Clifton-Fine Hospital is strongly committed to protecting the privacy of its online users: patients, families, donors, the media, and others. We do not collect personally identifiable information about individuals, except when it is knowingly provided by such individuals. We do not share voluntarily provided, personally identifiable information for any purpose other than its intended use. Clifton-Fine Hospital believes that privacy on the Web is important. We continuously try to improve the security of our information systems. While we have many security measures to protect electronically transmitted information and frequently review and try to improve the security of our site, we can't guarantee that a third party won't gain access to information provided to this Web site.


Data Security
Clifton-Fine Hospital makes every reasonable effort to ensure that all of the transactions that occur on our web site are secure. We store personally identifiable data with encryption to protect information you may submit on our site. All off-line information is securely stored and is accessible only by authorized hospital staff.


Donations and Fundraising Events
When you donate to Clifton-Fine Hospital, we ask you to voluntarily provide your name, address, telephone number, email address and credit card number so we can process your donation, send you a receipt or confirmation and communicate with you if necessary. If you'd like, you can provide that information another way (by phone or regular mail). When you make a gift on our site, your information goes into a database maintained by the Wilderness Health Care Foundation. The Foundation may send you emails or mailings about other opportunities to support the hospital.


Third-Party Service Providers
Clifton-Fine Hospital may engage reputable third-party vendors to help us manage our web sites and allow us to better service our patients and visitors. The hospital never shares with third parties any personally identifiable information you provide when requesting information or making a donation online, except as required by law.


Links to other sites
This site has links to other sites we think may be of interest to our visitors. Their purpose is to provide visitors with convenient access to other sites that might interest them. A link to another site does not imply an endorsement of the site's content or services. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of sites not owned by Clifton-Fine Hospital. We encourage you to be aware of that when you leave our site and to read privacy statements at any sites that collect personally identifiable data.


E-mail communication
Clifton-Fine Hospital does not collect your email address unless you voluntarily submit it to us or choose to communicate with us via email. We do not sell or rent any email addresses. We try to respond to email messages requiring a response within five business days. If you email the hospital, your message and email address will be forwarded to the appropriate department or program within the hospital. Please do not email patient health information, as that information is confidential and should only be discussed with your physician.


How we use the information
Clifton-Fine Hospital uses the information you provide to fulfill your online request, and facilitate customer service. We do not rent or sell visitors' personal information to third parties, such as marketers. We do not share any personally identifiable information we may collect in surveys, although we may share aggregated survey results with analysts, as described above. The aggregate data cannot be used to identify individuals and participation in any survey is voluntary.

It is possible that we could be forced to disclose personally identifiable user information in response to a search warrant, subpoena, or court order; that can happen to any organization keeping records. Disclosures may also be appropriate to protect our legal rights and the security or integrity of our Web site, or to avoid liability. Those kinds of disclosures are highly unlikely, but possible.


Policy changes
Clifton-Fine Hospital necessarily reserves the right to change this policy from time to time, without advance notice. We will promptly post any changes to our privacy policy on all sites owned by Clifton-Fine Hospital

Deletion and removal of information
Non-identifiable information in our aggregate database will not be deleted. Like all responsible website site publishers, we maintain backup files as a protection against natural disasters, equipment failures, or other disruptions. Backup files protect you and us because they lower the risk of losing valuable data. Removing a record from our main files does not remove that record from any backup systems. It may take up to six months before all information in a backup record is completely erased through the normal recycling of backup files. In the meantime, as long as backup records exist, they receive the same privacy and security protections as our other records.

Questions or comments?
Questions about Clifton-Fine Hospital, or our privacy policy, may be directed to:
Compliance Officer
Clifton-Fine Hospital
1014 Oswegatchie Trail
Star Lake, NY 13690
315-848-4306

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