Privacy Policy

Last Updated on: April 24, 2020

Privacy Policy

Overview

The Epic Health Research Network (EHRN) is a website intended to share preliminary healthcare research observations with the healthcare community. Whether you access ehrn.org (the “Website”) through your mobile device, desktop computer, or your web browser, we may collect your personal information for a number of purposes as described in this policy (the “Privacy Policy”).

This Privacy Policy is designed to inform you about how EHRN collects and uses information you provide when you visit the Website. EHRN may update this Privacy Policy at any time in our discretion, and future updates to the Privacy Policy will be effective immediately after being posted on this page.  You may wish to check back from time to time to make sure that you have reviewed the most current version of this Privacy Policy.

Information You Provide via the Website

Information That You Give Us

You may contact us or post a comment on the Website, and we may keep a record of the communication to help answer or resolve the matter you contacted us or commented about. You can decide how much information you want to share with us in those cases. You may also give us your contact information in order to receive updates from the Website.

Our Website and Servers, Your Use of Browsers

When you communicate with us or access the Website and servers through a browser, application, or other client, our servers automatically collect and record information. In most cases, this information is generated by various tracking technologies, such as “cookies,” “flash LSOs,” web beacons” or “clear GIFs.” You can read more about how we use cookies below.

Your browser or device may tell us:

  • Your browser type;
  • Language preference;
  • The Internet Protocol (IP) address (which may tell us generally where you are located); and
  • The type of device or system you used.

Your browser may also tell us information such as:

  • The time and date of your request;
  • The page that led you to the Website; and
  • The search terms you typed into a search engine that led you to the Website, if applicable.

Cookies

Like many websites, we use Google Analytics to collect information about access to and use of the Website. Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie in your browser that logs data in order to analyze and improve the usage of the Website. Our collection of this data may include:

  • Your IP address;
  • The pages of our site that you visit;
  • The time and date of your visit;
  • The time you spend on certain pages on our site; and
  • Various other statistics.

You may adjust cookie usage in your browser settings. Google’s ability to share and use your information collected via Google Analytics is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Service and the Google Privacy Policy.

Do Not Track

The Website does not respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals.

How We Protect Your Information

We use a combination of process, technology, and physical security controls to help protect your information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of storage, is 100% secure.

When we collect your information through the Website, that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the top or bottom of your web browser, or looking for “https” at the beginning of the URL address of the web page. We have internal policies and processes directed towards limiting access to your information to those employees, contractors, and agents of EHRN and EHRN’s parent corporation, Epic Systems Corporation (“Epic”), who need to know such data to perform their jobs and develop or improve our websites, products, and services. 

Data Subject Rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

EHRN will retain your information for as long as it makes use of such information as a part of your access to the Website.

If you are a data subject as defined by the General Data Protection Regulation, (EU) 2016/679, you have a number of rights and can do any of the following by contacting EHRN at EUPrivacyInquiries@ehrn.org:

  • Request a copy of your data;
  • Request that EHRN changes incorrect or incomplete data we have about you;
  • Request that EHRN delete or stop processing your data; and
  • Express any concerns or objections you have about EHRN’s use of your data.

Please note that if you contact us to assist you, for your safety and ours we may need to authenticate your identity before fulfilling your request.

If you need to contact EHRN’s Data Protection Officer or EU Representative as defined by the General Data Protection Regulation, (EU) 2016/679, please email EUPrivacyInquiries@ehrn.org or call +1 608-271-9000.

Links to Other Sites

The Website may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that EHRN is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our Website and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects your information.

Contact EHRN

If you have general questions about the Website you may contact us at info@ehrn.org.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or other privacy concerns, you may contact EHRN at 608-271-9000 or at PrivacyInquiries@ehrn.org. In any correspondence, please include the website or reason that led you to contact us.

Privacy Rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

If you are a California resident, California law may provide you with additional rights regarding our use of your personal information. To learn more about your California privacy rights, review our CCPA privacy notice for California residents.