The interactive nature of the Internet permits newspapers to measure certain
characteristics of its readers and use aggregated data to make the site more
interactive and to make advertising more effective. Hospital Newspaper
(www.hospitalnewspaper.com), a division of Belsito Communications Inc. (hereto
referred to as Hospital Newspaper), has procedures in place to collect data
from readers and use this data to attract advertisers that want to advertise to
certain groups. By doing this, Hospital Newspaper can obtain advertising
revenue that permits it to provide online service free of charge. Hospital
Newspaper respects reader privacy and will not send readers unsolicited e-mail
(spam) or disclose personally identifiable information about readers in a way
that will endanger their financial or privacy interests.
- This site contains Web pages created by Hospital Newspaper and third party
content providers. This Privacy Statement only applies to data collected by
Hospital Newspaperon this website. Third party pages, ads, and websites
featured on, or linked to, by this website have different privacy policies and
data collection procedures. Please keep in mind that Hospital Newspaper has no
control over the content of third party sites and their use of data and assumes
no responsibility for, nor endorses any views of, third party sites to which it
2. Registration, Data Collection and Usage:
In General - Generally, Hospital Newspaper makes no attempt to
personally associate readers’ identification with collected data. Most data
gathered is used for customized features such as weather, greetings,
interactive polls, message boards, personal preferences, advertising and
Type of Data Collected -Hospital Newspaper collects some the
following information about you and your viewing habits on Hospital Newspaper’s
Website or from third parties that supply content to Hospital Newspaper’s
Websites: name, address, zip code, telephone numbers, business/department name,
email address, birth date, gender, interests, relevant experience in emergency
services, IP address and browser type. Information collected, with few
exceptions, is aggregated and distributed anonymously for statistical analysis.
Email Addresses - Hospital Newspaper will save e-mail
addresses readers voluntarily provide in order to receive e-mailed news
headlines; special promotions; activities; and correspondence with Hospital
Newspaper. Hospital Newspaper reserves the right to use these e-mail addresses
for special announcements, including information about third-party offers to
readers. Any solicitations using e-mail lists will give the reader the chance
to choose to decline to receive promotional e-mail ("opt out").
Any e-mail sent to Hospital Newspaper, along with accompanying e-mail
addresses, may be saved by Hospital Newspaper. Letters to editors or other
correspondence sent for purposes of publication (such as letters to the editor
or message boards) may be published with the senders’ e-mail address.
Survey and Contest Data – Data supplied by readers for surveys
and contests may be covered under terms separate from this agreement. Data
supplied by readers will be posted as survey results and data provided for
contests may be used for marketing or related activities. Please check for any
separate privacy statement posted with contests run at this Website.
Collection Techniques – Data gathered from Hospital Newspaper
is collected from information voluntarily disclosed to Hospital Newspaper and
its third party vendors, and passively by tracking viewing habits by analyzing
log files (server records) and cookies (small bits of code placed on your
Voluntary Disclosure – Data that readers provide to this site,
such as zip code, age, or gender, is automatically stored onto a “cookie,” a
small piece of computer code that is encrypted and readable only by Hospital
Newspaper. Reader preferences are stored on cookies, so that information such
as zip code, user names, and passwords do not have to be re-entered every time
readers go to the Website. Cookies are small in size (frequently 1 KB) and
enable the Hospital Newspaper server to upload information to readers’ browser
when they view this Website. Cookies do not affect computer speed, nor do they
transmit personal data or files to others. To learn more about Cookies, please
see one of the following sites:
Passive Collection - Hospital Newspaper periodically analyzes
data obtained from its computer servers about readers viewing habits. Data such
as specific pages viewed, what pages link to hospitalnewspaper.com, type of
browser used (such as Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Explorer), amount of time
Web pages are accessed, amount spent reading each page, and user IP address
(the location of your computer on the Internet) are collected. This type of
data is summarized in broad demographic categories and used for making
strategic and technological decisions regarding our Website. Individual data is
not provided to third parties.
What Pages collect data:
Hospital Newspaper’s Data Collection - Hospital Newspaper’s
Internet servers collect user usage information about every page on this
Website, such as what pages are viewed and how long readers spend at the
Third Party Data Collection - Third party sites also collect
data and may even place their own cookies onto your computer. These third
parties are not owned or controlled by Hospital Newspaper and Hospital
Newspaper cannot be held responsible for any information they collect.
Disclosure of Data
Newspaper employees and agents - Hospital Newspaper and its
employees view and analyze reader data. Aggregated anonymous reader data may
also be shared with third parties and/or agents of Hospital Newspaper,
primarily for, but not limited to, marketing and advertising analysis.
Advertisers and content providers - Hospital Newspaper
occasionally provides aggregated anonymous data, such as readers’ zip codes,
age, and gender, to various advertisers and content providers in order to
obtain more relevant information, advertising, and service for readers.
Hospital Newspaper will not disclose individually identifiable information
about the reader to third parties, except as provided below.
Legal - Hospital Newspaper reserves the right to disclose
personal information about any user that Hospital Newspaper deems, in good
faith, to be necessary to: comply with applicable state and federal law or
legal process; protect Hospital Newspaper’s rights or assets, including, but
not limited to Hospital's property rights under Copyright, Trademark,
and other intellectual property law; protect Hospital Newspaper’s readers,
other persons, and the public; or for any other purpose consistent with this
agreement. Hospital Newspaper may disclose reader data if it feels that reader
has provided fraudulent or illegal information, has attempted to pose as
someone else, or has attempted an unauthorized access of Hospital Newspaper’s
computer systems. Persons responsible for attempting unauthorized access of
Hospital Newspaper’s computer systems will be prosecuted to the fullest extent
permitted by law.
