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by the Altman Foundation, visitors like you and organizations
committed to family and professional caregivers.
NetofCare.org is operated by the Department of Pain Medicine
and Palliative Care at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York.
Since your privacy is of utmost importance to us, and we want
you to feel comfortable viewing our caregiver information
and using our interactive services, we would like you to know more
about the information we gather from visitors to our homepage.
Please review this document, so you can fully understand the
terms and conditions under which we capture and use that information.
products. Some of the links on our site connect to other web
sites. Our databases may contain regional and national resources. Once you exit NetofCare.org and enter another web site,
please be aware that any information you disclose on or through
does not endorse and is not responsible for the privacy practices
of third party web sites to which we link or regional and national resources features in our databases. You should always
they treat your personal information.
By using NetofCare.org or any of our interactive tools,
email newsletters, webcasts, web-based education,
not share information about individual users with any third
party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal
process. It is also assuring for you to know that NetofCare.org
does not sell or share any information about individual users
with third parties.
We gather two types of information about users:
tracks user traffic patterns throughout all of our sites and web marketing products.
Information we gather through aggregated tracking
is compiled from web site statistical logs of page views,
files and directories accessed, and unique visitors to
various sections of the site. Sometimes we track and catalog
the search terms that users enter in our Search function,
but this tracking is never associated with individual
users. We do not track what individual users read but
rather the overall performance of each page. This information
allows us to better tailor our content to your needs and
preferences and to help our content providers better understand
the demographics of our audience, so they can continue
to write information to meet your needs and interests.
that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions,
i.e., by email and online registration forms. These are
voluntary submissions to receive our electronic
newsletters, featured manuals, etc.,
to participate in our email discussion groups, message
boards or forums, to email a friend, and from participation
in online surveys.
If your computer allows, we may place a small text file, called
a "cookie", in your web browsers files. We use
cookies to track user traffic patterns (as described above).
Our system delivers a cookie to better track pages
visited and click rates. Cookies also help us authenticate our
users. Most browsers offer instructions on how to reset the
browser to reject cookies.
Newsletters and Direct Mailings
We offer free electronic newsletters to users and gather email
addresses of users who wish to subscribe. Email addresses are
stored and utilized for their intended purpose until users remove
themselves from the our mailing lists by following the links
provided in each newsletter.
Discussion Groups and Threaded Discussion Groups
NetofCaer.orgs discussion groups. As a service, we may feature
online discussion groups. Please be aware that information you
post on any online discussion is public and may be seen or collected
should have no expectation of privacy when you participate in
any online discussion group.
NetofCare.org occasionally conducts user surveys and periodical caregiver assessments to better target
our content to our audience. We sometimes share the aggregated
demographic information in these surveys with our sponsors and
partners. We never share any of this information about specific
individuals with any third party, nor do we sell this information.
Consistent with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection
Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally
identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without
requesting parental consent.
NetofCare.org uses an outside hosting company that operates secure
data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password
encryption systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically
reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals
(Continuum Health Partners personnel or designees of the health
care system) have access to the information provided by our
email us at FindHelp@NetofCare.org.