WISCONSIN HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION, INC. PRIVACY POLICY
Approved March 18, 2011

The Wisconsin Health Information Management Association, Inc. is committed to protecting your privacy. This privacy statement explains data collection and use practices of this WHIMA.org website (the “Website”). It does not apply to other online or offline WHIMA sites, products or services. By accessing the Website, you consent to the information collection and use practices that this privacy statement describes.

Informational Accuracy
The materials on this Web site have been prepared for informational purposes only. WHIMA has made every effort to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information presented on the Website. However, WHIMA does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, or timeliness of information posted by WHIMA or provided by members on WHIMA’s Website.

WHIMA does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Website. Reliance on any information provided by WHIMA, WHIMA employees, and others appearing on the Website at the invitation of WHIMA, or other visitors or contributors to the Website is solely at your own risk.

Privacy
WHIMA is firmly committed to protecting the privacy of its Website users. WHIMA collects unique identifiers (such as membership identification numbers) to verify the user’s identity, provide customized Web pages and customized information. This information is never disclosed nor sold to third parties. WHIMA’s Member Center provides member profile data (name, city, state, and workplace) to other members through its online directory. Other identifying information is not available. Users of this site agree to use directory information for individual, personal, and confidential reference purposes only and agree not to use this directory, in whole or in part, for mailing lists, solicitations, or other commercial purposes.

Advertising and Promotional Activity
Advertisements, organization and/or corporate logos are to be displayed in designated areas only, such as banner ads and classified ads. Advertising includes messages containing qualitative or comparative product or service language, price information, or other indications of savings or value; endorsements; inducements to purchase, sell, or use the products or services and invitations to participate in market research or other activities that are announced using promotional language. A person, organization or corporate affiliation may appear in items for purposes of disclosure and/or authorship. Advertising, solicitations, and job postings must be posted in appropriate places (classified ads, job board, etc.).

External Links
To provide users with greater value, WHIMA provides links to various third party Web sites. These destination links are provided only for your convenience, and do not constitute a referral or endorsement of any of these sites, including the owners, services, products, or content on these sites. You access them at your own risk. Even if a third-party affiliation exists between WHIMA and the owner of the destination site, WHIMA does not exercise authority over linked sites. Each such site maintains independent privacy and data collection policies and procedures. WHIMA assumes no responsibility or liability for the independent policies or procedures of destination sites. Similarly, WHIMA cannot take responsibility for the privacy initiatives or the content of such Web sites.

Nevertheless, WHIMA wishes to ensure the integrity of the Website and its destination links, so any comments pertaining to the Website or any sites accessed through WHIMA links are greatly appreciated. See the Contact Information listed below.

Use of your Personal Information
We collect personally identifiable information if you choose to contact WHIMA or to register for programs, services and conferences. The personal information we collect includes, among other items, your name, title, company or organization name, work e-mail, work phone, work or home address, information about your job function, and your company. This information is used to contact users and to send them information about WHIMA products and services. WHIMA may disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (1) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on WHIMA, or the Website; or (2) protect and defend the rights or property of WHIMA.

Control of Your Personal Information
Information will not be shared outside of WHIMA without your permission. Please be aware that this privacy statement and the choices you make on the Website will not necessarily apply to personal information you may have provided to WHIMA in the context of other WHIMA products or services.

Contact Information
WHIMA welcomes your comments regarding this privacy statement. If you have questions about our privacy statement or our use of your information, or if you need help changing your personal information, you can e-mail us at whima@whima.org or by writing to: WHIMA, Inc., 3817 Mormon Coulee Road, Suite B,  La Crosse, WI 54601-7332