Last Updated: December 29, 2021
1. Information Collection.
We collect information from you in several ways, including when you choose to share information with us by entering it through our Web Services and by using automated processes. We also collect information about your transactions with us, such as any information you submit to us through our Web Services.
(a) Information You Provide.
We may ask you and you may choose to provide certain “Personal Information” to us, which is information that identifies you personally, such as your first and last name, e-mail address, payment information including, mailing and billing addresses, property information, real estate ownership information, other financial information, government identification numbers, policy number, job title, employment information, and telephone number. If you submit a claim online, you may also provide a description of the claim that may include health and medical information, and other personal information included in your description. If you choose to submit a claim online, we may require you to provide additional information, such as information about your insurance policy, including the policy number, and information about the harm suffered and the circumstances, causes, reasons, and events that led you to make an insurance claim. We also collect information from you in connection with providing you instant quotes, such as your contact information, information about your company, your email address, and information about the property for which you are seeking coverage. Information you submit may also include posts, comments, photos, messages, feedback, and other content you generate. We may collect this information in a variety of places, including claim submission forms, and through our Web Services in its various forms including any applications.
(b) Information About Third Parties.
By submitting Personal Information about any third party, you represent and warrant to AIU that you have the consent of the third party to do so, and that the information you submit is factually accurate.
(c) Automated Information Collection.
In addition to any information that you choose to submit to us via our Web Services, we and our third-party service providers may use a variety of technologies that automatically (or passively) store or collect certain information whenever you visit or interact with our Web Services (“Usage Information”). This Usage Information may be stored or accessed using a variety of technologies that may be downloaded to your Device whenever you visit or interact with our Web Services. To the extent we associate Usage Information with your Personal Information we collect directly from you through our Web Services, we will treat it as Personal Information.
This Usage Information may include:
- your IP address, UDID or other unique identifier (“Device Identifier”). A Device Identifier is a number that is automatically assigned to your Device used to access our Web Services, and our computers identify your Device by its Device Identifier;
- your Device functionality (including browser, operating system, hardware, mobile network information);
- the URL that referred you to our Web Services;
- the areas within our Web Services that you visit and your activities there, including remembering you and your preferences;
- your Device location;
- your Device characteristics; and
- certain other Device data, including the time of day, among other information.
Tracking Technologies. We may use various methods and technologies to store or collect Usage Information (“Tracking Technologies”). Tracking Technologies may set, change, alter or modify settings or configurations on your Device. A few of the Tracking Technologies include, without limitation, the following (and subsequent technology and methods later developed):
- Cookies. A cookie is a data file placed on a Device when it is used to visit our website. HTML5 cookies can be programmed through HTML5 local storage.
- Web Beacons. Small graphic images or other web programming code called web beacons (also known as “1×1 GIFs” or “clear GIFs”) may be included in our Web Services’ pages and messages. Web beacons may be invisible to you, but any electronic image or other web programming code inserted into a page or e-mail can act as a web beacon. Web beacons or similar technologies may be used for a number of purposes, including, without limitation, to count visitors to our Web Services, to monitor how users navigate our Web Services, to count how many e-mails that were sent were actually opened or to count how many particular articles or links were actually viewed.
- Embedded Scripts. An embedded script is programming code that is designed to collect information about your interactions with our Web Services, such as the links you click on. The code is temporarily downloaded onto your Device from our web server or a third-party service provider, is active only while you are connected to our Web Services and is deactivated or deleted thereafter.
- Browser Fingerprinting. Collection and analysis of information from your Device, such as, without limitation, your operating system, plug-ins, system fonts and other data, for purposes of identification.
- ETag, or Entity Tag. A feature of the cache in browsers. It is an opaque identifier assigned by a web server to a specific version of a resource found at a URL. If the resource content at that URL ever changes, a new and different ETag is assigned. Used in this manner ETags are a form of Device Identifier. ETag tracking may generate unique tracking values even where the consumer blocks HTTP, and/or HTML5 cookies.
