Privacy Policy

Effective Date/Last Updated: July 1, 2018

  1. GENERAL

Thank you for visiting ConnectQuote (herein referred to as “we”, “us: or “our”). We are committed to keeping our users informed as to our policies regarding the collection and use of their personal information.  This policy tells you about how we collect, use, and store your information.

Our privacy policy (the “Policy”) applies to www.ConnectQuote.com, and all subdomains thereof and mobile applications offered by us (the “Site”) and the various services that we provide via the Site, including offering insurance leads and calls to licensed insurance agents and insurance companies (the “Services”). By accessing and/or using the Site and/or by providing information to us by any other means, you agree to the use of that information per the Policy.

We reserve the right to append or update this Policy at any time without notice. Please revisit this page to check for updates.  Any changes to this Policy will become effective when we post the revised Policy on the Site. Your use of the Site and/or Services following these changes means that you accept the revised Policy.

  1. PERSONAL INFORMATION

The phrases “personally identifiable information” or “personal information” in this policy refers to information or a combination of information that you provide to us through the Internet or by other means that can be used to uniquely identify you.  Examples of personal information include your name, postal address (including billing and shipping addresses), telephone number, email address, credit or debit card number or other payment information.

  1. HOW WE MAY COLLECT PERSONAL INFORMATION

We and our service providers may collect Personal Information in a variety of ways, including:

  • You Provide it through the Site and Services: We may collect personal information when you provide it through the Site or Services, e.g., when you register or apply to receive leads, calls or other Services via the Site.
  • We Obtain it via Technology as you use the Site and Services: We may collect various information about you using computer technology as you access and use the Site and Services, including browser and device information, and information collected through cookies, pixel tags, scripts, session IDs, beacons and other technologies.  You may set your browser to not accept cookies, or to warn you when a cookie is being placed on your computer. If you choose not to accept cookies, however, your ability to navigate the Site or use the Services may be hindered.
  • Offline: We may collect personal information from you offline, such as when you make a transaction over the phone or contact your account manager.
  • From Other Sources: We may receive your personal information from other sources, such as public databases; joint marketing partners; social media platforms; from people with whom you are friends or otherwise connected on social media platforms, as well as from other third parties.

 

  1. HOW WE USE PERSONAL INFORMATION

When you use our Site and Services, we and our service providers may use personal information that we have obtained about you as follows:

  • To respond to your inquiries and fulfill your requests, such as to send you quotes, offers, and advertisements via e-mail, calls or text messages.
  • To send administrative information to you, for example, information regarding the Site and Services and changes to our terms, conditions, and policies.
  • To send you marketing communications that we believe may be of interest to you.
  • To personalize your experience on the Site and Services by presenting products and offers tailored to you.
  • To allow you to participate in promotions and to administer these activities.
  • For our business purposes, such as data analysis, audits, fraud monitoring and prevention, developing new products, enhancing, improving or modifying our Site and/or Services, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns and operating and expanding our business activities.
  • If we sell our company or our assets and business to a third party, we may transfer all our data, including all of your personal information to such third-party buyer.

 

  1. TELEPHONE CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT COMPLIANCE

When you provide a cell phone number to us via the Site or Services, you give your consent for us (or our affiliates or business partners) to call or text you at this number for purposes of purchasing property & casualty leads and calls. You may be called via an automated dialer, artificial/pre-recorded message or sent a text message to ask for additional information or provide requested information about our product and services. This consent does not require you to purchase any goods or services to receive information and pricing. By providing your cell phone number to us via the Site or Services, you agree to be contacted at that number regardless of whether you or someone else is in possession of the cell phone when the contact is made. You may revoke your consent any time either verbally, by email or via U.S. mail.

  1. SENSITIVE INFORMATION


Without limiting the general information in Sections 3 and 4 of this Policy, this Section discusses specifically how we use the personal information that you provide us in order to generate insurance quotes for you as part of the Services.

The following personal information is collected from you, by us in order to allow us to provide information, or the ability to provide leads and calls:

  • Full Name
  • Street Address
  • Email Address
  • Phone Number
  • Insurance Carrier

 

Once we receive your information, we transmit it electronically to our account management team who will contact you. If you choose to set up an account online your information will be stored in our account management system to allow you to manage the purchasing of leads and calls through our online portal.

