Privacy Policy

What Information is Collected and How is it Used?

Although we may collect certain information from you, we will not disclose your name, telephone number, credit card or other personal information to any other companies or individuals unless you authorize us to do so or except where needed to deliver a service or product requested or ordered by you. In addition, we will always give you the opportunity to access and correct your personal information at any time. Some of our websites require registration to access all of the site’s information and features, although all that is typically requested is an e-mail address and some basic information about you, such as job function.

 

How We Protect Your Personal Information.

We will take appropriate steps to protect your privacy. Whenever you provide sensitive information, we will take reasonable steps to protect it, such as encrypting your information with secure server software (SSL) before your Web browser software sends it to us. Once the data reaches our site, the same state-of-the-art security software we use to guard all of our company’s essential business data protects your personal data as well. If credit card numbers are collected, they are used only for payment processing and are not retained for marketing purposes.

Our websites may provide links to third party sites. Since we do not control the policies and practices on these third-party websites, we encourage you to review their applicable privacy policies.

 

Cookies and Other Technologies

We collect the anonymous information we mentioned above through the use of various technologies, one of which is called “cookies”. A cookie is an element of data that the Web site can send to your browser, which may then be stored on your hard drive. Cookies may last for only a single session or may span multiple sessions. We use cookies to track user activity by our registered users. Finally, cookies are employed in other applications that require the storage of user data from one screen to the next.

 

Your consent

By using our website, you consent to the collection and use of the information discussed above by Advocate Health Care (Advocate Charitable Foundation). Changes in this policy will be posted on this page so that you may always be aware of what information is being collected, how it is being used, and under what circumstances it is being disclosed.

Security

The importance of security is a top priority for us. We exercise great care in providing secure transmission of your information from your Internet connection to our servers. We also take great care to protect user-information off-line. All of your data is handled only by authorized personnel and our database servers have a backup system to prevent loss of data. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure and we will not be held liable should a third party illegally obtain your personal information. While we have made a great effort to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.

Our policy does not extend to anything that is inherent in the operation of the Internet, and therefore beyond our control, and is not to be applied in any manner contrary to applicable law or governmental regulation.

 

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