The Foundation for Medical Care of Kern and Santa Barbara Counties doing business as HealthEdge Administrators (FMC / HealthEdge) is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the FMC / HealthEdge website and governs data collection and usage. By using the FMC / HealthEdge, website you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

FMC / HealthEdge collects personally identifiable information, such as your email address, name, home or work address or telephone number. FMC / HealthEdge also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by FMC / HealthEdge. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by FMC / HealthEdge for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the FMC / HealthEdge website.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through FMC / HealthEdge public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: FMC / HealthEdge does not read any of your private online communications.

FMC / HealthEdge encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from FMC / HealthEdge so that you can understand how those Websites collect, use and share your information. FMC / HealthEdge is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Websites outside of the FMC / HealthEdge website.

Use of your Personal Information

FMC / HealthEdge does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. FMC / HealthEdge 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 (e-mail, name, address,

telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, FMC / HealthEdge may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical

analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange or deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal

information except to provide these services to FMC / HealthEdge, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.


FMC / HealthEdge does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.


FMC / HealthEdge keeps track of the Website sites and pages our customers visit within FMC / HealthEdge, in order to determine what FMC / HealthEdge services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within FMC / HealthEdge to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.


FMC / HealthEdge Website sites 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 FMC / HealthEdge or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of FMC / HealthEdge; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of FMC / HealthEdge, or the public.


Use of Cookies


The FMC / HealthEdge Website site use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by

a Website 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 website 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 Website server

that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize FMC / HealthEdge pages, or register with FMC / HealthEdge site or services, a

cookie helps FMC / HealthEdge 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 FMC / HealthEdge Website site, the information you previously provided

can be retrieved, so you can easily use the FMC / HealthEdge features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Website 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 FMC / HealthEdge services or Website sites you visit.


Security of your Personal Information


FMC / HealthEdge secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. FMC / HealthEdge secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Website sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket layer (SSL) protocol.


Changes to this Statement


FMC / HealthEdge will occasionally update this Statement of privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. FMC / HealthEdge encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how FMC / HealthEdge is protecting your information.


Contact Information


FMC / HealthEdge welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that FMC / HealthEdge has not adhered to this Statement, please contact FMC / HealthEdge at We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the