When you browse through any website, certain information about you can be collected. We detect and use the IP address of visitors to the site in order to present relevant content to a user for both marketing and informational value. The University of Chicago Medicine automatically collects and temporarily stores the following information about your visit:
- The IP address of the computer you are using.
- The name of the network domain you use to access the Internet. (For example: Gmail, Comcast, AT&T, etc.)
- The date, time and length of your visit.
- The pages you visited.
The University of Chicago Medicine may disclose your personal information, if required to do so in order to comply with any valid legal process or governmental request (such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, or court order). All data collected by or on behalf of The University of Chicago Medicine relating any use of the site or its content by any users is and shall remain at all times the sole property of The University of Chicago Medicine.
We may use the information you provide in a de-identified format as to both individual and organization, for research, quality improvement, or benchmarking purposes, and may provide this information in the aggregate to third parties.
We do not collect information that would personally identify you unless you choose to provide it. Individuals who choose to provide user submitted personal information for example name, email, specialty, appointment information may receive email updates that may contain advertising, and this advertising may be "targeted" based on demographic information, e-mail domains, or zip codes. Such targeting is done through processes internal to The University of Chicago Medicine and e-mail addresses from this registration are not made available to advertisers or anyone else outside The University of Chicago Medicine. You may unsubscribe from any communication received from The University of Chicago Medicine at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link within the email footer.
Google Analytics and Google Optimize
We currently use Google Analytics and Google Optimize to analyze the audience of the website and improve our content. For further information visit Google Analytics and Google Optimize.
We use Google Analytics for aggregated, anonymized website traffic analysis. In order to track session usage, Google drops a cookie with a randomly-generated ClientID in a browser. This ID is anonymized and contains no identifiable information like email, phone number, name, etc. Google Analytics is used to track aggregated website behavior, such as what pages are looked at, for how long, and so on. This information is important to us for improving the user experiences and determining site effectiveness. You can delete your cookie history and/or install the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-On.
Online Behavioral Advertising
We may occasionally survey visitors to our site. The information from these surveys is used in aggregated, de-identified form to help us understand the needs of our visitors so that we can improve our site. We generally do not ask for information in surveys that would personally identify you; if we do request contact information for follow-up, you may decline to provide it. Our survey data is kept confidential.
We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services, comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
This site has security policies and technology in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under University of Chicago Medicine control. This includes User Personal Information. We cannot however protect against user misuse, loss, or alteration of your own information. Although The University of Chicago Medicine makes every reasonable attempt to secure your information, there is always some risk in transmitting information across the internet.
All materials posted on The University of Chicago Medicine website are owned by The University of Chicago Medicine. You must obtain prior written consent from the University of Chicago Medicine to reproduce, retransmit, or reprint for the user's own personal use part or all of any portion on this site, otherwise it is expressly prohibited.
UCM processes data based on legitimate interest, which includes the interest to manage its websites according to fair business practices and to maintain availability and functionality of the websites. It does not allow you to be identified. This is necessary for technical purposes in order to correctly deliver the content requested and the collection is an unavoidable aspect of using websites. This unidentifiable data is analyzed for statistical purposes in order to improve our website and its underlying functionality. The University of Chicago Medicine provides information and services on the Internet as a benefit and service in furtherance of The University of Chicago Medicine's mission. The University of Chicago Medicine makes no representations about the suitability of this information and these services for any particular purpose. This site may include links providing direct access to other Internet sites, the University of Chicago Medicine has not participated in their development and does not monitor or exert any control over these sites. Further, any such linkages do not constitute a University of Chicago Medicine endorsement of products and services appearing on other websites.
Linking to Other Sites
Compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
This website is not intended for or directed at children under the age of 13. The University of Chicago Medicine complies with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and does not knowingly permit registration or submission of information by anyone under 13 years of age. This age requirement is posted each time we request personally identifiable information through an online submission form. We encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children’s online and mobile activities and interests.
The University of Chicago Medicine Privacy Program
Chief Privacy Officer
5841 S Maryland
Chicago, Illinois 60637
Last updated November 2021