We intend to limit the amount of personal information needed by us to the minimum amount necessary to deliver the service you expect from us. The types of Personal Information we collect depends on the product you have with us, or about which you have inquired, or the services we provide. This information can include identifying information about you such as your name, address, and date of birth, as well as information about your prior insurance policies, certain health information, in accordance with applicable laws, and insurance claims history.
We also obtain information about you from third parties such as consumer and insurance reporting organizations and health care providers. This information may include, but is not limited to, your health history; please note, these organizations may retain information provided by us and disclose it to others.
When you access our websites we or our third party suppliers use a variety of technologies, such as cookies and web beacons, that automatically collect data (such as, without limitation, your device type, browser type, internet protocol address, operating system used, number of visits, average time spent on the site, and pages viewed). This data is used to operate the websites more efficiently, maintain the security of your online session, and improve our website design.
The Company uses your personal information to respond to your requests and inquiries, to process and administer your application, to provide you with services and insurance products in which you enroll and to process claims. The Company may also use your personal information to offer you other Company products or services that may be of interest to you. The Company will use your personal information for other purposes as permitted by law, including to protect your interest and ours in the detection, prevention and mitigation of fraud, to meet the requirements of applicable laws and regulations, to comply with requests of regulators with jurisdiction over our services, and for product development and delivery.
We limit the information we share and the parties we share it with. What we share depends on the types of products or services we provide and the applicable laws. We may share all or part of the Personal Information about you that we collect with affiliated and unaffiliated companies, and others such as law enforcement, courts, and government agencies, as allowed by law. For example:
The Company will not knowingly collect Personal Data from children under the age of 16 without seeking prior parental consent if required by applicable law. We will only use or disclose Personal Data about a child to the extent permitted by law, to seek parental consent pursuant to local law and regulations or to protect a child. The definition of "child" or "children" should take into account applicable laws.
We seek to use reasonable organizational, technical, and administrative measures to protect Personal Information under our control. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any data storage system can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure, please contact us at the address below.
Equitable Life & Casualty
Attn: Legal Department
299 South Main Street, Suite 1100
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) gives California consumers the right to know what Personal Information is collected about them, and how it will be used, disclosed, and sold. The CCPA also gives California consumers the right to request access to and deletion of their personal information, and the right to request that their personal information not be sold.
The purpose of this notice is to provide consumers with a description of our practices regarding the collection, use, disclosure, and sale of Personal Information and instructions for submitting CCPA data privacy requests. Much of the Personal Information that we collect, use, and disclose may be exempt from the CCPA because it is regulated by other federal and state laws that apply to insurance companies; but because we are concerned about privacy issues, we want you to be familiar with how we collect, use, and disclose your Personal Information.
The types of Personal Information we collect, use, and disclose depend on your relationship with us. If the nature of your relationship with us changes, an additional privacy notice may apply and will be provided to you. We have collected in the preceding 12 months or may collect in the future the following categories of Personal Information about California consumers.
We collect the Personal Information in the chart above from the following categories of sources:
We collect the Personal Information as described in the chart above for the following purposes: as we believe to be necessary or appropriate: (a) under applicable law, (b) to comply with legal process; (c) to respond to requests from public and government authorities, (d) to enforce our terms and conditions; (e) to protect our operations or those of any of our affiliates; (f) to protect our rights, privacy, safety, or property, and/or that of our affiliates, you, or others; and (g) to allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.
We may combine the Personal Information we collect for the above purposes. We will not collect additional categories of Personal Information, nor use the Personal Information collected for additional purposes, without providing you with additional notice.
The CCPA defines “sale” very broadly to include sharing or disclosing of personal information with a third party. There are a number of circumstances where we are allowed to share personal information with third parties which are not considered to be a sale. For example, we may share personal information with service providers who work on our behalf if the service provider agrees not to use your personal information for other purposes.
We do not sell Personal Information for revenue-generating purposes. We do not sell personal information of minors under 16 years of age.
We may share the Personal Information with third parties, including but not limited to, third party service providers, insurance agents and brokers, HIPAA Business Associates, affiliates, claims representatives, consumer and insurance reporting agencies, law enforcement, and government agencies.
We may determine that the Personal Information related to your request is exempt from the CCPA. If your Personal Information is exempt, the CCPA does not require us to provide it to you or delete it, but we may provide information about the categories of Personal Information we collect, use, and disclose based on your relationship with us in response to your verifiable request. In the interest of good customer relations, your rights are outlined below:
To submit a request for access or deletion (to the extent we can do so), please use the following secure link to submit a form request: https://privacy.equilife.com/. You can also submit a request by calling our dedicated toll-free number at 1-866-916-7977.
To process your request for access or deletion, we must be able to verify your identity to a reasonable degree of certainty. In order to do so, you must provide the required identifying information when completing the online request form or making a request through one of our customer service agents. We will ask you to provide your contact information and an additional identifier based on your relationship with us. Before we process your request, we will match these data points with data points we currently maintain to verify your identity and your relationship with us.
Please note that because much of the data we have is exempt from the CCPA, we are not required to provide you with access to certain information under the CCPA.
In addition, we may not be required to delete information under certain circumstances. For example, the CCPA includes exemptions that provide that we do not have to delete data that for example, is necessary to complete a transaction, detect security incidents, or for certain other internal purposes. You can designate an authorized agent to make a request to know or delete, on your behalf. When you use an authorized agent to submit a request for access or deletion, you must provide the authorized agent with written permission to do so, and, in certain circumstances, we may ask you to verify your own identity directly with us.
We may deny a request from an authorized agent that does not submit proof that they have been authorized by you to act on your behalf.
For questions or concerns about our privacy policies and practices, please contact us at our secure link (https://privacy.equilife.com/) or at our toll-free number 1-866-916-7977.
Revised: December 2019
For Vermont Residents Only: We will automatically limit sharing of your information.
For California Residents Only: We will not share your information we collect about you with nonaffiliated third parties, except as permitted by California law, such as to process your transactions or to maintain your policy.
For Nevada Residents Only: We are providing this notice pursuant to Nevada state law. If you prefer not to receive marketing calls from us, you may be placed on our internal do-not-call list by calling 1-800-352-5170. For more information, you may contact our customer service department or the Nevada Attorney General at 555 E. Washington Ave., Suite 3900, Las Vegas, NV 89101; 702-486-3132; firstname.lastname@example.org.