Effective Date: May 26, 2020
1. Scope and Consent
To the extent we provide you notice on this Site of different or additional privacy policies or practices (e.g., at the point of our collection), those additional terms shall govern such data collection and use.
3. What information do we collect?
- your IP address, UDID or other unique identifier (“Device Identifier”). A Device Identifier is a number that is automatically assigned to your Device used to access the Services, and our computers identify your Device by its Device Identifier;
- your Device functionality (including browser, operating system, hardware, mobile network information);
- the URL that referred you to our Services;
- the areas within our Services that you visit and your activities there, including remembering you and your preferences;
- your Device location;
- your Device characteristics; and
- certain other Device data, including the time of day, among other information.
A. Types of Tracking Technologies We Use
We may use Tracking Technologies for a variety of purposes, including:
- When Strictly Necessary to Provide the Services
We may use Tracking Technologies that we consider strictly necessary to allow you to use and access the Services, including cookies required to prevent fraudulent activity and improve security.
- To Assess Performance
We may use Tracking Technologies that are useful in order to assess the performance of the Services, including as part of our analytic practices or otherwise to improve the content or services offered through the Services.
- To Improve Functionality
We may use Tracking Technologies to offer you enhanced functionality when accessing the Services, including identifying you when you visit this Site or keeping track of your specified preferences, including in terms of the presentation of content on this Site.
- To Deliver Relevant Content
We may use Tracking Technologies to deliver content relevant to your interests on the Services and third-party sites based on how you interact with the Services. This includes using Tracking Technologies to understand the usefulness to you of the content that has been delivered to you.
C. Tracking Technologies Choices and Consent
D. Third-Party Tracking
E. Do Not Track
F. Disabling Tracking Features
4. How do we use the information collected?
- to provide you with information or services that you have requested or agreed to receive or to provide you with marketing information or services on behalf of us or third parties;
- to obtain an insurance quote (or Medicaid premium quote) on your behalf or to connect you with insurance companies in whose products you may be interested;
- to respond to a legitimate claim, judicial process or request from law enforcement agency as permitted or required by law;
- to enable you to participate in a variety of the Services’ features;
- to process an inquiry submitted through the Services, including verifying your information is accurate and valid;
- to improve our Services or their functionality, or to customize your experience on the Services, or to serve you specific content that is relevant to you;
- to contact you with regard to your use of the Services and, in our discretion, changes to the Services and/or Services’ policies;
- for internal business purposes; and
4.1 To Develop Services, Provide Support and Improve Security
We may use your Personal Information, Demographic Information and/or Usage Information to conduct research and further develop our Services. In some cases, we may work with trusted third parties to perform research.
4.2 To Promote Communications
We may use your Personal Information to facilitate communication with you through, for example, email, telephone or mobile phone. We may contact you by telephone to discuss in greater detail any request for an insurance quote you may have requested. We may send you messages about the availability of our Services, security or other service-related issues. We may also send messages about how to use the Services, network updates, reminders, promotional messages or to communicate with you regarding insurance policy quotes or Medicaid plan premiums. While you may change your communication preferences at any time, please be aware that you cannot opt-out of receiving service messages from us, such as security and legal notices.
4.3 To Provide Advertising (and Location-Based Services)
We may also use your Personal Information, Demographic Information or Usage Information that we collect about you: (1) to specifically target relevant advertisements or content to you based on how you interact with our Services; (2) to understand the usefulness to you of the advertisements or content that have been delivered to you; and (3) to increase this Site’s functionality, including allowing you to comment or add content to the Services.
5. Sharing of Information with Third Parties
We may share non-Personal Information, such as aggregated user statistics, with third parties. We may share your Device Identifiers with third parties along with data related to you and your activities. We do not share your Personal Information that you have provided, through using our “Get Your Free Quote,” “Subscribe to SelectNews,” “Term Life Insurance Calculator” or a similar page with third parties for those third parties’ direct marketing purposes. We may share your Personal Information that you have provided through our “Subscribe to SelectNews” page with third parties for those third parties’ direct marketing purposes.
