Wednesday 22nd November 2017,

Privacy

Date updated: 25 October 2012

 

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY THE PRIVACY POLICY BEFORE USING THE Health Cognizance.COM WEBSITE (“Health Cognizance”).

At Health Cognizance, we understand how important the privacy of personal information is for you. This Privacy Policy will tell you what information we collect about you and about your use of Health Cognizance and its services. It will explain the choices you have about how your personal information is used and how we protect that information. We urge you to read this Privacy Policy carefully.

Health Cognizance is committed to protecting the privacy of its users. The personal and medical information gathered by Health Cognizance is to assist you to monitor and manage your medical condition. Health Cognizance will not release your name, address, telephone number, emergency information or health data related to your medical history to any third party without your consent unless, 1) you expressly direct Health Cognizance to give the information to your healthcare providers, or 2) Health Cognizance is required to disclose such information by law.

We make every reasonable effort to ensure that information held by Health Cognizance is confidential and secure. We disclose our information-security practices to you as clearly and fully as possible. These practices are reviewed regularly, and many of our business decisions, including Web design, technology selections, and third-party business relationships, begin and end with considerations for your privacy.

While our philosophy will not change, the details of this policy will change over time as we add additional services and form relationships with new business partners. Please refer back to this page periodically. In addition, if we make any material changes in our privacy practices that do not affect user information already stored in our database, we will post a prominent notice on our web site notifying users of the change. In some cases where we post the notice we will also email users, who have opted to receive communications from us, notifying them of the changes in our privacy practices

At Health Cognizance, we exercise state-of-the-art care in providing secure transmission of your information from your PC to our servers. Personal information collected by our web site is stored in secure operation environments that are not available to the public. Only employees authorized to access your data are able to do so based on a series of permission levels protected by passwords and software algorithms. All employees sign a confidentiality of data agreement at time of employment in which they agree to uphold the confidentiality of any such information. Only those employees who need access to your information in order to do their jobs are allowed access, each having signed confidentiality agreements. Any employee who violates our privacy or security policies is subject to disciplinary action, including possible termination and civil and/or criminal prosecution.

No one other than yourself and your trusted providers is permitted to make changes or updates to your Personal Health Record, unless a third party uses your User ID and Password. It is your responsibility to protect your User ID and Password, and thus your Personal Health Record, from unauthorized use.

Health Cognizance does not sell, trade or rent personal information about its users. The email addresses you provide are used to respond to comments submitted through our message boards, and users that contact our site via email will not be subject to any communication from us other than as a response to the question/suggestion, unless specifically requested by the user.

Health Cognizance website contains links to other sites. Once you enter another website (whether through an advertisement, service, or content link), be aware that Health Cognizance is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage you to look for and review the privacy statements of each and every website that you visit through a link or advertisement on Health Cognizance.

If you are a minor, please refrain from using this site by yourself, and consider having an adult parent or guardian access this site on your behalf.

Cookies are small pieces of information that web sites store on your hard drive. Generally, cookies are used to assign a unique number to a user (or, more precisely, to a user’s computer) that has no meaning outside the assigning site. Cookies can store a user’s ID and password, personalize home pages, and identify which parts of a site have been visited and/or keep track of selections made. We use cookies to enhance your visit to our Web site. The information Health Cognizance collects through the use of cookies is solely used in the administration, provision and improvement of our web site and the Health Cognizance’s system, Health Cognizance’s services and related products. This information is not sold to any third party.

We carefully select third-party vendors to assist us in monitoring how our guests use our Web site and to determine which of our online features they prefer. To help us provide these services, the third-party vendors use cookies to collect aggregated, non-personally identifiable information (not including names, addresses, email addresses or telephone numbers) about the use of our Web site by visitors, registered users, customers and guest users. This information is collected solely for our internal use.

You may set your browser to inform you when a cookie is being placed, and therefore, you have the opportunity to decide whether to accept a cookie. If you are just browsing our site, you do not have to accept a cookie from Health Cognizance’s website to continue to utilize many of the features of this web site. If you are a registered user of our web site or a customer or guest user, you must accept our cookies, because cookies are essential for the operation of our Web site. You may always, however, choose not to accept a cookie from a third-party vendor.

Some of the content on our web site may be provided through the use of framing or linking technology. Using this technology, from our web site you may view content that may reside on a third party’s server. In that case, the third party may place a cookie on your hard drive, and any personal information you provide to that third party may be used by that third party in a manner Health Cognizance cannot control. By accessing any third party content through our Web site, you are assuming all liability from and risk of the use of such content, including the use of cookies. Health Cognizance has no responsibility or liability whatsoever for any cookie placed by a third party, for any content viewed on any third party’s server, or for any use they may make of information you choose to provide that third party. If you are concerned about a third party’s Web site, please review the Privacy Policy for that site.

Despite Health Cognizance’s efforts to protect your personal health information, there is always some risk that an unauthorized third party may find a way around our security systems or that transmissions of your information over the Internet may be intercepted. As a result, you use Health Cognizance content, products, and services at your own risk. Health Cognizance or its promoters will not be liable for disclosures of your personal information due to errors in transmission or unauthorized acts of third parties.

This web site may provide chat rooms, message boards, or other on-line forums for its users. Health Cognizance does not in any manner guarantee the quality or veracity of the information presented in these chat rooms, message boards, or on-line forums. Any information disclosed in these areas becomes public information.

Health Cognizance welcomes your questions and comments about privacy and this policy. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or our practices, please contact us at info[@]healthcognizance.com.