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Information contained within these pages is the sole property of Baptist Health System. Any reproduction or redistribution of this material is prohibited without the written consent of Baptist Health System. Any reproduction of illustrations or photographs appearing on these pages is strictly prohibited. Health information featured on this website is provided by Ebsco Publishing. The date last modified is indicated in the footer of each page describing a disease or condition. The daily health news section provides a web link source. Healthcare professionals and administration staff associated with Baptist Health System and its entities provide service information.

At this time, we do not accept advertisements, on our website. If this policy changes in the future, we will make every effort to notify users on the site. The Baptist Health System website does not receive funding from advertising.

External Links

This site may contain links to other sites. Baptist Health System is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. Baptist Health System does not endorse or in any way approve or validate information on sites that it provides links to, or sites linked to Baptist Health System. Read more about our legal conditions and terms of use.

Krames Staywell

The Health Information section of this site is provided by Krames Staywell.

Growing Family
Growing Family manages the Web Nursery website. For more information on its privacy policy, visitwww.growingfamily.com.

Health Education Tools 

Use of online health education tools such as the Family Tree Evaluation Tool are not substitutes for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. The services provided on this website are here to educate consumers on health care and medical issues that may affect their daily lives. The website and its services do not constitute the practice of any medical, nursing or other professional health care advice, diagnosis or treatment. 

Physician Referral

Our physician referral service is provided by Beryl. Beryl also provides information on class registration, special events, and more. For more information on their privacy policy, visit www.beryl.net.

Funding of the Website
Baptist Health System is the website for the Baptist Health System and its entities, located in San Antonio, Texas, and the surrounding communities. Baptist Health System funds this Website.

Comments?


Please contact the Web Services Manager, Keith Kramis, with any questions or comments.

Keith Kramis
Web Services Manager & Webmaster

E-mail: keith.krames@hanger9solutions.com

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Internet Privacy Policy statement for the Baptist Health System website.

Baptist Health System respects your personal privacy and is committed to adhering to federal and state privacy laws and industry guidelines for using personal information collected from this website in order to protect you and your identity.

We collect information about you when you visit our website. We gather general information about the pages you visited and how long you visited them for our record keeping purposes. This Internet privacy policy describes how we handle the personal information that you provide to us on this website and how

This policy applies only to the www.baptisthealthsystem.com website not to any other third party web sites that may be accessible from here.

Dispute Resolution and Privacy Seals

We have the following privacy seals: New Dispute: If you have a dispute, please feel free to use the Contact Us form provided on this website, or simply send an email addressed to webmaster@baptisthealthsystem.com 

Data Collection

P3P policies declare the data they collect in groups (also referred to as "statements"). This policy contains 3 data groups. The data practices of each group will be explained separately. 

Group "Basic information"

Baptist Health System collects the following information:
  • Click-stream data
  • HTTP protocol elements
  • Search terms

This data will be used for the following purposes:

  • Completion and support of the current activity.
  • Website and system administration.
  • Research and development. 

Baptist Health System and our agents will use this data. The data collected is from all Web users: access logs, and search strings (if entered).

Group "Cookies"

Cookies are used to track visitors to our site, so we can better understand what portions of our site best serve you. At the user's option, we will collect the following data:
  • HTTP cookies

This data will be used for the following purposes:

  • Research and development.
  • One-time tailoring.

Baptist Health System and our agents will use this data.

Group "Mailing registration"

This information is collected so that we can send you valuable and useful information that is relevant to your needs and interests.

We collect the following information:

  • Physical contact information
  • Online contact information
  • Demographic data
  • Preference data

This data will be used for the following purposes:

  • Completion and support of the current activity.
  • Contacting visitors for marketing of services or products. 

Baptist Health System and our agents will use this data. In addition, the following types of entities will receive this information: 

  • Delivery services.

“Cookies”

Cookies are a technology that can be used to provide you with tailored information from a website. A cookie is an element of data that a website can send to your browser, which may then store it on your system. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it. Our site makes use of cookies. Cookies are used for the following purposes:

  • User targeting
  • Research and development

Policy Evaluation

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 will evaluate this policy's compact policy whenever it is used with a cookie. The actions IE will take depend on what privacy level the user has selected in their browser (Low, Medium, Medium High, or High; the default is Medium. In addition, IE will examine whether the cookie's policy is considered satisfactory or unsatisfactory, whether the cookie is a session cookie or a persistent cookie, and whether the cookie is used in a first-party or third party context. This section will attempt to evaluate this policy's compact policy against Microsoft's stated behavior for IE6.

Note: this evaluation is currently experimental and should not be considered a substitute for testing with a real Web browser.

Unsatisfactory policy: this compact policy is considered unsatisfactory according to the rules defined by Internet Explorer 6. The behavior of Internet Explorer 6 regarding cookies set under this compact policy is as follows:

   First-party Usage Third-party Usage
 Persistent Cookies

 Low: Policy satisfactory at this level; cookies will be accepted.

Medium: Opt-out is not provided for all unsatisfactory purposes and recipients, so the cookie will be downgraded to a session cookie.

Medium High: No opt-out is provided, so the cookie will be blocked.

High: Since opt-in is not required, the cookie will be blocked.

 Low: Opt-out is not provided for all unsatisfactory purposes and recipients, so the cookie will be downgraded to a session cookie.

Medium: Opt-out is not provided for all unsatisfactory purposes and recipients, so the cookie will be blocked.

Medium High: Since opt-in is not required, the cookie will be blocked.

High: Since opt-in is not required, the cookie will be blocked.

Session Cookies 

Low: Policy satisfactory at this level; cookies will be accepted.

Medium: Policy satisfactory at this level; cookies will be accepted.

Medium High: Policy satisfactory at this level; cookies will be accepted.

High: Since opt-in is not required, the cookie will be blocked.

 

Low: Policy satisfactory at this level; cookies will be accepted.

Medium: Opt-out is not provided for all unsatisfactory purposes and recipients, so the cookie will be blocked.

Medium High: Since opt-in is not required, the cookie will be blocked.

High: Since opt-in is not required, the cookie will be blocked.

 

A policy that is considered unsatisfactory by Internet Explorer 6 contains certain categories of data that are used or shared in a particular manner.

This policy is placed in the unsatisfactory category, because the following categories of data are associated with this policy's cookies:

  • Physical contact information is collected.
  • Online contact information is collected.

In addition, the data is used in the following manner, marking the policy as unsatisfactory:

  • The data is used for contacting the user.

Please note that allowing an opt-out will make this policy acceptable under the Low and Medium settings, and under Medium High for first-party cookie usage. At the High setting, and at the Medium High setting for third-party cookies, all of these data uses must be opt-in for the policy to be considered satisfactory.