Health Privacy & Confidentiality Statement
Last Modified: 07/01/2009
We recognize the importance of protecting the confidentiality of medical and health-related information and other personal data and we are committed to protecting it in accordance with all applicable legal requirements. This statement discusses how we acquire, use and disclose your personal health and other information and our policies and practices for keeping information private and secure. We urge you to review this policy carefully and to check back periodically for revisions. You can tell when this policy has been modified by looking at the date that it was last updated at the top of this page.
If you use our services, you acknowledge and agree to the terms of this policy, as it may be modified from time to time as provided above.
Personally Identifiable Information
To serve your health needs, Medical Tourism Corporation collects information directly from you on our website, or orally, or using offline forms. If you provide us with express, written permission, or an authorization, we may also get information from third parties such as your health care provider or physician. All health information that identifies you is referred to as “personally identifiable information” and is shared with our network of hospitals to provide you with a health service solution. Your personally identifiable information will be used only as necessary to provide the services that you request, or as otherwise required by law.
We are not medical professionals and will not evaluate the information that you provide to us and will not advise you based on the information that you submit or arrange to have provided to us. For further information regarding the nature and terms and conditions of our service, click here Terms and Conditions
We have implemented reasonable precautions to ensure that your personally identifiable information is retained in a secure fashion and protected against loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. We utilize [Secure Socket Layer (SSL) 128-bit encryption, firewalls and intrusion detection systems to keep your data safe. We only permit authorized employees to access your personally identifiable information and they may use it only for authorized business purposes]. As effective as our safeguards may be, no security system is completely impenetrable, so we cannot guarantee the absolute security of our database, nor can we guarantee that the personally identifiable information you supply won’t be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet.
We will not sell or otherwise transfer your personally identifiable information to another party for any purpose other than to provide the services that you request. In the unlikely event that assets relating to our site are sold or transferred to another party, your personally identifiable information may be transferred to this acquiring entity. Finally, we may disclose your personally identifiable information to third parties if we believe that we are required to do so in order to comply with law (including in response to court orders and subpoenas).
Non Personally-Identifiable Information
If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the web site, do searches, read pages, or download information, we will automatically gather and store certain information about your visit that does not identify you personally (“non personally-identifiable information”). Non personally-identifiable information may include IP address, the domain name and browser that you use to access the internet, the pages that you visited on our site and the address of the website that you visited immediately prior to visiting our site. We use non personally-identifiable information to help us make our site more useful to visitors — to learn about the number of visitors to our site, what part of the site they are interested in, how long they use the site, and the types of technology our visitors use. WE DO NOT TRACK OR RECORD INFORMATION ABOUT THE IDENTITY OF INDIVIDUALS AND THEIR VISITS TO OUR WEBSITE. Sometimes we write a small file on the user’s computer called a “session cookie.” Session cookies automatically expire when users leave a Web site; session cookies retain information only during the session or for the purpose of completing a particular online transaction, without any capacity to track users over time and across different web sites.
Our website includes links to other websites (“linked sites”). In providing access to these linked sites, we are by no means endorsing their products or services. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of the linked sites and expressly disclaim all responsibility and liability associated with your use of the linked sites. We recommend that you review the privacy statements posted on those sites and understand their policies on using and disclosing personal information.
We do not collect, store, or disclose information about children under the age of 18 without parental consent. If we receive information from a child that we know to be under the age of 18, we will use that information only to inform the child that we require parental consent.
If you have questions or concerns regarding our Health Privacy and Confidentiality Statement or our practices, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org