Privacy Policy

Who we are

This Privacy Policy sets forth the collection, use and disclosure of information by CETRI in connection with CETRI’s website, Your use of CETRI’s website is completely voluntary. CETRI strives to conform its privacy practices to applicable laws, codes, and regulations.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Additional information

We may share your medical information with

We may disclose your PHI to your healthcare providers when such PHI is required for them to treat you, receive payment for services they render to you, or conduct certain health care operations, such as quality assessment and improvement activities, reviewing the quality and competence of health care professionals, or for health care fraud and abuse detection or compliance.

We may use and disclose your PHI for our health care operations, which include internal administration and planning and various activities that improve the quality and cost effectiveness of the care that we deliver to you. We may access you PHI in order to resolve any concerns you may have and ensure that you have a comfortable visit with us.

Workers Compensation: We may disclose your health information as authorized to comply with worker’s compensation laws and other similar legally established programs.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We understand that your health information is personal and we are committed to protecting your privacy. In addition, we are required by law to maintain the privacy of your health information (“Protected Health Information” or “PHI”), to provide you with this Notice of out legal duties and privacy practices with respect to your Protected Health Information, and to notify affected individuals when there is a breach of their unsecured protected health information. You have the right to be notified if CETRI or one of our Business Associates discovers a breach of your health information that was not secured in accordance with security standards as required by law.


We perform research at CETRI to support learning of new knowledge and treatments that may help all survivors of electrical shock injuries. As required by law, we will tell you about and get your permission for any research that involves information that may show who you are. All human subject research is looked over by an Institutional Review Board (IRB). Protected Health Information that is approved by the IRB and used for research is then considered research information and is not part of the health record.

We may also gather information to publish an educational article. However, we will NOT share who you are without your written permission.

Changes to this Notice

We reserve the right to change this Notice at anytime. We reserve the right to make the revised or changed Notice effective for information we already have about you as well as any information we receive in the future. We will post a copy of the current Notice on our website at