Lincoln Land Health Information Exchange Privacy Statement

September 21, 2012

This Privacy Statement is applicable to the website of Lincoln Land Health Information Exchange, specifically the public pages of the website. This Privacy Statement is incorporated by reference into and made an integral part of the Terms of Use. All capitalized terms herein carry the same definitions as are used in the Terms of Use.

What Information Do We Receive?

LLHIE may from time to time receive Submissions from Users of the website that could include personal information such as the User’s name and email address. Unless they are using the secure password protected portion of the website, Users should not include any personal confidential information in Submissions. These Submissions are not encrypted and, except as expressly stated herein, LLHIE is not responsible for protecting the confidential nature of this information.

Do We Use Cookies?

Like many websites, LLHIE will place a "cookie" on the browser of your computer, and it uses session cookies. A cookie is a piece of data stored on your hard drive containing information about you. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. Once you close your browser, the cookie simply terminates. LLHIE uses "cookies" for the purposes of enhancing the performance of its website, allowing customized features of the website to perform properly for each User and tracking pages which are being hit and by whom. Cookies are necessary for the proper functionality of the LLHIE website.

Do We Disclose Information We Collect?

Except as set forth in this section or as required by laws, we will not disclose to any unaffiliated company any of the Submissions. Any information provided to entities affiliated with us will be treated in accordance with this Privacy Statement. We will consider, and may release, Submissions to third parties to comply with valid legal requirements such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order.

In the event that the website employs passwords and user names in some areas, and you are a User of such functions, then we will use user names and passwords to analyze trends, administer our website, and track the movement of our Users. We also gather broad information about use of our website that is aggregated for our internal use, and we may provide this information to third parties ("Aggregate Information"). For example, we might inform third parties regarding the number of Users of our site and the activities they conduct while on our site.

LLHIE does not compile, buy, sell, rent or trade consumer mailing lists. Information provided by you to us may be used by us for future marketing, educational efforts and quality improvement activities directed to you.

We may from time to time seek to have our site certified by independent certification organizations. Such certifications may require an audit of our website, including your Submissions and the Aggregate Information. We will require that each such certification organization not further use or disclose these for any purpose other than auditing this website for compliance with its certification qualifications. Of course, we cannot guarantee their compliance with our requirements.

How Do We Protect Certain Information?

Our goal is to eliminate the possibility of unauthorized access to and use of LLHIE. Our staff must abide by our Privacy Statement and those who violate it are subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.

We will store all Submissions and Aggregate Information in our database and/or on the database of the host of LLHIE for a period of time reasonable enough to ensure that the information remains current. We will purge Submissions when we believe that they are no longer valid or current.

Can Children Use This Website?

This website is not intended to be used by children. We comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act and do not knowingly collect personal identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13. If you are under 18 years of age, you may use this website only with the involvement of a parent or guardian. Minors may not use the website, but adults may use it to submit information about minors.

What Are Your Privacy Choices?

You may choose not to create Submissions.

Our website may contain links to other websites. LLHIE is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other websites. We encourage our Users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This Privacy Statement applies to Aggregate Information and Submissions.