CMS, operating Naturalhealthscam.com, does not collect name, contact information, social security number or other similar information unless you choose to provide it. We do collect other limited information automatically from visitors who read, browse, and/or download information from our site. We do this so we can understand how the site is being used and how we can make it more helpful.
If you create a user account, fill out an application for health care tips, and use other tools on the site (such as identity verification), CMS collects personally identifiable information. This information is collected in order to provide the services Naturalhealthscam.com is designed to offer – to compare health care tips, benefits, and other important features.
CMS does not sell any information entered into Naturalhealthscam.com. For information on how we share information.
Types of information we collect
Information which is automatically collected:
When you browse
Certain information about your visit can be collected when you browse websites. When you browse Naturalhealthscam.com, we, and in some cases our third-party service providers, can collect the following types of information about your visit, including:
- Domain (for example, comcast.com, if you are using a Comcast account) from which you accessed the Internet
- IP address (an IP or internet protocol address is a number that is automatically assigned to a device connected to the web)
- Approximate geographic location based on the IP address of the user’s local system
- Operating system (which is software that directs a computer’s basic functions such as executing programs and managing storage) for the device that you are using and information about the browser you used when visiting the site
- Date and time of your visit
- Pages you visited
- Address of the website that connected you to Naturalhealthscam.com (such as google.com or bing.com)
- Device type (desktop computer, tablet, or type of mobile device)
- Screen resolution
- Browser language
- Geographic location
- Time spent on page
- Scroll depth – The measure of how much of a web page was viewed
- User events (e.g. clicking a button)
We use this information to measure the number of visitors to our site and its various sections, to help make our site more useful to visitors, and to improve our public education and outreach through digital advertising. Also, this information is sometimes used to personalize the content we show to you on third-party sites.
Information which you may provide:
When you request information:
We collect information including your email address or mobile phone number to deliver alerts or e-newsletters. We use this information to complete the subscription process and provide you with information. .
When sending you Marketplace messages:
CMS uses the email address (or mobile phone number) you provide us to send emails or Short Message Service (SMS) messages related to the Health Insurance Marketplace, if you have given us permission to send you such emails and text messages. CMS also may use the phone number you provide to call you about Marketplace coverage.
When conducting surveys and improving services:
CMS also uses online surveys to collect opinions and feedback. You don’t have to answer these questions. If you do answer these questions, do not include any personally identifiable information in your answers. We analyze and use the information from these surveys to improve the site’s operation and content. The information is available only to CMS managers, members of the CMS communications and web teams, and other designated federal staff and contractors who require this information to perform their duties.
When using third-party tools for website analytics:
CMS uses a variety of third-party web tools for web analytics. CMS uses these tools to collect basic information about visits to Naturalhealthscam.com. This information is then used to maintain the website including: monitoring site stability, measuring site traffic, optimizing site content, and may help make the site more useful to visitors.
The CMS staff analyzes the data collected from these tools. The reports are available only to CMS managers, teams who implement Federally Facilitated Marketplaces programs represented on Naturalhealthscam.com, members of the CMS communications and web teams, and other designated federal staff and contractors who need this information to perform their duties.
When using third-party tools for outreach through digital advertising:
CMS uses third-party web services to conduct outreach and education through the use of digital advertising for the Marketplace. These third-party services may collect information through the use of web beacons that are located on our pages. A web beacon is a see-through graphic image (usually 1 pixel x 1 pixel) that is placed on a web page and, in combination with a cookie, allows us to collect information regarding the use of the web page that contains the web beacon.
We use web beacons to tell when a user is redirected to Naturalhealthscam.com because of a Marketplace advertisement that we ran on another website was clicked on or otherwise interacted with (known as “click tracking” or “conversion tracking”) and to better target Marketplace advertisements (known as “retargeting”) to inform citizens about Marketplace deadlines and the benefits available through Naturalhealthscam.com.
