Policy Revision and Notification of Changes
What Information About Users Does Benefit Strategies Collect?
A. Automatic Information
The following information is collected and stored automatically from all users accessing the Benefit Strategies website. This information reveals nothing personal about you.
- The Internet domain and Internet Protocol (IP) address from which you access our site
- The type of browser and operating system used to access our site
- The date and time you access our site
- The pages you visit
- The website that you may have linked to us from, if any.
There is absolutely nothing special about the information just described, and the practice of collecting this data has been generally standardized by virtually every web server on the Internet today. This information is used to create summary statistics, which are used for purposes such as assessing what information is of most interest to users, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas.
This information is not reported or used in any manner that would reveal personally identifiable information, and will not be released to any outside (third) parties unless legally required.
B. Personal Information You Provide to Us
Benefit Strategies does not retain personally identifiable information about you when you visit our website unless you choose to provide such information to us (i.e. sending an email, filling out a contact form, making a benefit election, etc.) This information includes, but is not limited to:
- Your name
- Your address
- Your email address
- Your phone number
Benefit Strategies may request personally identifiable information from you in order to provide requested services, but such information is handled as it would be on an in-person visit.
Email Communications and Web Forms
If you send us an email message with a question or comment that contains personally identifying information, or fill out a form that emails us information, we will only use this personally identifying information to respond to your request. All email messages collected by Benefit Strategies contain the email addresses of persons who voluntarily communicated with or requested information from us. Email addresses are not sold, leased or shared with any governmental or commercial entities without the user’s consent.
We do not use permanent cookies to retain information on the Benefit Strategies website. A cookie is a text file, not a program, which is sent to your computer when you access a site. Cookies do not disclose your name or email address to a website. They can only tell a website if you have visited before and can pass short bits of information from the website back to itself the next time you visit. Benefit Strategies does use temporary cookies that do not write anything to the user’s hard drive. When the browser is closed the cookie is gone.
You can choose whether to accept cookies by changing the settings of your browser. Typically, by accessing the browser’s help feature you can obtain information on how to prevent your browser from accepting all cookies or to notify you when a cookie is being sent. If you choose not to accept these cookies, your experience at our website, and other websites may be diminished and some features may not work as intended.
Commitment to Security
Benefit Strategies has put into place appropriate safeguards to keep the information disclosed to us secure. This effort includes an ongoing review of safety measures and implementation of changes.
Disclaimer/Links to other Sites
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Created: November 2014