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Policy:  Privacy and Security Policy   Original:  10/08/2012   

Simmons Healthcare Consulting, LLC (SHC), respects the privacy of Internet users and does not collect personally identifying information without the Internet user’s permission.  This policy applies to the website(s) owned or operated by SHC, an Indiana LLC.    

SHC may be contacted regarding this Privacy and Security Policy by email at julie@simmonshc.com , or by mail at the company address:  Simmons Healthcare Consulting, LLC, PO Box 92, Ligonier, IN  46767

Collection of Data – SHC does not collect Internet user identity or contact information from Internet users’ visits to SHC websites.  For each visitor to a SHC website, the visitor’s computer reaches us via a particular IP (Internet Protocol) address.  The website servers automatically collect this IP address.  An Internet user’s browser sets cookies (when enabled) that contain small amounts of data on the Internet user’s computer after a visit to any website.  Cookies may assist SHC in tracking Internet users’ activities to facilitate easier navigation, data entry and retrieval, and preference tracking.  If users reject the cookie, they may still use our website.  No information is obtained from the Internet user or Internet user’s computer to generate the unique identifying number of the Internet user.  The website servers automatically generate the unique number.  None of SHC’s potential cookies are used to perform “user profiling”.  SHC does receive and record email addresses of Internet users, only in circumstances where the Internet user has voluntarily provided its identity and contact information through SHC’s website.    

Disabled and Non-functioning Cookies – SHC does not employ any technology or means of preventing an Internet user from disabling the acceptance of a cookie.  Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but an Internet user’s browser may be set by the Internet user to disable this function.  Some web browsers or similar Internet navigating technology may not support (or consistently support) cookie technology.  If cookies are disable or the Internet user is utilizing technology that does not adequately support cookie technology, SHC shall not be able to record the Internet user’s activity.   

Use and Disclosure of Data – SHC does not sell or rent personally identifying information.  SHC does not disclose personally identifying information to anyone that SHC is not authorized to do so.  SHC uses anonymous user data to create and report the browsing and/or form completion activities of anonymous users.  SHC reserves the right to release information on Internet users if compelled to do so by proper judicial or governmental authorities.  Disclosure shall be limited to only to those that SHC is compelled to disclose to.                         

Security Measures – Simmons Healthcare Consulting, LLC, has implemented technology and security features and policy guidelines to safeguard the privacy of customer identifiable information from unauthorized access or improper use, and will continue to enhance the security procedures as new technology becomes available.  Access to SHC customer data is accessible via password protection through the owner’s accounts.  Access to Internet user data that identifies the Internet user’s given information is limited to the owner of SHC.  The owner is responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of her own password used for accessing the accounts on the SHC website.   

Spam – SHC does not intentionally send unsolicited email messages that could legitimately be construed as spam.    

Collection of Usage Data – The servers used by SHC’s website automatically gather information about which pages are visited within a SHC website.  The company does not use that information except in the aggregate.   

Account Information – SHC honors requests from customers for account information and will correct any such information which may be deemed inaccurate.  Customers may verify that appropriate corrections have been made.   

Customer Concerns – If you are a consumer with concerns about the SHC privacy policy or its implementation, you may contact us at julie@simmonshc.com.   

Email List – If a user wishes to subscribe to SHC’s email list, we ask for contact information such as name and email address.  Members of a mailing list may receive periodic newsletters and informational news.  Out of respect for our users’ privacy, any mailing list member has the option to opt-out of these communications by contacting SHC at julie@simmonshc.com.                         

COPPA – If you inform SHC that SHC has collected or received information from a child under 13, SHC will delete such information from its databases.  No SHC website is specifically directed to children under 13.  SHC shall not knowingly distribute to third parties any personally identifiable information erroneously collected from children under 13.   

Deleting from databases – Please contact julie@simmonshc.com if you no longer wish for SHC to maintain your previously given contact information.  If SHC has such information, SHC shall not retain your name and/or email address any longer than is necessary to perform the services that you requested from SHC.   

Policies and Disclaimers for SHC users – Your access to and continued use of the SHC website constitutes your acceptance, without limitation, of these policies and disclaimers.  An resale of this information or use for commercial gain is prohibited, excepted in accordance with a SHC agreement.   

Copyright Protection – All materials appearing on www.simmonshc.com are the property of SHC unless otherwise indicated, and are protected by United States copyright laws. Any reproduction or distribution, except for personal, informational use, is a violation of our copyright. If you would like to make copies and/or distribute the report, please contact us.  You may link to SHC's home page.    

Accuracy Disclaimer – SHC does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy, quality, completeness, currency, or validity of any information on its website, or websites linked to or from SHC. All information contained on the website has been obtained from sources believed by SHC to be accurate and reliable.    

SHC is not responsible for any errors or omissions. All information is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. SHC does not make any representations as to the accuracy or integrity of the information. SHC disclaims all express, implied, and statutory warranties of any kind, including warranties as to accuracy, timeliness, completeness, merchantability, or fitness for any particular purpose. SHC will not be liable for any damages of any kind incurred as a result of the information posted on this site.   

Endorsement Disclaimer – SHC does not endorse, support, sanction, or verify the information or material that is provided on this site or linked to this site. Unless otherwise specifically indicated, SHC has no affiliation with any of the other organizations mentioned or described on the web site, and it makes no representations or warranties with regard to those organizations. Nor does SHC endorse or affiliate itself with any of the organizations which are linked to or from this website.                   

Disclaimer – Regarding Financial and Legal Advice -  The information on the site, including but not limited to reports, newsletters, articles, and opinions is provided for educational and informational purposes only. It is not intended to provide legal, accounting, or tax advice and should not be relied on in that respect. We suggest that you hire an attorney, accountant, and/or financial advisor to answer any financial or legal questions.   

General Disclaimer – SHC is not responsible for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or any other damages arising out of or in connection with the use of this website or in reliance on the information available on the site. This includes any personal injury, business interruption, loss of use, lost data, lost profits, or any other pecuniary loss, whether in an action of contract, negligence, or other tortious action, even if SHC has been informed of the possibility.   

Response to Comments Disclaimer – SHC appreciates hearing from you. All efforts will be made to respond to your comments, but SHC cannot guarantee it will do so. Any response will be for informational or educational purposes only and will not constitute legal or financial advice. SHC makes no warranties, express or implied, about the information in these responses.   

Policy Changes – SHC may find it necessary or be legally obligated to update this Privacy Policy from time to time. Any changes will be posted at this site. Except as otherwise required by law, modifications to this Privacy Policy will not affect the privacy of data collected by SHC prior to the effective date of the policy change.