CHOC is committed to protecting your privacy when you visit our web sites, so we want you to know what information we collect when you visit our site and how we use it. CHOC reserves the right to append or otherwise modify this Privacy Statement at any time, so please re-visit this page occasionally to check for updates.
Information We Collect
We collect various types of information from our visitors so we can adjust our site to meet our users' needs and expectations. Some of this information is collected automatically through Web Trends and other information is collected when you fill out one of the forms on our site.
Information Collected Automatically
The types of information your browser or internet session automatically sends us each time you visit our site, which we automatically collect, includes:
- Your browser, e.g., Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator.
- Your Internet domain, e.g., AOL, Netcom, Earthlink, etc.
- You computer's operating system, e.g., Windows, Macintosh, UNIX, Linux.
- Your navigation path, i.e., the URLs of where you come to our site from, which of our pages you visit, and where you go as your leave.
- Your IP address.
This information lets us see how users are finding our site, and it tells us which pages are visited the most often so we can make our web site more useful.
Information You Provide to Us
In addition to the information automatically collected by Web Trends, we also collect information that you provide to us when you fill out one of our online forms.
How We Use this Information
CHOC uses your information to better understand your needs and provide you with better service. Specifically, we use your information to help you complete a transaction, to communicate back to you, to update you on service and benefits, and to personalize our web sites for you. From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research or to provide you with marketing information we think would be of particular interest. At a minimum, we will always give you the opportunity to opt out of receiving such direct marketing or market research contact.
Wherever your personal information may be held within CHOC or on its behalf, we intend to take reasonable and appropriate steps to protect the personal information that you share with us from unauthorized access or disclosure.
CHOC does not sell, rent, or trade any personal data submitted by visitors to our site to any third parties. The company respects the privacy of users visiting our site and will abide by all applicable laws concerning the release of personal information. On an occasion we may use certain directory information that we have collected to send you information about products and services, or updates and other information we think may be of interest to you. If you tell us that you do not wish to have this information used as a basis for further contact with you, we will respect your wishes. Please contact the CHOC webmaster to request your name be removed from our lists or to change or modify your information.
Data you provide to us as will be held in strict confidence by the company and will be used for company purposes only. We will not share your personal data with anyone else, unless you give us permission, or as may be required by law.
Our privacy policies apply only to the CHOC.org web site. This site contains links to other sites, including sites that may indicate a special relationship with us. While we do not disclose personally identifiable information to those operating these linked sites, we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. You should read the privacy policies of each site you visit to determine what information that site may be collecting about you. Click here for our linking policy
HIPAA and Patient Privacy
Children’s Hospital of Orange County is committed to respecting patient privacy and protecting patient health information. The following notices describe how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. Click here for our Notice of Privacy Practices