Information We Receive
We receive information in different ways through our website. The information we receive from users of our website can be categorized as being either anonymous, personally identifiable, or protected health information.
Anonymous Information; Log Files
Anonymous information refers to information that cannot be tied to a specific individual. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and click stream data. Many persons who access our website do not use the personalization features or member services that are available to them through our website, and therefore these individuals are anonymous to us and the data we collect from them does not enable us to identify them in any personal way. For example, we may know that 5,000 users visit our website every day and that 3,000 of them reside in Florida, but we may not know their names or where they live. All anonymous information we collect through our website is collected when your web browser accesses our website. When you surf the Internet, your web browser automatically transmits information about your preferences to our server every time you visit our website. The anonymous information collected by us through your web browser helps us to monitor audience size, measure traffic patterns and identify popular services and information within our website. We use this information to improve our services to you and to help develop improved services based on user interests, behavior and demographics. We do not link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable or protected health information.
Personally Identifiable Information
Personally identifiable information refers to information that can be used to identify you, such as your name, address, age, etc. In many cases, we ask for this information to provide the personalization feature or member service you wish to use. The amount of personally identifiable information that we know about you is entirely up to you. We will only know personally identifiable information if you choose to share this information about yourself; however, some features or services may not be available unless we obtain a certain amount of personally identifiable information.
We collect personally identifiable information when you voluntarily provide it when, for example, requesting a newsletter that we produce, indicating that you would like to receive certain targeted information on topics that interest you, applying for classes or donating money through our on-line foundation.
Protected Health Information
Protected health information, for purposes of this website, refers to the information you provide when, for example, you pay your health care bills online, make an appointment, or pre-register for a health care service, and is further explained under our Notice of Patient Privacy Practices.
In addition, we may also collect information through the use of "cookies". When you visit our website for the first time, our server sends a cookie to your computer's hard drive