Milwaukee Center for Independence: Assisting individuals with special needs

Website Privacy Policy


Website Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy


Effective Date:October 20, 2015


Centers for Independence (Milwaukee Center for Independence, Whole Health Clinical Group, New Health Services, School for Early Development & Achievement) takes seriously the confidentiality of your personal information.  The following Privacy Policy sets forth our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website.  By accessing or using this website, you hereby agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy and consent to the collection and use of information as discussed in this Privacy PolicyIf you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, do not access this website.


Centers for Independence reserves the right to modify or amend this Privacy Policy at any time.  All changes will be effective immediately upon posting to this website.  Material changes will be conspicuously posted on this website.  By accessing or using this website after such changes are posted you agree and consent to all such changes. 


Personally Identifiable Account Information


Centers for Independence may collect information you voluntarily share with us in submitting an application for services, as well as other information, for example through Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses and the use of “cookies,” which may be placed on your computer when you access the website.  (See the sections on IP Addresses and Cookies below.)


Centers for Independence may collect any content, record, or electronic communication of any kind, including without limitation your (1) contact information, (2) financial information, (3) demographic information, and (4) other personal information required to process your application to request services from the agency, so that we may provide you with the information or services that you request, and so that we may communicate with you and send you information and materials for marketing and other purposes, subject to applicable laws and the terms of the Privacy Policy. 


We do not sell, rent or loan any of your personally identifiable information to any third party. We may use and share information with the Department of Health Services and those persons and third-party entities specifically involved in the processing of your payment or receipt of services from Centers for Independence.  In addition, we may use and share aggregated information that does not uniquely identify you when it enables us to improve and enrich our services and website content.  In addition, Centers for Independence reserves the right to use and share your information in the event the agency believes doing so is necessary to operate this website or where such disclosure may be required by law, or to protect the rights of Centers for Independence or the rights of others.


Centers for Independence maintains full rights to any information collected on this website, and may freely collect, use and disclose such information unless prohibited by this Privacy Policy or applicable law.  In the event of a change in control of Centers for Independence or sale by Centers for Independence of substantially all of its assets, any information owned by or in the control of Centers for Independence may be transferred to such Centers for Independence successor, who will comply with the terms of this Privacy Policy.


IP Addresses


Centers for Independence does not typically log IP addresses, but may do so for systems administration purposes only.  IP addresses are not used to track a user’s session. This information only helps us determine how often different areas of our site are visited.  We do not link IP address to any information that is personally identifiable. 




Centers for Independence may use “cookies” to track the use of our website and to facilitate and enhance your experience on our website.  “Cookies” are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive.  Our cookies enable us to facilitate access to different aspects of our website.  For example, by showing when and how you and others visit our website, cookies help us to see which pages of the website are popular and which are not.  Cookies can also help us to improve your enjoyment of this website, for example, by remembering your address or other personal information when you request information or services on the website. 


Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can disable this function so that your browser will not accept cookies.  Please be aware that disabling this function may impact your use and enjoyment of this website.


Access by Children:


This website is not directed toward children under 13 years of age and Centers for Independence does not knowingly collect or use information from children under 13 through this website. 


Third Party Ad Networks and Behavioral Advertising

We do not presently engage any third party ad networks, but reserve the right to do so.

Do Not Track


We will automatically collect cookies and other non-personally identifying information when you visit this site.  Due to this automatic collection, we do not currently track requests.


E-mail Communication


Centers for Independence may use your personal information to send you informational communications.  If you prefer to receive communications from us through regular mail or by phone, you may notify us at any time by contacting the Customer Contact Center at 414.937.2020.




We limit access to personally identifiable information about you to our employees, the Department of Health Services and third-party agents who we reasonably believe need to have access to your information to provide you with the information or services you request from the Centers for Independence.


This website has security measures in place to help protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.  While we cannot guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration to data will not occur, the agency uses industry standards, such as Secure Socket Layers (“SSL”) technology, to help safeguard against such occurrences.  In certain areas, the information passed between your browser and our system is encrypted with SSL technology to create a protected connection between you and our website to ensure confidentiality.  In the event that a breach into our security systems occurs and there is a possibility that an unauthorized person acquires your personal information, Centers for Independence will notify you of such a breach under applicable law. 


Access to Your Personal Information


If you wish to have access to your personal information in our records, please contact us with your request at (414) 937-2020. You may also request that we update your personal information or correct any factual errors that you believe may exist regarding this information.


Third-Party Websites


This website may link to, or be linked to, other websites not maintained by or related to Centers for Independence.  Centers for Independence is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of any third parties or third-party websites, including any linked or linking websites.  To the extent that you disclose personally identifiable information to any such third parties, different rules may apply to their use and disclosure of personal information that you disclose to them.  We encourage you to review the privacy policies of such websites before disclosing your personal information to them.


Contacting Us


If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us at: (414) 937-2020 or


Centers for Independence

Milwaukee Center for Independence

2020 West Wells Street

Milwaukee, WI  53233

Phone: 414-937-2020

Fax: 414-937-2021



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