Privacy Statement

This privacy statement covers MYHEALTHFINDER. ORG and sets forth the terms and conditions for using MYHEALTHFINDER. ORG iOS and Android platform applications (“Apps”) and (“Website” together with App, the “Site”) which was developed as a collaborative effort by various nonprofit organizations and institutions funded through grants to the TX A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health .

If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should first contact

sph-myhealthfinder@tamhsc.edu
Tel: 979.436.9372

MYHEALTHFINDER.ORG complies with the U.S.– EU Safe Harbor framework and the U.S.– Swiss Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries and Switzerland. .ORG is intended for use within the United States.  .ORG adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. Upon request and within 30 days, .ORG will grant individuals reasonable access to personal information that it holds about them. In addition, .ORG will take reasonable steps to permit individuals to correct, amend, or delete information that is demonstrated to be inaccurate or incomplete. Please contact privacy@.ORG.com or log into your account on the site to change, amend, or delete your personal information gathered on the Site.

Information regarding the E.U. Safe Harbor Framework can be found at: http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/

 

Privacy Matters

MYHEALTHFINDER.ORG understands that health is a very personal, private subject, and we want you to feel as comfortable as possible visiting our website and using its services. This statement sets forth our Privacy Policy and advises you about the information we collect, how we collect it, how we secure and protect it, and what choices you have about how that information is used.

MYHEALTHFINDER.ORG knows that privacy and security are important to you and to all of our users. Earning and keeping your trust and respect is of primary importance to us. We pledge to protect your privacy and keep your personal information secure and confidential. We will not give, sell or distribute your information to any other organization for promotional purposes. Be assured that the personal information you share with MYHEALTHFINDER.ORG is kept strictly confidential and fully secure unless you, the user, specifically request otherwise. It can only be accessed and used by members MYHEALTHFINDER team and all data is de-identified prior to sharing with MYHEALTHFINDER team members.

 

Information we collect

We collect information from you in four distinct areas:

Create a Username and Password

Complete a MYHEALTHFINDER.ORG review of a resource

Contact Us Emails

The information we collect in these areas is limited to the information that you choose to share with us. The information is stored in the MYHEALTHFINDER.ORG database until you decide to delete it.

  1. To protect your privacy, our Create a Username and Password form can be filled out anonymously, meaning that no personal or identifying information is required. However, email addresses are required to create the resource reviews .You may use any of the publicly available resources on the site without creating a login or password. User names and passwords are required for use with the MYHEALTHFINDER Assessment. All passwords and login information is secure, password-protected environment.
  1. By creating a username and password and providing your email address, you grant MYHEALTHFINDER.ORG the right to receive, transmit, monitor, retrieve, store, and use this information in connection with the operation and maintenance of this feature. In accordance with the provisions of this Privacy Policy we will not give, sell, or distribute this information to any other organization. De-identified information, which will not include any user names or emails may be used for research and research publication by the MYHEALTHFINDER.org team members.
  1. You may communicate with MYHEALTHFINDER .ORG throughsph-myhealthfinder@tamhsc.edu
    Tel: 979.436.9372

You will receive a response to your call or email within two (2) business days.

 

How we protect your information

MYHEALTHFINDER.ORG keeps all your personal information confidential on a password-protected system. No other user can view or change your information without your Username and Password. MYHEALTHFINDER puts you, the user, in control of your personal information. Your information is saved until you edit, update or delete it. You can edit, update or delete any information that you have provided by sending an email to sph-myhealthfinder@tamhsc.edu or by calling
Tel: 979.436.9372

You will receive a response to your call or email within two (2) business days.

MYHEALTHFINDER.ORG wants your personal information to remain as secure as reasonably possible. That is why we have a system at MYHEALTHFINDER.ORG that combines leading technical safeguards and a code of conduct for those employees that are permitted to access our users’ personal information.