SelectQuote will not sell your Personal Information to third parties.
5.1 When You Request Information From or Provide Information to Third Parties
You may be presented with an option through our Services to receive certain information from third parties, or to have us send certain information to third parties or give them access to it. Also, links to third parties’ websites may appear on our Site.
If you choose to do so, you may disclose your Personal Information and other information to such third parties and all information you disclose will be subject to the third-party’s privacy policies and practices.
In addition, third parties may store, collect or otherwise have access to your information when you interact with their Tracking Technologies, content, tools, apps or ads on our Services. By using those third-party tools, you acknowledge that you are subject to those third-parties’ practices and policies regarding Tracking Technology.
We are not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of third parties and, therefore, you should review any third-party privacy policies and practices prior to requesting information from them or otherwise interacting with them.
5.2 When Third Parties Provide Services on Our Behalf
We may use third-party vendors to perform certain services on our behalf, such as hosting this Site, designing and/or operating the Services’ features, tracking the Services’ activities and analytics, and other administrative services.
We may provide these vendors with access to your information to carry out the services they are performing for you or for us. Third-party analytics and other service providers may set and access their own Tracking Technologies on your Device and they may otherwise collect or have access to information about you, potentially including your Personal Information. We are not responsible for those third-party technologies or activities arising out of them. We are not responsible for the effectiveness of or compliance with any third-parties’ opt-out options.
5.3 To Protect the Rights of SelectQuote and Others
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, we may also disclose your information if we believe in good faith that doing so is necessary or appropriate:
- To comply with legal and regulatory obligations (e.g., pursuant to law enforcement inquiries, subpoenas or court orders).
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, we have complete discretion in electing to make or not make such disclosures, and to contest or not contest requests for such disclosures, without notice to you.
5.4 In the Event of a Business Transfer
We reserve the right to disclose and transfer all such information:
- To a subsequent owner, co-owner or operator of this Site or applicable database; or
- In connection with a merger, consolidation, restructuring, the sale of substantially all of our interests and/or assets or other corporate change, including, during the course of any due diligence process.
6. Third-Party Content and Links to Third-Party Sites
The Services may contain content that is supplied by third parties, and such third parties may collect Usage Information, Demographic Information and your Device Identifier when you use the Services. In addition, when you use the Services, you may be directed to other services that are operated and controlled by third parties that we do not control.
We are not responsible for the data collection and privacy practices employed by any of these third parties or their services and they may be tracking you across multiple sites and may be sharing the results of that tracking with us and/or others.
For example, if you “click” on a link, the “click” may take you off this Site onto a different site. These other sites may associate their Tracking Technologies with you, independently collect data about you, including Personal Information, and may or may not have their own published privacy policies.
Third-party applications may also be available via the Services. The owners of these applications (“Third-Party Owners”) may collect Personal Information, Demographic Information, Usage Information and/or other data from you and may have their own policies and practices. We are not responsible for how Third-Party Owners or their applications collect or use your information and they may be tracking you across multiple sites and may be sharing the results of that tracking with us and/or others.
These Third-Party Owners may have their own terms of service, privacy policies or other policies and ask you to agree to the same. We are not responsible for these third-party privacy policies or the practices of Third-Party Owners. Be sure to review any available policies before submitting any personally identifiable information to a third-party application or otherwise interacting with it and exercise caution in connection with these applications.
We also encourage you to note when you leave this Site and to review the third-party privacy policies of all third-party locations and exercise caution in connection with them.
7. Our Participation in Advertising Networks
The Services may, at our discretion, use third parties such as network advertisers and ad exchanges to serve advertisements on the Services and may use third-party analytics and other service providers to evaluate and provide us and/or third parties with information about the use of the Services and viewing of ads and of our content. Network advertisers are third parties that display advertisements, which may be based on your visits to the Services and other apps and sites you have visited. Third-party ad serving enables us to target advertisements to you for products and services in which you might be interested.
