Privacy Policy

The Better Medicare Alliance is concerned with safeguarding your privacy on-line. Accordingly, the Better Medicare Alliance has developed this policy statement for its website to assist you in understanding why the Better Medicare Alliance collects particular personal identifying information and how the Better Medicare Alliance will protect your personal privacy within this Web site (the "Privacy Policy"). By making you aware of the Better Medicare Alliance’s data collection and use practices, we can provide you with better service. The following information summarizes our personal identifying information gathering and dissemination practices for the Better Medicare Alliance’s United States Web site located at the URL http://bettermedicarealliance.org (the “Site”). Personal identifying information includes information that can be linked to a specific individual, such as a name, address, phone number, or e-mail address. The Better Medicare Alliance reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time. If the Better Medicare Alliance makes material changes to this Privacy Policy, the Better Medicare Alliance will post those changes at this location so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. Please review this Privacy Policy on a periodic basis. By using this website, you consent to the collection and use of your information by the Better Medicare Alliance, as described below.

What Information Does the Better Medicare Alliance Collect?

Users may visit the website without giving the Better Medicare Alliance any personal information. However, if users sign up to receive more information or share their story with the Better Medicare Alliance on the Site, users will be required to give some personal information, such as name and email address. We also collect Internet Protocol (IP) addresses from all users of our Site, the date and time of access, and may catalog the type of computer, browser, or operating system used by the user.

How Does the Better Medicare Alliance Use that Information?

Until you register to obtain more information through this Site, you are able to browse the Site without providing any personal identifying information, although your browser may tell us what type of computer and operating system you are using as well as other kinds of technical information. Below, is more detail on how the Better Medicare Alliance uses the personal identifying information of those individuals who have registered for more information through this website. Contact Information: the Better Medicare Alliance may use your contact information to provide you with news, updates, products, services, upcoming events and other information, or otherwise. Except for disclosures to our business partners, we do not share your contact information with third parties, except to a court or governmental agency if required by law or unless we first obtain consent from you to do so. Site visitors who do not wish to receive notifications or other information via email can choose to opt out of receiving such information at any time. Demographic Information: the Better Medicare Alliance may use or share, lease, rent, license, and/or sell data including, without limitation, on users’ demographics, interests and behavior, with our business partners, suppliers, and for advertising purposes. For example, we might inform third-parties about the number of users of our Site and the activities they conduct while on the Site. We also may provide trusted partners with information regarding our Site users. Transactional Information: the Better Medicare Alliance may use or share, lease, rent, license, and/or sell transactional data with advertisers or other third parties, including our business partners, suppliers, sponsors, and vendors, for business purposes. Technical Information: We use technical information, such as your IP address or browser type, to help diagnose problems with our servers, analyze Site usage trends, and to otherwise manage and monitor movement on our Site. Business Transactions: In the event that the Better Medicare Alliance goes through a business transaction where a portion of its assets are transferred, please note that the personal identifying information collected and retained by the Better Medicare Alliance will be among the assets transferred.

What About the Use of Cookies?

Many consider the use of cookies to be an industry standard. Consequently, your Web browser is likely set to accept cookies. If you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, you should understand that it is possible that some areas of our Site will not function properly when you view them.

What About External or Third Party Web Sites?

To the extent hyperlinks or gateways (whether through banner advertisements or otherwise) are utilized to access external or third party sites, you should be aware that these external or third party site are not controlled by the Better Medicare Alliance and therefore, are not subject to this Privacy Policy. The Better Medicare Alliance suggests that you check the privacy policies of these sites to determine how the proprietors of these third party sites will utilize your personal identifying information.

What About Third Party Advertising Cookies Opt-Out?

The Better Medicare Alliance is dedicated to providing privacy on the Internet. In addition to developing our privacy policy, we have provided you the opportunity to opt out of future third party advertising cookies. The Better Medicare Alliance allows third parties to place cookies on our site for advertising purposes. This Online Privacy Statement does not cover the collection methods or use of the information collected by these vendors. These vendors have their own privacy policies and may be members of the Network Advertising Initiative ("NAI"). To remove yourself from some or all NAI member advertising programs, please visit the NAI Opt-Out Page and follow the relevant instructions. Please note that if you delete, block, or otherwise restrict cookies, or if you use a different computer or Internet browser, you may need to renew your opt-out choice.

What About Security?

The Better Medicare Alliance places a premium on making sure that personal identifying information remains private and secure and is not subject to misuse or manipulation. Accordingly, this Site has industry standard security measures in place, including storage of personal identifying information in a secure environment, to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under the Better Medicare Alliance’s control. Although the Better Medicare Alliance has endeavored to create a secure and reliable Site, the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted via the Internet cannot be guaranteed. Accordingly, you should consider carefully if you want to submit sensitive information via the Internet. Messages that you send to us via e-mail may not be secure. The Better Medicare Alliance suggests that you do not send any confidential information to us by e-mail. If you choose to send confidential information to us by e-mail, you accept the risk that a third party may intercept your information. The Better Medicare Alliance urges you to take every precaution to protect your personal identifying information when on-line.

What About Correcting, Deleting, or Updating Information?

At any time, you may contact the Better Medicare Alliance at contact@bettermedicarealliance.org to correct, modify, or delete the information you provide to the Better Medicare Alliance through this Site, including, your name and e-mail address. Moreover, when you cease to use the Better Medicare Alliance’s services and no longer wish to be included in the Better Medicare Alliance database, you may contact the Better Medicare Alliance at contact@bettermedicarealliance.org to request to have your information removed from our database. In the event that the Better Medicare Alliance receives such a request or change, the Better Medicare Alliance may require you to confirm or verify any change to your record. Please note, however, that the collection and uses of certain personal identifying information is necessary to provide information through the Site and the deletion of such necessary information (e.g., an e-mail address) may render a particular service or the Better Medicare Alliance’s ability to provide it inoperable.

What About Children?

The Better Medicare Alliance cares about the safety of children on its Site and encourages parents and guardians to monitor their children’s use of the Internet. Although the Site is suitable for a general audience, this Site is intended for use only by users who are over 18. The Better Medicare Alliance does not knowingly solicit personal identifying information from children or send them requests for personal information.

What About Any Other Questions?

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the information collection and dissemination practices of this Site, or the Better Medicare Alliance’s use of your personal identifying information, you can contact the Better Medicare Alliance at contact@bettermedicarealliance.org or for media inquiries, at media@bettermedicarealliance.org.