BPS Privacy Policy

Notice to Minors

BPS, a division of Summit Technologies, Inc. values the privacy of those under the age of 18 and does not wish to obtain any information from or about them via this site. If you are under 18 and are not supervised by an adult, please do not use this site. Parents are urged to monitor and supervise their children’s on-line activity.

Information Collection and use

BPS, (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates www.bpsbilling.com (the “Site”). This page informs you of our privacy policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of the Site.

By using the Site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this privacy policy. Unless personally identifiable information such as name, address, telephone number, or e-mail address is voluntarily submitted by you on the site, we do not collect such information in connection with use of this site or associate or link it to information that we collect using cookies or web beacons as described below. We use such personally identifiable information that you submit for our internal business purposes only, and we do not sell or trade it. We do share such personally identifiable information with our contract partners who provide marketing and website-related services to us, but we do this under contracts that prohibit our partners’ disclosure and use of that information except as necessary to provide those services to us.

Use of Cookies & other tracking methods

Like many site operators, we collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Site (“Log Data”). This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, Domain from which you access the Internet, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.

We use this information to measure the number of visitors to our site and its various sections and to help make our site more useful to visitors.

When you visit any website, its server may generate a piece of text known as a “cookie” to place on your computer. The cookie allows the server to “remember” specific information about your visit while you are connected. The cookie makes it easier for you to use the dynamic features of Web pages. There are two types of cookies, single session (temporary), and multi-session (persistent). Session cookies last only as long as your Web browser is open. Once you close your browser, the cookie disappears. Persistent cookies are stored on your computer for longer periods.

Session Cookies: We use session cookies for technical purposes such as to allow better navigation through our site. These cookies let our server know that you are continuing a visit to our site.

Persistent Cookies: We use persistent cookies to understand the differences between new and returning bpsbilling.com visitors. Persistent cookies remain on your computer between visits to our site until they expire.

In addition to cookies, there are other devices for tracking online activity including Flash cookies and Web beacons. A Web beacon is a small string of software code that represents a graphic image on website or email. Web beacons can be used for many purposes – including site traffic reporting, unique visitor counts, advertising auditing and reporting, and personalization of a website.

If you do not wish to have session cookies, persistent cookies or web beacons placed on your computer, you can disable them using your Web browser. If you opt out of cookies, you will still have access to all information and resources at bpsbilling.com. Instructions for disabling or opting out of cookies in the most popular browsers are located in the help section of your browser. Please note that by opting out of cookies, you will disable cookies from all sources, not just from bpsbilling.com.

Links

Our Site may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit. BPS has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party sites or services.

BPS may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us.

Third-party websites and applications

Bpsbilling.com uses a variety of technologies and social media services to communicate and interact with citizens. These third-party website and application (TPWA) tools include popular social networking and media sites, open source software communities, and more. Examples include Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

TPWAs are not exclusively operated or controlled by bpsbilling.com. Users of TPWAs often share information with the general public, user community, and/or the third party operating the website. These actors may use this information in a variety of ways. TPWAs could cause PII to become available or accessible to bpsbilling.com and the public, regardless of whether the information is explicitly asked for or collected by us.

bpsbilling.com sometimes collects and uses your PII if you made it available through third-party websites. However, we do not share PII made available through third-party websites. Your activity on the third-party websites we use is governed by the security and privacy policies of those sites. You should review the third-party privacy policies before using the sites and ensure that you understand how your information may be used.

If you have an account with a third-party website and choose to “like,” “friend,” follow, or comment, certain PII associated with your account may be made available to HealthCare.gov based on the privacy policy of the third-party website and your privacy settings within that website. You should adjust privacy settings on your account to match your preferences.

Data Security

At BPS, we make your safety and security a top priority and are committed to protecting your information. If we collect identifying information from you, we will protect that information with controls based upon commercially recognized security standards, regulations, and industry-based best practices.

BPS maintains customer authentication procedures to protect your personal information and account from identity theft. These procedures are for your protection. If you suspect a website is “spoofing” or pretending to be a bpsbilling.com website do not enter personal information but instead contact us through via phone: 860-659-5805 or by emailing help@bpsbilling.com.

The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Changes

This Privacy Policy was last modified on April 1, 2014.

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