CMS uses third-party tools to help deliver advertising. Vendors that operate the third-party tools may also gather information about your visits to third-party sites outside of Naturalhealthscam.com. However, while CMS does not track your individual-level activity on the Internet outside of Naturalhealthscam.com, our vendors may collect information automatically collected by Naturalhealthscam.com (not information you provide),and combine it with data they collect elsewhere for targeted advertising purposes. You can opt out of this type of data collection via Privacy Manager, Ad Choices, and Do Not Track. The outreach and education analytics tools provide reports which aggregate data such as the number of clicks on advertisements. The reports are available only to CMS managers, teams who implement the insurance affordability programs represented on Naturalhealthscam.com, members of the Naturalhealthscam.com communications and web teams, and other designated federal staff and contractors who need this information to perform their duties.
The Office of Management and Budget Memo M-10-22, Guidance for Online Use of Web Measurement and Customization Technologies, allows federal agencies to use session and persistent cookies to improve the delivery of services.
When you visit a website, its server may generate a piece of text known as a “cookie” to place on your device. The cookie, which is unique to your browser, allows the server to “remember” specific information about your visit while you are connected. The cookie makes it easier for you to use the dynamic features of web pages. Information that you enter into the application is not associated with cookies on Naturalhealthscam.com. Depending on the third-party tool’s business practices, privacy policies, terms of service, and/or the privacy settings you selected, information you have provided to third parties could be used to identify you when you visit Naturalhealthscam.com. These third parties do not/will not share your identity with CMS or Department of Health and Human Services.
There are two types of cookies, single session (temporary), and multi-session (persistent). Single session cookies last only as long as your web browser is open. Once you close your browser, the session cookie disappears. Persistent cookies are stored on your device for longer periods. Both types of cookies create an ID that is unique to your device.
- Session Cookies: We use session cookies for technical purposes such as to allow better navigation through our site. These cookies let our server know that you are continuing a visit to our site. The OMB Memo 10-22 Guidance defines our use of session cookies as “Usage Tier 1—Single Session.” The policy says, “This tier encompasses any use of single session web measurement and customization technologies.”
- Persistent Cookies: We use persistent cookies to understand the differences between new and returning visitors to Naturalhealthscam.com. Persistent cookies remain on your device between visits to our site until they expire or are removed by the user. The OMB Memorandum 10-22 Guidance defines our use of persistent cookies as “Usage Tier 2—Multi-session without personally identifiable information.” The policy says, “This tier encompasses any use of multi-session web measurement and customization technologies when no PII is collected.” We do not use persistent cookies to collect personally identifiable information. CMS does not identify a user by using such technologies.
CMS also uses the following technologies on Naturalhealthscam.com:
- Persistent Cookies for Digital Advertising – Similar to persistent cookies identified above, CMS uses persistent cookies for outreach through digital advertising. These cookies can also be created on third-party sites and remain on your device between visits to our site until they expire or are removed by you. Consistent with OMB guidance for “Usage Tier 2”, we do not use persistent cookies for outreach to collect personally identifiable information. CMS does not identify a user by using such technologies.
- Web Beacons for Digital Advertising – Also referred to as pixels and\or tracking tags – See-through images placed on certain pages of Naturalhealthscam.com are typically used in conjunction with cookies and are not stored on your device. When you access these pages, web beacons generate a notice of your visit.
- Website Log Files – Are used as an analysis tool and to tell how visitors use Naturalhealthscam.com, how often they return, and how they navigate through the site.
- Flash – Flash is used to assess the performance of the site and as a player for selected videos depending on the browser a device is using.
- Local Storage Objects – We use Flash Local Storage Objects (“LSOs”) to store your preferences and to personalize your visit.
Your Choices About Tracking and Data Collection on Naturalhealthscam.com
Naturalhealthscam.com offers a Privacy Manager which gives you control over what tracking and data collection takes place during your visit. Third-party tools are enabled by default to provide a quality consumer experience.
