Salina Regional Health Center Online Privacy and Security Policy

This Privacy Policy will tell you what information we collect, how it is used and what your choices are. By using the Salina Regional Health Center, Inc. ("SRHC") website, you agree to acceptance of this Website Privacy Policy. Please read the following carefully before using the site.

Activities That May Cause Us to Collect Information

We only collect information that you voluntarily send to us. Information will be sent directly to us during one or more of the following activities:

  • paying your bill online
  • registering, logging into, or updating the settings on your account using our health portal
  • applying as a job applicant to a position
  • contacting us with comments or questions through the www.srhc.com website

If you browse our website anonymously, we do not collect, capture, or retain any personal information.

Information We Collect

  • IP Addresses- We collect and log the IP address of all visitors to srhc.com. An IP address is a number automatically assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet. IP addresses allow computers and servers to recognize and communicate with one another. We collect IP address information so that we can properly manage our system and gather information about how our site is being used. This includes the pages visitors are viewing. Your IP address may be associated with records containing personal information.
  • Personal information- includes information that is unique to an individual, such as a name, address, job title, email address or telephone number.

If you submit to SRHC any personal information relating to other people, you represent that you have the authority to do so and permit us to use the information in accordance with this privacy policy. By submitting personal information, you grant SRHC the right to transmit, monitor, retrieve, store and use your information in connection with the operation of the website.

How We Use This Information

SRHC uses the information you provide to fulfill online requests, process credit card information and respond to customer service inquiries, or in other ways as required by law.

We may use your information:

  • To help us improve the services we offer
  • To improve our website offerings
  • To respond to your questions and requests
  • To administer a promotion, survey or other site feature
  • To communicate changes to our privacy policy or terms of use

Only those who need the information provided to perform a specific task have access to your information. These are authorized members of the SRHC workforce, who are required to attend training on patient privacy and confidentiality. In some cases, third parties contracted by SRHC may have access to your information to perform a specific task, for example, to send you an e-newsletter.

Data Security

SRHC makes every reasonable effort to ensure that your personal information remains as secure as possible. Accordingly, we prevent unauthorized access by a secure firewall and use of security technologies to protect the integrity and privacy of any personal information you provide.

As an additional security measure, your personal information is also encrypted during transmission using 3DES_EDE_CBC, with HMAC-SHA1 for message authentication and RSA as the key exchange mechanism. (Encryption is a common method used to transmit sensitive data across the Internet. Encryption temporarily makes the text unreadable during the time it is being transmitted over the Internet.) This is an industry standard.

Although we endeavor to protect your personal information, SRHC cannot warrant the security of any information you transmit to us through online applications, and you do so at your own risk. Depending on the nature of the inquiry, your communication could be discarded or archived. If you wish, you can contact us instead by telephone at the numbers provided throughout our site.

Online Forms

Forms provided on SRHC’s website may include event registration, appointment requests, and job applications. The information required to complete the transaction is noted on each specific form. Although we provide robust security measures to protect the transmission of information, SRHC is not responsible if unauthorized parties gain access to the confidential information shared in the online forms.

Email Information

Occasionally, we will request personal information from you in order to deliver materials you have requested, respond to your questions or provide information. SRHC keeps personal information on file, but does not share, sell, license or transmit this information to third parties or external vendors unless required to do so by legal, judicial or governmental proceedings, or in order to provide the services requested. Please note that email is considered a nonencrypted (and therefore nonsecure) form of communication, and it can be accessed and viewed by others without your knowledge and permission. For that reason, to protect your privacy, please do not use email to communicate information that you consider confidential.

Cookies

The SRHC website uses "cookies". Cookies are small computer files that a website can transfer to your computer. Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can set your browser to refuse them or to alert you when they are being sent. You can access the information on the SRHC website without enabling cookies in your browser.

Login/Passwords

Some sections of the SRHC website may require login identifiers and/or passwords. You are responsible for taking reasonable steps to ensure that no unauthorized person has access to your password or account login information. It is your sole responsibility to control the use of login information and passwords, to authorize, monitor and control access to and use of your website account and password and to inform the website promptly of any need to deactivate a password.

Third-Party Vendors/Content Providers

SRHC never shares any personal information you provide when requesting information with third parties, except as required by law or in order to provide the services requested. SRHC occasionally will engage reputable third-party vendors to help us manage our website, provide content and information, and interact better with our patients and visitors.

Links to External Websites

This Website Privacy Policy applies only to the SRHC website. In order to provide website users with other helpful information, the SRHC website contains links to other websites. However, SRHC provides no authority over external organizations’ websites and this policy does not apply to external sites that are provided as links. We encourage you to read the Privacy Policies on any external websites before providing them with personal information.

Changes to This Policy

SRHC has the right to change or update this Website Privacy Policy from time to time without notice, so please review it periodically to keep informed of any changes. If you have questions about this privacy policy or concerns about how we collect, use or protect your personal information, please contact us here.