We are firmly committed to protecting the confidentiality and security of your Personal Information. The term “Personal Information” means any information which can be used to identify a person including by way of example, but not limitation, name, date of birth, mailing address, social media and other third party platform account identifiers, home phone number, mobile phone number, e-mail address, credit card information, and/or Social Security number.
COLLECTION, USE, AND DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
How We Collect Your Personal Information
Registration for Site alerts is optional and is not necessary to access the Site; however, users who register for Site alerts may be provided with notice regarding certain changes to the content of the Site or other related Site information from time to time. For example, a Site alert may notify a user through e-mail that certain information such as a new article or publication is available or will be available through the Site. You may sign up for the Site alerts directly through the Site, or through a third party social media site that collects and provides us with collected information. Users can unsubscribe from Site alerts by following the instructions included with each Site alert. We may collect certain Non-Personal Information when you view Site content by selecting a link in a Site alert.
When you communicate with us through social media, or provide a comment directed at us through social media, we may use social media to communicate with you. We may also promote content of interest to you through social media. You may opt out or configure your social media account settings to limit promotion of such content.
Other Uses and Disclosure of Your Personal Information
- When requested and available, we will use your Personal Information to send Site Alerts to you.
- We may utilize selected service providers to make targeted non-personal communications to an aggregated audience regarding our offerings and other potentially relevant benefit information of interest to you.
- We may share your Personal Information with other Express Scripts companies (i.e., entities which are controlling, controlled by, or under common control with Express Scripts) to provide you with more personalized and enhanced services.
- We may disclose your Personal Information to relevant third parties such as auditors, lawyers, or other professional advisors.
- We may use your Personal Information and Non-Personal Information in communicating with you via e-mail, facsimile, letter, text message, mobile application, through the Site via a pop-up message, or otherwise.
- We may send you promotional offers or marketing information that may be of interest to you.
- We may use third-party agents for purposes of communicating with you and/or collecting information from you.
- Statements here and elsewhere on the Site concerning the treatment of your Personal Information may not apply with respect to information already in our possession.
Compelled and Necessary Disclosures
COLLECTION, USE, AND DISCLOSURE OF NON-PERSONAL INFORMATION
Collection of Non-Personal Information
When you visit the Site, and during your interactions with the Site, we may collect Non-Personal Information from you. “Non-Personal Information” means a data element or collection of data elements that by itself cannot ordinarily be associated with a specific individual. Non-Personal Information includes by way of example but not limitation, the Internet browser or computer operating system you are using, your navigation of the Site including the pages of the Site that you access, the amount of time spent on various portions of the Site, the length and dates of your visits to the Site, and certain Site data captured through your interactions with the Site and other sites. Non-Personal Information may include information provided by you through the Site or otherwise (e.g., through a third-party site) that is not Personal Information. Certain Non-Personal Information may be collected on an aggregated, anonymous basis through web server logs, cookies, ad servers, tracking pixels, web beacons, and similar Internet tracking devices (collectively “Tracking Mechanisms”). Web servers automatically collect Non-Personal Information, with your IP address, when you request pages of the Site or other sites. Based on certain interactions with the Site, third-party sites, mailings, other communications with us, and/or our system configurations, certain Non-Personal Information may be associated with your Personal Information such that your Non-Personal Information is identifiable with you.
You may be able to opt-out of certain third-party associations by following third party customization and/or opt-out options. Google®, Twitter®, and LinkedIn® may provide customization and/or opt-out of certain Tracking Mechanisms through their respective sites. For example, Google’s Ads Settings, DoubleClick opt-out page, Twitter’s promoted content settings, LinkedIn account settings, and Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page may limit the collection and usage of certain third-party Tracking Mechanisms.
Use of Non-Personal Information
The collected Non-Personal Information may be used by us and our affiliated companies for a variety of analytic and developmental purposes including to improve and enhance the Site and our products and services, to create new products and services, to customize your experience on the Site and other sites that you visit on the Internet, to identify and/or offer products, services and website functionality that may be of interest to you, and other legitimate business purposes.
We may use different kinds of cookies including session ID cookies and persistent cookies. Session ID cookies are used to personalize your user experience, to determine ways to improve the Site, Site content, and the services offered through the Site. These cookies are deleted from your hard drive when you close your browser session. Persistent cookies are used to collect non-personally identifiable information such as Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp and number of clicks.
