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Privacy Policy

The University of Kansas Hospital is committed to protecting your online privacy. In general, you can visit kumed.com without revealing any personal information. However, you may be asked to provide personal information to gain access to some of our content and services. This information helps us to better ascertain and address the health care needs and concerns of site visitors.

All personally identifiable data that you enter on this site is encrypted with secure server software (SSL) to protect it while it is being transferred to our servers, where it is guarded with state-of-the art security software. It is not sold or given to any third parties.

Registering on kumed.com may also provide you with the opportunity to receive free print or e-mail newsletters, or electronic updates on topics of particular interest to you. You may unsubscribe from these items at any time by e-mailing hospweb@kumc.edu

Web Site Accessibility- The University of Kansas Hospital is committed to providing access to its web pages for individuals with disabilities. The Hospital recognizes the importance of making its web site available to the largest possible audience and the goal is to attempt to design the web site to be accessible by everyone.

To meet this commitment, the goal is to attempt to voluntarily comply with requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1998, and Level 1.0 Accessibility Guidelines proposed by World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Section 508 requires that individuals with disabilities, who are members of the public seeking information or services, have access to and use of information and data that is comparable to that provided to the public who are not individuals with disabilities, unless an undue burden would be imposed on the Hospital.

Web Site Disclaimer- The University of Kansas Hospital provides its web site as a public service. Users of the hospital web site are responsible for checking the accuracy, completeness, content, currency, suitability, and timeliness of all information. The University of Kansas Hospital makes no representations, guarantees, or warranties, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, completeness, content, currency, suitability, and timeliness of the information provided via its web site. The information is provided on an "as is" basis.

The University of Kansas Hospital specifically disclaims any and all liability for any claims or damages that may result from providing the web site or the information it contains, including any web sites maintained by third parties and linked to or from The University of Kansas Hospital web site. The University of Kansas Hospital makes no effort to independently verify, and does not exert editorial control over, information or services provided on pages outside the kumed.com domain. The University of Kansas Hospital does not endorse any of the products, vendors, consultants, or documentation referenced in the Hospital web site. Any mention of vendors, products, or services is for informational purposes only.

Web Site Linking- The information posted on The University of Kansas Hospital web site may include hypertext links or pointers to information created and maintained by other public and/or private organizations, either affiliated with, or in partnership with, The University of Kansas Hospital. The hospital provides these links and pointers solely for the web site users' information and convenience. The inclusion of links on the web site should not be construed as an endorsement by The University of Kansas Hospital of those links or their contents. When users select a link to an outside web site, they are leaving The University of Kansas Hospital web site and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the outside web site.

Web Site Recognition of Sponsors and Partners- The information posted on The University of Kansas Hospital web site may include acknowledgements or promotional materials and information regarding other public and/or private organizations, either affiliated with, or in partnership with, The University of Kansas Hospital. The hospital provides the material solely for the web site users' information and convenience as part of agreements with its sponsors and community partners. The inclusion of this material on the Hospital web site should not be construed as an endorsement by The University of Kansas Hospital.

IP addresses- We collect and log the IP address (an identification number associated with your computer) of all visitors to kumed.com. This allows us to administer our system and gather aggregate information about how our site is being used. To maintain your anonymity, we do not associate IP addresses with records containing personal information. We will use IP address information, however, as needed to enforce our legal rights or when required to do so by law enforcement authorities.

How we use "cookies"- “Cookies" are small pieces of information that some Web sites store on your computer's hard drive when you visit them. Like many other Web sites, kumed.com uses aggregate data compiled by cookies to provide us with information about traffic to our site. Collecting this information does not allow us to personally identify you. If you modify your web browser to reject cookies from our site, the functions and conveniences of our site may not work properly.

E-mail communications- E-mail communication that you send to us via the e-mail links on our site may be shared with a customer service representative, employee, or medical expert that is most able to address your inquiry. We make every effort to respond in a timely fashion once communications are received.

Because e-mail does not provide a completely secure and confidential means of communication, please do not use e-mail if you wish to keep your communication private. Instead, call (913) 588-1227 or toll-free (800) 332-6048 with your request.

Complaint process- If you have a complaint or concern, or if you believe your privacy rights have been violated, you may e-mail us at hospweb@kumc.edu. Please indicate the reason for contacting us and we will forward your complaint to the appropriate department for response or resolution.

October 2004