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Our Commitment to Privacy

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.

The Information We Collect

This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the Center for Medicare Advocacy's medicareadvocacy.org website. On some pages, you can make donations, ask questions, share stories, and subscribe to receive materials. The types of personal information collected at these pages include:

Name

Address

Email address

Phone number

Credit/Debit Card Information (for donations)

(etc.)

On some pages, you can submit information about other people. For example, if you want to tell a friend about this site, you will need to submit the recipient's e-mail address. In this circumstance, the types of personal information collected are:

Your name

Your email address

Friend’s name

Friend’s email address

Email Communication

In order to make the email we send you more helpful and relevant to your interests, we receive and store certain types of information. For instance, if your computer supports this functionality, we may receive a confirmation when you open an email we send you. We may also receive a confirmation when you follow a hyperlink from one of our email messages to our website. If you want to stop receiving email from us, simply hit reply and type "unsubscribe" in the subject field or contact us by email at: info@medicareadvocacy.org.

The Way We Use Information

When you contact us or policymakers through the advocacy section of our site, we may use the information you provide about yourself to facilitate certain communication activities. We do not share this information with outside parties except when you opt to do so yourself (as, for example, when contacting a member of Congress).

We do not share the information you provide about someone else with outside parties. Information you provide to us is used only for the purpose for which it is stated. We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties.

You can subscribe via our website if you would like to receive alerts and updates by email. Information you submit on our website will not be used for this purpose unless you fill out the sign-up or subscription form.

We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our website and to enhance the development and marketing of our site.

Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.

Links to Third Party Sites

You may be able to access third party websites through links available on Medicareadvocacy.org. You understand and agree that your use of such third party sites will be governed by the privacy policies of those sites and not by this Privacy Policy. The Center for Medicare Advocacy will not be responsible for the actions of the operators of such third party websites.

Our Commitment to Data Security

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Our Commitment to Children's Privacy

Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13.

How You Can Access Or Correct Your Information

You can access all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain by contacting the Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc. We use this procedure to better safeguard your information.

You can correct factual errors in your personally identifiable information by sending us a request that credibly shows error.

To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

How To Contact Us

Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please send a detailed description of your concern to info@medicareadvocacy.org and we will try to resolve it.

NOTE: This Privacy Policy is based on a sample policy provided by the Better Business Bureau at www.bbbonline.org/privacy/sample_privacy.asp

Notice of Copyright

All materials posted on this site are subject to copyrights owned by the Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc. (the Center) or other identified individuals or entities. The Center hereby provides limited permission for the user of this site to reproduce or reprint for such user's own "personal use," and for such use only, part or all of any document on this site, as long as a copyright notice and a permission to reprint notice is included in such reproduction or reprinting. The permission so granted for "personal use" does not include the right to electronically retransmit or e-mail documents on this site. All other reproduction, retransmission or reprinting of all or any part of any document found in this site is expressly prohibited, unless the Center, or other identified copyright owner of the material, has expressly granted its prior written consent to so reproduce, retransmit, or republish the material. All other rights reserved.

Notice Regarding Legal Advice

The contents of this website do not constitute legal advice.

www.medicareadvocacy.org does not provide any legal advice and users of this website should consult with their own lawyer for legal advice.

This website is a general service that provides information over the Internet.  The information contained on this site is general information and should not be construed as legal advice to be applied to any specific factual situation.

Our employees are not acting as your attorney.  Any use of, or contact via, the Site does not create or constitute an attorney-client relationship between the Center for Medicare Advocacy, or any employee of or other person associated with the Center, and a user of the Site.

The information received from, or use of documents on, this site should not be considered a substitute for the advice of a lawyer.

Attorneys at the Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc. are members of Bars in the following jurisdictions: Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Arizona, District of Columbia, California, Hawaii, Maryland and Mississippi.