OF THIS SITE CONSTITUTES YOUR AGREEMENT TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE.
CaroMont Health is committed to protecting your privacy online. We understand
that you are concerned about sharing information over the internet, and
feel you have a right to know how your information will be handled. You
can visit www.CaroMontHealth.org without revealing any personal information.
However, you are required to provide an email address to subscribe to
Third party web sites
CaroMontHealth.org may contain links to Web sites operated by third parties.
CaroMontHealth.org has no control over the privacy policies and practices
of such third party sites, and if you have any concerns, you are urged
to review the terms of those sites for more information about the policies
applicable to those sites.
We collect and log the IP address of all visitors to CaroMontHealth.org.
An IP address is a number automatically assigned to your computer whenever
you access the Internet. IP addresses allow computers and servers to recognize
and communicate with one another. We collect IP address information so
that we can properly administer our system and gather aggregate information
about how our site is being used, including the pages visitors are viewing.
This aggregate information may be shared with advertisers, sponsors and
other businesses. To maintain your anonymity, we do not associate IP addresses
with records containing personal information. We will use IP address information,
however, to personally identify you in order to enforce our legal rights
or when required to do so by law enforcement authorities.
We require you to provide an e-mail address to subscribe to a newsletter.
We do not share your e-mail address.
“Cookies” are small pieces of information that some Web sites
store on your computer’s hard drive when you visit them. Like many
relating to the sources of our site traffic. Collecting this information,
however, does not allow us to personally identify you. Most Web browsers
automatically accept cookies but allow you to modify security settings
so that you can approve or reject cookies on a case-by-case basis. Our
cookies from our site, some parts of the site may not work properly for you.
Health tools information
You may need to provide personal information in order to use some of the
health tools on our site. This information may include your answers to
questions about your health status. We use this information to calculate
risk. We don’t store or share it.
You may be asked to complete surveys when you visit CaroMontHealth.org.
We use information from surveys to better understand the needs of our
users and to gather information about healthcare trends and issues. We
may share information from surveys with third parties who perform data
management services for our site. Those third parties have agreed to keep
all data from surveys confidential. Also, we may share information from
surveys in an aggregated, de-identified form with third parties with whom
we have a business relationship.
How we protect your personal information
All data that you enter on this site are encrypted with secure server software
(SSL). The encryption means that your data are protected while they are
being transferred over the Internet to our servers.
Once your data reach our servers, the same state-of-the art security software
that guards our company’s essential business data protects your
data as well.
In addition to using the most secure technology available, we de-identify
all data before they are used in any aggregate reporting that may be done.
What we provide to third parties
Except as noted above for surveys, CaroMontHealth.org does not provide
any third party access to your IP address and e-mail address.
We may provide third parties with aggregate statistics about our visitors,
traffic patterns and related site information. These data reflect site-usage
patterns gathered during visits to our Web site each month, but they do
not contain behavioral or identifying information about any individual
member unless that member has given us permission to share that information.
you view pages on our site. They use those cookies to collect non-personal
information as a way of measuring the effectiveness of their advertising,
or to provide advertisements about goods and services that may be of interest
to you or to avoid running the same ads to you over time. We do not control
information they gather through them. However, our sponsors and advertisers
have agreed that they will not collect any personally identifiable information
from our site visitors while they are on CaroMontHealth.org. If you click
on an advertisement on CaroMontHealth.org and visit a site maintained
by one of our sponsors or advertisers, please be aware that we are not
responsible for the privacy practices of that site. You should read the
privacy policies of each site you visit to determine what information
that site may be collecting about you.
We use general traffic, site usage and length-of-stay information in reports
to advertisers and firms with which we have a business relationship. This
sort of information is shared only in aggregate and does not personally
This site is intended for adults age 18 and older. It is not intended for
or designed to attract people under the age of 18. We do not collect personally
identifiable information from any person we actually know to be under
the age of 18.
E-mail communications, newsletter and related services
CaroMontHealth.org provides you with the opportunity to receive communications
from us or third parties. You can sign up for a free e-mail newsletter.
You can unsubscribe from this newsletter at any time.
E-mail communication that you send to us via the e-mail links on our site
may be shared with a Customer Service representative, employee, medical
expert or agent that is most able to address your inquiry. We make every
effort to respond in a timely fashion once communications are received.
Once we have responded to your communication, it is discarded or archived,
depending on the nature of the inquiry.
The e-mail functionality on our site does not provide a completely secure
and confidential means of communication. It’s possible that your
e-mail communication may be accessed or viewed by another Internet user
while in transit to us. If you wish to keep your communication private,
do not use our e-mail.
You may decide at some point that you no longer wish to receive communications
from our site. To stop receiving communications, send regular mail to
the following postal address:
Corporate Responsibility Officer
2525 Court Drive
Gastonia, NC 28054
If you have a complaint or problem, or if you believe your privacy rights
have been violated, you may e-mail us by clicking the “Contact us”
link at the bottom of any page. Please indicate the following reason for
contacting us: I want to provide feedback about your site. Our Customer
Service department will forward your complaint to the appropriate CaroMontHealth.org
department for response or resolution. If you don’t receive adequate
resolution of a privacy related problem, you may write to CaroMontHealth.org’s
Corporate Responsibility Officer at:
Corporate Responsibility Officer
2525 Court Drive
Gastonia, NC 28054
link near the bottom of all pages on the site. If the “updated”
date has changed since you last visited, you’re encouraged to review
the policy to be informed of how this site is protecting your information.