Privacy is important to everyone, and since sites like this one are new to the health care market I thought I'd post a Privacy Policy for the site.

Public Nature of Content Submitted to This Site

The nature of blogging is to reach and interact with a public audience. Please be aware that any information that you submit to MedicalConnectivity.com, whether through comments, forms or email, including personally identifiable information, may be publicly displayed at http://MedicalConnectivity.com/, or on websites not within my control. If you don’t want others to see such information, don’t submit it.

Some of the interactions published on MedicalConnectivity.com are anonymous. The degree of anonymity granted to sources of information on MedicalConnectivity.com is at my sole discretion, and under no circumstances prevents me from disclosing information to law enforcement authorities or outside parties seeking information through the legal process. If you want to be anonymous, use an email account from Yahoo, Hotmail, or Gmail - and don't use your name.

No confidential information covered by the terms of a Nondisclosure Agreement (NDA) executed by Medical Connectivity Consulting is disclosed on the MedicalConnectivity.com site. Information gained through consulting engagements, but not covered under NDA will not be published on MedicalConnectivity.com without prior permission from the client.

Forms and Content

To use some features of this site, you may be required to submit an email address and other personal information. Your email address and other personal information will not be disclosed to third parties, except in situations described in the Disclosure of Information to Law Enforcement section below. Your address may also be used to send you email bulletins from MedicalConnectivity.com to which you subscribe, or to attribute comments or posts to you.

If you contribute content, such as writing posts, articles or discussion comments, your contribution may be publicly displayed including personally identifiable information.

MedicalConnectivity.com allows outside search engines, indexes and third party sites to scan the blog, create hyperlinks to individual blog entries or pages or distribute it further via feeds. Each time I update MedicalConnectivity.com, it may also send pings or feeds to sites that index or track newly updated blogs. These sites may publicly display a hyperlink to MedicalConnectivity.com and the time that it was updated. Because this site publishes XML feeds (also known as RSS), content from or links to my site may be publicly displayed on third party sites.

IP Addresses and Referrers

I may publicly display the IP addresses of visitors and contributors to MedicalConnectivity.com.

I may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with my server, to tailor site content and to format the site and software to user needs, and to generate aggregate statistical reports. I may use aggregate visitor data to prepare publicly displayed reports regarding the traffic on this blog, site popularity rankings, and referrers that visitors use to access this blog.

Cookies

If you visit my web site, I may use session cookies while your browser is open, or while you are logged into our site. To facilitate compiling visitor statistics, I may use cookies to recognize you when you return to my website.

Server Logs

MedicalConnectivity.com’s servers automatically record information when you visit this site, including the referral URL, the URL of the page visited, and your IP address, geographic location (latitude and longitude represented on a map), display resolution, browser type and language, and the time and date of your visit. This is basically what techies call “log files” and is a basic feature of all web servers. This information is used for auditing, research and analysis to improve this site’s performance and content.

Disclosure of Information to Law Enforcement

Available log records, and all data stored on my servers may be accessed by me at any time. It is MedicalConnectivity.com’s policy to cooperate with law enforcement officials in the detection, investigation, and prosecution of unlawful activity. If I receive a warrant or subpoena for user information, I may disclose requested records to law enforcement authorities or outside parties seeking information through the legal process.

Links to Independent Websites

MedicalConnectivity.com links to independently run web sites outside of the http://MedicalConnectivity.com/ domain. MedicalConnectivity.com is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such web sites.

Contacting Me

If you have any questions about this privacy statement or the general terms of use of the site, you may contact me by email at info@MedicalConnectivity.com or by post to:

Webmaster
Medical Connectivity Consulting
7250 SW 154th Terrace
Beaverton, OR 97007