Privacy Policy

The Geriatric Emergency Department Collaborative (GEDC) respects and values your privacy and the confidentiality of the information you choose to share with us. We are committed to protection of this information and will assure your privacy when using the GEDC website.  This Privacy Policy sets forth the information we collect about you, how this information is used, and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.

Collection of Information

Visitors may generally browse public portions of the GEDC website anonymously without providing any personal information.  However, GEDC members and other Users are required to provide personal information in connection with registering for or accessing portions of the site. In addition, personal information will be requested in connection with purchasing products or services, requesting additional information, signing up for newsletters or listservs, participating in forums or submitting questions through this site. In general, a visitor will know when personal information is being collected because he or she will have to fill out a form. GEDC does not knowingly collect or use any personal information from Users under 13 years of age. GEDC will endeavor to correct, update, or remove collected personal data if contacted; please email

Use of Information

Any information collected on the website will be used by the GEDC only for the purpose stated at the time of collection. During the registration process, Users will have the option of opting out of receiving email communications from the site. GEDC Members may be automatically added to GEDC e-mail lists or certain other private lists if GEDC has an e-mail address for the Member. E-mail addresses may be removed from GEDC e-mail lists at any time by following the applicable opt-out procedure specified in the list welcome message or by contacting GEDC. GEDC may share statistical or aggregated, non-personal information about website visitors with affiliates, business partners, and other third parties. These data are used for administrative purposes only.

Sharing of Information

GEDC may provide personal information to third-party agents who have been hired to help provide a requested good or service. For example, in connection with a product order, GEDC would need to provide the collected credit card number to a payment authorization service and the corresponding address to a shipping company to deliver the package.

Cookies and Tracking Information

GEDC may use “cookie” technology to obtain non-personal information from its on-line visitors. GEDC servers may also collect the IP addresses and domain names of visitors for site administration purposes. GEDC does not extract personal information in these processes nor does GEDC provide this information to third parties. GEDC does not contact on-line visitors based on information in the GEDC cookie file.

GEDC has taken commercially reasonable steps to protect information received from online visitors against unauthorized access and use. All information is protected by security measures, which are periodically reviewed.

GEDC reserves the right to disclose without notice to the User any information in its possession if required to do so by law, to protect or defend GEDC’s rights or property, or to respond to an emergency. This website contains links to third-party websites that are not under the control of the GEDC.  GEDC is not responsible for the privacy practices of any linked site.

GEDC reserves the right to revise this privacy statement at any time by posting a revised statement on this website. Use of this website after such change signifies the User’s acceptance of the changed terms.

Specific areas or pages of this website may include additional or different terms relating to the use of personal information collected from such areas or pages and, in the context presented, in the event of any conflict between those specific terms and the statements in this Privacy Policy, those specific terms shall control.

Questions about this Privacy Policy or requests concerning GEDC privacy practices should be directed to