You may set your browser to accept cookies, warn you when a cookie is sent, or turn off all cookies (except Flash cookies). Check your web browser’s help menu or your mobile device settings to find out how. Some mobile devices store cookies not only in areas connected to the web browsers but also in an app-specific area, so you may have to check your app settings options to determine how to manage or delete cookies stored in these other areas. If you do not accept cookies, some features, services, or activities available through the Site may not function correctly and you may be unable to access certain content.
We may embed tracking pixels within various pages of the Site to enable use of site analytics. The site analytics enable us to determine the usage frequency of various areas of the Site and identify areas of the Site for enhancement. While you are visiting and after you leave the Site, we may use web beacons to notify you of areas of the Site and other aspects of our organization and its affiliated companies in which you may be interested. Certain tracking pixels and web beacons may be cleared or reset through configuration of your web browser such as by clearing your cache. We may use ad servers to provide you with offers of possible interest.
We use your IP address so that we can send data (such as the pages you request) to you and collect Non-Personal Information during the process. We aggregate this Non-Personal Information with similar Non-Personal Information collected from other users to track overall visitor traffic patterns and help us understand Site usage and preferred and most frequently used pages, products and services, to provide you with better service, to improve Site use and functionality, and to provide you with information on other products and services that may be of interest to you.
We may analyze Non-Personal Information in the aggregate to study outcomes, costs, and provider profiles, and to suggest benefit designs for employers or health plans. These studies may generate Aggregate Data (described below) which we may utilize for a variety of purposes.
We may perform statistical analyses of the traffic patterns, Site usage, and behaviors associated with the Site. We may use these analyses to generate Aggregate Data from the original Non-Personal Information. We may combine, separate, aggregate, or otherwise parse and process Non-Personal Information. The parsing and processing of such information may generate Aggregate Data. “Aggregate Data” is summary level data, such as the number of web visitors in a specific geographic area. Aggregate Data does not contain information that can be used to identify or contact you, such as your name, address, telephone number or e-mail address, and does not reflect the original form of the Non-Personal Information collected from you.
Disclosure of Non-Personal Information
We may disclose Non-Personal Information as follows:
- We may share Non-Personal Information with our affiliated companies, third parties who provide services to us, and other parties that you have authorized.
- We may disclose Aggregate Data to other companies or organizations for any legitimate business purpose.
- We may disclose products and services developed using the Non-Personal Information, including products and services that disclose anonymous and/or deidentified Site data for any legitimate business purpose.
- We will not sell your Non-Personal Information to other companies or organizations.
“Do Not Track” Signals and Similar Mechanisms
Our Site does not respond to web browser “do not track” signals and similar mechanisms. However, you may control certain Tracking Mechanisms as described above.
TRANSFER OF PERSONAL INFORMATION AND NON-PERSONAL INFORMATION
All Personal Information and Non-Personal Information obtained through our Site are owned by us. Accordingly, if we are acquired, merge with another entity, or divest one or more of our businesses, affiliates or subsidiary companies, the Sites, and any Personal Information and Non-Personal Information obtained through them, may be transferred to an applicable entity for the purpose of continuation of services, in accordance with applicable law.
RETENTION AND DESTRUCTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Subject to any applicable business, legal, or regulatory requirements, we securely destroy Personal Information when it is no longer required to fulfill our services and commitments to you or to enforce our rights or meet our obligations.
We work with third parties to: (a) operate and maintain the server(s) on which the Site operates, (b) operate a form by which a user may register for Site alerts, (c) provide Tracking Mechanism(s) that we embed in or use with the Site, (d) provide advertisements and other information to you about the Site, products, and services through a third-party site based on a prior visit to the Site, (e) analyze communications with us and interactions with the Site, (f) verify, correct, and/or de-identify data, (g) collect Non-Personal Information from you (e.g., on your interactions and/or experience with the Site and/or us). The third party may then share the Personal Information, Non-Personal Information, Aggregate Data, and/or other data with us.
We are committed to protecting the privacy and security of this Site. We take reasonable technical and procedural precautions to protect the information received by us. Our Internet infrastructure is protected using industry recognized commercial security products, including current encryption technology, and best practice procedures for maintenance of the website. In addition, our infrastructure is monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
No method of transmission over the Internet or storage of data on an Internet server is 100% secure. Although we use commercially acceptable and reasonable precautions to protect your information, we do not guarantee its absolute security.
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