Web Site Privacy Statement

Last Updated: 18 March 2019

Silicon Valley Medical Development (“SVMD” or “we”) respects the privacy of the users and visitors to the SVMD-owned and operated web site (this “Site”). This Privacy Statement is designed to help you understand what personal information we gather through your use of the Site and what we do with information the Site collects and uses from visitors to the Site and to web sites that are accessible through links and frames within this Site.

This Privacy Statement incorporates by reference the Terms of Use, which sets forth the terms relating to the collection and use of information in connection with this Site and your use of our online services. Please read carefully our Privacy Statement and Terms of Use. You understand that by using this Site you are agreeing to the terms of this Privacy Statement and Terms of Use. If you do not agree to such terms, please discontinue use by exiting this Site and closing your browser.

Changes to our Privacy Statement
SVMD reviews its privacy practices from time to time and those practices and this statement are subject to change. Please bookmark and periodically review this page to ensure continuing familiarity with the most current version of our Privacy Statement. To contact SVMD about privacy issues related to this Site or to report a violation of our Privacy Statement, please e-mail us at questions@svmdmed.org with your request. We treat all information in accordance with the Privacy Statement in effect at that time.

Additional Rights Under GDPR
If you are a visitor from outside of the United States, please note that SVMD is a US-based non-profit LLC solely operated in the United States without a legal presence in any other jurisdictions. SVMD does not target or collect data from persons residing in such jurisdictions, including the European Economic Area (EEA) and therefore EU-based users should note that the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) do not apply. If you have questions or would like more information about this, please contact questions@svmdmed.org.

Information We Collect
SVMD and its third-party service providers collect and store certain personal  information that you provide or otherwise convey through your use of this Site, such as web pages that allow you to provide us with input on this Site, participate in on-line surveys, apply for open positions or correspond with certain departments within the hospital (such as the billing department). Such information may include your name, address, e-mail address, social security number, credit card information (when applicable) as an application to your specific request. Some features of this Site may ask you to provide certain contact information such as your name, address and email. We may also collect and use information related to the Site to monitor website usage patterns for purposes of tracking anomalies and to maintain security and/or handle incidents.

Third Parties
We may also receive your personal information from third-party websites or services, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Google Analytics, whom you have authorized to disclose your personal information to us. The collection of that personal information by third parties will be governed by the terms you have agreed to with those third parties. We allow third-party companies to collect certain anonymous information when you visit our website. These companies may use data during your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or a third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice, you can visit www.networkadvertising.org.

This Site contains links to other Internet web sites, which may direct you to an external web site or which may be displayed within a frame on this Site, including co-branded or other affiliated sites which may or may not be owned or operated by SVMD. Links to this Site may also be featured on independent third-party web sites. SVMD has no control, and is not responsible for, the privacy practices of other web sites that may host links to this Site or that you may visit through links or frames on this Site, including such sites’ use of any information (such as IP address, browser type, or usage history) collected when visitors to this Site click through links to such sites or access such sites through frames. We recommend that you review individual site privacy policies and statements before providing any information on such web sites.

We do not assume responsibility for the actions or omissions of third parties, including the manner in which they use information received either from SVMD or independently through frames on or links within this Site. Nevertheless, in the event that you encounter any third party associated with, or who claims association with, SVMD who you feel is improperly collecting or using information about you, please contact questions@svmdmed.org with your request.

Automated Collection
This Site also collects and uses third-party service providers to process data such as web site usage, traffic patterns, site performance and web traffic related statistics, which may include your IP address, Internet Service Provider and the geographic location of connectivity. When you visit this Site or use our tools or software, we may use automated tools (such as cookies, sessions, and usage monitoring software) to collect certain information about your visit or use, including internet protocol address and domain name used by your computer to connect to the internet, operating system, browser name, search engine, hyperlink, date, time, duration of your visit and the pages visited. This information will be used in aggregated form to analyze how this Site is being used and to analyze usage patterns in order to improve this Site and our services.

