Effective January 1, 2023

This notice describes how personal information collected on our platform may be used and disclosed as well as your rights regarding this information.



This privacy statement applies to the commerce platforms operated by YouDecide.com, Inc. ("YouDecide", "We", "Our", "Us") and the information we collect. Even if you never purchase any products or services offered on the YouDecide platform, we may still have some information about you. Information may have been provided to us from your employer or member group that identifies you as an eligible participant. This privacy policy applies to that information as well.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to any websites owned or operated by our provider partners (merchants and insurance carriers) or the information they may collect when you interact with them. We encourage you to access each provider partner's Privacy Policy posted on their site for that information.

Notice Regarding Children

All registrants on the YouDecide platform must be 18 years of age or older. Children under 18 may not register or use the YouDecide platform to purchase products or services. If you believe that we may have collected information from someone under 18, please contact YouDecide.

Notice Regarding "Do Not Sell My Information"

YouDecide never sells the personal information of its platform participants, eligible members, or clients. Because of this, we do not have a “Do Not Sell My Personal Information” link on our platform.

Your Rights – Your Choices

This Privacy Policy explains the rights and choices you have when using the YouDecide platform. You have the right to:

You have some choices in the way that we use and share information, including the right to:

Are You an Employee of a Client Working with YouDecide?

Most users gain access to the YouDecide platform through their employer or member group. In these cases, YouDecide has an agreement with your employer or member group (“our client”) to offer you products and services via our platform on their behalf. YouDecide is obligated to process the personal information we are provided by our client (“eligibility information”) in accordance with our client agreement. In such circumstances, the employer/group is ultimately responsible for determining how your personal information will be handled as well as which providers appear on the platform. Thus, you may need to contact your employer or member group rather than YouDecide to exercise the right to:

If you are not certain whether we are acting on behalf of your employer/group in your situation, please contact YouDecide.

Be aware that even if you do not register or purchase anything on the YouDecide platform, YouDecide retains your eligibility information for as long as you are in the eligible group. Your eligibility information may contain personal identifying information. To omit your eligibility information from being given to YouDecide, please contact your employer/group.

Important Privacy Tips

Ways to Contact YouDecide

For any questions about this privacy notice or to exercise your rights concerning your information, contact YouDecide via one of these methods:

Collecting, Using, and Sharing Your Information

YouDecide does not receive financial incentives for collecting your information. YouDecide receives a commission for the sale of insurance policies, just as any insurance agent would. YouDecide may receive fees from merchants to be placed on our platform and a fee for featuring a provider in our marketing newsletter.

A Note About Intermediaries

Employers, member groups, and providers on our platform may engage intermediaries to assist in their platform activities. For example, if your employer uses a payroll processing company and offers payment for insurance premiums via payroll deduction, your employer may direct YouDecide to interact with that payroll processing company on their behalf. In the descriptions below of information exchanges with your employer/group or with a provider, the terms “employer/group” and “provider” are inclusive of any intermediaries they may direct us to interact with on their behalf. If you have questions about who these intermediaries are, please contact your employer/group or YouDecide.

Types of Information We Collect & Why

Information Sent to Us

Information You Provide to Us

While interacting with the platform, you may provide us with information. Here are some examples

Our Provider Partners

We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the Terms of Use and Privacy Policies of the provider partners with whom you interact. YouDecide does not have access to information you provide to them.

Information We Collect via Automated Technologies

Cookies & Tracking Information

Cookies and other tracking technologies may be used by YouDecide to analyze trends, administer the website, track users' movements around the website, and gather information about our user base as a whole. We gather some information automatically and store it in log files. This information may include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and/or other data to help provide usage statistics.

Here is how we use the cookies and elements we store about your platform session:

Usage statistics are aggregated (non-personally identifiable) and are provided in reports to our clients and provider partners. We do NOT use cookie and tracking information to provide you with targeted ads or to do behavioral profiling for marketing purposes. You can control the use of optional cookies via the “Manage Cookies” option on the platform. If you choose to disable all cookies from within your browser, the YouDecide platform will not work. If you set your browser to “Do Not Track,” this will not affect the use and function of the YouDecide platform, as YouDecide does not respond to “Do Not Track” signals.

Our Provider Partners

Our provider partners may employ their own cookies and/or tracking technologies. If you click on a link to a provider partner's website, you become subject to that provider's cookie policies. Refer to the provider's Cookie Policy and/or Privacy Policy on the provider's website for further information.

