This policy is designed to set forth the privacy practices for the URAC website (http://www.urac.org) and applies solely to information obtained by and posted through the website. This policy covers:
- What personally identifiable information (PII) may be obtained through the URAC website and how it is used.
- Choices available to you regarding the use of your data and links to other websites.
- Security procedures protecting against the misuse of your information.
Information Acquisition, Use, and Sharing
URAC is the sole owner of the information obtained through this website. We only have access to PII that is voluntarily submitted to URAC through the completion of forms on our website.
PII is defined as any data that could potentially identify a specific individual, be used to distinguish one person from another, and de-anonymize anonymous data. PII you submit to URAC may include your name, email address, and business affiliation.
We take precautions to protect user information. If and when users submit sensitive information through the URAC website, your information is protected both online and offline.
We use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption software to protect sensitive information online. We also do everything in our power to protect PII offline. All of our users’ information is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need such information to perform a specific job are granted access to PII. Servers we store PII on are kept in a secure environment inside a locked server room.
We use Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to analyze trends, track user movements, administer the URAC site, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to PII.
We use “cookies” on the URAC website. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a website visitor’s hard drive that helps improve access to our website and identify repeat visitors. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of users to enhance the experience on our website. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any PII on our website.
In order to use portions this website, a user may be required to complete a registration form. During registration, you are required to provide certain information such as name and email address. This information is used to contact users about programs and services on our website in which they have expressed interest.
Surveys and Contests
From time-to-time, our website may request information related to surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary. It is your choice whether or not to participate in them and disclose PII. Information requested may include contact and demographic information. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this website and our programs.
This website contains links to other websites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other websites. We encourage you to be aware of this when you leave the URAC website through such a link and to read the privacy statements of any other website that collects PII if you have any concerns.
Privacy With Respect to Minors
URAC does not knowingly obtain or use information from children under the age of 13.
If you have any questions about this policy or urac.org please contact us.