Payer Connection Privacy Statement
This document was last updated November 1, 2003.
is committed to protecting your privacy. You can visit
most pages on our site without giving us any
information about yourself. But sometimes we do need
information to provide services that you request, and
this privacy statement explains data collection and
use in those situations. This privacy statement only
applies to PayerConnection.com; it does not apply to
other online or offline
sites, products or services. Please read the complete
Collection of your Personal Information
We will ask you
when we need information that personally identifies
you (personal information) or allows us to contact
you. Generally, this information is requested when you
are registering before entering a contest, ordering
e-mail newsletters, joining a limited-access premium
site, signing up for an event or training, or when
purchasing and/or registering
products. Personal information collected by PayerConnection.com often is
limited to e-mail address, language, country or location, but may include other
information when needed to provide a service you requested.
PayerConnection.com also collects certain information about your computer
hardware and software. This information may include: your IP address, browser
type, operating system, domain name, access times and referring Web site
addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to
maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding
use of PayerConnection.com.
PayerConnection.com also collects information about which pages our customers
visit within PayerConnection.com. This site visitation data is identified only
by a unique ID number, and it is never linked with personal information unless
a user consents as described below.
Use of your Personal Information
We use your personal information for the following purposes:
To ensure our site is relevant to your needs.
To deliver services, such as newsletters, events,
training or software, that you request or purchase.
To help us create and publish content most relevant to
To alert you to product
upgrades, special offers, updated information and
other new services from
, if you so request.
To allow you access to limited-entry areas of our site
We will merge site-visitation data
with anonymous demographic information for research purposes, and we may use
this information in aggregate to provide more relevant content. In some
limited-entry sections of PayerConnection.com, with your approval, we will
combine site-visitation data with your personal information in order to provide
you with personalized content. If you decline permission, we will not provide
you the personalized service and won't merge your personal information with
We occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf,
including packaging, mailing and delivering purchases, answering customer
questions about products or services, sending postal mail and processing event
registration. We will only provide those companies the information they need to
deliver the service, and they are prohibited from using that information for
any other purpose.
may disclose your personal information if required to
do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such
action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of
the law or comply with legal process served on Payer
Connection or the site; (b) protect and defend the
rights or property of Payer Connection and its family
of Web sites, or (c) act in urgent circumstances to
protect the personal safety of
employees, users of Payer Connection products or services, or members of the
Control of your Personal Information
When you register, or otherwise give us personal information,
PayerConnection.com will not share that information with third parties without
your permission, other than for the limited exceptions already listed. It will
only be used for the purposes stated above.
Registering also allows you to tell us how or whether you want
PayerConnection.com to communicate with you. After registering, go to the
and establish your preferences in the Contact Options sections. There, you can
decide what information you want to receive and how you want to receive it. Or
you can tell us not to contact you by removing check marks from the contact
PayerConnection.com may send out periodic e-mails informing you of technical
service or security issues related to a product or service you requested, or
confirming you requested a product or service. You will not be able to choose
to unsubscribe to these mailings, as they are considered an essential part of
the service you have chosen.
Access to your Personal Information
We will provide you with the means to ensure that your personal information is
correct and current.
If you register on PayerConnection.com or subscribe to a newsletter, you can
review and edit your personal information at the
. You will be asked to enter your User Name and password before
viewing your personal information.
View and edit personal information you have already
given us at PayerConnection.com.
Tell us whether you want PayerConnection.com to send
you marketing information.
Choose whether you want third parties to send you
their offers by postal mail.
Subscribe, or cancel subscriptions, to newsletters
about our services and products.
Some services offered on
PayerConnection.com may collect information that is not accessible via the
. However, in such cases, you can access your personal information
by contacting PayerConnection.com as described at the bottom of this statement,
or through alternative means of access described by the service.
Security of your Personal Information
PayerConnection.com is committed to protecting the security of your personal
information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help
protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure.
For example, we store the personal information you provide in computer servers
with limited access that are located in controlled facilities. When we transmit
sensitive information (such as patient data) over the internet, we protect it
through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Protection of Children's Personal Information
PayerConnection.com is a general audience site and does not knowingly collect
any personal information from children.
When someone visits the site, a cookie is placed on the customer's machine (if
the customer accepts cookies) or is read if the customer has visited the site
visitation statistics described above.
clicked by customers. This information is used to ensure we are sending
information customers want to read. It is collected in aggregate form and never
linked with your personal information.
Web beacons, also known as clear gif technology, or action tags, may be used to
assist in delivering the cookie on our site. This technology tells us how many
visitors clicked on key elements (such as links or graphics) on a
PayerConnection.com Web page. We do not use this technology to access your
personally identifiable information on PayerConnection.com; it is a tool we use
to compile aggregated statistics about PayerConnection.com Web site usage. We
may share aggregated site statistics with partner companies but do not allow
other companies to place clear gifs on our sites.
If you choose to not have your browser accept cookies from the
PayerConnection.com Web site, you will be able to view the text on the screens,
however you will not experience a personalized visit nor will you be able to
subscribe to the service offerings on the site.
Questions about cookies? Read more.
Enforcement of this Privacy Statement
If you have questions regarding this statement, you should first contact
PayerConnection.com by e-mail.
Changes to this Statement
PayerConnection.com will occasionally update this privacy statement. When we
do, we will also revise the "last updated" date at the top of the privacy
statement. For material changes to this statement, PayerConnection.com will
notify you by placing prominent notice on the Web site.
welcomes your comments regarding this privacy statement, please contact us: