Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is being shared with you for the website, operated by North Country Health Consortium (NCHC). Protecting your privacy is important to us and AskPETRA wants to be clear about the information that is collected from you and how it will be used.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

AskPETRA does not collect Personally Identifiable Information (PII) about you unless you choose to provide that information to us so that we can assist you. Some information we ask you to share is for statistical purposes only and will be reported to our funding source; Health Resource Services Administration (HRSA). None of the information that is reported contains any identifiable information including name, date of birth, or address. Any personal information you do chose to provide is protected by the security practices of HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2 unless it is determined that, you, the user is a danger to yourself or others. Non-personal information related to our website may be automatically collected and temporarily stored. North Country Health Consortium does not disclose, give, sell, or transfer any personal information about our visitors unless required for law enforcement or by Federal law.


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.

If you upload your resume or cover letter to the website, we will keep a copy on file for employment purposes.

Contact forms

The contact forms on our site are used to collect information from you and contact you for future relations.

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.


Like millions of other website owners, we use Google Analytics on Google Analytics is a piece of software that grabs data about our visitors (you). It’s something like an advanced server log.

What does Google Analytics record?

  • What website you came from to get here.
  • How long you stay for.
  • What kind of computer you’re using.
  • And quite a bit more.

What do we do with your data? The tracking information allows us to better understand the kind of people who come to this site and what content they’re reading. This allows us to make better decisions about design and writing. Occasionally, we will compile aggregate statistics about the number of visitors this site receives and browsers being used. No personally identifying data is included in this type of reporting. All of our activity falls within the bounds of the Google Analytics Terms of Service.

Want to opt out of tracking? You can opt out of Google’s advertising tracking cookie or use a browser plugin to opt out of all Google Analytics tracking software.

Who we share your data with

If you opt in to our newsletter, we share your data with our email marketing service.

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 submitted a form on this site, 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.

Changes to this policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.
You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.