Thank you for visiting the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM) website. Please read the following information in its entirety since they represent a binding agreement between you and us.
Information Displayed on this Website
BCBSNM has made reasonable efforts to present accurate information on this website; however it is possible that information found on this website may be out-of-date.
Any medical and health-related information presented on this website is general in nature. BCBSNM does not furnish or render professional health care services or medical care. Therefore, the information presented on this website is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment, nor is it intended to provide you with a specific diagnosis or treatment for a specific ailment. The information is made available to you for educational and informational purposes and does not constitute the practice of medicine and/or as a substitute for consultation with your personal health care provider, nor does it constitute an offer to sell or promote any product or service to non-New Mexico residents.
When you are submitting or transferring data via this website, it is protected by Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology, the leading security protocol for data transfer on the Internet. Even though there are tremendous benefits to using this website, as with all electronic communications there are some risks which may include:
- Failure of hardware, software and/or Internet connections; we are not responsible for failures, distortions, delays, or other problems resulting from equipment configuration, connection, signal power, hardware, software or any equipment used to access the Internet.
- No guarantee that the confidentiality or security of electronic transmissions via the Internet can be assured due to potentially unsecure computers and links. This could result in your data becoming lost or intercepted during transmission. Please use good judgment before deciding to send information via the Internet.
For your convenience and use, the BCBSNM website offers you links to other websites and pages hosted by independent third parties. These links are provided solely as a resource to you and should not be construed as an endorsement by us of this third-party content, information, or services found within these website or pages.
We make no guarantee and disclaim any implied representations or warranties about the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, completeness, or appropriateness of these third-party websites, the information contained in them or the products or services they provide.
Your access and use of such websites, including the content, information or services on those sites, is solely at your own risk. Your use of those third-party websites may subject you to separate binding agreements and privacy statements. So, be sure to read each of those additional agreements and statements and have a working understanding of those terms.
You agree to not:
- Use any device or computer program in order to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper operation of this website (e.g., hacking, denial of service attacks), including any activity that precedes attempts to breach security such as scanning, probing, or other testing or vulnerability assessment activity, or engaging in or permitting any network or hosting activity that results in the blacklisting or other blockage of our IP space;
- Copy, reprint, modify, lease, distribute, assign, sell content, license, reverse engineer or create derivative works retrieved from this website or any of the third-party websites we may provide links to;
- Use this website in a manner that may adversely affect this website’s resources or its availability to others, or that violates U.S., local, state or federal law.
At Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM), a division of Health Care Service Corporation, a Mutual Legal Reserve Company, we know how important the security and privacy of data is to you. Therefore, please review the following statement which explains what data we collect, how we use the personal information you provide, and how we keep that information secure. “Personal information” refers to data that is unique to you such as name, birth date, email address and telephone number. If you encounter a screen or page that requests information you do not want to share with us, do not enter the information and do not proceed with that screen or page.
Information We Collect and How We Use it
In an effort to provide a positive website experience, provide health care programs and services that target our members’ needs, and report on user activity, we may collect electronic data about your use and access to this website. In addition, we may combine this information with other information we may have about you for data analytics and reporting required for BCBSNM to conduct its business, but only as permitted by law. The tools we use are listed below. Please be aware that none of these tools provide BCBSNM with the ability to read any data residing on your computer.
Cookies and tags are used on websites to gather information about how individuals use and navigate the website. Neither cookies nor tags can extract any personal information about you, nor can they read any data that resides on your personal computer or device. The data collected from these sources are used to recognize repeat users and track usage patterns. Specifically, we use “cookies,” which are small pieces of information sent by a web server and stored by a member’s web browser. Cookies allow the web server to maintain an active “session” with an individual user and track what users are accessing on the site.
The following are examples of how we use the information collected from these cookies and tags:
- Tracking resources and data accessed on the site
- Recording general site statistics and activity
- Troubleshooting website problems
- Tracking what tools users are accessing on the site
Use of Email
For purposes of this site, email can be used either as a mechanism to provide information you requested or as a way we can communicate with each other.
In some situations, you may have provided your email address to us in order for us to send you information about a service or resource that you requested. Unless you opt out of receiving these types of emails, we will continue to send you information. In addition, we may use third-party vendors to determine if you open and use any information that we share via email, as well as to solicit your feedback through online surveys. Responding to these surveys is always optional.
Email can also be used as a mechanism for you to ask questions and provide comments about our website or services. You are encouraged to provide this feedback. We do share these messages with individuals in the organization who can appropriately respond to the specific email. In addition, we may preserve the content of your email, your email address and our response.
It is important to use good judgment when sending information via the Internet to an email address. Email sent via the Internet may pass through private and public networks with varying levels of security. Some networks may have taken steps to secure email transmissions while others have not which could affect the privacy and integrity of the email.
Limitation of Liability
You agree that you use this website at your own risk. BCBSNM and its licensors have no liability for any damages (whether direct or indirect, special, incidental, consequential or punitive) incurred by you as a result of your use of this website or the information you receive from or submit to this website.
BCBSNM and its licensors shall have no liability whatsoever for failure of electronic or mechanical equipment or communication, telephone or other connection problems, computer viruses, unauthorized access or interception of data from this website, theft or errors.
Ownership and Copyright Protection
All right, title and interest in the content (including software, text and images) and other intellectual property (including trademarks, service marks and copyrights) on this website are solely and exclusively the property of BCBSNM or its licensors, and are protected by intellectual property laws. Blue Cross, Blue Shield and the Cross and Shield symbols are registered service marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans. You acknowledge that content available through the website, including, without limitation, content of third parties is protected by copyright, trademark, patent or other intellectual proprietary rights and laws.
If you have any questions or need more information, please contact us.