Collection of your Personal Information
As the program administrator for VSP Simple Values, a VSP program,
Competitive Health collects personally identifiable information as part
of your program registration, such as your email address, name, home or
work address, and/or telephone number. Competitive Health also collects
anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as
your zip code.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that
is automatically collected by Competitive Health. This information can
include your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times, and
referring website addresses. This information is used by Competitive Health
for the operation of the service, in order to maintain quality of the
service and provide general statistics regarding use of the VSP Simple
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable
information or personally sensitive data through VSP Simple Values public
message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note:
Competitive Health does not read any of your private online communications.
VSP and Competitive Health encourage you to review the privacy statements
of websites you choose to link to from VSP Simple Values so that you can
understand how those websites collect, use and share your information.
Competitive Health is not responsible for the privacy statements or other
content on websites outside of the VSP Simple Values site and any other
Competitive Health family of websites.
Use of your Personal Information
As the program administrator for VSP Simple Values, a VSP program, Competitive
Health collects and uses your personal information to operate the VSP Simple
Values site and deliver the services you have requested. Competitive Health
also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other
products or services available from on the VSP Simple Values site, Competitive
Health and its affiliates. Competitive Health may also contact you via surveys
to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new
services that may be offered.
VSP Simple Values, VSP and Competitive Health do not sell, rent, or lease customer
lists to third parties. Competitive Health may, from time to time, contact you on
behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of
interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information—email,
name, address, and telephone number—is not transferred to the third party. In addition,
Competitive Health may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical
analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for
deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information
except to provide these services to Competitive Health, and they are required to maintain
the confidentiality of your information.
Competitive Health does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race,
religion, or political affiliations without your explicit consent.
Competitive Health keeps track of the websites and pages that are visited within the
VSP Simple Values site, in order to determine what services are the most popular. This
data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within the VSP Simple Values
site to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject
The VSP Simple Values site, administered by Competitive Health, will disclose your personal
information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief
that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal
process served on VSP, Competitive Health or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights
or property of VSP and/or Competitive Health; or (c) act under exigent circumstances to
protect the personal safety of users of VSP Simple Values , or the public.
The VSP Simple Values site, administered by Competitive Health, uses "cookies" to help you
personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk
by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your
computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the
domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time.
The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page.
For example, if you personalize VSP Simple Values pages or register with the VSP Simple Values
site for services, a cookie helps VSP Simple Values to recall your specific information
on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information,
such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same VSP
Simple Values site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can
easily use VSP Simple Values site features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically
accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies
if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience
the interactive features of the VSP Simple Values services or websites you visit.
Security of your Personal Information
As the program administrator for VSP Simple Values, a VSP program, Competitive Health
secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.
Competitive Health secures the personally identifiable information you provide on
computer servers in a controlled and secure environment, protected from unauthorized
access, use, or disclosure. When personal information such as a credit card number
is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such
as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Changes to this Statement
VSP and Competitive Health will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect
company and customer feedback. VSP and Competitive Health encourage you to periodically
review this Statement to be informed of how your information is being protected.
VSP and Competitive Health welcome your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy.
If you believe that the VSP Simple Values site, VSP and/or Competitive Health have not
adhered to this Statement, please contact Competitive Health at
We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.