VanderbiltHealth.com does not passively collect personal information about you. The information we collect includes the domain name from which you access the Internet, the IP address of your computer, the date and time you access our site, and the Internet address of the web site from which you linked to our site. We use this information to determine traffic to the various sections of our site and to help us make the site more useful. On some pages, we may collect non-personally identifiable information through a special tracking code that tells us how visitors may be finding our web pages, usually through clickable ads on other sites. We use the information to determine which messages are most meaningful for visitors. Sometimes third-party service providers help us collect and analyze the data. Unless specifically stated otherwise, no additional information will be collected about you.
Inquiries that are e-mailed to us are stored, including the question and the e-mail address information so that we can respond. We will not collect any information that will allow us to personally identify you when you visit our site, unless you choose to offer such information. The email function on VanderbiltHealth.com is not a secure communication link. Your email may be seen by other Internet users while in transit to us, so do not email us if you wish to keep your message confidential.
While visiting sites within the VanderbiltHealth.com domain, you may encounter a Web page that uses “cookies.” A cookie is a small data file that a Web site transfers to your computer's hard disk that allows a server to recall information about your session while you're connected.
Cookies that come from VanderbiltHealth Web pages are not designed to collect personal information about you, only about your browser session. The cookie makes it easier for you to use some of the features of these Web pages. The cookie and the information about your session will be destroyed automatically shortly after you close your browser. It is not permanently stored on your computer. Unless a VanderbiltHealth Web page specifically notifies you, we will not collect personal information about you.
Links to third-party Web sites
VanderbiltHealth.com contains links to Web sites operated by third parties. VanderbiltHealth.com has no control over the policies of third party sites. Be sure to review the terms of those sites for their practices.
To subscribe to any VanderbiltHealth.com newsletters, you must give your e-mail address. We do not share your e-mail address with any other parties.
What personal information does VanderbiltHealth.com collect for online payments?
If you make an online payment or donation, we ask you to provide the basic information necessary to process such requests, including:
How does VanderbiltHealth.com use personal information for online payments?
VanderbiltHealth.com uses the personal information you supply for the purpose stated at the time it is collected. Other than the following exceptions, VanderbiltHealth.com never shares, trades, sells, or otherwise discloses personal payment information to third parties:
The HIPAA Privacy Rule mandates that health care providers distribute a Notice of Privacy Practices to all patients. This document outlines how protected health information about an individual may be used and disclosed and under what circumstances specific authorization from the individual may not be required. The Notice of Privacy Practices also describes the HIPAA defined patient rights related to use and disclosure of the individual's health information.