Geriatric Emergency Department Collaborative (GEDC) 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 the protection of this information and will assure your privacy when using (the “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. If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, please send us an email at

Collection of Information

Visitors may generally browse public portions of the 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 Website. 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 Website. In general, a visitor will know when personal information is being collected because he or she will be asked to voluntarily submit information on the Website.

We may also collect other information related to your access to our Website, including, but not limited to, your IP address, Website visits, page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, and page interaction information. We may use third-party service providers to collect some of the above information.

Your Rights

GEDC will endeavor to modify, update, or remove collected personal data if contacted. We will promptly review all such requests in accordance with applicable laws. Please email us at

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act

The Website is intended for general audiences and is not directed to children under 13 years old. We do not target this Website to children under 13, and we do not intentionally collect any information from users under 13. If you become aware that your child has used this Website, and we may have personal information about a user under 13, please contact us at, so we may delete the information.

Use of Information

Any information collected on the Website will be used by GEDC for the purpose stated at the time of collection, to improve our products and services, and as indicated in this Privacy Policy. During the registration process, you will have the option of opting out of receiving email communications from the Website. 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. We may share your personal information with our service providers. We may share information with third parties in limited circumstances, such as complying with legal processes, responding to an emergency, preventing fraud or imminent harm, ensuring the security of our network and services, when your actions violate our Terms of Use, or in the event we are transferred or sold to another entity as a result of a corporate sale, merger, consolidation, asset sale, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy. GEDC may also share the information it collects with the GEDC-subscribed institution or organization, through which you have an institutional user account, at that institution or organization’s request. We do not sell your personal information for commercial purposes.

Third Parties

This Website contains links to third-party websites that are not under the control of GEDC. GEDC is not responsible for the privacy practices of any linked site.

Cookies and Tracking Information

GEDC may use “cookie” technology to obtain non-personal information from its online 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 online 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.

Other Privacy Terms on the Website

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.

Terms of Use

Our Website also includes a Terms of Use agreement which, together with this Privacy Policy, govern your use of the Website.

Changes and Updates to Privacy Policy

GEDC reserves the right to revise this Privacy Policy at any time by posting a revised statement on this Website. Use of this Website after such change signifies your acceptance of the changed terms.

Contact Information

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

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