UnitedHealth Group, Inc. and its affiliates (collectively, “UnitedHealth Group”) are committed to respecting and protecting your privacy. The information you provide to UnitedHealth Group through this website, with a home page currently located at www.unitedforhealthreform.com, is used only for the purpose of administering the website, communicating with you about the United for Health PAC and public policy issues related to UnitedHealth Group and health care reform, and complying with applicable laws, all as described more fully below.
UnitedHealth Group has appropriate physical, electronic, and administrative security measures in place designed to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information that we have collected from you at our site. Due to the nature of the Internet and online communications, however, we cannot guarantee that any information transmitted online will remain absolutely confidential, and we are not liable for the illegal acts of third parties such as criminal hackers.
We do not sell, rent, lease or share your personal information to or with others with the following exceptions: (1) as may be required by applicable law or regulation; (2) your information is made available to a small number of UnitedHealth Group employees and contractors who manage and administer this website and related outreach programs, and to limited personnel at specific vendors with a need to know such information to help us administer and host this website and the related outreach programs (and such vendors are subject to an appropriate non-disclosure agreement); (3) it may be necessary for us to provide your information to contracted external partners (for example, the business that helps us send email) in order to respond to your inquiries or provide you with services or information requested by you, but in such cases they may only use the information provided for the specified use; (4) to protect our rights or interests in the event we believe someone is violating the law, misusing the site, or harming us or others; and (5) to a successor entity in the case of a business merger, reorganization, or similar transaction, (6) we may aggregate and de-identify information including personal information so that it cannot be linked to any specific individual, and we may use and share this de-identified information without restriction.
If you would like to view or change any of your information, for example if you would like to revise your email address or if your name changes, (1) if you are an employee of UnitedHealth Group, you may do so by contacting Human Resources; (2) if you are not an employee, you may do so by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. You agree that we may communicate with you through any contact information you provide to us. These communications will provide appropriate opt-out mechanisms as required by law.
If you submit information or a posting to a chat room, bulletin board, or similar “chat” related portion of this website, the information you submit along with your screen name will be visible to all visitors, and such visitors may share your information with others. Therefore, please be thoughtful in what you write and understand that this information may become public.
Website Terms and Conditions of Use
This website provides information about UnitedHealth Group and public policy issues that affect UnitedHealth Group and its affiliates.
This Is a Legal Agreement
These website Terms and Conditions (“Terms”) describe the rules for using this website. These Terms constitute a legally binding agreement between you, the person using this website, and UnitedHealth Group, Inc. and its affiliates. Terms such as “we” or “our” refer to UnitedHealth Group, Inc. and its affiliated entities.
All names, logos, service marks, and trademarks appearing in this website, including the trademarks, service marks, brand identities, characters, trade names, graphics, designs, copyrights, trade dress, and all other intellectual property (“Content”), except as otherwise noted, are protected intellectual property of, or used with permission or under license by, UnitedHealth Group. This includes the entire Content of the Website, copyrighted and protected as a collective work. No ownership interest is transferred to you or any other entity by virtue of making the Content available on the website, granting the foregoing licenses, or entering into this Agreement.
You may print copies of the information on this site for your personal use, store the files on your computer for personal use, or reference this server from your own documents provided that you retain all copyright, trademark, and other proprietary notices contained on the Content. In addition, you may use, copy or distribute specific items of Content more broadly if any such specific items of Content are specifically designed for such purposes (for example, a sample letter to a member of Congress regarding an issue that you could cut-and-paste and share with others), so long as you reproduce the proprietary notices contained in the Content.
Other than as described above, you may not copy, distribute, modify, transmit, reuse, re-post, or otherwise display the Content for public or commercial purposes without our written permission.
We may terminate the above license to the Content at any time for any reason. If you breach any of these Terms your license to the Content terminates immediately. Upon the termination of this license you must stop using this Web site, including all Content, and return or destroy all copies, including electronic copies, of the Content in your possession or control.
You agree: (a) not to use any Content or information on or processed through this website regarding any private individual’s political or civic participation for the purpose of any employment or commercial decisionmaking or any other prohibited purpose; (b) not to access or attempt to access any portion of this website to which you have not been explicitly granted access, including but not limited to accessing account or activity information of any person other than yourself; (c) not, without our permission, to distribute, modify, copy (except as set forth above), transmit, display, reuse, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, sell, or otherwise use Content without our written permission; (d) not to use this website or Content in any way not explicitly permitted by these Terms or the text of the website itself; (e) not to take any action intended to interfere with the operation of this website; (f) not to directly or indirectly authorize anyone else to take actions prohibited in this section; (g) not to share any password assigned to or created by you with any third parties or use any password granted to or created by a third party; and (h) to comply with all applicable laws and regulations while using this website or the Content. You represent and warrant that you are at least eighteen (18) years of age. We reserve all other rights.
Certain portions of this website may be configured to permit users to post messages, comments, or other content. Any such content is only the opinion of the poster, is no substitute for your own research, and should not be relied upon for any purpose. You agree not to post any content:
##which is profane, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, harassing, threatening, harmful, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory, or otherwise objectionable; or
##the transmission of which could violate, or facilitate the violation of, any applicable law, regulation, or intellectual property rights.
