• General Use
    To monitor site usage and improve its quality, we gather general information about the use of our site. We use web server logs and industry-standard web site statistics software to count the number of users who visit our web sites, go to each page, and to collect other general statistics. We do not track individual user's visits to our web sites.

    Medical Shield may share these anonymous aggregate statistics with other parties to provide general information about our services, to arrange business relationships. We do not share any information about individual users.

    Information to Process Transactions 
    When you use our web site to make appointments, register for events, purchase products or services, or join groups, we will collect information necessary to process the transaction. This may include your name, address, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail address, and credit card number or other payment information. This information is encrypted in order to assure that your private information is transmitted in a secure fashion.

    Use of Information
    We will sometimes use your e-mail address, address, fax number or other information to confirm a transaction, verify your identity, send you general information such as newsletters, or for similar purposes, either directly or through others we contract with. We will not disclose any information to third parties for any other purpose, and we will not sell mailing lists.

    Medical Shield has established a written Identity Theft Prevention Program and has taken steps to train our staff on measures to protect patient accounts

    Cookies: Some portions of our web site may use "cookies." Cookies are small data files that are sent by a web site and stored on your computer. Cookies can contain information about your use of the site, but they are not used to identify or track you personally. We use cookies only when the software used with certain features of our web site or Internet services requires them in order to function properly. Most web browsers permit you to choose not to accept cookies automatically, but if you do not, some functions of our web site or services may not work properly.

    Payment Information
    If we collect information for payment purposes, the payment data is stored in a HIPAA and PCI compliant formats.