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Legal and Privacy Notices

Legal and Privacy Notices

Privacy policy and information

Policy

UC Davis Health System is committed to protecting personal privacy and the personal information collected via its Web sites.

Privacy notice regarding online donations

The 1977 California Information Practices Act requires UC Davis to provide the following information to individuals asked to supply information about themselves:

UC Davis Health System is requesting this information to maintain accurate donor files in the Office of Health Sciences Development. Furnishing the information is strictly voluntary. All information will be kept confidential. The information may be used by other university departments in the regular course of business but will not be disseminated to others except if required by law. You have the right to review your own data file. Inquiries should be forwarded to the Director of Health Sciences Development, UC Davis Health System, 2315 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95817.

Donor's consent

UC Davis Health System is grateful for the support it receives from donors. One of the ways our thanks is expressed is through listing the names of donors in various publications. Should you wish that your name not appear as a donor, please notify us if you have not already done so.

Information collected

UC Davis Health System's websites may collect personal information such as name, address, e-mail address, telephone number(s), and/or educational interests. Such personal information may be requested for research, public service or teaching programs, or for administrative purposes. Additional personal information, such as credit card account information, may be requested for purchases, donations or enrollment purposes. UC Davis Health System identifies your Internet Protocol (IP) address when you visit a health system website. UC Davis Health System may also collect website usage statistics by IP address.

Use of information

UC Davis Health System uses website-collected personal information for the purpose of future communication back to you. Examples of this use include health system-affiliated hosting organizations that need to keep Web enrollees informed of campus programs, symposia and/or special events.

UC Davis Health System may use browser IP address information and anonymous browser history for reporting aggregate website accesses and for profiling purposes. This information is generally used to improve Web presentation and utilization. The health system also may use IP addresses for troubleshooting purposes. Some UC Davis Health System websites may use "cookies." Cookies are used for delivering Web content specific to users' interests and to keep track of online purchasing transactions. Sensitive personal information is not stored within cookies.

Distribution of information

UC Davis will not disclose personal information or IP addresses to other parties, unless required by law. UC Davis will not sell personal information to third-party organizations such as telemarketers or direct mailers.

Individual choice

Individuals have the option to decline any online enrollment and may submit requests to use other enrollment methods by e-mail or U.S. mail addressed to the UC Davis organization seeking the personal information. Users may review, modify or delete their previously provided personal information by contacting the UC Davis organization to which they provided the personal information. If you choose not to participate in these activities, your choice will in no way affect your ability to use any other feature of the Web site.

Our commitment to data security

UC Davis Health System takes reasonable steps to protect the security, integrity and privacy of information submitted to the health system via websites. Nonetheless, Web users should be aware of the difficulty of maintaining data confidentiality over the public Internet. UC Davis encourages producers of its websites, when seeking personal information, to use the industry standard security protocol known as Secured Sockets Layer (SSL). We strongly recommend that you use a Web browser capable of supporting SSL. The latest versions of Firefox and Microsoft Internet Explorer, for example, support SSL and also avoid known browser security vulnerabilities.

While using a UC Davis Health System website, you may encounter hypertext links to the Web pages of organizations not directly affiliated with UC Davis. UC Davis does not control the content or information practices of external organizations. We recommend you review the privacy statements of these organizations.

Individual privacy rights and public disclosure of information

In the state of California, laws exist to ensure that government is open and that the public has a right to access appropriate records and information possessed by state government. At the same time, there are exceptions to the public's right to access public records. These exceptions serve various needs including maintaining the privacy of individuals. Both state and federal laws provide such exceptions to public access rights.

UC Davis respects both the right of public access to information and the right of privacy of individuals. All information collected at this site becomes public record that may be subject to inspection and copying by the public, unless an exemption in law exists. If any type of personal information is requested on the Web site or volunteered by the user, state law, including the Information Practices Act of 1977, and the California Public Records Act, and federal law, including the Privacy Act of 1974 and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, may protect it from disclosure to third parties.

In the event of a conflict between this privacy statement and the Public Records Act, the Information Practices Act, or other law governing the disclosure of records, the Public Records Act, the Information Practices Act, or other applicable law will control.

Health-care information privacy

UC Davis Health System is committed to protecting medical information about you. We create a record of the care and services you receive at UC Davis Health System for use in your care and treatment.

We are required by law to: For more information on our privacy polices regarding health-care information, please visit UC Davis Health System's Compliance Program website at http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/compliance.

Personal information

"Personal information" is information about a natural person that identifies or describes an individual, including, but not limited to, his or her name, social security number, physical description, home address, home telephone number, education, financial matters, and medical or employment history, readily identifiable to that specific individual. A domain name or Internet Protocol address is not considered personal information, however. It is considered "electronically collected personal information."

According to the California Government Code § 11015.5., "electronically collected personal information" means any information that is maintained by an agency that identifies or describes an individual user, including, but not limited to, his or her name, social security number, physical description, home address, home telephone number, education, financial matters, medical or employment history, password, electronic mail address, and information that reveals any network location or identity, but excludes any information manually submitted to a state agency by a user, whether electronically or in written form, and information on or relating to individuals who are users, serving in a business capacity, including, but not limited to, business owners, officers, or principals of that business.

Electronically collected personal information that is automatically collected by websites administered by UC Davis Health System includes your domain name or Internet Protocol address, and statistical information about which Web pages you visit. If you voluntarily participate in an activity that asks for specific information (e.g., completing a request for assistance, personalizing the content of the website, sending an e-mail, or participating in a survey) more detailed data will be collected. For further information regarding this privacy statement or our websites, please contact us at the address below:

UC Davis Health System
2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

Webmaster@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Links on these pages to commercial Web sites do not represent endorsement by the University of California or its affiliates.

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