PRIVACY POLICY

Last Updated: Sunday, August 3rd 2008

YOUR PRIVACY, OUR COMMITTMENT

At QuoteFishing.com, we are committed to protecting your privacy. Because we value your (business), QuoteFishing.com uses secure encryption to ensure that your private personal and business information is protected. QuoteFishing.com will not sell or share any personal or business information with any person or organization unless: 1. authorized by you, 2. to participating agents or other parties involved in your transaction, or 3. as may be required by law or court order. Our Privacy Policy below explains the standards we adhere to in handling your personal and business information. We, at QuoteFishing.com would like to “Thank you” in advance for your business and continued support.

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BUSINESS MODEL

QuoteFishing.com is an online marketplace which unites consumers with insurance agents who vie for their business encompassing a variety of types of insurance products and policies. QuoteFishing.com is not an insurance agency and we do not provide quotes directly to consumers. QuoteFishing.com is a free matching service that instantly connects consumers with our network of registered insurance agents throughout the country. After submitting a request for quote application form via our web site, our customized system will match you to agents located within the geographical area in which insurance services are requested. We facilitate this interaction by forwarding agents’ information by email or telephone. You will be provided with contact information for all local agents meeting your requested insurance needs. Matching agents will use the information provided to process a quote and contact you with customized quote details. It is possible that QuoteFishing.com will be unable to provide a matching agent based upon the requested geographic location and/or insurance needs. In this instance, your information may be passed along to one of our local representatives who will contact local agents on your behalf; ensuring that you receive as many competitive quotes as possible. Any service from this site to you as an “Insurance Shopper” is free of charge. QuoteFishing.com is compensated by the many insurance agents and companies who subscribe to our lead service.

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REQUESTED INFORMATION

Personal/Business
QuoteFishing.com requests the following personal and/or business information for each of our quote requests. We pass this information on to potential matching agents so they can generate accurate customized quotes for you.

All quotes require the following personal information:

  • First and last name
  • Postal address
  • Email address
  • Phone number
Each quote then has its own unique information requirements that may include any one of the following:
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Occupation
  • Level of education
  • Marital status
  • Type of vehicle
  • Driving record
  • Family health history
Technical/Electronic Information
We collect and track certain technical and electronic information to ensure the utmost quality in your consumer experience. We may also use technical and/or electronic information to store your personal preferences so that future visits to our site are quicker for you.
  • Cookies
  • A cookie is a small file stored on a user’s computer that contains information about the user. We use either session ID cookies (which terminate once a browser is closed) or persistent cookies (which are small text files stored on a user’s hard drive for an extended period of time). Cookies allow us to see how and when you use our sites, but they cannot be used to track personal information such as email addresses or phone numbers.
  • Log files
  • We use log files to track how our sites are being accesses and used. Log files track anonymous user information such as IP addresses, browser types, Internet service providers, referring and exit pages, platform type, date and time stamps, and number of clicks to, from, and within our sites. Web logs are tracked only on our servers and do not place anything on your computer.
  • Incoming visits from advertisements
  • If you arrive at QuoteFishing.com through a banner ad, QuoteFishing.com can track where you arrived from, as well as clicks that might have impacted our servers. This information is anonymous and cannot be used to gather personal information about you.
Agent Registration Page
Our agent web site contains introductory information for insurance agents who are interested in joining our network. If you are an agent and submit information through the “Agent Registration” page, we may ask you for personal information such as your name, email address, and/or phone number. This information will be used for contact purposes but not shared with any outside parties.

Affiliates – Marketing and Websites
The affiliate section of our web site contains introductory information for people who might like to join our affiliate network. If you register as an affiliate, we will gather personal information such as your name, postal address, and/or phone number. This information is used to contact you with information such as payment delivery notifications, surveys and/or mailing list notifications. Your information is never sold or shared with any outside parties.

Feedback Page
Information shared with us through the use of our “Contact Us” form is kept confidential and used only to complete any request or inquiry you may have. This may include personal information such as your name, email address, and/or phone number. QuoteFishing.com does not sell this information to any third parties.

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USE OF INFORMATION

Personal/Business Data
When you submit an insurance quote request with QuoteFishing.com, we use your information to identify up to four qualified, licensed agents who can best serve your identified insurance needs. In the event that we cannot match you with an agent, your information may be passed on to one of our partner companies in an effort to ensure that you receive as many competitive quotes as possible.

Technical Data
QuoteFishing.com utilizes technical information such as cookies and web logs to examine how our sites are being used. We can also use cookies to track our customers’ preferences so that when they return to our web site, it is easier to navigate through our sites, without having to re-enter certain information. By analyzing the data that cookies and web logs provide, we can determine how to improve our web sites and banner ad campaigns to better serve our customers.

Links To Other Websites
Some of our sites may contain links to other sites separate from our sites. When you access these separate web sites, the providers of those sites will have access to certain information about you. Quotefising.com is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any web sites which we do not directly control.

