When you browse through any website, certain information about you can be collected. We detect and use the IP address of visitors to the site in order to present relevant content to a user for both marketing and informational value. South Shore Health automatically collects and temporarily stores the following information about your visit:
- The IP address of the computer you are using
- The name of the network domain you use to access the Internet (Gmail, Yahoo, Comcast, etc.)
- The date, time and length of your visit
- The pages you visited
South Shore Health’s collection, use and/or disclosure of your information may be subject to the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 and its implementing regulations ("HIPAA") and applicable state law. Any information that you submit to us that constitutes "Protected Health Information," as defined by HIPAA, is subject to HIPAA and applicable state law. The term "Protected Health Information" or "PHI" refers to individually identifiable health information about your past, present or future physical or mental health or condition, the provision of health care to you or the past, present or future payment for such care. If any information collected on this Website from you constitutes PHI, then our Notice of Privacy Practices will apply.
South Shore Health may disclose your personal information, if required to do so in order to comply with any valid legal process or governmental request (such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, or court order). All data collected by or on behalf of South Shore Health relating any use of the site or its content by any users is and shall remain at all times the sole property of South Shore Health.
We may use the information you provide in a de-identified format as to both individual and organization, for research, quality improvement, or benchmarking purposes, and may provide this information in the aggregate to third parties.
We do not collect information that would personally identify you unless you choose to provide it. Individuals who choose to provide user submitted personal information, such as name or email, may receive email updates that may contain advertising, and this advertising may be "targeted" based on demographic information, e-mail domains, or zip codes. Such targeting is done through processes internal to South Shore Health and e-mail addresses from this registration are not made available to advertisers or anyone else outside South Shore Health. You may unsubscribe from any communication received from at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link within the email footer.
We currently use Google Analytics to analyze the audience of the website and improve our content. For further information, visit Google Analytics.
Online Behavioral Advertising
We may occasionally survey visitors to our site. The information from these surveys is used in aggregated, de-identified form to help us understand the needs of our visitors so that we can improve our site. We generally do not ask for information in surveys that would personally identify you; if we do request contact information for follow-up, you may decline to provide it. Our survey data is kept confidential.
We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services, comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
This site has security policies and technology in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under South Shore Health control. This includes User Personal Information. We cannot however protect against user misuse, loss, or alteration of your own information. Although South Shore Health makes every reasonable attempt to secure your information, there is always some risk in transmitting information across the internet.
All materials posted on South Shore Health website are owned by South Shore Health. You must obtain prior written consent from South Shore Health to reproduce, retransmit, or reprint for the user's own personal use part or all of any portion on this site, otherwise it is expressly prohibited.
South Shore Health provides information and services on the Internet as a benefit and service in furtherance of South Shore Health mission. South Shore Health makes no representations about the suitability of this information and these services for any particular purpose. This site may include links providing direct access to other Internet sites; South Shore Health has not participated in their development and does not monitor or exert any control over these sites. Further, any such linkages do not constitute a South Shore Health endorsement of products and services appearing on other websites.
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Compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
This website is not intended for or directed at children under the age of 13. South Shore Health complies with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and does not knowingly permit registration or submission of information by anyone under 13 years of age. South Shore Health never requests personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 in online submission forms. We encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children’s online and mobile activities and interests.
South Shore Health - Privacy Officer
55 Fogg Road, Mailbox #82
South Weymouth, MA 02190
Email: compliance [at] sshosp.org
For information, please view our Notice of Privacy Practices.
Last updated September 2018