Privacy and Security on Our Websites

Botsford Health Care is comprised of: Botsford Hospital, Botsford Continuing Care Corporation, Community Emergency Medical Services, Botsford Real Estate Services Corp., Botsford Kidney Center and Botsford Clinical System. This statement discloses the Privacy Notice (“Notice”) for the Botsford Health Care (BHC) Web sites (“Site”). BHC has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate and inform you of our firm commitment to privacy.

THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
When you browse the BHC Site, you do so anonymously. This Site uses cookies solely to determine the number of times there is access to the location. We do not collect any personal information that identifies you to be contacted unless you provide us that contact information voluntarily. By personal information, we mean data that is unique to an individual, such as a name, address, social security number, or telephone number. Security of information sent through our Site is of utmost concern to us; unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Please note that your e-mail, like most, if not all, non-encrypted Internet e-mail communications, may be accessed and viewed by other Internet users, without your knowledge and permission, while in transit to us. You should also know that unless otherwise noted, the e-mail functionality on our site does not provide a completely secure and confidential means of communication. For that reason, to protect your privacy, please do not use e-mail to communicate information to us that you consider confidential. While we strive to protect your personal information, BHC cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online applications, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our internal systems. Depending on the nature of the inquiry, your communication may be discarded or archived. If you wish, you may contact us instead via telephone at the numbers provided throughout our site.

HOW WE USE VOLUNTARY E-MAIL INFORMATION
From time to time, we may request personal information from you in order to deliver requested materials to you, respond to your questions, or deliver information about BHC in the news. Scattered throughout the BHC Site are mail-to links or forms that can be used to contact BHC. BHC may put information from e-mail on file, but does not currently share, sell, license or transmit this information with third parties unless required to do so by legal, judicial or governmental proceedings, unless we do so in accordance with an express authorization you have given us, or unless we need to block harassing or otherwise illegal e-mail as noted within our Site. If you e-mail us, your e-mail information will not be used outside of this system without your permission.

DISCLOSURE OF CUSTOMER INFORMATION THROUGH BUSINESS TRANSFERS
Since we do not collect personal information on this Site without your consent, we do not currently share personal information with outside parties. BHC does not contract with any advertising or marketing agencies to gather individual or group profile information on our visitors.

OUR COMMITMENT TO CHILDREN’S PRIVACY
Protecting the privacy of the very young is important to us. The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (“COPPA”) defines a “Child” as anyone under the age of 13. BHC strictly adheres to COPPA. For that reason, we do not collect or maintain information at our Web sites from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our Web site is structured to attract anyone under 13.

LINKS TO OTHER SITES
This Site contains links to other Web sites for your convenience. BHC is not responsible for the privacy practices of those Web sites. We are also not responsible for the nature, quality or accuracy of the content or opinions expressed in such Web sites. Inclusion of any linked Web site on the BHC Site does not imply or express an approval or endorsement of the linked Web site by us, or any of the content, opinions, products or services provided on these sites. If you decide to leave our Site and access these third-party sites, you do so at your own risk. The Site contains content supplied by parties other than BHC. Third party content providers may also ask for your email address in order to send you materials you request. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, or other information or content expressed or made available by such third parties, are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and not of BHC. BHC does not endorse, warrant or guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any content and will not be a party to or in any way monitor any transaction between any visitor and the third party. Although the Site endeavors to use third party content providers and other parties that adhere to BHC’s privacy policies, BHC is not responsible for any actions or policies of any third parties, either in web content or through newsletters you elect to receive.

APPLICABLE LAW
These terms and conditions are governed and interpreted by the laws of the State of Michigan, notwithstanding any principles of conflicts of law. If any part of these terms and conditions is unlawful, void or unenforceable, that part will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions.

SECURITY IN TECHNOLOGY
In addition to our privacy notice, we also take the technical side of security very serious. Our communication between your computer and our web servers is encrypted. Encryption prevents your information from being intercepted. Our servers are behind a complex series of firewalls. Firewalls add an extra layer of security. We store member data in a way that maximizes security and confidentiality.

QUESTION, ACCOUNT REVISIONS, REVOKING AND DELETING PERSONAL INFORMATION
At any time, you may revoke your consent, cease further use of your email address to send you updates, and direct us to delete the information you have supplied. If you have any questions about this privacy statement, or wish to delete your email address from our mailing lists or make corrections to the information that you have submitted, please telephone to Community Relations department at (248) 442-7986.

This notice is current as of July 21, 2015 . BHC may change or update this Notice from time to time without notice, so please review it periodically to keep informed of any changes. This Notice is not intended to and does not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party.

Terms of Use

The information provided by Botsford Health Care Continuum (BHCC) on any BHCC site or by any links to these sites is for educational and informational purposes only and should not be interpreted as a recommendation for a specific treatment plan, product, course of action or medical or healthcare provider.

