Legal, Security, and Privacy Practices

Disclaimer

Consistent with our mission of promoting healthy aging, the Tufts Health Plan Foundation may at times provide health-related information on its website. Any health-related information and resources on this website are made available to you solely for informational purposes. It does not constitute medical advice and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical care. Nothing on this site is intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your health care provider before beginning any new treatment or if you have any questions regarding a medical condition. If you are ill or need immediate medical care, please contact your health care provider or, in an emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest medical facility.

The Tufts Health Plan Foundation will attempt to keep the information available through this website current and accurate, but makes no guarantees and disclaims any implied warranty or representation about its accuracy, relevance, timeliness, completeness, or appropriateness for a particular purpose. Information on this website may be updated at any time and without notice.

When you access tuftshealthplanfoundation.org, conduct any transaction, use any functionality or tool, or access information on or through tuftshealthplanfoundation.org, you are agreeing to accept the legal disclaimers and adhere to our privacy and security policies set forth on our website.

Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT SHALL THE TUFTS HEALTH PLAN FOUNDATION, TUFTS ASSOCIATED HEALTH PLANS, INC. (“TUFTS HEALTH PLAN”), OR ANY OF THEIR AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, VENDORS, LICENSORS, OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM ANY LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF PROFITS, LITIGATION, OR ANY OTHER PECUNIARY LOSS, WHETHER BASED ON BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THIS WEBSITE OR THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO MAKE AVAILABLE ANY SUCH PRODUCTS, GOODS, OR SERVICES, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

Privacy and Security on the Public Site

The Tufts Health Plan Foundation understands that privacy of information is of great importance to the people who visit our site. We want you to know that the Tufts Health Plan Foundation does not sell information obtained through use of this website to anyone. In addition, we have established the following privacy and security practices with respect to the public portions of tuftshealthplanfoundation.org. Because we want tuftshealthplanfoundation.org to better serve visitors' needs, we collect some basic information about visitors' computers, including:

  • IP address (the computer's unique signature)
  • Operating system (e.g. Windows Vista)
  • Browser software (e.g. Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox)
  • Geographic location (e.g. Boston, Mass.)

The information we collect about our visitors' computers will not be used to identify individuals. Instead, we check which Web pages and services people use while they are here. For example, we use the browser information to help us design our website so that as many people as possible will be able to view the pages correctly. In short, it helps us determine what parts of the site people like and what parts they don't, so that we can add information appropriately.

Privacy and Security on the Secured Sites

There are sections of tuftshealthplanfoundation.org that are password protected and require individuals to register and log-in. It is important for the Tufts Health Plan Foundation to keep track of what functionality a user uses. Therefore, in the password protected portion of our website, the Tufts Health Plan Foundation does collect identifiable information about users. This may include information about the user's computer as listed above, and information related to the user, such as pages visited and information submitted or changed.

The confidentiality, integrity and availability of your information are important to the Tufts Health Plan Foundation. To protect against unauthorized access to information on the password-protected portions of our site, the Tufts Health Plan Foundation has adopted stringent security standards. Data transmitted between your browser and the password-protected portions of tuftshealthplanfoundation.org is protected by 128-bit encryption.

We collect email addresses as part of the registration process. We will use email addresses to notify registrants of online activity related to the security and privacy of their accounts, such as, retrievals of username, etc. as well as updates on their grant applications, pending deadlines and other related notifications.

In addition we will use email addresses to send users information and other updates that might be of interest to them based on their interest in the Tufts Health Plan Foundation. Each time we send this type of information, the recipient will be given the opportunity to opt-out of receiving similar emails in the future. Please note that registrants cannot opt-out of receiving emails that notify them of online activity since these are necessary to protect the privacy and security of Web accounts.

Cookies

This website uses web analytics tools and to help analyze how users use the site, for advertising purposes and to help improve visitors’ experiences on our websites. These tools use "cookies," which are text files placed on your computer, to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including IP address) is transmitted to our partners. This information is then used to evaluate visitors' use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity for the Tufts Health Plan Foundation.

The Tufts Health Plan Foundation is dedicated to providing privacy on the Internet and has provided you the opportunity to opt out of future 3rd party advertising cookies.

The Tufts Health Plan Foundation may allow third parties to place cookies on our site for advertising purposes. This Online Privacy Statement does not cover the collection methods or use of the information collected by these vendors. These vendors have their own privacy policies and may be members of the Network Advertising Initiative ("NAI"). To remove yourself from some or all NAI member advertising programs, please visit the NAI Opt-Out Page and follow the relevant instructions. 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.

We will never (and will not allow any third party to) use the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any Personally Identifiable Information (PII) of visitors to our site. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any Personally Identifiable Information from any source, unless you explicitly submit that information via a fill-in form on our website.

Email

We welcome your comments or questions about our website and have provided an e-mail option for that purpose. We will share your comments and questions with those employees most capable of addressing your questions and concerns. Remember, your e-mail may not be encrypted and may be accessed and viewed by other Internet users without your knowledge while in transit to us. For that reason, please do not send confidential health care or personal information to us by e-mail. The Tufts Health Plan Foundation disclaims any responsibility for any breach of confidentiality resulting from your transmittal of such email.

Links to Other Sites

For your interest and convenience, we have provided some links from tuftshealthplanfoundation.org to other websites. The links are provided for your convenience only and do not constitute or imply that the Tufts Health Plan Foundation endorses these sites, any material or information contained therein, or of any products or services described on these sites.

These sites are not owned or controlled by the Tufts Health Plan Foundation and are not covered by the Tufts Health Plan Foundation's privacy and security policies. The Tufts Health Plan Foundation cannot warrant the accessibility or the accuracy of any information provided on other websites. The Tufts Health Plan Foundation disclaims any responsibility for the content, information or the privacy and security policies contained on those other websites. We encourage you to check the terms of use, privacy and security policies, and policy regarding the use of "cookies" of any other website you visit.

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