Last modified: July 23, 2021
Georgia ProtonCare Center Inc., a Georgia non-profit corporation,
d/b/a Emory Proton Therapy Center (“GPCC” or “We”), respects your privacy and is
committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy. To that end, we have
adopted the following policy with regard to the collection, use, and dissemination of personal
information requested from visitors to my.emoryproton.com (our “Website”). This policy
describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you
visit this Website and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and
disclosing that information. We provide this policy so that visitors and users of the Website
can make informed decisions. Please be aware that Internet technologies change quickly,
so you should ensure that you check this policy for periodic updates.
This policy applies to information we collect:
On this Website, including through form submissions.
In email, text, and other electronic messages between you and this Website.
Applications you download from this Website, which provide dedicated non-browser-based interaction between you and this Website.
When you interact with our advertising and applications on third-party websites and services, if those applications or advertising include links to this policy.
It does not apply to information collected by:
Us offline or through any other means, including on any other website operated by GPCC or any third party; or
Any third party, including through any application or content (including advertising) that may link to or be accessible from or on the Website.
Emory University, The Emory Clinic, Inc., Emory Healthcare, Inc., or any other third party.
Please read this policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding
your information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our policies
and practices, your choice is not to use our Website. By accessing or using this
after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check
the policy periodically for updates.
Children Under the Age of 16
Our Website is not intended for children under 16 years of age. No one under age 16
may provide any information to or on the Website. We do not knowingly collect personal
information from children under 16. If you are under 16, do not use or provide any
information on this Website or provide any information about yourself to us, including
your name, address, telephone number, email address, or any screen name or user
name you may use. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child
under 16, please contact us at email@example.com.
Information We Collect About You and How We Collect It
We collect several types of information from and about users of our Website, including information:
By which you may be personally identified, such as name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number, or other personal information, including information that may represent personal health information for the purposes of the Health Insurance portability and Accountability Act of 1966 (“HIPAA”), which may be provided offline or online (collectively, “personal information”);
That is about you but individually does not identify you; and/or
About your internet connection, the equipment you use to access our Website, and usage details.
We collect this information:
Directly from you when you provide it to us.
Automatically as you navigate through the site. Information collected automatically may
include usage details, IP addresses, and information collected through cookies.
Information You Provide to Us
The information we collect on or through our Website may include:
Information that you provide by filling in forms on our Website. This includes information
provided at the time of registering to use our Website, subscribing to any service
offered on the Website, posting or submitting material to the Website, or or requesting
further services. We may also ask you for information when you enter a contest or promotion
sponsored by us, and when you report a problem with our Website.
Records and copies of your correspondence (including email addresses), if you contact us.
Your responses to surveys that we might ask you to complete for research purposes.
Your search queries on the Website.
You also may provide information to be published or displayed (hereinafter, “posted”)
on public areas of the Website or transmitted to other users of the Website or third parties
(collectively, “User Contributions”). Your User Contributions are posted on and
transmitted to others at your own risk. We make no representations or guaranties about the
privacy of any such User Contributions or their use by third parties.
Information We Collect Through Automatic Data Collection Technologies
As you navigate through and interact with our Website, we may use automatic data collection
technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns, including:
Details of your visits to our Website, including traffic data, location data, logs, and other
communication data and the resources that you access and use on the Website.
Information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address,
operating system, and browser type.
We also may use these technologies to collect information about your online activities over
time and across third-party websites or other online services (behavioral tracking).
The information we collect may automatically include personal information or we may
maintain it or associate such information with personal information we collect in other ways
or receive from third parties. It helps us to improve our Website and to deliver a better and
more personalized service, including by enabling us to:
Estimate our traffic volume and usage patterns.
Store information about your preferences, allowing us to customize our Website
according to your individual interests.
Speed up your searches.
Recognize you when you return to our Website.
The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include:
Cookies (or browser cookies). A cookie is a small file placed on
the hard drive of your computer. You may refuse to accept browser cookies by activating
the appropriate setting on your browser. However, if you select this setting you may be
unable to access certain parts of our Website. Unless you have adjusted your browser
your browser to our Website.
