LEADconnection.org® Privacy Policy - LEADconnection

LEADconnection.org® Privacy Policy

Last Updated: October 5, 2022

  1. Introduction

    LEADconnection.org (the “Website”), a website operated by The Cleveland Clinic Foundation (“we” or “us”), is committed to honoring the privacy of our users and visitors to our Website. This privacy policy covers personally identifiable information gathered in connection with the use of the Website by its users. By using the Website, you, on behalf of yourself and your organization (collectively, “you”), agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

  2. Collection of Information

    • Information You Provide. The Website may request your name, contact information, including e-mail address, and certain user information deemed necessary for you to use the Website and interact with other users and any other information that you may share with us or post for viewing via the Website. This information also permits the Website to communicate separately with you and provide you with information concerning the lead management global community.
    • Technical Information. We may collect certain information automatically when you use the Website, such as your computer’s Internet protocol (IP) address, device identifiers, browser type, operating system, Internet service provider, the date and time of your visit, information about the links you click and pages you view within the Website, and other standard server log information. We may also collect certain location information when you use the Website, such as your mobile device’s GPS signal, or information about nearby WiFi access points and cell towers.
    • Third-Party Technology. We may use cookies, pixel tags, Local Shared Objects, and similar technologies to automatically collect this information. Cookies are small bits of information that are stored by your computer’s web browser. Pixel tags are very small images or small pieces of data embedded in images, also known as “web beacons” or “clear GIFs,” that can recognize cookies, the time and date a page is viewed, a description of the page where the pixel tag is placed, and similar information from your computer or device. Local Shared Objects (sometimes referred to as “Flash Cookies”) are similar to standard cookies except that they can be larger and are downloaded to a computer or mobile device by the Adobe Flash media player. By using the Website, you consent to our use of cookies and similar technologies.
    • Patient Information. The Website will not process protected health information of any patients. You are prohibited from posting or sharing via the Website any medical information unless that information has been de-identified and anonymized.
  3. Use of Information

    We may use the information we collect online to:

    • Provide the Website;
    • Contact you;
    • Analyze and improve the use of the Website;
    • Prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities and otherwise in accordance with our Terms of Use;
    • For any other purposes disclosed to you at the time we collect you information or pursuant to your consent.
  4. Sharing of Information

    We are committed to maintaining your trust, and we want you to understand when and with whom we may share the information we collect. We may share your information in the following circumstances.

    • We may share your information with third-party vendors and service providers that help us with specialized services, including performance monitoring, hosting, and data processing. These third-party vendors and service providers may not use your information for purposes other than those related to the services they are providing to us.
    • We may share your information with other members accessing the Website who will see any information that you publicly post to the Website.
    • We may share your information with our affiliates.
    • We may disclose information to respond to subpoenas, court orders, legal process, law enforcement requests, legal claims or government inquiries, and to protect and defend the rights, interests, health, safety, and security of Cleveland Clinic, our affiliates, patients, users, or the public.
    • We can transfer your information in the event of a transfer of the assets of the organization, merger, or consolidation or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy.
    • We may share information for any other purposes disclosed to you at the time we collect the information or pursuant to your consent or direction.
  5. Update Information

    We encourage you to update, edit, and keep current your information. You can easily correct or update your personal information at any time by sending us an email.

  6. Security Measures

    We use measures designed to protect information from loss, theft, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. You should understand that no data storage system or transmission of data over the Internet or any other public network can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure.

  7. Updates

    We reserve the right to update or modify this Privacy Policy, at any time and without prior notice. Any changes to this Privacy Policy will be posted on the Website along with a notice that the Privacy Policy has changed. Your use of the Website following any such change constitutes your agreement that all personal information collected from or about you through the Website after the revised Privacy Policy is posted on the Website will be subject to the terms of the revised Privacy Policy.

  8. Authentication Security

    In the event you access any part of the Website requiring a username and password, you are solely responsible for keeping such username and password strictly confidential.

  9. International Users

    We maintain information in the United States of America and in accordance with the laws of the United States, which may not provide the same level of protection as the laws in your jurisdiction. By using the Website and providing us with information, you understand and agree that your information may be transferred to and stored on servers located outside your resident jurisdiction and, to the extent you are a resident of a country other than the United States, that you consent to the transfer of such data to the United States for processing by us in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

  10. Users 18 Years and Older

    We do not knowingly allow individuals under the age of 18 to create accounts that allow access to the Website. By using the Website, you confirm that you are 18 years of age or older.

  11. Third-Party Content

    The Website may contain links to content maintained by third parties that we do not control. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these third parties, and the information practices of these third parties are not covered by this Privacy Policy.

  12. Questions

    If you have questions about this Privacy Policy or more generally, on the use of this Website, please contact us at Leadconnection@ccf.org.