Genomic Health Website Privacy Statement
Last updated: December 3, 2008
Genomic Health, Inc. (“Genomic Health,” “we” or “us”) is committed to protecting the privacy of all visitors to the Genomic Health website. Genomic Health has established this Privacy Statement to inform you of the specific practices and guidelines that help ensure the security and confidentiality of your personal information. By using or accessing in any way the websites we control and operate, including genomichealth.com, OncotypeDx.com and MyBreastCancerTreatment.org (our "Websites") , and our physician's portal, online.genomichealth.com (our "Physician's Portal"") and grants portal, genomichealth.com/grants (our “Grants Portal”), or by transmitting information to us by email or other electronic means, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Statement. If you do not agree with the terms of this Privacy Statement, please do not access or use the Websites.
Genomic Health may revise this Privacy Statement from time to time. All updates to this statement will be posted on this web page. If we make significant changes, Genomic Health will notify you by posting a notice on the website. Please check the website for the most current version of our Privacy Statement. Your continued use of the website after we have posted a notice on the website constitutes your acceptance of such changes.
The Genomic Health Websites may contain links to external websites. Genomic Health does not maintain these sites and is not responsible for the privacy practices of sites that it does not operate. Please refer to the specific privacy statements posted on these sites.
Aggregate Data Collection
Genomic Health tracks visits to our Websites and uses visitor logs to compile anonymous aggregate statistics. This aggregate information is collected site-wide, and includes anonymous website statistics. In addition, when you browse our Websites, our system automatically collects information such as your web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser language, domain names, referring and exit pages and URLs, platform type, pages viewed and the order of these page views, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time of your request and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser. This information is used to analyze trends, administer the Websites, improve the design of our Websites, and otherwise enhance the services we provide.
Certain pages of the Websites and/or html email correspondence may use session cookies, persistent cookies or web beacons to anonymously track unique visitors, save website preferences and to allow us to recognize visits from the same computer and browser. You have the option to reject the Websites’ cookies and still use the Website. However, your access to the Website may be limited.
Types of Personal Information Collected
Genomic Health may collect, store and use personally identifiable information (such as name, email address, postal code and email preferences) when it is voluntarily submitted to us, such as when you register for updates or contact us.
The Genomic Health Websites are directed toward adults. If you are under the age of 13, you must obtain the authorization of a responsible adult (parent, legal custodian, or teacher) before using or accessing our Websites . We will not knowingly collect or use any personal information from any children under the age of 13. If we become aware that we have collected any personal information from children under 13, we will promptly remove such information from our databases.
Use of Personal Information
We may use your personal information to contact you, improve this site, provide you with information that you have requested or provide you with additional information, which Genomic Health believes may be of interest to you. We may also use this information to respond to your inquiries, provide you with technical support and enforce our Terms and Conditions and other policies governing use of the Websites. We may combine your information with other information about you that is available to us, including information from other sources. Genomic Health will keep resumes confidential and will use them only for employment purposes. Use for any other purpose will be with your explicit consent.
Genomic Health will not sell or rent your personal information to any other company or organization. Genomic Health may share your information with third party service providers who perform marketing or other services on our behalf. Genomic Health may access and/or disclose your personal information to law enforcement officials, regulatory agencies or other third parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate in connection with an investigation of illegal activity that may expose us to legal liability or costs, to enforce our policies governing the Websites and for regulatory compliance. Genomic Health may also disclose your information in connection with corporate restructuring, merger or consolidation with, or sale of substantially all of our assets to a third party. We do not guarantee that any entity receiving such information in connection with one of these transactions will abide by this Privacy Statement.
Information that you provide to Genomic Health through these Websites is encrypted using industry standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology, with the exception of information you send via email and information sent through the Investor portion of the www.genomichealth.com. Your information is processed and stored on controlled servers with restricted access. Unfortunately, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to our Websites, and you do so at your own risk. As a consequence, Genomic Health disclaims any warranties or representations relating to maintenance or nondisclosure of private information.
Information Access, Updates and Choice
You may choose to provide information to Genomic Health by completing the registration form, sending us an email or otherwise contacting us. In the registration form, you may have an opportunity to elect to receive certain communications from us. Genomic Health email correspondence will include instructions on how to update certain personal information and how to unsubscribe from our emails and postal mail correspondence. Please follow the instructions in the emails to notify Genomic Health of changes to your name, email address and preference information. Genomic Health will take reasonable steps, such as confirmation emails, to verify your identity before granting access to your personal information. If you choose to unsubscribe from our email and/or postal mail services, you will no longer receive this correspondence. However, Genomic Health may retain your information for a period of time to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems or for other valid business or legal reasons.
Third Party Information
You agree that you have provided notice to, and obtained consent from, any third party individuals whose personal information you supply to us, including with regard to: (a) the purposes for which such third party’s personal information has been collected; (b) the intended recipients or categories of recipients of the third party’s personal information; (c) which of the third party’s information is obligatory and which information, if any, is voluntary; and (d) how the third party can access and, if necessary, rectify the information held about them.
Our Websites are controlled and operated by Genomic Health Inc. By choosing to visit our Websites or otherwise provide information to Genomic Health, you agree that any dispute over privacy or the terms contained in this Privacy Statement will be governed by the laws of the State of California. If you are accessing our Websites from any location with regulations or laws governing personal data collection, use or disclosure that differ from United States laws or regulations, please note that through your continued use of our Websites, which is governed by the laws of the State of California and the United States of America and this Privacy Statement, you are transferring personal information to the United States of America and you consent to that transfer and to the collection and processing of such information in the United States. You also consent to the adjudication of any disputes arising in connection with our Websites in the federal and state courts of San Mateo County in the State of California. You also agree to attempt to mediate any such disputes.
In addition to the other terms of this Privacy Statement, the following terms concern how medical information concerning our patients is used or disclosed through our Physican's Portal.
The Physician's Portal is only for the use of physicians and their authorized representatives as stated in the Terms and Conditions of Use for the Physician Portal.
Protected Health Information
The Physician's Portal is used for the storage and transmission of Protected Health Information between Genomic Health and physicians and their authorized representatives. Protected Health Information is used in accordance with the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and applicable federal and state laws governing patient privacy. Protected Health Information available on the Physician's Portal may only be used or disclosed for treatment and other authorized purposes as stated in the Notice of Privacy Practices.
Information accessed through this Physician's Portal, including Protected Health Information, is secured using administrative, physical and technical safeguards. For example, the transfer of information is encrypted using industry standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology and information is stored on controlled servers with restricted access. All access is password protected and each individual user has his/her own user name and password. All access is tracked at Genomic Health for security purposes.
If you have questions about the Genomic Health Privacy Statement, please email us.