Notice of Privacy Practices
Notice of Privacy Practice - HIPAA [110 KB pdf]
Authorization for the Use and Disclosure of Protected Health Information [116 KB pdf]
Aviso de Prácticas de Protección de la Información Privada [65 KB pdf]
Notification Sur les Pratiques Relatives Aux Renseignements Personnels [69 KB pdf]
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Littleton Regional Healthcare is committed to protecting the privacy and security of the users of this website.
Information Collection and Use
- Information We Collect
When you view LRH's website, you do so anonymously. We do not collect any personal information that identifies you unless you specifically provide us with that contact information voluntarily. Personal information includes information that is unique to an individual, such as a name, address, social security number, e-mail address or telephone number. The only personal information that LRH obtains through its website is supplied voluntarily by website visitors. By submitting personal information, you grant LRH the right to transmit, monitor, retrieve, store and use your information in connection with the operation of the website. Personal information is always stored in a secure database. You might be asked to provide personal information, such as demographic information, if you choose to complete any of the online forms used for event registration, special events, donations, and online patient registration. The information required to complete the transaction is noted on each specific form.
- How We Use This Information
LRH uses the information you provide to fulfill online requests, process credit card information and respond to customer service inquiries or in other ways as required by law. Requested information on voluntary forms is used to provide the services that you request, such as event registration, special events and promotions, donation acknowledgement and patient pre-registration and to provide feedback. Only authorized staff at LRH has access to your information, including those who need the information provided to perform a specific task. All LRH employees are required to attend training on patient privacy and confidentiality.
- Data Security
LRH makes every effort to ensure that your personal information remains as secure as possible. Accordingly, we prevent unauthorized access by a secure firewall and use of security technologies to protect the integrity and privacy of any personal information you provide. As an additional security measure, your personal information is also encrypted during transmission by Secure Socket Layer 128-bit encryption software. (Encryption is a common method used to transmit sensitive data across the Internet. Encryption temporarily makes the text unreadable during the time it is being transmitted over the Internet.) This is an industry standard. Although we endeavor to protect your personal information, LRH cannot warrant the security of any information you transmit to us through online applications, and you do so at your own risk. Depending on the nature of the inquiry, your communication could be discarded or archived. If you wish, you can contact us instead by telephone at the numbers provided throughout our site.
- Online Forms
Forms provided on LRH website are meant for feedback or general purposes only, and they do not request confidential health information. Although every attempt is made to provide security measures in the transmission of information, patients should not use online forms to submit confidential health care or other information. LRH is not responsible if unauthorized parties gain access to the confidential information shared in the online forms. To protect your privacy, please do not use online forms to communicate information that you consider confidential.
- Newsletter Subscriptions
If you subscribe to the LRH Health E-News electronic newsletter published by LRH and distributed by e-mail, we will maintain your e-mail address in a private distribution list. Messages sent electronically do not reveal recipients' e-mail addresses or any other personal information. LRH will only send messages to those who have opted to subscribe and who have provided their e-mail address to us directly.
- E-mail Information
Occasionally, we will request personal information from you in order to deliver requested materials, respond to your questions or provide information. LRH retains personal information on file but does not share, sell, license or transmit this information with or to third parties or external vendors unless required to do so by legal, judicial, or governmental proceedings. If you e-mail us, your e-mail information will not be used outside of this system without your permission. We do not use your e-mail address for any other purpose. Please note that e-mail is considered a non-encrypted (and therefore unsecure) form of communication and it can be accessed and viewed by others without your knowledge and permission. For that reason and to protect your privacy, please do not use e-mail to communicate information that you consider confidential.
Some sections of the LRH website require login identifiers and/or passwords. You are responsible for taking reasonable steps to ensure that no unauthorized person has access to your password or account login information. It is your sole responsibility to control the use of login information and passwords, to authorize, monitor and control access to and use of your website account and password and to inform the website promptly of any need to deactivate a password.
- Third-Party Vendors/Content Providers
LRH does engage a reputable third-party vendor to help us manage our website, provide content and information and enable us to interact better with our patients and visitors. LRH never shares any personally identifiable information you provide when requesting information with third parties, except as required by law.
- Links to External Websites
- Changes to This Policy