Privacy Policy

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Privacy Policy

Victoria Hospice Services Healthcare is committed to protecting your privacy so we have developed privacy policies to protect the information we collect from you. We developed the Notice of Privacy Practices, which is provided to you in connection with our services and available on the Site, to describe our privacy practices regarding your “Protected Health Information” as required under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 and its regulations.

This Privacy Policy applies to the Victoria Hospice Services Web site and describes the types of information we may collect from you, or that you may provide when you visit the Site, and our practices for collecting and using that information. By using the Site, you consent to the data practices described herein. We reserve the right to change the terms of this Privacy Policy by posting an updated version on the Site so that you are always aware of our process related to collection, use and disclosure of information. We urge you occasionally check the Site for any updates to the Privacy Policy.

Information Collection

Victoria Hospice Services collects different types of information: Personal Information and Anonymous Information.

Victoria Hospice Services collects personally identifiable information that you voluntarily provide to us, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. While visiting the Site, if you provide personally identifiable information to receive information back from us, we will collect and store that personal data. Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Victoria Hospice Services public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Victoria Hospice Services does not read any of your private online communications.

Victoria Hospice Services also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Victoria Hospice Services . This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Victoria Hospice Services for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Victoria Hospice Services Web site.

Victoria Hospice Services encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Victoria Hospice Services so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Victoria Hospice Services is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of Victoria Hospice Services

Use of your Personal Information

Victoria Hospice Services collects and uses your personal information to operate the Victoria Hospice Services Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Victoria Hospice Services also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Victoria Hospice Services and its affiliates. Victoria Hospice Services may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered. If provided to Victoria Hospice Services , we may use your name, email address, mailing address, telephone number, or other data to communicate with you.

Victoria Hospice Services does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Victoria Hospice Services may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Victoria Hospice Services may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Victoria Hospice Services , and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Victoria Hospice Services does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Victoria Hospice Services keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within , Victoria Hospice Services in order to determine what Victoria Hospice Services services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Victoria Hospice Services to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Victoria Hospice Services ’ Web sites will only disclose your personal information, without notice, in connection with a court order, subpoena, government investigation, or as required or permitted by law.

Use of Cookies

The Site uses “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Site pages, or register with Victoria Hospice Services Site or services, a cookie helps Victoria Hospice Services to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the Site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use any Site features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Sites.

Security of your Personal Information

Victoria Hospice Services takes reasonable industry standard precautions to keep the Site and its systems secure and to prevent personal information from being made available to unauthorized persons or entities. When personal information (such as name, email and phone number) is transmitted to the Site, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol. Despite instituting these standards, we cannot provide absolute assurances that the contents of messages and any confidential information you chose to send to us will be secure.

Children’s Privacy

The Site is not intended for children under 18 years of age. We will never ask for or knowingly collect information from children and no part of the Site is intended to attract anyone under the age of 18. If you think we may have collected personal information from a child through the Site, please contact us so we can immediately delete any such information.

California Privacy Rights

Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 1798.83, users who are California residents can request certain information about the sharing of their own personal information with third parties for direct marketing purposes during the past year. The information which you have a right to receive includes the categories of personal information disclosed by us for direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year and the names of the companies that received such information. You are entitled to receive a copy of this information in a standardized format, and the information will not be specific to you individually. California residents can request this disclosure by sending a request to us using the contact information provided below. Please provide sufficient information to allow us to identify you in our records.

Pursuant to the California Consumer Protection Act, (“CCPA”), California residents have additional rights with respect to their personal information. Please see our CCPA Notice for details.

Changes to this Statement

Victoria Hospice Services will occasionally update this Privacy Policy to reflect company and customer feedback. Victoria Hospice Services encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Victoria Hospice Services is using your information.

Victoria Hospice Services welcomes your comments regarding this Privacy Policy. If you believe that Victoria Hospice Services has not adhered to this Statement, please contact us. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.