BHCC web sites do not provide specific medical advice and do not endorse any medical or professional service obtained through information provided on this site or any links to this site. We and our suppliers assume no responsibility for how you use the information provided through this Service. Use of BHCC web sites does not replace medical consultations with a qualified health or medical professional to meet your health and medical needs.

You exercise your own judgment when purchasing or using any product or selecting a physician through any site or service linked to this web site. In addition, while BHCC frequently updates its contents, medical information changes rapidly and therefore, some information may be out of date, and/or contain inaccuracies or typographical errors.

Please check with a physician or health professional if you suspect you are ill. Please review these Terms of Use before using this Web site and from time to time since the Terms of Use may be updated or changed periodically.

You agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Agreement, which includes the BHCC website Privacy Policy linked to this Agreement.

We hereby grant you the right to view and use this web site subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement. You may download and/or print a copy of information provided in this web site for your personal use only. Permission to reprint or electronically reproduce any document or graphic in whole or in part for any other purpose is expressly prohibited, unless prior written consent is obtained from the respective copyright holder(s).

We respect your personal privacy. Please see our website Privacy Policy, which is incorporated by reference into this Agreement, for the details of our commitment.

BHCC web sites may contain links to or advertisements for web sites operated by other parties. The links or advertisements are provided for your convenience only. Neither we nor our suppliers control such web sites and we are not responsible for the content and performance of these sites or for your transactions with them. Our inclusion of links to or advertisements for such web sites does not imply any endorsement of the material on such web sites or any association with their operators.

THE INFORMATION ON THIS SITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS.” We and our suppliers make no representations or endorsement about the suitability for any purpose of products and services available through this Service. We and our suppliers do not guarantee the timeliness, validity, completeness or accuracy of information made available to you for any particular purpose. We and our suppliers disclaim all warranties and conditions, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infringement, with regard to the products, services and information contained on or made available through this Service, including but not limited to the availability of this Service, lack of viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other code that manifest contaminating or destructive properties, or any failure to provide the service. Although our suppliers or we may update the content on this Service from time to time, please note that medical information changes rapidly. Therefore, some of the information may be out of date and/or may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors.

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Botsford Health Care Continuum, its officers, directors, employees, agents, information providers, partners, advertisers and suppliers from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorney’s fees, resulting from any violation of this agreement or any activity related to your account (including infringement of third parties’ worldwide intellectual property rights or negligent or wrongful conduct) by you or any other person.

You agree that neither Botsford Health Care Continuum, nor its officers, directors, employees, agents, information providers, partners, advertisers or suppliers shall have any liability to you under any theory of liability or indemnity in connection with your use of BHCC web sites. You hereby release and forever waive any and all claims you may have against BHCC, its officers, directors, employees, agents, information providers or suppliers (including but not limited to claims based upon the negligence of BHCC, its officers, directors, employees, agents, information providers, partners, advertisers or suppliers) for losses or damages you sustain in connection with your use of BHCC web sites.

Notwithstanding the foregoing paragraph, the total liability of BHCC web sites, its officers, directors, employees, agents, information providers, partners, advertisers and suppliers, if any, for losses or damages shall not exceed the fees paid by the user for the particular information or service provided. In no event shall BHCC, its officers, directors, employees, agents, information providers, partners, advertisers or suppliers be liable to you for any losses or damages other than the amount referred to above. All other damages, direct or indirect, special, incidental, consequential or punitive arising from any use of the information or other parts of BHCC web sites are hereby excluded even if BHCC, its officers, directors, employees, agents, information providers, partners, advertisers or suppliers have been advised of the possibility of such damages.

Neither BHCC, nor any of its affiliates, directors, officers or employees, nor any third party vendor will be liable or have any responsibility of any kind for any loss or damage that you incur in the event of any failure or interruption of this site, or resulting from the act or omission of any other party involved in making this site or the data contained therein available to you, or from any other cause relating to your access to or your inability to access the site or these materials, whether or not the circumstances giving rise to such cause may have been within the control of BHCC or of any vendor providing software or services support.

This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Michigan, without regarding provisions relating to conflicts of law. You agree that any legal action or proceeding between BHCC and you for any purpose concerning this Agreement or the parties’ obligations under this Agreement shall be brought exclusively in a court of competent jurisdiction sitting in Oakland County, Michigan, United States. Any cause of action or claim you may have with respect to BHCC must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises. BHCC’s failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of this Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. Neither the course of conduct between the parties nor trade practice shall act to modify any provision of this Agreement. BHCC may assign its rights and duties under this Agreement to any party at any time without notice to you.

The provisions of this Agreement are severable, and in the event any provision hereof is determined to be invalid or unenforceable, such invalidity or unenforceability shall not in any way affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions.

Privacy Notice

Effective Date: September 2013

The following notice describes how health information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully.

Botsford Continuing Care (an entity of Botsford Health Care) Privacy Notice