Website Privacy Policy

Your Consent. By using this Site, you are consenting to the collection, use, disclosure, and transfer of your information as described in this Policy (and any Privacy Notices that apply to you). If you do not consent to the collection, use, disclosure, and transfer of your information as described in this Policy (and any Privacy Notices that apply to you), you may not use this Site. If you have questions about this Policy or any Privacy Notice, please contact us using the information provided below. If you are a Welia Health patient, please also see our Notice of Privacy Practices.

This policy is part of the Terms of Use that govern your use of this website. This Policy applies to the information we collect from or about you through this site. It does not apply to information we collect from you through other channels, such as over the phone, at our hospital, or in our clinics.

Cookies and IP Addresses. We collect information about visitors to our site using “cookies.” A cookie is a small text file that is created when someone uses a browser to visit a website. Cookies are stored on the computer’s browser directory or program data subfolder. This site uses cookies to help visitors navigate the site more successfully, to improve their browsing experience, and to provide information about visitors’ behavior that help us improve the site and our marketing programs. A cookie may identify the computer that is being used to visit the site, but not who the visitor is. If you do not want to have cookies placed on your computer, you can set your web browser to not accept them or you can delete them manually.

Our web server also automatically collects the IP (for “Internet Protocol”) address of each computer that accesses our site. An IP address is a series of numerals that is assigned to each computer that accesses the internet. An IP address is not personal information because it identifies only the computer, not the person who is using it. We use IP addresses in aggregate form to help us understand how our site is being used and how we can better serve visitors.

Third-Party Cookies. In addition to the cookies we deliver to your computer through this site, certain third parties may deliver cookies to you for a variety of reasons. For example, we may choose to use Google Analytics, a web analytics tool that helps us understand how visitor engage with our website. (Use this link for information from Google Analytics on safeguarding your data: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245) In addition, other third parties may deliver cookies to your computer for the purpose of tracking your online behaviors over time and across non-affiliated websites or delivering targeted advertisements, either on this site or on other websites.

if you don’t want information about your visit to this site sent to Google Analytics, you may download an Opt-out Browser Add-on at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. Please note that the add-on does not prevent information from being sent to Welia Health.

To opt out of having interest-based information collected by third parties during your visits to this site, go to http://www.aboutads.info/choices/. This industry-developed web site contains mechanisms for choosing whether each listed entity may collect and use data for online behavioral advertising purposes. It is possible that some third parties that collect interest-based information on this site do not participate in the industry-developed opt-out web site, in which case the best way to avoid third-party tracking of your online behaviors may be through your browser settings and deletion of cookies.

How we use your information. We generally reserve the right to disclose information you submit to us through this site as set forth in the following list. Please note, however, that disclosure of protected health information submitted through this site is governed exclusively by our Notice of Privacy Practices.

  • Third-Party Vendors: We share information collected through this site with third-party vendors who act for us or on our behalf. For example, we may use third-party vendors to design and operate the website, to conduct surveys, or to help us with our promotional efforts. These third-party vendors may need information about you to perform their functions, but they are contractually obligated to use your information only for the services that we hired them to perform.
  • Links to Other Websites: Our site contains links to other websites that are not managed or controlled by us. These links are provided for your convenience. We do not review, endorse, or take responsibility for the content of these other websites. If you choose to access these sites, you are subject to their privacy policies.
  • To Comply with Laws and Protect Our Rights and the Rights of Others: We may disclose your information when we, in good faith, believe disclosure is appropriate to comply with the law, a court order, or a subpoena. We may also disclose your information to prevent or investigate a possible crime, such as fraud or identity theft, to protect the security of this site, to enforce or apply our online Terms of Use or other agreements, or to protect our own rights or property or the rights, property, or safety of our users or others.
  • As Described in a Privacy Notice or Click-Through Agreement. We reserve the right to disclose your information as described in any Privacy Notice posted on a page of this site where you provide that information. By providing your information on that page you will be consenting to the disclosure of your information as described in that Privacy Notice. We also reserve the right to disclose your information as described in any click-through agreement to which you have agreed.

Information We Collect. We do not collect information that personally identifies you unless you choose to provide it to us (for example, web pages that allow you to register for a class, complete an online job application, or send an e-mail message). The personal information that you submit is shared only with those people in our organization who need this information to respond to your question or request, and as otherwise permitted by law to allow us to operate our business or to comply with applicable laws. We collect information that does not personally identify you for various purposes, including, for example, tracking website usage, traffic patterns, visitor experience, site performance, and related statistics based on our tracking record of your visits to our website.

Retention of Data. We will retain your information for as long as needed to provide you services, products, and information you request or as permitted by applicable law.

Security. We use reasonable security measures to protect the confidentiality of information under our control and appropriately limit access to it. However, Welia Health cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Electronic transmissions via the internet are not necessarily secure from interception, and we cannot absolutely guarantee the security or confidentiality of those transmissions.

A Note About Children’s Privacy. You must be at least 13 years old to have our permission to use this site. We do not knowingly collect personal information from users under 13 years of age. If you are under the age of 13, you can use this service only in conjunction with your parent’s or guardian’s permission.

Servers and Data Storage. Welia Health is a Minnesota county hospital. The servers that support this site are located in the United States. While your information is in our possession, it will generally be stored in Welia Health databases or databases maintained by our third-party service providers on servers and data storage devices located in the United States. United States data protection laws may not provide as much protection as the data protection laws in force in some other countries. However, we will process your information in accordance with this policy no matter where our data is stored. If you are located in a country outside the United States, by using this site you consent to the transfer of your information to the United States.

Changes to this Policy. We may change our web privacy practices at any time. We will post revised versions on this site. Changes apply to the information collected from the date we post the revision, as well as to information we already hold. We encourage you to frequently read this page so you are aware of any changes that may have been made since your last visit to the website.

Governing Law. This policy is governed by the laws of the State of Minnesota without regard to its conflicts of laws provisions.

Questions and Contact Information. If you have questions or concerns about this Policy, any Privacy Notice, or Welia Health’s data practices, please contact us by emailing info@WeliaHealth.org. You may also contact us in writing at:

Welia Health
Attention Privacy Officer
301 Highway 65 S
Mora MN 55051

Date of Policy: August 13, 2019