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Our Commitment to Privacy

Our Hospital is committed to respecting and protecting your privacy as a visitor to our Web site. We take the issue of privacy very seriously and value the trust you place in us each time you use our services and access this Web site. Practices and policies have been put into place to safeguard your personal and health-related personal information.

Policies may change from time to time so please check back periodically. If you have any questions about our privacy policies, we encourage you to contact us using any of the methods outlined at the end of our Privacy Statement.

Who Is Collecting the Information?

Our Hospital is collecting information on this Web site as outlined below.

What Information Do We Collect?

Automatic Collection of Information:

If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the Web site or download information, our system will automatically gather and store certain information about your visit. This information does not identify you personally and is used in an aggregate way to help us improve our web site and tell us the number of visitors to our site each day.

Our Web server automatically collects and records the following information:

  • The visitor's IP address
  • Aggregate information on what pages are accessed
  • The name and release number of web browser software used
  • The operating system used
  • Date and time you access our site
  • The address of the Web site that linked to us (referrer URL)

How Do We Use the Information We Collect?

The information we gather automatically and with your permission during your visit to our Web site is used in the following ways:

  • Monitor, review, measure, and analyze Web site utilization
  • Modify and enhance the Web site
  • Improve the content and design of our Web site
  • Respond to your requests
  • Monitor and improve our customer service efforts
  • Distribute news and other health information requested by Web visitors
  • Notify visitors about updates to our Web site
  • Determine the effectiveness of health promotion and marketing programs

Review of Personal Information

How to Access and Correct Personal Information

You can access and request correction to this information by:

  • Sending us e-mail to that effect at: twaugh@nvhosp.org
  • Calling us by telephone at: (406) 863-3730
  • Writing to us at the contact address

Additional Use of Personal Information

Our Use of Cookies

Many Web sites now use cookies to provide useful features to their visitors by providing customizable and personalized services.

A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. For example, a Web site may use cookies to store and sometimes track information about you, your preferences, or the pages you last visited.

Your browser software can be set to reject all cookies, or to ask you if you would like to accept or decline a cookie from a particular site before it is set. Most browsers offer instructions on how to reset the browser to reject cookies in the Help section of the toolbar. You should know, however, that if you reject a cookie, certain functions and conveniences of a site may not work properly.

  • We do not use any cookies to store or collect information on our Web site.

Registration for Access

Some Web sites require you to provide some personal information through a registration process in order to take advantage of certain Web site features and to access content areas. For example, a registration form might request your name, telephone number and e-mail address. You might also be asked to voluntarily provide a list of health topics that you are interested in to enhance your Web site experience.

Access to some of the features on this Web site requires registration,and the disclosure of some personal information.

Security of Communications

We recognize that many people are concerned about the privacy and protection of information as it is transmitted over the Internet. You should keep in mind that the possibility exists for unauthorized individuals to intercept any email message you send over the Internet. In some cases, information can be encrypted (scrambled or encoded) to make it very difficult to read if it is intercepted during communication. Certain technology and practices allow Web sites to provide an increased level of security for your personal and health-related information when appropriate.

We use the following practices on our Web site to enhance the level of security for communication and the transmission of personal information:

  • We always use industry-standard encryption technologies when transferring and receiving consumer data exchanged with our site
  • We have taken reasonable steps to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of personally identifiable information that you may provide.
  • We use e-mail forms to allow our customers to ask questions about our services and programs. These are hosted on a secure server to encrypt the transmission of your information.
  • When we transfer and receive certain types of sensitive information such as financial or health information, we redirect visitors to a secure server and will notify visitors through a pop-up screen on our site.
  • We have appropriate security measures in place in our physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of information that we have collected from you at our site

E-Commerce

Making payments over the Internet usually requires you to provide your personal identifying information and credit card information on a Web site. Many people have become accustomed to on-line commerce as a time-saving and useful convenience. There are a number of practices that can make providing your sensitive credit card information more secure and therefore make you feel more comfortable about doing so.

We do process credit card payments on our Web site. We have the following e-commerce practices:

  • When processing your credit card payment, we will ask for the card type, number, expiration date, and your card's billing address.
  • We will transmit credit card numbers in an encrypted format using industry-standard, SSL (secure socket layer) encryption.
  • When a credit card transaction is completed, we will discard your credit card number on their Internet server
  • We will keep this information in the strictest confidence and will make every effort to maintain the privacy and security of the information at all times.

Links to Other Sites

Web sites often provide a number of links that offer direct access to other useful or interesting web sites holding potential value to site visitors. Inclusion of the other sites by links does not imply any endorsement of the material or information on the other sites. Users are encouraged to review the privacy policy of each linked site before sharing personal and health-related information.

This site includes links to non-affiliated external Web sites. We have the following practices:

  • We encourage users to review the privacy policy of each linked site, as we cannot be responsible for the privacy practices of other sites.

For more information, please view our Notice of Privacy Practices.

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