Last updated: October 2016
Zurich American Insurance Company, its subsidiaries and U.S. affiliates (“Zurich NA”, “we” or “us”) respect your concerns about privacy.
Information We Collect
Information You Provide Directly to Us. We and our service providers may collect information that you provide us directly, for example, when you provide us with claim information, including information about injuries and treatment, names of witnesses, and whether a violation was issued; when you submit a fraud report, including the names of those persons involved; or when you otherwise contact us with a comment, question, or request. The information that you provide us may include, but is not limited to (a) contact information, such as your name, postal address, email address, telephone number, and fax number; (b) other identifying numbers, such as your Social Security number, Federal Employer Identification number, and driver’s license number; (c) and claim and account information, such as account number, policy number, client ID, or access credentials.
Information We Collect by Automated Means. When you use the Online Services, we and our service providers may collect or retain certain information over time and across different websites when you use the Online Services. We and our service providers may collect this information by automated means, using technologies such as cookies, Web server logs and Web beacons.
Cookies are files that websites send to your computer or other Internet-connected device to uniquely identify your browser or to store information or settings in your browser. Please review your web browser’s “Help” file to learn how to modify your cookie settings. Please note, however, that without cookies, you may not be able to use all of the features of our Online Services. In conjunction with the gathering of information through cookies, our Web servers may log information such as your operating system type, browser type, domain, and other system settings, as well as the language your system uses and the country and time zone where your device is located. The Web server logs also may record information such as the address of the Web page that referred you to the Online Services and the IP address and actual location of the device you use to connect to the Internet. They may also log information about your interaction with the Online Services, such as which pages you visit. Web beacons are snippets of code embedded in webpages and are typically used to monitor activity on a webpage, collect information, or transfer information to servers.
We may combine the information you provide us and information we automatically collect with information from public or third-party sources.
How We Use the Information We Collect
We use the information we collect and receive to provide you with products and services and to operate, maintain, and enhance the Online Services. For example:
To Provide Our Services. We use the information we collect and receive to provide you with the products, services, or information that you request; to provide you with information about Online Services or required notices; to deliver marketing communications, promotional materials, or advertisements that may be of interest to you; and to customize your experience when using the Online Services, among other things.
To Improve Our Services. We use the information we collect and receive to improve the Online Services we provide, for example by better tailoring content to user needs and preferences, such as by giving you more relevant ads; by generating and analyzing statistics about your use of the Online Services; and by developing new products and services.
To Communicate With You. We use the information we collect and receive to communicate with you about our Online Services and products, to respond to you when you contact us, and to let you know about our policies and terms or provide other notices required by law.
We also may use the information in other ways for which we provide specific notice at the time of collection.
Sharing of Information
We may share your information with service providers that perform services on our behalf, such as providing order and payment processing services, processing employment applications, or delivering marketing communications, promotional materials, or advertisements that may be of interest to you. These service providers are not authorized by us to use or disclose the information except as necessary to perform services on our behalf or to comply with legal requirements. We also may share your information among our affiliates and subsidiaries. We may share information we collect on the Online Services at your request. For example, if you use the Online Services to send information to a third party, we may identify you as the sender.
We may share information that is not reasonably identified with you for any purpose.
We offer you certain choices about what personal information we collect from you, how we use that information, and how we communicate with you. Some areas of the Online Services provide features that allow you to access and update personal information you have provided there. Some areas contain features that permit you to register your communications preferences, such as by indicating your preference to receive information about particular types of products. You may visit the area of the Online Services where you provided personal information to learn if it provides these features. If it does not, you can contact us as described in the How to Contact Us section to update your preferences, ask us to remove your information from our mailing lists or submit a request.
We do not currently support Do Not Track signals but may in the future.
How We Protect Information
We maintain reasonable administrative, technical and physical safeguards designed to protect the information you provide against accidental, unlawful or unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration, access, disclosure or use. Because no information system can be fully secure, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk.
Protection of Social Security Numbers
We strive to protect the confidentiality of Social Security numbers we collect by employing reasonable safeguards seeking to (i) prohibit unlawful disclosure of Social Security numbers and (ii) limit access to Social Security numbers.
How We Retain Information
We may retain information that can reasonably identify you for as long as your account is active or as we determine is needed for our reasonable business purposes, including to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
Zurich NA is based in the United States. Regardless of where you use our Online Services or provide information to us, the information may be transferred to and maintained on servers located in the United States, which may not provide the same level of protection for your personal information as your home country and may be available to the United States government or its agencies under a lawful order made in the United States. We may also store your information outside of the United States or transfer it to our affiliates and business partners located in other countries for the purposes described herein. By providing any data through the Online Services, you hereby expressly consent to such transferring and processing of your data in and to the United States and other countries.
The Online Services are not directed to, nor knowingly collect information from, children under the age of 13. If you become aware that your child or any child under your care has provided us with information without your consent, please contact us at the contact information listed below.
California Privacy Rights
If you are a resident of California, you may have the right to request and receive information on any third parties to whom Zurich NA has disclosed personal information for marketing purposes within the previous calendar year, along with the type of personal information disclosed. If you would like to make such a request, please contact us at the contact information listed below.
Links to Other Web Sites
The Online Services may provide links to other sites for your convenience and information. These websites may be operated by companies other than Zurich NA. Linked websites may have their own privacy policies, which we strongly suggest you review if you visit any linked websites. We are not responsible for the content of any websites that are not operated by us, any use of those websites, or the privacy practices of those websites.
Blogs and Other Interactive Services
We may offer blogs, online forums or other interactive services on the Online Services that enable visitors to post and share information and materials. Please note that any information you post or share through these services will become public information, and may be available to visitors who access the Online Services and to the general public.
How to Contact Us
Zurich American Insurance Company
Attention: Privacy Office
1299 Zurich Way
Schaumburg, IL 60196-1056