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CVS Health’s Privacy Commitments
Effective Date: August 3, 2021
Who May Use the Website
We do not knowingly collect personal information online from any person we know to be under the age of 13 and instruct users under 13 not to send us any information to or through the Website without their parents’ consent.
The Website is designed for users from, and is controlled and operated by us from, the United States. By using the Website, you consent to the transfer of your information to the United States or storage of your information in the United States, which may have different data protection rules than those of your country.
The Personal Information We Collect
We want you to understand how personal information you provide to us is collected and used. Personal information is any information that we can use to identify, locate, or contact you. We may collect and store your personal information when you provide it to us or to our service providers. Some examples of personal information we collect and when we collect it include:
- when you indicate that you are interested in receiving information about our products or services, such as e-mail alerts, newsletters, and other notifications
- your interactions with our websites or mobile sites
- how you use our sites, search terms, pages you visit
If you choose not to provide your personal information to us, we may not be able to provide you with requested products, services or information.
Use and Disclosure of Personal Information
We use your personal information to respond to your requests, such as, to send you email alerts, send you newsletters, and to provide you with related customer service. We may also use your information to send marketing communications and administrative information to you.
We may use your personal information to personalize your experience on the Website and when interacting with us, including by presenting products and offers tailored to you, and for our business purposes, such as data analysis, audits, fraud monitoring and prevention, developing our Website and new products and services, determining the effectiveness of our educational, awareness or promotional campaigns, and operating and expanding our business activities.
In the event that Caremark or some or all of our business, assets or stock are sold or transferred (including in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings) or used as security, or to the extent we engage in business negotiations with third parties, personal information may be transferred to or shared with third parties as part of any such transaction or negotiation.
To the extent permitted by applicable law, we may provide personal information to our affiliated businesses or to our business partners, who may use it to send you marketing and other communications.
We may disclose personal information to our service providers, who provide services such as website hosting, data analysis, payment processing, order fulfilment, information technology and related infrastructure provision, customer service, email delivery, auditing, and other services.
If we are requested by law enforcement officials or judicial authorities to provide personal information, we may do so. In matters involving claims of personal or public safety or in litigation where the information is pertinent (including to allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain), we may use or disclose personal information, including without court process. We may also use or disclose personal information to enforce our terms and conditions, to protect our operations or those of any of our affiliates, or to protect our rights, privacy, safety or property and/or that of our affiliates, you, or others.
We may use and disclose personal information to investigate security breaches or otherwise cooperate with authorities pursuant to a legal matter.
We may use and disclose information that does not personally identify you (including the information described under "Cookies and Other Technologies," below) for any purpose, except to the extent limited by applicable law. If we are required to treat such information as personal information under applicable law, then we may use it for all the purposes for which we use and disclose personal information.
We may combine information that does not personally identify you with personal information. If we do, we will treat the combined information as personal information as long as it is combined.
For example, if you utilize a social media feature such as the Facebook "Like" button, Google Plus, Pinterest or a Twitter widget, these features may collect information about your IP address and which page you're visiting on our site, and they may set a cookie or employ other tracking technologies. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our site. Your interactions with those features are governed by the privacy policies of the companies that provide them.
We may display targeted ads to you through social media platforms. These ads are sent to groups of people who share traits, such as where they live or have expressed an interest. We do not share any of your personally identifiable information with social media platforms. See the policies of each social media platform for additional information about these types of ads, including how to manage your display settings for these ads.
The Website may contain links to, or otherwise make available, third-party websites, services, or other resources not operated by us or on our behalf ("Third Party Services"). These links are provided as a convenience only and do not constitute an affiliation with, endorsement or sponsorship of the Third Party Services.
In addition, we are not responsible for the information collection, use, disclosure, or security policies and practices of other organizations, such as Apple, Google, Microsoft, RIM, or any other app developer, app provider, operating system provider, wireless service provider, or device manufacturer.
Information from Other Sources
We may collect data about you from publicly available sources to personalize your experience. We may also obtain data provided by third parties. For example, we may obtain information from companies to improve the accuracy of the information we have about you (e.g., adding your zip code to your address information). This improves our ability to contact you and increases the relevance of our offers and communications to you.
We seek to use reasonable physical, technical, and administrative safeguards to protect personal information within our organization. Unfortunately, no data transmission or storage system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure, please immediately contact us in accordance with the "Contact Information" section below.
Cookies and Other Technologies
Cookies are small computer files we transfer to your computer's hard drive. These small text files help us personalize content on our pages. Your browser software can be set to reject or accept cookies. Instructions for resetting the browser are available in the Help section of most browsers.
Your IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to the computer that you are using by your Internet Service Provider. An IP address may be identified and logged automatically in our server log files whenever a user accesses the Website, along with the time of the visit and the page(s) that were visited. Collecting IP addresses is standard practice and is done automatically by many websites, applications and other services. We use IP addresses for purposes such as calculating usage levels of the Website, helping diagnose server problems, and administering the Website.
We may use third-party advertising companies to display advertisements regarding goods and services that may be of interest to you when you access and use the Website, based on information relating to your access to and use of the Website and other online services. To do so, these companies may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser (including through the use of pixel tags). If you would like more information about this practice and to learn about your choices in connection with it, please visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp and http://www.aboutads.info/.
We do not respond to browser do-not-track signals.
Fraudulent Sites, Spam & Phishing
Please be aware that there may be fraudulent websites that illegally use Caremark logos, and other aspects of the Caremark brand. Caremark is in no way associated with any fraudulent websites. These sites may circulate their presence on the internet via spam email, or through fraudulent phishing practices.
These sites have not been authorized by Caremark to use our name and we work aggressively to identify their source and have them shut down. If you are in receipt of this type of spam email, to help protect your privacy you should avoid replying to it or forwarding it to other people.
In addition to our official websites, Caremark works with a number of third parties that host websites and micro-sites that provide information and services to our customers. If you are concerned that a website or an email may be fraudulent, please contact us by phone at (800) 841-5550 with your concerns.
Your Choices and Access
You can take yourself off our email list by following the instructions contained in such emails. If you opt out of receiving emails from us, we may still send you important administrative messages, from which you cannot opt out.
You can request the removal or modification of the personal information you have provided to us by phone at (800) 841-5550. For your protection, we may only implement requests with respect to the personal information associated with the particular email address that you use to send us your request, and we may need to verify your identity and obtain information on the context in which you provided your personal information before implementing your request. We will try to accommodate your request as soon as reasonably practicable.
Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes and/or to complete any transactions that you began prior to requesting such change or deletion. There may also be residual information that will remain within our databases and other records, which will not be removed.
If you are a minor, you may remove or request removal of any content or information you post on our site. To request removal of content or information you have posted to our site, please call us toll-free at (800) 841-5550. Removal or requests for removal of content or information that has been posted to our website does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal.
Your California Privacy Rights
If you are our customer and a California resident, you may request that we provide you with certain information about the entities with which we have shared our customers' personal information for direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year. To do so, please write to us at ConsumerPrivacy@cvshealth.com.
Deidentified Patient Information
In addition to personal information, we may sell or disclose patient and/or member information that has been deidentified as permitted by law. To the extent we sell or share such deidentified patient and/or member information, we do so pursuant to one of the deidentification methodologies described in Section 164.514(b)(1) or (b)(2) of Title 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations, commonly known as the HIPAA expert determination method and the HIPAA safe harbor method, respectively.
If you have any questions or concerns about this statement, or about the way your information is collected and used, please call us toll-free at (800) 841-5550.
Attn: Privacy Office
1 CVS Drive
Woonsocket, R.I. 02895