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EXPRESS-SCRIPTSMEDICARE.COM PRIVACY POLICY

Version 3.0. Last Revised: 09/28/2015

 

 

This Privacy Policy is provided by Medco Containment Life Insurance Company or, if you are based in New York, Medco Containment Insurance Company of New York (collectively and individually "Express Scripts", "we", "us" or "our") to all visitors ( "you" or "your") who use the publicly available pages of the Express Scripts Medicare website that includes a landing page located at http://www.Express-ScriptsMedicare.com (the "Site"). The Site is provided to you as a service to disseminate information regarding Express Scripts Medicare ® (PDP) (the "Prescription Drug Benefit") and to enable you to enroll in the Prescription Drug Benefit.

We are firmly committed to protecting the confidentiality of your Personal Information. The term "Personal Information" means any information which can be used to identify you 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. "Protected Health Information" means any information related to your health or medical status, including, by way of example, but not limitation, names of your doctors, health conditions, medicines, and/or prescription information and history, paired with Personal Information.

In addition to this Privacy Policy, our "Notice of Privacy Practices" made available to you on the Site describes how we may use and disclose your Protected Health Information, and your rights to access and update your Protected Health Information and how to request restrictions on our use and disclosure of your Protected Health Information. To the extent any terms in this Privacy Policy conflict with any terms contained within the Notice of Privacy Practices, the conflicting terms in the Notice of Privacy Practices will control and override the corresponding terms in this Privacy Policy.

 

COLLECTION AND USE OF NON-PERSONAL INFORMATION

How We Collect 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 or Protected Health 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 customization and/or opt-out options as described below.

How We Use 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.

Third-Party Usage

We may use third parties to (a) operate and maintain the server(s) on which the Site operates, (b) provide Tracking Mechanism(s) that we embed in or use with the Site, (c) 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, (d) provide location mapping services, (e) perform prescription drug plan analysis and plan comparisons of various plans offered by Express Scripts, (f) handle account creation and management; (g) perform and/or process enrollment applications for the Prescription Drug Benefit,(h) analyze communication with us and interactions with the Site, (i) de-identify data, and (j) 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 Non-Personal Information, Aggregate Data, and/or other data with us.

 

COLLECTION AND USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION AND HEALTH-RELATED PERSONAL INFORMATION

How We Collect Your Personal Information

Account Registration and Usage

Registration for an account with the Site is optional and is not necessary for access to or use of the Site. However, creation of an account enables you to review saved plans and/or continue with enrollment. The created account will not be used to service any plan in which you may enroll. We may also collect Non-Personal Information during the process as described above.

Online Enrollment

Enrollment in the Prescription Drug Benefit is optional. When you enroll, the Personal Information required to be submitted includes the information reasonably necessary to enroll in the Prescription Drug Benefit. The Personal Information you disclose to us during enrollment is provided strictly on a voluntary basis. We may also collect Non-Personal Information during the enrollment process as described above.

Enrollment Forms

As an alternative to online enrollment, this Site includes an enrollment form for your use to enroll in the Prescription Drug Benefit. Please follow the instructions included on the enrollment form to complete and submit the information to us for processing. No Personal Information is collected in the downloading of the enrollment form.

Prescription Drug Pricing

You may obtain estimated prescription drug pricing under the Prescription Drug Benefit through several features available through the Site. The "formulary drug finder" feature enables you to obtain estimated pricing on a designated prescription drug. The estimated pricing includes drug pricing through various coverage stages. We may utilize certain limited Personal Information with the "formulary drug finder" feature to more accurately determine estimate pricing. The "compare plan" feature enables you to obtain the estimated cost of the prescription drugs that you have indicated. Your use of the estimated prescription drug pricing may be subject to additional terms included on the Site.

Social Media

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 directly communicate with you through social media in accordance with any expressed social media preferences in your communication preferences. 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.

Analytics

We may use certain in-house or third-party functionality to analyze your communications with us and interactions with the Site. The analysis enables to us to monitor the services that we provide so that we can improve the services provided to you. These third parties will be required to protect any Personal Information in accordance with this Policy. Other analytics capabilities are reflected above in the description of Non-Personal Information.

How We Use Your Personal Information

We will not use or disclose your Personal Information in a manner inconsistent with applicable law, this Privacy Policy, or the Notice of Privacy Practices. Examples of our uses and disclosures include:

  • When requested, we will use your Personal Information to submit an application for enrollment in the Prescription Drug Plan. Once you are enrolled, we may use your Personal Information and Protected Health Information to provide your prescription drug benefit and/or other related services under the Prescription Drug Plan.
  • We may use your Personal Information and Protected Health Information to process your requests for prescription drug pricing estimates.
  • We may share your Personal Information with selected service providers or consultants acting on our behalf. Those third parties will be required to protect your Personal Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.
  • 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 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), site technicians, auditors, lawyers, or other professional advisors.
  • We may send transactional and promotional communications to you via e-mail, facsimile, letter, text message, mobile phone, and similar mechanisms.
  • We may use third parties to perform account registration, to handle your account with the Site, to perform and/or process online enrollment, and to provide estimated prescription drug pricing. Those third parties will be required to protect your Personal Information and Protected Health Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.
  • 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 or Protected Health Information may not apply with respect to information already in our possession.

