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Hahnemann University Hospital Website Privacy Policy

Effective Date: January 6, 2018

Your privacy is important to us and we want you to feel comfortable visiting our websites. Hahnemann University Hospital ("Hahnemann University Hospital," "we," "us" and "our") has provided this Privacy Policy to describe how we collect, use, disclose and store information you provide to us through the Hahnemann University Hospital websites on which this Privacy Policy is posted, including (the "Sites"). We also provide patients with a Notice of Privacy Practices that explains Hahnemann University Hospital patient rights with respect to their personal health information and Hahnemann University Hospital’s privacy practices with respect to such personal health information. 

We also provide patients with a Notice of Privacy Practices that explains Hahnemann University Hospital patient rights with respect to their personal health information. Our Notice of Privacy Practices can be viewed online here.

This Privacy Policy describes:

  • Information that we collect when you interact with the Sites
  • How we use and process the information that we collect
  • How we may share information with third parties
  • The security of your information

  1. User Consent and Incorporation
  2. PLEASE REVIEW THIS PRIVACY POLICY CAREFULLY. When you submit information to or through the Sites, you consent to the collection and processing of your information as described in this Privacy Policy. By using the Sites, you accept the terms of this Privacy Policy, our Terms of Use and consent to our collection, use, disclosure and retention of your information as described in this Privacy Policy. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH ANY PART OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY OR OUR TERMS OF USE, YOU ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO USE THE SITE.


  3. Links to Other Sites
  4. The Sites may contain links to third-party websites and services ("Third Party Site(s)") with which we have no affiliation. A link to any Third Party Site does not mean that we endorse it or the quality or accuracy of information presented on it. If you decide to visit a Third Party Site, you are subject to its privacy policy and practices and not this Privacy Policy. We encourage you to carefully review the legal and privacy notices of all other digital services that you visit.


  5. Effective Date and Changes to Privacy Policy
  6. The Effective Date of this Privacy Policy is set forth at the top of this webpage. We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time in our discretion. Changes will be posted to this webpage. We encourage you to return to this webpage frequently so that you are aware of our current privacy practices. Your continued use of the Sites after the Effective Date constitutes your acceptance of the amended Privacy Policy. The amended Privacy Policy supersedes all previous versions.

  7. Information We Collect
  8. We collect personal information that you provide to us when you use the Sites. For example, you may provide personal information via the "Contact Us" form on the Sites, when you sign up to receive our newsletter and when you register for events. Personal information may include contact information such as your first name, last name, address, phone number, email address and date of birth. We may combine this information with information we collect offline, such as information you provide to us in person at certain educational or informational events.

    Our website analytics tools may also automatically collect your IP address and usage data when you visit the Sites. Usage data is information about an individual’s web or mobile application activity that, by itself, does not identify the individual, such as operating system you are using, the date and time stamp of your visit, domain name, referring URLs and internet service providers. We collect usage data through the use of "cookies" and similar data collection tools. For more about cookies, see Section 5 of this Privacy Policy.

  9. Cookies and Other Information Collection Tools
  10. What are cookies? A cookie is a small file containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer when you visit a website. When you visit the website again, the cookie allows that website to recognize your browser. Cookies may store unique identifiers, user preferences and other information.

    Why do we use them? Cookies help us improve the Sites by providing us with information about which parts of the Sites are most popular, enabling us to analyze technical and navigational information about the Sites and helping us to detect and prevent fraud. We may also use cookies and other data collection tools to help improve your experience with the Sites. For example, we use Google Analytics to help analyze how users use the Sites. The Google Analytics tool uses cookies to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the Sites (including IP address) is transmitted to Google. Google provides this information to us and we use it to evaluate visitors’ use of the Sites and to compile statistical reports on website activity for Hahnemann University Hospital.

    How do I control cookies. Web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to manage and delete cookies, visit Some web browsers provide settings that allow a user to reject cookies or to alert a user when a cookie is placed on the user’s computer, tablet or mobile device. Most mobile devices also offer settings to reject mobile device identifiers. Although users are not required to accept cookies or mobile device identifiers, blocking or rejecting them may prevent access to some features available through the Sites.


  11. How information is used

We may use the information we collect for any of the following purposes:

  • to provide the Sites to you and improve the Sites; 
  • to operate, improve, and personalize the Sites, and to give each user a more consistent and personalized experience when interacting with us; 
  • to complete and support a requested activity such as delivery of a newsletter or registration for an event;  
  • to provide you information about our services we think may be of interest to you; 
  • for customer service, security, to detect fraud or illegal activities, and for archival and backup purposes in connection with the provision of the Sites; 
  • for research and analysis purposes;  
  • to communicate with users; and 
  • to enforce our Terms of Use or other applicable policies. 


  1. Sharing of Information
  2. We may share and disclose information as described at the time information is collected or as follows.

    With Third Party Service Providers Performing Services on Our Behalf. We share information, including personal information, with our service providers to perform the functions for which we engage them. For example, we may use third parties to host the Sites, provide data analysis services, to send out email updates about the Sites, provide marketing and advertising services for us and remove repetitive information from our user lists.

    For Legal Purposes. We also may share information that we collect from users as needed to enforce our rights, protect our property or protect the rights, property or safety of others, or as needed to support external auditing, compliance and corporate governance functions. We will disclose personal information as we deem necessary to respond to a subpoena, regulation, binding order of a data protection agency, legal process, governmental request or other legal or regulatory process. We may also share personal information as required to pursue available remedies or limit damages we may sustain. 

    Corporate Changes. We may transfer information, including your personal information, in connection with a merger, sale, acquisition or other change of ownership or control by or of us or any affiliated company (in each case whether in whole or in part).


  3. Security of Your Information
  4. We employ industry standard security measures designed to protect the security of all information submitted through the Sites. However, the security of information transmitted through the Internet can never be guaranteed. We are not responsible for any interception or interruption of any communications through the Internet or for changes to or losses of your information. Users of the Sites are responsible for maintaining the security of any password, user ID or other form of authentication involved in obtaining access to password protected or secure areas of any of our Sites. In order to protect you and your data, we may suspend your use of the Sites, without notice, pending an investigation, if any breach of security is suspected. Access to and use of password protected and/or secure areas of the Sites, if any, are restricted to authorized users only. Unauthorized access to such areas is prohibited and may lead to criminal prosecution.


  5. Special Provisions
    1. Children
    2. We do not knowingly collect or maintain personal information from any person under the age of thirteen. No parts of our Sites are directed to or designed to attract anyone under the age of thirteen.

    3. Do Not Track

    The Sites do not support Do Not Track with respect to the Sites at this time. Do Not Track (DNT) is a privacy preference that you can set in your web browser to indicate that you do not want certain information about your webpage visits collected across websites when you have not interacted with that service on the page. For all the details, including how to turn on Do Not Track, visit


  6. Notices

Please send all questions, comments and notices regarding this Privacy Policy to:

Privacy Officer
Hahnemann University Hospital
230 N. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Telephone Number: 215-762-2553

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