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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

UVM CORA’s Website Privacy Policy


 The University of Vermont Center on Rural Addiction (UVM CORA) has established this Website Privacy Policy (“Policy”) and is providing it to you so that you can understand the manner in which we collect, use, and share information collected through this Website. Please note that this Policy applies only to information collected on this Website and in email or other electronic messages between you and this Website. This Policy does not apply to other third-party websites linked to/from this Website or to information that UVM CORA may collect from you through other means. By choosing to continue to use this Website, you agree to be bound by this Policy. 



Personal information is any information that is associated with an individual’s name or other identifier such as an email address or phone number. If you are visiting this Website to browse or find information about UVM CORA services, you do not need to provide any personal information. If you decide to make a service request, such as requesting technical assistance or signing up for a mailing list, we may ask you for personal information so that we can provide you with the service you requested. 



UVM CORA may use personal information provided by you through this Website to provide you with the service you have requested. We may also share that personal information with our agents or service providers. We will not sell or trade your personal information to unrelated third parties. For some services requested by you from this Website, you may receive email confirmation. These notifications are considered part of our service and may not be disabled. We will send the email but we cannot guarantee delivery. You are responsible for providing a valid email address and for updating it when your address changes. We may also periodically send you email notifications concerning services. When supported by technology, UVM CORA will include instructions for opting out of future mailings. 

UVM CORA uses your personal information collected through this Website for lawful purposes and to fulfill legitimate interests of UVM CORA. These uses include: 

  • For security purposes; 
  • To conduct online research related to website usage; 
  • To improve our websites and users experience while using our websites; 
  • To better serve users (improve communications, invite users to or register users for events, personalize online transactions, fulfill user requests). 

We track all connectivity to UVM CORA resources. We may use this information to track down a technical problem, to investigate fraudulent behavior or illegal conduct or for security purposes. 

The collection, use and disclosure of personal information for any purpose not otherwise contained in this notice may require consent or you may be provided with an additional, more specific/detailed notice. 



This Website makes use of various technologies (as further described below) to automatically collect information about the use of this Website. Information automatically collected may include, but is not limited to: 

Internet Protocol (IP) address and domain name used to access the Internet; 

  • Web browser/operating system used to access this Website; 
  • Website used to link to this Website (URL); 
  • Date and time this Website was accessed; 
  • Website browsing history (i.e., sites visited during the session, any information the browser may have requested and the response 



Cookies are small text files that are transferred from websites, applications or services and stored on your device. As is common with many other websites, we may use cookies to provide you with a personalized service or to help make this Website work better for you. Not all websites use cookies; however, if cookies are used, they may be either temporary or persistent. Temporary cookies identify and track users within websites, applications or services. Temporary cookies are deleted when you either close your browser or you leave the website. Persistent cookies are used to remember who you are and to remember your preferences within a given website, application or service. These cookies stay on your computer or device after you close your browser or leave the session. Persistent cookies can be controlled in your device settings. You can choose not to accept cookies by selection settings on your web browser that block or restrict the use of cookies. You can also delete cookies that have been placed on your computer or device. 

In addition to cookies, this Website may use other types of session identifiers, JavaScript™, scripts, server logs, tracking images, information and correspondence, web analytics, or other browser detection technology to provide consumers with a more pleasant online experience. Many browsers provide consumers with the ability to disable some or all of these technologies. Disabling them, especially in the case of JavaScript™, may prevent you from viewing some web pages. 



We may partner with third parties to provide various products and services for which you have signed up. Those third parties may have access to personal information UVM CORA collects in order for them to fulfill their obligations to UVM CORA. We will only share that personal information necessary for the third party to provide the product or service that you signed up for. We take reasonable steps to ensure that these third parties are obligated to protect your information on our behalf. It is also our policy to never sell or trade information collected online without your prior consent. 

This Website may contain links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. It is your sole responsibility to check the privacy policies on those websites for more information. Cookies may be set by parties other than us. These “third-party cookies” may, for example, originate from websites such as YouTube or Twitter. Since the cookie policies of these sites change over time, you should determine their policies by visiting the privacy policy pages of these sites directly. 



UVM CORA takes reasonable steps to ensure that your personal information is protected. This Website uses industry standard encryption when collecting your personal information. We also utilize industry appropriate technical, administrative, and physical controls to protect the confidentiality and security of personal information. Internally, we limit access to your personal information to those employees or agents who we believe have a reasonable need to use the information to provide products or services to you, or to perform their jobs. 



