The terms "we", "us", "besthospitalreviews" and "Website" refer to besthospitalreviews.com and the terms "you" and "your" refer to you, as a user of besthospitalreviews.com. The term "personal information" means information that you provide to us which personally identifies you to be contacted or identified, such as your name, phone number, email address, and any other data that is tied to such information.
The website includes survey questionnaires for hospital patients to rate their experience in a hospital they have recently visited on such matters ranging from the cleanliness of the hospital to wait times in the doctor's office etc.
Please read this policy carefully before providing us with any personal information. By using this Website, you agree to Website's use of your personal information in accordance with the here stated policy. If you do not agree with the terms of this policy, please do not use this Website.
Information collected from unregistered users
In this case, the information the Website collects from you is limited. The Website logs your IP address in order to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our Website and track usage statistics. Your IP address may vary each time you visit, or it may be the same, depending on whether you access our Website through an always-on type of Internet connection. It is extremely difficult for the Website to specifically identify you through your IP address, and the Website makes no attempt to do so. If you reached the Website by clicking on a link or advertisement on another site, then the Website also logs that information. This helps the Website to maximize its Internet exposure, and to understand the interests of users. All of this information is collected and used only in the aggregate; that is, it is entered into our database, where the Website can use it to generate overall reports on visitors, but not reports about individual visitors.
Information collected from registered users
If you choose to register with the Website, you will be able to add content to the Website. For example, you may post your own hospital review. If you register with the Website, The Website will collect personal information from you in addition to the non-personal information described above. That personal information may include the information you manually enter into our forms such as your name, email address, user name and password. The Website may store all or some of that information in a cookie file on your hard drive, so that the system will recognize you each time you visit the Website. In that way, the Website can save your preferences from visit to visit and present you with a customized web experience, without requiring you to log into our Website every time you visit.
How the personal information is used
The Website may use your personal information to periodically contact you with news or important information from the Website, with communications from other members, and/or to request your feedback on the Website. In addition to these periodic updates, the Website may email you additional materials, but only if you specifically request them. These might include opt-in newsletters and other materials that you proactively request from the Website. The Website may also use certain information that you provide in order to present you with advertising that you may find interesting.
Disclosure of your personal information
The Website may also share your personal information with third-parties specifically engaged by the Website to provide services to the Website (such as market research firms, marketing services providers and advertising agencies), in which case the Website will require those parties to agree to use any such personally-identifiable data solely for the purpose of providing the specified services to the Website. As you might expect, the Website must cooperate with legal authorities, and may in some circumstances be required to disclose personally identifiable information in response to requests from law enforcement authorities, or in response to legal proceedings. The Website does not expect this to happen, but if it does, the Website will provide only the information required. The Website can also turn over information about you if thought to do so in order to prevent a violation of the law, and by accepting this policy, the User consents to the Website doing so, at the Websiteï¿½s sole discretion. The User also consents to the Website disclosing personal information in the course of legal proceedings if the Site.com is legally required to do so. The hospitalsreview.com also may share your information in connection with a corporate transaction, such as a divestiture, merger, consolidation, or asset sale, and in the unlikely event of insolvency.
Your profile and contributions on the Website will be publicly viewable and identifiable via your screen name. The Website encourages its members to create screen names that are not visibly connected to their first and last names. The Website will share neither your email address nor first and last names with other members, nor will these be displayed in any public manner, unless you expressly choose to have this done.
Steps taken by The Website to protect your personal information
The Website has implemented security procedures to help protect the personal information stored in its systems. For example, accesses to personal information about you to employees who are believed reasonably need to come into contact with that information is limited. While the Website implements appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect against unauthorized or unlawful processing of personal information and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to personal information there is no way for the Website to guarantee the absolute security of your personal information.
The Website reserves the right to change this policy if it is considered advisable to do so. If material changes that will affect personal information are made by the Website, the Website will make reasonable efforts to notify you of the changes and to give you the opportunity to amend or cancel your registration.