Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Disclaimer:

This website is published by Southwestern Health Resources. The information on each page is intended to educate individuals about subjects pertinent to their health. Use of this site, its services, programs and health information cannot replace, nor is it intended to serve as, the provider-patient relationship. If you need diagnosis or treatment for a health problem, please use our “Find a Doc” application to initiate a provider-patient relationship. 

Security Measures:

Southwesternhealth.org is designed to comply with existing and proposed federal standards for the privacy and confidentiality of personal information. We use encryption practices to help protect the integrity and privacy of personal information you provide to us. As an added precaution, any personal information is kept on servers with firewalls that meet or exceed industry standards. Although SWHR makes every reasonable effort to protect personal information from loss, misuse, or alteration by third parties, it is impossible to completely eliminate risk when transmitting information via the internet. 

Access and Disclosure

Southwesternhealth.org does not disclose or provide access to any personal information to anyone without your permission, unless ordered to do so by a court of law or otherwise permitted by law. There may be isolated instances in which the staff must access the database to repair problems 

Links to Third Party Sites

The Southwesternhealth.org internet site may contain links to other internet sites (“Linked Sites”). Links are strictly for informational purposes. The Linked Sites are most likely not under the control of Southwestern Health Resources, and Southwestern Health Resources is not responsible for the content of any Linked Site that it does not control, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. Southwestern Health Resources is not responsible for webcasting, or any other form of transmission received from any Linked Site. Southwestern Health Resources provides these links as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the site by Southwestern Health Resources or any association with its operators. 

Linked Sites will open in a new browser window, clearly indicating to users that they are leaving the Southwesternhealth.org internet site. 

Annually, Southwestern Health Resources re-evaluates all external health-related websites to which it links. 

Passive Tracking Mechanisms

Southwesternhealth.org is firmly committed to protecting the privacy of website visitors. 

Southwesternhealth.org uses weblogs and temporary internet cookies to gather aggregate, not individual data, about site visitors. 

The following information is contained in these weblogs: 

  • The date and time of the visit as well as length of time of the visit 
  • The pages of Southwesternhealth.org viewed during the visit 

  • The IP address of the computer used to visit the site 

  • The type of web browser and operating system used to view the site 

  • The internet domain from which a visitor accessed the site 

Southwesternhealth.org uses weblogs as a way of conducting basic market research and to study how the site is being used. Southwesternhealth.org periodically analyzes the weblogs and may implement improvements or refinements based on information in the weblogs. 

Cookies are packets of information that a website transfers to a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes. They are a means of keeping track of a user’s preferences during a visit to a website. Southwesternhealth.org employs temporary cookies. No cookies are used to track an identifiable individual’s movement through the site. They are only used to enhance the usability and efficiency of southwesternhealth.org. Temporary cookies expire after a user ends a session and closes the Web browser. 

If you do not want information to be collected via cookies, you can turn off cookies in your browser. To turn off cookies in Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE), choose “Tools” from the top navigation, select “Internet Options,” choose “Privacy” and change the settings for southwesternhealth.org. Information on Southwesternhealth.org may be read with cookies turned off. 

Spyware

Southwesternhealth.org does not deploy spyware or any software that aids in gathering information about a person or organization without their knowledge and which may send such information to another entity without the consumer’s consent. 

Site Sponsorship

Southwestern Health Resources is the sole sponsor of all content on southwesternhealth.org. No other company or organization contributes funding for the site. 

Questions

For any questions, concerns, or complaints about this privacy policy, please call 214-648-9294.

Patient Confidentiality

Southwestern Health Resources is committed to protecting the confidentiality of medical and personal information of patients in the manner required by state and federal privacy laws. To learn more about the ways your patient information is safeguarded, please see: 

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center – Notice of Privacy Practices 

Texas Health Resources – Notice of Privacy Practices