Accessibility and Privacy

Internet Disclaimer & Privacy Policy

WMed websites are intended to provide general educational information about services offered by WMed and to help users arrange more easily for those services. Information on WMed websites is written by faculty and staff affiliated with the medical school, while other information may be from sources outside of WMed.

You assume full responsibility for using the information on WMed websites, and understand and agree that WMed is not responsible or liable for any claim, loss, or damage resulting from its use by you or any user. While we try to keep the information on this site as accurate as possible, we disclaim any warranty, express or implied, including warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. WMed also does not warrant that access to the site will be error free or virus free.

Copyright law protects material on WMed's websites. Reprinting or otherwise reproducing any document or image in whole or in part is prohibited, unless prior written consent is obtained from the copyright owner. By choosing to use the medical school’s websites, you acknowledge and agree to the terms of this Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to modify these terms and policies at any time.

Health Information

If you are a healthcare consumer who chooses to use any health-related information on WMed websites, you should not rely on that information as professional medical advice or use it to replace any relationship with your physician or other qualified healthcare professional. WMed websites are not an attempt to practice medicine or provide specific medical advice and do not establish a doctor-patient relationship. Health-related information on WMed websites should not be used to make a diagnosis or to replace or overrule the advice of a qualified healthcare provider.

Some WMed websites may allow you to enter your personal health information. Any personal health information you submit electronically to WMed websites is done so voluntarily. WMed will not use or disclose your personal health information without your written consent or authorization, in accordance with applicable state and federal laws.

Privacy Policy

The privacy of our customers is important to WMed. We understand that visitors to sites within the WMed domain, med.wmich.edu, need to be in control of their personal information.

Therefore, the following is WMed's Internet Privacy Policy:

  • Your personal information is not required to visit our site. If you choose not to provide personal information, you can still visit the med.wmed.edu pages.
  • Access to some areas of our site may require appropriate authorization. In that case, your unique user ID and password is required.
  • Access to some areas of our site may require some of your personal information. In that case, this personal information will only be collected if specifically and voluntarily provided and authorized by you.
  • WMed may collect personally identifiable information only if specifically and voluntarily provided and authorized by you.
  • WMed may use third-party services or programs to collect or maintain any voluntary personal information you may choose to provide us.
  • Personally identifying information collected will be used only in connection with med.wmich.edu, or for such purposes as are described at the point of collection.
  • Some information collected is for statistical purposes only. WMed performs analyses of user behavior in order to measure customer interest in the various areas of our sites.
  • WMed will make every reasonable effort to protect the personal information that you share with us as outlined in our Internet Security Policy.
  • You do not need to have cookies* enabled to visit med.wmich.edu.

If you have questions, send them to webmaster@med.wmich.edu.

*Session Cookies and Persistent Cookies
A cookie is a small piece of information that is sent to your browser, along witha Web page, when you access a web site. A cookie might track the pages you've visited, and the date when you last looked at a specific page. There are two kinds of cookies. A session cookie is a line of text that is stored temporarily in your computer's memory. Because a session cookie is never written to a drive, it is destroyed as soon as you close your browser. A persistent cookie is a more permanent line of text that gets saved by your browser to a file on your hard drive.

WMed uses cookies to count the number of visitors and to improve the usability of our websites. We have set our software so that your browser will only return cookie information to the domain where the cookie originated (in this case, med.wmich.edu). No other site can request it. Note: Regardless of the particular uses for cookies on WMed websites, we will not share any cookie information with any third parties.

WMed's Internet Security Policy

WMed takes reasonable efforts to safeguard any voluntary personal information you provide us by using physical, electronic and procedural safeguards based on industry standards and best practices. While we may use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software in some cases to protect the security of your information during transmission, you should know that no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed absolutely secure.

WMed e-mail functionality does not provide a completely secure and confidential means of communication. You should take any appropriate steps to assure yourself that your communication is protected. Please use WMed MyChart to correspond with your healthcare provider.

ADA Compliance

We understand the importance of accessibility for all visitors to our website and it is something we take very seriously. We are working on bringing our website in-line with WCAG 2.1 A, AA standards to ensure we provide an experience that is accessible to all. Your patience is appreciated as we work through these changes.

 

Updated July 15, 2021