Like most website operators, Providence Insurance collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Providence Insurance’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Providence Insurance’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Providence Insurance may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Providence Insurance also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Providence Insurance does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Providence Insurance’s websites choose to interact with Providence Insurance in ways that require Providence Insurance to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Providence Insurance gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for an account at this website to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Providence Insurance are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Providence Insurance collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Providence Insurance Providence Insurance does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Use of Personal Data
Providence Insurance may collect aggregated statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Providence Insurance may monitor the most popular website account on this site. Providence Insurance may display this information publicly or provide it to others. Providence Insurance does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Providence Insurance discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Providence Insurance’s behalf or to provide services available at Providence Insurance’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Providence Insurance’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Providence Insurance will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Providence Insurance discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when Providence Insurance believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Providence Insurance, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Providence Insurance website and have supplied your email address, Providence Insurance may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Providence Insurance and our products. We expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Providence Insurance takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.