Website Privacy and Security
National Jewish Health
Attention: Webmaster, S755
1400 Jackson Street
Denver, CO 80206
Our Commitment to Privacy
Your privacy is very important to National Jewish Health. This website Privacy and Security statement describes website security measures we have in place to protect your information as well as the information we collect on this website and how we use it. Our overarching promise to our website visitors is that we will not sell your information-including your email, data on your website usage or personal medical information-to anyone, and we will only share it within National Jewish Health or with partner medical providers if you have authorized us to do so. National Jewish Health complies completely and consistently with the United States Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) law in regards to your personal medical information-we keep it secure and private, and only share it for reasons of medical service and research. If you have questions about National Jewish Health website privacy and security, please feel free to contact us by the postal mail address, email address, or phone number shown above, and we'll be happy to assist you.
When we transfer and receive sensitive information from website visitors such as financial or medical information, we redirect visitors to a secure server using state-of-the-art encryption technology. We do this so that if this information is intercepted, it is not easily readable. We only send your personal information to medical service provider partners with whom we have written contracts that require them to keep your information private. And we have appropriate security measures in place in our physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information that we have collected from you at our website.
Your Information and How We Use It
We may collect anonymous information about website visitors, and we use that to help us improve the website. If we do collect personal information such as your email address, phone number, or credit card, we only do so when you actively choose to enter that information into our website, and we maintain tight, advanced security for that information. In any situation, we never sell your information (whether anonymous or personally identifiable) to anyone. And if we do share website visitor information with any other organizations, it is to that we can provide you a medical or business service, and we ensure that those organizations hold your information as securely as we do.
We do not collect visitors' email address unless they actively provide them. If visitors do provide email addresses, we do not rent or exchange those email addresses. email addresses provided by site visitors who contact National Jewish Health by completing the Lung Line email contact form may be provided to other departments within National Jewish Health. This is so those National Jewish Health departments may contact those visitors for hospital business purposes. Visitors are able to opt out of this contact on the Lung Line form itself if they do not wish to be contacted other than in direct response to their email request.
Protected Health Information
Information about you, your health, and the healthcare services you receive is called "protected health information," or PHI. National Jewish Health is required by the United States Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) law to keep this information private, whether we learned this information about you from our website, phone, email or on-site at our facilities. Your National Jewish Health healthcare team will use your PHI to manage your care. We will use your PHI to communicate with other healthcare providers, such as your referring physician, and to contact you for appointment reminders. We will also use your PHI to obtain payment and to support hospital operations. In general, we use as little PHI as necessary for these purposes in order to protect it. Learn more about how National Jewish Health will use and protect your PHI.
We may collect cookies from our website visitors. A cookie is a text file that our computer places on each visitor's Web browser. Cookies tell us non-personally-identifiable information about our visitors such as what browsers and computer operating systems they use, and ways that they use our website, such as what pages they visit and how long they stay on certain Web page. We do not use this information in a way that identifies you - we use it to help us improve our website's experience for visitors and "remember" them so that we can serve information that is tailored to the way they use the website. You can always delete and block cookies through your Internet browser. Each browser has a different but often simple way to do this-to find out how, search your browser's "Help" section. Please note that if you delete or block cookies, you may limit some of the capabilities of this website. Learn more about cookies.
Future Use of Website Visitor Information
From time to time, we may use website visitor information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed here. If our information practices change at some time in the future, we will post the policy changes to this page, date them and provide you with the ability to opt out of these new uses.
If you'd like more information about our website's privacy and security, please contact us at the email, postal address, or phone number at the top of this page. We would be happy to speak with you. Or see:
Uses and Disclosures of Your Protected Health Information