Effective as of Last Revised Date: April 27, 2020
In this Policy, the terms “we,” “us,” or “our” shall refer to BenefitEd. The terms “you”, “your”, or “User” shall refer to any individual who accepts this Policy or individuals who use our Website or services. This Policy is subject to change from time to time, so be sure to check back occasionally to ensure you have read the most current version.
We reserve the right at any time, and in our sole discretion, to change or modify this Policy. If any such changes or modifications are made, we will update the “Effective Date” appearing at the top of this web page. If we make a material change to this Policy we will provide notice through email or a web banner on our Website. Such changes or modifications shall be effective immediately upon posting to the Website, and supersede any prior versions of this Policy. Your use of the Website or the Services provided through the Website following such changes or modifications shall constitute your acceptance of the Policy as last revised. If you do not agree to these terms then please do not use our Website or Services.
Information We Collect
Why We Collect Information
We collect information so we can identify you as our customer, establish, manage and protect your accounts, complete your transactions, create and offer you products and services you might be interested in, and comply with various legal and regulatory requirements.
Personally Identifying Information
Personally Identifiable Information, as used in this Policy, means any information or set of information that identifies a specific individual. Examples of Personally Identifiable Information that may be requested include first and last name, phone number, email address. We collect this information on the Website to establish an account and allow you to request information from us. At the time of setting up your account, we may further collect information.
We may collect Non-Identifying Information from your visit or as part of the registration and administration of your account, in order to personalize and improve upon your experience with us.
When you enter the Website, you will pass through our security firewall and we will identify the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your computer or handheld device. The IP address will not identify you personally, but it will let us identify the device you are using. We store IP addresses in case we need to track a connection for security purposes. We may also collect information about the device you are using to access Administrator Services, including what type of device it is, what operating system you’re using, device settings, unique device identifiers, geo-location data, and crash data. Whether we collect some or all of this information often depends on what type of device you are using and its settings. Check the policies of your device manufacturer or software provider to learn more about what information your device makes available to us.
Like most websites, our servers utilize log files. Log files store information including internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks. Log files are used to analyze trends, administer the Website, track Users’ movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. We use log file information at times to help identify you as you browse and to gather broad technical and demographic information on who uses our website.
Our website contains coding known as Web Beacons that use 1×1 pixel images to capture and transmit the online activity of users on the Website. These Web Beacons typically transmit information about the completion of forms on the Website and other Website activities in order to measure advertising effectiveness and/or store analytics information. In addition, we may use Web Beacons in HTML-based emails. This use allows us to evaluate the effectiveness of our email communications and our marketing campaigns by showing how many emails recipients open.
Google Analytics Advertising Features
Do Not Track Signals
Do Not Track is a feature in your web browser, which enables you to opt-out of the third party tracking of your online activities over time and across third party websites. We do not track users across other websites to provide targeted advertising. We do comply with any web browser’s “do not track” signal or other similar mechanism that indicates a request to disable online tracking of individual users who visit this Website or use our Services. Third parties cannot collect any Personally Identifiable Information from this Website unless you provide it to them directly.
How We Use Your Information
Uses of Information
Certain Non-Identifying Information would be considered a part of your Personally Identifiable Information if it were combined with other identifiers (for example, combining your zip code with your street address) in a way that enables you to be identified. But the same pieces of information are considered Non-Identifying Information when they are taken alone or combined only with other non-identifying information (for example, your viewing preferences). We may combine your Personally Identifiable Information with Non-Identifying Information and aggregate it with information collected from other users to attempt to provide you with a better Website experience and to analyze and understand how our Website and Services are used. We may also use the combined information without aggregating it to serve you specifically, for instance to deliver a product to you according to your preferences or restrictions.
If you supply us with your email address we may let you know by email about other products and services and product enhancements that may be of interest to you. You will have the opportunity to tell us you do not want to receive future messages with each message you receive.
If you wish to change any of your personal information, you may change it by logging into your account, or by contacting us, either through email, by mail, or by telephone as listed in the “How to Contact Us” section below.
What We Share
We do not sell personal information to third parties. All personal information collected is used by us or our affiliates to perform services, comply with laws, or carry out internal functions.
Sometimes the law or other circumstances also require that we disclose Personally Identifiable Information about you to nonaffiliated third parties. Some examples are: when you ask or permit us to do so; in response to subpoenas or court orders; when we suspect fraud or criminal activity; to protect our property and rights or those of a third party; to protect the safety of the public or any person; or to prevent or stop activity we may consider to be, or to pose a risk of being, illegal, unethical, or legally actionable activity. BenefitEd does/does not sell, lease, or otherwise disclose Nonpublic Personal Information and/or Personally Identifiable Information collected on its Website to third parties for marketing purposes.
We may sell, transfer or otherwise share some or all of our assets, including your Nonpublic Personal Information and/or Personally Identifiable Information, in connection with a merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets, or in the event of bankruptcy.
Our Security Procedures
BenefitEd is committed to providing you a useful and enjoyable online experience, and to protecting your Nonpublic Personal Information and Personally Identifiable Information that we maintain. When you access the Website, your information is protected by reasonable and standard security and authentication techniques. We may collect information from your visit in order to personalize and improve upon your experience with us, but all personally identifiable information we collect is maintained securely.
To access information and send email via the Website, you will need a browser that supports the use of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology. This encryption technology helps ensure the authenticity of your online sessions and secures data being transmitted over the public Internet.
BenefitEd takes careful steps to safeguard customer information. We restrict access to your personal and account information to those employees who need to know that information to provide Services to you, and we regularly train our employees on privacy, information security, and their obligation to protect your information. We maintain reasonable and appropriate physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to guard your Nonpublic Personal Information and Personally Identifiable Information and we regularly test those safeguards to maintain the appropriate levels of protection.
The Website is not directed to children under 13. We do not knowingly collect, maintain or use personally identifiable information from the Website about children under age 13. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with Personally Identifiable Information without their consent, he or she should contact us using the information below (“How to Contact Us”). If we confirm that we have collected such information we will take all reasonable measures to delete that information from our system as soon as reasonably possible.
Hardware and Software Requirements
Enrollment in this electronic service requires that you have a personal computer with appropriate browser software, e-mail software as well as communications access to the Internet. Browser requirements include the most current or previous version of one of the following: Netscape, Internet Explorer, Firefox Mozilla, Safari or Opera. Web pages are best viewed at an 800 x 600 screen resolution (web browser size of 760 x 480), and allowed to be viewed at various resolutions with minimal degradation of content display. Although we will not charge for electronic delivery you may incur charges from Internet Service Providers and local telephone companies. Should you wish to print materials that have been delivered electronically, you must have a printer as well. Some files are available in Adobe Acrobat Format. In order to view this format (.pdf), you will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader software. Visit Adobe.com to obtain the most current free version of Adobe Reader.
California Resident Disclosure
The California Consumer Protection Act provides California Residents with specific rights regarding their personal information. This section describes how we treat your personal information in light of the CCPA. As stated above, we do not disclose nonpublic personal information about you to nonaffiliated third parties. We do not sell your personal information, and only use your personal information for the following reasons:
- Provide consumer services.
- Comply with the law.
- Carry out internal functions.
Right of Deletion
Consumers have the right to have their information deleted if the information is no longer needed to provide the services they’ve requested. To submit a request to delete all personal information please email AskPrivacy@nelnet.net.
How to Contact Us
If you have any questions about this Policy, please contact us by email or regular mail at the following address:
121 S. 13th STE 201
Lincoln, NE 68508