HMS Health is committed to protecting the privacy and security of its online visitors. This policy statement provides our visitors with an overview of the measures we have taken to provide a safe online environment.
We consider the following, among other things, to be personally identifiable information: first and last name, e-mail address, street address and phone number.
We (and/or our agents or affiliates) may collect online and use personally identifiable information from our adult visitors to respond to information requests and other inquiries that visitors may submit to HMS Health through HMSHealth.com. It is ultimately your decision whether or not to provide such information. We will never sell personally identifiable information to a third party.
We collect non-personally identifiable information through the use of a software technology called “cookies,” through pixel tags, and/or through domain name recognition, and/or upon our request. By non-personally identifiable information, we are referring to information about our visitors’ browsers (e.g.,Firefox, Google Chrome, Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer), operating systems (e.g., Windows or Macintosh), Internet service providers (e.g., AOL or NET.COM) and other similar information which we may track in aggregate form.
Most web browsers give you a way to refuse or disable most cookies (but not Flash cookies). To refuse or disable Flash cookies, you must set the Flash player on your computer or device to reject or delete them. If you choose to disable, refuse, reject or delete cookies, some of the functionality of our site may no longer be available to you.
HMS Health may share with third parties certain aggregated, anonymous, non-personal information, such as the number of users and demographic profile of who searched a particular category or specific item, for example, or how many users clicked on or responded to a particular advertisement, to the extent HMS Health incorporates advertisements in the future. This information does not identify any user individually.
HMS Health may offer services in connection with other websites or service providers. Personal information that you provide to those service providers is subject to the terms, conditions and privacy practices of those service providers. The service providers may have different privacy practices and we encourage you to read their privacy statements.
To offer you a more consistent and personalized experience in your interactions with HMS Health, information collected through HMSHealth.com may be combined with information obtained through other HMS Health services.
We may collect IP addresses to obtain aggregate information on the use of HMSHealth.com. An IP address is a number assigned to your computer by a Web server when you’re on the Web. When you are on our site, we have a back-end server that logs your computer’s IP address. We only use the information we find out from tracking IP addresses in the aggregate, such as how many users entered a specific area of our site, and not to track a specific IP address to identify an individual user. However, we may use such information to identify a user if we feel that there are or may be safety and/or security issues or to comply with legal requirements.
HMS Health may request additional information from you in order to respond to an inquiry or comment you may submit to us through HMShealth.com. Information that you provide may be used to respond to your submission.
HMS Health may disclose your personal information in the good-faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, or to comply with legal processes or enforceable government request served on us; (b) enforce applicable Terms of Service including investigation of potential violations thereof, (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security, or technical issues, or (d) protect against imminent harm to the rights, property or safety of HMS Health, our employees, users of our products or services, or members of the public as required or permitted by law.
HMS Health does not sell products or services for purchase by children. If you are under 18 years of age, you may use HMSHealth.com only with the consent and/or involvement of a parent or guardian.
In compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, HMS Health does not collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If HMS Health becomes or is made aware that a child under the age of 13 has submitted personal information to HMS Health, we will immediately delete such information and will refrain from disclosing such information to third parties.
HMS Health is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to safeguard the information HMS Health collects via HMSHealth.com. HMS Health does not, however, guarantee that information collected via HMSHealth.com is or will be completely secure from misappropriation by hackers or from other dishonest or criminal activities, or in the event of a failure of computer hardware, software, or a telecommunications network. If at some point you have a user name and password for any of the features on HMSHealth.com, you have the responsibility of keeping your password secret. You should not reveal your password to anyone, and we will not ask you in an unsolicited telephone call or e-mail for your password. In addition, you should take reasonable precautions when using a computer, mobile phone or any other device to transmit data or information.