Minnesota Hospital Association


Web Site Privacy Policy

This website is owned and operated by the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA). This policy applies to www.mnhospitals.org. By using this site, you signify your consent to this privacy policy.

MHA is committed to the responsible management of visitor information. This privacy policy informs you of:

  • what personally identifiable information of yours is collected through the website;
  • how the information is used;
  • with whom the information may be shared; and
  • what security procedures are in place to protect against the loss or misuse of any information collected.

This privacy policy may be revised periodically and it is your responsibility to review it when you visit the site.

Information Collected for Members-Only Access

MHA collects minimally necessary personal information from its members who voluntarily register for access to password-protected sections of our website. This information is pertinent to allow members to log in properly and to access secured information. To gain access, you must submit the following:

  • Name
  • Title
  • Member Organization Name  
  • Address
  • Telephone number
  • Email address

MHA maintains this information for you; however, you are able to review and/or edit this information at any time by accessing your log-in information online, or contacting MHA’s website department at (651) 641-1121 or [email protected].

Information Collected for Non-Member Access

You do not have to give us personal information to visit our website. However, when you visit www.mnhospitals.org, the following information may be collected:

  • The type of browser and operating system you use to access our site.
  • The date and time of your visit.
  • The pages you visited.
  • The address of the website you came from, if you were referred from another site.

No additional information is collected about your visit, and we do not record information about individual behavior or use of the site. If you choose to provide us with additional information about yourself through an email message, feedback form, survey, etc., we will disclose that information only to those within MHA that are best suited to respond to your message or request for information.


A credit card number or billing information may be requested if you are conducting on-line transactions. Any transactions of a financial or confidential nature are secured by industry-standard SSL encryption.


MHA provides links to other organizations as a service to our readers. We are not responsible for information provided on other websites. Visitors should consult the other sites’ privacy notices, as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties. Once you click to another site, you are subject to the privacy policy of that site.

Cookies/IP Addresses

“Cookies” are used when you visit www.mnhospitals.org. Cookies are small pieces of text that a website stores on your hard drive to remind the site about you the next time you visit the site. This makes it convenient for you so that you do not have to repeatedly provide necessary information such as log-in information. Cookies and IP addresses are also used on an aggregate basis to track site navigating information and site usage which is not trackable to an individual user. MHA does not store confidential or sensitive information in cookies.  

Our Commitment to Security

We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online. These include the use of encryption, electronic firewalls, and customized passwords. Thawte Web certification assures viewers that MHA owns and maintains www.mnhospitals.org. For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, we employ software programs to identify and prevent unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage to the site. Such attempts are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act. We do not partner with or have special relationships with any ad server companies.


MHA is a clearinghouse for information and resources and does not endorse any specific item. Information included on this website is for informational purposes only and is not intended to establish any standards of medical practice. In order to copy or distribute information obtained on the MHA website and its links, users must obtain appropriate permissions from respective organizations. For more information, contact Minnesota Hospital Association, Tel: (651) 641-1121; email: [email protected].

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about the privacy statement for this site or its implementation, please send an email to: [email protected] or write to the following address:  

Minnesota Hospital Association
2550 W. University Ave., Suite 350-S
St. Paul, MN  55114-1900