As a licensee of the New York State Insurance Department, Gotham Brokerage Co., Inc. is required to develop a comprehensive written customer information security program pursuant to Sections 501, 505(b), and 507 of the federal Gramm-Leach-Baliley Act. Accordingly, this program is designed to:
a. ensure the security and confidentiality of customer information;
b. protect against any anticipated threats or hazards to the security or integrity of the information;
c. protect against unauthorized access to or use of the information that could result in substantial harm or inconvenience to any customer.
Gotham Brokerage Co., Inc. has been serving the insurance needs of our customers for more than 30 years. To continue to provide products and services that respond to your insurance needs, Gotham Brokerage Co., Inc. collects certain personal information about you, which is described below. At Gotham Brokerage Co., Inc., we respect the privacy of our customers. We do not sell or knowingly share our customer lists with anyone else for the purpose of marketing their products to you.
The Personal Information We Collect.
Gotham Brokerage Co., Inc. collects personal information about you and the members of your household to conduct business operations, provide customer service, offer new products, and satisfy legal and regulatory requirements.
We may collect the following categories of information about you from these sources:
Information from you directly, including information from applications, worksheets, questionnaires, claim forms or other documents (such as name, address, driver’s license number and amount of coverage requested).
Information about your transactions with us, the insurance companies and wholesalers with whom we do business or others (such as products or services purchased, claims made, account balances and payment history).
Information from a consumer reporting agency (such as motor vehicle reports).
Information from other sources (such as prior loss information and demographic information).
Information from visitors to our web site such as that provided through online forms .
“Opt Out” Option
The law permits certain types of disclosures, such as for the processing of the insurance transaction without allowing an opt out. Gotham Brokerage Co., Inc. does not have an opt out option as we do not disclose your personal information to non-affiliated third parties other than as described below. Therefore, no action is required by you.
The Personal Information We Share.
Gotham Brokerage Co., Inc. may disclose the personal information we collect only to service, process or administer business operations such as underwriting and claims, and for other purposes such as the marketing of products or services, regulatory compliance, the detection or prevention of fraud, or as otherwise required or allowed by law. These disclosures may be made without prior authorization from you, as permitted by law.
Sharing Personal Information with Others.
Gotham Brokerage Co., Inc. may disclose the personal information we collect to affiliated and non-affiliated parties for processing and servicing transactions, such as insurance companies, other insurance brokers, property and automobile appraisers, auditors, claim adjusters and third party administrators. For example, Gotham Brokerage Co., Inc. may disclose personal information to other parties that perform services for us such as customer service or account maintenance. Specific examples include mailing information to you and maintaining or developing software for us. Gotham Brokerage Co., Inc. may also disclose personal information to non-affiliated parties as permitted by law. For example, we may disclose information as required in response to a subpoena, to detect or prevent fraud or to comply with an inquiry or requirement of a government agency or regulator.
Sharing Personal Information with Service Providers or for Joint Marketing.
Gotham Brokerage Co., Inc. may disclose the personal information we collect to your insurance company so that they can market financial products and services to you, and to service providers who perform functions for us. We may also share information with companies that assist us in our sales efforts. Any such disclosure is required to be subject to an agreement with us that includes a confidentiality provision. We do not disclose personal information to other financial institutions.
Confidentiality and Security of Personal Information
Access to personal information is allowed for business purposes only. The people who have access to personal information, including employees of Gotham Brokerage Co., Inc. and nonemployees performing business functions for Gotham Brokerage Co., Inc., are under obligations to safeguard such information. Gotham Brokerage Co., Inc. maintains safeguards to guard your personal information.
Personal Information of Former Customers.
Gotham Brokerage Co., Inc. may choose to modify this policy at any time.
“Customer” and “you” mean any individual who obtains or has obtained a financial product or service from Gotham Brokerage Co., Inc. that is to be used primarily for personal, family or household purposes. This notice applies to customers only.
“Personal information” means nonpublic personal information, which is defined by law as personally identifiable financial information provided by you to Gotham Brokerage Co., Inc., resulting from a transaction with or any service performed for you by Gotham Brokerage Co., Inc., or otherwise obtained by Gotham Brokerage Co., Inc.. Personal information does not include publicly available information as defined by applicable law.
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