Main Line Health (MLH) has created this statement to demonstrate our commitment to online privacy. It discloses our information-gathering and dissemination practices for this website.

You may visit our website without submitting any information about yourself. If you send us email or subscribe to one of our online publications, you will be asked to submit information about yourself. We will use this information for replying to your message or forwarding the requested material. We do not share this information with any other partners or affiliates. Our website may log the IP addresses of visitors, but only to administer the site and diagnose problems with our server. IP addresses are not used to identify individuals.

This site contains links to other sites. We are not responsible for their privacy practices or content. In some cases, you will be asked to "accept" or "decline" a statement dealing with this.

Please note that Main Line Health will not respond to any question concerning a specific medical or health condition. If you submit such a request you will receive a standard response recommending that you consult with your own health care professional. We will not intentionally share the contents of this type of an email with any third party; however, due to the nature of electronic communications, we cannot and do not provide any assurances that the contents of your email will not become known or accessible to third parties. We urge you not to provide any confidential information about yourself or your health to us via electronic communication, unless we have explicitly requested said information and it is within a secure section of our website. If you do so, it is at your own risk.

For more information about how Main Line Health handles patient privacy, please visit our Patient Privacy Policies (HIPAA) page.

Online advertising and visitor analytics

Main Line Health utilizes Google Analytics on its web properties to track the effectiveness and relevance of our website to visitors. Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google. Google utilizes the anonymized data collected to track and examine the use of mainlinehealth.org, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services. Google may use the anonymized data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

In addition, as you browse mainlinehealth.org and other websites, online ad networks we work with may place anonymous cookies on your computer, and use similar technologies, in order to understand your interests based on your (anonymous) online activities, and provide more relevant ads to you. This website uses these remarketing services to advertise on third party websites to previous visitors to our site. Third-party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to our website. Any data collected will be used in accordance with our own privacy policy and Google’s privacy policy.

You can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Preferences page, and you can opt out of interest-based advertising entirely by cookie settings or permanently using a browser plugin. You can also visit The Network Advertising Initiative to opt out of most companies that engage in targeted advertising. (This will not prevent you from seeing ads; the ads simply will not be delivered through these targeting methods.)

Information about data collected by Google can be found by visiting google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.

International Users

If you are visiting our website from outside the United States, please be aware that information you submit or that we otherwise obtain about you through the site will be stored on our servers in the United States. By using this website, you consent to the transfer and processing of your personal data in the United States. Please note that data protection laws and regulations applicable to your personal data in the United States may be different from the laws of the country where you currently are located.