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Notice To All Users
The information included at this site is not intended to be
nor should it be construed as a substitute for medical treatment
by a health care professional. The information should not be
considered at any time a diagnosis of any particular medical
condition. Because of the individual needs of each person,
before using any medical information from this site, the reader
should consult his or her personal physician to determine the
appropriateness of the medical information for the reader. The
website is for informational purposes only and the reader
assumes all risks associated with the use of this website. No
portion of this website may be used or disseminated without the
express written permission of LMHS.
Lee Memorial Health System (LMHS) is dedicated to protecting
the privacy of website users. As a user of our website, you will
have access to comprehensive information that will help you to
understand certain illnesses, find accurate, in-depth details
about local services and providers, and take charge of your
LMHS wants you to feel as
comfortable as possible when visiting our website and using the
services it offers. This Privacy Statement tells you what
information we collect, how we protect it and what choices you
have about how that information is used. Your privacy refers to
any information that is collected about you while interacting
with leememorial.org. LMHS may revise these terms and conditions
at any time. Please review this document periodically to be
aware of any changes posted, because your continued use of this
site will indicate your approval of all changes.
We urge you to read the
following Privacy Statement so that you will understand both our
commitment to you and your privacy, and how you can participate
in that commitment.
By using this website, you consent to the collection and use
of your information as discussed in this section. Generally,
personal information is not requested or collected. However,
some features offered on leememorial.org require you to register
first and provide basic, personal information.
The first time you
register, you will be asked to choose a user name and password
and provide basic information. Record your password and protect
it for future use. If you forget your password, you can provide
the email address you used to register and LMHS will email it to
you. You have access to your information collected during the
registration process, and may choose to update or change your
information any any time with the I.D. and password that you
LMHS also collects
information that you volunteer through electronic forms. For
some "transactions" on leememorial.org certain information is
required to process your request. When information is requested
from you LMHS attempts to clearly indicate which information is
required and which information is optional. Information
collected to process specific transactions is only used for the
specific service that you have chosen. However, throughout
LMHS's website you are offered opportunities to receive related
or general information in the future from LMHS. Overall, your
information is used to improve the content of leememorial.org
and enhance LMHS products and services.
How LMHS Uses Your
LMHS does not sell, trade, rent or share your personal
information to organizations outside LMHS and its affiliate
companies unless required to do so by legal, judicial or
LMHS reserves the right to
store and use any information you voluntarily provide for
marketing and communications specific to LMHS without additional
notice. However, LMHS will make every effort to get your
permission ("opt-in") for LMHS to contact you in the future. You
will also have the option of respectfully requesting that LMHS
not contact you ("opt-out").
Lastly, the information
collected about the domain name of the server from which you are
visiting is collected in aggregate and used to determine the
number of visitors to our site, sources of traffic, and other
key indicators of website usage to create a better experience
for visitors to leememorial.org. This information does not
identify you personally.
LMHS works with various organizations to improve and enhance
its website. Where LMHS has entered into relationship with such
an organization, LMHS requires the respective organization to
fully disclose their business practices including a privacy
statement. LMHS encourages you to read the disclosure statements
of any such organization so that you are aware of any
differences from its own disclosure statements.
In some instances, LMHS stores a cookie -- a small computer
file -- on your computer to make it easier for you to use
various Web services on our website. "Cookies" vary in the
amount of time they are valid depending on the specific
application or service.
Please note that you are responsible for taking all
reasonable steps to ensure that no unauthorized person shall
have access to your user name or File. It is your sole
responsibility to (1) control the dissemination and use of your
user name; (2) to authorize, monitor and control access to your
login and password; and (3) to promptly notify us of any need to
deactivate your user name.
By registering with
leememorial.org, you grant LMHS and all other persons or
entities involved in the operation of our website the right to
receive, transmit, monitor, retrieve, store and use your
Personal Information. This includes information that may be
privileged and confidential under applicable state and federal
laws, in connection with the operation of our website and our
maintenance of your File.
links to other sites. If you choose to visit another site, LMHS
cannot assume responsibility for its content or information
handling practices. We encourage you to review each site's
LMHS wants your Personal Information to remain as secure as
reasonably possible. Your Personal Information is stored
securely. All of our staff must abide by our Confidentiality
Policy and those who violate it are subject to
disciplinary action, up to and including termination.
LMHS will store your
Personal Information in databases for a reasonable time period
to ensure that the information remains current. We will update
our database periodically to ensure that it remains current, and
will purge your Personal Information when we believe it is no
longer valid or current.
If you contact us by email, your message will be forwarded
to our employees or agents best able to address your questions
and concerns. Please note that email transmissions over the
Internet with leememorial.org are not encrypted. Non-encrypted
Internet email communications are not completely secure or
private and may be intercepted and viewed by other Internet
users, without your knowledge and permission, while in transit
To protect your privacy,
please do not use email to communicate confidential information.
Please choose to contact LMHS by telephone for matters that
require greater privacy and security.