Protecting your privacy is of paramount importance to Operation Blue Shield. We make every effort to ensure that any information you provide to us is kept safe and secure. We issue this privacy statement in the interest of demonstrating our commitment to that objective. Because we gather important information from our donors and website visitors, we have framed this statement for the purpose of communicating our information gathering and dissemination practices.
Operation Blue Shield does not collect any customer information via its website other than that voluntarily submitted by users through the website registration or referral processes, the website’s contact, customer support or feedback forms, and/or comments posted by users in the website’s user forums or in response to blog posts or other interactive content published on the website.
Operation Blue Shield requires donors who donate to provide contact information, which may include their name, address, phone and fax numbers, e-mail address and billing information. Website visitors requesting additional information are asked to provide basic contact information such as name, email address and/or phone number.
The information that Operation Blue Shield collects is used to either respond to visitor requests, or to establish and provide service for individuals and their organizations that choose to subscribe to the service. We may also use the information to contact clients or website visitors to further discuss their interest in our company, the systems and services we provide, and to send information regarding our company, such as promotions and special events. Client contact and other personal information will not be distributed or shared with third parties unless those parties and the shared information are essential to the provision of services or products requested by the client.
Within our system, Operation Blue Shield uses a third-party intermediary to manage credit card processing. This intermediary is solely a link in the distribution chain, and is not permitted to store, retain, or use the information provided, except for the sole purpose of credit card processing. Other third parties, such as content providers, may provide content on the website but they are not permitted to directly collect any information from users of the system. Any information required by third parties to fulfill orders placed through the system is collected by Operation Blue Shield.
Operation Blue Shield will not review, share, distribute, print, or reference any such data or information except as provided in the Terms of Service, or as may be required by law. Individual records may at times be viewed or accessed only for the purpose of resolving a problem, support issue, or suspected violation of the Terms of Service, or as may be required by law.
Operation Blue Shield may also collect certain information from visitors to the website and clients of our systems and services, such as Internet addresses. This information is logged to help diagnose technical problems, and to administer our website in order to constantly improve the quality of our services.
This website contains links to other websites. Operation Blue Shield is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these other websites. Donors and visitors will need to check the policy statement of these others websites to understand their policies. Clients and visitors who access a linked website may be disclosing their private information. It is the responsibility of the user to keep such information private and confidential.
Operation Blue Shield offers its visitors and donors the express right to choose how we may use information provided. If, at any time after requesting information or subscribing to our systems of services, you change your mind about receiving information from us or about our use of your personal information, send us a request specifying your new choice. Send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions regarding this statement or the practices of this website should be directed to Operation Blue Shield by e-mailing email@example.com or by regular mail addressed to Operation Blue Shield, Attention: Privacy Statement Administrator, 8117 Preston Road, Suite 260, Dallas, Texas, 75225.