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    Privacy Policy

    Please read Sutter Gould Medical Foundation's statement on privacy and outside links.

    Notice of Privacy Practices

    This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed by Sutter Gould Medical Foundation and how you can get access to this information.

    Review the privacy rights notice by clicking here.

    We make the following assurances of privacy for visitors to our web site:

    The Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF) Web site is designed to provide useful health information about our organization and to connect users with physicians, facilities, services and employment opportunities at SGMF.

    Our web site does not contain any advertising for products by third parties, nor do we share any of your information with other parties except as authorized by law.

    We keep track of visits to our web site via an automatic monitoring program that tells us, among other things, how many visits are made to the site; the time of day and date of those visits; and the areas visited. The monitoring program does not provide us with any personal information about a visitor. We cannot discern the name, address, or any other personal information about visitors to our site. This information is used to evaluate the effectiveness of our site. It helps us answer questions such as these: Are we providing information on our web site that is useful? Which information is most useful? How have we made you aware that our web site exists?

    If we wish to gather personal information, it will be requested via a form on the site that the user voluntarily completes and submits. The form will describe the way the information will be used.

    Funding of the SGMF Web Site

    The SGMF Web site is funded entirely by the operating income of the Foundation. We do not accept external advertising income in exchange for promotion of any product or service via our web site.

    Our Health Information

    All health-related information provided via our site is intended to educate and inform visitors about illnesses and conditions and ways to maintain optimum health. It is not intended to diagnose personal physical conditions and is not a substitute for consulting with one's own personal health care provider. By viewing our Web site health information, you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions:

    Our health-related information is derived from two primary sources:

    1. Our Sutter-aligned physicians and medical experts. Information posted on the site, such as our preventive health guidelines, have been reviewed and approved by clinical leadership groups within the Sutter Health network.
    2. Our affiliation with HealthWise. The bulk of our health information and education material is provided by HealthWise. You can learn more about the HealthWise Knowledgebase by visiting their Web site, Click here.

    Links to Outside Sites

    The SGMF site has links to other Internet pages, which might have information on health topics of interest to you.

    SGMF, however, does not sponsor or endorse any of these sites, nor does SGMF guarantee the accuracy of the information contained on them. In addition, SGMF has no control over the privacy practices of external web sites. The user should read and understand the policies of all web sites with respect to their privacy practices. These links are provided for your general information and should NOT be relied upon for personal diagnosis or treatment. If you have questions, please contact your health care provider.

    Questions, Comments, Suggestions

    Questions, concerns, or suggestions can be directed to Sutter Gould Medical Foundation at SGMFPR@sutterhealth.org. Please do not include any confidential communication, such as health information, in any email to us.

    You can also contact us via US mail at:
    Sutter Gould Medical Foundation
    600 Coffee Road
    Modesto, CA 95354
    Or call: 209-524-1211

    Comments or questions will be routed to the appropriate individual within the organization.