Privacy Policy

Locum Connections  (”LC”) takes your privacy seriously and has created the following Privacy Policy to explain to you LC’s information collection and use practices associated with this website (”LC Site”). The Privacy Policy describes what information LC collects through the LC Site and how LC uses this information. By using the LC Site, you agree that you have read and understand this Privacy Policy, and you consent to the collection and use of information in connection with your activities on the LC Site in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of the date above. We reserve the right, at any time, to modify, alter or update this Privacy Policy, and any such modification, alteration or update will be effective upon posting. In the event we modify, alter or update this Privacy Policy, your continued use of the LC Site will signify your acceptance of any such changes.

What Information Is Collected?

We may collect two types of information from you, (i) personally identifiable information, and (ii) anonymous information.

Anonymous Information. Anonymous information refers to information that cannot be tied back to a specific individual. Each time a visitor comes to the LC Site, LC collects some information to improve the overall quality of the visitor’s online experience. LC collects the visitor’s IP address (a number assigned to your computer when you use the Internet) referral data (e.g., the address of the last URL a user visited prior to clicking a link to the LC Site), browser and platform type (e.g., Internet Explorer on a Windows XP platform) and your activity while using the LC Site. Additionally, in order to personalize and enhance your experience on the LC Site, we may also collect information through “cookies.” Cookies are small strings of text that are sent by the LC Site to your browser and then stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. We use cookies to help diagnose problems with our servers and to administer the LC Site. We may also use cookies to gather broad demographic information and to help identify you in respect to visits to the LC Site so that we may improve your user experience, and to determine whether you visited the LC Site from a particular internet link or advertisement. A code in the cookie file may enable the LC Site to label you as a particular user, including identifying you by name, address, or other personally identifiable information. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but it is possible to change your browser setup so that it does not accept cookies.

Personally Identifiable Information. The LC Site permits you to contact us via e-mail. Whenever you send an e-mail via a link on the LC Site, you will be providing us with your e-mail address and any information you choose to include in the text of your message. “Personally Identifiable Information” refers to information that tells specifically who you are, such as your name, e-mail address, street mailing address, curriculum vitae and other biographical information, specialty, and hospital affiliation or other place of business. You may also provide LC with Personally Identifiable Information through your voluntary completion of registration forms and surveys on the LC Site.

How is your information used?

Our use. Personally Identifiable Information will only be collected to the extent that LC deems it reasonably necessary to serve legitimate business purposes, including, but not limited to, the following: (i) for purposes of employment considerations, if you are applying for a position with LC or any of its affiliates, (ii) to correspond with you regarding the LC Site; (iii) to provide you with requested information about LC, LC’s services, or the services of our affiliates and/or partners; (iv) to inform you of developments about LC, LC’s services, or the services of our affiliates and/or partners that we believe may be of interest to you; (v) to monitor LC Site visitor traffic patterns and LC Site usage; (vi) to comply with applicable laws; (vii) to enforce our Terms of Use; and (viii) to protect the rights, property, or safety of LC, our users, and others.

Sharing information. We share your information only with our affiliates and partners to provide you with information about our services and/or in the context of employment considerations, if you are applying for a position with LC or any of its affiliates. Also, we may share in aggregate, statistical form, non-personal information regarding the visitors to the LC Site, traffic patterns, and LC Site usage with our partners, affiliates or advertisers. In addition, we will disclose information we obtain, including Personally Identifiable Information, when required to do so by law, in response to a request from a law enforcement agency or authority, to comply with applicable laws, to enforce our Terms of Use, and to protect the rights, property, or safety of LC, our users, and others.

Confidentiality Considerations

LC is not a covered entity under the administrative simplification of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and its implementing regulations (”HIPAA”), nor is LC a health care provider for purposes of the Washington Uniform Health Care Information Act. LC is concerned about your privacy, but it does not have to comply with these confidentiality laws. Accordingly, the protections for any information you post or otherwise provide to LC are governed by this Privacy Policy. Please carefully consider the privacy implications as you decide whether to provide Personally Identifiable Information to LC.

Contractors

LC may retain the services of outside contractors, and may disclose relevant Personally Identifiable Information to these contractors in the course of their services for LC. LC requires its contractors to keep any information confidential and to only use the information on LC’s behalf and at LC’s direction.

Is My Personal Information Secure?

LC is committed to the use of industry-standard security and data protection products to protect the privacy of your Personally Identifiable Information from unauthorized third parties. Appropriate safeguards have been implemented to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of Personally Identifiable Information. However, transmissions over the Internet are not always secure, and LC cannot guarantee that information you transmit utilizing the LC Site is secure; nor can we guarantee the performance or adequacy of any other security measures we employ.

Are Children Permitted to Use the LC Site?

This Site is not intended for children under the age of 13. LC Physicians does not intentionally collect or use any Personal Information from children who identify themselves as being under the age of 13. By using the LC Site, you represent that you are not under 13 years of age.

Links to Third Party Websites

Please note that the LC Site may contain links to other websites. LC is not responsible for such linked websites nor the content of any of the linked websites, nor can LC guarantee that such other sites’ privacy policies conform to our own. In addition, sites that are linked to the LC Site may have privacy policies that differ from that of LC. LC is not responsible for the individual privacy practices of third party websites. For more information about links to third party sites, please refer to the Terms of Use.

No Error-Free Performance

LC does not guarantee error-free performance under this Privacy Policy. LC may not always catch an unintended privacy issue, despite LC’s efforts to do so. LC will use reasonable efforts to comply with this Privacy Policy and will take prompt corrective action when LC learns of any failure to comply with it. Accordingly, LC welcomes your feedback regarding any privacy concerns that you may have. Please E-mail feedback or questions about this Privacy Policy to: joseph.turner@locumconnections.com

Acceptance of these terms

This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and subject to the terms of our Terms of Use. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not provide us with any information and do not use the LC Site.