The Merced County Department of Public Health is committed to protecting the privacy of the users of this Web site. Except as permitted by you, we will only use your personal and health information to respond to you, to provide you with your test results and other requested information, or to assist with treatment. Our use and disclosure of an individual's personal information (including health information) is limited as required by state and federal law. This includes disease reporting requirements. We do not sell, rent or give personal information about individuals who use the site.
We also sometimes contact clients for their feedback to improve our program. If you do not want us to contact you for this purpose, you can let us know that in the “other communication preferences” section below.
This Web site has security measures in place to help protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of information under our control. These measures include encryption of data using the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) system. Despite these measures, the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to us via this site by Internet cannot be guaranteed.