Privacy Statement

As a nonprofit, public-private partnership bridging the concerns of medicine, health insurance, government agencies, employers and consumers, our business policies regard privacy as a paramount concern. The Foundation for Health Care Quality (FHCQ) has created this privacy statement as one means of demonstrating our firm commitment to your online privacy.

Any private personal information FHCQ obtains through this website, its affiliated websites, or the websites of partners – such as names, addresses, telephone numbers, and checking and credit card information – will not be sold, shared or made available in any manner to any outside party by us, except where there is an established and known business reason. Unless otherwise authorized in writing by the patient and/or health care provider, no protected health care information will be produced on these websites.

Any clinical and scientific material presented or referenced on this website is intended for general informational purposes only. Readers are encouraged to confirm the clinical and scientific information on this website with other sources or contact us if they have questions or concerns.

As a means to help inform and educate, the FHCQ website – and its affiliated web sites – may contain links to other sites that we deem valuable. FHCQ is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of the Web sites we recommend, and we encourage you to review their privacy policies and/or disclaimers carefully before providing them personal information.

In addition, when you visit one of our websites, our web provider’s servers automatically log certain technical information, such as the name of your Internet Service Provider (ISP), your IP address, browser type, and operating system. We use Internet technologies to learn more about how our Web sites are used, such as how often certain pages are viewed, how much time users spend on those pages, and/or what search terms brought them here. This information is not used in a form that identifies you, and we do not share this information with anyone outside of our organization unless they are working directly on a FHCQ program or project.