractors to provide services to our users, such as technical support. In these cases, we require the agent or contractor to keep the information confidential, and to use it only for the specific services they are performing. We sometimes use non-personally identifiable information that we collect to improve the design and content of our site, and to improve our users' experience on our site. We also may aggregate this information to analyze site usage and offer products, programs or services.

We will disclose information we maintain as required by law, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena. We also may disclose such information in response to a specific law enforcement agency's request. In addition, we may transfer our operations or assets. In such transactions, confidential user information generally is one of the transferred assets. In the event of a transaction involving the transfer of some or all of CCH's operations, including bankruptcy, user information may be one of the transferred items.

We will not use or transfer personally identifiable information in ways that are materially different from the ones described above, without also providing notification of such practices and obtaining consent for any materially different uses.

III. Collection of information by third-party sites and sponsors

Our site may contain links to other sites, whose privacy and information practices may be different from ours. Users should consult these other third-party sites' privacy notices, since these sites are not covered by our privacy policy and may follow different procedures.

IV. Cookies

The CCH website may use the software technology called "cookies." Cookies are small text files that we place in users' computer browsers to store their preferences. Cookies themselves do not contain any personally identifiable information. Although cookies could enable us to relate a user's use of this website to personal information that the user has provided, we do not use cookies for this purpose. We may use cookies to determine if a user has visited the website previously.

V. Security

We have put in place certain physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard the information we collect online, and help prevent unauthorized access to such information, maintain security of such information and correctly use such information. However, because of the global nature of the internet, when you give us information, that information may be sent electronically to servers outside of the country where you originally entered the information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. This site does not use security encryption measures. Therefore, information that you disclose by use of this site (as with any site that allows non-encrypted communications), by posting a message or using email, potentially could be collected and used by others. This may result in unsolicited messages from third parties or use of such information by third parties for their own purposes, legal or illegal. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, CCH cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our services, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure its security on our systems.

VI. Contact us

If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding our privacy policy and/or practices, please contact us.