Privacy Policy

Scripps Mercy Physician Partners, a Medical Corporation (“SMPP”) has established a privacy policy regarding the use and protection of information provided by a user of its Website.

Should SMPP ask for certain information from you in which you will be identified, such information will be used only in accordance with this privacy policy.


A. Information Collected by SMPP. SMPP may collect certain information from you which includes the following: (a) name, (b) contact information including e-mail address, (c) demographic information such as preferences and interests, and (d) other information relating to surveys conducted either by SMPP or others that may include sponsors of the Website. Information may be gathered by SMPP through tools such as cookies, log files, device identifiers, location data, web beacons, web bugs and clear graphics interchange format.

B. Use of The Information that Is Gathered. SMPP may use the information that it gathers for the following purposes: (a) to improve internal record keeping; (b) to improve products and services offered to all users; (c) to send you promotional e-mails about services or products offered by SMPP or by the sponsors of the’s Website that SMPP may think you will find interesting; (d) to contact you for research purposes in which such contact may be by telephone, mail, or e-mail; (e) to customize’s Website according to the interests expressed by you and/or other users; and (f) to provide information to sponsors of the Website for research or promotional services. SMPP will not sell information that you have provided to SMPP.

C. Links to Other Websites.’s Website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites. If you visit another website based upon a link that is on the Website, SMPP does not have control regarding the other website. Therefore, any information that you provide to another website may not be protected. SMPP shall not be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information that you provide while visiting other websites based upon a link found on the Website.

D. The Use of Cookies. A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on the user’s computer’s hard drive. If the user accepts the cookie, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic and website use. Cookies can be used to identify which pages are being viewed by the user and assists SMPP to analyze data about webpage traffic. You can accept or decline cookies. Many web browsers automatically accept cookies and need to be adjusted to decline cookies.

E. Incorrect or Incomplete User Information. If you believe that any information gathered by SMPP is either incorrect or incomplete, you should e-mail SMPP as soon as possible to promptly correct information that is incorrect or to supply additional information that is incomplete. The email address for SMPP is the following: [email protected].

F. Sale of SMPP or Change of Control. In the event that SMPP is sold or there is a change of control, information that it is has gathered from you may be among the items that are included in the sale or in the change of control.

G. Information that Is Required to Be Shared. In certain instances, SMPP maybe required to disclose information that is gathered from you. SMPP may be required to share your information to be in compliance with the law or pursuant to a subpoena that is served upon SMPP demanding information about you. SMPP may share gathered information if it believes that such action is necessary to do any of the following: (a) enforce its Terms of Use, (b) exercise its rights with respect to the use or the users of the Website, or (c) comply with the reasonable request of law enforcement.

H. Privacy Policy Changes. SMPP may change its policy regarding the privacy of the information that it collects. Therefore, you should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are satisfied with such changes.

SMPP Privacy Policy is effective from January 24, 2014.