BCBSGA Web Site Statement Regarding Collection and Use of Information
Welcome to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia's Web Site. We appreciate your interest in us. This site is owned and operated by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia and its affiliates. Any activity on this site is subject to monitoring by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia at any time. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia routinely gathers quantitative information on web site activity, including the number of users to the site and the pages visited. No personally identifiable information is collected in this routine activity, and subsequently, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia reserves the right to use and share or disclose this information with others.
When you log on to our Web Site and communicate with us via our site, we do not collect personal information about you unless you provide it to us voluntarily. Personal information is any information or data that is unique to an individual such as a name, social security number, address, birth date, etc. Portions of our Web Site may allow you to provide us with personal information in order to deliver requested materials, products or services to you, respond to your questions, or enable to you to update information or sign up for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia programs. Any personal information that you provide via our Web site is used exclusively for the purpose stated and contained on the Web Site page. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia does not sell, license, transmit or disclose personal information that you provide to us outside of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia and its affiliated companies except with the following exceptions:
| Upon your authorization |
| When such disclosure is necessary to support Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia and its contractors or agents to carry out treatment, payment or health care operations |
| When required or permitted by law |
Any such disclosure of any personal information is performed within the parameters of applicable laws and regulations, and the personal information is used only for the purpose it was provided.
Our Web Site requires users to provide unique identifiers, such as subscriber identification numbers, in order to log into some of the Web site pages. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia utilizes these unique identifiers to verify the user's identify and eligibility, in order to protect our members from the release of personally identifiable information to unauthorized users.
Internet Protocol Addresses
An Internet Protocol address is a number that automatically identifies the computer or machine that you are using to access the Internet. The address enables our server to send you the Web pages that you want to visit. It may disclose the server owned by your Internet Service Provider. We utilize your Internet Protocol address to help diagnose problems with our server and to support our site administration.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia may change this Web Site Statement at any time without prior notice.