What information do we collect?When you visit our Web site you may provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis and Web site use information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our Web site.
Regarding personal information you choose to provide:Quote Information:
You will provide us information about yourself, your firm or company, and your practices when you complete a request for a quote from one of our agents. This information is no different from the information we would need if you were to call us or stop in and ask for a quote. The information is transmitted to us via a secure server, and all personal information provided will be held securely in accordance with our internal security policy and the law. We may also obtain third party consumer reports from the information you provide, for the sole purpose of insurance underwriting. These reports may include but are not limited to: consumer credit reports, Department of Motor Vehicle records, driving history and claim reports, etc.
If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses.
What is SSL and why do we use it?SSL, or Secure Socket Layer, is the most common type of encryption used on the internet today. It ensures that information transmitted between computers on the internet is secure. Our quote submission forms use the highest grade of encryption supported by your browser, the same level as you might use for online purchases or banking. We take information privacy and the ever growing threat of identity theft seriously. This ensures that personal information, such as your date of birth and social security number, cannot be intercepted or read by anyone else. The information is transmitted securely to us, and held in the strictest confidence. Just look for the padlock in your browser, on our quote pages or any page on any website where you are asked to submit personal information. Always remember to double click on the padlock to view the details of the certificate and compare them with the URL of the website you're on (the address bar at the top of your browser).
How Do We Use the Information That You Provide to Us?Broadly speaking, we use personal information for purposes of administering and expanding our business activities, providing customer service and making available other products and services to our customers and prospective customers. Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our Web site, new services and special offers we think you will find valuable. We reserve the right to use the information you provide us to obtain various consumer reports from third party reporting agencies. This information is obtained and used only for the purposes of insurance underwriting, and will be held in the strictest confidence.
Sharing Information with Third PartiesWe may enter into alliances, partnerships or other business arrangements with third parties who may be given access to personal information including your name, address, telephone number and other personal information as necessary to provide you an insurance quote or service your account with a company we represent. We will never share or sell your information to anyone with the exception of the insurance companies we do business with and only as required to provide you with the services you request.
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