7.1 Network Advertisers May Use Their Own Tracking Technologies
The Service’s third-party ad network and exchange providers, the advertisers, the sponsors and/or traffic measurement services may themselves set and access their own cookies (including Flash cookies), web beacons and other Tracking Technologies on your Device and track certain behavioral Usage Information regarding users of your Device via a Device Identifier.
These third-party Tracking Technologies may be set, among other things:
- to help deliver advertisements to you that you might be interested in;
- to prevent you from seeing the same advertisements too many times; and
- to understand the usefulness to you of the advertisements that have been delivered to you.
You acknowledge and agree that associated technology may access and use your Device and may set or change settings on your Device in connection with the associated operations. Note that any images or any other parts of content provided by third parties in association with third-party ads or other content may serve as web beacons, which enable third parties to carry out the previously-described activities.
7.2 SelectQuote is Not Responsible for Third-Party Tracking
Third-party Tracking Technologies used by network advertisers are not controlled by us. Statements regarding our practices do not apply to the methods for collecting information used by these third-party advertisers and others or the use of the information that such third parties collect. We have provided you with information below on their practices and available opportunity to exercise choice with respect to their Tracking Technology.
We make no representations regarding the policies or practices of third-party advertisers or advertising networks or exchanges or related third parties.
7.3 Network Advertising Opt Out
Further, while we may use a variety of companies to serve advertisements on the Service, you may wish to visit networkadvertising.org/optout, which provides information regarding this practice by Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”) members, and your choices regarding having this information used by these companies, including the “opt-out” procedures of NAI members. Opting out of one or more NAI members only means that those NAI members no longer will be allowed under their own rules to deliver targeted content and/or ads to you, which will affect this and other sites, but does not mean you will no longer receive any targeted content and/or ads. Also, if your browsers are configured to reject cookies when you visit this opt-out page, or you subsequently erase your cookies, use a different Device or change web browsers, your NAI opt-out may not, or may no longer, be effective. Additional information is available on the NAI’s web site accessible by the above link. You may also opt-out of receiving third-party behavioral ads on this site by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”) web site at optout.aboutads.info/. Similar limitations may apply to the DAA opt-out. We are not responsible for effectiveness of, or compliance with, any third-parties’ opt-out options or programs.
8. Children Under the Age of 13
We offer the Services to businesses and individuals for the purchase and sale of life policy settlements, and it is not intended for use by minors, including children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13 such that parental notice and consent under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) would be required. If you are a child under 13 years of age, you are not permitted to use the Services and you should exit this Site immediately.
In the event that we become aware that we have collected personal information from any child, we will dispose of that information in accordance with COPPA and other applicable laws and regulations. If you are a parent or guardian and you believe that your child under the age of 13 has provided us with personal information without COPPA-required consent, please contact us at email@example.com.
9. Update and Accuracy of Personal Information
Keeping information accurate and up to date is important to us. An individual may see and correct their Personal Information that we collect. Contact us at the address provided below if you wish to verify your personal information.
To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access, making corrections or deleting your Personal Information.
10. You May Opt Out of Receiving Marketing Materials at Any Time
You may cancel or modify our email marketing communications you receive from us by following the instructions contained within our promotional emails, or in some cases by logging into your Services account and changing your communication preferences.
If you subscribe to text messages from us, you can terminate a particular text message subscription by reply texting “STOP.” Subsequent or different subscriptions will be unaffected. Please note that we reserve the right to send you certain communications relating to your account or use of our Services, such as administrative and service announcements and these transactional account messages may be unaffected if you choose to opt-out from receiving our marketing communications.
11. Security Safeguards
We endeavor to incorporate commercially reasonable safeguards to help protect and secure your Personal Information and Usage Information. However, no data transmission over the Internet, mobile networks, wireless transmission or electronic storage of information can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Please note that we cannot ensure the security of any information you transmit to us and you use our Services and provide us with your information at your own risk.
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