1 COLLECTED INFORMATION
We collect a limited amount of personal information from you in certain areas of the Site for various reasons. We do not collect dates of birth, social security numbers, government issued identification numbers, or financial account numbers. The following is a description of what information is collected:
Registration Information. Visitors to our Site must register in order to access the Service on our Site. The site is not intended for use by individuals who are younger than 13 years old. We do not knowingly collect or solicit Personal Information from anyone under the age of 13. If we learn that we have collected Personal Information from a child under age 13, we will take immediate steps to remove such information and terminate the child’s account. If you become aware that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us at SYSC@centene.com
IP Addresses. An IP address is a number assigned to your computer when you connect to the Internet. As part of the protocol of the Internet, web servers can identify your computer by its IP address. In addition, web servers may be able to identify the type of browser and/or type of computer you are using. We collect IP addresses and related information for the purposes of system administration, to assess the traffic to the Site, to report aggregate information to our partners, and to maintain and improve the Site. We do not link IP addresses to your personally identifiable information. We can and will use IP addresses, however, to identify a user when we feel it is necessary to enforce compliance with our Terms & Conditions or to protect our service, the Site, customers or others.
2 WHO COLLECTS THIS INFORMATION
Centene, either by itself or by its provider, collects the information described above via the Site. In the case of third party features such co-branded areas or links to other web sites, such third parties may also collect information. You should review the applicable privacy policies of these third parties before providing personally identifiable information. Centene is not responsible for any actions or policies of such third parties.
3 HOW COLLECTED INFORMATION IS USED
Generally, Centene uses registration information to learn more about how visitors use the Site and to measure areas of interest. This allows Centene to build features and functionality that will enhance your Site experience. We might also use this information to provide customer support, enforce our Web Site Terms and Conditions or other similar matters. Aggregate information is also used to help us run and maintain the Site, study traffic patterns and generally learn about the usage of the Site.
Unrelated Companies. Centene occasionally shares limited customer information with companies we hire to provide operational, marketing, or advertising support, companies that help us distribute our products and services, or companies that provide products and services we want to offer. The companies we choose must satisfy our security and privacy requirements. We share your information with these companies only if they agree to treat it confidentially and only if it is legally permissible to do so. We limit the information we provide these companies to what we reasonably believe they “need to know” in connection with their agreement with Centene, and we don’t permit them to use our customer information for any purposes outside our oversight or control.
Government Authorities and Litigation. Sometimes a law, court order, or other judicial or administrative process requires us to provide information to a government authority or party to a private lawsuit. We will provide the information that we in good faith believe is required to comply with the law, order, or other process.
4 WITH WHOM THE INFORMATION MAY BE SHARED
We will not knowingly disclose or authorize the disclosure of personal identifiable information (other than aggregate statistical information) to any third party without your consent unless (1) we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may have breached our Web Site Terms and Conditions or who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) Centene’s rights or property, other Site users, or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities or (2) we believe in good faith that the law requires it.
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6 RESPONSIBILITY FOR INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE ON FORUMS ON THE SITE
If you use a community discussion, bulletin board, blog or chat room on our Site, you should be aware that any information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personal information you choose to submit in these forums. These forums may be hosted by Centene or by a third-party service provider on Centene’s behalf.
7 SECURITY PROCEDURES WE USE
We have adopted and adhere to security standards to protect non-public personal information against accidental or unauthorized access or disclosure. We have developed administrative, physical, and technical barriers to protect the information stored on this Site.
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