Privacy Statement & Medical Disclosure
We are committed to protecting your privacy. Below is a
summary of our privacy procedures, including issues of
Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your
privacy, we provide this notice explaining our online information
practices and choices you can make about the way your information is
collected and used. To make this notice easy to locate, we make it
available as a link on our home page, and at every point where
personally identifiable information may be requested.
When you contact us using embedded email links, your
email address, name and other information included in the email are
forwarded through the site to the appropriate persons within the
Talk Health History Campaign to respond.
Computer Tracking of Identifiable Information
Our servers are not set up to track, collect, or
distribute personal information (e.g. names and addresses) about our
visitors. However, we can tell which Internet service provider our
visitors use. This information is only used to optimize website
viewing for all site visitors.
We compile statistics that show the daily number of visitors to our
site, the daily requests for particular files on the site, the
countries that requests are coming from, and browser and operating
systems used. This information is used internally to help us improve
the content and scope of the site. The statistics contain no
personal information and cannot be used to gather such information.
Our site links to other sites that may be of interest
to those who use our site. We are not responsible for the privacy
practices or the content of such websites.
We are firmly committed to the principle of
confidentiality of information for its activities and programs. Our
staff members, volunteers, and paid consultants have an ethical and
legal obligation to respect the privacy of all agency and
participant information. Furthermore, this obligation extends to
protecting and maintaining the confidentiality of all information
derived from surveys, studies, databases, or organizational
Procedures for Maintaining Confidentiality
All individuals involved with our programs or data,
whether in a staff, volunteer, or consultant capacity, shall
sign an assurance of confidentiality, which will be kept on
All individuals working with the campaign in any
capacity shall keep completely confidential the names of
individuals contained in any data files. All information or
opinions, whether the information is learned directly or
incidentally, shall also be kept confidential. Individuals shall
exercise reasonable caution to prevent access by others.
Any data containing personal identifiers (names,
etc.) shall be kept in a secure electronic location when not
being used. Reasonable caution shall be exercised in limiting
access to information to only those persons who are working with
the campaign, on a project or as a part of other organizational
activities, and who have been instructed in the applicable
confidentiality requirements for the organization.
When records or forms with identifiers are to be
transmitted to another party, such as for data entry, any
outside parties shall be informed of these procedures and shall
sign an assurance of confidentiality form.
At the end of the period of performance, project,
or organizational activity, the campaign, as required, will
determine how documents/information will be disposed of.
The campaign has review rights for any publication
that may result from surveys, data analysis, or other activities
performed using information generated by this site.
"Publication" means a written article or paper that will be
presented at a meeting, published in a journal, newsletter, or
other widely circulated periodical.
TalkHealthHistory.org website is designed for
educational purposes only and is not intended to serve as medical
advice. The information provided on this site should not be used for
diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease. It is not a
substitute for professional care. If you have or suspect you may
have a health problem, you should consult your health care provider.