Privacy Policy

Health Board Approved: 10/8/2018

Welcome to the website of the Spirit Lake Health Center. This user agreement is a website privacy policy that sets forth the conditions for the use of this website, and the website privacy policy was created to ensure the confidence of our site visitors.

Spirit Lake Health Center owns, operates and maintains and is responsible for the content on this website.

Information We Collect Automatically

  • Your web browser automatically sends us (and we may retain), information such as:
    • Internet Protocol address of the computer you are using
    • Type of operating system and browser software you are using to access our website
    • Date and time you accessed our website
    • Internet Domain through which you access the Internet
    • The Internet address of the site from which you linked directly to our website
  • We use this information to help us maintain this website, e.g. to determine the number of users that visit our website and which sections are being visited, to ensure our website is functioning correctly, and to help us make our website more accessible and useful.
  • We will not use this information to identify individuals, except for website security.
  • We will not obtain personal-identifying information about you when you visit our website, unless you choose to provide such information.

Other Information We Collect

If you choose to identify yourself when you use our online forms

  • We will collect, and may retain, any personally identifying information such as your name, phone number, email address, and any other information you provide. We will use this information to try and fulfill your request and may use it to provide you with additional information. This information will not be disclosed to third parties, except as specified in this privacy policy.
  • If you request information, services, or assistance, we may disclose your personal information to those third parties that we feel are appropriate to fulfill your request. If, when you provide us with this information, you specify that you do not want us to disclose this information to third parties, we will honor your request.
  • If your communication to us through this website relates to a law enforcement matter, we may disclose this information to law enforcement as we deem appropriate.


The Spirit Lake Heath Center uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) for authentication and private communications in an effort to build trust and confidence in our website by providing simple and secure communication of personal information. Even though we use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) for security purposes, please do not send sensitive data (e.g. Social Security Number, Patient chart numbers, etc.) by email or web forms.


We may utilize cookies in order to customize this website for return visitors. Cookies are not required for website functionality. Additionally, third party widgets such as YouTube or Facebook may install cookies depending on their configuration. When visiting this website you are not required to accept any cookies to use this website.

Google Analytics

This website uses a tool called Google Analytics to collect information about the use of this website. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit our website, what pages they visit, when they visit, and what other websites they used prior to coming to this website. We use the information gathered by Google Analytics only to improve this website. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date of your visit to this website, not your name or other identifying information. We do not combine information collected from Google Analytics and personally identifiable information. Google Analytics sets a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit our website, this cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google’s ability to use and share the information collected by Google Analytics is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy. You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this website by disabling cookies on your browser.

Links to Other Sites

Our website features external links to other websites we believe will be useful to you; however, we do not endorse these websites. We assume no responsibility for the privacy policies, content, or practices of these external websites. We strongly advise you review the Privacy Policy of every website you visit.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Spirit Lake Health Center reserves the right to update and/or change this online privacy policy at any time. As such, we will post those changes to our website at so our visitors/users are aware of the type of information we collect, how it will be used, and under what circumstances, if any, we may disclose such information. If at any point in time, the Spirit Lake Health Center decides to make use of any personally identifiable information provided by you to this website, in a manner vastly different from that what was stated when this information was initially collected, you will be promptly notified by email. You will at that time have the option to allow or not allow the use of your information in this separate manner.

Acceptance of Terms

Through the use of this website, you are hereby accepting the terms and conditions stipulated within this Privacy Policy. If you are not in agreement with our terms and conditions, then you should refrain from using our website. In addition, your continued use of our website following the posting of any updates or changes to our terms and conditions shall mean you are in agreement and acceptance of such changes.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about this Online Privacy Policy related to our website, please contact us by email, phone or mail.