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    Privacy Policy

    Below are the privacy policies for Sutter Health Central Valley Region both for this Web site and for personal health information

    Personal Health Information

    Notice regarding Sutter Health Central Valley Region and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA):

    Our Web Site Privacy Policies

    We make the following assurances of privacy for visitors to our Web site:

    The Sutter Health Central Valley Region Web site is designed to provide useful information about our program and to connect users with physicians, facilities, and services within Sutter Health.

    Our Web site does not promote or sell products of any kind. We do hope that the information provided encourages the visitor to consider using the Sutter Health network for medical care, or that visitors might decide to join our organization as an employee, volunteer, or donor.

    We keep track of visits to our Web site via an automatic monitoring program that tells us, among other things, how many visits are made to the site; the time of day and date of those visits; and the areas visited. This information is used to evaluate the effectiveness of our site and the effectiveness of any promotion of our site. It helps us answer questions such as these: Are we providing information on our Web site that is useful? Which information is most useful? How have we made you aware that our Web site exists?

    The monitoring program does not provide us with any personal information about a visitor. We cannot discern the name, address or any other personal information about visitors to our site.

    If we wish to gather such personal information, it will be requested via a form on the site that the user voluntarily completes and submits. The form will describe the way in which the information will be used.

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    Who Funds Our Web site

    The Sutter Health Central Valley Region Web site is funded entirely by the operating income of the Sutter Health network.

    We accept no outside funding for the creation or maintenance of our Web site, nor do we accept advertising income in exchange for promotion of any product or service via our Web site.

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    Who Oversees Our Web site

    The information on our Web site is managed by the Sutter Health Central Valley Region Marketing & Communications Department, in Modesto. Questions, concerns or suggestions can be directed to:

    Comments or questions will be routed to the appropriate individual within the organization. You can also contact us via USPS at:

    Sutter Health Central Valley Region
    Marketing Department
    1200 Scenic Drive, Suite 200
    Modesto, CA 95350

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    Our Health Information

    All health-related information provided via our site is intended to educate and inform visitors about illnesses and conditions and ways to maintain optimum health. It is not intended to diagnose personal physical conditions and is not a substitute for consulting with one's own personal health care provider. By viewing our Web site health information, you are agreeing to these Terms and Conditions.

    Our health-related information is derived from two primary sources:

    1. Our Sutter-aligned physicians and medical experts. Information posted on the site, such as our preventive health guidelines, have been reviewed and approved by clinical leadership groups within the Sutter Health network.
    2. Our affiliation with HealthWise. The bulk of our health information and education material is provided by HealthWise. You can learn more by visiting the Health Wise Knowledge Base
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    Policy Concerning Links to Outside Web Sites

    The Sutter Health Central Valley Region Web site (SHCVR) has numerous links to Internet pages outside of the Sutter Health network which might have information on health topics of interest to you.

    SHCVR, however, does not sponsor or endorse any of these sites, nor does SHCVR make any guarantee, warranty, or representation regarding the accuracy of the information contained on the Web sites. In addition, SHCVR has no control over the privacy practices of external Web sites. The user should read and understand the policies of all Web sites with respect to their privacy practices. These links are provided for your general information and education only, and should NOT be relied upon for personal diagnosis or treatment. If you have questions, please contact your health care provider.

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