At Central Vermont Medical Center we are committed to protecting your privacy. By using the Central Vermont Medical Center’s website (www.cvmc.org and all pages contained within), you consent to the terms of this Policy.
We collect no information about you, other than information automatically collected and stored when you visit our website (see below), unless you choose to provide that information to us.
Any personal information you provide through our website is voluntary and is subject to guidelines set forth in the Health Insurance and Portability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”) [http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/]. In accordance with HIPAA, any personal health information collected through our website will not be disclosed to anyone other than those necessary to provide services.
We do not sell, share or rent your email address or content to third parties.
Information We Automatically Collect and How We Use It
When you browse through our website, certain information about your visit can be collected. We collect and store the following information about your visit:
- the name of the domain you use to access the Internet (for example, aol.com, if you are using an American Online account;
- which browser and browser version you are using (i.e. Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc.)
- the search terms you use to find information on our website
- the pages you visited; and
- the address of the website you came from when you came to visit.
We use this information for statistical purposes and to help us make our site more useful to visitors. Unless it is specifically stated otherwise, no additional information will be collected about you.
Personally Provided Information
You do not have to give us personal information to visit our website. Information that you choose to submit to us is treated in the same confidential manner as information you might provide in a written format, such as an application or donation form, and is handled in accordance to guidelines set forth by HIPAA.
Email Inquiries: Our website contains several email links that allow web visitors to easily send an email inquiry to Central Vermont Medical Center. When you use the email links, your email address and the subject of your inquiry are provided to the department to respond to your specific request only. No further use is made of your name or email address.
Please note that email is not encrypted and is not a secure form of communication. Email can be accessed and viewed by others without your knowledge and permission. For that reason, to protect your privacy, please do not use email to communicate information that you consider confidential.
Forms: Any information submitted through the following forms on our website—Contact Us, Well Wish, E-Compliments, and Online Patient Registration—is encrypted upon transmission in accordance to all HIPAA regulations regarding the electronic transfer and storage of patient information (PHI). Information received through these forms is handled in the same confidential manner as any correspondence.
Job Applications: If you apply for a job through the website you will complete a form which requires, among other things, your name, mailing address, telephone number and resume. The information you submit is stored in a database maintained by our Human Resources department and is only forwarded to those department heads in charge of assessing applicants for jobs under their supervision.
Links to Other Sites and Services
Central Vermont Medical Center is not responsible for the contents of any linked website, any link contained in a linked website or any changes or updates to such websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of each and every website that requests personal information from you.
We Welcome Your Feedback
If you have any questions, concerns or comments about our provide policy, please feel free to Contact Us.
Updates to this Policy