We protect information provided to us on this Web site in the same way as we protect information provided to us over the telephone or any other way.
WHAT INFORMATION WE COLLECT
You are free to browse our Site without providing any information about yourself to us and without providing any information about yourself to us and without registering. In order to use our products and services, however, you must register and provide certain personally identifiable information (“Personally Identifiable Information”). Registration is free. Additional information is collected as it is needed to process your application for our products or services.
We require that you provide your first and last name (“account name”), address (i.e. street address, city, state, country and zip/postal code), telephone number, and email address in order to register on our Site.
We collect additional Personally Identifiable Information from you when you apply for a particular product or service. The information required may vary, but it generally includes specific information needed to process and evaluate your application, including your social security or other identification number, your date of birth, and information about your past job history, your rental history and your credit history. We also collect information about your transactions with us, our affiliates or others and information from third parties such as credit bureaus.
Cookies are small files that are stored by your web browser to help a particular system recognize you and the pages you visited in a web site. Our site uses “cookies” to make your online application more convenient. For example, we use a cookie to store your login information between sessions and to maintain information about the information that you’ve requested during your session. Additionally, we use data from cookies for a variety of internal purposes, such as studying how users navigate our Site. If your browser is set to reject cookies, you will not be able to make application from this Site.
Our “cookies” can in no way learn everything about you or what is on your computer’s hard drive. And our cookies are recognizable only by our systems – another web site or server will not pick up information stored there.
We do not knowingly allow children to submit applications for products or services through our Web site. If you are under 18, you may not use this Web site to purchase products or services.
HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
To Process, Evaluate and Maintain Applications
We collect your registration and application information in order to process, evaluate and maintain your applications for our products or services based on our Insurance Provider’s underwriting guidelines. Disclosure of your Personally Identifiable Information is not transmitted to our Insurance Provider unless you make an application either through this Site or via telephone or fax.
We save the information gathered from your registration and application to make future transactions more convenient for you. Saving the information allows us to pre-populate certain fields and make your next transaction faster and easier to complete. (Read further under “How We Protect Your Information” for details regarding the security of your saved information.)
How The Insurance Provider Uses Your Information
We share your Personally Identifiable Information with the Insurance Provider in order to complete your application transaction. The Insurance Provider processes your Personally Identifiable Information according to its particular underwriting guidelines and operating policies and transmits the results of your application to us. We then deliver those results to you. Our agreement with the Insurance Provider prohibits it from using your Personally Identifiable Information for any purposes other than processing, evaluating and accepting your application and issuing the insurance. For example, the Insurance Provider will not use Personally Identifiable Information collected by us to telemarket their services to you, and will not place you on their mailing list.
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SHARING YOUR INFORMATION
Sharing Personally Identifiable Information.
The Fair Credit Reporting Act permits us to share certain information about you with other companies with which we are affiliated or other subsidiaries. This information includes information from your application as well as information about our transactions with you. If you do not want us to share this information with affiliated companies, other than as permitted by law, you can opt-out by simply contacting us by using our “Contact us” page or by writing us at Insurent Agency Corporation, 122 East 42nd Street, Suite 3600, New York, NY 10168.
Sharing Non-Personally Identifiable Information.
We may share with third parties information, including how you use our Site, which is based on our experiential or other data which does not personally identify any of our users. We may share this non-personally identifiable information with our agents, outside vendors or third parties who perform functions on our behalf (such as providing marketing or customer assistance). Such statistics contain no personally identifying information.
Except as required by law or as described above, we do not share information with other parties, including government agencies. We will release customer information, including Personally Identifiable Information, if required or permitted to do so by law, to comply with legal processes served on us or in the good-faith belief that such action is required or appropriate to protect and defend the rights, property or safety of our company, our customers, or the public. This includes, but is not limited to, providing information required for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
A Secure Site and a Secure Data Environment
While no security system is 100% guaranteed, we utilize several state-of-the-art tools to protect your information. Strict security measures are employed whenever member or provider data is collected and transmitted. We have procedures limiting employee access to Personally Identifiable Information to those employees who have a business reason to know such information about you. We train our employees about the importance of confidentiality and maintaining the security of your information. It is also important for you to help protect against unauthorized access by signing off of our Site each time you finish using the Site and not sharing your password or PIN with others.
While we take reasonable measures to prevent the loss or misuse of the information that you provide to us, including but not limited to, your Personally Identifiable Information, due to factors beyond our control, we do not guarantee that your Personally Identifiable Information or any other information collected by us will be completely secure from misappropriation by hackers or other third parties or from other criminal activities.
Security Over the Internet
We utilize an Internet security technology known as a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol to help protect your information. The “s” in the “https” address of our Web pages, as well as the browser security notices displayed by Netscape and Internet Explorer, indicate that SSL is in use. We also employ 128-bit encryption, which means that your information is transmitted over the Internet as a meaningless string of characters. Even if your information were intercepted over the Internet, it would not be understood.
Security Audits and Standards
Although we cannot guarantee the security of any data that is transmitted over the Internet, we utilize comprehensive security measures to protect your information. To help achieve this objective, we routinely commission third-party security audits to make sure member information is safe. We have also enrolled with VeriSign, a company that sets strict standards for conducting secure communications and transactions over the Internet.
Once we have your information, we store it in a secure database behind a “firewall.” A firewall is simply a software and hardware product that limits access by outside computers. Only authorized personnel have access to this information.
Password (PIN) and Username Verification
An additional step to protect your information is the use of a unique username and password (or “PIN”) for each individual member. This helps prevent someone from entering the site, pretending to be you.
Should you ever forget your PIN, please notify us at the “Contact us” page.
Conditions of Use, Notices and Revisions
All personal information in our database will be subject to the new terms.
An “As Is” Web Site
Use of this Site, its software, products, and services is provided “as is.” Neither we nor the insurance provider nor any of our affiliates or subsidiaries cannot be held liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special, or consequential damage or other injury arising out of or in any way connected with the use of this Web site.
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