Privacy Facts Statement
We collect personal information about you for the purposes of quoting and servicing your insurance policy. More information.
We will use and disclose your personal information only for the purposes for which it was given to us, for related secondary purposes that you’d reasonably expect, with your consent, or as otherwise may be required or authorised by law More information.
Recipients may include claims representatives, other insurance companies, our related entities, service providers (including insurance claim data collectors), law enforcement, courts, and government agencies. Your information will be transferred to our data processing systems in the United States, which are shared with and operated by our related entities. We will not use or share your personal information with other organisations for their marketing purposes.
You may access and correct personal information that we hold about you. More information.
We will not send you promotional emails without your consent. More information.
You can have your computer warn you about or reject all website cookies by changing the settings on your browser. More information.
Our website may contain links to other sites that are not maintained by us. Please be sure to read the privacy and security policies of these sites.
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About this notice
We collect personal information about you and other drivers for the purposes of quoting and servicing your insurance policy. This includes underwriting and rating the insurance, controlling fraud (underwriting and claims), investigating and settling any insurance claims, communicating with you, and conducting research and actuarial analyses to improve our products and pricing. Without this information, we may not be able to provide a quote for or service your insurance policy.
In most cases, we collect personal information directly from you. This information may include your name, street and email addresses, phone number, date of birth, gender, marital status, education level, residential status, licence status and history, driving history, information about other drivers, vehicle details, garaging address, and prior insurance details. For rating and claim purposes, we will also obtain from third party service providers information concerning any past bankruptcies, driving history and claim information. Information about prior claims is obtained from Insurance Reference Services.
If you have an accident that may be covered by your insurance policy, we will obtain additional information about you and the accident in order to investigate and settle your insurance claim. We will obtain this information from you, police reports, and third parties, such as witnesses and people involved in the accident.
Our website will also obtain information that is unique to Internet transactions. It includes the website that linked you to ours, your computer operating system, and the pages you viewed on our site. Our website will also store "cookies" on your computer. Cookies collect technical data, like your Internet protocol (IP) address, operating system, and session ID. They can also save certain information entered by you.
Use and Disclosure
We will use and disclose your personal information only for the purposes for which it was given to us, for related secondary purposes that you’d reasonably expect, with your consent, or as otherwise may be required or authorised by law, such as applicable exemptions under the Privacy Act 1988.
Disclosures include those that we feel are required to provide insurance claims or customer service, prevent fraud, perform research or comply with the law. Recipients may include, for example, claims representatives, other insurance companies, our related entities, service providers, law enforcement, courts, and government agencies. We are members of Insurance Reference Services (IRS), an industry claims database, and claim and/or policy information may be reported to IRS as part of the industry's objective of controlling fraud.
Your information will be transferred to our data processing systems in the United States. These systems are shared with and operated by our related entities in the United States who will have access to your information in order to quote and service your insurance policy, as described above.
We will not use or share your personal information with other organisations for their marketing purposes without your consent.
We restrict access to your personal information to our employees and others who we feel must use it to provide our products and services. Their use of the information is limited by law, our employee code of conduct, and written agreements where appropriate. We also maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect your information.
Access and Correction
You may receive a copy of the information for a fee to cover our costs. We may not provide access to certain information, such as privileged information about insurance claims or lawsuits, but we will provide a reason for denying any such access.
To correct information about you, send a written request as described above, explaining your desired correction. Within 10 business days, we will either make the requested correction or tell you why we will not.
If we make your requested correction, we will notify you in writing. If we do not make the requested correction, you may file with us a concise written statement about why you object, including the information you think is correct. Your statement will then become part of your file.
Complaints About Your Privacy or Personal Information
You may appeal if you are refused access to a document, or we have refused to amend information on your personal records, or believe you have a general privacy matter to resolve.
We will endeavour to resolve any dispute you may have quickly and fairly. However, if you feel your matter is unresolved, you can make an appeal by emailing your Progressive Customer Ombudsman at email@example.com. If, after contacting the Progressive Customer Ombudsman, you are not satisfied with the outcome, you can refer the matter to the Office of Australian Information Commissioner by telephone 1300 363 992 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
When you visit our Australian websites, we use the information we collect to provide services to you and to help understand what you want so that we can enhance your online experience. For example, if you start an insurance quote on our website, but decide to finish it later, we will save your information so you can pick up where you left off. We also use this information to analyse use of our websites.
We may use advertising companies to display our ads on websites. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information about your visits to websites, together with non-personally identifiable information about your purchases and interests from other online and offline sources, to provide ads about goods and services of interest to you. In addition, we may share website usage information with these companies to manage and target ads and for market research. We and our ad companies may note some of the pages you visit on our site through Web beacons. While serving ads to this site, our ad companies may place or recognize unique cookies on your computer.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to reject all cookies. In most cases, you can do this by changing the settings on your browser (e.g., Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, etc.). Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser’s “Help” menu to learn how to modify its settings to reflect your cookie preferences. However, if you choose to reject cookies, you may not have access to many features that make your Web experience smoother, and some of our services may not function properly. Flash cookies may be managed using the Adobe Flash Player™ Setting Manager available at adobe.com.
When you quote or buy insurance on our website, we collect your email address so that we can send you emails concerning your transactions with us, and other information we think you’ll find useful.
We will also use your email address to provide updates about our products and services. You can stop receiving promotional updates by using the Contact Us link on this page or by emailing us at email@example.com
To ensure you get our emails, our service provider or we may receive confirmations when you open them or click through email links. These confirmations may also show whether your email application supports graphics, so we can tailor our messages to you.
Our security measures help ensure that your data is secured and encrypted, so that others cannot access it while in transit. We limit access to our servers and require our employees to adhere to high standards of ethics and integrity in performing their jobs.
We use a secure server and security protocol to safeguard information you provide during the purchase process. Our secure server uses a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) to interact with you when you provide personal information during the purchase process. We handle your information via 128-bit encryption. Every secure page on our websites has a digital certificate by VeriSign Class 3 Secure Server CA - G3. This is shown via the site certificate that resides on all secure pages. Refer to your web browser’s documentation for information on how to verify you are connected to our web site securely.
Links to other Websites
Our website may contain links to other sites that are not maintained by us. These links are solely for your convenience. We make no warranties or representations about other websites. We recommend that you read the privacy and security policies of these sites.
Technical Jargon Defined
A small text file saved in your computer when you access certain Web pages. Cookies identify you to the website that gave you the cookie. Back
A small file that can be transferred to your computer and used for authentication. Once installed, it can be automatically used as needed. Back
Internet protocol (IP) address:
A string of numbers that are translated into a domain name. Back
The program responsible for overseeing the basic hardware resources of a computer. UNIX, DOS, Windows, and Macintosh System 7 are examples of operating systems. Back
A computer system set up to provide privacy, integrity, and authentication in communications. (See SSL). Back
A specification that describes how computers will talk securely to each other on a computer network. Back
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL):
A protocol that delivers server authentication, data encryption, and message integrity. SSL encrypts Internet communications.Back
The code used to keep track of a person as they interact with a server. Back
This is the same as a digital certificate, but it is used on the server rather than at the browser. Back
A way of making data unreadable to everyone except the receiver. It’s a common way of sending credit card numbers and data over the Internet. It is used by SSL. Back
Also called a Web bug, pixel tag or clear GIF, a Web beacon is a clear graphic image placed in Web pages. Web beacons are used in conjunction with cookies to monitor user activity on a website. Back