We vow to keep any information that we collect via our website confidential. This includes your name, address, email address and other information that you disclose. The data you provide us is used to process the services you have requested and is only accessed by authorized personnel.
We’ll notify you whether the information you’re providing is being submitted through a secure or unsecured site. When you come across a webpage that is secured, your browser will likely display a closed lock or another symbol to inform you that SSL, or secure sockets layer, has been enabled. The web address should also now start with "https://" rather than "http://.” SSL allows a secure connection between your web browser and a web server. This secure information tunnel is being widely adopted by numerous companies for client services from credit card purchases to online banking transactions.
Sending an email directly to an email address found on our website is not considered secure. We have identified areas of the website that are secure and encourage you to only submit highly sensitive or personal information through those pages or sites. Those areas include patient preregistration, online gifts, online applications and My Sanford Chart.
The information that is gathered through our website is not shared with any entities outside of Sanford Health unless you have specifically authorized us to share that information or, in Sanford Health's good-faith belief, it is required under the law.
Please note that outside websites are linked on our website as a convenience for our users. Sanford Health is not responsible for the privacy practices on other sites, and we encourage you to be aware and read the privacy statements of those sites to ensure your privacy and confidentiality when you leave our website.
By using our website, you consent to the collection and use of your information by Sanford Health as detailed in our privacy statement. If we ever make changes to our privacy statement, we will post any changes on this page so that you are constantly aware of the information we collect and the ways in which we use it. Sanford Health may place a text file called a cookie in the browser files of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain personal information, although it will enable the site to relate your use of the site and information that you have specifically and knowingly provided to the site. The site may also collect your IP address, which does not contain personal information. The IP addresses will be used to monitor site usage statistics.