INFORMATION THAT WE COLLECT
The personal information we collect depends on how you choose to make use of the Services. We will not collect any personally identifiable information unless you deliberately submit such information in the course of using the Services.
Information That You Provide Voluntarily. In using certain of the Services, Montefiore may require your personally identifiable information to process your request or transaction. This may include your name, address, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail address and in some instances, with your permission, your health, financial and account information.
Usage Information That Is Automatically Collected.When you access the Websites, Montefiore may collect certain generalized information without your actively providing such information. This information may include, for example, your browser type, your operating system, and your IP address. This information may be collected using various technologies including cookies, as explained below.
HOW WE USE INFORMATION THAT WE COLLECT
Montefiore does not share your PII with third parties without your consent, except for third-party vendors that perform essential business or administrative services for us (for example, our web hosting provider). Montefiore provides these vendors only with the information they need to perform such services.
We reserve the right to change this Notice. We reserve the right to make the revised or changed Notice effective for health information we already have as well as any health information we receive in the future. We will post a summary of the current Notice at each Montefiore inpatient unit, physician office or outpatient location and on our website. The end of our Notice will contain the Notice’s effective date.
Montefiore has implemented reasonable physical, technical, and administrative procedures to safeguard and secure all information we collect against loss, misuse, or alteration of the information under our control. Please note that while we always attempt to protect the security of your information, Montefiore cannot guarantee the security of any information transmitted through the Services.
Cookies can help us improve the Services by, for example, tracking users’ navigation habits and storing users’ password, customizing users’ experience with the Services; enabling us to analyze technical and navigational information about the Services; and helping to detect and prevent fraud.
Web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. Some web browsers provide settings that allow a user to reject cookies or to alert a user when a cookie is placed on the user’s computer, tablet, or mobile device. Most mobile devices also offer settings to reject mobile device identifiers. Although users are not required to accept cookies or mobile device identifiers, blocking or rejecting them may prevent access to some features available through the Services.
Although we make efforts to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose PII when required by law or when we have a good faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a judicial proceeding, a court order, or other legal process. In addition, we reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we reasonably believe to be unlawful, and to release to such agencies information about users of the Services who we reasonably believe to be engaged in or involved with such activities.
The Services are not intended for use by individuals under the age of 18. In accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), Montefiore does not knowingly collect PII from anyone under the age of 13 through the Services without parental consent.
Effective date: October 2021
Revised date: October 2021