Privacy Procedures

Healthnetwork Foundation and its staff and directors abide by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (‘HIPAA’).  Healthnetwork follows the "Minimum Necessary" standard, which states that when using, disclosing or requesting protected health information, covered entities must make reasonable efforts to limit protected health information to the minimum necessary to accomplish the intended purpose of the use, disclosure or request.

Healthnetwork Foundation will not obtain personally-identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us.

Website Disclaimer

Welcome to the Healthnetwork Foundation website. This website is designed for general educational and informational purposes only and does not render medical advice or professional services, unless we otherwise indicate. The information provided through this website should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease. It is not a substitute for professional health care, and is designed to support – not replace – the relationship you have with your healthcare provider. If you have or suspect you may have a health problem, you should consult your healthcare provider.

If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or emergency medical services immediately.

The Healthnetwork website may include links to third party web service providers. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement of the content on such sites. We will make every effort to ensure that such links are to sites that share our high content and privacy standards, however, we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of linked third-party sites.

Website Privacy Statement

Healthnetwork is committed to protecting your privacy and will not collect personal information about you unless you choose to provide that information to us. Such information is securely stored within the Healthnetwork private network. Some information may also be shared with the Healthnetwork business partners and other organizations and individuals with which Healthnetwork has established a strategic alliance or other contractual relationship, but only with your express permission. The primary purpose behind the sharing of information is to improve the services being provided to you by the Healthnetwork and by the organizations and individuals for which the Healthnetwork has established contractual relationships. Information will also be used to improve the Healthnetwork sales, marketing, and business development efforts.

Cookies

Healthnetwork occasionally uses “cookies” – parcels of text sent by a server to your web browser and then sent back unchanged each time your browser accesses that server – for authenticating, tracking and maintaining specific information about users, such as site preferences. You may choose to configure your browser to accept or reject cookies or to notify you when you enter a website that utilizes cookie technology. Should you choose to configure your browser to reject cookies, you may not have access to some or all of the features of our website.

Donation Information

Your online donations are safe and secure. Healthnetwork uses industry standard SSL (Security Sockets Layer) encryption to protect the confidentiality of your personal information and the security of your transaction. Healthnetwork’s donations are processed through Authorize.net (for details, visit www.authorizenet.com.) All online transactions will be confirmed by a follow-up email. When you donate online, Healthnetwork will never sell, rent or trade this information to a third party.

How we handle information about your visit:

If you read or download information, we automatically collect and store:

  • the requested web page
  • the domain from which you access the Internet
  • the date and time you access our website
  • status of the request (e.g. success or failure)
  • the type and version of your web browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla, etc.)
  • the operating system (Windows, Mac) of the machine running the web browser.

All of our employees who have access to, and are associated with, the processing of personal information are obliged to respect the confidentiality of our visitors’ personal information.

Not a Substitute for Medical Advice

The contents of the Healthnetwork website, such as text, graphics, images, information obtained from Healthnetwork’s licensors, other material contained on the www.healthnetworkfoundation.org websites (“Content”) are for informational purposes only and does not render medical advice or professional services. The information provided through this website should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease. It is not a substitute for professional care. If you have or suspect you may have a health problem, you should consult your healthcare provider. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on Healthnetwork’s website.

Healthnetwork disclaims any liability whatsoever for any documentation, information, programs, software, or other material which is or may become a part of the website. Healthnetwork does not warrant or guarantee that the information will not be offensive to any user. User is hereby put on notice that by accessing and using the website, user assumes the risk that the information and documentation contained in the website may be offensive and/or may not meet the needs and requirements of the user.

Email Disclaimer

Healthnetwork will use reasonable means to protect the privacy of your health information sent by email. However, because of the inherently risky nature of the Internet, Healthnetwork cannot guarantee that email communications will be confidential.

Periodically, Healthnetwork sends emails and e-Newsletters to our opt-in lists to keep supporters informed of news and events related to our mission. To receive these updates you must provide Healthnetwork with contact details including your name and email address. This information will be held in complete confidence, and Healthnetwork will NOT sell, rent, trade or otherwise reveal this information to a third party. You are given the option to remove you name from our email list within each email/e-Newsletter update.

Conditions for the Use of Email

By consenting to the use of email with Healthnetwork, you agree that: Healthnetwork may forward emails as appropriate for diagnosis, treatment, reimbursement, and other related reasons. As such, Healthnetwork staff members, other than the recipient, may have access to emails that you send. Such access will only be to such persons who have a right to access your email to provide services to you.

Healthnetwork reserves the right to save your email and include your email or information contained within your email in your medical record.

Should you have any questions regarding these Terms of Use, the Privacy Statement, or the collection, retention, or management of any information on this website, please send an email to katie@healthnetworkfoundation.org