Privacy Policy

The staff of Heart Health Center respects the privacy of our patients and of our Web site users. If you don't find your concern addressed here, feel free to contact us by e-mail or phone.
Privacy Policy Guiding Principles

  • Any information that you submit to us through our Web site - whether through a survey, registration form or e-mail - will be used exclusively by Heart Health Center or third parties performing services for Heart Health Center.
  • We will use your personally identifiable information only for the specific reason for which you submitted it, (e.g., requesting a brochure).
  • We will take reasonable precautions to protect your personal information including encryption with SSL technology and passwords when appropriate.
  • You will generally receive e-mail only for information that you have requested or as confirmation of information that you submitted (e.g., brochure request).

Heart Health Center will use overall demographic data of our Web users to improve the site and enhance services. These demographic trends will not be traceable to an individual's personal information. On rare occasions, Heart Health Center may contact registered users by e-mail to inquire about interest in potential new Web services.

Privacy Policy

Information Collection and Use
Heart Health Center is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement, except to vendors and agents in support of Heart Health Center's activities. Heart Health Center does not commercially sell any customer lists or e-mail addresses. We may, however, disclose personal information if permitted or required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) conform to applicable law or comply with legal process served on Heart Health Center ; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Heart Health Center , the Web site, or the users; or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Heart Health Center , the Web site, or the public.

Registration
In order to use some parts of the Heart Health Center Web site, a user may be required to complete the registration form. During registration a user is required to give their contact information, usually your name and e-mail address. This information is primarily used to contact the user about the services on our site for which they have expressed interest. 

Cookies
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is not linked to any personally identifiable information while visiting the Heart Health Center site. Once the user closes their browser, the cookie simply terminates. For instance, by setting a cookie on our site, the user would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. If a user rejects the cookie, he or she may still use our site.

Collection of Anonymous Information
In addition to the use of personal information, Heart Health Center may also gather anonymous information which may be used by Heart Health Center or shared with third parties. Generally this information is collected through "traffic data" and may entail the use of Cookies and IP addresses. Heart Health Center uses such traffic data to help determine how our users use parts of the Web site so we can analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use a better experience for you. IP addresses and other traffic data are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Links
This Website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that Heart Health Center is not responsible for the privacy practices of these Web sites. Heart Health Center is not responsible for content provided on these sites or for the validity of content on this site. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.

Security Policy
We exercise care in providing secure transmission of your information from your PC to our servers. Personal information collected by the Heart Health Center website is stored in secure operating environments that are not available to the public.  Only those employees who need access to your information in order to do their jobs are allowed access, each having signed confidentiality agreements. Any employee who violates our privacy and/or security policies is subject to disciplinary action, including possible termination and civil and/or criminal prosecution.

Assignment
Heart Health Center may change its ownership or corporate organization while providing the Web site and services. As a result, please be aware that Heart Health Center may transfer your information to another company that is affiliated with Heart Health Center or with which Heart Health Center has merged. Any new company will also follow this Privacy Policy.

Your Acceptance of These Terms
By using this site, you signify your acceptance of the Heart Health Center Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our website. Your continued use of the Heart Health Center Web site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes.

Notification of Changes
If Heart Health Center  decides to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected. We do, however, recommend that you read this Privacy Policy each time you use our Web site for notice of changes to the Privacy Policy.

Correcting and Updating Information Heart Health Center also permits you to correct or update personally identifiable information that you have previously provided to us. To do so, send e-mail to: info@heartheathcenters.org indicating the information that you wish to be corrected or updated.

Questions
Questions regarding this statement should be e-mailed to info@hearthealthcenter.org or call 425-455-1788.