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MITSS PRIVACY POLICY

General:

MITSS respects the privacy of every individual who visits www.mitss.org (the Web Site”).  This Privacy Policy outlines the information MITSS will collect and how we will use that information.

Personally Identifiable Information:

MITSS will not provide any personally identifiable information to third parties who are not under the direction of MITSS. 

Share Your Story:

If you choose to submit a story to our Patient and Family or Clinician’s Share Your Story section, we may request certain personally identifiable information from you.  Submitting your story to MITSS is completely voluntary, and you, therefore, have a choice whether or not to disclose this information.  You acknowledge and agree that the information you provide may be viewed by the public.  The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address) and demographic information (such as zip code).  We will utilize your contact information in order to call or e-mail you prior to publishing your story, and we will not publish personally identifiable information if you do not wish to share it. You are not required to furnish MITSS with your last name or street address. 

Surveys:

From time to time, we may provide you with the opportunity to participate in surveys from our Web Site.  Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary, and you have a choice whether or not to disclose certain personally identifiable information as part of the survey.  If you choose to share your contact information, a MITSS staff member will contact you, and this information will remain confidential.

Aggregate Information (non-personally identifiable):

MITSS will not share aggregated information about our users with any third parties.  The information gathered from our surveys will be used for research purposes to continually improve our service offerings.  We do not link aggregate user data with personally identifiable information.

 

Join Our Mailing List:

If you wish to Join Our Mailing List, we will use your name and e-mail address to send you our newsletter as well as keep you up to date with MITSS activities through press releases, notices, invitations, etc.  Out of respect for your privacy, we will provide you with a way to unsubscribe.  Please see the “Choice and Opt Out” section.

Links to Other Sites:

This Web Site contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by MITSS.  Please be aware that we, MITSS, are not responsible for the privacy practices of other such sites.  We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information.

This privacy statement applies only to information collected by this Web site.

Choice and Opt Out:

If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter or receive any promotional communications, you may opt-out of receiving them by e-mailing us at removeme@mitss.org.  You may also wish to contact us by telephone at 1-888-36MITSS or 1-888-366-4887.

Changes in this Privacy Statement:

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently.  If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here.

Legal Disclaimer:

This site may contain medical terminology or information.  Such information is not meant to be nor should be construed as a substitute for the advice provided by a medical professional.  Always consult a healthcare provider if you have health concerns.