AHE Privacy Policy

The Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE) is highly sensitive to the privacy interests of consumers and believes that the protection of those interests is one of our most significant responsibilities. You may visit our web site and browse without giving us any personal information.

You will, however, be directed to hospitalconnect.com, to register for access to AHE.org members-only secure content. Hospitalconnect.com is wholly-owned portal service of the American Hospital Association that supports security and login functions for AHE.org and various other health care web sites. It is recommended that you also review the hospitalconnect.com Privacy Statement.

You may be asked to provide limited contact information when sending AHE messages via the web site. Contact information submitted to AHE is intended solely for the use in communications specific to the comment or question submitted.

Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. AHE uses cookies to personalize your visit on AHE.org. For example, cookies allow us to recognize you when you return to our site. Most web browsers are automatically set to accept cookies. To change this, or to show a warning each time a cookie request is received, please review your browser's guidelines.

In acknowledgment of our obligations to protect the privacy interests of consumers, AHE.org has adopted the following Privacy Policy applicable to information about consumers acquired in the course of our business:

Acquisition of Information

We do not acquire any more information about consumers than is necessary to provide a high level of service.

Our Employees and Privacy

We give access to information about consumers only to those employees who require it to perform their jobs.

Disclosure to Third Parties

We will provide individually-identifiable information about consumers to third parties only if we are compelled to do so by order of a duly-empowered governmental authority, we have the express permission of the consumer, or it is necessary to provide our services.

Privacy and Our Affiliates and Partnering Organizations

When we make our technology or services available to our affiliates and partnering organizations, we will not share with them any more consumer information than is necessary, and we will make every reasonable effort to assure, by contract or otherwise, that they use our technology and services in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy.

By using AHE.org, you consent to the collection and use of your information by AHE.org as set forth. If we decide to change our statement, such changes will be posted here on the web site, so please check back periodically to insure that you have the most current statement.

Terms and Conditions of Use

Except as disclosed in this statement, AHE.org does not collect any identifiable information about visitors to our web sites.

AHE.org uses weblog information to help us design our web site, to identify popular features, and to make the web site more useful for visitors. We do not normally try to identify individuals from weblogs. However, we may use web logs to identify any person attempting to break into or damage our web site.

Our web servers collect the domain names of visitors to our web sites. This information is aggregated to measure number of visits, average time spent on web sites, pages viewed, etc. We use this information to measure the use of our web sites and to improve content.

You may be asked to provide basic information when contacting us by e-mail via the web site. Information submitted to AHE.org via e-mail is intended solely for the use of AHE/AHA in communications specific to the comment or question submitted. This information will not be sold, leased, or otherwise disclosed to any third parties.

Concerns and Comments

If you have questions about this privacy policy, please send an e-mail to ahe@aha.org.