Your privacy is important to us. In order to better help you protect your privacy we have provided this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about how your information is collected and used. Care to Care's number one priority is to provide the tools that enhance productivity while protecting your right to privacy. We understand that health care is a very personal and private subject and recognize the fact that it is our responsibility to maintain the privacy of our Users. This privacy statement will inform you of the information that we collect, how it is protected, and what choices you have on how it is used. We ask that you read this policy to better understand our commitment to you and your privacy.
Care to Care is not responsible for information that is voluntarily provided by the user in interactive areas (i.e. discussion groups, message boards, on-line chats). Information divulged through these mediums may in fact increase future solicitations by people or companies not affiliated with Care to Care. Be aware that if you are in a public forum you should adjust your actions appropriately.
Care to Care provides links to other Internet sites maintained by third parties. When you click on these links, you are moving to another web site. Please be aware that Care to Care is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites. Care to Care encourages our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statement of each and every site, as their policies may be different from ours. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by the Care to Care web site.
Care to Care employs user ID to analyze trends and audit application use for performance purposes.
In order to use our website, each user must first complete the registration process. This information is intended to support our health plans, their members, and providers by authorizing user access to the site and to enable user contact regarding services and features available on this site. It is not used for any other purposes; the data is not sold. During registration a user is required to give the following contact information:
- Name & Position
- Email Address
- Phone & Facsimile Number
To prevent unauthorized access and maintain data integrity, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. Care to Care uses encryption that is 128 bit (Secure Sockets Layer) SSL with a key that is certified. This encryption is indicated by a little lock in the bottom left part of the frame of a Netscape web browser or along the bottom edge, about two thirds of the way over to the right side, on a Microsoft web browser. SSL encryption for this piece means that the data stream that travels from the web server to the destination browser cannot be interpreted by anyone other than the user. The other benefit gained from SSL (as a result of the certification) is the authentication of the connect site to the user. The user can read the name and identifying information that is an integral part of the key, see that a major certifying authority has verified its authenticity, and know that he is truly attached to the Care to Care site and not an imposter site. SSL is the industry standard form of encryption for the web, and is used by many sites including almost all credit card shopping carts and banking/financial web applications.
Notification of Changes
Internet Healthcare Coalition
Care to Care supports the ethical principles and e-health initiatives listed below, which are promoted by the Internet Healthcare Coalition. For information on the Internet Healthcare Coalition visit http://www.ihealthcoalition.org/.
- Healthcare information should be sought from several sources; one should not rely on a single source of information
- Validate the information you read on the Internet by reviewing the authors and contributors along with their affiliations and financial interest in the content
- Web sites that credit themselves as a sole source of information on a topic should be questioned.
- Links to other sites in no way implies endorsement
- Creditability and reliability of information is ensured when a site provides content that is managed and reviewed by an editorial board or experts
- Clinical content should include the date of publication or modification
- Any and all sponsorship, advertising, underwriting, commercial, or potential conflicts should be separated from editorial content
- Avoid any online physician who proposes to diagnose or treat without proper examination and consultation regarding your medical history
- Personal and medical information should be kept absolutely confidential
- Get more than one opinion, be suspicious of miracle cures, and always read the fine print