2. Protecting User and Patient Information.
2.1 Our Relationship with Users
RTN gathers personal information from persons who visit the Website.
Healthcare Providers (e.g., nurses, physicians, and other health care professionals) are obligated to protect the privacy and security of medical information in accordance with the HIPAA and other applicable laws. RTN does not permit disclosure or discussion of Personal Health Information (“PHI”) using the Website. Persons discussing PHI through the Website will have their membership terminated. For example, the posting of the PHI or name of a patient on the Website, in a message board, or in private messaging relayed through the Website is not allowed and will result in the immediate termination of the person who posts such information. Users of the Website are allowed to use generic descriptions of patients in order to carry on communications through the Website, such as “Patient A” but no user of the Website may reveal the name or other PHI of a patient or other person.
2.3 Communications Between Healthcare Providers
One service provided to Healthcare Providers by RTN is the ability to initiate and participate in conversations around the subject of nurse career development, networking and mentoring. Any self misrepresentation or sharing of PHI in these communications in violation of HIPAA and other applicable laws may result in Website membership termination. These conversations will be privately relayed between Healthcare Providers via the Website using electronic communication. RTN and its employees may internally view the full content of these conversations and the profiles of those having the discussion. RTN and its employees reserve the right to anonymize or “de-identify” this information to perform statistical research on individual or aggregate Healthcare Provider or industry trends. RTN also reserves the right to publicly share the results of this statistical research and trends having removed all PII and PHI. RTN may obtain permission from individual Healthcare Providers on a case-by-case basis to publicly share specific communications in the form of, but not limited to, web log (blog) posts, electronic communications, testimonials, or advertisements.
3. Personal Information Provided by You
3.1 Personal Information Provided by You
3.2 How Personal Information Provided By You May Be Used
- Address your requests for information, products, or services;
- Administer your account;
- Track your activity using the Website;
- Provide you with access to particular tools and services;
- Respond to your inquiries and send you administrative communications;
- Respond to customer service inquiries, comply with legal requirements, process payment and accounting tasks, and enforce Website policies;
- Publish your comments, postings, and user-generated content that is intended to be public on the Website.
Please note that your posted comments and other material you submit to or through the Website might not be deletable, even if you make a special request for deletion. Therefore, before you post comments or submit information to or through the Website, take care to ensure that you are not submitting PHI and that the information you submit is appropriate for dissemination on the Website as a public forum. RTN shall not be liable for the publication of any information published on or through the Website. All persons use the Website at their own risk.
3.3 Disclosures to Third Parties Assisting In Our Operations
RTN may share your PII under confidentiality agreements with other companies that work with, or on behalf of, RTN to provide products and services, including but not limited to IT service providers. These companies may use your PII to assist RTN in its operations. These companies do not, however, have any independent right to share this information.
3.4 Disclosures Under Special Circumstances
We may provide information about you to respond to subpoenas, court orders, legal process or governmental regulations, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims. We believe it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, or as otherwise required by law.
3.5 Business Transfers
We may share your PII with other business entities, in connection with the sale, assignment, merger or other transfer of all or a portion of RTN’s business (including business assets) to such business entities.
4. Automatically Collected Information and Anonymous Information
Each time a visitor comes to the Website, RTN collects some information to improve the overall quality of the visitor’s online experience.
4.1 Aggregated Data
RTN collects aggregate queries for internal reporting and also counts, tracks, and aggregates the visitor’s activity into RTN’s analysis of general traffic-flow at the Website. To these ends, RTN may merge information about you into aggregated group data. In some cases, RTN may remove personal identifiers from PII and maintain information in aggregate form that may later be combined with other information to generate anonymous, aggregated statistical information. Such anonymous, group data may be shared on an aggregated basis with RTN’s affiliates, business partners, service providers and/or vendors; if it does so, RTN will not disclose your individual identity.
4.2 Web Server Logs and IP Addresses
An Internet Protocol (“IP”) address is a number that automatically identifies the computer/device you have used to access the Internet. The IP address enables our server to send you the web pages that you want to visit, and it may disclose the server owned by your Internet Service Provider. RTN may use IP addresses to conduct website analyses and performance reviews and to administer the Website.
4.3 Cookies and Web Beacons
RTN understands that storing our data in a secure manner is essential. RTN stores PII and other data using reasonable physical, technical and administrative safeguards to secure data against foreseeable risks, such as unauthorized use, access, disclosure, destruction or modification. Please note, however, that while RTN has endeavored to create a secure and reliable website for users, the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to/from the Website or via e-mail cannot be guaranteed.
7. Children’s Privacy Protection
RTN understands the importance of protecting children’s privacy in the interactive online world. The Website is not designed for, or intentionally targeted at, users 17 years of age or younger. It is not our policy to intentionally collect or maintain information about anyone under the age of 18. No one under the age of 18 should submit any PII to RTN and/or the Website.
8. Response to “Do Not Track” Signals
Some Internet browsers include the ability to transmit “Do Not Track” signals. Since uniform standards for “Do Not Track” signals have not yet been adopted, RTN does not process or respond to “Do Not Track” signals.
You may review and request changes to your PII that RTN has collected, including the removal of your PII from RTN’s databases in order to prevent receipt of future communications or to halt receipt of our Website services, using any of the following options:
You can send your request via e-mail to: support/at/nursesake/dot/com.
You can mail your request to the following postal address:
3026 Gibralter Ct.
Taylorsville, UT 84129.
10. Policy Updates