JMB Insurance provides this notice of its privacy policies in compliance with the Public Law 106-102 (1999), commonly known as the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act. Title V of this Act limits certain disclosures of nonpublic personal information by financial institutions, including insurance brokers like JMB Insurance. This notice is intended to provide an overview of our clients’ rights (including former clients) relative to how we collect and use personal information that is disclosed to us. It should be noted that this Act only pertains to certain personal information and does not cover business information.
In order to properly serve our clients, we routinely collect certain non-public information. This is used to assist us in determining the proper products for our clients, assemble underwriting information for the carriers whom we contact to obtain quotes and place coverage, and provide services. Although we generally are not directly involved with the administration of claims on life, accident or health insurance products, we may from time to time participate in the administration of certain claims where non-public personal information may become relevant. To comply with this Act, when we anticipate that personal medical or health information may be disclosed to us, we will request the execution of a disclosure authorization relating to the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. JMB Insurance employees with access to non-public personal information are required to comply with this policy.
We obtain most information directly through personal contact or though other sources we consult as we deem applicable to the situation. This may include review of a client’s website or other internet-based sources. We may also collect non-public personal financial information from other sources. Third-party sources of this information might include government agencies, consumer reporting agencies, courts and other government or private records. The types of such information we gather depends on the nature of the insurance involved and/or services we perform. We generally receive some or all of the following information directly from our clients:
We also may come to know various other information about our clients based on their business conducted with us, our affiliates and/or third-parties with whom we deal or from persons we contact to verify representations and information provided, such as:
Correspondence through electronic media (such as email or through our website) may generate additional information that is non-public. We do not collect personal information through our website unless you willingly provide it to us, either directly by e-mail or in those areas of the website that request information. The type of information we may collect includes your name, address, occupation and other information you voluntarily submit to us by completing any form or survey on this website (including in relation to any requests for downloads from our website, marketing material or job information).
We do not disclose any non-public personal financial information to anyone, except as we may deem necessary to service our clients or comply with applicable law as well as insurance and securities industry regulations. For example, we may disclose non-public personal information in connection with our survey of insurance markets and the filing of coverage applications with various insurance carriers, general agents, registered brokers through whom we or our producers market regulated products under SEC and FINRA rules, such as variable annuities, or other industry sources. Such disclosures may be made to affiliated or non-affiliated persons or entities involved in the underwriting, processing, servicing and marketing of insurance products and adjusting and administration of claims and may include disclosures to companies that perform services on our behalf or with whom we have joint marketing agreements. We will not disclose any information if such disclosure would be contrary to applicable law; however, there are times when we are required by law or permitted to provide your non-public personal information to authorized persons or entities, including, but not limited to:
Except as set forth below, access to non-public personal information is limited to those persons and entities who need to know the information in order to properly underwrite, process, service and/or market insurance products or services, and/or to file, adjust and administer claims that may be made by or against our clients, and/or to otherwise properly service accounts. We will keep information in our possession physically and electronically secure. If we discover that certain non-public personal information we possess may be inaccurate or false, we will make a reasonable attempt to re-verify and correct the information.
While we do not sell or otherwise disclose client lists or other client information in the ordinary course of business other than as explained herein, we reserve our right to disclose information in certain circumstances:
JMB Insurance reserves the right to disclose, sell or transfer client information (including, but not limited to, name, address, age, gender, zip code, state and country of residency and other information of our clients, their employees and/or their respective family members) to (1) a potential buyer or other successor in connection with the potential sale, merger or transfer of all or a portion of our business or accounts, or (2) consultants or other third-party contractors to the extent such disclosure is necessary in connection with the establishment or improvement of JMB Insurance’s systems or procedures (provided such consultants agree in connection with such disclosure to comply with confidentiality and protection procedures that are similar in nature and scope to those set forth herein). If in the future, we determine to share information with affiliates or third parties (including, but not limited to financial services companies) in order that they may market additional products or services other than through joint marketing agreements with us, we will first provide clients with the opportunity to “opt out” in which case their information will not be shared. This does not apply to insurance industry sources that receive such information in connection with our services, as described above.
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