The privacy manager provides you with the choice to opt-in or to opt-out of the different categories of third-party tools used by Naturalhealthscam.com: Advertising, Analytics, or Social Media. The privacy manager prevents cookies, web beacons, and Local Storage Objects from being placed on your device. The privacy manager also prevents third-party tools from loading regardless of your cookie settings, which provides consumers with an additional layer of privacy that prevents the tool from loading at all. Because the privacy manager creates a cookie in your browser, the opt-in and opt-out choices you make through the privacy manager will only be effective on the device and browser you used to make your choices, and your choices will expire when the cookie expires. Once the cookie is created, the privacy manager will retain your settings for 3 years from the date of your most recent visit. You may revisit the Privacy Manager to change or renew your choices at any time.
Note that if you disable cookies in your browser, our privacy manager will not be able to store your preferences and will not function properly. If you do not wish to use our privacy manager to opt-out of the tools used by Naturalhealthscam.com, you can opt-out of tools individually, or via the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”) Ad Choices icon, discussed in the next subsection..
How CMS uses third-party websites and applications with Naturalhealthscam.com
As a response to OMB Memo M-10-06, Open Government Directive, the Naturalhealthscam.com site leverages a variety of technologies and social media services to communicate and interact with the public. These third-party websites and applications include popular social networking and media sites, open source software communities, and more.
Your activity on the third-party websites that Naturalhealthscam.com links to (such as Facebook or Twitter) is governed by the security and privacy policies of those sites. You should review the privacy policies of all websites before using them so that you understand how your information may be used. You should also adjust privacy settings on your account on any third-party website to match your preferences.
Website Analytics Tools:
These tools collect basic site usage information such as: how many visits Naturalhealthscam.com receives, the pages visited by consumers, time spent on the site, the number of return visits to the site, the approximate location of the device used to access the site, types of devices used, etc. This information is then used to maintain the website including: monitoring site stability, measuring site traffic, optimizing site content, and improving the consumer experience. Use the Naturalhealthscam.com privacy manager to opt-out of website analytics tools.
Digital Advertising Tools for Outreach and Education:
CMS uses third-party tools to support our digital advertising outreach and education efforts. These tools enable CMS to reach new people and provide information to previous visitors. In order to use these tools, we use the following technologies on Naturalhealthscam.com.
Click Tracking – CMS uses click tracking to identify the ads that are most helpful to consumers and efficient for outreach. This enables CMS to improve the performance of ads that consumers click on. When users click on links from ads, data about what ad was viewed is collected. Reports are generated about ad performance – including the total number of views and click an ad received.
Conversion Tracking – CMS uses conversion tracking to identify ads that are helpful to consumers and efficient for outreach. It enables CMS to improve the performance of ads viewed by consumers. When a Naturalhealthscam.com ad is viewed on a third-party site (e.g. a banner ad), a cookie is placed in the browser of the device the ad was viewed on. If this device later visits Naturalhealthscam.com, the visit is linked to the ad viewed on the same device. Use the Naturalhealthscam.com privacy manager to opt-out of advertising tools. Users can click on the “Ad Choices” Icon in the corner of our Ads to opt-out of this Ad Targeting. Users who have set their browser to “Do Not Track” will automatically be opt-ed out of conversion tracking. For more information about Ad Choices and Do Not Track, see “Your Choices about tracking and Data Collection”
Re-targeting – CMS uses retargeting to provide information to consumers who have previously visited HeathCare.gov such as reminders about upcoming enrollment deadlines. Retargeting enables CMS to improve the performance of ads by delivering them to relevant audiences such as recent visitors to Naturalhealthscam.com. During a visit to Naturalhealthscam.com, a cookie is placed in the browser of the devices used to view the site. When that same device is used to visit third-party sites that are displaying Naturalhealthscam.com ads, ads for Naturalhealthscam.com may be shown to that device because it had previously visited Naturalhealthscam.com. Using these cookies, CMS does not collect information about the third-party sites visited by a device. Reports are generated about ad performance – including the total number of views and click an ad received. Use the Naturalhealthscam.com privacy manager to opt-out of advertising tools. Users can click on the “Ad Choices” Icon in the corner of our Ads to opt-out of this Ad Targeting. Users who have set their browser to “Do Not Track” will automatically be opt-ed out of conversion tracking. For more information about Ad Choices and Do Not Track,
Targeted Advertising – CMS uses third-party vendors to engage in targeted advertising (also known as online behavioral or interest-based advertising) to provide information to consumers across their online activities. Targeted advertising involves the collection of data from a particular computer or device. Data regarding web viewing behaviors or application use is gathered to predict user preferences or interests. CMS can have ads delivered to computers or devices based on the preferences or interests inferred from the web viewing behaviors or application use.
