This Policy tells you, among other things, what information we gather from you through our Web Site, how we may use or disclose that information, and our efforts to protect it.
In connection with your use of our Web Site, we may collect the following information:
The domain name, but not the e-mail address, of visitors to our Web Site
The e-mail addresses of users who communicate with us via e-mail.
Aggregate information on what pages on our Web Site users access or visit
Information volunteered by the user, such as site registration, e-mail update requests and product or service related inquiries.
Information about your transactions with us or others.
We use the personally identifying information you voluntarily provide to register you as a user of the Web Site, to administer Web Site usage and monitor traffic-levels, and to contact you regarding improvements we can make to our Web Site and our services, if necessary. We may also use the information you provide to contact you directly regarding services, products or information that we believe may be of interest to you. Except as disclosed in this Policy, we will not use your information for any purpose that you have not expressly authorized.
From time to time, we may also disclose information to fulfill certain legal and regulatory requirements or if we believe, in good faith, that such disclosure is legally required or necessary to protect others' rights or to prevent harm.
You may choose to restrict our use of your information. If you are a user of our Web Site or services, you may restrict distribution of your information by indicating such restrictions in your account when asked. On our Web Site, you have the option to remove your name and personal information from any information that will or may be disclosed to a third party although disclosures to law enforcement or to meet other legal requirements may still be required.
You may exercise your choice to "opt-out" of providing personal information in many ways. When selecting certain services or features of our Web Site, you can choose whether to share personal information with respect to the particular service or feature.
You may also "opt-out" entirely from providing personal information to us by not providing information or registering on our Web Site. You may also choose at a later date to have your name removed from our database. However, certain sections of our Web Site do require registration in order to use these sections and services. If you choose not to register or provide certain information, these sections will not be available for your use.
If we propose to disclose your information to a third party that is acting as our agent or on our behalf, we will ensure that the third party has agreed to assure adequate protection of your information.
Your account containing your information is password-protected. Only those who log on with your password can access your account. We have taken appropriate security measures to protect your personal information from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. However, please remember that you play a valuable part in security as well. You are responsible for protecting your password for accessing your account. After you have finished using the Web Site, you should log off and exit your browser so no unauthorized persons can use our Web Site with your name and account information. Furthermore, if you provide any information to parties who operate web sites that are linked to or from our Web Site, different rules may apply to their collection, use, or disclosure of your personal information. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of such other sites before revealing any sensitive or personal information. Regardless of the precautions taken by you or by us, "perfect security" does not exist on the Internet. We cannot ensure or warrant the ultimate security of any information you transmit.
A cookie is a small data file that certain web sites write to your computer's hard drive when you visit those sites. A cookie file can contain information such as a user ID that a web site uses to track the pages you have visited. A persistent cookie allows the web site to remember you on subsequent visits. We do set persistent cookies.
We use a third party provider to place our internet ads. The provider may collect anonymous information about your visits to our Web Site and your interaction with our products and services. The provider may also use information about your visits to this Web Site and other web sites to target advertisements for merchandise and services. This anonymous information is collected through the use of a pixel tag which is industry standard technology used by most major web sites. No personally identifiable information is collected or used in this process. The provider does not know your name, address, phone number, email address or any of your other personally identifiable information. If you would like more information about this practice and your option to not have this anonymous information used by our third party provider, click here. To opt-out of these ads click on this link.
HealthMarkets, Inc. is concerned about the safety of children and their use of the Internet. This Web Site is not directed at children under the age of 18 and HealthMarkets, Inc. does not knowingly receive, collect or use any personal or health-related information or data from children under the age of 18 for any purpose, including for any marketing purpose without prior parental consent. As used in these terms and conditions: (i) personal information includes any individually identifiable information, such as name, address, social security number, email address, or any combination of identifiers, and (ii) health information includes any information relating to health, nutrition, drug use, physical condition, mental health, medical history, or medical insurance coverage. If HealthMarkets, Inc. receives actual knowledge that we have received any such personal information without the required verifiable parental consent, we will delete the information from our database as soon as we practically can.
In the event that ownership of HealthMarkets, Inc. was to change as a result of a merger, acquisition or transfer to another company, personal information that you provide to HealthMarkets, Inc. through this Web Site may be transferred. If such a transfer results in a material change in the use of your personal information, HealthMarkets, Inc. will provide notice about your choices to decline to permit such a transfer.