You are solely responsible for the content of any postings you submit and UnitedHealth Group assumes no responsibility or liability for any content submitted by you or any other website visitor. We may, but are not obligated to, restrict or remove any and all content from a message that we determine in our sole discretion violates these Terms or is otherwise harmful to us, our customers, or any third party. We reserve the right to remove the content you provide at any time, but you understand that we may preserve and access a backup-copy, and we may disclose the content if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access, preservation, or disclosure is required by law or in the best interests of UnitedHealth Group.
Any content you submit will be routed through the Internet and you understand and acknowledge that you have no expectation of privacy with regard to any content you submit. Never assume that you are anonymous and cannot be identified by your posts.
If you do post content or submit material, and unless we indicate otherwise, you grant us a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content throughout the world in any media. You grant us and any of our sublicensees the right to use the name that you submit in connection with such content. You represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content that you post; that the content is accurate; that use of the content you supply does not violate these Terms and Conditions and will not cause injury to any person or entity; and that you will indemnify UnitedHealth Group and/or its affiliates for all claims resulting from content you supply.
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the “DMCA”) provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under US copyright law. If you believe in good faith that content or material on this website infringes a copyright owned by you, you (or your agent) may send UnitedHealth Group a notice requesting that the material be removed, or access to it blocked. This request should be sent to: DMCARegisteredAgent@uhc.com; or, alternatively to: UnitedHealth Group, Attn: DMCA Registered Agent, 9900 Bren Road East, Minnetonka, MN 55343.
The notice must include the following information: (a) a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; (b) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed; (c) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or the subject of infringing activity; (d) the name, address, telephone number, and email address of the complaining party; (e) a statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law; and (f) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed If you believe in good faith that a notice of copyright infringement has been wrongly filed against you, the DMCA permits you to send us a counter-notice. Notices and counter-notices must meet the then-current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA. Notices and counter-notices with respect to the website should be sent to the address above.
Although we make substantial efforts to ensure that the content on this website is accurate, we do not make any guaranty as to the content, which is provided AS-IS. We may change, add, or remove some or all of the Content on this website at any time.
All content on this website is provided to you on an “as is,” “as available” basis. UnitedHealth Group, all third parties, if any, providing content for this website, and all third parties providing support or information for this website (collectively, “website-related-parties”) hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, either express or implied, statutory or otherwise including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.
The website-related-parties make no representations or warranties that use of this website will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this website or the technologiy that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful components. You are responsible for taking all precautions necessary to ensure than any content you may obtain from this website is free of viruses and any other potentially destructive computer code.
Some states do not allow limitations on implied warranties, so one or more of the above limitations may not apply to you. Check your local laws for any restrictions or limitations regarding the exclusions of implied warranties.
You agree that none of the website-related-parties shall be liable for any damage resulting from your use or inability to use this website or the content. This protection covers claims based on warranty, contract, tort, strict liability, and any other legal theory. This protection covers the website-related-parties, including all affiliates, their officers, directors, employees, and agents. The total, cumulative, liability of the website-related-parties, their officers, directors, employees, agents, suppliers, if any, for losses or damages shall be limited to the amount of your actual damages, not to exceed U.S. $100.00. The limit of liability may not be effective in some states. In no event shall the website-related-parties, their officers, directors, employees, agents, or suppliers be liable to you for any losses or damages other than the amount described above. All other damages, direct or indirect, special, incidental, consequential, exemplary, or punitive, resulting from any use of the website or materials are excluded even if the website-related-parties have been advised of the possibility of such damages. You agree that you use this site at your own risk. If you are dissatisfied with this website or the content, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the website.
The laws of the State of Minnesota govern these Terms and any cause of action arising under or relating to your use of the website, without reference to its choice-of-law principles. You agree that the only proper jurisdiction and venue for any dispute with UnitedHealth Group, or in any way relating to your use of this website, is in the state and federal courts in the State of Minnesota, U.S.A. You further agree and consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in these courts in connection with any dispute involving UnitedHealth Group or its employees, officers, directors, agents, and providers. If any provision of these Terms is determined to be invalid under any applicable statute or rule of law, such provision is to that extent to be deemed omitted, and the balance of the Agreement shall remain enforceable.
Before seeking legal recourse for any harm you believe you have suffered arising from or related to your use of this website, you agree to inform us in writing and to give us thirty (30) days to cure the harm before initiating any action. You must initiate any cause of action within one (1) year after the claim has arisen, or you will be barred from pursuing any cause of action.
If you have any comments, questions or concerns regarding this Website, please contact:
701 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20004
Your obligations under the following sections survive termination of this Agreement: Important This is A Legal Agreement; content ownership portions of License to Use this Website and Content Ownership; Restrictions on Use of this Website; Changes to Website Content; NO WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF LIABILITY; Governing Law and Statute of Limitations; Additional Terms. You understand and agree that this website is hosted on a server located in the United States, and that if you input any information into the website, including personal or contact information, such information is processed and stored on a server located in the United States. If any provision of these Terms is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any of these Terms shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or any other term or condition. You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold the Website-Related-Parties and their subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, employees, and agents, harmless from any claim, demand, or damage, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising out of or related to your breach of this Agreement or your use or misuse of the Content or website. You may not transfer or assign any rights or obligations under this Agreement. UnitedHealth Group may transfer or assign its rights and obligations under this Agreement.
Last Revision: January 30, 2012.