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Privacy practices of SSM Health Care

SSM Health Care is committed to protecting the privacy of the users of this Web site. If you provide health information that identifies who you are, we will only use and disclose such information as stated in the Notice of Privacy Practices.

In addition, we will use and disclose the information you provide us as stated in the following Legal Notification.


LEGAL NOTIFICATION

Copyright Statement

The contents of all material available on this World Wide Web site are copyrighted by SSM Health Care (SSMHC) unless otherwise indicated. Copyright is not claimed as to any part of an original work prepared by a U.S. or state government officer or employee as part of that person's official duties. All rights are reserved and content may not be reproduced, downloaded, disseminated, or transferred, in any form or by any means, except with the prior written agreement of SSMHC or as indicated below. Users may download pages or other content for their own personal use on a single computer, but no part of such content may be otherwise or subsequently reproduced, downloaded, disseminated, or transferred, in any form or by any means, except with the prior written agreement of and with express attribution to, SSMHC.

Terms of Use and Liability Disclaimer

SSM Health Care (SSMHC) makes available this web site and the information and services contained herein in furtherance of SSMHC’s nonprofit and tax-exempt purposes. While SSMHC makes every effort to present accurate and reliable information on this site, SSMHC does not endorse, approve or certify such information, nor does it guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, or timeliness of such information. Use of such information is voluntary, and reliance on it should only be undertaken after an independent review by qualified experts. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process or service does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by SSMHC.

At certain places on this site, live "links" to other web sites can be accessed. Such external sites contain information created, published, maintained, or otherwise posted by institutions or organizations independent of SSMHC. SSMHC does not endorse, approve, certify, or control these external sites and does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, or timeliness of information located at such sites. Use of any information obtained from such sites is voluntary, and reliance on it should only be undertaken after an independent review by qualified experts.

Reference therein to any specific commercial product, process or service does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by SSMHC.

SSMHC ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR CONSEQUENCES RESULTING FROM USE OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN, OR FROM USE OF THE INFORMATION OBTAINED AT LINKED SITES, OR IN ANY RESPECT FOR THE CONTENT OF SUCH INFORMATION. SSMHC IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY FOR, DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF USE, REFERENCE TO, RELIANCE ON, OR PERFORMANCE OF SUCH INFORMATION.

Web Privacy Policies and Procedures

SSM Health Care (SSMHC) respects your privacy. This document outlines the ways that SSMHC web site may collect information from you.

Browsing the Site

Generally speaking, you can visit the pages of the SSMHC web site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information. To learn more about who visits our site, we may track Internet domain addresses (that is, where you are connecting to the web site from, for instance from aol.com). While we log this address information, you will remain anonymous. We do not access or record such information as your log-in name at aol.com, and we use the information that is recorded for statistical purposes only.
There are portions of the SSMHC web sites that may request personal information:

Members Only Pages

Some sections of the web site, such as the Physician Portal and SSM Connect pages, are reserved for SSMHC members only. To access these portions of the site, you will need to enter your user name and password. This information is used to confirm that you are a member in good standing before displaying these limited-access pages.

Web Form Pages

Other portions of the site require personal information in order for you to complete such activities as purchasing books or gifts, subscribing to discussion lists or forums, or contacting SSMHC staff members. These pages will ask you to enter such personal information as your name, social security number (for on-line employment applications), mailing address, phone numbers, e-mail address, and credit card information (for future e-commerce applications). The information that you type in these forms is necessary to complete the action which the page is used for.

You may choose whether to enter this personal information. You are not required to do so. However, if you choose not to provide the information that we request, you may be unable to complete an action online and/or you may be unable to view portions of the web site.

Links to Other Sites

The SSMHC web site includes links to other web sites. SSMHC is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of those sites. You should always read the privacy policy at a web site before revealing any personal information.

Links Policy

What We Link

SSMHC publishes electronic links to certain web sites ONLY if they fit the needs of our customers and employees. SSMHC’s web site link
policy guidelines include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. External links are a good source of noncommercial information relevant to SSMHC members.

2. External links must be relevant to SSMHC's mission and values.

3. If a web site or the web site's sponsor is engaged in unlawful activities or in activities that are incongruent with our mission and values, SSMHC will NOT permit links to such a web site.

4. SSMHC reserves the right to reject or remove links to any web site if we find the site content inappropriate.
Links to web sites outside SSMHC web sites are provided for convenience and information only, and we assume no responsibility for their content. Please read the Terms of Use statement for further details and liability disclaimer.

 
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