Privacy Statement for the MBHP Website
The Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership (MBHP) website (www.masspartnership.com)
may be used to help MBHP Members learn more about getting help with life issues
that are often sensitive, emotional, and private. It also may be used by MBHP network
providers to assist them in providing care and services to our Members. This Privacy
Statement describes MBHP privacy and security policies for this website only; if
you are interested in our Privacy Practices and Protected Health Information, please
see "Your Privacy" tab under "For Members" on our website.
Your Acceptance of These Terms
By using this website, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Statement. If you
do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Statement, please do not use the MBHP
website and exit the website immediately. Your use of the MBHP website following
the posting of any changes to these terms will mean that you accept those changes.
Your IP Address
For each visitor to the MBHP website, MBHP servers automatically collect information
about which pages are visited and the IP address or domain name (e.g., www.masspartnership.com)
of visitors. We use your IP address to help understand any problems with our server
and to administer our website. Your IP address may be used to help identify unique
visitors to the website by identifying your computer and other general demographic
information e.g. approximate location. Your IP address itself does not contain any
Personally Identifiable Information (information that could be used to tell us who
MBHP may place a "cookie" on the browser of your computer. Cookies are pieces of
information that a website transfers to your computer's hard disk for record-keeping
websites use them to provide useful features to their customers. The cookie itself
does not contain any Personally Identifiable Information (information that could
be used to tell us who you are), but may be used to tell when your computer has
contacted the MBHP website.
Personally Identifiable Information We Collect
MBHP collects Personally Identifiable Information (information that could be used
to tell us who you are) given to us through the MBHP website from MBHP network providers
and Members such as name, address, email or other identifying information. We use
the information given to us on our website from our Members to respond to any requests
our Members make for newsletters and other health materials via our online order
forms. We use information that is given to us on our website by MBHP network providers
for operational purposes. Members who do not want their Personally Identifiable
Information collected from them via our website may do so by requesting health materials
by phone. Members may contact us toll-free to make these requests at (800) 495-0086
or TTY/TDD: 1-877-509-6981.
Disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information
MBHP is the sole owner of any information collected on the MBHP website. We will
not sell, share, rent, lease, trade, or otherwise provide this information to independent
third parties in ways different from what is disclosed in this Privacy Statement.
We may share a de-identified summary (information that does not allow you to be
identified or contacted) of demographic and profile information about visitors to
the MBHP website with state agencies, MassHealth and other clients of MBHP. For
example, MBHP may provide information to MassHealth and other clients of MBHP about
how many people use our website and what features of the website they use. The summary
information we share is not linked to any Personally Identifiable Information.
may disclose Personally Identifiable Information (information that could be used
to tell us who you are) to any person performing audit, legal, operational or other
services for us. MBHP may disclose Personally Identifiable Information to third
parties in special cases (i) to comply with valid legal requirements, such as a
law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena, or court order; or (ii) when MBHP has
reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact
or bring legal action against someone who, intentionally or unintentionally, may
be causing injury or harm to MBHP users or other persons or violating the Terms
and Conditions of this website.
In the event that MBHP, or any part of MBHP, is
merged with or is acquired by another entity, that entity may then be responsible
for the rights and obligations of the Personally Identifiable Information provided
to MBHP. By using the MBHP website, you consent to the use of the Personally Identifiable
Information you have provided by such an entity assuming control of MBHP's operations.
Although the MBHP website contains links to other websites (linked sites), this
Privacy Statement applies only to the MBHP website. MBHP is not responsible for
the privacy statements or the content of linked sites. MBHP does not disclose unique
identifiers to the linked sites. The linked sites, however, may collect personal
information from the users of their site. Linked sites are not under MBHP's control.
To be sure that your privacy is protected, always review the privacy statements
of any linked sites.
Our Partner Sites
Some of the services accessible to you from the MBHP website are actually performed
by our partners. You can tell whether you are on the MBHP website or a partner website
by checking the Internet address (URL) in your browser window. When you are on our
This website has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse,
and alteration of the information under our control.
Your Role in Protecting Your Privacy
If you access our website through Internet access system maintained by your employer,
please note that it is possible that your employer may monitor your Internet use.
MBHP network providers are required to ensure adequate security protections on the
computers they use to access our applications.
Notification of Changes
This Privacy Statement may be revised over time as new features are added to the
website or as Internet security and privacy standards evolve. We will post those
changes to this statement so that you will always know what information we gather,
how we might use that information, and whether we will disclose it to anyone. We
recommend that you read this Privacy Statement each time you use the MBHP website.
If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement and the practices of the
MBHP website, you can contact us at: