Effective: January 1, 2024
Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina; and
Blue Choice Health Plan of South Carolina (“We”)
post this Web Site (the “Site”) for You to use. This Notice applies to this Site.
The information we collect on this Site;
How We use and disclose the information; and
How We safeguard information We collect on this Site.
Some pages on this Site might have separate privacy policies that apply to those pages.
The Information We Collect, Use, and Disclose
Information About You: When you use this Site, we collect:
Your domain name;
The IP address of the Web page you use to enter the Site;
The pages you visit on the Site; and
How long you are on the Site.
This is not enough for us to identify you. We use this information to:
Better understand how you use the Site;
Improve the Site; and
Make your and other users’ experience with the Site better.
Our vendors monitor, evaluate, and help improve your use of the Site. They may have access to information We collect. Vendors must comply with our privacy and security requirements.
Protected Health Information. On some pages of the Site, you may provide us with information about you. This information is called Protected Health Information (“PHI”). You do not need to provide PHI to use the Site. But PHI is necessary for the Site to perform some tasks. Your PHI is subject to HIPAA. Our HIPAA Privacy Practices Notice applies to PHI We collect on this Site. You may access the HIPAA notice here. The HIPAA Notice describes how We may use and disclose your PHI. It also describes the rights you have to your PHI.
When you download PHI from the Site, you should protect the information. We are not responsible for what happens to your PHI after you download it.
Privacy and Security
We (and our web vendors) use safeguards to protect your PHI against illegal disclosures. Our safeguards protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of your PHI. Even so, “hackers” can get through any security system. That means We cannot guarantee the safety of your PHI in all situations. It is possible that a hacker could intercept your PHI when you send it to us or when you get your PHI from us. We are not responsible for (and are not liable for) the actions of hackers or other criminals.
The Site may contain links to web sites of third parties. These web sites have their own privacy policies. We suggest you review those policies before using those web sites. We do not control the information you give to these other web sites or what happens to it after you give it.
We do not intend for any child under 13 to use this Site. We comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”). No such child should use the Site without a parent or guardian. To protect your child’s privacy, please oversee your child’s use of the Internet and this Site. Visit the government’s Kids privacy page to learn more about how to protect your child’s privacy. Select here.
By using this Site, you agree to the terms of this Notice. We may revise this Notice at any time. To inform you of a change, we may post a revised notice on this Site. We will add the date of the latest revision at the beginning of this Notice. Please check the Notice regularly for any changes.
Notice for Users Outside of the United States
The U.S. has privacy laws that differ from those of other countries. Our privacy practices comply with U.S. laws. Our practices may not comply with other countries’ laws. By using the Site, you agree to practices set out in this Notice.
You may contact us about this policy and our privacy practices at:
I-20 at Alpine Rd. Mail Code AC-200
Columbia, SC 29219
If you believe We or any company associated with us has misused any of your information, please contact us immediately and report such misuse.