Providence Health & Services (called “Providence” in this
to make you aware of the ways your personal information collected through
the Providence site is used and to explain to you how we collect and use
your personal information. We hope this policy will help you make informed
decisions about sharing personal information with us.
1. Services Subject to Notice.
Providence provides a variety of information and communication services
(“Services”). Some information and services are available
to the general public.
Providence also offers personalized, interactive tools to help you manage
your health care through the myProvidence site. For more information about
myProvidence Services and registration please see the
myProvidence User Agreement.
created by Providence from the following Providence Services:
- Access to educational information, including links to informative Web sites.
- Access to information and news services about Providence services, health
care providers and facilities, and employment opportunities.
- Access to information about Providence events, activities and classes,
including online registration.
- Access to information about physician career opportunities.
- Information about Providence point of care options.
or created by Providence from any of the following Providence and myProvidence Services:
Online search and application for employment opportunities at Providence,
other than physician career opportunities. These employment search activities
are provided by a third-party Web site operator and subject to a separate
to online employment search and application, then
please see this Web page.
Online registration for care at Providence hospitals. Personal information
received or created through this service is subject to the Notice of Privacy
Practices applicable to the hospital where you are registering. If you
wish to review the Notice of Privacy Practices that applies to a Providence
please see this Web page.
PHP Member Services. If you wish to review the Notice of Privacy Practices
which applies to PHP Member Services, then
please see this Web page.
Providence Doctor’s Office Services. Personal information received
or created through this service is subject to the Notice of Privacy Practices
applicable to the health care provider with whom you have enrolled for
this service. If you wish to review the Notice of Privacy Practices applicable
to Providence Health & Services health care providers, including those
participating in Providence Doctor’s Office Services, then
please see this Web page.
2. Use and Disclosure of Personal Information
Providence collects and uses personal information subject to this Privacy
Policy as follows:
- Providence will not intentionally collect any personal information subject
that you must be 13 years or older to provide personal information to
Providence through the Providence Web site, and you represent that you
are 13 years or older if you do so.
- Providence will not disclose any personal information obtained through
the Providence site for any third party marketing purposes.
- Providence will not collect or use personal information about your use
of the Services to obtain educational information, news, information about
Providence services, activities and classes, or career or employment opportunities,
to make decisions about insurance underwriting or coverage, medical care
or treatment, or administration of health care for individuals. Providence
will not use such information to infer or make any determinations about
an individual’s health condition or medical needs. Providence may
use personal information collected during your registration for myProvidence,
or provided by you in communicating with Providence about your myProvidence
account, to administer your My Providence account.
- Providence may use personal information collected during registration for
Providence services, activities or classes, to administer such services,
activities or classes.
- Providence may make personal information available to third-party service
providers for the purpose of providing interactive tools and services
to you, such as artificial intelligence driven chat.
- Information provided by individuals participating in User Forums and Message
Boards will not be collected or stored as part of insurance or medical
records or used to make decisions about insurance underwriting or coverage,
medical care or treatment, or administration of health care for any individual.
Providence will not use this information to infer or make any determinations
about an individual’s health condition or medical needs.
- Providence will disclose personal information when required to do so by
law, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena or other
legal obligation, in response to a law enforcement agency's request,
or in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this
information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against
someone who may be causing injury to or interference (either intentionally
or unintentionally) with our rights or property.
A “cookie” is a small set of computer data that allows Web
servers, like the Web servers used to host the Providence site, to maintain
records of the activities of users visiting Web site and to help us serve
you better by improving our Web site design. Cookies may be used to customize
the delivery of content based on your usage patterns and interests.
The cookies used by Providence do not identify users by name or any other
- Unregistered users may have cookies placed on their computers for use in
customizing the delivery of content based on usage patterns and interests.
- Registered users may have cookies placed on their computers to allow their
experience of the Providence site to be customized and facilitated. For
example, a class registration form may have the User’s name and
address entered as a convenience to the User.
4. Third-Party Advertising Partners
In addition to using cookies and related technologies as described above,
we use third-party service providers to serve interest-based advertisements
for Providence products and services across the Internet. These service
providers may collect non-identifiable information about your interactions
with our Web site through the use of these technologies. In the course
of serving these advertisements, these third party companies may place
or recognize a unique cookie on your computer, and may record information
to these cookies based upon your activities on any of our sites and/or
services and on third-party websites. Each of these companies uses this
cookie information according to their own privacy and security policies.
If you do not wish to have this information used for the purpose of serving
you interest-based advertisements, then you may opt-out as indicated below.
Please note that you will continue to receive generic advertisements.
If you would like more information about this practice and to know your
choices for not having this information used by third-party service providers
for this purpose, please visit
Some Internet browsers include the ability to transmit “Do Not Track”
signals. As uniform standards have not been adopted, we do not currently
respond to browser “do not track” signals. For more information
regarding “Do Not Track”, please visit “All About Do Not Track."
to time. We will make reasonable attempts to notify you of changes we
think may be important to you by e-mail.
All changes will be effective when published unless a different effective
date is specified. Your continued use of the Providence Web site after
will be considered your consent to the change.