Dear Clients and Prospective Clients:
As a current client or prospective client of our agency, we take this opportunity to both thank you and share with you the importance with which we hold the privacy and confidentiality of your insurance and personal information.
Northwest Insurance Services, as a member of the financial services industry, has been and continues to be subject to federal and state privacy laws regarding the collection and exchange of your insurance and personal information. Our agency gathers the necessary information from you and other public and insurance sources to execute the insurance market search, quotation and placement for the insurance coverage to address your needs and loss exposures; as agreed upon with you. We collect nonpublic personal information about you from the following sources:
§ Information we receive from you on applications or other forms;
§ Information about your transactions with us, our affiliates or others;
§ Information we receive from consumer reporting agencies;
§ Information we receive from industry-related databases to which we access.
In doing so, Northwest Insurance Services exchanges such information only with other industry-related parties that are similarly obligated under state and federal privacy laws.
As we place your insurance with these parties, our agency retains such information for only those activities required to underwrite, issue and service your insurance policies and to provide you any agreed-upon services outside of the insurance policies themselves. We restrict access to nonpublic personal information about you to those employees who need to know that information to provide products or services to you. We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal regulations to safeguard your nonpublic personal information.