Security - Hospital Newspaper is committed to online data
security and will take steps to protect collected reader data from unauthorized
access from third parties, including Hospital Newspaper employees not
authorized to view data. Hospital Newspaper will take reasonable safeguards to
protect reader data from hackers and transmission errors. Since no computer
communication system is completely secure, Hospital Newspaper EXPRESSLY
DISCLAIMS ANY EXPRESS OR IMLIED WARRANTY that user data is absolutely secure
and will not claim or warrant that others cannot access reader data. However,
Hospital Newspaper will take steps to protect readers by making certain reader
data anonymous or undecipherable to persons who try to hack into the system.
Disclosure to Readers - Hospital Newspaper collects personally
identifiable information as listed in section above. To view this data, please
or go to your Profile page once registration is completed.
Ownership of Data:
Hospital Newspaper owns the data it collects through the above mentioned
methods. In the unlikely event that Hospital Newspaper undergoes a sale,
merger, or bankruptcy proceeding, collected data may be included in a transfer
or liquidation of assets.
ALL Web content and serviceS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTies OF ANY
KIND, EITHER IMPLIED OR EXPRESSED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE,
FUNCTIONALITY, DATA INTEGRITY, OR PROTECTION. This Website is provided for
informational and entertainment purposes only and is not intended for use with
any activities for which damages may result from untimely or inaccurate data.
Hospital Newspaper DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE data or functions CONTAINED WITHIN
ANY PART OF THIS WEBSITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, that defects will be
corrected, that any parts of this site are free of viruses or other harmful
objects, THAT USER DATA IS ABSOLUTELY SECURE, OR THAT THE OPERATION OF ANY OF
ITS services WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE.
LIMITATION OF REMEDIES. THE user expressly assumes the ENTIRE
RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF any and all data, service, or feature
provided by THis WEBSITE. IN NO EVENT WILL Hospital Newspaper BE LIABLE FOR ANY
DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOST PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTIONS,
OR OTHER INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING FROM THE USE OR INABILITY
TO USE PARTS OF THIS WEBSITE (WHETHER OR NOT DUE TO ANY DEFECTS THEREIN) EVEN
IF Hospital Newspaper HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, OR
FOR ANY CLAIM BY ANY OTHER PARTY.
Special note for parents of children under the age of 13 -
Hospital Newspaper does not make any specific or targeted attempts to collect
personally identifiable data from readers under the age of 13. In fact,
attempts are made to screen the collection of data from users under the age of
13. Any data—except email address—that Hospital Newspaper collects on children
under 13 years of age will be discarded in accordance with the Children’s
Online Privacy Protection Act. Email addresses of children under 13 submitted
during registration are kept by Hospital Newspaper for identification purposes
only, and under no circumstances are displayed or made publicly available.
Variations/Interactive features -Hospital Newspaper may offer
more advanced interactive services that will allow readers to customize
information received from this site or to add information to this site. In such
cases Hospital Newspaper will need to retain reader information in order to
permit such customized service.
E-commerce data – Any and all e-commerce transactions
conducted through Hospital Newspaper will be kept confidential. Individual
transaction data will not be released to non-parties to the transaction.
Aggregated anonymous data that does not reveal the customers’ identity may be
released to third parties for statistical analysis. Hospital Newspaper makes no
guarantees or warranties about e-commerce transactions conducted by third
parties linked to Hospital Newspaper’s Website.
Interactive Forums – Any postings or uploads to chat-rooms,
forums, or interactive communication features on Hospital Newspaper’s Website
are made public and are not private. By posting data or personal information to
such features, readers assume the risk that others may view their postings and
personal information, such as user name or e-mail address. Hospital Newspaper
reserves the right to take measures to restrict the access to interactive
forums of persons who post offensive content. Please check the individual
Changes - Hospital Newspaper reserves the right to change this
procedures will be developed for readers to opt-out or otherwise prohibit any
future use of their individually identifiable information that is not currently
covered under this policy.
Termination - You can elect to terminate your membership with
Hospital Newspaper at any time. Simply go to your My Profile page, scroll down
to the "My Info" menu on the left-hand side of the page, and select the "My
Preferences" link. On the "My Preferences" page and scroll down to the "Account
Status" section. Check the box next to "Want to cancel your account?" and
scroll down to the bottom of the page to the "Submit" button. Click on the
"Submit" button to cancel your account. Upon termination, your account
information will not necessarily be removed entirely from Hospital Newspaper -
this is to reserve your identity so that no one else can create a new account
with your member name or email address, and also allows you the privilege of
reactivating your account at a later date if you wish to use Hospital Newspaper
again. The termination of your Hospital Newspaper membership will not
automatically terminate any affiliated memberships or registrations you have
formed through Hospital Newspaper. If, after having joined a Hospital Newspaper
partner's service, you wish to be removed, you should contact that service
directly to have your membership terminated.
Contacts - Please contact
or send a letter addressed to:
Belsito Communications, Inc.
53 Route 17K, Newburgh, NY 12550
if you have any questions about this policy.