Thomas Jefferson University has created this statement to demonstrate our commitment to on-line privacy. It discloses our information-gathering and dissemination practices for this website. Depending on your use of this website and services offered, there may be different information-gathering and dissemination practices, so we encourage you to read the entire privacy statement. Some areas of the Jefferson branded website, or websites we operate, may be governed by separate privacy statements. The statement that applies on any of our domains or subdomains is the statement that is indicated in the footer of the domain or subdomain.
You may visit our website without submitting any information about yourself. Be aware, however, that our web server automatically recognizes a visitor's IP address, as well as other information provided by your web browser when you do visit. Our website logs IP addresses of visitors to administer the site, diagnose problems with our server and respond to exploitations of our servers. In addition, we collect information in order to assess and improve the content and operations of our website. Also, we may set "cookies" (small files placed on your hard drive) and use other analytical tools to help analyze our web page flow, and customize our services, content and advertising.
If you choose to give us your personal information, you are not anonymous to us. If you choose to provide us with personal information, you consent to the transfer and storage of that information on our servers located in the United States. 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 our site.
We may share your information with Jefferson University Physicians and with Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Inc. and its affiliated organizations as needed, in order to provide joint content and services. We don't sell or rent your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes.
Our primary purpose in collecting personal information is to provide you with a safe, smooth and efficient experience. You agree that we may use your personal information to:
This site contains links to other sites. We are not responsible for their privacy practices or content. Please note that Thomas Jefferson University will not respond to any question concerning a specific medical or health condition. If you submit such a request you will receive a standard response that you should consult with your own health care professional. Of course, we will not intentionally share the content of this type of an email with any third party. Due to the nature of electronic communications, however, we cannot and do not provide any assurances that the contents of your e-mail will not become known or accessible to third parties. WE URGE YOU NOT TO PROVIDE ANY INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR HEALTH TO US VIA ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION. If you do so, it is at your own risk.
If our information practices change at some time in the future, we will post the changes to our website to notify you of these changes for a period of time and we will amend this statement.