Third-party vendors engaged by CMS may also target advertising based on information automatically collected (not information you provide) when you browse the CMS websites or other websites on the internet.
CMS may consider new third-party tools or the use of new third-party websites, but CMS will first assess the tools or websites before it is used in connection with Naturalhealthscam.com. CMS will provide notice to the public before adding any new tool to Naturalhealthscam.com. These assessments include a description about how information will be collected, accessed, secured, and stored.
How CMS protects your personal information
CMS is committed to protecting consumer information entrusted with us at Naturalhealthscam.com. If you visit Naturalhealthscam.com and choose to provide us with personally identifiable information through a request for information, paper or electronic form, application, questionnaire, survey, etc., we store your personally identifiable information in a record system designed to retrieve information about you by personal identifier (name, personal email address, home mailing address, personal or mobile phone number, etc.). We will safeguard the information you provide in accordance with the requirements of the Affordable Care Act and the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. Section 552a).
Third-party services are web-based technologies that are not exclusively operated or controlled by a government entity, or that involve significant participation of a nongovernment entity. These services may be separate websites or may be applications embedded within CMS websites.
How long CMS keeps data and how it is accessed
CMS will keep data collected long enough to achieve the specified objective for which they were collected. Once the specified objective is achieved, the data will be retired or destroyed in accordance with published draft records schedules of CMS as approved by the National Archives and Records Administration.
CMS does not store information from cookies on CMS systems. The persistent cookies used with third-party tools on Naturalhealthscam.com can be stored on a user’s local system and are set to expire at varying time periods depending upon the cookie. CMS assesses whether the expiration date of a cookie exceeds one year and provides an explanation as to why cookies with a longer life are used on the site in the associated Third-Party Website or Application Privacy Impact Assessment.
Children and privacy on Naturalhealthscam.com
We believe in the importance of protecting the privacy of children online. The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) governs information gathered online from or about children under the age of 13. The Naturalhealthscam.com site is not intended to solicit information of any kind from children under age 13. If you believe that we have received information from a child under age 13, please contact us at 1-800-318-2596 (TTY: 1-855-889-4325).
Links to other sites
Naturalhealthscam.com may link to other HHS sites, other government sites, and/or to private organizations (e.g. healthcare providers). We link to other websites solely for your convenience and education. When you follow a link to an external site, you are leaving Naturalhealthscam.com and are subject to the external site’s privacy and security policies. Non-federal websites do not necessarily operate under the same laws, regulations, and policies as federal websites. Aside from third-party websites highlighted in this privacy notice, CMS is not responsible for the contents of external web pages and a link to a page does not constitute an endorsement.
Your Privacy on Social Media Sites & Other Sites that Require Registration
CMS uses Social Media Sites (listed below) in order to increase government transparency, enhance information sharing, promote public participation, and encourage collaboration with the agency.
Please note that Social Media Sites are not government websites or applications; they are controlled or operated by the Social Media Site. CMS does not own, manage, or control social media sites. In addition, CMS does not collect, maintain or disseminate information posted by visitors to those Social Media Sites. If you choose to provide information to a Social Media Site through registration or other interaction with the site the use of any information you provide is controlled by your relationship with the Social Media site. For example, any information that you provide to register on Facebook is voluntarily contributed and is not maintained by CMS. This information may be available to CMS Social Media Page Administrators in whole or part, based on a user’s privacy settings on the Social Media site. However, CMS will not use PII, if provided by you to a Social Media Site or other site that requires registration, for targeted advertising or retargeting. Although you may voluntarily contribute to a Social Media Site with the intent to share the information with others on a CMS Social Media Page, to protect your privacy, please do not disclose personally identifiable information about yourself or others.