Privacy Policy

ONLINE PRIVACY INFORMATION

This page provides a general overview of how UI Community Medical Services, LLC websites collect information, how that information is used, and how we protect information you provide to us.

Individual UI Community Medical Services, LLC websites may establish their own information collection practices as permitted by law and may provide additional privacy information.  Information presented in this Policy represents the practices in place at UI Community Medical Services.

 

INFORMATION GATHERED AUTOMATICALLY

Cookies

Cookies are small text files that collect information about website activity. UI COMMUNITY MEDICAL SERVICES, LLC, sites use cookies for two primary purposes—to carry info about your current site visit from one page to the next, and to recognize you and remember your preferences on any subsequent visits.

You can disable cookies by changing preference settings in your web browser. You can use many UI COMMUNITY MEDICAL SERVICES, LLC, websites with cookies disabled, but may find that some functions require cookies.

Pixel tags

Also called web beacons, web bugs, or clear GIFs, pixel tags are tiny image files that may be used to monitor website use. Disabling cookies in your web browser preferences will prevent pixel tags from collecting any unique information.

Pixel tags also may be used to track whether you open email messages we send. You can disable some pixel tags by turning off HTML display or images in your email software.

Third-party tracking tools

Many UI COMMUNITY MEDICAL SERVICES, LLC, websites use third-party tracking tools to monitor and improve sites or to provide ads and other information that may be of interest to users. These tools may collect the following information:

  • Internet protocol (IP) address for your computer/device
  • Internet service provider
  • Website from which you arrived
  • Operating system and web browser software
  • Date and time of your visit
  • Pages you visit on this site
  • Terms you use in our site’s search engines

Third-party tools like Google Analytics help website administrators track site usage, understand how users find sites, and improve website function and content.

Other third-party tools show UI COMMUNITY MEDICAL SERVICES, LLC advertisements on sites across the web. Using cookies and related technologies, these tools show ads to people who’ve previously visited our websites or might be interested in our sites based on other sites they’ve visited.

You can opt out of these services:

You may also see UI COMMUNITY MEDICAL SERVICES, LLC, ads served to web users in specific geographic areas, or ads that appear to every user who visits a given website. These ads may appear regardless of your browsing behavior.

Server logs

Like third-party tracking tools, our web servers routinely generate logs that include basic information helpful in monitoring website usage and performance:

  • IP address
  • Web browser software and plugins
  • Date and time of your visit
  • Path taken through our sites
  • Files downloaded and time spent accessing video or audio files
  • Any errors you encounter

 

INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE

UI COMMUNITY MEDICAL SERVICES, LLC, websites may request personal information via forms, surveys, etc. Each site should disclose how this information will be used and, in keeping with university policy, use it only for the purpose described.

You can choose whether to provide this information. Providing personal information on a voluntary basis may be necessary for certain services (for example, joining a mailing list or registering interest in a program).

UI COMMUNITY MEDICAL SERVICES, LLC, will not share your personal information with third parties except:

  • As required by law
  • As necessary to protect the UI Community Medical Services, LLC ’s interests
  • With vendors contracted by the UI Community Medical Services, LLC, who have agreed to keep this information confidential

If you express interest about UI Community Medical Services, LLC,  programs, UI units and vendors contracted by the UI Community Medical Services, LLC,  may match limited personal information with information about how you use UI Community Medical Services, LLC,  websites.

 

INFORMATION FROM OTHER SOURCES

UI Community Medical Services, LLC, may get more information about you—like name, age, gender, or social media activity—by searching the Internet or querying third parties. UI Community Medical Services, LLC,  units or vendors contracted by UI Community Medical Services, LLC,  only collect data that’s publicly available or provided by a third party according to its terms of use. This information helps the UI Community Medical Services, LLC, provide you with information tailored to your interests.

 

LINKS

UI Community Medical Services, LLC, websites may include links to non-UI Community Medical Services, LLC, sites.  UI Community Medical Services, LLC, is not responsible for privacy practices on non-UI Community Medical Services, LLC,  sites.

 

DISCLAIMER

Web technologies are continually changing, and UI Community Medical Services, LLC, departments, and programs use various technologies and practices on their own websites. We will update this statement to provide an overview of general UI Community Medical Services, LLC, privacy practices, but it may not address every topic for every site.

UI Community Medical Services, LLC, its units, employees, and agents shall not be liable for improper or incorrect use of information obtained through the use of UI websites.

 

CONSENT

By using UI Community Medical Services, LLC, websites, you consent to the terms of this privacy statement.

 

CONTACT

Email webmaster@uiowa.edu with questions about this statement or Community Medical Services, LLC, privacy practices.

 

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.