Public Online Privacy Statement Insurance4Dallas Website: August 13, 2011
Who is Insurance4Dallas? The Thornton Insurance Agency, which uses Insurance4Dallas.com (I4D) as its URL, is an online source of health insurance for individuals, families and small businesses. Insurance4Dallas removes the intricacy out of selecting medical insurance by providing data in an objective, easy to read format, enabling the research, analysis, comparison and purchase of health and life insurance products that best meet consumers’ needs.
We will display a new date next to the Public Online Privacy Statement link on the Privacy Information page whenever this statement is updated or changed. We will also display a new date next to the Privacy Information link on the Insurance4Dallas home page whenever this statement or any of the privacy notices are updated or changed. You should check this statement periodically. When you choose to continue using our public* websites, you agree to the terms of the statement.
Your visit to our websites and any dispute over privacy is subject to this statement and our Legal Disclaimer/Conditions of Use including limitations of damages, application of the law of the State of Texas and exclusive jurisdiction of Texas.
If you have any questions or comments about this statement, please contact us by email at:
Do the sites that you link to have the same privacy practices? We can’t guarantee that links to sites we don’t own or control have the same privacy practices, so we can’t assume responsibility for them. Be sure to read those privacy policies once you leave our public websites.
What types of information do you collect online? We’ve designed our public website to capture two types of information: automatic tracking and individually identifiable personal information (“personal information”). The first allows us to see which topics interest you most; the second helps us service any accounts you may have with our businesses:
• Automatic tracking information is gathered by following your “footsteps” online. Most Web browsers automatically provide this information to the sites they visit and display. We do not collect any additional data from your computer, and we do not compare data provided by your browser with any other data we maintain. The routes you – and other visitors – choose helps us learn about the people who visit our sites. We use aggregate numbers to compile statistics, monitor trends and track site usage. We also use the information to make sure our technology is compatible with yours. We’re then better able to offer content, products and services that match your needs.
• Personal information can be anything you’ve provided through our public website that identifies you or your accounts. For example: Your name, social security number, birth date, address and names of your dependents are types of personal information. We do not accept social security numbers or health information on our website. However, the carriers that we represent do and you should read their privacy notices.
To use our secure services, “cookies” must be enabled. Cookies are pieces of information that are stored in your computer when you visit a Web site.
How secure is my personal information online? When you submit your personal information through our secure Web forms, it is processed through the insurance company’s web site that you apply to. We do not accept personal information such as social security numbers, driver’s license number or health history on our web site, but it will be asked for on a secure site directly by the Insurance Carriers. Please review their privacy policies independently of ours.
What do you do with the information you collect about me on your public websites? We will not sell, rent or license the personal information you provide within our public websites unless you authorize it. We are a small company and this is used by us only to contact you for your insurance needs.
What if I don’t want you to collect, use or distribute my information electronically? If you don’t want us to collect, use or distribute information about you on our public websites, you will have the option to ” Opt Out“ You can call us at (972) 219-6004 to receive information requested.
What should I know about sending email? Remember that email messages can be viewed by other Internet users while in transit. Please do not email personal information unless you do so through a secure channel. We have a policy that prohibits us from communicating personal information through non-secure email. If you have personal information to communicate, please use the secure forms available through the carriers that are linked to our site.
Sometimes when I’m online, I encounter pop-up ads, unusual links or other behavior that I find annoying and distracting. What is Insurance4Dallas’s position on these pop-ups and links? This type of behavior is the result of “adware” and “spyware.” “Spyware” is technology that tracks a site visitor’s online behavior without his or her knowledge. “Adware” is software that displays advertising banners. Adware and spyware can be combined to track a person’s preferences and distribute them to third parties. We do not use these technologies and urge site visitors to practice “safe computing” by verifying the source of online offers before downloading software or visiting other sites.
How does this privacy statement apply to me if I’m not a U.S. customer? Your continued use of our public websites from within the European Union (“EU”) or other non-U.S. country means that you are giving your consent to have your personal information processed outside the EU or other international jurisdictions.