The My Kidneys My Health website does not collect any personally identifiable information about visitors. We do collect some data about user visits to help us better understand how the public uses the site and how to make it more helpful. The My Kidneys My Health team does not collect information for commercial marketing or any purpose unrelated to the My Kidneys My Health website purpose.
We receive two types of information when you visit our site (1) Information automatically collected, and (2) Information you choose to provide.
Information Automatically Collected
When you visit any website, the site can automatically collect information about your visit. When you browse through our site, read pages, or download information, we collect certain information to measure how many visitors come to the different parts of the site so we can make the site more useful. For Example: We use browser information to help us design our site so the greatest number of people can view the pages correctly.
For every visitor, we collect and temporarily store the following information:
- Your computer’s Internet Protocol (IP) address.
- The domain from which you access the Internet.
- The website address from which you came to our site.
- The date and time you arrived at our site and how long you spent there.
- The name and version of your computer’s operating system and browser.
- The pages and resources you visited.
We use this information to improve our website and provide a better experience for our visitors. We use Google Analytics to aggregate this information. The information is available only to our web managers and staff who require this information to perform their duties. It is retained only for as long as needed for analysis purposes.
Website features that include personalization (for example, the My Food List and My Question List tools) are saved in the website’s database for your future access; however, it is not linked to your personal information.
Session Cookies (single-session)
Some services on our website use session cookies. Session cookies are small bits of text that are temporarily stored in your computer. Session cookies are used to aid searching and navigating the site and are deleted when you close your browser. Data collected through session cookies will be retained only for as long as needed for measurement purposes.
Persistent Cookies (multi-session)
Some features on our website use multi-session cookies, also known as persistent cookies. Persistent cookies are small bits of text temporarily stored in your computer. They are placed on your computer for more than a single session and are used to differentiate between new and returning site visitors, to customize our website for frequent visitors, and to assess site design and content. Data collected through persistent cookies on our site is not considered personally identifiable.
Use and Sharing of Cookie Data
We do not use session cookies or persistent cookies to collect personally identifiable information and we do not share any data collected from cookies. The information you save on this website is not permanent. It is linked to a cookie on your computer or mobile device. Please note that if you clear your cookies or view the site on another computer/phone/browser, you will not be able to view this information. Additionally, if another person views the website on this device, they will see the information you save.
How to Opt-Out or Disable Cookies
Both session and persistent cookies pertaining to our website are enabled by default because of their integration with our website. If you do not wish to have session or persistent cookies placed on your computer, you can disable them using your Web browser. If you opt out of cookies, you will still have access to all information and resources contained within the My Kidneys My Health website, but it may affect some website features. See Instructions for disabling or opting out of cookies for more information.
Information You Choose to Provide
We collect and store no other information about you when you visit our site unless you choose to provide it. For example:
- If you submit an online form, we do not automatically receive your email address. However, you will need to provide it to us if you would like an email response. We will receive no other personally identifying information from your email unless you provide it.
- If you use some of the interactive features or submit a form on our website, we will receive only the information you include in the feature, such as the My Food List or My Questions List.
Note: Email is not necessarily secure against interception.