How We Share or Disclose Your Information

YouDecide does not sell your information and does not share your information with any external entities who are not involved in providing services on our platform. We have agreements with our platform providers that oblige them not to sell or share your information outside of the terms of that agreement, and to provide safeguards to ensure your data is protected from unauthorized disclosure.

he use of the information we collect is limited to providing the services for which your employer or group has engaged us to provide, and the goods and/or services you requested. We use the information we collect to:

YouDecide is legally required to share your information under these circumstances without your permission

How Our Provider Partners Use Your Information

Each provider partner participating on our platform collects information based on the services or products they offer and according to their operating policies and underwriting guidelines. In some cases, such as when providing a quote for services, YouDecide may collect information from you on their behalf, securely transmit the information to the provider partner electronically, then transmit information back to you. In other cases, we provide a link to the provider's website so that you can complete the quoting or sign-up process there (external to YouDecide).

Our provider partners will not use information collected by YouDecide to telemarket their services to you, nor will they place you on a mailing list. If you interact with or purchase products or services from a provider partner, you become part of their customer base and they will handle your information and communications in accordance with their company's operational and privacy policies. This is outside of YouDecide's control. We encourage you to obtain and read the privacy policies of each of the provider partners with whom you do business.

Information Shared with Third-party Data Services Partners

YouDecide enlists the services of third-party business partners to assist us in carrying out our mission. Among these are cloud hosting, data analytics, marketing services, VoIP services, and data security consultants. We have signed agreements with each of these entities and they are required to maintain confidentiality and security of the data they handle. Each is also required to implement physical, technical, and administrative safeguards to protect any personally identifiable data and to alert YouDecide of any security incidents or data breaches involving your data.

Information We Collect and Share and Why

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and other state regulations may require us to disclose:

This information can be found in the charts below. Depending on your employer/group's implementation and your use of the YouDecide platform, not all categories of information may apply to you, and not all examples of each category may be collected.

Personal Information Collected & Purpose
Category Examples Business Purpose
Personal identifiers First and last name, postal address, email address, date of birth, Social Security Number, employee ID, phone number To identify and communicate with you, to process payroll deductions, to enroll you in voluntary benefits
Personal information Personal identifiers (as described above), gender, marital status, occupation, education level, tobacco usage, policy number, product cost/premium, payment history, employment- related information, driving history/training, financial information, credit information, family member information (dependents for coverage) To facilitate price quoting and enrollment for voluntary benefits
Payroll processing information Personal identifiers (as described above), product/service pricing, payroll deduction amount To facilitate payroll deduction as a means of payment (if applicable) for purchases you make; To facilitate remittances to providers.
Platform activity Interactions with the platform (webpages you visit), browser type, cookies and cookie settings, device identifier, opt in/out status, login credentials To identify your session and know how to interact with your device, to adhere to your choices, to assess website usage
Audio/email Voice recordings of your interactions with our call center, contents of emails and online requests you send to us To respond to your requests/concerns and carry out your wishes. Calls are recorded for quality and training purposes.
Sensitive personal information Social security number, login credentials, communications with YouDecide advisors (written/verbal). These are used as described in the various categories above.

Sources We Get Personal Information From
Sources Categories of Information
You You provide personal identifiers and/or personal information during the course of using the platform, obtaining a quote, purchasing products/services. Audio from your calls to the call center are recorded for quality & training purposes.
Your employer/group Your employer/group may send us an eligibility file containing personal identifiers and personal information. Your employer may send us payroll information for linking up the payment of premiums via payroll deduction (if applicable).
Provider partners Providers send us product/service pricing needed for payroll processing information when you enroll or purchase insurance or other products/services via payroll deduction (if applicable)
Automated on the platform Platform activity information is gathered by software on the platform.
An authorized representative Your authorized representative may exercise your privacy rights on your behalf.

Entities We Share Your Personal Information With
Entities Examples
Our data services and integration partners YouDecide uses third-parties for the distribution of our marketing newsletter, compilation of platform activity for reporting, and a VoIP service. Some personal identifiers and platform activity may be shared with these entities.
Platform providers Some platform providers require YouDecide to share your eligibility information (including some personal identifiers) with them so that they may provide services to you. If you request an insurance quote or purchase an insurance product/service, YouDecide will share your needed personal identifiers and personal information with them. If applicable, YouDecide shares payment information for insurance premiums with the respective provider (to be used in payroll processing).
Your employer/member group YouDecide shares payroll deduction information with your employer for products/services you purchased (if applicable).