We also use small text files placed on your computer hard drive (“Cookies”) to help us determine the type of content and, links and the length of time each visitor spends at any particular area of this Site and the services. Cookies allow us to serve you better and more efficiently, and to personalize your experience at this Site. You can change your settings on your browser to control how and whether Cookies will be accepted by your web browser. Using Cookies gives us access only to data stored on the Cookie. You may configure your browser to not accept Cookies however as a result you may experience a loss of functionality. Web browsers allow some control of Cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about managing Cookies, please visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org

Name of Cookie(s) Information Collected Purpose
_ga, __gid, __dc__gtm, __gat__UA Visits, sessions, clicks User analytics through Google Analytics

Here is a summary of the personal information from you when you use this Site and tools:

Personal Information Collected When Collected Why Collected
“Contact Us” form which includes name, email address, and contents of user-submitted message At time of user submission To process submitted inquiries

We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under thirteen years of age. If you are under the age of thirteen, please do not submit any personal information via this Site. Persons under the age of eighteen must have a parent or legal guardian read and provide written consent to our Terms of Use and this Web Site Privacy Statement prior to access.

Uses and Sharing of Personal Information
We may use personally information that we or third-party service providers receive or collect from you to improve the content of this Site, respond to your inquiry, assist in the performance of the Site, help us debug or fix problems, provide you with support, provide important notices and communications related to this Site or our services, and to better address the needs and interests of the Site visitors.

We may disclose your personal information with third parties or provide you with the opportunity to provide personal information to third-party service providers directly through linked and framed web sites. We may use third-party service providers to facilitate our services and provide operations for one or more aspects available through this Site. Such third-party service providers may require a visitor’s personal information in order to facilitate certain services and provide such operations such as for processing certain billing, credit card transactions and to administer applications for open positions. Here is a summary of the third parties and purpose:

Third Party Website Reason for Disclosure
HealthcareSourcehttps://pm.healthcaresource.com/CS/svmd#/searchApplications for employment
Epic Systems Corporationhttps://mycare.elcaminohospital.org/mychart/Management of electronic health records

We reserve the right to release information collected from a visitor (whether or not personal ), including information contained within our access logs, when that visitor is in violation of, or to enforce, our Terms of Use Agreement or other published guidelines, or engages (or is reasonably suspected of engaging) in any illegal activity, or to protect our rights and this Site, even without a subpoena, warrant or other court order, and to release such information in response to requests from law enforcement, court and governmental orders, civil subpoenas, discovery requests and as otherwise required by law, rule, regulation or other legal process. We cooperate with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who may be using our servers or services for illegal activities. We also reserve the right to report any suspected illegal activity to law enforcement individuals or entities for investigation or prosecution.

(For California Residents) California Privacy Rights under California Civil Code Sections 1798.83-1798.84
California Civil Code sections 1798.83-1798.84 give California residents the right to ask SVMD for a notice describing the categories of personal  information it shares with third parties or corporate affiliates for their direct marketing purposes. The notice will identify the categories of information shared and will include a list of the third parties and corporate affiliates with which it has been shared, along with their names and addresses. If you are a California resident and would like a copy of this notice, please submit a written request to questions@svmdmed.org or the following address:

Silicon Valley Medical Development
Attn: Silicon Valley Medical Development Privacy Officer
973 University Ave.
Los Gatos, CA  95032

Please allow 10 days for a response.

We will hold the personal information we collect about you for as long as is necessary to provide services to you. Please submit requests to questions@svmdmed.org.

Changes or Deletion
If you would like to update, correct or have personal information removed from this Site, please contact us at questions@svmdmed.org with your request, and we will use reasonable efforts to comply with your request. Upon receipt of a request to update, correct or delete personal information, we may ask you to put your request in writing, provide proof of your identity, and specific scope of your request. If we determine that we do not have enough information about you or your request to carry out the correction or deletion, we will give you our reasons for the decision. We may require you to pay a reasonable fee for such service. Deletion of the applicable personal information may prevent you from using certain functions on this Site and such actions will not affect prior stored access logs and records, which may or may not contain such personal information. We may sell or transfer assets or portions of our business as we continue to improve our product and service offerings and you consent to the transfer of your personal information as one of the transferred business assets.

This Site uses reasonable security measures to protect the Site and the personal  information collected, stored and processed. We take reasonable steps to protect your personal  information, we cannot guarantee and do not warrant or represent, that all information will be protected against loss, misuse, or unauthorized access by third parties. By your use of this Site, you agree and stipulate that your use of the Internet and this Site is at your own risk, that no Internet data transmission can be guaranteed as secure from such incidents, and that you will not hold us responsible for any breach of security that is not solely caused by our negligence.

Contact Us
Questions, comments or complaints regarding this Web Site Privacy Statement or our information practices should be directed to Silicon Valley Medical Development at questions@svmdmed.org or, if by U.S. mail, at:

Silicon Valley Medical Development
Attn: Silicon Valley Medical Development Privacy Officer
973 University Ave.
Los Gatos, CA 95032