Information Collection and Use
Information We Collect
When you view the Lunder-Dineen Health Education Alliance of Maine website, you do so anonymously. We do not collect any personal information that identifies you unless you specifically provide us with that contact information voluntarily. Personal information includes information that is unique to an individual, such as a name, address, social security number, email address or telephone number.
The only personal information that the Lunder-Dineen Health Education Alliance of Maine obtains through its website is supplied voluntarily by website visitors. By submitting personal information, you grant Lunder-Dineen and Massachussetts General Hospoital (Mass General) the right to transmit, monitor, retrieve, store and use your information in connection with the operation of the website. Personal information is always stored in a secure database.
You might be asked to provide personal and professional information, such as demographic and contact information, if you choose to complete any of the online forms used for event registration, special events and promotions, appointment requests, login to personal information and to provide feedback. The information required to complete the transaction is noted on each specific form. Additional questions might be included to help us improve the services we offer.
How We Use This Information
Lunder-Dineen and/or Mass General uses the information you provide to fulfill online requests, process credit card information and respond to customer service inquiries or in other ways as required by law.
Requested information on voluntary forms is used to provide the services that you request, such as event registration, special events and promotions, appointment requests, login to personal information and to provide feedback.
Only authorized staff at Lunder-Dineen and/or Mass General have access to your information, including those who need the information provided to perform a specific task. All Lunder-Dineen and/or Mass General employees are required to attend training on patient privacy and confidentiality.
Lunder-Dineen and/or Mass General makes every effort to ensure that your personal information remains as secure as possible. Accordingly, we prevent unauthorized access by a secure firewall and use of security technologies to protect the integrity and privacy of any personal information you provide.
As an additional security measure, your personal information is also encrypted during transmission by Secure Socket Layer 128-bit encryption software. (Encryption is a common method used to transmit sensitive data across the Internet. Encryption temporarily makes the text unreadable during the time it is being transmitted over the Internet.) This is an industry standard.
Although we endeavor to protect your personal information, Lunder-Dineen and/or Mass General cannot warrant the security of any information you transmit to us through online applications, and you do so at your own risk. Depending on the nature of the inquiry, your communication could be discarded or archived. If you wish, you can contact us instead by telephone at the numbers provided throughout our site.
Forms provided on Lunder-Dineen and/or Mass General’s website are meant for feedback or general purposes only, and they do not request confidential health information. Although every attempt is made to provide security measures in the transmission of information, patients should not use online forms to submit confidential health care or other information. Lunder-Dineen and/or Mass General is not responsible if unauthorized parties gain access to the confidential information shared in the online forms. To protect your privacy, please do not use online forms to communicate information that you consider confidential.
Newsletter/Press Release Subscriptions
If you subscribe to a newsletter, publication, press release or RSS feed published by Lunder-Dineen and/or Mass General and distributed by e-mail or RSS feed, we will maintain your e-mail address in a private distribution list. Messages sent electronically do not reveal recipients' email addresses or any other personal information.
Lunder-Dineen and/or Mass General will only send messages to those who have opted to subscribe and who have provided their email address to us directly.
Occasionally, we will request personal information from you in order to deliver requested materials, respond to your questions or provide information. Lunder-Dineen and/or Mass General retains personal information on file but does not share, sell, license or transmit this information with or to third parties or external vendors unless required to do so by legal, judicial, or governmental proceedings. If you email us, your email information will not be used outside of this system without your permission. We do not use your email address for any other purpose.
Please note that email is considered a nonencrypted (and therefore unsecure) form of communication and it can be accessed and viewed by others without your knowledge and permission. For that reason and to protect your privacy, please do not use email to communicate information that you consider confidential.
Lunder-Dineen and Mass General's websites use “cookies” to determine the number of times a page on the website has been accessed. Cookies are small computer files that a website can transfer to your computer. Examples of information we collect include how often someone visits our site and their activities while on our site. We use this information in the aggregate to understand how our visitors as a group use different resources. These reports do not contain any personally identifiable information.
Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can set your browser to refuse them or to alert you when they are being sent. You can access the information on the Lunder-Dineen and/or Mass General's website without enabling cookies in your browser.
Third-Party Vendors/Content Providers
Lunder-Dineen and/or Mass General occasionally will engage reputable third-party vendors to help us manage our website, provide content and information and enable us to interact better with our patients and visitors. Lunder-Dineen and/or Mass General never shares any personally identifiable information you provide when requesting information with third parties, except as required by law.
Links to External Websites
This website uses Google Analytics, a Web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.
Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
Changes to This Policy