Pittsburgh Mercy Health System
Pittsburgh Mercy Health System (PMHS) and its associated organizations, Mercy Life Center Corporation, McAuley Ministries, and Mercy Foundation, collectively referred to as "Pittsburgh Mercy", are committed to providing their visitors with an Internet experience that respects and protects their personal privacy.
1. Information we collect and how we use that information
When you use our site, we collect anonymous information. Anonymous information is information about how a visitor uses our site (such as places visited and searches performed). Anonymous information also includes the domain names and/or IP addresses (the number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet) of browsers that visit our site, time of day the site was visited, and other non-personally identifiable information. Anonymous information is information that is not tied to any individual, but helps to characterize our visitors to improve our services and information on our site. Your IP address helps us diagnose problems with our server, to administer our web site, analyze trends, track visitors' movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the site, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
2. Personal information collected
Our site uses allows persons to request information, be placed on a mailing list, and/or make a charitable gift. The registration form requires visitors to give us contact information that may include name, e-mail address, format preference (HTML vs. text), address, interests, and similar information. We also collect financial information (such as an account or credit card number) in the online donation form. This information is used to fulfill visitor requests and process donations. The visitor's contact information also is used to get in touch with the visitor when necessary. For example, we might have a question about the processing of a donation. If a visitor so requests, we may use the contact information to send the visitor additional information about Mercy. We do not request or store sensitive information from our visitors, such as credit card or social security numbers.
Visitors may opt-out of receiving future mailings (see the choice/opt-out section below). The personally identifiable information we collect is not used for any purposes other than processing of donations and dissemination of information. It is not disclosed to anyone other than Mercy and its partners, contractors and agents, unless we must do so to comply with a court order or other legal process, or we must do so to protect our rights or property.
Please note that Mercy will not intentionally share the contents of any email or form submitted through this site with any third party. However, due to the nature of electronic communications, we cannot and do not provide assurances that the contents will not become known or accessible to third parties.
WE URGE YOU NOT TO PROVIDE ANY CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU OR A FAMILY MEMBER, YOUR HEALTH OR A FAMILY MEMBER’S HEALTH, OR YOUR PATIENTS TO US VIA ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION UNLESS WE INDICATE THE FORM HAS BEEN SECURED. IF YOU DO SO, IT IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.
3. Use of "cookies"
All financial information provided to Mercy is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. We also protect account information by placing it on a secure portion of our website that is only accessible by certain qualified employees Mercy. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.
5. Contacting the Website
If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, the practices of this website, or your dealings with this website, you may contact: Kimberly Flaherty 412.488.4067
Please reference this Privacy Statement in your subject line.
6. Updates and changes to our Privacy Statement
7. Parish Nurse Store Refund and Return Policy
Returns are accepted within 30 days of the date that you received your order. NOTE: Shipping charges are non-refundable. Please contact: Mercy Parish Nurse and Health Ministry Program, ParishNurse@mercy.pmhs.org, at 412.232.5815 for any returns and you will be provided with the address to ship them back to.