Additionally, we may use the information we collect to comply with regulations and other legal obligations, to assist in an investigation, to protect your rights and the rights of others, to enforce our terms of use, and to detect and prevent suspected fraud, illegal activities, or threats to our network.

Exercising Your Rights & Choices

This section explains how you can exercise your data rights. YouDecide will not discriminate or retaliate against you for exercising your rights. Many of these are the rights granted to California residents under the CCPA. The particular rights in your state may vary from this slightly, and if so, we'll tell you.

How to correct any incorrect information

Access information we have about you and who we shared it with

How to limit sharing of your information

How to delete your information

Effect of deleting your information

How to update marketing communication preferences

You can opt-in or opt-out of receiving marketing communications from YouDecide. These marketing communications contain special offerings from our provider partners. The opt-out (or opt-in) will take effect within 10 days of your designation. You can control your subscription preferences using any of the following methods:

Having an authorized person act on your behalf

How you can receive a copy of this privacy notice

How to file a complaint if you feel your rights have been violated

We will not retaliate against you for filing a complaint.

For issues with provider partners and any product or service provided by a participating provider on our platform, including issues of billing or termination of coverage, please contact the provider directly.

For other consumer complaints, use the applicable links below:

Our Responsibilities

Your Privacy is Important to Us

We value your privacy and guard your personal information as if it were our own. We have an ethical responsibility to protect it, not just a legal responsibility. We protect information provided to us via the YouDecide website in the same way we protect information provided to us over the phone or any other way (e.g., fax, email, etc.).

Our responsibilities include the following:

Our Data Security & Privacy Measures

YouDecide uses state-of-the-art tools and methods, including encryption, to protect your information at all times - when collected, stored, transmitted, or displayed. While no security mechanism can be 100% guaranteed, we provide a secure platform utilizing SSL protocols that encrypts your data over the Internet. All transmissions containing personal information – such as to/from your employer/group and to/from our provider partners – are encrypted. Within YouDecide's network, firewalls and authentication rules limit access to your personal information to only authorized YouDecide workers. Our staff is trained on privacy and security safeguards and understands the consequences if these are violated. All system interactions are monitored, logged, and reviewed, and we have automated alerts to warn us of unusual activity. Independent security firms perform penetration tests to verify our safeguards are working appropriately to protect our network and your data. These are just a few of the many examples of the security measures we take.

Accessibility Compliance

YouDecide strives to make its platforms compliant with current website accessibility standards, including the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 and Section 508, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you encounter difficulty using our platform, please contact YouDecide to let us know.

International Data Processing

All of YouDecide's data is stored and processed within the confines of the United States of America (USA). If you access your YouDecide account from outside the USA, be aware that the country in which you are located may have different data protection laws. If you are in the EU or UK, YouDecide relies on the safeguards set forth in Articles 46 and 49 of the GDPR to transfer your data across international borders. YouDecide does not target or market to audiences in the EU or UK.

How Long We Keep Your Information

We retain your data for as long as it is needed for processing your requests, complying with our client and provider agreements, and for our own internal legal or financial requirements. We will retain your data as long as you remain eligible to help answer questions. However, the following are examples of data that are deleted or de-identified sooner.

What happens if your employer/group ceases being a YouDecide client?

Notifying You of Updates

Changes to this Privacy Policy

If we make substantive changes to our privacy practices, we are required to notify you. Notification will be made via the platform and via email. The changes will apply to all information we have about you. Check the effective date at the top of this notice to verify you are reading the most current version.

Notification of Data Breach

We have a responsibility to notify you if your personal information was involved in an inappropriate disclosure (disclosure to an unauthorized person) or was involved in a data breach.

Mergers & Acquisitions

If YouDecide is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified of any change in ownership, uses of your personal information, and choices you may have regarding your personal information.

Have You Read Our Terms of Use?

Use of YouDecide's platform and any associated software, products, and services is provided "as is." While we make every effort to block malware and avoid inaccuracies, YouDecide and our provider partners are not liable for any damage that may arise from the use of our platform. YouDecide is not responsible for the content provided by our participating provider partners on our platform. YouDecide may terminate your account if you violate our Terms of Use. YouDecide has the right to monitor all transactions on our platform. These are not all of the terms and we encourage you to read our Terms of Use notice posted on the platform for further details.


If you have questions about anything in this Privacy Policy or our Terms of Use, please contact YouDecide via one of the methods described here.

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