Privacy Policy

Diabetes On Track Website Privacy Policy

  1. What Information Do We Collect?
  2. When you visit our website you may provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis and website use information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our website.

  3. Personal Information You Choose to Provide
  4. We may request that you voluntarily supply us with personal information, including your email address, home or work telephone number and other personal information for such purposes as connecting you to a local health educator/Community Health Worker within your respective Health Department. You must consent to provide personal information and your risk assessment results if you desire to be contacted by a local health educator/Community Health Worker. If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses. We provide the same protections for these electronic communications that we employ in the maintenance of information received by mail and telephone.

  5. Website Use Information Similar to other websites
  6. Our site may utilize a standard technology called “cookies” (see explanation below, “What Are Cookies?”) and web server logs to collect information about how our website is used. Information gathered through cookies and server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our website, and the sites visited just before and just after ours. This information is collected on an aggregate basis. None of this information is associated with you as an individual.

  7. How Do We Use the Information That You Provide to Us?
  8. Broadly speaking, we use personal information for purposes of a quality improvement initiative (Diabetes On Track) aimed at enhancing rural Nebraska’s capacity to address prediabetes and diabetes through integrated community and health care system improvement. The UNMC Office of Regulatory Affairs determined that this project does not constitute human subject research as defined at 45CFR46.102. Therefore, it is not subject to the federal regulations, and does not require Institutional Review Board (IRB) review.

  9. What Are Cookies?
  10. Cookies are a feature of web browser software that allows web servers to recognize the computer used to access a website. Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored by a user’s web browser on the user’s hard drive. Cookies can remember what information a user accesses on one web page to simplify subsequent interactions with that website by the same user or to use the information to streamline the user’s transactions on related web pages. This makes it easier for a user to move from web page to web page and to complete commercial transactions over the Internet. Cookies should make your online experience easier and more personalized.

  11. How Do We Use Information Collected From Cookies?
  12. We use website browser software tools such as cookies and web server logs to gather information about our website users’ browsing activities, in order to constantly improve our website and better serve our users. This information assists us to design and arrange our web pages in the most user-friendly manner and to continually improve our website to better meet the needs of our users and prospective users. Cookies help us collect important business and technical statistics. The information in the cookies lets us trace the paths followed by users to our website as they move from one page to another. Web server logs allow us to count how many people visit our website and evaluate our website’s visitor capacity.

  13. How Do We Secure Information Transmissions?
  14. When you send confidential personal information to us on our website, a secure server software which we have licensed encrypts all information you input before it is sent to us. The information is scrambled en route and decoded once it reaches our website. Other email that you may send to us may not be secure unless we advise you that security measures will be in place prior to your transmitting the information.

  15. How Do We Protect Your Information?
  16. We utilize encryption/security software to safeguard the confidentiality of personal information we collect from unauthorized access or disclosure and accidental loss, alteration or destruction

  17. Do We Disclose Information to Outside Parties?
  18. We may provide aggregate information about website traffic patterns, number of risk assessments taken, and related website information to local Health Departments for purposes of this quality improvement initiative, but this information will not include personally identifying data, except as otherwise provided in this privacy policy.

  19. What About Legally Compelled Disclosure of Information?
  20. We may disclose information when legally compelled to do so, in other words, when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it or for the protection of our legal rights.

  21. Permission to Use of Materials
  22. The right to download and store or output the materials in our website is granted for the user’s personal use only, and materials may not be reproduced in any edited form. Any other reproduction, transmission, performance, display or editing of these materials by any means mechanical or electronic without our express written permission is strictly prohibited. Users wishing to obtain permission to reprint or reproduce any materials appearing on this site may contact us directly.