The Collection of Information on EarthquakeAuthority.com
When visitors access EarthquakeAuthority.com, CEA may automatically collect non-personally identifiable information about them, including, among other things, the links visitors use to arrive at EarthquakeAuthority.com, the domain and host from which visitors access the Internet, the type of Web browser that visitors use, the type of operating system in use, IP addresses, and the number and frequency of visitors who visit various pages of our site.
We only collect personally identifiable information about visitors when they voluntarily submit it to us. For example, we ask for information when a visitor registers for a service through EarthquakeAuthority.com. We may also ask for a visitor's name and email address if the visitor wants to submit a question to us via email message or wishes to link to EarthquakeAuthority.com.
Also, from claims representatives and agents who visit CEA testing and on-line training Web sites or from those Web sites themselves (which third-party Web sites are hosted and operated by independent contractors of CEA), we collect personally identifiable information such as name, email address, license number and type, insurance company affiliation, phone number, and test results.
Use of Information
We may use non-personally identifiable information collected from visitors to EarthquakeAuthority.com to review our Web site, to guide decisions about developing EarthquakeAuthority.com, and to provide an enhanced online experience for our visitors. We may also use non-personally identifiable information to identify, on an aggregate basis, general trends that may, for example, assist us in determining how to work with CEA’s participating insurers to provide or make more broadly available a wider array of insurance products.
We may use personally identifiable information collected from visitors to EarthquakeAuthority.com for any of the following purposes: (1) to answer visitors' questions, (2) to provide services and other information visitors specifically request or register for through our Web site, (3) to develop and improve EarthquakeAuthority.com, (4) to protect the security and integrity of EarthquakeAuthority.com, (5) for internal business purposes, or (6) for claims representatives and agents who visit one of the testing and on-line training pages or Web sites linked to EarthquakeAuthority.com (which third-party Web sites are hosted and operated by independent contractors of CEA), for the purposes expressly referred to on those pages and Web sites, and to report the results of those training and testing experiences to the California Department of Insurance for purposes of securing appropriate continuing-education credit.
Disclosure of Information
CEA may transfer or otherwise disclose the information it collects from its Web site visitors to contractors, consultants, regulators, and service providers, if the disclosure will enable that party to perform a business, professional, or technical-support function for the visitor or for CEA. For example, we may use service providers to offer customized search capabilities, to help provide services, including testing services, and information upon a visitor's request, or to improve the performance of EarthquakeAuthority.com. We require these service providers by contract to keep any personally identifiable information visitors provide on EarthquakeAuthority.com confidential. When visitors register for an event through EarthquakeAuthority.com, CEA may share personally identifiable registration information with appropriate parties involved in the event. CEA may also transfer or otherwise disclose personally identifiable information (1) in response to judicial process, (2) to protect against or prevent actual or potential fraud, claims, or other liability, (3) to provide information to law enforcement agencies or in connection with an investigation on a matter related to public safety (as permitted by law), or (4) if required to do so by law.
CEA does not sell any personally identifiable information that visitors enter on EarthquakeAuthority.com and does not sell or disclose any such information to third parties for marketing purposes.
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Last revised September 2006.