Privacy Policy

Website Terms of Use and Privacy

 Thank you for taking the time to review our terms of use. If you have any questions about your agreement with our terms (required when you register on this website), please feel free to contact us. RMC Health maintains this Website to display information about the services, programs, and resources that RMC Health offers to the public. Your use of this Website is an acknowledgment that you have read, understand, and agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions. The Resource Center may modify this agreement from time to time and your continued use of this Website is acknowledgment that you agree to be bound by any changes. This Website displays original content protected by copyright, materials found in the public domain, and materials owned by third parties. Your use of this Website does not give you ownership of any content, code, data, or any other materials found on the site or through links to other sites provided here. It is your responsibility to obtain any necessary permissions and rights in order to use materials, applications, or intellectual property displayed on this Website. This Website and the contents found here are provided on an ‘as is’ basis without any guarantees. RMC Health and its funders have no control over the information found on the Internet. The Resource Center gives no guarantee that the contents found on this Website are correct, current, or accurate. Links to external Websites are provided as a convenience to you. The inclusion of these links does not imply endorsement or affiliation. It is your responsibility to judge the accuracy, legality, and ownership of information contained on the Internet. You are solely responsible for goods and services obtained over the Internet.  
Your Consent By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of the following information by RMC Health. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.  
Information RMC Health Collects and Tracks RMC Health gathers two types of information about users of the site:

  • Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These are voluntary submissions to receive electronic newsletters, to participate in our message boards or forums, to email a friend, and from participation in polls and surveys.
  • Information RMC Health gathers through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our sites. This information allows us to better tailor our content to customers' needs and to better understand the demographics of our audience. Under no circumstances does RMC Health divulge any information about an individual user to a third party.

 RMC Health Gathers User Information In The Following Processes: 
Optional Voluntary Information
We offer the following free services, which require some type of voluntary submission of personal information by users:

  1. Electronic Newsletters (Dispatches): We will offer free electronic newsletters to users. RMC Health gathers the email addresses and some other personally identifiable information from users who voluntarily subscribe. Users may remove themselves from these mailing lists by following the link provided in every newsletter that points users to the subscription management page. Users can also subscribe to the newsletters at the time of registration.  RMC Health may also facilitate newsletters from 3rd party state partners.  If you subscribe to these 3rd Party newsletters via our site, we will send emails on their behalf through our mailing system.  We will not share your email address with them.
  2. “E-mail this to a friend” Service: Our site users can choose to electronically forward a link, page, or documents to someone else by clicking “e-mail this to a friend”. The user must provide their email address, as well as that of the recipient. This information is used only in the case of transmission errors and, of course, to let the recipient know who sent the email. The information is not used for any other purpose.
  3. Polling: We may offer interactive polls to users so they can easily share their opinions with other users and see what our audience thinks about important issues. Opinions or other responses to polls are aggregated and are not identifiable to any particular user. RMC Health may use a system to “tag” users after they have voted, so they can vote only once on a particular question. This tag is not correlated with information about individual users.
  4. Surveys: RMC Health may occasionally conduct user surveys to better target our content to our audience. We sometimes share the aggregated demographic information in these surveys with our sponsors, advertisers and partners. We never share any of this information about specific individuals with any third party.

 
Usage Tracking RMC Health tracks user traffic patterns throughout all of our sites. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users. RMC Health does break down overall usage statistics according to a user's domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user's browser). 
RMC Health sometimes tracks and catalogs the search terms that users enter in our Search function, but this tracking is never associated with individual users. We use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don't like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you.  
Cookies We may place a text file called a "cookie" in the browser files of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain Personal Information although it will enable us to relate your use of this site to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided. But the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can't read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. RMC Health uses cookies to track user traffic patterns (as described above). Our advertising system delivers a one-time cookie to better track ad impressions and click rates. You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. If you've set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will receive the warning message with each cookie. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use this site. However, you do need cookies to participate actively in purchasing, polling and surveys.  
Use of Information RMC Health uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience in our network of sites, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the sites or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users. 
As stated above, we use information that users voluntarily provide in order to send out electronic newsletters and to enable users to participate in polls, surveys, message boards, and forums. We send out newsletters to subscribers on a regular schedule (depending on the newsletter), and occasionally send out special editions when we think subscribers might be particularly interested in something we are doing. RMC Health never shares newsletter mailing lists with any third parties, including, funders or partners. When we use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and do not like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you. We track search terms entered in Search function as one of many measures of what interests our users. But we do not track which terms a particular user enters. We will not disclose any information about any individual user except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.  
Sharing of the Information RMC Health uses the above-described information to tailor our content to suit your needs and help our funders better understand our audience's demographics. We will not share information about individual users with any third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.  
Security RMC Health operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers.  
Opt-Out Policy We give users options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include:

  • Opting not to register to receive our electronic newsletters.
  • Opting not to participate in certain interactive areas, which completely alleviates the need to gather any personally identifiable information from our users.