Privacy Policy

Privacy Statement

Your privacy and safety is of the utmost concern to University of Iowa Health Care.

If you choose to give us your personal contact information we will not share it with anyone else, except in the case of external vendors whom we have contractually authorized to securely store and analyze our confidential data. Your information will not be sold, traded, or otherwise made public.

When you visit our Web site, we may collect and store some anonymous information, including: the name of the domain and host from which you access the Internet (e.g. uiowa.edu or mchsi.com); the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using; the browser and operating system you use; the date and time you access our site; and the website on which you found a link to our site. We use this information to assess the demand for our site, and to help us make the site more useful. We also conduct Web traffic analyses by which we track visitor preferences, such as which pages are visited in what order, where users come from, and how long users spend on our web site. We never associate any such information with specific identities.

We may use cookies on this site. A cookie is a small piece of information that your computer stores temporarily, such as whether or not you have logged in. The cookie transmits this information back to the Web server on request. Most consumers do not know that cookies are being stored on their computers when they visit websites, and many Web sites require cookies in order to offer their full range of functionality. If you want to know when this happens, or to prevent it from happening, you can set your browser to warn you when a Web site attempts to store a cookie.

If you choose to identify yourself by sending us an e-mail or when using our secure online forms: Our web site contains forms through which you may request information or supply feedback to us. In some cases, telephone numbers or return addresses are required so that we can supply you with the requested information. In other cases, you need to send us additional information so that we can respond to your request appropriately. If you don't provide your name or other information, it may be impossible for us to refer, respond to or investigate your request.

We use secure socket layer (SSL) encryption to protect the transmission of information you submit to us when you use our secure online forms. All the information you provide us through these forms is stored securely offline. If you send us an email, you should know that email is not necessarily secure against interception. So if your communication includes sensitive information and you prefer not to use one of our secure online forms, please contact us by postal mail or telephone rather than email.

Obtaining information from us

If you want to get non-medical information about you that may be in our records: The Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act of 1974 provide you certain rights to get information about you that is in our records. To learn more about the circumstances under which you can get and correct this information, visit our Freedom of Information Act page.

 You may also obtain details about how your medical information may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to that information.

Following links on our site

This Web site includes links to documents offered by Web sites owned by other various organizations. Once you follow a link or otherwise request information from another Web site, you are subject to the privacy policy of that Web site.