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Appalachian Regional Healthcare System Website
This Website is intended for adults aged 18 and older, and is not intended for or directed to persons under age 18. ARHS does not collect Personal Information through this Website from any person known to be under the age of 18.
How We Collect Information About You
We collect information about you in the following ways: You may submit Voluntary Information.
There may be certain areas in this Website where you can voluntarily submit information, including personal information such as information that could be used to identify or contact you or information about your medical condition ("Personal Information"), to ARHS. If you choose to voluntarily submit information, including Personal Information, to ARHS through this Website, you understand that such information will be transmitted over the Internet. While ARHS has taken reasonable steps to protect any information that you may submit from unauthorized interception and use, the risk of unauthorized interception and use of electronically transmitted information cannot be entirely eliminated. Therefore, there is always a risk of unauthorized interception and use of any information that you submit to ARHS through this Website. If you voluntarily access and use this Website, ARHS will not be responsible for any unauthorized interception and use of your information, and you understand and agree that ARHS shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special or consequential damages arising from your use of this Website.
We may store your Internet Protocol Address.
Our Disclosure of Information to Third Parties
We may provide information about you that does not allow you to be identified or contacted ("Aggregate Information") to third parties. For example, we may inform one or more third parties who may or may not be an advertiser on our Website regarding the number of users of our Website and the activities they conduct while on our Website. Depending on the circumstances, we may or may not charge for this information.
When making a payment to your bill online, we will not sell your personal information to third parties.
Internal Handling of Personal Information
We have made efforts to provide a reasonable level of security.
We want your Personal Information to remain as secure as reasonably possible. That is why we have a two-tier system that combines technical safeguards and employee access restrictions. On the technical side, we use Secure Sockets Layer encryption technology to protect the integrity and privacy of the Personal Information you provide to us through the Internet. To take advantage of these technical safeguards, your computer must meet the minimum browser requirements for this site, which is Netscape 3.0 or Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher. Only authorized ARHS employees, agents, medical staff, and professional staff are permitted access to your Personal Information.
Our use of your information.
* To enable us to verify user credentials in order to maintain reasonable security;
* To provide our editors with information that is useful in developing new features and services for our users;
* To allow us to potentially vary advertising based on user preference, usage preferences, and demographics;
* To enable us to develop and improve the features, content, and services available through the site; and
* To contact you regarding new Website features, topic-based news alerts, products, and product and service buying opportunities.
Internally, we use Aggregate Information in a number of ways to improve the Website and its content and services. The Aggregate Information helps us determine how much our customers use parts of the Website, so we can improve our site to assure that it is as appealing as we can make it for as many people as possible.
Updating Your Personal Information and Contacting Us