Privacy Statement

Effective Date: 05/18/2010

This privacy statement describes and applies to the information we collect from you when you visit the Sun Health Web site, how we use that information, and under what circumstances we disclose it. It will also give you more information about how to manage the personal information that you provide to us through this site. This statement applies only to information you provide to us online while visiting or using our site. It does not apply to information we have obtained or may obtain offline through other traditional means.

1. The Information We Collect

When you use our site, we receive and collect certain information. The information we receive and collect depends on what you do when you visit the Sun Health Web site (SunHealth.org).

Automatically Collected Information
Some information is automatically received and sometimes collected from you when you visit the SunHealth.org site. This information may include some or all of the following items: the name of the domain and host from which you access the Internet, including the Internet protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using and the IP address of your Internet Service Provider; the type and version of Internet browser software you use and your operating system; the type and version of your media player(s); the date and time you access our site, the length of your stay and the specific pages, images, video or forms that you access while visiting the site; the Internet address of the Web site from which you linked directly to our site, and if applicable, the search engine that referred you and any search strings or phrases that you entered into the search engine to find this site; and demographic information concerning the country of origin of your computer and the language(s) used by it. We use this information to monitor the usage of our site, assess its performance, ensure technological compatibility with your computer, and understand the relative importance of the information provided on our site. We may also use this data to conduct statistical analyses on visitors’ usage patterns and other aggregated data.

Information Collected via Cookies
“Cookies” are small files or records that we place on your computer’s hard drive to distinguish you from other visitors to the site. The use of cookies is a standard practice among websites to collect or track information about your activities while using the site. Some Web sites use persistent cookies, which are placed on your computer and remain there until you delete them. Others use temporary cookies, which expire after some period of time or become overwritten by other data. SunHealth.org uses “session cookies,” which disappear from your computer after you have closed your Internet browser.

Most people do not know that cookies are being placed on their computers when they visit SunHealth.org or most other Web sites because browsers are typically set to accept cookies. You can choose to have your browser warn you every time a cookie is being sent to you or you can turn off cookie placements. If you refuse cookies, you can still browse SunHealth.org. Also, by not using cookies, your overall Internet browsing experience will be affected.

Information Collected Using Pixel Tags or Clear GIFs
Pixel Tags or Clear GIFs, also known as Web Beacons or Web Bugs, are transparent graphical images placed on a website. Currently, Sun Health does not use them on its site.

Information You Actively Submit
For most of the browsing on our site, we neither require nor collect “User Information.” User Information is information that could personally identify you; for example, your name, email address, billing address, shipping address(es), phone number, Social Security number and credit card information. You can browse the SunHealth.org site and take as much time as you want to review our services without having to submit such User Information.

In the following instances, however, we do need you to actively submit User Information: when you want to (i) make an online donation, (ii) sign up for an event; or (iii) send an email message to us or otherwise provide online comments, criticisms, suggestions or feedback.

Sun Health uses a secure, third-party payment processing vendor for online donations. Donor information is not shared with any other organization and remains completely confidential.

SunHealth.org is not a Web site for healthcare services. Medical information transmitted through our Web site is not protected under confidentiality laws that protect physician-patient communications. Please do not send us personal medical information. In addition, while Sun Health attempts to prevent unauthorized access to our Web site files, such access may occur.

Personal Information about Children
The Sun Health Web site is targeted primarily for use by adults. Accordingly, we do not knowingly collect age identifying information, nor do we knowingly collect any personal information from children under the age of 13. However, we advise all visitors to our site under the age of 13 not to disclose or provide any User Information on our site. In the event that we discover that a child under the age of 13 has provided User Information to us, in accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protect Act (see the Federal Trade Commission’s website) for more information about this Act. We will delete the child’s User Information from our files to the extent technologically possible.

2. How We Use and Share User Information

When you actively submit User Information through the Web site, we will use that information in one or more of the following ways:

  • To process, complete or otherwise act upon or respond to your request or reason for submitting that information;
  • To register and/or verify you in connection with a service or feature that you are attempting to access or obtain
  • To communicate with you about your request or reason for submitting that information;
  • To provide additional information to you about Sun Health and its services that we believe may interest you;
  • To study and analyze the use of the information and features available on our website;
  • To assist, when necessary, in protecting our rights or property, enforcing the provisions of our Privacy Statement and Terms of Use, and/or preventing harm to you or others.