 

What we do about “cookies”

 “Cookies” are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. MYHEALTHFINDER.ORG does not store information about you in cookies that we can find and use later. Therefore you can feel secure that unless you choose to share information with MYHEALTHFINDER .ORG in one of the four areas described earlier, we will not collect any personally identifiable information about you without your consent.

MYHEALTHFINDER .ORG may employ what are known as “session cookies” that allow you to move around the website. Those session cookies are deleted when you leave MYHEALTHFINDER.ORG. They are not used to track and store personal information about you or your internet use.

Please be aware that websites to which MYHEALTHFINDER.ORG links may collect personally identifiable information about you and may have different practices and policies concerning privacy issues. This Privacy Policy does not cover the information practices of other websites.

 

Log Files

 As is true of most web sites, we use a third party tracking–utility partner to gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.

We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.

Except as set forth in this Privacy Policy, we will not disclose to unrelated persons or entities any information you provide to MYHEALTHFINDER.ORG that could be used to identify or contact you (“personal information”). Any personal information provided to persons or entities affiliated with MYHEALTHFINDER .ORG will be treated in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy, unless you are otherwise notified. In the following limited circumstances we will consider, and may release, personal information to third parties: (1) as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process, (2) when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request, or (3) if MYHEALTHFINDER.ORG is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Web site of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information.

MYHEALTHFINDER.ORG may develop and analyze non-identifying (aggregate) information about our users as part of research or research publications. Except as provided in this section, MYHEALTHFINDER.ORG will not disclose to unrelated persons or entities any personal information that you provide to us. The Create a Username and Password and user profile systems are powerful storage tools that we hope you will find useful. Please note, however, that you are responsible for taking all reasonable steps to ensure that no unauthorized person shall have access to your username and password or profile. It is your sole responsibility to: (1) control the dissemination and use of usernames and passwords; (2) authorize, monitor, and control access to and use of your usernames and passwords; and (3) promptly inform .ORG of any need to deactivate a username or password. You grant .ORG the right to receive, transmit, monitor, retrieve, store, and use your personal information, including information that may be privileged and confidential under applicable state and federal laws, in connection with the operation of or maintenance of your user profile and account. MYHEALTHFINDER .ORG cannot and does not assume any responsibility or liability related to the accuracy or inaccuracy of the information you provide to us. MYHEALTHFINDER .ORG also cannot and does not assume any responsibility or liability related to your or third parties’ use or misuse of information transmitted or received using MYHEALTFINDER.ORG.

 

Privacy of children

MYHEALTHFINDER.ORG does not collect, maintain, store, or disclose personal information about children.  Users of the site are asked to be 18 years of age or older.

 

Your consent

By creating a username and password (registering) and filling out a resource review you grant .ORG the right to receive, transmit, monitor, retrieve, store and use your personal information, including information that may be privileged and confidential under applicable state and federal laws, in connection with the operation or maintenance of these features.

MYHEALTHFINDER.ORG cannot and does not assume any responsibility or liability related to the accuracy or inaccuracy of the information you provide to us. MYHEALTHFINDER.ORG also cannot and does not assume any responsibility or liability related to your use or misuse of information transmitted or received on the site.

MYHEALTHFINDER.ORG has the right to suspend or eliminate your right to use this site and to remove any information that you have placed on our site. MYHEALTHFINDER .ORG may also change this Privacy Policy at any time by posting revisions on our website. Your use of the site constitutes acceptance of the provisions of this Privacy Policy and your continued use of the site after such changes are posted constitutes acceptance of each revised Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy or any revised policy, please exit this site immediately.

If MYHEALTHFINDER.ORG decides to materially change how we use personal information or your personal health information, we will notify you by posting a notice on the website, homepage or by sending you an email if you consented to receive email communications from us prior to the changes taking effect.

 

Tell us what you think

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or wish to register an inquiry or complaint, please contact sph-myhealthfinder@tamhsc.edu
Tel: 979.436.9372

Visitors who send an email message (no attachments, please) can expect a response within two business days. We return phone calls within one business day. Regular mail inquiries will be processed as soon as possible.

 

Revised: May 5, 2016

 


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