Privacy Policy


All health and health-related information contained within this Web site is intended to be general in nature and should not be used as a substitute for a visit with a health care professional. Your health care provider should be consulted regarding matters concerning the medical condition, treatment and needs of you and your family.

Although every effort is made to ensure that the material within this Web site is accurate and timely, it is provided for the convenience of the Web site user and should not be considered official. Users of this Web site are advised to refer to and rely upon the official version of information when making significant decisions.

What Information is Collected

Our system routinely collects information about origin and site navigation of Web site visitors. Information collected includes IP address, pages visited, as well as information about your browser type and operating system. This information is used only to help us continually modify and improve the site based on use patterns and is not linked to any personal identifying information.

We do not collect any identifying or personal data, such as name, email or address, on site users unless that information is submitted voluntarily as part of a request for information, RSVP form, or an application.

If a visitor submits identifying information, only authorized USC staff will view the information and provide the appropriate response. We do not give, share, or sell any personal information to a third party unless required by law.

Our use of Cookies

When you visit our Site we send one or more “cookies” to your computer or other device. A cookie is a small file that is sent to your computer when you first visit a website. It is used to notify the site when you return. We use cookies to continuously improve our site. By knowing how often you visit our site and what information is most interesting to you, we are able to create content that better serves our visitors’ needs. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some website features or services may not function properly without cookies.

Your Options

Personal Identifiable Information such as name, address, email address, and telephone number, may be collected to fulfill visitor requests. However, you are under no obligation to provide personal information through our Web site. You can contact us directly for alternative methods of submission.

Information Security

To ensure the highest level of security, access to your data on our site is password-protected, and sensitive data is protected by encryption when it is exchanged between your web browser and our Site.

E-mail Security

This Web site offers opportunities to communicate with some staff members by e-mail. Because normal e-mail is not encrypted, the possibility exists that unauthorized individuals may intercept e-mail messages with our team. USC is not responsible for privacy of e-mail messages except those stored in our system. 
Please note that USC would never ask for personal information such as bank account information through e-mail. Should you ever receive such a request, contact the Internet Crime Complaint Center, which is a partnership between the FBI and the National White Collar Crime Center.

Links to Other Sites

In order to provide other sources of information for our visitors, some pages within this Web site are linked to Web sites not managed by our program. Please note that USC does not review, control or take responsibility for the content of those sites. In addition, these links do not imply endorsement or credibility of service, information or products.

Terms of Use

USC reserves the right to remove any comments or feedback from its website, blog, or any affiliated online presences that are profane, defamatory, or off-topic.

Notification of Changes

USC has the right to make changes to the Web site Privacy Statement. Any changes shall be effective on the date posted.