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Privacy Policy

At UPMC Somerset, we understand your concerns about releasing information on the internet. All personal health information submitted via this web site is handled in accordance to our privacy practices and is strictly for use by Somerset Hospital for enhancing your online experience.

View UPMC Somerset’s Notice of Privacy Practices.

Other uses for this information include understanding the traffic patterns of visitors to our site, general statistics on usage and timeframe so we can know when to upgrade our system and research into the needs of the consumer.

UPMC Somerset will not sell or otherwise transfer this information to outside companies. UPMC Somerset supports the anti-spamming legislation currently passing through congress. UPMC Somerset will only send you information if you request it or give your permission.

We are committed to protecting the privacy rights of our web site visitors. As a visitor you can be assured that we will not collect any personally identifiable information without your authorization. Your authorization is granted when you fill out a form on our site or send us an e-mail message. When you submit information to us, you can expect us to use the information to respond to your inquiry. We do not give away or sell the information that you submit to us. We do, however, maintain an electronic file of this data.

Information submitted via our secure job application form is maintained on file in our Human Resources office. Information submitted via our non-secure Survey and E-Greetings forms are maintained on file in our Web site database. Submission data is analyzed and used to help us enhance our web site. Please be aware that our privacy statement does not apply to your use of other sites to which links. These other sites we list have been reviewed for content quality by UPMC Somerset employees, but information on the internet changes frequently. UPMC Somerset assumes no responsibility for any aspect of healthcare administered with the aid of information found on this web site.


We use cookies to facilitate your use of our web site, and to let us keep track of certain statistical information that helps us improve our site.


We attempt to keep the content on our web site current; however, because information changes rapidly in the healthcare field, the site should not be relied upon as comprehensive or error-free. Individuals are encouraged to consult a qualified healthcare provider for medical advice. The UPMC Somerset web site is intended as an educational and informational tool. It is not intended to render diagnoses of diseases or treat illness. If you feel you symptoms of any of the disease processes or illnesses you find on this site, please visit your personal physician. The information presented on this site does not constitute an attempt to practice medicine.

Legal Notice

The UPMC Somerset web site is the property of UPMC Somerset and is protected by U.S. copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws. Components of the UPMC Somerset web site, including audio, video, text, and graphics, may not be reproduced or copied for any purpose without the written consent of Somerset Hospital.

Links To Other Web Sites

Our web site contains links to other web sites. These links are for information only. We re-evaluate the appropriateness of such links each time we update the pages on which they appear. Links that are non-functioning are either removed or corrected. We invite our web site visitors to use the Contact Us feedback form to report non-functioning links on our site. Additionally, we encourage our web site visitors to be aware of when they leave our site.

Non-Secure E-Mail

In general, Internet e-mail is inherently not secure. In light of this, we recommend that items considered highly confidential or private in nature not be communicated through e-mail. You are communicating with us via e-mail when you fill out the feedback or E-Mail a Patient forms on our web site and when you send e-mail to any UPMC Somerset e-mail address published on our web site.

The UPMC Somerset web site runs on a secure server with restricted access to information. We have taken all reasonable measures to ensure the security of your information.

Site Statistics

We use software to record and track traffic to our site to help us assess and enhance our web site.

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