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PRIVACY STATEMENT

 

Northeast Health System, Inc. (NHS) is committed to protecting your privacy. The NHS website allows you to visit most areas without identifying yourself or providing personal information. For those areas where you elect to provide identifiable information, we assure you that we make every effort to protect your privacy. In this privacy statement, we have attempted to inform you about our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website.

Northeast Health System, Inc. routinely gathers data on website activity, such as how many people visit the site, the pages they visit, where they come from, how long they stay, etc. The data is collected on an aggregate, anonymous basis, which means no personally identifiable information is associated with the data. This data helps us improve site content and overall usage. This information is not shared with other organizations.

Northeast Health System, Inc. only collects personally identifiable information from site visitors when site visitors voluntarily and explicitly provide it. This information is used to determine what the issues are, enable us to contact our community members and service them in an expedient manner.

This website allows visitors to make donations online and occasionally register for an event. These activities require the visitor to provide personal identifying information and at times (depending on the event) credit card information through the website. These e-commerce transactions are encrypted in transit and handled through a secure service for protection from fraud and abuse.

The interactive tools, health risk assessments and calculators may require non-identifiable personal and health-related information. This is information is not stored on the server and the results are formulated based on the information provided for the visitor's personal use and are not retained.

If you have any questions about this disclaimer and privacy statement, the practices of this site or your dealings with it, you can either write us at

Northeast Health System, Inc.
Marketing Department
Interactive Communications
500 Cummings Center
Suite 6500
Beverly, Massachusetts 01915

or send an email to nhsmail@nhs-healthlink.org. Comments or questions sent to us via email will be shared with those members of our management team or staff most capable of addressing your questions and concerns. We will retain your email until we have made our best effort to provide you with a complete and satisfactory response and then either discard it, or in some cases, archive it. Please note that the email facilities at our sites do not provide a means for completely secure and private communications between us. Your email, like most non-encrypted Internet email communications, may be accessed and viewed without your knowledge or permission while in transit to us. If you consider the information you are communicating to be confidential, please do not use email.

Statement revised May, 2011