Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and SIU HealthCare (referred to herein as SIU) maintain a variety of web servers under the siumed.edu and siumed.org domains. This notice serves to inform visitors and users of SIU websites about specific web privacy practices employed by SIU. SIU’s HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices is available here.
SIU uses its web presence to further its mission and is committed to respecting the privacy of web visitors. Personal information  will only be released when it is authorized by law; is permitted under University policies; or is clearly stated in a web site that information may be shared, and the user indicates consent by providing the information. Personal information provided by e-mail or other online means, such as a request for information, is used only for the purposes of serving that request and to ensure inquiries or comments are redirected to the person or unit best suited to respond to the request.
Specific web sites within SIU may adopt different privacy notices, as their specific needs require. Differing privacy notices must be posted on the sites that have adopted them. Any such notices cannot supersede applicable federal or state laws or regulations or University policies.
SIU collects data in a form that does not, on its own, permit direct association with any specific individual. SIU reserves the right to collect, use, transfer and disclose non-personal information for any purpose.
SIU’s servers automatically collect information on the Internet address of the user's computer, browser type, operating system, and pages visited. This information is used in aggregate to understand how visitors use the site and to manage system performance and/or address errors.
The School of Medicine is committed to fully complying with the State Agency Web Site Act (5 ILCS 177/1 et seq.) which became effective January 1, 2004. SIU’s websites, services, interactive applications, email messages and advertisements may use “cookies” and other technologies such as pixel tags and web beacons. These technologies help SIU better understand which parts of our websites people have visited, improve access and ease of use, and facilitate and measure the effectiveness of advertisements, web searches and content.
SIU treats information collected by cookies and other technologies as non-personal information. To the extent that non-personal information is combined with personal information, SIU treats the combined information as personal information for the purposes of this privacy notice.
Please note that electronic communication, particularly email, is not necessarily secure against interception. Please do not send sensitive data (e.g., Social Security, bank account, personal health information or credit card numbers) by email or web form unless specifically requested by SIU.
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, SIU has put into place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information it collects online.
If users have any questions about this privacy notice or any information gathered through an official SIU web site, they should contact email@example.com.
Revised: 7 March 2019
 "Personal information" about an individual is that which readily identifies a specific individual. Personal information includes identifiers such as an individual's name, address, phone number, driver’s license number and Social Security number. A domain name or Internet protocol address is not considered personal information.