Last updated: May 23, 2018

Winona Health respects your privacy and feels it is important for you to know how we handle the information we receive via our website. This Privacy Policy describes how we manage, process and store personal data submitted in the context of providing our services. “Personal data” refers to any information relating to an identifiable individual or their personal identity.

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Privacy and Confidentiality Policy

The Winona Health website and My Winona Health were designed and built to exceed existing and proposed federal standards for the privacy and confidentiality of healthcare information. The database and software components are structured to ensure that maintenance and routine troubleshooting occur with no access to your personal information. A 4-tiered security system protects against unauthorized access or misuse by authorized users. As part our commitment to your privacy, our website and My Winona Health adhere to the standards and principles set by Health on the Net (HON).

Access and Disclosure

The Winona Health website and My Winona Health will not disclose or provide access to any personal information to anyone without your permission, unless ordered to do so by a court of law. There may be isolated instances in which our staff must access the database to repair problems. Any access to individual files is carefully controlled. Staff members must document the need for access, log details of the access when complete, and confirm to management that they have accessed only task-critical areas and are in compliance with confidentiality policies.


Before even starting the job, My Winona Health and the Winona Health website staff members undergo a rigorous training program covering the unique responsibilities we bear in the health information software field. The curriculum includes applicable Federal law, personal and corporate ethics, and company policy on health information confidentiality. Staff members are tested on the information. They complete the course by signing a confidentiality agreement that legally prevents them from disclosing or using any personal information they see in the course of their work.

Lead Generation/Contact Forms

We may ask for your contact information, including items such as name, company name, address, email address, and telephone number. This information is used to market our products and services.

Automatic Data Collection (Website Analytics)

As is true of most web sites and mobile applications, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. We use analytics providers such as Google Analytics. Google Analytics uses cookies to collect non-identifying information. Google provides some additional privacy options regarding its Analytics cookies at This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and click stream data, mobile device identifiers, and advertising identifiers. We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We do not link this automatically-collected data to personal information.

Cookies and Tracking Technologies

Cookies are small text files placed in visitors’ computer browsers. These technologies are used in analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. Users can control the use of cookies at the individual browser level. If you reject cookies, you may still use our site, but your ability to use some features or areas of our site may be limited.

Pixel Tags/Web Beacons

A pixel tag (also known as a web beacon) is a piece of code embedded on the site that collects information about users’ engagement on that web page. Pixel tags allow us to record, for example, that a user has visited a particular web page or clicked on a particular advertisement

Behavioral Advertising/Re-Targeting

We partner with a third party to either display advertising on our web site or to manage our advertising on other sites. Our third party partner may use technologies such as cookies to gather information about your activities on this site and other sites in order to provide you advertising based upon your browsing activities and interests. You may opt out of the automated collection of information by third-party ad networks for the purpose of delivering advertisements tailored to your interests, by visiting the consumer opt-out page for the Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising and edit or opt-out your Google Display Network ads’ preferences.

Social Media Widgets

Our web site includes social media features, such as the Facebook Like button and widgets, such as the ‘Share This’ button. These features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our web site. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

Links to 3rd Party Sites

Our site includes links to other web sites whose privacy practices may differ from those of Winona Health. If you submit personal information to any of those sites, your information is governed by their privacy policies. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy policy of any web site you visit.

Data Retention

Winona Health collects your personal data for the requirements of carrying out its contractual obligations as well as information about how and when you use our services, and we retain this data in active databases, so long as you use our services. Winona Health in no way undertakes to store your data indefinitely.

Use of Aggregate Information

One way My Winona Health and the Winona Health website improve health is through providing group, or aggregate data to health researchers and health system officials. Your individual information and identity will never be shared, but data on the Winona service area will be part of a groundbreaking study that will shape the way the Internet is used in healthcare.

Changes to Privacy Policy

Winona Health may update this policy from time to time. You can review the most current version of this privacy policy at any time. Your continued use of our site constitutes your agreement to be bound by such changes to the privacy policy. Your only remedy, if you do not accept the terms of this privacy policy, is to discontinue use of the site and service.

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding our Privacy Policy, please contact Winona Health.

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