Privacy Policy and Security Measures

Privacy Policy

Our brokerage and the insurance industry have a solid track record of respecting your right to privacy and safeguarding your personal information. As a result of federal legislation, we’ve further strengthened our privacy commitment by informing you of why and how we collect, use and disclose your personal information. You can be assured that we’ll only handle your personal information in a manner that a reasonable person would consider appropriate in the circumstances.

Personal Information Collected

Depending on the purpose ( s ) for which we need to collect it, we may ask for the following personal information about you including:

  • Basic information such as your name, address, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail address, birth date and marital status.
  • Claims history
  • Credit and past payment records
  • Driver’s record
  • Details about your property such as the value of your home and its contents
  • Medical information such as any condition that may affect the operation of a vehicle
  • Employment information
  • We may obtain this information from:
    • You
    • Insurance companies
    • Other insurance brokers or agents
    • Credit organizations
    • Motor vehicle and driver licensing authorities
    • Financial institutions
    • Medical professionals

 

Why do we collect personal information?

When you first become a client or whenever you acquire or renew a product from us, we need to collect some of your personal information. Common purposes for which we collect your personal information are to:

  • Enable us to acquire or renew an insurance policy for you;
  • Assist you and assess your ongoing needs for insurance;
  • Assess your need for other products, such as financial products, and to offer them to you;
  • Ensure your information is accurate and up-to-date; and
  • Protect us both against error or fraud.

 

Who do we disclose your personal information to?

For many of the purposes identified above, we will need to share your personal information with others in order to serve your needs. These other parties commonly include:

  • Insurance companies
  • Other insurance brokers or agents
  • Credit organizations
  • Professionals working with us such as adjusters or lawyers
  • Financial institutions. For example, the organization that carries your mortgage.

How we protect your personal information.

In order to protect your personal information and right to privacy, we will:

  • Not collect, use or disclose your personal information for any purpose other than those that we identify to you.
  • Keep your personal information only for as long as we need it to fulfill the stated purpose or as required by law.
  • Maintain your personal information in as accurate, complete and up-to-date a form as possible.
  • Safeguard your personal information to the best of our ability.
  • Respond to any request you may make to access or correct the personal information we hold about you.
  • Obtain the appropriate consent from you for the collection, use or disclosure of your personal information.
  • Not sell customer's information to anyone.
  • Not share customer information with organizations outside our contracted Insurance companies, which would use it to contact you about their own products and services.

 

Privacy Internet Communication

As the privacy of communication over the Internet cannot be guaranteed, we do not assume any responsibility for any harm, loss, or damage that might occur by the sending of personal and confidential information.

Consent

In using this site, you signify your consent to our privacy policy. If you are not in agreement, please do not use the site. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to update, change, modify, add, or remove this policy from time to time, as appropriate. Should we make changes, we will publish these on the site in a timely fashion.

Please do not hesitate to contact our Privacy Officer should you have any questions.

Our Privacy Officer may be contacted as follows:

Jerry Daniel

Think!nsure Ltd.

11 Allstate Parkway, #206

Markham, Ontario. L3R 9T8


Phone: 905-415-8800

Fax: 905-415-8875


jerry@thinkinsure.ca

Upon request, an individual will be informed of the existence, use, and disclosure of his or her personal information which is under our control, and may be given access to, and challenge the accuracy and completeness of that information.



Security Measures

Security Practises ThinkInsure Ltd. Employs to Safeguard Your Personal Information

ThinkInsure Ltd. is concerned about the safety and security of our customers. Accordingly, we have put a number of technological protections in place to ensure that our insurance quoting process is extremely safe and that our customers' information is secure.

Our site uses technology that ensures your personal information is kept confidential and secure. Please refer to our Privacy Policy for further details on how your personal information is used and protected.

When you provide ThinkInsure Ltd. with any personal information -- your name, email, phone number, driving history, etc. -- it's done on a secure server. One of today's most advanced security systems -- Secure Socket Layers (SSL) -- encrypts all information you provide before sending it to our own server. Only when it reaches our servers is your information decrypted. ThinkInsure Ltd. uses VeriSign SSL certificates, the world's leading Internet security technology, to secure our site and protect any information that you send us over the Internet.

SSL uses a private key to encrypt data that is transferred over the SSL connection. This protocol is a standard used by many websites when you submit confidential information. SSL creates a secure connection between your browser and our server. Addresses of web pages using an SSL connection start with https: instead of http: and most browsers also display an icon of a closed padlock when you visit a page using SSL.

Other things you can do to enhance your security whenever you are online include the following:

  • Use an Internet firewall (hardware or software).
  • Use current software and operating system versions; get updates and security patches regularly.
  • Use anti-virus software and download updates frequently.
  • Use your own PC.
  • Choose a hard-to-guess password; change your password regularly.
  • Use a unique Username/Password, not one you use on other websites.
  • Use strong 128-bit encryption available in the latest version of your browser.
  • When finished, logoff the website and close your browser.
  • For additional security, you can also clear your browser's cache and temporary Internet files.


If you have any questions or concerns about security on our website, please send us an email at jerry@thinkinsure.ca




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