Patient Rights and Responsibilities
Newton-Wellesley Hospital Notice for Use and Sharing of Protected Health Information
On April 14, 2003, the federal Office of Civil Rights enforced new rules to ensure this trust between patients and their healthcare providers. As part of those new rules, healthcare providers are required to obtain your signature in acknowledgement of how the hospital/provider uses and shares your personal health information.
Web Privacy Statement
We respect your privacy interests and so operate this site by these principles:
You may use Newton-Wellesley Hospital’s website without disclosing personally identifiable information. We want to be clear that we will not obtain such information about you unless you choose to submit to us. For example, by emailing us your comments or suggestions, that identifies your email address.
We have taken reasonable steps to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of personally identifiable information that you may provide. You should understand, however, that electronic transmissions via the Internet are not necessarily secure from interception and so we cannot guarantee the security or confidentiality of such transmissions.
Newton-Wellesley Hospital’s web server collects and saves the default information customarily logged by world wide web server software. Our logs contain the following information for each request: date and time, originating IP address and domain name (the unique address assigned to your Internet service provider's computer that connects to the Internet), object requested, and completion status of the request. We use these logs to help improve our service by evaluating the "traffic" to our site in terms of number of unique visitors, level of demand, most popular page requests, and types of errors.
These logs may be kept for an indefinite amount of time, used at any time and in any way necessary to prevent security breaches and to ensure the integrity of the data on our servers.
Please note that we do not use "cookies," which are small files stored on your computer's hard drive that are used to track personal information.
Except for authorized law enforcement investigations or other facially valid legal processes, we will not share any information we receive with any outside parties.
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