Privacy Policy

The Wisconsin Health Information Organization (WHIO) is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the wisconsinhealthinfo.org website and governs data collection and usage. By using wisconsinhealthinfo.org, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of Your Personal Information
Wisconsinhealthinfo.org collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Wisconsinhealthinfo.org also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by wisconsinhealthinfo.org. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by WHIO for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of wisconsinhealthinfo.org.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through wisconsinhealthinfo.org public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: WHIO does not read any of your private online communications.

WHIO encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from wisconsinhealthinfo.org so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. WHIO is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of wisconsinhealthinfo.org and WHIO family of websites.

Use of Your Personal Information
WHIO collects and uses your personal information to operate wisconsinhealthinfo.org and deliver the services you have requested. WHIO also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from wisconsinhealthinfo.org and its affiliates. WHIO may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

WHIO does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. WHIO may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, WHIO may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to WHIO, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

WHIO does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

WHIO keeps track of the websites and pages our customers visit within wisconsinhealthinfo.org in order to determine what wisconsinhealthinfo.org services are the most popular. These data are used to deliver customized content and advertising within wisconsinhealthinfo.org to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

WHIO will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on WHIO or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of WHIO; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of wisconsinhealthinfo.org, or the public.

Use of Cookies
Wisconsinhealthinfo.org uses "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a webpage server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize wisconsinhealthinfo.org pages, or register with wisconsinhealthinfo.org or services, a cookie helps WHIO to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to wisconsinhealthinfo.org, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the wisconsinhealthinfo.org features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the wisconsinhealthinfo.org services or websites you visit.

Security of Your Personal Information
WHIO secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. WHIO secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement
WHIO will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. WHIO encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how wisconsinhealthinfo.org is protecting your information.

Contact Information
WHIO welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that wisconsinhealthinfo.org has not adhered to this Statement, please contact WHIO at info@wisconsinhealthinfo.org. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.