Website Privacy

Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center is a joint venture between various Northwestern Memorial HealthCare subsidiaries and Radiation Oncology Consultants, Ltd. committed to protecting the privacy of all visitors to our Website, www.chicagoprotoncenter.com, (the “Website”). When you visit this Website, you can access healthcare information with the assurance that Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center strives to provide you with optimal Website privacy. This Website Privacy Policy discloses how we gather and use the information supplied by you and relating to your use of this Website.

By using this Website, you consent to our collection, use and disclosure of your information as described below. We may change this policy from time to time, so please check back periodically.

WHAT INFORMATION DOES NORTHWESTERN MEDICINE CHICAGO PROTON CENTER COLLECT FROM YOU?

Our system routinely collects information about the origin and site navigation of this Website’s visitors. That information includes technical information such as your processor type, processor speed, operating system type, browser type, audio devices, modem devices, video cards, page views and Internet protocol address. The information is used to help us continually modify this Website based on use patterns and is not linked to any personal identifying information.

We only collect personal identifying information on this Website by expressly requesting it from you. We also collect the information you voluntarily provide to us in response to quizzes, assessments, surveys, questionnaires and the like regarding your use of this Website.

HOW DOES NORTHWESTERN MEDICINE CHICAGO PROTON CENTER COLLECT YOUR TECHNICAL INFORMATION?

Cookies are small data text files that are sent from a server computer to your computer during a browsing session. The cookies are typically stored on your computer's hard drive and are used by Websites to simulate a continuous connection to that site. In order to make this Website more responsive to your needs, Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center uses cookies to assign your Internet browser a unique random number, a sort of anonymous user ID that is stored in a file on your computer. This unique identification number automatically identifies your browser to our computers whenever you interact on this Website.

HOW IS YOUR INFORMATION USED?

Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center uses the information it collects from you, including any personally identifiable information you supply in response to a quiz, assessment, survey, or questionnaire (collectively, a “Quiz”), only (i) to administer the Quiz and provide your results; (ii) if you elect to receive information (including follow up information about health related programs, items, and services offered by or through Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center and its affiliates, to provide you with such information; (iii) to improve this Website and the services provided herein; and (iv) to create nonpersonal, summary or aggregate data, for business analysis, market analysis, communications management, research, planning and other lawful purposes. Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center may share personally-identifiable information supplied by you (including your Quiz results) on a confidential basis in order to carry out the purposes specified above with its affiliates and its and their employees, contractors and agents. We may also disclose this information when legally compelled to do so. Also, if Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center undergoes a change of ownership or control, or if all or substantially all of its assets are sold, our rights in and to this website, any Quizzes, and any information collected or maintained by us, may be transferred, sold, or assigned to a successor who agrees to maintain the confidentiality of such information and to use and disclose such information only for the above purposes.

Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center will not knowingly disclose contact information relating to children under age 13 to any third party in any form which can be traced back to an individual child, without parental consent.

THIRD PARTY WEB SITES

Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center may reference or provide links to third party Websites. We are not responsible for the third party Websites, and you should review the privacy policies posted on those sites. Please be aware that Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center does not control, nor are we responsible for, the privacy policies or information practices of third parties or their Websites.

HOW DOES NORTHWESTERN MEDICINE CHICAGO PROTON CENTER PROTECT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?

Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center employs security systems to protect the information we receive from you from unauthorized disclosure. In addition, if you suspect unauthorized access to your information, it is your responsibility to contact Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center immediately. Please be aware that Internet data transmission is not always 100 percent secure and we cannot warrant that information you transmit utilizing this Website is 100 percent secure. Because security is important to both Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center and you, we will always make reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems.

ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS

This Website Privacy Policy is incorporated into and subject to the terms of the Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center Website Terms and Conditions of Use. Use of this Website is subject to the Terms and Conditions of Use, which constitutes a legal agreement between you and Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center. Each time that you use this Website, you signify that you have read, understood and agree to be bound by the Terms and Conditions of Use, which incorporates this Website Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the terms of this Website Privacy Policy, please do not use this Website. Your continued use of this Website in light of changes to this Website Privacy Policy will signify your acceptance of the changes. Please review these Terms and Conditions of Use and, if you do not agree to them, please do not use this Website.