What Information Do We Collect?
As described in detail below, we may collect certain identifying information from or about you, including Personal Information (as defined below), in connection with your use of, or your submissions to, the Website (collectively, the “Collected Information”). Bernard Williams uses the information we collect to provide services to you, to improve the Website’s content, materials, and services, and to more effectively and efficiently respond to both current and future customer inquiries.
Cookies and Usage Reports
By placing a small file known as a “cookie” on your computer, Bernard Williams’ servers passively gather information about all visitors’ use of the Website for statistical and market research purposes. The Collected Information we track with cookies includes, but is not limited to, the type of browser and Internet-connected device being used to access the Website, your Internet protocol (“IP”) address, your home domain or Internet service provider, how you were directed to the Website, which specific pages you access on the Website, how long you view each page, and the total number of visitors to the Website.
If you correspond with Bernard Williams through the Website or via email, the Collected Information may include the content of, and metadata regarding, any correspondence you may have with us. We treat all correspondence in the same confidential manner as all other Collected Information.
Personal Information Provided by You
The Website may include web pages that give you the opportunity to provide us with Personal Information about yourself. You do not have to provide us with Personal Information if you do not want to; however, if you choose not to, that may limit your ability to use certain functions of this Website or to request certain services or information.
Online Account Management
If you elected to subscribe to any online services at the Website, including the ability to manage your account online, you will be required to submit Personal Information for the purpose of verifying your identity and your authority to manage the account. This Personal Information will be used exclusively by Bernard Williams, our agents, suppliers, and third-party service providers for internal use and to respond to your service requests. All online account management pages use industry-standard encryption to secure all personally identifiable information transmitted between Bernard Williams’ servers and your computer.
How Do We Use and Share The Information That We Collect?
We do not use or share Personal Information submitted to the Website unless we are authorized to do so, or we are required to do so by law. Please see our Notice of Privacy Practices, available at http://www.bernardwilliamsinsurance.com/, for a description of how we use and share your Personal Information, and your rights with regard thereto.
We may use Collected Information that is not Personal Information to analyze and improve the content, features, services, and applications that we make available on the Website. If you contact us for support or assistance, we may use information about you or your system for purposes such as verifying whether your system meets the minimum requirements needed to use the Website and our various services.
We may also disclose information about you if we become subject to a subpoena or court order, or if we are otherwise legally required to disclose information. We may also disclose information about you to establish or exercise our legal rights, to assert and defend against legal claims, or if we believe such disclosure is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take other action regarding actual or suspected illegal or fraudulent activities or potential threats to the physical safety or well-being of any person.
As Bernard Williams grows and develops its business, it is possible that its corporate structure or organization might change or that it might merge or otherwise combine with, or that it or portions of its business might be acquired by, another company. In any such transactions, customer information generally is, and should be expected to be, one of the transferred business assets.
What Choices Do You Have?
When submitting information, corresponding, making requests for information, and otherwise interacting with Bernard Williams and its representatives through or in connection with the Website, you choose what information to supply or submit, whether you wish to receive further information, and how you may be contacted. Please take care to share only such information as is needed or that you believe is appropriate. If you have created an online account, you may change your correspondence preferences by logging into your account. You may disable your online account access at any time, however, this will not necessarily result in the deletion of any Collected Information.
How Do We Protect Information Collected About You?
Information for Children under 13
Our Website is intended for insurance and financial products and services and is not intended for children. We do not market any products or services to children under the age of thirteen or knowingly collect any information from children under the age of thirteen. If we become aware that information is or has been submitted by or collected from a child under the age of thirteen, we will delete this information.
Who Can You Contact For More Information?
If you have any questions or suggestions about the Website, Bernard Williams, our services, or our privacy practices, please contact us at the number or address given below.
Bernard Williams & Company, LLC
6001 Chatham Center Drive, Suite 100
Savannah, GA 31405