General-Insurance-Quote is committed to protecting your private information. This Privacy Statement describes the information that we collect when you visit one of our sites. It also describes how we use that information, and how you can update it. We reserve the right to append or otherwise modify this Privacy Statement at any time. Please re-visit this page occasionally to check for updates.
Telephone Consumer Protection Act Compliance
If you provide a cell phone number with your contact information, General-Insurance-Quote and/or General-Insurance-Quote’s clients may dial this number, possibly using an autodialer, to provide quote information and/or seek additional information in order to provide a quote. By providing a cell phone number, you agree to be contacted at that cell phone number, regardless of whether you, or someone else, is in possession of the cell phone when contact is made. Entering into this agreement is not a condition of purchasing any goods or services.
Information We Collect
Collecting various types of information from our visitors allows General-Insurance-Quote to periodically adjust this site to meet our users’ needs and expectations. Some of this information is collected automatically, through cookies. Other information is collected when you register for any of our online services, or when you request information from one of our insurance partners.
Information Collected Automatically
Some information is automatically sent to General-Insurance-Quote by your browser or Internet session each time you visit one of our sites. These types of information include:
- The name of your browser, e.g., Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator.
- Your Internet domain, e.g., AOL, Netcom, Earthlink, etc.
- You computer’s operating system, e.g., Windows, Macintosh, UNIX, Linux.
- Your navigation path, e.g., the URL(s) that you use to access our site, which of our pages you visit, and where you go when you leave.
- Your IP address.
This information allows us to see how users are finding our sites, and which pages are visited the most often. We can then use this information to make our web sites more useful and more user-friendly.
Third Party Advertisers
General-Insurance-Quote works with third party advertisers and other vendors to serve ads and collect data on our sites. These companies may use information (including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to these and other websites in order to provide advertisements on these sites and other websites about goods and services that may be of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.
Information You Provide to Us
In addition to the information automatically collected by your browser, General-Insurance-Quote also collects information that you provide to us when you request quote information.
Our web sites provide users with the opportunity to request quote information from insurance providers and brokers. To do this, we collect contact information (name, address, phone number, email address, gender, age, work experience, etc.) as well as information relevant to the applicant’s insurability (driver history, vehicle usage, etc). This contact information is then provided to the insurance partners from which the user has requested quote information.
By submitting a quote request, you authorize General-Insurance-Quote to provide your information to insurance agents, both local and national. You also authorize General-Insurance-Quote to provide your information to one of our third party agent networks in the event that our primary agent network has few or no agents in your zip code. You authorize these agent networks to share your information with their vendors, suppliers, and insurance carriers in order to generate information for your quotes. By submitting a quote request, you acknowledge that General-Insurance-Quote’ s service requires you to agree that our partner companies may obtain a consumer report or credit score from a consumer reporting agency (also known as a credit bureau) and that these partner companies do not have the right to obtain a consumer report or credit score without your written instruction which you are granting by clicking the submit button. Accordingly, by submitting a quote request you instruct consumer reporting agencies to provide a consumer report or credit score on you to these partner companies if requested within a reasonable date from the time you submit information to General-Insurance-Quote. In the event that one of our partner companies obtains this credit information that partner company will not share this information with any other party, including insurance carriers, but insurance carriers may elect to obtain credit information on their own in connection with the quoting and underwriting of the requested insurance. Where permitted by law, some insurance companies or their agents may confirm your information, through the use of consumer reports, which may include credit score and driving record.
By submitting a quote request, you also authorize General-Insurance-Quote to provide the information submitted in the quote request to third party marketing partners so that they can market related products or services to you. If you do not want us to make your information available to these companies, you can click here to unsubscribe.
How We Use This Information
The information that is automatically collected by this web site allows General-Insurance-Quote to further develop and improve the layout, design, and usability of the site, in order to better serve your Internet needs. Information you provide to us is used for marketing purposes, and may result in follow-up communications.
General-Insurance-Quote may share personally identifiable information with insurance agents and insurance carriers for the purposes of providing quotes.
How Our Insurance Partners May Use This Information
IMPORTANT: All proposed named insured listed on this application must be made aware of the following:
In order to provide you with the most accurate quotes possible, insurance companies may need to obtain additional background information about you. As an example Consumer reports may be ordered in connection with your insurance application. These reports provide information that may assist in determining your eligibility for insurance and the price you may be charged. Consumer reports may also be used for updates, renewals or extensions of this insurance. The insurance company may also obtain and use a credit-based insurance score based on information contained in your credit report. The insurance company may use a third party in connection with the development of the insurance score.
Your Rights—Our Obligations
The company respects the privacy of users visiting our sites and will abide by all applicable laws concerning the release of personal information. On occasion, we may use certain directory information that we collect from you to send you information, via direct mail or email, about products and services, or updates and other information that we think may be of interest to you. We may share this information with our insurance partners to bring similar information to your attention. If you tell us that you do not wish to have this information used as a basis for further contact with you, we will respect your wishes. Please contact us to request that your name and address should be removed from our lists. If you do not want to receive e-mails from us, please submit a request to have your e-mail address unsubscribed by clicking here .
Our Security Measures
Our web sites have security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and/or alteration of the information under our control.
Why We Use "Cookies"
Links From Our Site To Other Sites
Some of our sites may contain links to other sites external to our sites. When you access these external web sites, the providers of the sites will have access to certain information about you. General-Insurance-Quote is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any web sites which we do not directly control.
Data created by a web server that is stored on a user’s computer. A cookie provides a way for the web site to keep track of a user’s patterns and preferences and, with the cooperation of the Web browser, to store them on the user’s own hard disk.
The cookies contain a range of URLs (web addresses) for which they are valid. When the browser encounters those URLs again, it sends those specific cookies to the Web server. For example, if a user’s ID is stored as a cookie, it saves that person from typing in the same information all over again when accessing that service for the second and subsequent time during the same browser session.
IP (Internet Protocol) Address
This is the address of a computer attached to a TCP/IP network. Every client and server station must have a unique IP address. Client workstations have either a permanent address or one that is dynamically assigned for each dial-up session. IP addresses are written as four sets of numbers separated by periods; for example, 188.8.131.52.
A browser session is defined as the period of time a browser is in consecutive use. The session begins when you open the browser and ends when you close it. When you re-open the browser, you begin a new session.
SSL Encryption (Secure Sockets Layer)
The leading security protocol on the Internet. When an SSL session is started, the browser sends its public key to the server so that the server can securely send a secret key to the browser. The browser and server exchange data via secret key encryption during that session. General-Insurance-Quote also uses SSL encryption whenever we display your personal information (e.g. name and address).
URL (Uniform Resource Locator)
An Internet address. URLs are used to locate sites on the Internet and to navigate between sites and pages within sites. The URL for General-Insurance-Quote is //General-Insurance-Quote.org.