Michigan Medicine is very interested in the privacy and safety of visitors to our website.
This is how we handle information we learn about you from your visit to our website. The information we receive depends upon what you do when you visit the site.
If you visit our site to browse, or to read or download information such as patient education materials or press releases:
We may collect and store: the name of the domain and host from which you access the internet (for example, google.com or princeton.edu); the internet protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using; the browser software and operating system you use; the date and time you access our site; and the internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site. We use this information to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, and to help us make our site more useful. We also conduct web traffic analyses through which we track statistics such as which pages are visited in what order, where users come from, and how long users spend on our website, but we never associate such information with specific identities.
If you choose to identify yourself by sending us an e-mail or when using our secure online forms (e.g., for prescription renewal requests):
Our website contains forms to help you request information or supply feedback to us. In some cases, telephone numbers or return addresses are required so that we can provide you with the requested information. In other cases, you need to send us additional information so that we can respond to your request appropriately. If you don’t provide your name or other information, it may be impossible for us to refer, respond to, or investigate your request.
We use secure socket layer (SSL) encryption to protect the transmission of information you submit to us when you use our secure online forms. All the information you provide us through these forms is stored securely offline. If you send us an e-mail, you should know that e-mail is not necessarily secure against interception. So, if your communication includes sensitive information and you prefer not to use one of our secure online forms, please contact us by postal mail or telephone rather than e-mail.
Any information you provide will not be sold or distributed to any other party.
Obtaining information from us
If you want to get non-medical information about you that may be in our records:
The Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act of 1974 provide you certain rights to get information about you that is in our records. To learn more about the circumstances under which you can get and correct this information, visit our Freedom of Information Act page.
If you want to get medical information about you that may be in our records, go to How to Obtain Copies of Your Medical Record.
Following links on our site