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Privacy Policy

For details about our internet privacy policies, you may select from our privacy FAQs below:
Information RealQuote Collects


What information does RealQuote gather?

What happens when I provide personal information through your Web site?

Does RealQuote sell or give my information to other companies?

Does RealQuote provide links to other sites?

What does RealQuote do with the information collected automatically?

What does RealQuote do with personal information?

 

E-Mail

Does this site send e-mail toEmailToSiteVisitors site visitors?

Security Issues

How does RealQuote protect my personal information?

Cookies

What are cookies and why do you use them?
What information is collected by the site or in cookies?
How do I disable cookies on my browser?

Online Advertising

What is the RealQuote position regarding online advertising and third-party ad servers?
Who do I contact if I have questions about RealQuote?

What information does RealQuote gather?
RealQuote collects personal information such as name, address, phone numbers and e-mail address, when you knowingly provide it to us.  In addition, RealQuote collects information that is necessary to provide an estimated insurance policy quote.  Our Web servers automatically collect statistical information about your visit such as pages visited and which browsers are used to visit our site.  None of this information is associated with you as an individual. We use these statistics to monitor our site's performance and to make it easier for you to use.

What happens when I provide personal information through your Web site?
The information RealQuote collected will be used to provide an estimated insurance policy quote as well as allow any of our agents and affiliates to contact you for the purpose of quoting and binding insurance policies.
If the way we use information changes, we will contact you via your e-mail address provided notifying you of this change and giving you the opportunity to opt out of such use.

Does RealQuote sell or give my information to other companies?
No. We do not sell or disclose individually identifiable information obtained online about our visitors to anyone outside of our listed affiliations. The only exceptions to this rule are the following: If you specifically authorize RealQuote to share your information with another company It is required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our Web site Disclosure is necessary to protect the safety of customers, employees, or property If you provide information at an event, such as a trade show or other public meeting that RealQuote sponsors with another company, or if you register on an affiliate Web site, you may be providing information to the other company. Review the privacy statement at the event or on the other company web site to learn how they use your information. Be secure that RealQuote uses this information in accordance with this privacy policy.

Does RealQuote provide links to other sites?
Yes. Our site may contain links to other insurance industry Web sites. We are not responsible for the content or the privacy policies engaged by other sites. However, in some occurrences where a service is provided through a RealQuote partner or supplier site, such as PayPal®, you can feel confident that your information will be protected.

What does RealQuote do with the information collected automatically?
RealQuote uses cookies to collect information automatically in order to enhance your online experience as follows: Ensure that you see the correct products, pricing and availability applicable to the area in which your agency resides Management of ads you see to avoid over-delivery of the same message Limit advertisements to better match your business interests and preferences

What does RealQuote do with personal information?
Personal information you supply when obtaining a membership, purchasing products, or interacting with our advertising on RealQuote is not shared for use outside RealQuote. This information is RealQuote proprietary data and is not available to any outside company. Should any changes be made in the way we use personal information, RealQuote will contact you via e-mail notifying you of this change and give you the opportunity to choose to opt out.

E-mail

Does this site send e-mail to site visitors?
RealQuote makes every effort to continuously advance our customers' online experience by providing them with the latest information relative to the insurance industry and RealQuote products and services and in other circumstances described below. We may provide this information in any number of ways, including e-mails to our customers and online visitors who have provided their e-mail addresses to RealQuote. In addition, unless you have chosen to opt out from receiving e-mail messages from RealQuote, RealQuote may send e-mails to:

  • Conduct online surveys for RealQuote or one of our partners
  • Provide marketing information about RealQuote products and services
  • Provide information to those who have voluntarily provided their e-mail addresses to third parties in order to receive promotional material

Moreover, in the following situations, RealQuote reserves the right to communicate through e-mail with online users, including those who have opted out of receiving solicitation-based e-mails, to:

  • Notify customers about service or product affecting changes
  • Respond to an online user's e-mail
  • Confirm transactions, orders, payments and registrations placed online
  • Send information that a customer or potential customer has requested
  • Provide emergency, security and online account maintenance information

RealQuote supports and complies with all laws governing its e-mail communications and will update this policy as needed to ensure ongoing compliance.

Security Issues

How does RealQuote protect my personal information?
We are devoted to protecting the information you give us, so we apply the correct safeguards to do so. Wherever possible, RealQuote servers reside behind a corporate firewall that maintains tight controls on any access to the system from both our internal network and the Internet. RealQuote uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) to transmit sensitive information such as credit card numbers. SSL is a transport level technology for authentication and data encryption between a Web server and a Web browser. SSL sends data over the "socket" which is a secure channel at the connection layer.

Cookies

What are cookies and why do you use them?
A cookie is a small data string our server writes to your hard drive. This data string contains your unique user ID for our Web site. This technology also allows us to customize your experiences when you return visit to our Web site. For example, we're able to deliver content specific to your interests, keep track of your online ordering and alert you to new products or money saving opportunities that may come available.

What information is collected by the site or in cookies?
RealQuote collects non-personal information relative to your visit, usually in the form of cookies, log files, or clear .gif files. Cookies contain a session identification number that our systems use to recall previous authentication or order information from our servers. We may also collect your domain name, IP address, the address of the last URL you visited prior to coming to our Web site, and your browser and platform type. We use third party tracking services to help us analyze this information in the aggregate to evaluate the effectiveness of our site. In some cases, the information is collected directly by the third party and in others it is forwarded by RealQuote to the third party. The third party is not permitted to use the information for any other purpose.

How do I disable cookies on my browser?
It's important you know that a cookie cannot be used to access or otherwise compromise the data on your computer. Your privacy is always protected. However, at any time you may choose to change your browser settings to disable cookies if you do not want us to establish and maintain a unique RealQuote user ID for you. Please be aware that cookies may be required to complete certain functions on this Web site, such as ordering online. We've made it easy for you to remove cookies from your browser. Simply choose from the list below and click on the name of the browser you use to access the Internet to find instructions.

  • Microsoft® Internet Explorer 6.x
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.x
  • Netscape® 7.x
  • Netscape 6.x


Online Advertising

What is the RealQuote position regarding online advertising and third-party ad servers?

As an online advertiser, RealQuote uses information supplied from third-party companies in several ways. This is amassed data that has no personal information of any individual online user. This data is used to:

  • Evaluate and prioritize site selection when developing online media relations
  • Geographically target advertising
  • Deliver product and pricing information applicable to the customer's state
  • Gauge the effectiveness of our online advertising

Again, personal information such as name, address, phone number, or e-mail address is not collected unless you voluntarily supply this data in order to get further information about RealQuote products and services.

Who do I contact if I have questions about RealQuote?
Please visit the
Contact Us page for information on how to contact RealQuote Personel.