Athens Regional Health System
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Internet Policy

Overview

Thank you for visiting the Athens Regional Health System (ARHS) website and for reviewing our Internet Policy. Through this website, ARHS is committed to providing you with quality healthcare information, while always respecting the privacy of your general and personally identifiable information. ARHS pledges that it will never release visitor names or email addresses to any third party without the visitor's consent.

Our policy is quite simple:
Any general personal information you voluntarily provide when using this site such as your name, address and email address will only be used to provide you with the information that you specifically request from ARHS. When you browse through our website, we automatically collect and temporarily store the following information about your visit:

  • Date and time of your visit
  • Pages you visited
  • IP address of origin

We use this information for statistical purposes and to help us make our site more useful to visitors. Unless it is specifically stated otherwise, no additional information will be collected about you.

Personally provided information

You do not have to give us personal information to visit our website. If you choose to provide us with additional information about yourself through an email message, form, survey, etc., we will only maintain the information as long as needed to respond to your question or to fulfill the stated purpose of the communication.

Disclosure

ARHS will not share or sell any personally identifiable information we gather to any company, organization or person. Any information you voluntarily provide to us will only be used to provide you with information that you have specifically requested from ARHS. An ARHS representative will contact you only upon your request. You will not receive unsolicited communications from ARHS.

No practice of medicine

The ARHS website is not engaged in the practice of medicine. Any information and advice on the website is given on a generalized, generic basis and is not specific to any individual patient's condition. Use of this website is helpful in making sure you are informed about healthcare issues. However, online health services and health information content cannot replace a health professional-patient relationship and anyone with healthcare problems should always consult with a professional for diagnosis and/or treatment of their specific health problems. You and any other affected people should not disregard any advice or treatment from those professionals based on your interpretation of what you may read on this site. Any email generated from this website may not be secure and is not intended to create, and the receipt of it does not constitute, a physician-patient relationship. Email communication is not intendedf as a substitute for consultation with a physician.

Content from other sources and linked websites

The ARHS website may include information and other material prepared by other sources. This information is provided as a courtesy. We are not responsible for the accuracy of the content of any such information or materials. Links to other Internet sites and resources are also provided for your information. We are not responsible for the availability, updating and accuracy of any information provided on these outside sites or for the privacy or security of these outside sites.

Contacting Us

The ARHS website is owned and solely funded by Athens Regional Health System, free of commercial advertising of any kind. For more information or if you have questions or concerns regarding ARHS's Internet Policy, email us or send written correspondence to:

Courtney Alford-Pomeroy
eHealth Director
Athens Regional Health System
1199 Prince Avenue
Athens, GA 30606-2793

 

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