Sustainable Health Systems Corporation

Sustainable Health Questionnaire - Our Privacy Policy

Privacy is very important to us. Sustainable Health Systems Corporation (SHSC) and the Sustainable Health Questionnaire (SHQ) website operates by the principles outlined below.

Sustainable Health Systems Corporation, 105 N. Tioga Street, Suite 200, Ithaca, NY 14850, is responsible for the content of this Site. SHSC can be reached by e-mail at

The Sustainable Health Questionnaire website (Site) is maintained by Gorges Websites, Inc. (Gorges), 200 E. Buffalo Street, Suite 301, Ithaca, NY 14850. Gorges can be reached by email at

SHSC, the SHQ website, and Gorges Websites are HIPAA compliant.

We use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to encrypt all SHQ responses, so that prying eyes cannot see the answers given by any individual. Our goal is to maintain maximum security of your information while at the same time provide useful services to you, your personal physician, or other health care providers who are assisting you. The only people other than yourself who will have access to your SHQ data are those health care providers that you choose to be able see your results. No one else will have access.

We explicitly ask for you for some Personal Health Information (PHI). Some of your PHI is needed to evaluate your risk for heart attack and stroke, and to provide you an individualized report based on your own data. If you give approval, we may occasionally inform you by e-mail of new features and service. Neither SHSC nor Gorges will release any of your data to someone not directly employed by SHSC, by Gorges, or by our associates who administer these services to your employer or physician. If you call for assistance, it may be necessary for someone at SHSC, Gorges, or our associates to have access to your PHI.

No individually identifiable information about Sustainable Health Questionnaire participants - including e-mail addresses - will be provided to any other organization.

Data you provide to Sustainable Health Questionnaire may be used anonymously to produce group reports that can be used to study population health characteristics.

We may place a small text file called a "cookie" in the browser files of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain PHI. The main thing it does is help us keep track of the name of the account and who you are as you use various features of the Sustainable Health Questionnaire. By doing this, it helps us keep your data secure. It enables SHSC staff to know when you have accessed the SHQ and what sections of the SHQ you used. This helps us keep track of how much and for what reasons it is being used.

This site gives users the option for changing and modifying information previously provided. Visitors should login with username and password. Once login is complete, look for the link to Settings or Edit Responses (to edit responses, you must complete this within 7 days of your initially starting the questionnaire).

If at any time you believe the Sustainable Health Questionnaire Site has not adhered to these principles, please notify us at and we will use all reasonable efforts to promptly determine and correct the problem.

If you have questions about this policy, please e-mail us at and/or

200 E. Buffalo Street, Suite 301
Ithaca, NY 14850