Privacy & Security

Our Commitment To Privacy

Your privacy is very important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and on other pages where personally identifiable information may be requested. This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on this website

The Information We Collect

Benefits Essentials will request information from you through the registration process. When you register, you may be asked to provide your name, email address, address and zip code, as well as other identifying information. You may also be required to select a user ID and password.

The Way We Use Information

As with all information we obtain from you, Benefits Essentials will never rent or sell your personal information without your permission, except as noted herein. If you use any of the services that Benefits Essentials offers through our partners, affiliates and others, you may be asked to supply identifying information about yourself and/or other family members to facilitate delivery of such services to you. In all instances, the information is only used for the purpose for which it was supplied and is not otherwise used or disclosed. Benefits Essentials offers several services on our site where we will, by necessity, need to provide some of your information to the third party offering the services. We supply this information only as necessary to provide these services.

Except as set forth herein, we will not disclose to unaffiliated entities any information we gather from you that could be used to identify or contact you, unless we believe in good faith that such disclosure is required by applicable law, regulation or court order or to protect our rights, or the safety or rights of other users or the public. Any such personal information provided to entities affiliated with us will be treated in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy, unless you are otherwise notified. We also provide personal information to our vendors and suppliers where it is necessary for them to provide you or us with products and services offered. We will attempt to require that each of these outside vendors not further use or disclose your personal information for any purpose other than providing you or us with products and services. Of course, we cannot guarantee their compliance with these restrictions.

We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties.

We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our website and to share with advertisers. For example, we may tell an advertiser that X number of individuals visited a certain area on our website, or that Y number of men and Z number of women filled out our registration form, but we would not disclose anything that could be used to identify those individuals.

Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.

Passwords

You should not disclose your password to any third parties or share it with any third parties. If you lose control of your password, you may lose substantial control over your information and may be responsible for and subject to actions taken on your behalf. Therefore, if you suspect that your password has been compromised, you should immediately discontinue use of the service and contact Benefits Essentials.

Cookies

If your browser is set up to accept them, we may use a feature, known as a “cookie” to enhance your use of the site. A cookie is an item of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. For instance, by using a cookie, we may enable a user on our site to log in and enter a password only once per session, thereby saving you time while on our site. Your browser can be set to warn you before accepting cookies. If you choose this option, you will receive a warning message with each cookie. You can choose to refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use our website, however, you should be aware that rejecting cookies from the Benefits Essentials website may diminish your experience at our website, and certain features will not work as intended. We may use the anonymous, aggregated information collected through the use of cookies to improve the content and navigation features of our website. Some of our business partners, affiliates and advertisers may also use cookies. We have no access to or control over these cookies. Cookies do not identify you personally, but rather identify your computer when you visit our website. A cookie cannot read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other websites.

Partners and Affiliates

It is not our current policy to sell lists containing detailed personal customer information. We may, however, offer products and services through our partners and affiliates. If you take advantage of these products and services, you are authorizing us to provide that partner with the relevant information needed to fulfill the offer. If you become a customer of that partner, you will be subject to that partner’s privacy and other policies. We therefore encourage you to review the privacy and other policies and agreements of our partners and affiliates before you respond to their offers or disclose your personal information. While we choose our partners and affiliates carefully and with your best interests in mind, and encourage them to employ industry-standard privacy and security policies, we cannot be responsible for the privacy practices, products or content of such third-parties.

Our Commitment To Children’s Privacy

Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13.

How You Can Access or Correct Your Information

You can advise us of errors in your personally identifiable information by sending an email request to webmaster@benefitsessentials.com.

To protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

How To Contact Us

Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please call us or send us an email at webmaster@benefitsessentials.com.

Our Commitment To Data Security

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

We employ various methodologies and technology to ensure that your information is treated securely in accordance with our own internal security protocols. Our secure data networks are protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Information is stored on a secure server. Benefits Essentials uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology to ensure that passwords and other sensitive information are encrypted before being transmitted over the Internet.

Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced, as necessary. No data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network, however, can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to or from us, and you do so at your own risk. You can be assured that once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.

Benefits Essentials may update this policy from time to time as we add new services and new features. Changes on our site may require additional information. We will notify our users about such changes by making changes on this page. We encourage you to check this policy each time you visit our site to see if changes have taken place.

This Privacy and Security Policy is incorporated into and subject to the terms of our Terms and Conditions of Service.

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