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Mount Sinai Privacy Policy

PLEASE READ THIS PRIVACY POLICY BEFORE USING THE SITE

This website is owned and operated by Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (“MOUNT SINAI”). This Privacy Policy applies to MOUNT SINAI’s website located at mountsinaihealth.org as well as all other websites owned, operated, licensed, or controlled by MOUNT SINAI, and certain affiliate websites that are hyperlinked to the foregoing (collectively, the “Websites”). BY ACCESSING OR USING THE WEBSITES, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS PRIVACY POLICY AND THE TERMS OF USE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THIS POLICY, DO NOT ACCESS OR USE THE WEBSITES.

This Privacy Policy applies to the use of the Websites and the information provided by and obtained from users of the Websites. MOUNT SINAI maintains a separate policy in connection with the Health Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) that can be viewed here.

What Information We Collect

Other than generalized website traffic data, the only personally identifiable information that MOUNT SINAI obtains about you is information that you supply voluntarily. You grant MOUNT SINAI the right to transmit, monitor, retrieve, store and use your information in connection with the operation of the Websites.

MOUNT SINAI employs strict security measures to safeguard online communications that meet or exceed industry standards for the protection of such data; personally identifiable information is stored in a secure database. We do everything reasonably possible to protect user information we collect.

Cookies

MOUNT SINAI may place small data files, called "cookies," on your computer or other device. Cookies are a standard web technology that allow us to both store and retrieve login information on a user's system. These cookies automatically identify your browser to our server whenever you interact with a service provided on the Websites. Cookies can store your preferences via a password you select to access a website. Cookies also help us review website traffic patterns and improve this website. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you usually can change your browser setting to prevent the acceptance of cookies, although this may prevent you from using some of the features of the Websites. It is important to note that information collected through cookies is not linked to any personally identifiable information.

Third-Party Sites

In order to provide you with other valuable information, MOUNT SINAI may provide links to third-party sites outside the MOUNT SINAI Health System network. MOUNT SINAI exercises no authority over, and does not necessarily endorse, such third-party sites.

These destination links are provided only for your convenience and, as such, you access them at your own risk. However, MOUNT SINAI wishes to assure the integrity of the Websites and their destination links, so any comments pertaining to the Websites or any sites accessed through our website links are greatly appreciated. Comments can be submitted to webfeedback@mountsinai.org.

Children’s Privacy

In accordance with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), MOUNT SINAI will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without parental consent. When we do receive information (with parental consent) from users under the age of 13, we will not share their personally identifiable information with third parties, regardless of their stated preference given at registration, in compliance with COPPA.

Accessibility

The Websites are designed to be accessible to visitors with disabilities, and to comply with federal guidelines concerning accessibility. We welcome your comments. If you have suggestions on how to make the Websites more accessible, please contact us at webfeedback@mountsinai.org.

Changes to Privacy Policy

MOUNT SINAI may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. We encourage you to check this page for any changes to the Privacy Policy and for new versions thereof. By continuing to access, browse, and/or use the Websites, you agree to accept any posted revised terms.