commitment to privacy and to disclose our practices in gathering, using
and disclosing personal information in connection with this website. Personal
information is information about a person that includes identifying information
about that person. Although there are links from this Site to other websites,
operated by others. For example, if you click on a link to the website
of one of our partners or sponsors, the click takes you out of our Site.
We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other websites.
Openness. We follow a general policy of openness regarding our privacy practices.
the collection, maintenance, use and disclosure of personal information
regarding visitors who use this Site.
or as laws change that may affect our services. If we make material changes
was last changed.
Collection of Personal Information. Except as disclosed in this Policy or as disclosed on other pages in
this site where information may be collected, we do not collect personal
information about visitors to this Site.
Web logs. We maintain standard Web logs that record data about all visitors who
use this Site. These logs may contain:
The Internet domain from which you access this Site (e.g., google.com,
- Your Internet Protocol (IP) address. Your computer is automatically assigned
a number which acts as its IP address when you surf the Internet. Your
IP address is either static (always stays the same) or dynamic (changes
from time to time). A static IP address may be identifiable to you, while
a dynamic address is usually not identifiable;
- The type of browser and operating system you use;
- The date and time you visited the Site;
- The pages that you saw on this Site; and/or
The address of the website you linked here from.
We use Web log information to help us design our Site, to identify popular
features, and to make the Site more useful for visitors. Web logs are
recorded in sequential files, and we do not normally try to identify individuals
from Web logs or use Web logs to gather information about individuals.
However, we may use Web logs to identify any person attempting to break
into or damage our Site, and we may share Web log information with law
enforcement agencies if we believe that we have evidence of a violation
of computer security or related laws.
Internet Cookies. We may place Internet cookies on visitors computer hard drives. Internet
cookies save data about individuals, such as their name, user-name and
the pages they visit on our Site. When a visitor with one of our cookies
on his or her computer revisits our Site, we are able to recognize that
computer and tailor our Site to be more helpful and efficient for that
visitor. Also, cookies help us to provide streamlined services, and to
document our transactions with visitors to this Site. You may have software
on your computer that will allow you to decline or deactivate Internet
cookies, but if you do so, some features of this Site may not work properly for you.
Visitor /Customer Requests for Information
. If you ask a question or make a request through this website, we may
store your message and our response for a while. We may also use this
information, and any information you give to us in response to a survey
on the Site, to send you information about health-related newsletters,
promotional events and upcoming programs that we think you might be interested
in; notices of enhancements to our services; additional surveys; and to
send you an e-mail version of our physician contact information.
Access, Correction, Deletion and Data Integrity. Requests to access, correct or delete personal information may be submitted
using our contact information. Please note that we do not consider Web
log information to be personal information. Also, we may not be able to
delete or revise information about you that we have relied upon to provide
services to you, or that we are legally required to maintain.
Use and Disclosure of Personal Information. We do not sell or rent personal information about visitors to this Site.
We do not use or disclose personal information obtained through this Site
except as expressly described in this Policy. No patient identifying information
will be shared or transmitted on this Site.
Uses. We use information obtained from Web logs, cookies and visitor requests
for the purposes described in this Policy. We also use personal information
obtained from this Site to respond to requests, improve our services,
demonstrate the quality of our services to our auditors and government
agencies that have authority over us, and for the additional purposes
Disclosures. We may disclose personal information to any person performing audit,
legal, operational or other services for us. Whenever possible, we will
require any recipient of personal information for these purposes to agree
in writing to use the information only for the purpose for which it was
disclosed and to destroy or return it when no longer needed for that purpose.
We may disclose personal information when required to do so by a subpoena,
court order, or search warrant. Except when deemed by us to be infeasible,
we will notify the individual of a subpoena, court order or search warrant
for the individual information, by e-mail using the e-mail address (if
any) that the individual provided to us.
We may disclose personal information as we deem appropriate to protect
the safety of an individual or for an investigation related to public
safety or to report an activity that appears to be in violation of law.
We may disclose personal information to protect the security and reliability
of this website, and to take precautions against liability.
We may disclose personal information to any successor in interest (any
company or organization that purchases or otherwise takes over our assets).
Public Forums. From time to time this Site may contain message boards and/or news groups
("Forums"). Please remember that any information disclosed in
these areas becomes publicly available. You should exercise caution when
deciding to disclose your personal information in these areas. We do not
maintain or routinely monitor information posted on any message board
or news group on our Site; however, we reserve the right to remove any
postings that we deem inappropriate.
Security. We protect the personal information we have collected from this Site
by using industry standard security precautions against loss and unauthorized
access, destruction, use, modification or disclosure of that information.
Pages which transmit credit card or other financial information over the
Internet will use industry standard SSL (secure socket layer) encryption
to protect that information.
Children. We do not intend to collect personal information from children under
age 13 and in any event will not do so without the permission of the child's
parent or guardian. Visitors who wish to participate on our Site and provide
personal information indicating that they are under 13 years of age are
required to provide the e-mail address of their parent or guardian. We
then send an e-mail message to that parent or guardian alerting them to
the child's request to participate on our Site, and we ask for the
permission of the parent or guardian. If permission is not promptly received,
we delete all information about that visitor from our system as quickly
as possible. No information collected from users under the age of 13 is
used for any marketing or promotional purposes whatsoever.
Questions, Complaints or Requests to Change Information If at any time you wish to contact us with a question or complaint or
want to change any information collected by us, you may do so by contacting
us by e-mail, telephone, fax, or U.S. Mail, using the information set
As a high quality network of healthcare providers and healthcare information
on the Web, we are continually trying to improve our site. We want you
and your family to be confident in using goodsamsanjose.com as your one-stop
health resource. We encourage you to contact us with any suggestions for
improving our site so that we can better serve you in the future. Thank
you for visiting with us.
Advertisement and Sponsorship Identification
We believe it is important for you to be able to distinguish advertisements
from health information. For this reason, advertisements and sponsorships
are clearly identified as being separate from our consumer health information.
Advertising Click Through
If you click on an advertisement, you will be leaving the goodsamsanjose.com
Network Partner site and entering the advertiser's site. Be aware
that goodsamsanjose.com has no control over the practices of other sites.
Your computer may receive cookies from other sites and you will not be
place a cookie on your computer for the purposes of ad tracking and presentation.
goodsamsanjose.com does not share personally identifiable visitor information
with its advertising services. goodsamsanjose.com may share anonymous
aggregated statistical information about uses of this Site.
This website may include third-party pixel code for purposes of behavioral
marketing. Advertisements displayed to you on this website and elsewhere
on the Web may be customized based on information obtained by such pixels.