Website Privacy Policy

VITL is committed to protecting the privacy of everyone who visits our website. This Policy outlines information you might wish to know about how we protect your privacy on our website. This privacy policy is for our website only; for privacy practices regarding sharing of health care data in the Vermont Health Exchange, please view the other policies on the Policies page of 

Information collection 

The VITL website may collect personal information you supply to us voluntarily. Web forms on may request your personal information to help VITL staff contact you or process your request. These include but are not limited to the “Contact Us” form, the “Subscribe” form, and the form for opting-out of data sharing through the Vermont Health Information Exchange.  The personal identifiable information that we may obtain from you may include your first and last name, email address, phone number, and address.  

IP addresses 

When you visit our website, we may collect information about  how the website is accessed. This information may include your computer or mobile device’s internet protocol (IP address), the pages that you visit, the time and date of your visit.  An IP address is a number assigned to your computer or internet-enabled device whenever you access the internet. It allows computers and servers to recognize and communicate with one another. IP addresses from which visitors appear to originate may be recorded for IT security and system diagnostic purposes. This information may also be used in aggregate form to maintain and improve the service and to generate and analyze statistics about your use of our website. 

Tracking cookies  

Cookies are pieces of identification information sent by us and stored by your browser. VITL uses cookies to collect information about your use of our site, such as pages visited, in order for us to understand how our visitors navigate through our site, to better tailor our landing pages, and to facilitate form processing. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies, but if you would rather not, you may set your preferences to refuse or alert you when cookies are being sent. Please note that names, addresses, and other personal information are not stored with cookies.

In addition to using cookies and related technologies as described above, we also may permit certain third-party companies to collect and use other data about your user activity on our site. 

Website information collection and use 

VITL does not sell, trade, or rent to others your personal information that is collected by the website. VITL may use third-party companies to assist with the website, and in doing so such third parties may have access to personal information collected by the website. However, VITL does not share data with unrelated entities or individuals unless compelled by law, it is necessary to defend VITL’s legal interests, or to investigate misuse of the website.  

Usage analytics 

We use third party usage analytics tools to monitor and analyze the use of the website through Google Analytics. Google Analytics does not reveal your name or identifying information to VITL. The information is only collected to improve our website. To provide website visitors with more choice on how their data is collected by Google Analytics, Google has developed the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on:  The add-on communicates with the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js) to indicate information about the website visit should not be sent to Google Analytics.  

Links to other sites 

Our site may include links to other web sites we believe will be of interest to you. VITL assumes no responsibility for the information practices of those sites. Links to these sites do not imply affiliation or endorsement of these sites. 

Changes to this Website Privacy Policy 

VITL may update this Website Privacy Policy from time to time. We will provide notice of any changes by posting the new policy on