At Colonial Insurance Agency of Hillsborough, Inc., we recognize the importance of protecting the privacy of our clients. Insurance, along with other financial services, requires the gathering and sharing of some of your personal information with others in order to produce the products and perform the services that you expect from us. This policy applies to all individuals who are current or former clients of Colonial Insurance Agency of Hillsborough, Inc. and its affiliates.
Where we get information:
Information is supplied by you on applications and through interviews
Information is gathered by inspections including photographs of your property
Information is accumulated through past transactions such as payments and claims
Information may be gathered from other sources such as credit reporting agencies and driving record information from government agencies
The nature and type of information varies with the different insurance products. Every effort is made to restrict the information gathered and shared to that essential to serve you.
What is our policy for disclosure of personal nonpublic information?
We may disclose the personal and financial information we collect to financial service affiliates such as insurance agencies, finance companies, investment companies, insurance companies and securities broker-dealers. We may also disclose that information to companies that perform marketing or other services on our behalf, or to other financial institutions with whom we have joint marketing agreements. As necessary, we may disclose information with non-affiliated outside companies to help us support and service clients’ accounts. These disclosures will be only to the extent permitted by law. We require anyone to whom we disclose your personal information to protect its confidentiality and to use it solely for the purpose for which it was disclosed.
What are our information security practices?
We restrict access to nonpublic information about you to those employees who need to know that information to provide products or services to you. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards against unauthorized use of your nonpublic personal information.
Our policies and practices may change from time to time. We will endeavor to keep you notified periodically as to our current policies and practices. You may contact us at any time if you have questions about our policies and practices. We will gladly provide you with a copy upon request or you may view our policies and practices on our website.