OUR PRIVACY PRINCIPLES
We do not sell customer information. We do not allow those who are doing business on our behalf to use our customer information for their own marketing purposes. We contractually require any person or organization providing products or services on our behalf to protect SRA customer information. We do not share customer medical information with anyone within the SRA family of companies unless: You expressly authorize it; or It is permitted or required by law; or Your insurance policy contract with us permits us to do so. We afford our prospective and former customers the same protections as existing customers with respect to the use of personal information.
INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT
We collect, use, and share information we need to conduct our business, to advise you of our products and services, and to provide you with customer service. We may collect and maintain several types of customer information needed for these purposes, such as those below. Types of information we may collect and how we gather it: From you; on applications for our insurance, banking, and investment products; from other policies or products you have with us, or on other forms, through telephone or in-person interviews, your SRA agent, and our Customer Response Center, such as your address and telephone number From your transactions or experiences with us; such as your payment history and underwriting and claim records. From the SRA family of companies and non-SRA companies, organizations, or consumer reporting agencies, such as your driving record, claim history, or credit information We want to make you aware of how we use “cookies” to enhance your experience when visiting statefarm.com. “Cookies” are files we place in your computer’s browser to store your SRA Web site preferences. If you disable “cookies” on your browser, the site will not remember your preferences and you will not be able to access a customized default home page view of our Web site. Our “cookies” are only used when you are visiting our site. By themselves, “cookies” do not tell us your e-mail address or other personally identifiable information. Only you can provide that information on our Web site – if you choose to do so. “Cookies” help us to understand your Web site usage, so we can continually improve its usability. For example, we may use “cookies” to personalize your experience at our Web site, if you have accepted this option (e.g., to remember your customer ID on the SRA Bank log-in page). We may also use “cookies” to offer you other insurance and financial services products that may suit your needs.
HOW WE USE INFORMATION ABOUT YOU
We use customer information, including consumer report information, to underwrite and/or rate your policies and products, process your claims, ensure proper billing, service your accounts, and offer you other insurance and financial services products that may suit your needs.
We share information about our transactions (such as payment of premium) and experiences (such as an auto accident) with you within our SRA family of companies and with SRA agents to better serve you and to help meet your current product and service needs. We may share information about you with persons or organizations inside or outside our family of companies as permitted or required by law, including sharing with companies that perform marketing or other services for us or with whom we have joint marketing agreements. These agreements allow us to provide a broader selection of insurance and financial products to you. We may also share customer information with consumer reporting agencies and with other entities as needed to handle your claim and to protect against fraud and unauthorized transactions. For example, we might share name, address, and coverage information with an auto body shop to speed up repairs on auto damage claims.
YOUR CHOICE TO SHARE INFORMATION
There are two types of information sharing – sharing within the SRA family of companies and sharing outside SRA. We do not sell customer information. We do not allow those who are doing business on our behalf to use our customer information for their own marketing purposes. The choice in the Special Notice, which follows, applies only to the sharing of information within the SRA family of companies. For example, if you are an auto policyholder, our ability to share information among the SRA family of companies allows us not to ask again about your driving record when you apply for a boat policy.
SPECIAL NOTICE REGARDING THE SHARING OF CERTAIN INFORMATION WITHIN THE SRA FAMILY OF COMPANIES
This special notice applies only to information sharing within SRA that does not involve your transactions or experiences with us.
WHAT INFORMATION WE SHARE
Unless you tell us not to, we may share information within SRA that was obtained from your application, such as your occupation; or information obtained from a consumer report, such as your credit history. We may also verify information provided by you, such as your driving record; or information regarding your employment, such as your employment history. This sharing may take place unless you have told us not to share this information.
SRA PROTECTS CUSTOMER INFORMATION
In order to ensure the safety of customer information, we continually: Maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards Review our policies and practices Monitor our computer networks Test the strength of our security