We may collect and hold your personal information through various channels including when you complete application forms for insurance; respond to requests from us or on our behalf for additional personal information; submit a claim; or access our website to perform an online transaction. Your information will be held in accordance with UK and other relevant data protection legislation. We will use your personal information for servicing our relationship with you, to provide you with products and services, to evaluate the effectiveness of this Site, to assess your financial needs, to conduct our business, provide you with better customer services and for statistical analysis.
Your information may also be used for the detection and prevention of fraud and for audit purposes. If you give us false or inaccurate information and we suspect fraud, we will record this. We may pass such information to law enforcement and other legal agencies, governmental or judicial bodies, or to regulators.
We may, in carrying out your instructions, processing and administering claims, transfer your personal data to other MedExPlans entities and third parties acting on our behalf inside or outside the European Union where there may be less stringent data protection laws. However, wherever it is held and processed, your personal data will be protected by a strict code of security which we and any third parties working on our behalf are subject to and will only be used in accordance with our instructions.
We maintain strict security standards and procedures with a view to preventing unauthorized access to your data by anyone, including our staff. We use leading technologies such as (but not limited to) data encryption, firewalls and server authentication to protect the security of your data.
Medical and health information
In order to assess the terms of your insurance cover, including specific medical exclusions, or to administer claims, we may collect medical information which the UK Data Protection Act defines as ‘sensitive’ information. Your medical information will only be disclosed to those involved with your treatment or care, including your medical practitioner, or their agents. If you ask us to, our HQ in UK will also send your medical information to any person or organization that may be responsible for meeting your treatment expenses, or their agents. Your information may be discussed with your agent or broker if you have requested the broker to assist you in handling your claims and you have authorized us to provide them with such medical information.
We will not disclose your medical information to any other individual or organization without your explicit consent. If you want us to disclose your medical information to another individual, organization or next of kin, you must tell us. In exceptional emergency situations, and in accordance with medical confidentiality guidelines and relevant law, we may be required to disclose such information to relatives, family members or other third parties.
To help us ensure that your personal information remains accurate and up to date, please inform us of any changes.
Under data protection legislation in the United Kingdom, you can ask for a copy of certain personal records we hold about you. We may make a charge for this service. You can do this by writing to the Data Protection Officer at the address provided at the end of this document.
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We use two types of cookies on our website.
Session cookies, which are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your computer until you close your browser at which point they are deleted.
Persistent or stored cookies that remain permanently on the cookie file of your computer.
Cookies cannot look into your computer and obtain information about you or your family or read any material kept on your hard drive and, unless you have logged onto our secure internet services, cookies cannot be used to identify who you are.
Cookies do not in any way compromise the security of our internet services.
The web browsers of most computers are initially set up to accept cookies but you can set your web browser to disable cookies or to inform you when a website is attempting to add a cookie. If you disable session cookies, you will not be able to log onto the secure part of our internet services. However, if your computer is set to disable persistent cookies, you may still be able to access our internet services; however, your navigation of the website may be less enjoyable.
You can also delete cookies that have previously been added to your computer’s cookie file.
In order to develop our website in line with customer needs, MedExPlans uses Hitsteps to track usage on our website. Hitsteps provide MedExPlans with statistics to show us which pages on our website are visited most frequently and how long visitors spend on our website. We use this information to help us plan how we can improve the website.
How to manage cookies
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