  1. HOW WE USE GOOGLE ADWORDS AND HOW YOU CAN OPT OUT OF COOKIES

ConnectQuote uses the Google AdWords remarketing service to advertise ConnectQuote on third party websites across the internet.  When you visit the Site, even if you don’t provide us your information by filling out a form or request for information, etc, Google AdWords places cookies on your computer, phone or other device that tell Google AdWords that you visited the ConnectQuote Site and even what pages of our Site you visited.  Then, when you visit other websites across the internet that are part of the Google Display Network, we can serve you advertisements about the Site and Services.  Our advertisements could appear on the Google search results page or on a site operated by an unrelated third party who is part of the Google Display Network.   You can opt out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting Google’s Ads Settings page at https://adssettings.google.com/notarget.  Alternatively, you can opt out of Google’s and other third-party vendor’s use of cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page at http://optout.networkadvertising.org/#!/.  To clear cookies from your device on a one-time basis, simply choose ‘Settings’ within your browser, go to ‘History’, and select ‘Clear Cookies’.

  1. SECURITY

We seek to use reasonable organizational, technical and administrative measures to protect personal information within our organization. Unfortunately, no data transmission or storage system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure (for example, if you feel that the security of any account you might have with us has been compromised), please immediately notify us of the problem by contacting us at info@ConnectQuote.com .

  1. HOW TO OPT OUT OF OUR COMMUNICATIONS TO YOU

Every email and text message we send you will have a link to unsubscribe from further communication with us, or you can click here to unsubscribe.

You will need to unsubscribe separately from any email you receive directly from insurance companies or agents who we have contacted on your behalf as part of the shopping/quoting process.

At any time if you wish to Opt Out of any or all marketing communications from us please email info@ConnectQuote.com with Remove in the subject field. This will remove the email from which the request is sent from our marketing list. If you wish to have your telephone number removed please indicate the number in the body of your email.

You can opt out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting Google’s Ads Settings page at https://adssettings.google.com/notarget.  Alternatively, you can opt out of Google’s and other third-party vendor’s use of cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page at http://optout.networkadvertising.org/#!/.

To clear cookies from your device on a one-time basis, simply choose ‘Settings’ within your browser, go to ‘History’, and select ‘Clear Cookies’.

  • AGGREGATED INFORMATION

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary anywhere else in this policy or in our Terms of Use, we reserve the right to use your personal information in any manner and for any purpose so long as we remove portions of the information that could be used to identify you as the source of that information and/or aggregate it with information of a substantial number of other users such that no user could be individually identified by a user of such information.

  • WHEN WE MAY DISCLOSE INFORMATION FOR LEGAL REASONS

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary anywhere else in this policy or in our Terms of Use, we may disclose personal information received from any source as we believe to be necessary or appropriate: (a) under applicable law, including laws outside your country of residence; (b) to comply with legal process; (c) to respond to requests from public and government authorities, including public and government authorities outside your country of residence; (d) to enforce our Terms of Use; (e) to protect our operations; (f) to protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of you or others; and (g) to allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.

  • YOU CAN ACCESS YOUR INFORMATION OR MAKE CORRECTIONS TO ERRORS OR CHANGES IN THIS INFORMATION

If you wish to have access to information about you in our records, please contact us with your request at the e-mail address info@ConnectQuote.com  You may also request that we update information about you, or request correction of any factual errors that you believe may exist regarding this information. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to accommodate such requests.  In no event will we be able to provide you with information about you that is not readily personally identifiable in our records.

  • PRIVACY PRACTICES OF THIRD PARTY SITES; ADVERTISERS, VENDORS AND OTHERS

The Site may contain advertisements and links to other sites.  ConnectQuote is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of any advertisers or linked sites or for the privacy policies or practices of any other third parties. To the extent that you disclose information to any advertisers, linked sites or other third parties, different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of information you disclose to them, and we encourage you to review their privacy policies before disclosing information to them.

  • CHILDREN

The Site and Services are not directed toward children under eighteen years old, and ConnectQuote does not knowingly collect or use information from children under the age of eighteen through the Site or Services without first obtaining parental permission.

  • CROSS-BORDER TRANSFER


The Services are controlled and operated by us from the United States, and are not intended to subject us to the laws or jurisdiction of any state, country or territory other than that of the United States. Your personal information may be stored and processed in any country where we have facilities or in which we engage service providers, and by using the Services you consent to the transfer of information to countries outside of your country of residence, including the United States, which may have different data protection rules than those of your country.