The Strength of Friends Privacy Policy

Indiana University Health, Inc. and its employees (“IU Health”) and its third party contractor, WhatFriendsDo, LLC (“WhatFriendsDo”) are dedicated to protecting your privacy. Collectively, IU Health and WhatFriendsDo are referred to as “we” or “us.”

Effective

This Policy is effective as of August 15, 2016.

Information Practices

IU Health understands that security and privacy are important issues for visitors to www.thestrengthoffriends.org website (the “Site”). This Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) describes how and when we collect, use and share your information when you use the Site. We may modify this Policy at any time and, accordingly, we urge you to frequently review the Policy.

Collection of Information

You may be asked to voluntarily provide your name, address, phone number, email address or other personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) to have access to some features of the Site. By using the Site and providing us with your Personal Information, you consent to our use of such information as described in this Policy. You may always refuse to provide your Personal Information, and this may lead to our inability to provide you with certain features, products or services. We and our business partners may also collect Information that is anonymous, such as your IP address or the type of browser you are using (“Anonymous Information”), through the use of cookies or by other means. We hope that, by using Anonymous Information, we can update the Site to make it more useful to you and other users. We reserve the right to maintain, update, disclose or otherwise use Anonymous Information, without limitation.

We may offer products, services, and donation opportunities through the Site. When you purchase such products and services or choose to make a donation, WhatFriendsDo’s third party payment processor may collect Personal Information and other financial information to facilitate a transaction. We do not collect financial information in such transactions and urge you to review the privacy policy of the third party payment processor when engaging in such transactions.

Use of Information

We use your Personal Information for the following purposes: to administer your account; to administer and improve the Site and related services; to notify you of products, services, promotional events or special offers that maybe of interest to you; to provide Internet security; and to meet legal requirements. We may work with our business partners, including, but not limited to WhatFriendsDo, who may perform certain functions on our behalf, such as sending email messages, hosting the Site, managing data, or providing customer service. These business partners have access to your Personal Information only to the extent necessary to perform these specific functions and may not use it for any other purpose. Other than for the specific purposes set forth in this Policy, we will not disclose your Personal Information unless we obtain your prior consent or are legally required to do so. We may use third party advertising companies to place ads on the Site and to place our ads on other web sites. These companies may use Anonymous Information about your visits to this and other web sites to provide advertisements on the Site and other sites about goods and services that may be of interest to you.

If IU Health or WhatFriendsDo become involved in a transaction involving the sale of its assets, such as a merger or acquisition, or if TheStrengthofFriends.org is transferred to another company, IU Health or WhatFriendsDo may disclose and/or transfer your Personal Information and/or Anonymous Information as part of the transaction. If the surviving entity in that transaction is not IU Health or WhatFriendsDo, the surviving entity may use your information pursuant to their own privacy policies, and those policies may be different from this Policy.

Privacy Level of Team Pages

Team Coordinators assign the level of privacy for particular Team pages. Because Teams have different needs and different preferences for privacy, there are three two levels of privacy from which to choose:

  • Open - Team page can be visited by anyone who knows the URL, and can be accessed through the “Find Your Friend” feature. Visitors will not be required to register before viewing the Team page. Visitors will, however, be required to register before they may post guestbook entries, post blog comments, or sign up to help.
  • Password Required - Team page can only be visited by persons who have received an authorized password. This password is created and distributed by the Team Coordinator. Visitors are required to register before visiting the site.

We have no way of knowing and will not be responsible or liable if the individual accessing a Team page obtained the web site address or other settings through improper means. Every member of a Team (coordinator, family, friends and all site visitors) is responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the web site address and any Team Coordinator's or visitor's username/password. The Team Coordinator may change the Privacy Level and any associated features of the Team page at any time.

Privacy of Children

We do not market to and does not knowingly collect any Personal Information from or about a child under the age of 13 without the consent of the child’s parent or legal guardian. If we discover that we have inadvertently collected information from a child under 13 years of age, we will promptly take all reasonable measures to delete that data from our systems.

Links

The Site may contain links to other sites on the Internet that are owned and operated by third parties. We are not responsible for the collection or use of your Personal or Anonymous Information at any third party sites. Therefore, we disclaim any liability for any third party's use of your Personal or Anonymous Information obtained through using the third party web site.

Security

Unfortunately, no data transmitted over or accessible through the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we attempt to protect all Personal Information and Anonymous Information, we cannot ensure or warrant that Personal Information and Anonymous Information will be completely secure from misappropriation by hackers or from other nefarious or criminal activities, or in the event of a failure of computer hardware, software, or a telecommunications network. WhatFriendsDo will notify you in the event we become aware of a security breach involving your personally identifiable information (as defined by the applicable state and federal laws) stored by or for us on the Site. By disclosing your email address to us for any reason, you expressly consent to receive electronic notice from us in the event of such a security breach.

Contacting Us or Modifying Your Personal Information

If you have any questions or comments about this Policy, please contact us by email at webmaster@iuhealth.org. Please provide a concise communication with complete information, including your contact information. If you wish to update your Personal Information provided to us, please visit my profile.

Contact

Any questions may be directed to:
Marketing and Communications
IU Health
5200 Fairbanks Hall
340 W. 10th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46201