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WellStar Health System's Internet Privacy Policy

Internet Privacy Policy

Your privacy is extremely important to WellStar and we understand that health is a very personal and private subject. WellStar's goal is to be your source of health information and health-related e-commerce on the Internet - a source that you trust and come to depend upon. WellStar wants you to feel comfortable whenever you visit this Site, use its contents or services, or order products.


The following Articles comprise WellStar's Internet Privacy Policy:


  1. Personal Information WellStar Collects
  2. How WellStar Uses Your Personal Information
  3. Personal Information WellStar Discloses
  4. Your Privacy Choices
  5. WellStar's Security Practices and Procedures
  6. Updates, Changes and Contacting WellStar

ANY INFORMATION (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PERSONAL AND MEDICAL INFORMATION) THAT YOU REVEAL IN A FORUM AT THIS SITE IS NOT SUBJECT TO THIS POLICY. SUCH INFORMATION MAY BE VIEWED BY THIRD PARTIES NOT RELATED TO WELLSTAR AND MAY BE USED BY SUCH THIRD PARTIES TO CONTACT YOU OR FOR UNAUTHORIZED PURPOSES. WELLSTAR DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND LIABILITY FOR THE PRIVACY PRACTICES AT OTHER THIRD PARTY WEB SITES. IF YOU LINK TO A THIRD PARTY WEB SITE FROM THIS SITE, ANY INFORMATION YOU REVEAL AT THAT SITE IS NOT SUBJECT TO THIS POLICY AND YOU SHOULD CONSULT THE PRIVACY POLICIES AT EACH SITE YOU VISIT.

Personal Information WellStar Collects

WellStar's web server recognizes the IP address of your domain name, but does not associate your IP address to your personal information. WellStar collects IP addresses in order to facilitate system administration, report aggregate information to licensors, sponsors, advertisers, and suppliers, and to conduct Site analysis. Notwithstanding the foregoing, WellStar may associate your IP address with your e-mail address to identify you if you refuse to comply with WellStar's Web Site User Agreement, and to identify you if you threaten this Site, its users or others. IF YOU SEND WELLSTAR E-MAIL, SUBSCRIBE TO A NEWSLETTER, OR ORDER PRODUCTS FROM THIS SITE, WELLSTAR WILL HAVE YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS AT THIS SITE. WellStar uses "cookies" to personalize the Site for you and to collect aggregate information about site usage by all users. We do NOT use this cookie to collect or store personally identifiable information about you. The Site uses cookies during your interactive on-line session to deliver content specific to your interests and to avoid repeatedly showing you the same advertisement or other message. WellStar's log files only contain data reporting the areas of the Site that you visit along with the cookie information. WellStar's sponsors, licensors, suppliers or advertisers may also use cookies when you select their link from this Site. Any information that WellStar collects and stores using cookies is solely for internal use and will not be sold, rented, leased, exchanged or given to other third parties. WELLSTAR IS UNABLE TO AND HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY THIRD PARTY'S USE OF COOKIES AND THE MANAGEMENT OF THE INFORMATION THEY GATHER. WellStar does not intend to collect any information from children or minors. In the event WellStar learns that it has inadvertently collected information from a child or minor under the age of eighteen (18), any and all such information will be promptly deleted from WellStar's systems. You may request delivery of services, communications or products to your e-mail address or, in some cases, to a valid U.S. postal address.

How WellStar Uses Your Personal Information

WellStar only uses your personal information to provide you with the services, communications, or products that you have requested or as otherwise described in this Policy. In the event you request a service, communication, or product either from WellStar or a third party at the Site, and such service, communication, or product requires the disclosure of personal information to complete the transaction, WellStar will tell you beforehand and provide you an opportunity to affirmatively opt in, prior to transferring the personal information and proceeding with the delivery of your requested service, communication, or product. With respect to other transactions, WellStar may store your personal information to verify the transaction for customer service and accounting reasons and may use this information to personalize your future experiences at this Site. WellStar will not use your personal information to contact you for any other purpose, unless necessary for the enforcement of this Policy or the Web Site User Agreement. In addition, WellStar may also share certain unidentifiable portions of your personal information, in aggregate form, with other third parties. If you purchase an item through WellStar Bank of America requests information from you on the order form, including but not limited to, your name, shipping address, credit card number and expiration date. This information is used for billing purposes and to fill your order. If Bank of America encounters a problem while filling your order, this contact information will be used to notify you.

Personal Information WellStar Discloses

Except as otherwise provided herein, WellStar will not disclose any personal information it gathers about you that could be used to identify or contact you. Any of your personal information that WellStar does provide to third parties will be treated in accordance with the terms of this Policy and subject to a Chain-of-Trust agreement entered into by and between WellStar and any such third party. In addition, in the following limited circumstances, WellStar may release your personal information to third parties: 1) to comply with valid legal requirements such as a law, regulation, subpoena or court order; or 2) in special cases such as a threat of physical violence to you or others. WellStar may also provide your personal information to third parties, such as licensors, sponsors, advertisers, and suppliers at this Site, where it is necessary for them to provide WellStar with products and services related to better operation and maintenance of this Site. By entering into a Chain-of-Trust agreement with such third parties, WellStar attempts to prevent further dissemination and disclosure of your personal information. Notwithstanding the foregoing, from time to time, WellStar may provide to third parties information about you which does not allow you to be identified or contacted.

Your Privacy Choices

You may request WellStar to remove your personal information from its secure databases and servers at any time by contacting WellStar at the addresses provided hereunder in Updates, Changes and Contacting WellStar. In addition, upon reasonable notice, you may request to see any personal information WellStar may have stored about you and make any corrections, as necessary. If you request e-mails or subscribe to a newsletter, you may UNSUBSCRIBE at any time by notifying WellStar at the addresses provided hereunder in Updates, Changes and Contacting WellStar.

WellStar's Security Practices and Procedures

WellStar wants your personal information to remain as secure as reasonably possible. Hence, we have taken several measures to protect your information from loss, misuse or alteration, by using a combination of administrative procedures, physical, and technical safeguards. While we are reasonably confident in these safeguards no website is perfectly secure and WellStar does not guarantee that its website may not be compromised by unauthorized parties in the future. In the unlikely event of a website compromise WellStar is committed to following federal and state laws regarding notification to affected persons.

Updates, Changes, and Contacting WellStar.

If you have any questions or suggestions with respect to this Policy, or if you wish to contact WellStar to delete, modify, or show you the personal information we have stored about you, you may send e-mail or a letter delivered by first class U.S. Mail, postage prepaid to the following addresses:


E -mail:


privacyofficer@wellstar.org


U.S. mail:


WellStar Health System, Inc.
805 Sandy Plains Rd.
Marietta, Georgia 30066
Attn: Vice President of Compliance / Chief Privacy Officer


Last Revised July 5th, 2011​​​​​​​​​​​​

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