- Recognition Technologies. Technologies, including application of statistical probability to data sets, which attempt to recognize or make assumptions about users and devices (e.g., that a user of multiple devices in the same user).
- Tracking Technologies Usage. We may use Tracking Technologies for a variety of purposes, including:
- Targeting-Related. We may use Tracking Technologies to deliver content relevant to your interests on our Web Services and third-party sites based on how you interact with our content. This includes using Tracking Technologies to understand the usefulness to you of the content that has been delivered to you.
2. Use of Collected Information.
3. Information Sharing.
(a) Co-Branded Areas.
We may provide certain parts of our Web Services in association with third parties, such as promotional partners or affiliates. These “co-branded areas” will identify the third party. If you choose to use these co-branded areas, we may share your information with the identified third party, and that third party may also collect information from you, in addition to the information that we collect, as described above. You should review the privacy policies of those identified third parties to understand how they collect and use information.
(b) Links to Third-Party Web sites.
Our Web Services may include links to third-party websites or other online services. We are not responsible for these other sites and services, and they may collect and use information about you. You should review the privacy policies for such third parties before using their sites or services to understand how they collect and use information.
(c) Third-Party Tracking and Do Not Track.
(d) Analytic Services and Targeted Ads
We use third-party analytics services, like Google Analytics, to collect, monitor and analyze data we collect through our Web Services to better understand how our Web Services is used and to improve its functionality. These services may track details about your online activities over time and across different websites. These services may also allow us and others to provide you with targeted advertisements or other content that you may be interested in based on your online activities.
The Google Analytics service tracks and reports website traffic and provides us insight into behavior information relating to visitor age, gender and interests. Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting give us insight into behavior to help us understand browsing behavior and give you a better experience when you visit our website. You can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads using the Ads Settings.
These third-party services have their own privacy policies addressing how they use such information. We recommend you review their privacy policies. If you want to prevent your data from being used by Google Analytics, you may wish to take advantage of Google Analytics’ currently available opt-outs for the web.
If you would like to learn more about targeted ads that may be based on your online activities, and the choices that you may exercise for certain sites and advertisers, you may wish to visit the Network Advertising Initiative or the Digital Advertising Alliance.
4. Information Protection. We use commercially reasonable and industry standard security technologies and safeguards to protect the information that we collect and use. All emails are scanned for malware, phishing, spam, and other threats. Email access is protected by Office 365 authentication and MFA. We also expect our service providers to protect information in the same manner. However, no data transmission over the Internet, mobile networks, wireless transmission or electronic storage of information can be guaranteed 100% secure. Please note that we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us.
5. Changing Information and Communication Preferences.
You are responsible for maintaining the accuracy of the information you submit to us, such as your contact information provided as part of requests you make for a quote or otherwise.
You can always contact us in order to request that we (i) remove the personal information that you have provided to us from our systems, (ii) update the personal information that you have provided to us, and (iii) change your preferences with respect to our use of your personal information by e-mailing us at [email protected]. If so, we will make good faith efforts to make requested changes in our then active databases as soon as reasonably practicable (but we may retain prior information as business records). Please note that it is not always possible to completely remove or delete all of your information from our databases and that residual data may remain on backup media or for other reasons
6. Users Outside of the United States.
7. Children’s Privacy.
Our sites and applications are intended for general audiences, and we do not knowingly seek or collect personal information from children under the age of eighteen (18). In accordance with the Child Online Privacy Protection Act, in the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age thirteen (13) without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any personal information from or about a minor, please contact us at [email protected]
8. Your California Privacy Rights
Residents of California may, under §1798.83, known as the “Shine The Light” law, request and obtain from us, once a year and free of charge, information about categories of personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared personal information in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request clearly in writing to us using the contact information provided below.
9. Contact Us.
Amalgamated Insurance Underwriters
One Paragon Drive
Montvale, NJ 07645