St. Elizabeth's Hospital is committed to excellence in patient care and the education of health professionals. We believe that thoughtful stewardship, learning and constant reflection on experience results in the provision of the highest quality of healthcare. That quality of care is extended to our web sites and the contents provided therein.

St. Elizabeth's Hospital strives to maintain the privacy and safety of our patients and visitors to our web sites. This privacy policy is designed to assist you in making informed decisions when using our sites. This statement will be continuously assessed against new technologies, business practices, and the needs of our patients and visitors.

We will post general notices of any changes to this policy, but individual notice of changes to the web site will not be provided. Please check back periodically and review this privacy policy to ensure that you understand the terms and conditions. You will be bound by any subsequent changes in the privacy policy, even if you do not become of aware of any changes.

Information on St. Elizabeth's Hospital's web site is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, the completeness, accuracy, currentness or reliability of such content and information. It is your responsibility to verify any information contained on this web site prior to relying on it. The content and information contained within this web site is provided as a service to the community and is for informational purposes only. While the information is believed to be complete and accurate, St. Elizabeth's Hospital, its affiliates or agents, and any other party involved in the preparation or publication of the web site presented are not responsible for any errors or omissions with regard to the information contained therein or any other consequences resulting from the use of such information, including, but not limited to, direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages arising out of access to or use of the web site or any other web site or web page linked thereto.

At its sole discretion, St. Elizabeth's Hospital reserves the right to, without notice, add to, modify and/or delete any or all components of St. Elizabeth's Hospital's benefit plans and all other information contained within this web site.

Nothing in this web site is intended, or should be considered, medical advice or a medical recommendation. All references to medications, conditions and/or treatments, whether specifically or generically, are for informational purposes only and are not endorsements, recommendations or approvals by St. Elizabeth's Hospital. The information in this web site is not a substitute for professional care and must not be used for self-diagnosis or treatment. All medical advice and medical information concerning personal health conditions, status and treatments should be obtained directly from a licensed physician or other appropriate healthcare professional.

It is the policy of St. Elizabeth's Hospital to obtain any required permission for use of the pictures included in this web site. In the event a picture has been included for which permission was not granted, it is through inadvertence and the picture will be immediately removed upon receipt of notice.

Any web sites or web pages referred to or linked from St. Elizabeth's Hospital's web site are not under the control of St. Elizabeth's Hospital and are only provided for your convenience. St. Elizabeth's Hospital does not review or monitor linked web sites and web pages and therefore cannot make any representation regarding the quality or reliability of any content or information contained therein. The fact that St. Elizabeth's Hospital lists a link to such web site does not serve as an endorsement, authorization, sponsorship or affiliation by St. Elizabeth's Hospital of such web site, its owners or its content and information. St. Elizabeth's Hospital is unable to control viruses or other adverse consequences that may occur from visiting this web site or any of the referenced links.


Use of Personal Information You Choose to Provide Us
St. Elizabeth's Hospital does not obtain personal information about you when you visit our site, unless you provide us that information voluntarily. Our web sites contain forms through which users may request information or supply feedback to us. In some cases, personal information may be required so that we can supply the requested information to you. Please note that our forms are NOT encrypted unless otherwise noted. Therefore, people who are actively attempting to intercept web transmissions may be able to read information you send to us. However, we have installed a number of security measures to protect the confidentiality of your personal information. We have a firewall to prevent unauthorized access to our systems. Once the information is sent to our sites, it is kept on a separate database not available to users on the Internet and protected to the fullest extent reasonably possible.

We will not provide, sell, or distribute any personal information received from visitors on web forms or e-mail to any outside organization. We may use your personal information, with the assistance of third parties, to track the effectiveness of our web site efforts and to generate health-care related materials. Additionally, we may disclose information when legally compelled to do so.

Children's Privacy
St. Elizabeth's Hospital is committed to ensuring the safety of children. St. Elizabeth's Hospital does not request, seek, or intentionally collect personal information from children under the age of thirteen (13). Should a child under the age of thirteen (13) wish to submit a comment or send an e-mail to St. Elizabeth's Hospital without the expectation of a response, that child should not fill in any information on the comment form except the comment box. Children under the age of thirteen (13) who submit such e-mails or comments should not include their e-mail address, name or other personal information. In the event that St. Elizabeth's Hospital has actual knowledge that it has received an e-mail from a child under the age of thirteen (13) that contains personal information provided solely so that St. Elizabeth's Hospital may respond to the e-mail, such information will be discarded sixty (60) days after it is received. In accordance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, St. Elizabeth's Hospital will make reasonable efforts to obtain parental consent via an original e-mail submission in advance of any child under the age of thirteen (13) submitting a comment that includes personal information prior to the storage of such personal information for sixty (60) days. Parents can review within sixty (60) days any identifiable personal information set by their child to St. Elizabeth's Hospital, ask to have it deleted, or refuse to allow any further collection or use of the child's information by sending an e-mail requesting same to the St. Elizabeth's Hospital webmaster at

Cookie Disclaimer
It is our desire that each on-line visitor experience an optimum experience in finding sought-after information and learning about St. Elizabeth's Hospital. In working toward that goal, we count our visitors and keep track of where our visitors go throughout the web site. To do this, we must use software called a "cookie" and web server logs to collect information about how our web sites are used. A "cookie" is a small line of text that is stored in your web browser when you visit a cookie-enabled website. The text may contain an identification code or user preferences. This information helps us collect important business and technical statistics. This information helps us know what sections of our web site are visited frequently, so we can enhance those sections and ensure they're up-to-date. We do not use these technologies to capture your individual e-mail address or any other personally identifying information about you.