for visiting our site. This website is sponsored by Medtronic, Inc. and
visitors like you. HealingChronicPain.org is operated by the Department
of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care at Beth Israel Medical Center and
the Continuum Center for Health and Healing, Beth Israel Medical Center,
Since your privacy is of utmost importance to us, and we want
you to feel comfortable viewing our caregiver information
and using our interactive services, we would like you to know more
about the information we gather from visitors to our homepage.
Please review this document, so you can fully understand the
terms and conditions under which we capture and use that information.
products. Some of the links on our site connect to other web sites. Once
you exit this site and enter another web site, please be aware that any
information you disclose on or through those sites, or to those regional
does not endorse and is not responsible for the privacy practices of third
party web sites to which we link or regional and national resources features
sites or resources to understand how they treat your personal information.
By using this site or any of our interactive tools, you agree to the terms
users with any third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid
legal process. It is also assuring for you to know that this site does
not sell or share any information about individual users with third parties.
We gather two types of information about users:
- Information that users provide through optional, voluntary
submissions, i.e., by email and online survey.
- This site tracks user traffic patterns throughout all of our
pages and web marketing products. Information we gather through
aggregated tracking is compiled from web site statistical
logs of page views, files and directories accessed, and unique
visitors to various sections of the site. Sometimes we track
and catalog the search terms that users enter in our Search
function, but this tracking is never associated with individual
users. We do not track what individual users read but rather
the overall performance of each page. This information allows
us to better tailor our content to your needs and preferences
and to help our content providers better understand the demographics
of our audience, so they can continue to write information to
meet your needs and interests.
If your computer allows, we may place a small text file, called
a "cookie", in your web browsers files. We use
cookies to track user traffic patterns (as described above).
Our system delivers a cookie to better track pages
visited and click rates. Cookies also help us authenticate our
users. Most browsers offer instructions on how to reset the
browser to reject cookies.
This site occasionally conducts user surveys and periodical caregiver assessments to better target
our content to our audience. We sometimes share the aggregated
demographic information in these surveys with our sponsors and
partners. We never share any of this information about specific
individuals with any third party, nor do we sell this information.
Consistent with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection
Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally
identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without
requesting parental consent.
This site uses an outside hosting company that operates secure
data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password
encryption systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically
reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals
(Continuum Health Partners personnel or designees of the health
care system) have access to the information provided by our
email us at StopPain@chpnet.org.