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Privacy Policy

Effective Date: 04/17/2022
Last Updated: 04/17/2022

HealthShield Credentialing, LLC operates healthshieldcredentialing.com (collectively “Services”). This Privacy Policy explains how we collect and use data that belongs to the people using HealthShield Credentialing services.

Anywhere we say “we”, “our”, or “us”,  we are referring to HealthShield Credentialing, LLC, the company that acts as the processor of your information. When we say “you” or “your”, we are assuming you use our Services.

Our Terms of Service also govern your use of our Services and together with the Privacy Policy constitutes your agreement with us (“Agreement”). Please read our Terms of Service.

HealthShield Credentialing, LLC is committed to protecting the security of your personal data with the use of a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal data from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Your highly confidential data (such as a credit card number or password) over the internet is protected through the use of encryption.

1. When you create an account with us, you must provide your full legal name, a valid email address, and any other information requested in order to complete the account signup and creation of your profile. You guarantee the information you provide us is accurate, complete, and current at all times. Information to create your account that is inaccurate, incomplete, or obsolete information may result in the immediate termination of your account on Services.

2. You are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and password. We cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage from your failure to comply with this security obligation.

3. Your personal identifiable information will only be shared with express consent from that user.

4. Your login may only be used by one person. Sharing login information is prohibited.

5. You alone are responsible for all content posted and activity that occurs under your account.

6. You may not post content that is deemed offensive, vulgar, defamatory, fraudulent, or obscene.

7. You may not use Service for any illegal purpose or to violate any laws (including but not limited to copyright laws).

8. You must be a human. Accounts registered by automated methods are not permitted.

Information We Collect and Use

We use certain information that we collect from you to operate and provide the services.. HealthShield Credentialing, LLC does collect data to operate effectively and provide you the best experiences with our services.

You provide some of this data directly when you create your account profile, update your profile or email us. HealthShield Credentialing, LLC gets some data by recording how you interact with our services by using technologies like cookies, and receiving error reports or usage data from software running on your device.

Personal Data

We may ask you to provide us with personally identifiable information that we’ll then use to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). This may include, but is not limited to:

       First name, middle name, and last name
       Email address
       Phone number
       Address, State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City
       Other personally identifiable information

We may contact you with feature change notifications, communications about your account, reminders, marketing or promotional materials, and other information. You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us at any time by using the unsubscribe link or by emailing us at [email protected].

How we use the data we collect

We use your information to provide, improve, and administer our Services, communicate with you, for security and fraud prevention, and to comply with law. We may also process your information for other purposes with your consent.

We use your personal information for a variety of reasons, depending on how you interact with our Services, including:

  • To facilitate account creation and authentication and otherwise manage user accounts
  • To deliver and facilitate delivery of services to the user
  • To provide and maintain the Services you use
  • To notify you about changes to our Services
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Services when you choose to do so
  • To provide you with customer support
  • To evaluate and improve our services, products, marketing and your experience.
  • To monitor the usage of our Services
  • To detect, prevent and address technical issues that may arise
  • To provide you with news, special offers and general information
  • To fulfill any purpose we may describe when you provide the information
  • To fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it
  • To comply with our legal obligations

Disclosure of Data

We may disclose or share information in specific situations described in this section and/or with the following categories of third parties.

Vendors, Consultants, and Other Third-Party Service Providers. We may share your data with third party vendors, service providers, contractors, or agents (“third parties”) who perform services for us or on our behalf and require access to such information to do that work. The categories of third parties we may share personal information with are as follows:
  • Data Analytics Services
  • Payment Processors
  • Sales & Marketing Tools
  • User Account Registration & Authentication Services
  • Disclosure for Law Enforcement
We also may need to share your personal information in the following situations:
  • Business Partners. We may share your information with our business partners to offer you certain products, services, or promotions.
  • We may share information with our Affiliates, in which case we will require those affiliates to honor this privacy notice. Affiliates include our parent company and any subsidiaries, joint venture partners, or other companies that we control or that are under common control with us.
  • Business Transfers. We may share or transfer your information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business to another company.

The use of cookies and other tracking technologies

We use cookies to track and collect information about your activity on our Services, which helps us understand how you use HealthShield Credentialing, LLC which helps us improve our Services.

  • Cookies are tiny text files that are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device
  • This is a super common practice and does not put your computer in any danger

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies in some instances, you may not be able to use some portions of our Services.

Retention of Data

We will only retain or keep your personal information for as long as it is necessary for the purposes set out in this privacy policy, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law (such as tax, accounting, or other legal obligations).

We will also retain or keep usage data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our Services, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.

Security of Data

We have implemented appropriate and reasonable technical and organizational security measures designed to protect the security of any personal information we process. The security of your data is important to us but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure, so we cannot promise or guarantee that hackers, cybercriminals, or other unauthorized third parties will not be able to defeat our security and improperly collect, access, steal or modify your information. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, transmission of personal information to and from our Services is at your own risk. You should only access the Services within a secure environment.

Your Privacy Rights under the California Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA)

California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the “Shine The Light” law, permits our users who are California residents to request and obtain from us, once a year and free of charge, information about categories of personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties with which we shared personal information in the immediately preceding calendar year.

According to CalOPPA we agree to the following:

  • Users can visit our site anonymously
  • Easily find our privacy policy on the home page of our website
  • Users will be notified of any changes to our Privacy Page
  • Users are able to change their personal information on this site or by emailing us at [email protected]

Payments

We use third-party services for payment processing (e.g. payment processors). We will not store or collect your payment card details. That information is provided directly to our third-party payment processors whose use of your personal information is governed by their Privacy Policy. These payment processors adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of payment information.

The payment processor we work with is a third-party service called Stripe. Their Privacy Policy can be viewed here.

Links to Other Sites

Our Services may contain links to other sites not operated by us. If you click a third party, you will be directed to that site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

Minors Privacy

We don’t knowingly collect data from or market to children under 18 years of age. By using our Services, you represent that you are at least 18 years of age. If you are under the age of 18, you must not use our Services.

  • We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18.
  • If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us at [email protected]
  • If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We will update our Privacy Policy from time to time. The updated version will be indicated by an updated “Revised” date and the updated version will be effective as soon as it is accessible. We will notify you of any changes by either posting a notice of such changes or by directly sending a notification of the new Privacy Policy. We encourage you to review this privacy notice frequently to be informed of how we are protecting your information.

We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Services, prior to the change becoming effective and update “effective date” at the top of this Privacy Policy.

Questions about this Privacy Policy

If you have questions or comments about this privacy policy, you may email us at [email protected] or by mailing:

HealthShield Credentialing, LLC

500 E. McBee Avenue, #1038

Greenville, SC 29601