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Patient Privacy & Rights

Saint Vincent Health System Website Terms of Use and Privacy Statement
At Saint Vincent, we are committed to protecting your health and privacy. We use the information you provide to customize the content and/or layout of the Web site for you; to contact you for medical, marketing or promotional purposes; and for marketing research.

Information that Saint Vincent collects on this web site will not be sold or given to a third party (other than a Saint Vincent agent), and will be accessible only by Saint Vincent, its affiliates and agents. Please review our Notice of Privacy Practices document before proceeding.  It will provide you with more information about how Saint Vincent protects and uses information gathered about you.

Cookie Technology

Our site uses a personalizing device, called a "cookie," that is commonly used on the Internet. A cookie is a small data file that a Web site puts on your hard drive when you visit. It generally contains personal information that you as a user have knowingly provided, such as a user name and password or the selections you made when you customized a site. It is important to note that a cookie cannot read any data from your hard drive. It cannot install a virus or read cookie files created by other sites. Cookies make a site more useful to you. Cookies also help us track how and when a Web page is visited. This information guides us in site refinements that benefit you and other visitors.

Links to Other Sites
The Saint Vincent web site contains links to other sites for your convenience. Although we try to link only to sites that share our high standards and respect for privacy, we cannot guarantee or be held responsible for their content or privacy practices.
Inappropriate Behavior
Although the Web is an open medium, Saint Vincent expects the use of its sites to be within certain acceptable community standards. Therefore, users are prohibited from posting or transmitting any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, inflammatory, pornographic or profane material, or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or would otherwise violate the law. Saint Vincent will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing Saint Vincent to disclose the identity of anyone posting any such inappropriate information or materials.
Web Site Alterations
Saint Vincent reserves the right to alter or delete material from its site at any time without warning.
Competitively Sensitive Information
Saint Vincent Hospital adopts and is ultimately responsible and accountable for the administration and enforcement of this policy protecting Competitively Sensitive Information (CSI) in compliance with the Highmark Health Policy Protecting Competitively Sensitive Information for the Highmark Health System as defined in that policy and including all companies designated on Attachment A to this Policy. Details of this policy can be found here.