CHOICE Insurance, LLC. (hereinafter "CHOICE") takes the protection of online consumer privacy seriously. In addition to protecting consumers, we believe that greater protection of personal privacy on the Internet will increase consumer confidence and encourage consumer participation in online activities. Our intent is to give you as much control over your personal information as possible.
Information We Collect
We may request that you voluntarily supply us with personal information, including your name, address, e-mail address, phone numbers, occupation, business description, questions, comments, feedback, and other information that may not otherwise be publicly available for purposes such as providing quotes for insurance and life insurance, and other correspondence. If you choose to give us personal information via the Internet that we or our business partners need to correspond with you, it is our intent to let you know how we will use such information.
Use of Your Information
We will use information you voluntarily provide in our Quote Forms to contact you and to provide you with information about our insurance programs. We may also use your information to perform statistical analyses of aggregate user behavior. This allows us to measure relative consumer interest in the various types of content provided by our Web site for product development purposes. We may use information we collect to improve our Web site, to enhance users' experiences when visiting our site, to customize the advertising and content that you see, to provide the services required by an individual user, and to conduct research. We do not use personal identifying information for any reason that is not disclosed either in this Policy or at the time the information is requested. We never send e-mail to you unless you request a particular service, or consent to being contacted by e-mail. There are instances where you may have the opportunity to subscribe to an e-mail list that will send information about the site or our advertisers to your e-mail address, but this will be done only with your permission and consent.
While we welcome your comments and feedback regarding this Web site, we are under no obligation to respond to all pieces of correspondence received through this Web site, to maintain your submitted comments in confidence, or to pay compensation of any kind for your comments or submissions. All unsolicited comments, feedback, ideas, suggestions, and other submissions that are disclosed or submitted to us through this Web site shall become and remain the property of CHOICE. Any such submission by you is a declaration of the full release of all proprietary claims and/or intellectual property rights regarding your submission.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
CHOICE does not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with other people or nonaffiliated companies except to provide products or services you've requested, when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:
We provide the information to trusted partners who work on behalf of or with us under confidentiality agreements. These companies may use your personal information to communicate offers and other information with you. However, these companies do not have any independent right to rent, sell, or share your personal information.
We provide the information in response to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.
We believe it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of CHOICE Insurance's Terms and Conditions, or as otherwise required by law.
Compliance with COPPA
We recognize the particular importance of protecting the online privacy of children. Our Web site is not directed to children under the age of 13, and we do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. However, we are committed to protecting children's privacy on the Internet. If we discover that a child has provided our Web site with personally identifiable information, we will immediately delete the information about the child from our files.
Security of Information
We use our best efforts to ensure the security of personal information submitted by users. When we collect information from our users, it is stored in an area where the general public does not have access to it. However, we disclaim liability for all accidental breaches by third parties, and we are not liable for any errors in transmission.
CHOICE Insurance may update this policy at any time. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary e-mail address specified in your CHOICE Insurance account or by placing a prominent notice on our site.
These privacy policies are effective as of June 1, 2005. We reserve the right to change this policy at any time.