Our Q1Medicare Online Privacy Statement
Updated: Sunday, December 22, 2019
Thank you for visiting our Q1Medicare.com website.
At Q1Group LLC, our goal is to provide you with the best online experience possible and your trust is key to our success.
Accordingly, your privacy and the protection of your personal data is very important to us.
We want our Q1Medicare.com site to easily serve your needs and, in certain areas of our site, you may be able to provide personal data (such as an email address) to receive an electronic copy of the online Medicare Part D
or Medicare Advantage
plan information or prescription drug information
that you are viewing, to ask us a question
, to subscribe to our free Newsletter
, or to subscribe to our annual Reminder Service
We will only use the data that you provide to us for the purpose related to the request - such as sending plan information, answering questions, or sending our Newsletter.
We do not sell or rent or distribute your personal data (including your name or your email address) to anyone - unless required to do so by law.
- Send us an email at: Team@q1group.com
- or Send us a letter: P.O. Box 840007, Saint Augustine, Florida 32080-0007
This policy was updated on December 22, 2019 (in response to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA
) and other legal authority).
A note on the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA)
As per the CCPA (Cal. Civ. Code Section 1798.140), Q1Group LLC provides free online educational resources on all of our websites, including Q1Medicare.com. Our annual revenues are below the 25 million dollar per year CCPA threshold, and we do not buy, receive, or share any personal user information for commercial purposes or otherwise. (As reference, please see the CCPA text at: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180AB375.)
Data Included When Submitting a Question to Us
When you submit a question to our Help Desk
you will receive a confirmation of the question, including the original question text, to the email address supplied. We will make every effort to answer your question and will respond to the email address provided. When you submit a question to us you should provide only data relevant to your question. This may include your Medicare plan name, medication, location (city, state or ZIP), and/or other data that would be necessary to answer your question. (We do not need your birth date (unless you have a question about enrollment periods), your Medicare number, your MBI, or your Social Security number. Remember, we are not Medicare and we cannot access any of your personal information.) We usually only need basic Medicare plan information only to answer your question. If you do not provide specific data about where you live, then we will randomly choose a location (usually Saint Johns County, Florida) and provide instructions how you can learn more about your coverage in your particular area. If we cannot find your referenced medication, we will try to find an alternate spelling or use an example medication (however, we are not pharmacists). Please note that we find that many people have similar questions during certain times of year and so we may write a Frequently Asked Question, Blog, or Newsletter article about the topic of a particularly important question. However, should we write about a question you may have submitted, your personal data will be removed. To ensure anonymity, when necessary, we will change the facts of the question before publication.
A Few Words About Google Advertising
Often our sites offer Google Advertising to users. These ads are chosen by Google based on the content of our web pages and advertisers can specify to place their Google ads on our site. Google controls the algorithm that selects the ads. In the past, these ads where chosen based on ad targeted keywords matching words within the page content. The assumption being that ads with the same target keywords would be of interest to the reader.
Google, in an effort to improve the user experience, chose to alter this algorithm. Google will not only supply ads based on target keywords, but also based on the interests of the person reading the page. Google states, "Interest-based advertising will allow advertisers to show ads based on a user's previous interactions with them, such as visits to advertiser website and also to reach users based on their interests (e.g. "sports enthusiast"). To develop interest categories, we [Google] will recognize the types of web pages users visit throughout the Google content network. As an example, if they visit a number of sports pages, we will add them to the "sports enthusiast" interest category."
Read more about how Google manages data in its ads products
What does this mean to the people like you?
We, and Google, hope that you will see advertisements on our Q1Medicare.com pages that you find interesting and relevant.
How will Google do this?
Can I Opt-out of interest-based ads?
. This means that Google will NOT store the cookie on your machine and will not create interest categories for you.
Can I control my interests?
Yes, you can create and manage your Google interest profile online by altering your http://www.google.com/ads/preferences
. You can also opt-in or opt-out on the ad preferences page.