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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.

Website Privacy Statement
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 personal health.

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.

Collection of Information
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 created.

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 Information
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 governmental proceedings.

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.

Sponsoring Organizations
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.

Cookies
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.

Your Responsibility
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.

leememorial.org includes 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 privacy policy prior to entering into transactions with the respective site.

LMHS's Responsibility
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.

Your Email
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 us.

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.

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