Utah Department of Health

Privacy Policy

OVERVIEW

The Utah Department of Health and its agents, contractors, sub-contractors, and third party service providers (collectively, "the Client") is strongly committed to protecting the privacy of registrants and users of its products and services. Throughout cyberspace, we want to contribute to providing a safe and secure environment for you, our users.

The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you, as a user, of the Utah Notification & Information System (the "Site") or user of any Site content, what kinds of information we may gather about you when you visit the Site, how we may use that information, whether we disclose it to anyone, and the choices you have regarding our use of, and your ability to correct, the information. This privacy policy applies to the Site and any Site content that incorporates this policy. Please note that this policy applies only to the Site and Site content, and not to other companies' or organizations' Web sites to which we link.

SECURITY MEASURES

The Site utilizes a multiple-layer security architecture to ensure data safety. All pages of the Site are transmitted encrypted using an EV SSL certificate and access to any data requires login/password authentication. Each account in the Site is assigned a role, which corresponds to a set of role-based permissions. Access to change permissions is strictly controlled. Routine internal and third-party security audits are performed to ensure strict compliance with security policies.

All of the personally identifiable information we obtain from you will be kept private or non-public. Persons who will have access to this information are you, the Client and its federal, regional, and local partners involved in planning, investigating, or controlling a public health emergency and the vendor contracted to maintain this Site and it's services. The county or regional program administrators will receive the information and use this data to contact you. The Client will not provide this information to anyone else without your consent.

There is no legal obligation to provide this information. However, without it, the program administrators may not be able to notify or disseminate critical health alerts to you.

INFORMATION ABOUT ALL SITE VISITORS

In general, the Site automatically gathers certain usage information like the numbers and frequency of visitors to the Site. This is very much like television ratings that tell the networks how many people tuned in to a program. We only use such data in the aggregate. This aggregate data helps us determine how much you use parts of the Site, so we can improve the Site to assure that it is as appealing as we can make it for as many of you as possible. For example, his site offered by the Client uses a technology nicknamed "cookies" that tells us how and when pages in the Site are visited, and by how many people. We also may provide statistical "ratings" information, never information about you personally, to our Site partners about how you (those who submit registration information) collectively, use the Site.

Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent.

DISCLOSURE

We do not use or disclose information about your individual visits to the Site or information that you may give us on the Site, such as your name, e-mail address, and any other contact information to any outside entities. The Client, through the Site, may share such information in response to legal process, such as a court order or subpoena, or in special cases such as a physical threat to you or others. And, as we mention above, we may share with our Web site partners aggregated statistical "ratings" information about the use of the Site.

PRIVACY POLICY CHANGES

If we decide to change our privacy policy for the Site, we will post those changes here so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information and whether we will disclose it to anyone.

If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, please contact us.

Effective as of July 1, 2010