We do not sell User Information to third parties. Except where we otherwise obtain your express permission, we share your User Information with third parties only under the limited circumstances stated below:

  • Credit card authorization companies receive the credit card number and other personal identifying information only to verify the credit card numbers and process a transaction.
  • User Information is disclosed to third parties necessary to process a particular request you have made or to process a donation.
  • User Information is subject to disclosure in response to judicial or other governmental subpoenas, warrants and court orders served on Sun Health in accordance with their terms, or as otherwise required by applicable law.
  • User Information is subject to disclosure to protect our rights or property, to enforce the provisions of our Privacy Statement and Terms of Use, and/or to prevent harm to you or others.
  • User Information may be disclosed and transferred if Sun Health or its business is sold or offered for sale to another company or person(s), if a petition for relief under the United States Bankruptcy Laws is filed by or against Sun Health, or if Sun Health becomes subject to an order of appointment of a trustee or receiver.
  • If you communicate with us via email, we will share your correspondence, including any User Information provided in the email, with employees, volunteers, representatives or agents most capable of addressing your correspondence. We will retain your communication until we have done our very best to provide you with a complete and satisfactory response and may subsequently retain your communication for our records.

Except where we are compelled by law to disclose your User Information, you have a right to choose whether we disclose your User Information to a third party or use your User Information for a purpose incompatible with the purpose(s) for which it was originally provided or subsequently authorized by you. Except where we are compelled by law to maintain your User Information, you also have a right to disclose whether we keep your User Information. Please notify us using the contact information provided below if you wish to opt out of any such use.

All comments, feedback, suggestions, ideas and other submissions disclosed, submitted or offered to Sun Health in connection with your use of this Web site (collectively “Comments”) shall be and remain the property of Sun Health. Unless otherwise prohibited by law, you agree that Sun Health may use or disclose Comments in any manner, without restriction and without compensation to you.

3. Linking to Third-party Web sites

When you click on links on our site that take you to third-party web sites, you will be subject to the third parties’ privacy policies. While we support the protection of privacy on the Internet, Sun Health cannot be responsible for the actions of any third-party websites. We encourage you to read the posted privacy statement of any and every site you visit, whether you are linking from our site or browsing on your own.

4. Access to and Managing Your User Information

We believe it is important for you to be able to find out what User Information you have provided to us through our site. If you have provided us with User Information, you can contact us to request that we provide you with the User Information we have in our records about you. We reserve the right to limit the number of times such a request can be made and to charge you for responding to such requests if this process is misused or abused. You may contact us using the contact information provided below to inquire about your User Information, and to correct, amend or delete such information. We want the User Information we have on record about you to be as complete and accurate as possible.

If you believe that any User Information we have in our records about you is inaccurate, incomplete or incompatible with the purposes for which it was provided or subsequently authorized by you, please notify us using the contact information provided below.

5. What You Need to Do to Protect Your Personally Identifiable Information

You have several options when deciding how you can best protect your User Information. One option is simply not to volunteer it. As stated above, this approach would allow you to still visit our site – although it will prevent you, for example, from taking advantage of some of our site’s features. The Federal Trade Commission’s Web site, www.ftc.gov also offers useful information about how to protect User Information provided to a Web site.

6. What to Do About Suspected Violations of This Privacy Statement

If at any time you believe Sun Health has not adhered to the policies and principles set forth in this Privacy Statement, please notify us using the contact information provided below. We will make all commercially reasonable efforts to promptly address your concerns.

7. Changes to Privacy Policies

This privacy statement was last modified on May 18,2010. If we change our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes on our Web site so you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, how we protect it and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If we make material changes, we will also post a notice on our home page, which notice will run for seven consecutive days following the effective date of the modified privacy statement. Unless we clearly express otherwise, we will use information in accordance with the Privacy Policy under which the information was collected. YOU ARE HEREBY ADVISED THAT YOUR CONTINUED USE OF OUR SITE CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF ANY AMENDMENTS TO AND THE MOST RECENT VERSION OF THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT.

8. Questions, Comments and Contact Information

If you have any questions or comments concerning our Privacy Policy, please Contact Us