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Website Privacy Policy

At Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children in downtown Boston our patients' and other visitors' privacy and security is a top priority. Learn more about how we protect patient information >

The website privacy policy will tell you about the type of information our websites collect, how it is used and how to set your preferences. By visiting the Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children websites, you accept this privacy policy. Please read the below before using our sites.

Your information

All visitors use the Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children websites anonymously. We do not collect any identifiable information unless you specifically provide us with that information voluntarily through our request appointment forms, e-newsletter sign-ups, clinical trial enrollment forms, etc. By submitting this information voluntarily, you grant Tufts Medical Center the right to transmit, monitor, retrieve and securely store your information.

Tufts Medical Center only uses your voluntarily supplied information to fulfill online requests, to respond to customer service inquiries and track usage of the website or in other ways required by law. Only authorized staff at Tufts Medical Center who are responsible for responding and tracking online requests have access to your information. All employees at Tufts Medical Center are required to attend yearly trainings on patient privacy and confidentiality.

Data security

Tufts Medical Center uses various technologies to make every effort to secure your information as much as possible.

Although we make every effort to protect your personal information, Tufts Medical Center cannot warrant the security of any information you transmit to us through online applications, you do so at your own risk. Tufts Medical Center is not responsible if unauthorized parties gain access to confidential information voluntarily shared over our online forms. To protect your privacy, please do not use online forms to communicate information that you consider confidential.

Additional information

Cookies

The Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital websites use “cookies” to track our website analytics. For example, it helps us determine the most popular pages on our website. Cookies are small computer files that a website can transfer to your computer. They do not provide us with any personally identifiable information.

Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can set your browser to refuse them or to alert you when they are being sent. You can access the information on the Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital website without enabling cookies in your browser.

Links to external websites

This Website Privacy Policy applies only to the Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children websites. In some cases, our website includes links to other website to provide more information. We do not have authority over external organizations’ websites and this policy does not apply to external sites that are provided as links.

Changes to this policy

Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children reserve the right to change or update this policy without notice, so please review it periodically to keep informed of any changes.