Welcome to the Qualified Entity Certification Program (QECP) for Medicare Data Portal ("Site").
This Site is primarily designed to provide information about the QECP and applications for becoming
a certified qualified entity for the purpose of obtaining Medicare claims data. We are committed to
protecting the right to privacy of visitors and account holders on the Site. The following privacy
of the Site. By accessing, viewing, or using this Site, you, the user, indicate that you understand
1. Personal Information. When you visit the Site and use it to communicate with us or to create
an application, we collect only the personally identifying information about you or your organization
that you provide to us voluntarily. Personal information can be anything that identifies you, your
organization, or your accounts. It may be volunteered in a form submitted through the Site or sent
to us via email.
We will not sell, license, or transmit that information outside the QECP and those affiliated
companies and agencies involved in administering or providing necessary contracted services, unless
we are required to do so by legal, judicial, or governmental proceedings, or unless we do so in
accordance with an express authorization you have given us. Once we have responded to your communication,
it may be discarded or archived, depending on the nature of the inquiry.
2. Cookies. Many websites use "persistent cookie" technology.
A persistent cookie is a small text file that this website places on your web browser so that it can gather
anonymous summary demographic information, and remember your browser when it is used to visit our Site again later.
These cookies uniquely identify a browser on a computer, but never a person. In other words, if the same person uses
Chrome and Internet Explorer, two unique browser coolies will be assigned, one for each browser, so that person well be
counted as two different visitors because visits are based on browsers, not computers or persons. Most Internet browsers
automatically accept persistent cookies. Although using persistent cookies creates a much better experience for you while
using the Site, most sites will also work without them.
If you don't want to accept cookies, you can edit your browser's options to stop accepting persistent cookies
or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. Instructions for disabling or opting out of cookies in the most
popular browsers are located at http://www.usa.gov/optout_instructions.shtml. Please note that by
opting out of cookies, you will disable cookies from all sources, not just from the QECP website.
3. Security Measures. QECP has implemented reasonable security measures to prevent the unauthorized
release of or access to personal information on the Site. Please note, however, that QECP is not
responsible for the security of information transmitted via the Internet and cannot guarantee the
confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to/from us via email.
4. Web Analytics. When a user visits the Site, information about that visit
may be collected. QECP automatically collects and temporarily stores the following information about a
- The name of the domain a user uses to access the Internet (for example, stanford.edu, if connecting from Stanford University's domain)
- The date and time of a user's visit,
- The pages a user visited, and
- The address of the website from which the user navigated.
QECP uses internal and third-party data analytics tools, such as Google Analytics, to collect and
aggregate this information to create reports and analyses, which are used to help make the Site more
useful to visitors and the QECP. These data sets and reports are available only to QECP personnel and
other designated staff who require this information to perform their duties. QECP retains the data
from these tools as long as needed to support its mission. No personally identifiable information is
included in this data. You can prevent your data from being collected and used by Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on.
5. Collection of Personal Data from Children. QECP will not knowingly collect information from
individuals under 18 years of age.
demonstrate QECP's ongoing application of data protection practices. To keep up with the rapidly
evolving Internet environment, QECP will from time to time review and revise these practices without
terms and conditions. Your continued use of the Site shall constitute your acceptance of such changes.
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