MIMIS-Copyright and Privacy Policy

Privacy Statement for the Milwaukee Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery


Columbia St. Mary’s respect your desire to protect your privacy. We are pleased to provide online access to information regarding Columbia St. Mary’s hospitals, clinics, physicians and services, as well as health information, in a way that does not require you to reveal any personal information, should you choose not to do so.

This Privacy Statement explains information gathering, usage and dissemination practices inherent to www.columbia-stmarys.org. It is important for you to understand that in visiting this web site, you may provide us with two types of information:

Web site use information that is automatically collected as you browse our web site.
Personal information which you knowingly choose to provide.

Some information is collected automatically.
Each time you visit our site, information about your use of the site is collected automatically. This site utilizes a standard technology called "cookies" and web server logs to collect information about how our web site is used. Information gathered may include the name of the domain from which you access the Internet, the date and time you access our site, the pages you view, and how much time you spend at our site. If you linked to our site directly from another web site, the Internet address of the web site from which you linked to our site may be recorded. Similarly, if you link to another site from our site, that information may be collected.

We want you to understand "cookies."
"Cookies" are small bits of data generated by our web server that are actually saved on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies "remember" the information you access on a web page to facilitate subsequent visits. We use cookies to recognize you as a repeat visitor and to provide certain features that make your use of our web site faster and more efficient. Cookies do not give us access to your computer or any personal information about you, other than the data you chose to share with us.

You may elect to be notified of cookie placements or elect not to receive cookies by adjusting your browser settings. You will still be able to navigate the site and use its features and services. For more detailed information about "cookies," visit www.doubleclick.com

Personal information is optional, at your discretion.
If you choose to register to become a member, we will ask for your name, address, e-mail address ("contact information"), and other optional information, such as your age.

If you respond to any surveys or questionnaires that may appear on our web site, we may retain the information you provide in response. If you choose to correspond with us via e-mail, we may retain the content of your e-mail messages together with your e-mail address and our responses. Your personal information will be stored on our designated server, which we believe to be secure from unauthorized access.

You can access any information on this site without providing personal information of any kind. Automatically acquired information will be collected at every visit.

This is how we use the information we gather about you.
The information stored by cookies and our web server log enables us to identify what pages are being used and which ones are not, what is working and what is not. This helps us aggregate and analyze data about web page traffic and make improvements our web site to better meet your needs.

We use the personal information that you provide voluntarily to respond to your questions or to send you material and information you request. We may contact you about changes or new features to our web site or to let you know about new services of Columbia St. Mary’s. You may elect not to receive these communications.

We protect your personal information
Columbia St. Mary’s will not sell, rent, or lease your personally identifiable information to others. Unless we have your permission or are required by law, we will only share the personal data you provide online with Columbia St. Mary’s and/or business partners who are acting on our behalf for the uses described above and who are governed by our privacy policies with respect to the use of this data and are bound by the appropriate confidentiality agreements.

We may disclose information about you if and when we believe it is necessary to comply with any law, rule, court order, or subpoena, or to enforce our legal rights or the rules of this web site, or to protect our business, property and operations. We may prepare and keep statistical records and other data about you and other users of our site, but we do that in a way that does not identify you or any other user personally. We may hire third parties to help us collect and analyze such data, and we may share such statistical data with third parties. Again, such statistical data will not specifically identify you or any other user.

Security is paramount.
We are committed to ensuring the security of your information. To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. We use encryption when collecting or transferring sensitive data such as credit card information.

Links are not governed by this Privacy Statement.
We offer a number of links to web sites we believe may have useful health-related information for visitors to our site. Links to third party web sites on the site are provided solely as convenience to you. Columbia St. Mary’s has not and cannot review the content of third party sites and is not responsible for any content therein. Third party web sites may have privacy policies and security policies different than that of Columbia St. Mary’s and are not governed by this Columbia St. Mary’s Privacy Statement. If you decide to access any of the third party sites linked to this site, you do so at your own risk.

Questions regarding this Privacy Statement or site security may be directed to the webmaster.

You have the right to object.
If you are concerned that we may be using your personal identity information in a way that is not authorized in this Privacy Statement, please contact us at once. You can email us at webmaster@columbia-stmarys.org. We will investigate and take corrective action if we find that we have not been following our procedures.

Your use of this site signifies your consent.
When you visit our web site, you automatically consent to our collection and use of your information as described in this Privacy Statement. If we change our privacy, we will post those changes on our web site.

Legal Notice and Disclaimer.
The material contained in this site is for informational purposes only. We do not warrant that the information on our web site is complete, accurate, current or reliable or that it will be suitable for your needs.

This web site is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnoses, or suggestions for treatment. Please do not ask for advice about specific medical conditions or expect us to respond to your particular medical concerns. Contact your physician or other health care professional concerning your particular medical needs.

Please contact your physician, health care professional or emergency service provider in case of emergency. We do not monitor this site or any communication through this site for this purpose and will not respond in an appropriate time frame.

United States copyright laws protect all information on our web site.

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