Website Privacy Policy

At Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital (BWFH), we are committed to using all reasonable efforts to protect the privacy and security of the users of our site. We understand that health is a very personal, private subject. This Privacy Policy will tell you what information we collect, how it is used, and what your choices are. Please read this policy carefully. Changes will be posted here so please refer to this policy regularly

1. Information You Provide to Us

You may use most of the Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital site without providing any personal information, except as explained below.

Sometimes we do need information to provide services that you request. For example, you may be asked to provide personal information, such as demographic information, if you choose to complete any of the on-line forms used for online pre-registration, class registration, special events and promotions, appointment requests, and to provide feedback. Additional questions may be included to help us improve the services we offer.  Only designated staff within Partners will have access on a need to know basis to the information you provide

If you wish to subscribe to our e-newsletter, we collect and store first and last name and email address. This information is used for distribution purposes. You can unsubscribe to the e-newsletter at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the e-newsletter.

2. Does Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital use "cookies" or IP Addresses to collect user information?

Cookies are small pieces of information that some websites store on your computer's hard drive when you visit them. Like many other websites, uses aggregate data compiled by cookies to provide us with information about traffic to our site. Collecting this information does not allow us to personally identify you. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can set your browser to refuse them or to alert you when they are being sent. You may modify your web browsers to reject cookies from our site if you wish. You can access the information on the Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital web site without having cookies enabled in your browser.

We collect and log the IP address (an identification number associated with your computer) of all visitors to This allows us to administer our system to gather aggregate information about how our site is being used. To maintain your privacy, we do not associate IP addresses with records containing personal health information.

3. This online Privacy Policy applies only to the Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital website.

Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital's website contains links to other sites, both within and outside of Partners. Please be aware that this online policy does not apply to those sites. We encourage you to read the Privacy Policy on any other sites before providing them with personal information.

4. Your Consent

By using Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital's website, you agree to accept this Privacy Policy and its terms. We may occasionally need to make changes to our Privacy Policy to reflect changes in our site and address new issues.


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