The Beere&Purves websites contain information regarding Beere&Purves and its services. The services described in this site are available only in those states and territories of the U.S. specifically referred to within the description of each such program.
If you visit Beere&Purves' websites, we may gather and store certain information about your visit. The information that we collect does not personally identify you and cannot be linked back to you unless you decide at some point to identify yourself. If you are browsing, we may collect the following information: the type of browser and operating system used, the IP address, the date and time you access our site, the number of times you have accessed our site, whether your computer is enabled for Java or cookies, browser language, application and plug-ins, the pages you visit and if you linked to a Beere&Purves website from another website, and the address of that website. We use this information to generate statistics and measure site activity to better provide you with a smooth and efficient experience in using our website.
The information we collect through this website and from other sources is used to provide information for health insurance coverage through Beere&Purves’ health plan carriers and to provide other products and services to our brokers. We may share information with our contracting health plan carriers during the underwriting process, as well as affiliated businesses as necessary, to provide services through such companies. The information we receive is a significant part of our business and one of our primary assets. In the future, we might buy, sell, exchange, assign, or trade business assets, which may include this information. Also, in the event that Beere&Purves is, or substantially all of its assets are acquired, customer information may be one of the transferred assets. We may also release personally identifiable information when we believe that the release of such information is required by law or is necessary to protect the rights, property, or safety of Beere&Purves, or others.
Beere&Purves will receive and store information which may be personally identifiable to you (such as name, address, e-mail address, gender, age, type of request, and possibly additional information) whenever you and/or your affiliate provides this information to us through this website. We may also obtain information about you from third parties. We may obtain information about employers and their employees through a participating insurance broker. This can occur when the employer requests a quotation for health insurance coverage. In order to obtain a quotation from Beere&Purves, the broker will obtain information regarding the employer’s business and employees. This information is provided to us in order to obtain a quote. We may also receive the aforementioned information regarding employers and employees when a broker uses our online account management functionality. This personal information is collected and stored in a manner appropriate to the nature of the data, and may be passed on to our affiliates. Once our affiliates, receive this information, that data also becomes the property of each respective affiliate. Any request to opt out of future communications from such affiliates must be made directly to each such party.
Even though we endeavor to ensure that all available procedural safeguards are integrated into our website and we adhere to the generally accepted standards of security for the purpose of protecting information provided by visitors to this website, transmission of information through our website has the potential of being unstable, unreliable and insecure. Beere&Purves makes every effort to ensure the secure collection and transmission of sensitive user information using industry-accepted data collection and encryption methodologies such as TLS (Transport Layer Security), SSL (Secure Socket Layer) and PGP (Pretty Good Privacy); however, there is a risk that such information may be illegally intercepted. Additionally, the servers that store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment in a locked room. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to this information. Our employees are required to use password-protected screen-savers and must re-enter their password to re-gain access to your information when they return after leaving their desks. Employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices.
This website is not designed for or intentionally targeted at children 13 years of age or younger. The Beere&Purves websites comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA). COPPA and its accompanying FTC regulation protect the privacy of children using the Internet. Beere&Purves does not knowingly collect or solicit personally identifiable information from children under 13. The Beere&Purves websites are not intended to solicit information of any kind from children under 13, and is designed to block our knowing acceptance of any such information unless such information is provided by or with the consent of the child’s parents or guardians. It is possible that by fraud or deception we may receive information pertaining to children under 13. If we are notified of this, as soon as we verify the information, we will immediately obtain parental consent or otherwise delete the information from our servers. If you want to notify us of our receipt of information by children under 13, please do so by emailing us at [email protected]
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits our users who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. We currently do not share any personal information with third parties for their own direct marketing purposes.
You have the legal right to access and edit the Personally Identifiable Information that you have provided to us. You may change any of your Personally Identifiable Information in your account online at any time. You may also access and correct your personal information and privacy preferences by writing us at 1350 Treat Blvd Ste. 470, Walnut Creek, CA 94597. You can also contact us by email at [email protected], or FAX at (888)978-7837. You should be cautious about sending personal information updates through unencrypted email. Please include your name, address, and/or e-mail address when you contact us. We encourage you to promptly update your Personally Identifiable Information if it changes. You may ask to have the information on your account deleted or removed; however, because we keep track of past transactions, you cannot delete information associated with past transactions on this site. In addition, it may be impossible to completely delete your information without some residual information because of backups.
The Company may share information with authorized partners regarding "Aggregated Quoting Activity" that takes place on our websites (defined as all quoting activity including any information relating thereto except for group level data).
From time-to-time, we may offer free e-newsletters and occasionally send out promotional e-mails as a service to our visitors. We send e-mails only if the user has opted to receive communications from Beere&Purves through its websites or its affiliates.
The Beere&Purves websites may in the future include chat rooms, forums, message boards, news groups and/or links to social networking sites. If so, Beere&Purves shall be deemed as a passive conduit and will not be liable for any of the transmitted information. Any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information. You should exercise caution before disclosing your personal information via these public venues, which you do at your own risk. If you do so, you may receive unsolicited emails or “spam.” Beere&Purves cannot safeguard the privacy of personally identifiable information that is disclosed and can be viewed or accessed online in this manner.
Current: February 8, 2018