Your privacy is important to us. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (“BCBSA”, “we,” or “us”) protects the privacy of the personally identifiable information ("PII") that we collect about you. PII refers to information that lets us know the specifics of who you are and can be used to identify, contact or locate you. This policy describes what you (“End User” or “you”) can expect when you allow us to collect PII about you for this Blue365deals.com web site (the “Site”).
Neither BCBSA nor any independent, local Blue Cross and/or Blue Shield Company (each, a “Blue Company”) will ever use PII that we collect about you for this Site to affect your health insurance coverage or premiums
The Information We Collect
While using the Site, you may, among other things, gather information, reply to advertisements, receive third party coupons and special offers, download content, purchase products or services from third party suppliers (each, a “Vendor”), directly from such Vendors or by purchasing vouchers on the Site, or check on the status of past purchases on the Site. In doing so, we will collect certain information about you in order to assist your use of the Site and purchases, and to monitor, manage and assist the other Blue Companies, as well as third party contractors, consultants, and Vendors who assist with the Site and the deals offered on the Site. The Site’s web servers automatically capture your domain name, the IP address of the web page from which you enter the Site, the pages you visit on the Site, the amount of time you spend on the Site, and the number of End Users and frequency and manner of use of the Site. We may also collect information regarding the use of the Site’s Vendor network and other features of the Site, such as the extent to which certain features are used, and what deals you access and/or purchase. Some of this information is statistical information that reflects the scope of the Site’s End User base, sales, use patterns and related information. We use this information to better understand how the Site is used, and to improve the experience of End Users. In addition, certain information is collected by BCBSA, Vendors and other third-parties during the course of serving advertisements on the Site, including the number of times you viewed an advertisement or an offer. That, with other information from independent third parties on consumer demographics and preferences, is used to facilitate and monitor the serving of advertisements and offers for Vendors’ products and/or services.
Use of the Information the Site Gathers/Tracks
When someone else places an order for delivery to you, we need to collect PII regarding that third party to fulfill the order. That PII may include the name, location, mailing address, telephone number, mobile phone number, e-mail address, gender, birth year, account preferences, Blue Company affiliation, credit card information, product or service selections, order number, referring URL, IP address and password and other identification and contact information of the person placing the order for delivery to you.
If you prefer not to receive information about additional products and services that we think you may be interested in, send us an e-mail indicating that you no longer wish to receive such information, and provide us with your name and e-mail address(es) at which you no longer wish to receive such unwanted communications.
Disclosure of Information
BCBSA is committed to taking appropriate measures to protect your privacy against unauthorized disclosures. BCBSA’s third party web vendor uses a variety of secure techniques designed to protect your information. While safeguards have been implemented, you should be aware that Internet security technology changes rapidly. As such, we cannot guarantee that the safeguards employed today can protect your PII from the threats of tomorrow, or that the Site’s security measures are failsafe and not subject to circumvention or unauthorized intrusion. You should also be aware that, despite our reasonable efforts, factors beyond our control may result in disclosure of data.
Portions of the services and functionality available on the Site may contain links to other third party web sites, which you may access. These third party web sites have their own privacy policies, and you should review those privacy policies before following those links. We cannot control the information disclosed at these third-party web sites or how that information is used.
We do not intend that the Site will be accessed or used by children under the age of thirteen (13), and such use and access is prohibited. In the event that we become aware that we have collected personal information from any child under the age of thirteen (13) years, we will dispose of that information in accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and other applicable laws and regulations. If you are a parent or guardian and you believe that your child under the age of thirteen (13) has provided us with personal information without your consent, please contact us at Webmaster via e-mail at support@Blue365deals.com, and we will take reasonable steps to ensure that such information is deleted from our files. By using the Site, you represent that you are at least eighteen (18) years of age, and understand that you must be at least eighteen (18) years of age in order to make purchases through the Site.
We do not knowingly collect or use information from children under the age of eighteen (18) without the consent of a parent or guardian. To best protect your child’s privacy, please supervise your child’s access to the Internet, and the Site offers and content carefully. For more information on how to protect your child’s privacy, you can visit the Federal Trade Commission’s Kids privacy page, accessible via www.ftc.gov.
Make changes to the information you provide us
When you visit the Site, we may place a temporary “session” or a persistent cookie on your computer that will allow us to customize and enhance your experience at the Site, make improvements to the Site, and report Site activity. Persistent cookies are stored and also used to track visitor activity on or between Blue Company web sites, enable log-in functionality, and identify Blue Company affiliation and residence (zip code) in order to present the national and local deals to the applicable members of Blue Companies that participate in the Blue365 Program. These cookies will be used to track your activity and/or purchases on Vendors’ web sites. You may use your browser controls to refuse to allow cookies to be placed on your computer. Refusing cookies disables our ability to include information about your visit in regular monitoring of Site traffic, may impact the way the Site functions on your computer, and may require you to go through the entire Site registration process each time you log in or purchase any products or services.
Notice to End Users outside the United States
If you have any questions or comments or receive any unwanted e-mail from the Site, please contact the Webmaster via e-mail at support@Blue365deals.com.
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