CMS Info’s primary concern is to protect and safeguard your personal-confidential information.
CMS Info’s handles all personal information in accordance with the terms set out in the most standard privacy policies.
The Privacy Principles are as follows:
Principle 1 – Accountability.
CMS Info is responsible for maintaining and protecting any personal information under its control. In fulfilling this mandate, CMS Info has appointed an individual person to oversee its compliance with its privacy obligations and to answer questions or concerns with respect to CMS Info privacy practices.
Principle 2 – Identifying Purposes.
The purposes for which personal information is collected shall be identified before or at the time the information is collected.
CMS Info collects users and discloses your personal information solely for the following purposes, namely:
- To process your request for health care services or products and to provide such products or services.
- To communicate with you concerning the health care services or products that you have requested.
- To process your payment.
- To follow-up with you and provide you with information from time to time updates on CMS Info’s products and services.
If personal information is required for a purpose not listed above, we will contact you to obtain your consent prior to using your personal information for such additional purposes.
Principle 3 – Consent.
The knowledge and consent of the Customer are required for the collection, use or disclosure of personal information except where required or permitted by law.
Principle 4 – Limiting Collection.
All the information collected was limited to those details which are necessary for fulfilling your product requests related information.
Principle 5 – Limiting Use, Disclosure and Retention.
CMS Info may not disclose or use your personal information for anyother purpose other than for which it was collected, except with your consent or when it is required or permitted by law.
Principle 6 – Accuracy.
Personal information must be maintained in as accurate, complete and up-to-date form as it is necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it is to be used.
CMS Info encourages you to amend inaccuracies and make corrections to your personal information as often as it is necessary to ensure that it is accurate.
Principle 7 – Safeguarding Personal information.
CMS Info shall use proper safeguards to protect your personal information.
All safety and security measures are appropriate to the sensitivity level of your information.
CMS Info uses current technologies and maintain security standards to ensure that your personal information is protected against unauthorized access, disclosure, inappropriate alteration or misuse.
Principle 8 – Openness.
CMS Info is required to make information available to Customers concerning the policies and practices that apply to the management of their personal information.
Principle 9 – Customer Access.
Upon request, a Customer shall be informed of the existence, use and disclosure of their information, and shall be given access to it. Customers may verify the accuracy and completeness of their information, and may request that it be amended, if appropriate.
Sample question from a customer: “Ever since I ordered online I’ve started receiving SPAM emails, have you distributed or sold my contact information? Take me off your mailing list.”
Unfortunately, there are many ways that companies can obtain private information such as your name, email address and mailing information without your knowledge (and without compromising the security of your information at CMS Info .com) using many different forms of viruses and spyware. When installing free programs downloaded from the Internet like many of the “Browser Toolbars” or other fun additions to your web browser, these additional programs get installed without your knowledge. Spyware applications then watch what websites you go to, can even record and store information you type into forms and then report this back to a 3rd party you never know about. This 3rd party is then free to sell your information to others or email/mail you directly themselves.
For more information regarding what spyware is, how to prevent it from getting installed and how to remove it, we would encourage you to do one or all of the following suggestions:
- Visit Microsoft’s spyware website:
http://www.microsoft.com/security/default.aspx. Windows Defender is a great, free tool to help protect against most of the most malicious programs on the Internet. It updates itself for free and scans constantly for new threats. A more advanced alternative is “Windows Live One Care” which has more comprehensive scanning and virus removal capabilities. It however is not free, but still may be worth the investment if you work online a lot. Read more about it here:http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/security-essentials-onecare
- Talk to your Internet Service Provider to see if as part of your service with them, they have software available to scan for viruses and spyware installed on your computer.
- Talk to the company from whom you bought your computer. They might have additional products and services to help address concerns with your particular computer. We take these issues very seriously and work through every complaint to try and determine the cause of it. We have examined our website and policies that guide the protection of your information and can assure you that we are not disclosing your information to 3rd parties. All of the pages on our website that collect information from our patients are protected using 128-bit SSL encryption and in some stages, 2048-bit encryption that exceeds most modern e-commerce standards.
We do sincerely empathize with your frustration with unsolicited email. Even CMS Info as a company is forced to use the services of many very advanced programs and services to stop the thousands of emails that even we receive on a daily basis that are unsolicited.
We sincerely hope that this has helped explain one very likely cause of receiving unsolicited emails. Please be assured that CMS Info will always work to the best of its abilities to protect our customers from unsolicited email and give what information and support we can to reduce its impact on our customers.