Third Party Usage

  • Affiliate Companies
  • In the event that QuoteFishing.com agents can not serve your insurance needs, the information from your insurance quote request may be passed on to one of our affiliate companies. We feel that we would be remiss in not providing a quote merely because we were unable to locate a matching agent. In such circumstances, we pass your insurance quote request along to affiliate companies with which we have an existing contractual relationship. Our affiliate companies are reputable companies and our agreement with them requires they follow applicable laws and not misuse the data provided to them. Any contact from affiliate companies is not covered under this policy, nor are any communications you may have with agents from those partner companies.
  • Companies that process information on our behalf
  • QuoteFishing.com utilizes companies who manage our email systems and conduct surveys on our behalf. Your personal information is shared with these companies on a limited basis so that we can create and target our marketing campaigns.
  • By Law
  • QuoteFishing.com will provide your personal information in response to a lawful request from law enforcement officers, government personnel, court order, or subpoena. This information will only be shared in order to comply with a legal obligation.

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MODIFYING INFORMATION

Email Preferences
The QuoteFishing.com email communications sent to our customers consist of our customer satisfaction surveys, our newsletter, and customer tips. If you do not wish to receive these communications, please do one of the following:

  • Click the “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any email communication. (This is the fastest and easiest way to unsubscribe.)

    In certain situations, our system will be unable to process your unsubscribe request. The most likely reason for this is that you are subscribed with a different email address. At the bottom of the original email you received, you will see a line that says "you are subscribed as." This is the email address we have on file for you.
  • Send an email to marketing@QuoteFishing.com with “Unsubscribe” in the subject line.
  • Submit a written request for removal to our mailing address:

    QuoteFishing.com, Inc.
    Attn: Marketing Department
    PO Box 5652
    Elgin, IL 60123
Agent Communications
By submitting an insurance quote request with QuoteFishing.com, insurance agents will contact you using the phone number and email address you provide. To stop these communications, you must contact the agents directly and request that they stop contacting you.

If you decide to purchase insurance from one of the insurance agents matched to you through QuoteFishing.com, this policy does not cover any further contact with that agent. You should thoroughly read the Privacy Policy of the agent you select in order to make sure that you are comfortable with their policy.

Quote Requests
QuoteFishing.com is not an insurance agency. We are a free service that instantly connects you with our network of quality insurance agents. After you submit your insurance quote request via our web site, QuoteFishing.com immediately matches you with local agents and sends your information to them. This process happens instantly; therefore, there is no opportunity for you to edit your original information once it has been submitted. We recommend that you communicate any needed changes directly to the agents with whom you were matched. You can find your agent(s) contact information in our insurance quote request confirmation email. This ensures that your updates are made and that the agent uses the most accurate and up to date information available to process your quote.

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OUR COMMUNICATIONS

Confirmation email
After you submit an insurance quote request through QuoteFishing.com, you will immediately receive a confirmation email. This email will provide you with a unique quote ID, a link to your list of matching agents and helpful information to assist you in making your insurance choices. The agents contained in your matching list will be those responding to you with your customized quote(s).

In the event that a match cannot be made, your information may be passed to one of our affiliate representatives who will contact local agents on your behalf; ensuring that you receive as many competitive quotes as possible.

Follow up calls/emails from agents
Once you submit an insurance quote request through QuoteFishing.com, your quote request is matched with qualified, licensed agents. These agents may contact you via the information you provided in your insurance quote request.

Customer Communications
After submitting an insurance quote request with QuoteFishing.com, we may forward various insurance related emails to educate you on various insurance products, jargon and industry news. If you no longer wish to receive these types of communications, you can opt-out using the unsubscribe link included in every email communication. This will remove you from future QuoteFishing.com communications.

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JOB BOARD

Our job board has its own terms & conditions specific to users of that section of our site. Please visit the privacy policy on that section of our site or click here.

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JOB BOARD

Restricted / Other Areas
Certain areas of QuoteFishing.com, such as areas exclusive to our agent network or our job board, may have additional or different terms and conditions than those addressed in this policy. If you access any of these areas, you should consult the privacy policies posted in those areas.

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PRIVACY POLICY CHANGES

We may, at our sole discretion, revise this policy at any time in a manner consistent with applicable laws and regulations. If we revise this policy, including alterations to our use of your personal information, we will incorporate the revisions into this policy and will revise the “last revised” date at the top of this web page. We recommend that you regularly visit this policy in order to remain informed about any changes that we may implement.

Notice Consent
By completing our forms or applications, providing information about you on this and the following pages, you acknowledge and authorize QuoteFishing.com to:

  1. You have read and understand all sections of QuoteFishing.com’s privacy policy.
  2. QuoteFishing.com may forward information you submit to third parties for the purposes of providing you information and quotes about insurance, that such third parties may contact you by the email addresses, physical address or phone numbers that you provide, and that such third parties may use your information to gather additional information about you, such as insurance or credit scores.
  3. QuoteFishing.com may contact you using the information you provide.
  4. You are an actual person, you have the right to provide the information you submit, and the information you submit is accurate, complete and truthful.
**If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Notice and the Privacy Policy, then do not enter your information and do not continue with this process and do not provide your information to QuoteFishing.com, in which case QuoteFishing.com will not be able to have any quotes or information for insurance provided to you.**