UVM CORA retains your personal information according to the minimum requirements set either by regulation or by UVM policy. 



We periodically make changes to this Policy to reflect additions or changes to our practices. You may review the current policy at any time by returning to this web page. This Policy was last changed on May 20, 2023. 



Please direct all privacy related questions and concerns to UVM CORA. 





Terms and Conditions 

Please read the following terms and conditions with care before using this website. By accessing or using our site, you consent to the following terms and conditions. We reserve the right to change this information at any time and therefore, we recommend that you review this Agreement regularly. 



All pages within this website and any material available for download are the property of the University of Vermont Center on Rural Addiction (UVM CORA). The content on the site is provided to you without charge as a convenience and for your informational purposes only. 



UVM CORA hereby allows you to use the site solely for your personal non-commercial use. Any unlawful use of this site or use inconsistent with these terms and conditions is prohibited and will result in an automatic termination of such license. 



The contents of the site are copyrighted and may not be distributed, modified, reproduced, or used, in whole or in part without the prior written consent of UVM CORA except as set forth in these terms and conditions. Downloading or printing information from the website to a single computer for informational, personal, and non-commercial use is permitted as long as all copyright or proprietary information remains intact. 



In providing this website to you for your convenience, you use the site at your own risk. Although every effort is made to ensure that the material within this website is accurate and timely, we make no warranties or representations as to the accuracy or completeness of the contents, whether the contents are current, or free from changes caused by third parties. All information is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind. We assume no liability for interruptions, errors, computer viruses or other hazards resulting from your use of this site. 



All health and health-related information contained within this UVM CORA website is intended to be general in nature and should not be used as a substitute for a visit with a healthcare professional. No information provided in this site may be considered medical advice. The information may not be relevant for your individual situation and may be misinterpreted. UVM CORA assumes no responsibility for how you use information obtained from this site. Before making any decisions regarding your health care, ask your personal physician. 



UVM CORA is not a HIPAA covered entity or a business associate of any provider. Healthcare providers should not disclose identifying information or health records of their patients when seeking consultation. The Clinician Office Hours program offers general information and guidance to healthcare providers; the program is not designed to and does not provide professional diagnosis, treatment or direct-care services to patients. 



The laws affecting possession and dissemination of naloxone, fentanyl test strips, and other harm reduction supplies may vary from state to state. By accepting supplies from UVM CORA, the recipient confirms that the supplies they are accepting are compliant with their relevant state laws. UVM CORA does not independently review the state laws for the recipient. UVM CORA will not be responsible for any losses or costs related to the recipient’s use of the harm reduction supplies. 



Please note for the convenience of users, some pages contain links to websites not managed by UVM CORA. UVM CORA does not review, control, or take responsibility for the content of these websites. Links from this website to websites not managed by UVM CORA do not imply endorsement or credibility of the service, information, or product offered through the linked sites and assume no liability related to users’ use of linked sites. Similarly, if a third party provides a link to our website, it does not necessarily reflect any official relationship with the third party. Persons using this site agree to indemnify

and hold harmless UVM CORA from any and all claims ensuing from the use of this site including, but not limited to, consequential damages, damages for lost data, use, profits, savings, personal injury or goodwill. This limitation may not be enforceable in all jurisdictions. 



Please be aware that most information transmitted over the Internet is not secure; thus, confidentiality cannot be guaranteed. Information of a confidential, proprietary, or privileged nature should not be sent electronically to UVM CORA. Any information transmitted to our site will be treated as non-confidential unless transmitted to a secure environment. Personal medical information should never be sent to our website. 



All trademarks, service marks, and logos used in this site are the trademarks, service marks, or logos of their respective owners. Persons accessing, using, or linking to this site may not use, misuse, or post to this site any material, data, images, text, or graphics that infringes on the copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights of third parties or that is obscene or libelous. In return, UVM CORA reserves the right to remove any such material from this website. 



UVM CORA fully enforces its rights under this Agreement. Users who violate the terms and conditions of this Agreement may be liable for money damages or subject to criminal prosecution. Our failure to enforce any provision of this agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. Any questions with respect to this notice should be directed to