All pathologists above are members of the Division of Transplantation and Hepatic Pathology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh PA. Each contributes to the content of TPIS to a varying extent.
TPIS activity is measured by Google Analytics in order to determine usage statistics and to evaluate which portions of our website appear to be the most useful to our users. Standard information gathered in this manner includes the origin of user (i.e., geographic location) and pages visited, time spent on site, etc. No personal information is gathered.
The Enterprise Provider Solutions division of UPMC (EPS) maintains the TPIS site. EPS respects the privacy of every individual who visits our web site, responds to on-line surveys, or contacts us via electronic mail or telephone. Committed to protecting the privacy of its users, the information gathered by EPS is used solely to monitor its effectiveness in providing relevant and credible health information, in answering consumers' questions, and in improving the site.
EPS collects data about how a site is searched to enable us to understand and respond to the needs of our users. This data does not contain personally identifiable information. We do collect information about the domain name of the server from which you are visiting. It is aggregated and used to determine the number of visitors to our site each day, and sources of traffic. However, you can, in general, visit our web site without identifying yourself or disclosing any personal information.
If you choose to respond to on-line surveys and provide any personal information, this information will be stored in secure databases so that we are better able to understand your needs and provide you with more focused service. E-mail addresses you provide are used to respond to comments submitted through our feedback and survey forms, when indicated.
Various people at EPS and the Division of Transplantation Pathology may see the material you submit. We may enter the information you send into our electronic database, to share with our physicians, other health care professionals, researchers, or our Internet services staff. In other limited circumstances, including requests from legal authorities, we may be required by law to disclose information you submit.
You should note that electronic mail and other Internet communications channels are not necessarily secure against interception. While we take precautions, such as encrypting communications where appropriate, if your communication is very sensitive, or includes information like a diagnosis or medical history, you might want to send it by postal mail instead.
At no point does EPS or the Division of Transplantation Pathology now, or will it ever sell, trade or rent personal information about its users to any outside individual or organization. The EPS web sites as well as TPIS are not affiliated with any advertisers. TPIS is supported by the Division of Transplant Pathology of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and does not receive funds from paid banners or other forms of advertisement.
The TPIS web site may also contain links to other sites. Links to outside sites that may be present on TPIS are, in the opinion of the TPIS Team, of educational value and relevant to the mission of TPIS. EPS and the Division of Transplantation Pathology are not responsible for the privacy practices, timeliness, or accuracy of the content of such web sites.
By using our web site, you give your consent to the collection and use of the information discussed above by EPS and the Divison of Transplantation Pathology. Changes in this policy will be posted on this page so that you may always be aware of what information is being collected, how it is being used, and under what circumstances it is being disclosed.
TPIS is not a consultative service. The Transplant Pathology Division maintains a separate consultation service that is accessible on the Divisional webpage, outside of the TPIS website.