What information do you collect when I register and how will it be used?
VoC offers the opportunity to grade hospitals, join in discussion forums and submit personal hospital experience stories that require registration. We use your registration contact information to send notification to you by e-mail. Your name and email information will be kept confidential and will not be posted on the VoC website. Only your user name, city and state will be posted to the website, and then only in connection with your submission to Hospital Grade and Comment, Personal Experience Story, or Discussion Forum input. As such, the submission by you of such written material constitutes your authorization for those materials submitted to be posted on the VoC website.
We request your email address for the purposes of confirming your identity, to confirm the status of your submissions for our “ Hospital Report Card”, “Discussion Forum”, and “Personal Hospital Experience” pages, and to request additional information if necessary.
When you sign up for a VoC discussion forum, your username is recorded solely for the purpose of maintaining your account within the forum. This information is not used to monitor your activity within a forum, nor is it used to identify you outside the VoC site.
Will you disclose the information you collect to outside third parties?
VoC uses reasonable precautions to keep the information disclosed to us secure.
VoC will disclose personal information and/or an IP address, when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to:
1) Cooperate with the investigations of purported unlawful activities and conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on VoC,
2) Protect and defend the rights or property of the VoC site and related properties, or visitors to the VoC site and related properties,
3) Identify persons who may be violating the law, the VoC legal notice and Web site User Agreement, the rights of third parties, or otherwise misusing the VoC or its related properties,
4) Fulfill a user's request.
What other information are you collecting and how are you collecting it?
Every computer connected to the Internet is given a domain name and a set of numbers that serve as that computer's "Internet Protocol" IP address. When a visitor requests a page from VoC website our servers automatically recognize that visitor's domain name and IP address. The domain name and IP address reveal nothing personal about you other than the IP address from which you have accessed our site. We use this information to examine our traffic in aggregate, and to investigate misuse of the VoC website, its users, or to cooperate with law enforcement. See also Will you disclose the information you collect to outside third parties? We do not collect and evaluate this information for specific individuals. Our Web servers do not automatically record e-mail addresses of the visitors.
What are cookies?
As an added benefit to the visitors of the VoC site, we send emails notifying registered visitors of updates to the VoC website to those individuals who request to receive them. Whether you want to receive these updates is your choice; you should only receive updates if you affirmatively choose to. Your personal information will not be used by VoC for any purposes other than to deliver email updates, except as authorized by you. You may stop the arrival of these updates at any time by following the removal instructions on the email.
What else should I know about my privacy when online?
Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online - for example through e-mail, discussion lists, or elsewhere - that information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your personal information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you're online.
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Please note that your use of the VoC website is governed by our Disclaimer.
The opinions expressed on this site are the opinions of the people of the public.
Victims of Cedars is not responsible for the opinions posted here by people of the public. Victims of Cedars monitors the site to prevent, and discourages the use of, disparaging remarks and malicious or profane language in information posted to the site.
By clicking the Submit button below and accessing the information contained on this website, the user acknowledges that he has read this User Agreement and agrees to be bound by the terms and conditions contained herein. Any access to this website which bypasses this User Agreement shall constitute a reaffirmation of this User Agreement, as may be subsequently modified or amended by Victims of Cedars.
By accessing this web site, the user acknowledges that this web site is designed to share the opinions of the public regarding their experiences with Hospitals. The user acknowledges that the data presently contained on this website was obtained by Victims of Cedars from the people of the public, and agrees that Victims of Cedars is not responsible for the accuracy of such information. The user also acknowledges that Hospitals may have subsequently experienced changes which could affect their performance as reflected on this website.
The user acknowledges that the purpose of this website is to provide general information regarding Hospitals, and should not be the only basis upon which a Hospital is chosen. Information contained on this web site is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, and you should seek the advice of your physician or other professional prior to choosing any Hospital or healthcare provider or making any healthcare decision.
To the extent permitted by law, Victims of Cedars shall not be liable to the user or third party for any damage or loss caused directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, by this website or the information contained herein. In addition, Victims of Cedars shall have no liability for lost profits or for direct, indirect, special, punitive or consequential damages, or for any liability to the user or any third party.
This website is the property of Victims of Cedars and is protected by copyright, trademark and similar laws. The user agrees to not reproduce or distribute any information contained on this website without the prior written consent of Victims of Cedars. The user will not attempt to change or manipulate this data in any way.
Use of this website by the user shall be deemed to have occurred in the State of California, and this User Agreement shall be governed by California law.