This Benefit Informatics website is a certified Verisign Secure Site. Accordingly, this privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for online.benefitinformatics.com and its mirror URLs.
Benefit Informatics is committed to safeguarding consumer privacy on our website. We operate under the following set of strict privacy principles:
- The only information Benefit Informatics obtains about individual visitors and members using its website is that supplied or authorized by the visitors and program sponsors.
- Personally identifiable information provided will be disclosed only for the purposes of enrolling for or administering benefit plans.
- Only statistical information about our visitors and program sponsors as a group (usage habits, demographics) may be shared with any partner of Benefit Informatics for purposes other than enrolling for or administering benefit plans. Benefit Informatics employs strict security measures to safeguard personal information, which is stored in a secured database and always sent via an encrypted Internet channel.
Security Of Information
We commit to using security procedures to protect personal information you submit to us from misuse or unauthorized disclosure. The personal information that you submit to us is stored in our secure database behind an electronic firewall. You can access your personal information only by using a password. We encourage you to change your password regularly and not to share it with anyone. Access to healthcare data within Benefit Informatics' Benefit Management System is limited to computer technicians and support personnel for our site who need to maintain the database and who also use passwords for that access, as well as outside vendors who may occasionally assist us in maintaining and improving our hardware and software tools. Access to demographic information (address, phone number, etc.) is also available to the designated system administrator for your employer or program sponsor.
Benefit Informatics makes every effort to safeguard your personal information. However, like other Internet sites, we cannot guarantee that it is completely secure from persons who may attempt to evade security measures or intercept transmissions over the Internet. The Benefit Informatics Benefit Manager site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Benefit Informatics employs strict security measures to safeguard online transactions – personal information is stored in a secured database and always sent via an encrypted Internet channel.
An IP address is a unique number automatically assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet. All computer identification on the Internet is conducted with IP addresses, which allow computers and servers to recognize and communicate with each other. Benefit Informatics collects IP addresses in order to conduct system administration, report aggregate information to sponsors and advertisers, and to conduct site analysis. If a visitor requests pages from Benefit Informatics, the Web servers enter the visitor's IP address into a log. Benefit Informatics may use IP addresses to identify any visitors who refuse to comply with Benefit Informatics' terms of service and to identify visitors who threaten our service, site or customers.
Users of the Benefit Informatics Benefit Management website are automatically registered by their employers or program sponsors. During this process, information such as name and address are collected and stored for your convenience in our private and secure database. Users are also issued a unique user ID and password. During this first login, users are required to change their automatically assigned password. It is highly recommended that passwords be composed of a combination of letters and numbers and that they be changed on a routine basis.
In order to provide visitors with greater value, Benefit Informatics may provide links to various third-party websites. However, even if a third-party affiliation exists between Benefit Informatics and that destination site, Benefit Informatics exercises no authority over linked sites, each of which maintains independent privacy and data collection policies and procedures. Benefit Informatics assumes no responsibility or liability for these independent methods or actions and is not responsible for the independent policies or procedures of destination sites. Further, Benefit Informatics cannot take responsibility for the privacy initiatives or the content of such websites. These destination links are provided only for your convenience, and as such, you access them at your own risk.
Surveys and Questionnaires
Our website may occasionally provide online surveys and questionnaires. These are purely optional and may ask visitors for contact and demographic information. The customer's contact information is used to contact the visitor only when necessary. Demographic and profile data is also collected at our site. This information is shared with advertisers on an aggregate basis, but it does not indicate the identity of individual users.
We will not knowingly allow children under the age of 13 to be registered on our site for any purpose or to access any features that require registration. We require employers and program sponsors to provide birth date and year information for each registered user.
Third-Party Advertising Services
Benefit Informatics may utilize certain third-party advertising services to display advertising for our advertisers. These third-party services may place a cookie on your computer for the purposes of ad tracking and presentation. Benefit Informatics does not share personally identifiable visitor information with its advertising services.
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What You Should Know About Internet Privacy
- There is no "absolute privacy" on the Internet. Substantial direct and indirect information about Internet users is available to any website they visit. For example, your Internet Service Provider (ISP) maintains logs of the sites you visit. While this activity is seldom monitored, your ISP is required to produce such logs for legal authorities, if requested.
- Most sites keep track of visitor activity to help customize their content. Most websites keep track of their visitors’ frequency of visits, duration and selected links. This information is typically tracked to provide users with the content they most wish to access.
- Sites without clear, concise, published privacy policies should be considered suspect. Users who are concerned about safeguarding their privacy should look for and understand the privacy policies of the sites they visit. The purpose or intended use of any information that is gathered by the site should be fully disclosed.
- Internet users can set up the browser software to limit certain types of disclosures and some third-party attempts to collect personal data. Internet users can limit their privacy exposure by managing certain configuration parameters in their browser software. Refer to your browser's help function or contact your browser software vendor for details regarding the most secure browser configuration.