Privacy Policy

Seattle Specialty Insurance Services, Inc. has developed this privacy policy ("Privacy Policy") to help you understand how this Website collects, uses, and discloses personally identifiable information gathered from and about you during your visit ("Personal Information"). The privacy of your personal information is important to us. Title V of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act ("GLBA") is a United States law that generally prohibits any financial institution, directly or through its affiliates, from sharing nonpublic personal information about consumers or customers with a nonaffiliated third party unless the institution provides the appropriate consumer or customer with a notice of its privacy policies and practices, such as the type of information that it collects from consumers and customers and the categories of persons or entities to whom the information may be disclosed. In compliance with the GLBA and state laws relating to privacy in the industry, and in order to notify our clients of our privacy practices, we are providing you with this document to inform you of our privacy policies and practices.

By using any portion of this Website you acknowledge that you have read and understand this Privacy Policy and that you consent to the Personal Information collection, use, and disclosure practices explained below. You further consent that you have read, understand and agree to the terms and conditions set forth in this Website's Internet Service Agreement.

Personal Information Collection
This Website collects Personal Information through:

  • Information we receive on applications or other forms when providing insurance services
  • Information we receive while processing and verifying the information provided to us
  • Information we receive from affiliates, insurers, other intermediaries, and others
  • Information we receive from consumer reporting agencies
  • Information available from external sources (i.e. publicly available records)

Personal Information Use and Disclosure
We may use the Personal Information referenced above to complete requested transactions, provide requested products and services, inform you about additional Seattle Specialty products and services that may be of interest to you, and perform related functions. We may also disclose such Personal Information to affiliates and nonaffiliated third parties as described below.

Personal Information about Health or Medical Conditions
We do not disclose any nonpublic personal information to any third parties, except as stated in this policy and as otherwise permitted by law.

Necessary Disclosures of Personal Information
We may disclose Personal Information to affiliated and nonaffiliated third parties: (1) as necessary to process or service requested or authorized transactions, such as to secure quotations for insurance, obtain insurance coverage, or report or process claims, and/or (2) that perform services on our behalf or to other institutions, including insurance companies or banks with whom Seattle Specialty has joint marketing arrangements. In addition, we may disclose Personal Information as otherwise permitted or required by law, including in connection with any sale of all or a part of our business or company, or pursuant to a subpoena or other request by government officials. The GLBA and this notice do not affect any rights an individual Client may have under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Seattle Specialty may also share Personal Information in other circumstances as described below.

Our practices regarding information confidentiality and security
We restrict access to nonpublic personal information about Clients to those employees of our affiliates and ours who need to know that information in order to provide products or services to our Clients. We have physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards in place to guard all nonpublic personal information we maintain regarding Clients.

Former customers
We treat Personal Information about former customers in accordance with the policies described in this Privacy Policy regarding current customers.

Use of Cookies
Cookies are pieces of information that our web server assigns to you when you visit our website. Cookies are used in a few areas of our site only for maintaining information between pages. They are not used for collecting, storing or tracking personal information from our customers. These cookies eliminate the need for redundant entry by simply carrying forward information that you submitted on one screen to the next. These cookies do not gather any other personal information from you or your computer. You have a choice whether to accept the cookie or not, however, if you reject the cookie or if cookies are disabled on your web browser, some parts of the website will not function properly.

Blocking Cookies
If you do not wish to allow this Web site to use cookies, you may configure your browser to block them. Please understand that blocking cookies will reduce or disable the functions and services this Web site makes available to you. Please refer to your browser software for instructions on blocking cookies.

Linking to Other Sites
This Website may contain links to other sites on the World Wide Web. When you access a link that takes you to an unaffiliated website, a "Pop-up" screen may appear indicating that you are leaving the Website. Protection of your privacy from that point forward will be governed by the privacy policy of that site, and Seattle Specialty cannot be held responsible for the privacy practices used by the other web sites. Please take the time to read the privacy policy at those sites. Links to outside sites does not constitute or imply endorsement by us of the linked site or any material displayed on those sites.

Internet Protocol ("IP") addresses.
IP addresses are unique numeric identifiers assigned to your computer each time you access the Internet. IP addresses contain no personally identifiable information and usually change each time you access the Internet. This Website uses IP addresses to track visitors as they navigate through the Website. This tracking allows us to diagnose problem on the Website, track usage patterns and volume, and otherwise to administer and improve the Website.

Children Under Age 13
This Website is not directed to children under the age of 13 and we will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under age 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do not use this Website.

Changes to this Policy
Seattle Specialty Insurance Services, Inc. reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time and in its sole discretion. If this Privacy Policy changes, the revised policy will be posted at the "Privacy Policy" link on this Website's homepage. In addition, this Website will post the date of the latest material changes to this Privacy Policy on the homepage. If the date displayed is later in time than your last visit, you must re-read this Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this Website after the date of the last revision indicates your acceptance of the changes.

This Privacy Policy was last revised on March 6, 2008. Please use our Contact Us page If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy.

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