Updated as of 1/1/2020
Winston Benefits, Inc. and its affiliates and related entities (collectively, “Company”) are committed to protecting the privacy of certain data that is collected from you and that you submit when you access this web site or web sites under our operation and control (collectively, the “Site”). We recognize the sensitive nature of much of the information with which we are entrusted on a daily basis, and we are committed to the highest standards of privacy. The nature of our business requires that we gather information that is of a personal nature, whether it is financial, medical or other information that you wish to keep protected. The following outline is intended to familiarize you with our policies for the gathering, use, maintenance and protection of private information. The examples given are intended to be for illustrative purposes only, and therefore, should not be considered a complete representation of our practices.
Information We May Collect
As you are probably aware, in the course of our relationship with you, we may collect information from a variety of sources. We collect this information in order to carry out our business functions and provide the highest quality of service to you. Most of our information comes directly from you. Information comes to us from third parties, including governmental agencies, employers, insurance carriers and consumer reporting agencies or other public sources. We may obtain information about your business or occupation, property, health, credit history and income, as well as personal identification information such as names, birth dates, addresses, social security and drivers’ license numbers, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses. The Company also may ask you to provide information about yourself in connection with an application for employment.
The Company may compile statistical information concerning the usage of the Site. This information allows the Company to monitor its utilization and continuously improve its quality. Examples of this information would include, but not be limited to, the number of visitors to the Site, or to sections or pages within the Site, patterns of traffic flowing through the Site, length of time spent on the Site, or in sections or pages of the Site, the other sites that refer visitors to the Site, the pages of the Site that visitors frequently use as entry and exit points, utilization of the browser and operating systems and versions used by visitors to the Site, etc.
In order to compile this information, the Company may collect and store your IP address, your operating system version, your browser version, the pages you visit within the Site, the length of time you spend on pages within the Site, the site from which you linked to ours, search terms you used in search engines which resulted in you linking to the Site, etc. While all of this information can be associated with the IP address your computer had while you visited the Site, it will not be associated with you as an individual, or associated with any other information you may submit through the Site, or that Company may store about you for any other purposes.
The Company may use web site “cookies” in the process of compiling the statistical information mentioned above and to tailor certain pages of the Site for your browsing convenience. You have the option of setting your browser to reject cookies, but our Site may not function correctly if you do. Refer to the Help feature of your browser for information on disabling cookies.
The Site is not directed to children under age 18. The Company does not knowingly collect any personal information from children under 18 years of age. If you are concerned about your child’s use of the Site, you may use web-filtering technology to supervise or limit access to the Site.
Disclosure of Information
In the course of our normal business activities, we may disclose collected information to both affiliates and non-affiliated entities, as we deem necessary and appropriate for our business and the administration of the Site. We will not disclose your information for any purposes other than those in conjunction with the business and commercial activities requested of us unless otherwise permitted or required by law. The business activities include the provision of brokerage, benefits administration and other related services and performing other functions of our business. Affiliated entities are within the , while non-affiliated entities are those outside of the Winston’s family of companies with which we conduct our activities. We endeavor to choose non-affiliates with similar standards to ours regarding the protection of private information.
If you decide to provide personal information to the Company, in no case will the Company sell, license or transmit that information to third parties, except as required or permitted by law. Any information that you voluntarily share with the Company in a form is kept strictly confidential and fully secure.
Do Not Track
“Do Not Track” is a privacy preference that you can set in your Internet search browser that sends a signal to a website that you do not want the website operator to track certain browsing information about you. However, because our Site is not configured to detect Do Not Track signals from a user’s computer, we are unable to respond to Do Not Track requests.
Safeguarding of Information
No system for safeguarding personal or other information is 100% secure. However, we maintain reasonable safeguards intended to maintain the privacy and security of personal information obtained through the Site. For example, our employees are trained on our privacy policies and procedures and employees who violate these policies and procedures are subject to disciplinary action.
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