Our website, www.carle.org, (“Website”) contains information that is general in nature and serves as education about offerings and services of The Carle Foundation and its affiliates and subsidiaries (collectively “Carle” or “We”). Any medical information included on this Website is meant to supplement, and not replace, the advice of health care professionals. Additionally, medical information contained on this Website is not intended to be used for diagnosis or treatment of a particular health condition. If you have specific health care needs or want more complete information, you should contact your primary physician or other health care provider. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, We urge you to call 911 immediately.
We make every effort to ensure the contents of our Website remain correct and complete. Due to the ever changing health care environment, information or other content affiliated with or contained on this Website may be modified or altered at any time and without prior notice. Carle is not responsible for any information presented that may be out-of-date, or contains inaccuracies or errors. You are advised to confirm any information contained herein with your health care professional or other primary source. In case of any discrepancy between this information and the primary source, the primary source will govern in all cases.
It does not apply to information collected by Carle offline or through any other means, including on any other website operated by Carle, or from any third party, including through any application or content (including advertising) that may link to or be accessible from or on the Website.
Please read this Policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how We will treat it. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to use our Website. By accessing or using this Website, you agree to this Policy.
Please take a few minutes to carefully review the sections below:
We do not collect information that would personally identify you unless you choose to provide it through the Website. We may collect information about your internet connection, the equipment you use to access our Website and usage details. The information We collect may include:
We collect this information:
As you navigate through and interact with our Website, We may use automatic data collection technologies, such as Google Analytics, to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns, including:
We also may use these technologies to collect information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites or other online services (behavioral tracking). Click here for information on how you can opt out of Google Analytics.
The information We collect automatically is statistical data and does not include personal information, but We may maintain it or associate it with personal information We collect in other ways or receive from third parties. It helps us to improve our Website and to deliver a better and more personalized service, including by enabling us to:
The technologies We use for this automatic data collection may include:
Some content or applications, including advertisements, on the Website are served by third-parties, including advertisers, ad networks and servers, content providers, and application providers (“Third Party Sites, Applications and Content”). Carle is neither responsible for nor has reviewed information contained on these Third Party Sites, Applications and Content connected to or from the Website via hyperlinks or pointers or other like mechanisms. Carle does not have control over any information on any Third Party Sites, Applications and Content. When leaving this Website to visit another site, please remember:
Use of this Website or any Third Party Sites, Applications and Content is at your own risk and discretion.
Carle has appropriate security measures to protect your personal information within our systems. To make our systems as secure as possible, We have installed state-of-the-art firewall protection to the Website and use top-of-the-line anti-virus protection. Our systems are patched regularly to prevent known security exploits.
However, by its very nature, data transmissions over the internet cannot be guaranteed 100% secure and We cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our Website. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website.
Protecting the privacy of information about your medical conditions and health is a responsibility We take seriously. See the Notice of Privacy Practices to learn more about how We may use and disclose information about your health. It also describes your rights and duties regarding the use and disclosure of medical information.
This policy was last updated in June 2019.