Privacy Policy

The Regents of the University of California, San Francisco (“UCSF”) knows that you care about how your information is used and shared. UCSF takes protecting your privacy very seriously. Please read the following to learn more about how UCSF uses and protects information collected through our websites.

By using this site in any manner, you acknowledge that you accept the practices and policies outlined in this Privacy Policy.

You consent that UCSF will collect, use and share your information as described in this Privacy Policy.

What Does This Privacy Policy Cover?

This Privacy Policy covers the treatment of personally identifiable information ("Personal Information") that UCSF gathers when you are accessing or using this site. This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of companies or institutions that UCSF does not own or control.

Your use of this site will allow you to provide UCSF with Personal Information, which may include but is not limited to email address.

UCSF does not knowingly collect or solicit Personal Information from anyone under the age of 18 or knowingly allow such persons to register for this site. If you are under 18, you are not allowed to register for this site. In the event that UCSF learns that UCSF has collected Personal Information from a person under age 18, UCSF will delete that information.

Information Collection, Use and Sharing

UCSF is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. UCSF only has access to/collects information that you voluntarily give to UCSF via email or other direct contact from you. UCSF will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

UCSF will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request or to provide your best user experience.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about changes to this Policy.

Cookies

We use "cookies" on this site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor's hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the user experience on our site.

Do-Not-Track Signals and Similar Mechanisms

Some web browsers may transmit "do-not-track" signals to websites with which the browser communicates. Our websites do currently respond to these “do-not-track” signals.

Limitations on the Use of the Site

You agree not to transmit content that you do not have the right to transmit or that infringes the rights of any party, and you agree to use the site in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. You understand that the site or portions of it may be subject to patent, copyright, trademark and other intellectual property protections and that the ownership of software and other intellectual property related to the site, as well the goodwill associated therewith, remains with UCSF or its licensors. You agree that any improvements or other changes to the site itself are the sole property of UCSF.

Links

The website may contain links to external websites. However, it must be noted that UCSF is not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices on websites that may be accessed through these links. When following a link to another website, you are responsible for reading that website’s privacy policy and making sure that you agree with it and can abide by it.

Please note that all information collected by the site will be processed in the United States, and this may be done by another entity under contract with UCSF. Only UCSF and its sub-contractors engaged by UCSF will be able to compile data you generate or provide through or with the site. You should only transmit data for the site if you are in the United States and U.S. territories at the time you transmit such data. If you transmit data for this site while you are outside of the United States and U.S. territories, then laws in the United States and U.S. territories may not protect your privacy to the same extent as the laws in the country from which you have transmitted data to the site. For this reason, we strongly discourage you from transmitting data when you are outside the United States and U.S. territories, and in that regard you must know that you may not have the same privacy protections as when you transmit data within the United States.

Security

We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive or confidential information via this website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of the web page.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees and authorized personnel who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, patient outreach or appointment registration) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

Effective Date and Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. Unless stated in an updated version, use of information that we collect will be subject to the version of the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is collected.

Disclaimer

You understand and agree that nothing accessed through this site constitutes professional medical advice. UCSF disclaims any representation or warranty, expressed or implied, concerning the accuracy or completeness of the information contained on the site. In no event shall UCSF be liable for any special, indirect or consequential damages or damages of any kind whatsoever, resulting from or arising out of or in connection with the use of this site.

UCSF and The University of California, San Francisco are trademarks of The Regents of the University of California, San Francisco or its licensors.

This Privacy Policy shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws and regulations of the State of California.

Share