privacy policy

Nantucket Cottage Hospital is required by federal and state law to maintain the privacy of the health information we collect as part of the health care services we provide and personal information made available to us through this website.

Privacy of Health Information

We are required to provide you with a Health Care Privacy Notice explaining to you our privacy practices, legal duties and your rights concerning your health information.

As part of the Privacy Rule of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), you have the right to:

  • Review your health record
  • Request amendments to your health record
  • Request disclosures of your health record
  • Request limitations on disclosures of your health record
  • Request the hospital contact you at an alternate phone number or address

As part of HIPAA, the Hospital must:

  • Protect your health information from anyone not authorized to have access to it
  • Provide you with a copy of the Health Care Privacy Notice
  • Follow the terms of the Privacy Notice
  • Train staff to comply with the Privacy Rule under HIPAA
  • Not use or disclose your health information without your written consent for purposes other than treatment, payment or health care operations, unless such disclose is required by law.

Please take the time to read this very important Health Care Privacy Notice about your rights as a patient. If you have any questions regarding the Privacy Notice, you may contact the Hospital's Privacy Official at Nantucket Cottage Hospital.

Privacy of Personal Information

Nantucket Cottage Hospital respects your privacy and has instituted policies intended to ensure that any personal information collected through this website is handled in a safe and responsible manner.

We collect only the domain name, but not the email address of visitors to our website. The information we collect is used to improve the content of the site. The information is not shared with other organizations.

If you have supplied us with your email address, postal address, or telephone number online, you may receive periodic email, mailings and telephone calls about Nantucket Cottage Hospital news, giving opportunities and upcoming events. If you do not want to receive such information from us in the future, please contact the Foundation Office at 508-825-8250.

Credit Card Information
This website uses SSLA Secured processing to encrypt credit card information provided as part of an online donation or an order placed through our online gift shop. This eliminates the risk of the decoding of that information by anyone other than Nantucket Cottage Hospital for the purposes of processing your donation or order. To check the security of your connection, look at the bottom of your browser window after accessing the server. If you see an unbroken key or a closed lock (depending upon your browser), then the secured processing is active. You can also verify secured processing by looking at the URL line of your browser. When accessing a secure server, the first characters of the site address will change from "http" to "https."

Cookies
Nantucket Cottage Hospital does not employ "cookies" in order to gain information about people visiting our website.

However, we do offer a sharing service through ShareThis (www.sharethis.com) that does employ cookies to collect non-personally identifiable information. Please refer to the ShareThis Privacy Policy for specific information on how this information might be used and how it is protected.

Links
This site contains links to other sites. Nantucket Cottage Hospital's privacy practices may differ from these other sites. Nantucket Cottage Hospital is not responsible for the privacy policy of any website linked from this site.

Changes to this policy
Nantucket Cottage Hospital reserves the right, in its sole discretion and without any obligation, to modify or correct any error or omissions in any portion of this website. From time to time, we may use visitor information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice.

If our information practices change at some time in the future we will post the policy changes to our website to notify you of these changes and provide you with the ability to opt out of these new uses. If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should check back at our website periodically.

If you have questions or feel that this website is not following its stated policy regarding personal information, please contact the Foundation Office at 508-825-8250.

Disclaimer

Any information posted on this website is for general information purposes only, and should not be construed as medical advice, medical opinion, diagnosis or treatment. Any information provided by Nantucket Cottage Hospital on this website is not a substitute for medical attention. Consult a licensed health-care professional for medical advice and treatment.

 
 
Nantucket Cottage Hospital is an affiliate of Massachusetts General Hospital and a member of Partners HealthCare.