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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.