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Copyright and Disclaimers for Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare

Copyright © 2017 Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare, One Renaissance Boulevard, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

All materials posted on this site are subject to copyrights owned or licensed by the Joint Commission ("the Joint Commission"). The Joint Commission hereby provides limited permission for the user of this site to reproduce, retransmit, or reprint for such user's own personal use (and for such personal use only) part or all of any document on this site as long as the copyright notice and permission notice contained in such document or portion thereof is included in such reproduction, retransmission, or reprinting. All other reproduction, retransmission, or reprinting of all or part of any document found on this site is expressly prohibited, unless The Joint Commission has expressly granted its prior written consent to so reproduce, retransmit, or reprint the material. All other rights reserved. See Permissions/Reprints Policy.


The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare is providing information and services on the Internet as a benefit and service in furtherance of the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare's mission. The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare makes no representations about the suitability of this information and these services for any purpose.

Although this site includes links providing direct access to other Internet sites, the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare has not participated in their development and does not monitor or exert any editorial control over these sites. Further, any such linkages do not constitute any Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare endorsement of products and services appearing on other websites.


The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare is a not-for-profit organization exempt from federal income taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare is a publicly-supported, charitable organization and is seeking donations to its endowment fund from organizations or individuals whose mission and interests are aligned with the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare Center.

Read More:  Guiding Principles for Center Fundraising Activities


The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare does not accept advertising on its website..

Links to other sites

The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare Web site contains links to other websites. The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of those sites. Please be aware that the information you provide on any of those linked sites will not be governed by this Privacy Policy.

Privacy Policy

The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare (the Center) has prepared this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following are our information gathering and dissemination practices for this site.

We detect and use the IP address of visitors to the site in order to assist us with diagnosing and solving problems with our server, to assist with the administration of our website, for marketing, and to improve our marketing and measurement systems in order to enhance the user experience.

Changes to the Website Privacy Policy

As the website may change from time to time, this Privacy Policy is expected to change as well.  The Center reserves the right to change this policy at any time for any reason.  We will post a notice that this Privacy Policy has been amended by revising the “Last Updated” date at the bottom of this page.

If you have any questions about this policy please send us an email at

Web Cookies

The Center uses cookies for site navigation, to promote relevant content, and for advertising. "Cookies" are bits of text data sent from a Web server to a user's computer to be retrieved later for purposes of identification. The Center uses temporary cookies, which are deleted at the end of each user session, and remarketing cookies that exist can up to 90 days after visiting our website. If you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to do so, however, you should understand that some areas of our site will not function properly when you view them. Once you reconfigure your browser to refuse cookies, no additional information will be collected from you or about you through the use of cookies.

Personal Information

When you browse through any website, certain information about you can be collected. We detect and use the IP address of visitors to the site in order to present relevant content to a user for both marketing and informational value, to assist with diagnosing and solving problems with our server, and to assist with the administration of our Web site.
The Center automatically collects and temporarily stores the following information about your visit:

  • The IP address of the computer you are using.
  • Your email address will be collected, used and retained.
  • The name of the domain you use to access the Internet.  (For example,
  • The date, time and length of your visit.
  • The pages you visited.
  • The address of the Web site you came from when you came to visit.

In the course of site operation, information collected may be stored and processed in the United States. The Center may collect, hold, and use, directly or through its affiliates, contractors, successors, assigns, and agents, the personally identifiable information collected through the site. The Center may share personal information with third parties and affiliates Joint Commission Resources or The Joint Commission in order to provide them an opportunity to offer products or services that may be of interest to you.

The Joint Commission may monitor, edit, or disclose your personal information, if required to do so in order to comply with any valid legal process or governmental request (such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, or court order). All data collected by or on behalf of the Center related to any use of the site or its content by any users is and shall remain at all times the sole property of the Center.

We may use the information you provide in a de-identified format as to both individual and organization, for research, quality improvement, or benchmarking purposes, and may provide this information in the aggregate to third parties. For example, we might inform other users regarding the number of users to the Web site.

We may contract with other companies or individuals to help us provide services, such as development or maintenance of the site. We require others to comply with the Privacy Policy and limit their access to only the information that is necessary to accomplish the task at hand and nothing more.

Email Addresses

Individuals who register for use of any specific area on the site should refer to the specific privacy policy applicable to that area.  All users are required to provide their e-mail addresses. These e-mail addresses are also used to provide users with updates related to the site. E-mailed updates may contain advertising, and such advertising may be "targeted" based on demographic information, e-mail domains, or zip codes. Such targeting is done through processes internal to the Center and e-mail addresses from registration is not made available to advertisers or anyone else outside the Center.

Google Analytics

Currently we use Google Analytics to analyze the audience of the website and improve our content. For further information visit Google Analytics,

Last Updated March 2017