(Effective September 28, 2001)
This is the website of Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles, an independent, not-for-profit hospital. References in the document to GSH refer to Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles. Our postal address is: 1225 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90017. Our main email address is email@example.com.
We constantly strive to manage our website (www.goodsam.org) as a valuable health resource that meets compliance issues so as to best serve and preserve the privacy of our website visitors. In maintaining our website, we utilize the resources of HealthPresence (www.healthpresence.com), who is fully educated and dedicated to abide by the GSH website privacy policies, terms and conditions of use.
INFORMATION PROVIDED BY WEBSITE
The information included on the GSH website is intended for educational purposes only. It should not be considered a replacement for a medical consultation. As information becomes obsolete, our website team will revise, replace or simply delete appropriate sections.
PERSONAL INFORMATION PROVIDED BY USER
The only time GSH collects personal information about website visitors is when it is provided voluntarily (i.e. signing up for a class, newsletter or requesting information about donations to the hospital). Although we have instituted a number of security measures, our website forms are not encrypted and therefore prior to receiving the information on our server, the forms are subject to interception by people who are actively working to do so.
If you send us an email requesting a reply, we accept that as a direct authorization for us to respond via our non-encrypted email system.
Please note the path of specific emails sent through the GSH website (should the recipient at GSH be unable to properly address the issue expressed in the email, the message will be forwarded to appropriate individuals and addressed using privacy guidelines to protect the senders identity):
DIRECT GSH RECIPIENT
Manager, Public Relations/Marketing
Co-Directors of the GSH Gift Shop
Perinatal Outreach Coordinator
Online Donation Form
Donor Fund Manager
Once information is provided by a user to GSH, we may occassionally use the contact information to forward health information, marketing materials and/or other notices regarding the hospital. Should you not want to receive any information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail a letter to the hospital, attention PR/Marketing Department.
GSH will not share, sell or release any information about our website guests to any third party (outside our website provider), unless specifically requested by the user or when legally mandated to do so.
TRACKING CONSUMER CHOICES
To better evolve our website to be more useful to our guests, we conduct traffic analysis through our webmaster, HealthPresence. This analysis includes which pages are visited, where users come from and how long they spend on our general site and/or specific pages on our site. This information does not identify specific user identities and GSH does not disclose this information to third party organizations, outside HealthPresence.
Our website does not use “Cookies,” text files stored on your web browser to collect information about how you use a specific website.
GSH offers its website visitors convenient links to other websites. Although GSH carefully selects the website links we’ve included on our site, we are not responsible for the practices or information used on the aforementioned linked websites.
Information on the GSH website is constantly reviewed and changed as appropriate. If you recognize items that warrant revision on the GSH website, or would like to change your contact information, please contact us through email@example.com.
CONTACTING THE WEBSITE
Manager, Public Relations/Marketing
Good Samaritan Hospital
1225 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90017