Heard Insurance Agency Privacy policy

Purpose of this Notice

Title V of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) generally prohibits any financial institution, directly or through its affiliates, from sharing nonpublic personal information about you with a non-affiliated third party unless the institution provides you with a notice of its privacy policies and practices, such as the type of information it collects about you and the categories of persons or entities to whom it may be disclosed. In compliance with the GLBA, we are providing you with this document, which notifies you of the privacy policies and practices of the Heard Insurance Agency.

Our Privacy Policies and Practices

1. Information we collect:

We collect nonpublic personal information about you from the following sources:

Information we receive from you on applications or other insurance company forms.

Information about your transactions with us, our affiliates, or others.

Information we receive from a consumer-reporting agency such as credit reports bearing on your credit worthiness, credit standing, credit capacity, character, general reputation, personal characteristics or mode of life which is used, expected to be used, or collected for the purpose of serving as a factor in establishing your eligibility for insurance to be used primarily for personal purposes.

Information we receive from government agencies such as motor vehicle records.

Information we receive from claims adjusters or other individuals or entities concerning the processing or administration of claims that you might have as a result of purchasing an insurance product from us.

Information we receive from underwriting services such as CLUE or Fair Isaac provided for insurance companies and agents and used as a factor in establishing your eligibility for insurance to be used primarily for personal purposes.

Information that we compile from sources that are within the public domain such as telephone books, city directories, and membership lists that are subsequently compiled into a nonpublic personal information database used by us.

Unless it is specifically stated otherwise in an amendment Privacy Policy Notice, no additional information will be collected about you.

2. Information we may disclose to third parties:

We may disclose all of the information we collect, as described above, about our customers or former customers, to companies that perform market services on our behalf or to other financial institutions with whom we have joint marketing agreements.

We also may disclose information about our customers or former customers as permitted by law.

3. Nonaffiliated third parties to whom disclosures may be made:

We may disclose nonpublic personal information about you, such as we have described above, to the following types of third parties that perform market services on our behalf ort with whom we have joint market agreements:

Financial institutions with whom we have joint market agreements such as insurance providers including those that have issued a policy or policies to you.

Financial institutions that may have loaned you money to acquire an item of personal property such as a house, boat, car, jewelry, etc. that requires proof of insurance coverage.

Other insurance agents ort brokers to enable us to provide insurance coverage requested by you.

4. Our practices regarding information confidentiality and security:

We restrict access to nonpublic personal information about you to those employees who need to know that information in order to provide products or services to you.

We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safety guards that comply with federal regulations to guard your nonpublic personal information.

5. Our policy regarding dispute resolution:

Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to our privacy policy, or the breech thereof, shall be settled by arbitration in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association, and judgment upon the award rendered by arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof.

6. Reservation of the right to disclose information in unforeseen circumstances:

In connection with the potential sale or transfer of its interests, Heard Insurance Agency reserves the right to sell or transfer your information to a third party entity that (1) concentrates its business in a similar practice or service: (2) agrees to be Heard Insurance Agency's successor in interest with regard to maintenance and protection of the information collected; and (3) agrees to the obligations of this privacy statement.