THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.
Privacy is very important to us. We understand that privacy is very important to you. This Privacy Statement tells you how we protect and use personal information that might be collected at the Hill-Rom Web site.
This Privacy Statement was last revised on August 19, 2004. This Privacy Statement may be updated periodically.
INTRODUCTION. It is up to you to decide whether Hill-Rom receives any personal information from you when you visit our Web site. Information that is NOT personal (information that is not identifiable to you personally) is managed differently than your personal information.
COLLECTION OF ANONYMOUS INFORMATION. Non-personal information is information we collect through this Web site that does not identify you as an individual person. It may include information such as the following:
- The type of Web browser software you use
- The name of the domain from which you access the Internet
- The Internet address of the Web site from which you linked directly to our Web site
- The date and time you access our Web site
- Which pages you have visited on our Web site
COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION. The only personal data Hill-Rom collects through this Web site is the information you might choose to voluntarily give Hill-Rom when you use our site. For example, you may use this site to contact Hill-Rom with your questions and comments. When you send Hill-Rom an e-mail using one of the forms on this site, we ask you for your name and other contact information, such as your:
- Telephone number
- Address (including e-mail address)
- Medical device serial number
USE AND DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION. We may keep and use personal information you provide to us via this Web site to respond to your requests or to otherwise enhance your use of this Web site.
Hill-Rom will not share your personal information collected from this Web site with a third party without your permission, except as otherwise provided in this Privacy Statement.
In the ordinary course of business, we will share some personal information with companies that we hire to perform services or functions on our behalf. For example, we may use different vendors or suppliers to ship you materials you may request on our Web site. In these cases, we provide the vendor with information to process your request such as your name and mailing address. In all cases in which we share your personal information with a third party, we will not authorize them to keep, disclose or use your information with others except for the purpose of providing the specific services we asked them to provide.
We will not sell, exchange or publish your personal information, except in conjunction with a corporate sale, merger, dissolution, or acquisition.
We may be legally compelled to release your personal information in response to a court order, subpoena, search warrant, law or regulation. We may cooperate with law enforcement authorities in investigating and prosecuting Web site visitors who violate our rules or engage in behavior which is illegal or harmful to other visitors.
We may disclose your personal information to third parties if we feel that the disclosure is necessary to:
- Enforce this Privacy Statement and the other rules about your use of this Web site
- Protect our rights or property
- Protect someone's health, safety or welfare
- Comply with a law or regulation, court order or other legal process
PRIVACY ON OTHER WEB SITES. This Web site may contain links to other Web sites. We provide the links for your convenience, but we do not review, control, or monitor the privacy practices of Web sites operated by others. This Privacy Statement does not apply to any other Web site. We are not responsible for the performance of other Web sites or for your dealings with them. Therefore, whenever you leave this Web site we recommend that you review each Web site's privacy practices and make your own conclusions regarding the adequacy of those practices.
COMMUNICATING WITH VISITORS TO THIS WEB SITE. If you initiate such a request, we may contact you periodically by e-mail, mail or telephone to provide information regarding programs, products, services and content that may be of interest to you. In addition, some of the features on this Web site allow you to communicate with us using an online form. If your communication requests a response from us, we will send you a response via e-mail. The e-mail response or confirmation may include personal information that you provided to us in your request. We cannot guarantee that our e-mails to you will be secure from unauthorized interception.
CHILDREN AND PRIVACY. We care about protecting the online privacy of children. We will not intentionally collect any personal information (such as a child's name or e-mail address) from children under the age of 13. If you think that we have collected personal information from a child under the age of 13, please contact us. Any visitor to this Web site under the age of 13 should ask an adult to contact us rather than contacting us directly.
SECURITY. We take appropriate steps to protect your personal information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. You should keep in mind that no Internet transmission is ever 100% secure or error-free. In particular, e-mail sent to or from this site may not be secure, and you should therefore take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail.
HOW TO CONTACT ADVANCED RESPIRATORY. If you have questions or comments about the above Privacy Statement, please use the form on our Contact Us page.