Privacy

Privacy Policy

Safe Patient Standard is committed to protecting your privacy. The following Privacy Policy governs the online information collection practices of SafePatientStandard.com (the “Site”). This privacy policy does not apply to any information that you may provide to us or that we may collect offline or through other means (for example, via telephone or through the mail).

By visiting and using the Site, you agree that your use of our Site, and any dispute over privacy, is governed by this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Service. We may need to change our Privacy Policy at some point in the future; in that case we will post the changes to our Privacy Policy on the Site and update the effective date to reflect the date of the changes. If you use the Site after we post any changes, you accept the Privacy Policy as modified.
How we collect and use information

You do not have to identify yourself or provide your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address (“Personal Information”) to use the Site.

Your voluntary submission on this Site is your electronic signature that you authorize the release of Personal Information to Safepatientstandard.com.  If you should choose to give us your Personal Information, you decide how much information to provide. At various points we ask for your e-mail address, thoughts and comments. We will use your e-mail address to provide you news and information about SafePatientStandard.com.

By submitting patient stories, you may be revealing information that is protected under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, otherwise known as HIPAA. If you submit a story, you are giving Safepatientstandard.com and the Minnesota Nurses Association the right to use, reprint, or summarize the story in any matter. Any story submitted to us must be by you, the same person listed in contact information, and must only include information about you that you alone have the rights to release. You should submit anyone else’s protected HIPPA-protected information. You should limit any HIPPA-protected infomration to only your personal medical condition.

Our general policy is not to make your Personal Information available to anyone other than our staff and agents.

We treat your first name, city, state, and any comments as Public Information. We may make your comments along with your first name, city, and state available to the public.

Non-identifiable website visitor data may be collected and used in aggregate to help shape, direct, and improve content of the Site.

Cookies

A “cookie” is a small data file that websites write to your hard drive when you visit them. A cookie file can contain information such as user ID that the Site uses to math with the registration you already provided to us. The only information that a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie cannot read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. The Site uses cookies to authenticate the user and tailor your experience on the Site according to the preferences you specified.

IP Addresses and Log File Data

The IP address is the location of your computer or network on the Internet. We log your IP address for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes. We also use page hits in the aggregate to track the popularity of pages that people visit in order to improve the quality of the Site. There is no Personal Information collected in our log files.
Opting Out Information

Subscribers to our email list may terminate their subscriptions via a link at the bottom of each email sent from safepatientstandard.com.

Changes to Your Information

You may change your subscriber information or change your information, at any time by contacting us at nurses@safepatientstandard.com

Security

The Site has a number of security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of the information under our control. Computer systems have restricted access limited only to those persons and organizations necessary to its proper functioning. This access applies to all electronic and physical security measures. Highly sensitive data including credit card information is additionally secured through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Links

The Site may provide links to a limited number of other websites whose privacy policies we do not control. The Minnesota Nurses Association, which pays for and authorizes this Site, is not responsible for the content or privacy policies of other websites. When you access another website through the links on this Site, the use of any information you provide is governed by the privacy policy of the operator of the site you are visiting, so please be sure to read the privacy statements for each website you visit.

Questions

If you have any questions about our privacy policy, the information we have collected from you online, the practices of this site or your interaction with this website, please contact us at nurses@safepatientstandard.com

Patient Story

Your Patient Stories

http://youtu.be/DiHpwQNncgA Over the past few weeks, you've been sending us stories about your experiences in Minnesota hospitals.  We've heard them, and we think others should, too.  By sharing your patient experience with us, you can help us promote a safe nurse-to-patient ratio at all Minnesota hospitals.
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