January 2, 2024
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Date last updated: January 1, 2024
Who We Are
Our website address is: https://www.centralhealth.net (the “Website”).
The Website is administered by the Travis County Healthcare District, d/b/a Central Health (“Central Health”). Our address is 1111 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX 78702. Our phone number is 512-978-8000.
Collection Of Information
We collect and process personal information for our internal and Website-related purposes, and in order to provide, improve, and enhance the services we offer.
Through the Website, including through the Contact Us form and other online forms, we collect personal information you may provide, including names, addresses, phone numbers, electronic mail addresses, and narrative responses made in response to questions posed to users of the Website.
Information you provide through the Website may be combined with information Central Health may have about your health or medical status that it possesses as a provider or payer of health services. Such combined information shall be treated as “personal health information” and “protected health information” and handled in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and other applicable laws and regulations.
We may share any of the categories of personal information listed above for our commercial and other business purposes as described below.
Legal and similar disclosures. We may share personal information with law enforcement, the courts, our advisors, attorneys, and others who participate in legal processes or proceedings, if we believe doing so is required or appropriate to: comply with legal requirements and law enforcement requests (such as a court order or subpoena), comply with legal process (such as discovery), or protect your, our, or others’ rights, property, or safety.
Merger, sale, or other asset transfers. If we are involved in financing due diligence, reorganization, bankruptcy, sale of assets, or transition of service to another provider, your personal information may be shared with the other parties and advisors involved under an obligation of confidentiality in connection with the negotiation of such transaction, and your personal information may be transferred as part of such a transaction (subject to compliance with applicable laws).
In addition to the other risks, the information provided on this Website shall not be construed to be medical advice or creating a patient-physician relationship. Similarly, nothing on this Website shall be construed to create a business associate relationship between You and Central Health and other Central Health vendor who may provide services in relation to this Website.
Public Information Notice
Central Health is subject to the requirements of the Texas Public Information Act, Government Code Chapter 552. To the extent we are required, we will respond to public records requests.
Links to Unaffiliated Third-Party Websites
No Use By Children
The Website is not intended for use by children. In particular, if you are under the age of 18, you may not use our Website. We do not knowingly collect, maintain, or use personal information from children under 18 years old. If we believe that any information has been posted by a child under the age of 18, we will promptly delete that information. Parents may contact us using the methods set forth below to request that information concerned their child be removed from our records.
The Website may utilize or permit several different categories of cookies, as follows:
- Essential cookies – These cookies are essential for the proper operation of the Website. For example, they may facilitate page navigation or assist with security checks.
- Functional cookies – These cookies allow us to remember your preferences (such as your username, language, or the region you are in) and allow us to make the Website experience better for you.
- Advertising cookies – These cookies are used to highlight articles, other content, or services that we (or in some cases a third party) believe will be of interest to you based to some extent on your use of the Website.
- Performance cookies – These cookies help us understand how our Website performs, how visitors interact with the Website, and whether there may be technical issues.
Automated data collection: Cookies and similar technologies. When you visit our Website, we and our third-party partners, such as analytics providers (including Google Analytics), collect information by automated means.
As indicated above, we use Google Analytics to evaluate our Website traffic and to collect and process certain Website usage data. You can see how Google Analytics uses cookie information across various websites by visiting https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites, or any successor webpage that Google may provide. To learn more about Google Analytics and how to opt out, please visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
You may be able to change a web browser’s settings to block and delete certain cookies when you access a Website through the web browser. However, if you do that, the Website may not work properly; also, we will still receive basic information (such as last URL visited) when you navigate to the Website.
We may allow third parties to serve cookies to help identify fraudulent or automated traffic on the Website. In addition, third parties that provide content feeds may serve cookies. We may use third-party cookies to help us with market research, improving functionality, and enforcing Website terms and policies.
How to Disable Certain Cookies
Your browser may allow you to disable certain cookies. Note that disabling cookies may in some instances impact the functionality of the Website. Opt-out functionality for Google Analytics can be found here.
You may learn more about advertising networks and opt out of receiving personalized advertisements on this browser or device from advertisers who are members of the Network Advertising Initiative or who subscribe to the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising by visiting the opt-out options of each of those organizations. Links to their opt-out sites are set forth below.
Network Advertising Initiative: http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices
Digital Advertising Alliance: http://www.aboutads.info/choices
Note that, when you opt out of personalized advertising, you may continue to see online advertising on the Website and/or our ads on other websites and online services. Also, given that many opt-outs themselves use a cookie to effectuate an opt-out preference, you may need to opt-out again if you clear cookies on your browser.