Learn about how we treat your data
Please read this Policy carefully to understand it regarding your information and how we will treat it. By accessing or using our Online Services, you agree to this Policy. This Policy may change from time to time. Your continued use of the Online Services after we make changes is acceptance of those changes, so please check the Policy periodically for updates. This Policy has been developed and is maintained in accordance with all applicable Texas and federal laws and regulations.
What information does IIAT collect?
The information we learn from visitors helps us personalize and improve your experience on the Online Services.
Types of Information Collected and How it is Used:
Aggregate Information: We collect non-personal information about you to measure traffic using Online Services. This non-personal information is collected automatically on an aggregate basis using a cookie placed on your hard drive by your Internet browser. The cookie allows us to track the number of visits to pages for each session on the Online Services and will not track your activity after leaving the Online Services.
If you do not want the Online Services to collect information using cookies, you can set your web browser to reject cookies from the Online Services. Each browser is different, so you should check your browser’s “Help” menu to learn how to change your cookie preferences. If you reject or block cookies from the Online Services, however, the Online Services may not function as intended. Turning this off will decrease benefits and personalization of the site. The information is not saved or distributed to others by us except as provided for below.
Registration Information: The information obtained from you may be used to facilitate course and event registrations, participation in legislative activities, and any other fee-based service. This information may be provided to sponsors, attendees, electronic or print media, and to others as provided for below.
Products, Services, and Survey Information: Information may be obtained to process orders for services and products that we offer. Information may also be obtained from Surveys conducted by us. This information may be provided to others as provided for below.
Grassroots/Legislative Activities Information: Personal information may be collected for our legislative activities. This information may be provided to others as provided for below.
E-mail: Information received from email correspondence may be used by us and may be provided to others as provided for below.
Information Provided to Third Parties: As mentioned above, information provided to Online Services may be shared with others. This information will only be provided to third parties in the manner specified in this Policy. Those who do not want their information to be shared, should withhold this information.
We may disclose the information we collect from you through the Online Services in the following circumstances:
- To third parties that provide services to us in connection with our business operations and that have agreed to keep the information confidential, including, but not limited to, third parties that provide association related systems and payment processing services;
- To IIABA (Independent Insurance Agents of America) with business and personal information on IIAT members.
- To websites in the form of search engines, including Name, Address, Phone, Contact, and email for the express purposes of providing the public a way to access an Independent Insurance Agent who is a member of IIAT and IIABA;
- As required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena or other legal process, or to comply with government reporting obligations;
- When we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary (a) to protect our rights, the integrity of the Online Services, or your safety or the safety of others, or (b) to detect, prevent, or respond to fraud, intellectual property infringement, violations of our Terms and Conditions, violations of law, or other misuse of the Online Services; and
- To service providers, advisors, potential transactional partners, or other third parties in connection with the consideration, negotiation, or completion of a corporate transaction in which we are acquired by or merged with another company or we sell, liquidate, or transfer all or a portion of our assets.
Links to Other Sites: The Online Services may contain third-party links. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the collection and use of your information by such third parties that are not under our control. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of each website you visit. These links are provided as a convenience to the you on our Site.
Your Rights to Your Personal Information: You may request access to your personal information on this Site to ensure accuracy. Additionally, you may request amendments or deletions of your personal information. To request access to provide an amendment please submit a request in writing to:
Independent Insurance Agents of Texas
Attn: Marketing & Communications
1115 San Jacinto Blvd., Ste. 100
Austin, TX 78701
This request should include: your name, address, telephone number, agency information, the specific information in dispute, and the identity of the document that contains the disputed information. Upon receipt of this request, we will contact you that we have made the appropriate actions, or that we will not do so and the reasons for such.
How is your information secured?
We have administrative, technical, and physical safeguards designed to protect the information collected by the Online Services.
These safeguards include but are not limited to the following:
- We restrict access to non-public information to those employees who need to know that information to assist in providing services or products to the customer.
- The website employs industry standard security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of information under the Online Service’s control. Although we have undertaken to create secure and reliable Online Services, you should understand that the confidentiality of any communication or material or information provided to or through the Online Services cannot be guaranteed. Accordingly, you should consider carefully whether to submit sensitive information to the Online Services. We urge you to take every appropriate precaution to protection your personal identifying information when online.
We appreciate your business. We believe it is necessary, not only from a legal standpoint, but also as a sound business practice, that you understand the care we exercise in handling your information. We will continue to monitor the effectiveness of our privacy practices and update you if there are any material changes to those practices.
Information Automatically Collected From You – We and our service providers may automatically collect certain technical information from your computer or mobile device over time and across different websites when you use the Online Services, such as your Internet Protocol address, your general geographic location, your browser type, your operating system, the pages you view on the Online Services, the pages you view immediately before and after you access the Online Services, and the search terms you enter on the Online Services. This information allows us to recognize you and personalize your experience if you return to the Online Services, and to improve the Online Services and the services we provide. We and our service providers may collect this information using “cookies,” which are small text files that the Online Services save on your computer using your web browser and accesses when you return, or similar technologies.
Precise Real-Time Location Information – The Online Services may, with your permission, access your device location. To prevent the Online Services from accessing device location, please refer to instructions provided by your mobile device provider or device manufacturer.