Privacy Policy

Coalition Against Surprise Medical Billing

PRIVACY POLICY STATEMENT

Effective Date:  June 2019

The Coalition Against Surprise Medical Billing (The Coalition) is concerned with safeguarding your privacy on-line.  Accordingly, the Coalition has developed this policy statement to assist you in understanding why the Coalition collects particular personal identifying information and how the Coalition will protect your personal privacy within its Web site (the “Privacy Policy”).  By making you aware of the Coalitions’s data collection and use practices, we can provide you with better service.

The following information summarizes our personal identifying information gathering and dissemination practices for the the Coalition’s United States Web site located at the URL, www.stopsurprisebillingnow.com, (the “Site”).  Personal identifying information includes information that can be linked to a specific individual, such as a name, address, phone number, or e-mail address.

The Coalition reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time.  If the Coalition makes material changes to this Privacy Policy, the Coalition will post those changes at this location so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.  Please review this Privacy Policy on a periodic basis.

By using our website, you consent to the collection and use of your information by the Coalition, as described below.

What Information Does The Coalition Collect?

Users may visit the website without giving the Coalition any personal information.

The Coalition will collect name, title, and email address contact demographic information voluntarily provided by individuals who register on the Coalition’s website. We also collect Internet Protocol (IP) addresses from all users of our Site, the date and time of access, and may catalog the type of computer, browser, or operating system used by the user.

How Does the Coalition Plan to Use Your Information?

The Coalition may use your contact information, such as name and email address to provide you with news, updates, and other information, and to get in touch with you when necessary with respect to transactions conducted through the Site, or otherwise.  We do not share your contact information with other types of third parties for any other purpose, except to a court or governmental agency if required by law or unless we first obtain consent from you to do so.  Site visitors who do not wish to receive notifications or other information via email can choose to opt out of receiving such information at any time so indicating either at time of registration or upon receipt of any promotional email.

What About the Use of Cookies?

The Coalition may use cookies on its member website to personalize and customize the experience of its visitors and to support multiple levels of access online. Cookies are pieces of information, which the Coalition uses for record-keeping purposes, which the Site transfers to your computer’s Web-browser for storage on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies allows us to better understand and monitor how many people are using our site and for what purpose. We may also use cookies to retrieve certain information to help us determine which features and services are most important to you. The Coalition, however, will not use cookies to record passwords or credit card or other financial information. Moreover, you can delete any cookies residing on your hard drive by following the instructions for your Web browser.

Many consider the use of cookies to be an industry standard. Consequently, your Web browser is likely set to accept cookies. If you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, you should understand that it is possible that some areas of our Site will not function properly when you view them.

What About Digital Advertising?

The Coalition allows third-parties to place cookies through the Site in order to collect information about your visit to the Site and other websites to offer you more relevant advertising across the Internet. This practice is known as online behavioral advertising.  To learn more about these practices, and to opt-out of this data collection activity from companies participating in the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”), go to the Digital Advertising Alliance Consumer Choice Page at www.aboutads.info/choices.  Please note that if you delete, block, or otherwise restrict cookies, or if you use a different computer or Internet browser, you may need to renew your opt-out choice.

What About External or Third-Party Web Sites?

To the extent hyperlinks or gateways (whether through banner advertisements or otherwise) are utilized to access external or third-party sites, you should be aware that these external or third party site are not controlled by the Coalition and therefore, are not subject to this Privacy Policy. The Coalition suggests that you check the privacy policies of these sites to determine how the proprietors of these third-party sites will utilize your personal identifying information.

What About Security?

The Coalition places a premium on making sure that personal identifying information remains private and secure and is not subject to misuse or manipulation. Accordingly, this Site has industry standard security measures in place, including storage of personal identifying information in a secure environment, to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under the Coalition’s control. Although the Coalitions has endeavored to create a secure and reliable Site, the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted via the Internet cannot be guaranteed.  Accordingly, you should consider carefully if you want to submit sensitive information via the Internet.  Messages that you send to us via e-mail may not be secure. The Coalition suggests that you do not send any confidential information to us by e-mail. If you choose to send confidential information to us by e-mail, you accept the risk that a third party may intercept your information. The Coalition urges you to take every precaution to protect your personal identifying information when on-line.

What About Children?

The Coalition cares about the safety of children on its Site and encourages parents and guardians to monitor their children’s use of the Internet.  Although the Site is suitable for a general audience, this Site is intended for use only by users who are over 18 years of age.  Accordingly, the Coalition does not knowingly solicit personal identifying information from children or send them requests for personal information.

What About Any Other Questions?

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the information collection and dissemination practices of this Site, or the Coalition’s use of your personal identifying information, you can contact the coalition at info@stopsurprisebillingnow.com.