Web Beacons. Pages of our Website and our e-mails may contain small
electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and
single-pixel gifs) that permit GPCC, for example, to count users who have visited those
pages or opened an email and for other related website statistics (for example, recording
the popularity of certain website content and verifying system and server integrity).
Some content or applications, including advertisements, on the Website are served by
third-parties, including advertisers, ad networks and servers, content providers, and
when you use our website. The information they collect may be associated with your personal
information or they may collect information, including personal information, about your online
activities over time and across different websites and other online services. They may use this
information to provide you with interest-based (behavioral) advertising or other targeted content.
We do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used.
If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact
the responsible provider directly.
How We Use Your Information
We may use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any
To present our Website and its contents to you.
To provide you with information, products, or services that you request from us or our
third-party business partners.
To fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it.
To notify you about changes to our Website or any products or services we offer or provide through it.
To allow you to participate in interactive features on our Website.
In any other way we may describe when you provide the information.
For any other purpose, with your consent.
We may also use your information to contact you about our own and third-parties’
products and services that may be of interest to you. If you do not want us to use your
information in this way, please check the relevant box located on the form on which we
collect your data, if provided, or by sending us an email with your request to
We may use the information we have collected from you to enable us or third parties to display
advertisements to our advertisers’ target audiences. Even though we do not disclose your
personal information for these purposes without your consent, if you click on or otherwise
interact with an advertisement, the advertiser may assume that you meet its target criteria.
Disclosure of Your Information
We may disclose aggregated information about our users and data that does not identify any
individual without restriction.
We may disclose personal information that we collect or you provide as described in this
To our subsidiaries and affiliates.
To contractors, service providers, and other third parties we use to support our
business and who are bound by contractual obligations to keep personal information
confidential and use it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them.
To a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring,
reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of GPCC’s assets,
whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding,
in which personal information held by GPCC about our Website users is among the assets
To third parties to market their products or services, including, without limitation, Emory
University, The Emory Clinic, Inc., Emory Healthcare, Inc., to you if you have consented
to these disclosures.
To fulfill the purpose for which you provide it. For example, if you give us an email
address to use the “email a friend” feature of our Website, we will transmit the
contents of that email and your email address to the recipients.
For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information.
With your consent.
We may also disclose your personal information:
To comply with any court order, law, or legal process, including to respond to any
government or regulatory request.
If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property,
or safety of GPCC, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information
with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit
information you provide represents personal health information for the purposes of HIPAA,
we will not disclose such information to third parties except where you expressly consent
to such disclosure at the time of sharing such information. The disclosure and use of such
information shall be governed by the applicable
for the party receiving such information.
Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information
We strive to provide you with choices regarding the personal information you provide to us.
We have created mechanisms to provide you with the following control over your information:
Tracking Technologies and Advertising. You can set your browser to
refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent.
be inaccessible or not function properly.
Disclosure of Your Information for Third-Party Advertising. If you do
not want us to share your personal information with unaffiliated or non-agent third
parties for promotional purposes, you can opt-out by checking the relevant box
located on the form on which we collect your data, if provided, or by sending us an
email with your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Promotional Offers from GPCC. If you do not wish to have your contact
information used by GPCC to promote our own or third parties’ products or services,
you can opt-out by checking the relevant box located on the form on which we collect
your data, if provided, or by sending us an email with your request to
We do not control third parties’ collection or use of your information to serve
interest-based advertising. However, these third parties may provide you with ways to
choose not to have your information collected or used in this way. You can opt out of receiving
targeted ads from members of the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”) on the
Accessing and Correcting Your Information
You can send us an email at email@example.com
to delete any personal information that you have provided to us. We may not accommodate a request
to delete information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement.
We have implemented reasonable measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental
loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure.
The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where we have given you
(or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of our Website, you are responsible
for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.
We urge you to be careful about giving out information in public areas of the Website like
message boards. The information you share in public areas may be viewed by any user of the Website.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure.
Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the
security of your personal information transmitted to our Website. Any transmission of personal
information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy
settings or security measures contained on the Website.
You are responsible for ensuring we have an up-to-date active and deliverable email
check for any changes.