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Web Site Privacy Policy

El Camino Hospital District (the “District”) is committed to respecting the privacy of all those who visit the District owned and operated web site (the "District Owned Site") and use our online services and will endeavor to implement measures designed to protect the privacy of those using our services. This Web Site Privacy Policy is part of the Terms of Use Agreement, which sets forth our practices and the terms relating to the collection and use of information from you in connection with your visit to the District Owned Site and use of our online services. Please note that by visiting and using the District Owned Site you are agreeing to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to such terms and conditions, please discontinue use and exit the District Owned Site.

Please be aware that the District reviews its privacy practices from time to time, and that those practices and this policy are, therefore, subject to change. We ask that you bookmark and periodically review this page to ensure continuing familiarity with the most current version of our Web Site Privacy Policy. We may provide notice of any such changes by posting an updated Web Site Privacy Policy with the date of the update set forth below. To contact the District about privacy issues related to the District Owned Site or to report a violation of our Web Site Privacy Policy, please e-mail us at ECH_Webmaster@elcaminohospital.org with your request. We treat all information in accordance with the Web Site Privacy Policy in effect at that time.

Except as set forth within this Web Site Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use Agreement, or as required or permitted by law, we do not release personally identifiable information about the El Camino Hospital District Owned Site visitors without their permission.

What Information Does El Camino Hospital District Collect From You in Connection with the El Camino Hospital District Web Site?

Personally Identifiable Information

The District and its third-party service providers do not collect personally identifiable information unless you voluntarily provide it. For example, you may provide the District with input on District functions by sending the District Board a message through our on-line form. If you choose, you are free to use the remainder of the District Web Site without providing such personally identifiable information and may exit such forms at any time. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children (defined herein as minors younger than thirteen years of age). If you are under the age of thirteen, please do not submit any personally identifiable information via the District Owned Site. Before using the District Web Site, persons under the age of eighteen must have their parents or legal guardians read our Terms of Use Agreement and this Web Site Privacy Policy and consent to the terms on their behalf.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information
The District and third-party service providers collect non-personally identifiable information such as web site usage, traffic patterns, site performance and related statistics based on our tracking of your visits to the District Web Site. Although such information may not be personally identifiable, we can determine from an IP address a visitor's Internet Service Provider and the geographic location of his or her point of connectivity. We also use small text files placed on a user's computer hard drive ("Cookies") to help us determine the type of content and sites to which a visitor to the District Web Site links, the length of time each visitor spends at any particular area of the District Web Site and the District services visitors choose to use. Cookies allow the District to serve you better and more efficiently, and to personalize your experience at the District District Web Site. Nevertheless, you should be able to control how and whether Cookies will be accepted by your web browser. For more information on how to do so, please refer to the documentation accompanying your browser.

How We Use (and Do Not Use) the Information We Gather in Connection with the District Web Site.

Personally Identifiable Information
El Camino Hospital District may use personally identifiable information that we collect from you to provide and improve our products and services, , process your requests, or otherwise administer our business. The District will use much of the personally identifiable information that you provide primarily for the purposes for which it was collected. For example, information provided by Site users who send a message to the District Board using our online form may be used to assess community needs. The personally identifiable information collected by the District may also be used to improve the content of the District District Web Site and to better address the needs and interests of the District Web Site visitors.

The District does not sell personally identifiable information about District Web Site visitors to third parties.

Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, we reserve the right to release information collected from a visitor (whether or not personally identifiable), including information contained within our access logs, when that visitor is in violation of, or to enforce, our Terms of Use Agreement or other published guidelines, or engages (or is reasonably suspected of engaging) in any illegal activity, or to protect our rights and the District Web Site, even without a subpoena, warrant or other court order, and to release such information in response to requests from law enforcement, court and governmental orders, civil subpoenas, discovery requests and as otherwise required by law, rule, regulation or other legal process. We cooperate with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who may be using our servers or services for illegal activities. We also reserve the right to report any suspected illegal activity to law enforcement individuals or entities for investigation or prosecution.

(For California Residents) California Privacy Rights under California Civil Code Sections 1798.83-1798.84.
California Civil Code sections 1798.83-1798.84 give California residents the right to ask the District for a notice describing the categories of personally identifiable information it shares with third parties or corporate affiliates for their direct marketing purposes. The notice will identify the categories of information shared and will include a list of the third parties and corporate affiliates with which it has been shared, along with their names and addresses. If you are a California resident and would like a copy of this notice, please submit a written request the following address:

El Camino Hospital District
Attn: El Camino Hospital District Privacy Officer
2500 Grant Road
Mountain View, CA 94040,

Please allow 30 days for a response.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information
The District will use the non-personally identifiable information it collects in connection with your District Web Site usage for making changes or enhancements to the District Web Site and to better address the needs and interests of the District Web Site visitors, as well as for other internal administrative purposes. We also may use data regarding District Web Site usage to determine which pages of the District Web Site are most helpful to visitors and to improve the information available through such pages. Further, we may provide statistical information and other non-personally identifiable information to advertisers, affiliates and other current and potential third-party service providers. We may also use aggregate data to inform these third-party service providers as to the number of people who have seen and clicked on links to their web sites.

What About Third Party-Privacy Policies?
The District Web Site does not contain links to other Internet web sites, . However, links to the El Camino Hospital District District Web Site may be featured on independent third-party web sites. The District has no control, and is not responsible for, the privacy practices of other web sites that may host links to the District Web Site. We recommend that you review individual site privacy policies before providing any information on such web sites.

How Do I Find Out About Changes to this Web Site Privacy Policy?
If El Camino Hospital District changes its privacy policy for the El Camino Hospital District Owned Site, we will post those changes here so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information and whether we will disclose it to anyone.

Contact Us
Questions, comments or complaints regarding this Web Site Privacy Policy or our information practices should be directed to El Camino Hospital District at ECH_Webmaster@elcaminohospital.org or, if by U.S. mail, at:

El Camino Hospital District
Attn: El Camino Hospital District Privacy Officer
2500 Grant Road
Mountain View, CA 94040,

Please allow 30 days for a response.

Last update: September 19, 2011