Privacy Policy

Introduction
LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. and its affiliates (“us” or “we”) are concerned about protecting your privacy and are committed to providing a secure online environment.  This Privacy Policy sets forth our guidelines regarding our practices in collecting, using and disclosing personal information in connection with this website.  By using www.lifepointhospitals.com or any of our affiliated websites, you are agreeing to be bound by the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Collection of Personal Information
While using our website, you may be asked to provide personally identifiable information about yourself.  For example, if you submit your resume or information request form, we will ask you to provide things like your name, address, e-mail address, phone number, fax number and any other information you choose to provide.  We do not collect any of this information unless you provide it to us voluntarily.  Should you choose not to provide such information it may hinder our ability to serve your interests.

We do not collect, use or disclose any protected health information (as defined in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) through the use of this website.

Uses & Disclosures of Personal Information
We will only use personally identifiable information to the extent necessary to serve our legitimate business purposes or as required by law, and we will maintain appropriate safeguards to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of your information. We do not sell or rent personal information about visitors to this website.  We do not use or disclose personal information obtained through this website except as expressly described in this Privacy Policy. 

a.  Uses.  We use information obtained from weblogs, cookies and visitor requests for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy (see below).  We also use personal information obtained from this website to respond to requests, improve our services, demonstrate the quality of our services to our auditors and government agencies that have authority over us, and for the additional purposes described below.

b.  Disclosures.  We may disclose personal information (i) to third party service providers who perform certain business functions for us, (ii) to an affiliated hospital when you apply for an employment position at such hospital through use of this website, or (iii) when required to do so by a subpoena, court order, or search warrant.  We may disclose personal information as we deem appropriate to protect the safety of an individual or for an investigation related to public safety or to report an activity that appears to be in violation of law.  We may disclose personal information to any potential successor in interest in connection with a proposed or actual sale, merger, transfer, or exchange of all or a portion of our assets or business.

Collection and Use of Non-Personal Information
We may collect certain non-personally identifiable information about you which is made available by your browser, computer hardware and/or software, including but not limited to the following:

  • The Internet domain and website address from which you accessed this website and your Internet Protocol (IP) address.
  • The date and time you visited the website and the pages accessed by you on this website.
  • Standard information included with every communication sent on the Internet, such as browser type, browser language, operating system, service provider and local time.

This information is used to maintain and improve the quality of our services and to provide general statistics regarding use of our website.

Cookies
We do occasionally use cookies to improve efficiency and create a better experience on our website.  A cookie is useful information gathered by your browser and stored on your hard drive, enabling your PC to “remember” some useful items when you return to a website.  Cookies are commonly used by websites to improve the user experience and have not been known to transmit computer viruses or otherwise harm your computer.  Many cookies last only through a single web site session (or visit).  Others may have an expiration date, or may remain on your computer until you delete them.

No information which personally identifies you will be collected through the cookies. You can set your browser to notify you before you receive a cookie in order to accept or reject it, or you can set your browser to turn off all cookies. If you choose to disable cookies in your browser, you can still access our website.

Protection of Personal Information
The security of your personally identifiable information is important to us.  We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect the security, integrity and confidentiality of your personally identifiable information and to prevent it from unauthorized use or disclosure.

Children
LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. does not market to or employ children.  Children should always get permission from their parents or guardians before sending any information about themselves (such as their names, email addresses, and phone numbers) over the Internet, to us or to anyone else.  If you are under 18, please do not provide any personally identifying information during your visit to www.lifepointhospitals.com.

Links to Other Websites
Our website may contain links to third party sites not owned or operated by us.  We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any websites operated by third parties.  Once you have left our website, we suggest you check the applicable privacy policy of the third party website to determine how they will handle any information they collect from you.

How to Contact Us
For questions about privacy at LifePoint Hospitals, Inc.:
Email: webmaster@lpnt.net

Or write to:

LifePoint Hospitals, Inc.
330 Seven Springs Way
Brentwood, TN 37027

Revisions to the Privacy Policy
We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time without notice as we add new features or as laws change that may affect our services.  Any amendments or modifications to this Privacy Policy will be posted on our website and effective immediately upon posting.  The date of last modification will be indicated below.

Last Revised: February 2011