In certain circumstances, we may be legally compelled to release your Personal Information in response to a court order, subpoena, search warrant, law or regulation or the terms of the Notice of Privacy Practices.

How You Can Correct/Update Your Personal Information

You can correct or update your Personal Information at any time using the following options:

  • Prior to enrollment in the Prescription Drug Benefit: You may effectively update your Personal Information by resubmitting it to use.
  • After enrollment in the Prescription Drug Benefit: Call member services at the phone number on the back of your prescription drug card.

"Do No 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, PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION, AND NON-PERSONAL INFORMATION

All Personal Information, Protected Health Information, and Non-Personal Information obtained through our Site are owned by us. Accordingly, if we are acquired, merge with another entity, or we divest one or more of our businesses, affiliates or subsidiary companies, the Sites, and any Personal Information, Protected Health Information, and Non-Personal Information obtained through them, may be transferred to an applicable entity for the purposes of continuation of services, in accordance with applicable law and the Notice of Privacy Practices.

LINKING POLICY

Our Site may contain hyperlinks allowing our users to connect to other websites owned by us and our affiliated companies and websites owned by our third-party vendors, distributors, and providers ("Linked Sites"). You may also access our Site through a hyperlink embedded in a Linked Site. We provide hyperlinks to the Linked Sites to enable you to conveniently access websites that may be of interest to you. Please note that once you click on a hyperlink that transfers you from our Site to a Linked Site, you have left our Site, and this Privacy Policy will immediately cease to apply to any subsequent activity on the Linked Site. We are under no obligation to notify you when you have left our Site and have accessed a Linked Site. Use of any Linked Site will be governed by the privacy policy, terms of use, and/or other policies (if any) on the Linked Site. You may, at your option, participate in surveys or provide other information to our affiliates that control a Linked Site, and that information may be shared with us or with others subject to the privacy policy terms set forth on that Linked Site. Certain Non-Personal Information that you choose to provide through a Linked Site (such as comments) that is subsequently provided to us by the Linked Site provider in connection with a service engagement may be identifiable to us as your Personal Information.

SECURITY STATEMENT

We are committed to protecting the privacy and security of this Site. We take reasonable technical and procedural precautions to protect the information provided by our patients. 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 Personal Information, we do not guarantee its absolute security.

YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY

You are deemed to have assented to the terms and conditions contained in this Privacy Policy when you use the Site and/or when you submit an application for enrollment in the Prescription Drug Benefit online or through paper submission. You are deemed to have accepted this Privacy Policy each time you access the Site. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Site. The terms and conditions contained in this Privacy Policy are subject to and may be superseded by applicable Federal and State laws.

RELATIONSHIP TO THE TERMS OF USE

This Privacy Policy, and your and our performance in connection herewith, is further governed by and subject to the Terms of Use for the Site, including but not limited to the disclaimer, limitation of liability, governing law, jurisdiction, and venue provisions set forth therein.

CHANGES IN OUR PRIVACY POLICY

We use Non-Personal Information and Personal Information collected from you only within the scope of use described in this Privacy Policy. However, we reserve the right, from time to time in our sole and absolute discretion, to change, to modify, or to add terms or remove terms from this Privacy Policy without advance notice to you. Changes to this Privacy Policy will be reflected when we post a new version number and updated revision date. The version number includes a major number, a decimal point, and a minor number. A change to the major number reflects a significant change to the policy, while a change to the minor number reflects a less significant change to the policy. Examples of significant changes include additional provisions that reflect new Site functionality, significant modifications to existing provisions, and more significant changes to Site functionality that cause provisions to be modified, added, or removed. Examples of less significant changes include additional provisions that clarify current Site functionality, minor modifications to existing provisions, and less significant changes to Site functionality that cause provisions to be modified, added, or removed.

We recommend that you check the version number and revision date prior to using the Site, and that you review this Privacy Policy on a frequent basis. Your continued use of the Site after this Privacy Policy has been updated, as shown in the version number and revision date, indicates your agreement and acceptance of this Privacy Policy, including all changes made as of the date of your use of the Site.

HOW TO SEND US YOUR COMMENTS

We welcome your comments. For support with the Site, please contact customer service by calling the phone number listed on the initial page of the Site. If you have general feedback regarding this Privacy Policy, please e-mail us. Upon submission, any suggestions you make regarding the Site become our property, and we shall have the right to use any of your comments or suggestions without further permission from or notice to you.

Specific questions regarding the enforcement of this policy should be directed to privacy@express-scripts.com.

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