WPMC Website Privacy & Security Policy
West Point Medical Center (WPMC) is committed to protecting the privacy of its patients, families, donors, and visitors. This website should not be used as a substitute for medical advice from a physician or healthcare professional. Health care information obtained from this website could be misinterpreted or inappropriate for your condition. If you have a question about your health, we urge you to consult a physician or other healthcare professional directly.
West Point Medical Center assumes no responsibility for how the information obtained from its website is used or interpreted. West Point Medical Center will not intentionally share the contents of any electronic communications with a third-party entity. WPMC cannot provide any assurances that the contents of your electronic communications will not become known or accessible to third-parties, due to the nature of electronic communications.
Information Collection and Use
West Point Medical Center obtains information voluntarily from online visitors to fulfill online requests and to inform them of programs and events. WPMC will take reasonable steps to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of personally identifiable information, which has been obtained through this website. Any information collected voluntarily from our website visitors will be used to develop or improve our programs and services. It will not be sold to any third-party marketing companies.
In order to provide you with timely, efficient service in a cost-effective manner, the information you provide to WPMC may be transferred to the appropriate WPMC department or authorized staff member who requires access to the information for business purposes so he or she can deliver the service or information you requested.
All personally identifiable information collected and aggregated for survey purposes will be de-identified and screened before it is shared with third-parties for analysis. West Point Medical Center will only disclose personally identifiable information if required to by a search warrant, subpoena, or court order.
West Point Medical Center collects email addresses voluntarily submitted by our online visitors and from authorized third-party vendors. Those email addresses are stored within various email distribution lists so WPMC can periodically send out newsletters, brochures, and surveys. At any time, you may request to opt-out of the communications listed above by using the unsubscribe link on our customer service web page or e-mail.
DO NOT USE THIS WEBSITE OR EMAIL FOR MEDICAL EMERGENCY SERVICES.
CALL 911 OR YOUR LOCAL EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE NUMBER.
The following online or downloadable forms are located within the West Point Medical Center website:
- Treatment Referrals
- Surveys, Questionnaires, Web Feedback, and other published materials
- Job and volunteer applications
If you submit personal information in response to a career or volunteer opportunity, please be advised that your personal information will be distributed within the organization so the appropriate manager can contact you and potentially discuss the opportunity with you.
These forms may request confidential health or personal information, which will be treated with the same care used to treat all patient information. Forms will be secured using 128bit Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption. SSL is the industry standard protocol for protecting and securing online transactions and exchanges of confidential information.
Third-Party Website Links
Where appropriate and relevant Internet links are provided to other websites, West Point Medical Center is not responsible for the privacy practices, availability, accuracy, or content of any site not owned or operated by West Point Medical Center. These links are provided to our online visitors as a convenient way to access helpful resources. A link to another website does not imply an endorsement. Links to external sites will be evaluated periodically for appropriateness and can be removed at any time. We encourage online visitors to read the privacy statements of any third-party sites they may visit.
Logging, Tracking, and Monitoring
Online visitors utilizing this site do so anonymously. The West Point Medical Center website uses “Cookies” to determine the number of times a page on our website has been accessed. The website does not set or access cookies stored within your computer. You can still use the WPMC website if you turn the cookies option off in your web browser. The following pieces of information are collected during a session to aggregate usage statistics, and to improve website functionality:
- IP address and domain name
- Time of visit
- Operating system
Phishing Scam Awareness
Phishing is a technique used by online thieves to try to get you to disclose your personal information under false pretenses. Phishing scams begin with email messages that appear to come from popular websites or sites that you trust. These messages may include logos similar to your bank or credit card company’s logos. If you get an email message asking for personal information, do not reply or click on the link in the message. West Point Medical Center will never request an online visitor to provide personal health or financial information by email. Please notify the WPMC Privacy Officer at 909 355 1296 immediately if you receive an email claiming to be from WPMC requesting personal health or financial information.
West Point Medical Center reserves the right to change this policy at any time, without advance notice. Please review this policy periodically to keep informed of any changes or updates. Any dispute arising out of the use of this website shall be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
You acknowledge you are using this website at your own risk. this website is provided by west point medical center on an “as is” and “as available” basis, and without warranty of any kind, either express or implied. your sole remedy for dissatisfaction with this site, site-related services, and/or hyperlinked websites is to stop using the site and/or those services.
You understand and agree that you are personally responsible for your behavior on this website or the behavior of persons under your control such as minor children. you agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless west point medical center, its affiliates, subsidiaries, staff, business partners, licensors, employees, agents, and any third-party information providers to the service from and against all claims, losses, expenses, damages and costs (including, but not limited to, direct, incidental, consequential, exemplary and indirect damages), and reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from or arising out of your use, misuse, or inability to use this website.
How to Contact Us
Any questions with respect to this policy should be directed to the WPMC Office of Development