Mount Sinai Health Partners Privacy Policy

PLEASE READ THIS PRIVACY POLICY BEFORE USING THE SERVICES.

This website is owned and operated by Mount Sinai Health Partners, LLC (“MOUNT SINAI HEALTH PARTNERS” or “we”, “us” or “our”). This Privacy Policy applies to MOUNT SINAI HEALTH PARTNERS’ website located at mshp.mountsinai.mountsinai.org as well as all other websites owned, operated, licensed, or controlled by MOUNT SINAI HEALTH PARTNERS, and certain affiliate websites that are hyperlinked to the foregoing (collectively, the “Websites”). The Websites are referred to in this Privacy Policy as the “Services.”

BY ACCESSING OR USING THE SERVICES, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS PRIVACY POLICY AND THE TERMS OF USE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THIS PRIVACY POLICY OR THE TERMS OF USE, DO NOT ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICES.

This Privacy Policy applies to the use of the Services and the information provided by and obtained from users of the Services. MOUNT SINAI HEALTH PARTNERS maintains a separate policy in connection with the Health Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) that can be viewed here.

INFORMATION THAT WE COLLECT

MOUNT SINAI HEALTH PARTNERS collects two types of information: (1) personally identifiable information that you provide voluntarily when you access certain features of the Services as noted below in this Privacy Policy, and (2) generalized usage information that we collect automatically as you access the Services.

Information That You Provide Voluntarily on the Websites. MOUNT SINAI HEALTH PARTNERS collects personally identifiable information that you enter into data fields on the Websites. For example, when you enter data into a form via a Website, you may be asked for certain personally identifiable information, including but not limited to your name and email address. Other features of the Websites may ask for other personally identifiable information necessary for the proper functionality of such features. If you decline to provide certain information while using the Websites, you may not be able to use or participate in some or all of the features offered through the Websites. We may retain email and other communications that you send us in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests, and improve the Services.

Usage Information That Is Automatically Collected on the Websites. When you access the Websites, MOUNT SINAI HEALTH PARTNERS may collect certain generalized information without your actively providing such information. This information may include, for example, your browser type, your operating system, and your IP address. This information may be collected using various technologies including cookies, as explained below.

HOW WE USE INFORMATION THAT WE COLLECT

MOUNT SINAI HEALTH PARTNERS uses the personally identifiable information that it collects to ensure the proper functionality of the Services across various devices, to process user inquiries and respond to user requests, to analyze usage trends, to improve the Services, and to develop new Services.

MOUNT SINAI HEALTH PARTNERS employs a variety of online security measures to safeguard and keep your information private.

MOUNT SINAI HEALTH PARTNERS processes personally identifiable information only for the purposes for which it was collected and in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

MOUNT SINAI does not share your personally identifiable information with third parties without your consent, except for third-party suppliers that perform essential business or administrative services for us (for example, our web hosting provider). MOUNT SINAI HEALTH PARTNERS provides these suppliers only with the information they need to perform such services and asks that they either comply with this Privacy Policy or maintain comparable privacy policies that protect your personally identifiable information.

COOKIES

MOUNT SINAI HEALTH PARTNERS may place small data files, called “cookies,” on your computer or other device. Cookies are a standard web technology that allow us to both store and retrieve login information on a user’s system. These cookies automatically identify your browser to our server whenever you interact with a service provided on the Services. Cookies can store your preferences via a password you select to access a website. Cookies also help us review website traffic patterns and improve the Websites. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you usually can change your browser setting to prevent the acceptance of cookies, although this may prevent you from using some of the features of the Services. It is important to note that information collected through cookies is not linked to any personally identifiable information.

THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES

In order to provide you with other valuable information, MOUNT SINAI HEALTH PARTNERS may provide links to third-party websites outside the MOUNT SINAI HEALTH PARTNERS  network. MOUNT SINAI exercises no authority over, and does not necessarily endorse, such third-party websites.

These destination links are provided only for your convenience and, as such, you access them at your own risk. However, MOUNT SINAI HEALTH PARTNERS wishes to assure the integrity of the Services and their destination links, so any comments pertaining to the Services or any websites accessed through our links are greatly appreciated. Comments can be submitted to mshp@mountsinai.org.

LEGAL MATTERS

MOUNT SINAI HEALTH PARTNERS reserves the right to comply with the law and to release personally identifiable information relating to any user of the Services (i) if we reasonably believe that the user is in violation of our Terms of Use or other published guidelines or is engaged in illegal activity, (ii) to release information in response to court and governmental orders, other enforceable requests from government entities, civil subpoenas, discovery requests and otherwise as required by law, (iii) if we reasonably believe that such release is required to protect the rights, property, safety or security of any of our users or the public, or (iv) to respond to an emergency.

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

The Services are not intended for use by children under the age of 18. In accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), MOUNT SINAI HEALTH PARTNERS does not knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without parental consent. When we do receive information (with parental consent) from users under the age of 13, we will not share their personally identifiable information with third parties, regardless of their stated preference given at registration, in compliance with COPPA.

ACCESSIBILITY

The Services are designed to be accessible to visitors with disabilities, and to comply with federal guidelines concerning accessibility. We welcome your comments. If you have suggestions on how to make the Services more accessible, please contact us at mshp@mountsinai.org.

CHANGES TO PRIVACY POLICY

MOUNT SINAI HEALTH PARTNERS may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. We encourage you to check this page for any changes to the Privacy Policy and for new versions thereof. By continuing to access, browse, and/or use the Services, you agree to accept any posted revised terms.