LAST UPDATED: May 25, 2018
Information You Provide: We collect information that you provide to us when you inquire about or purchase products and/or services through this Site. If you refuse to provide any requested information (whether or not required), you may not be able to take full advantage of this Site and its features. That information may include your (a) name, (b) address, (c) e-mail address, (d) telephone number, (e) credit or debit card number, and (f) driver’s license number (for auto insurance offers).
In some cases, we may collect additional information you provide, such as your age, date of birth, gender, occupation, and education level. On our financial services Sites, with your consent, we may collect your Social Security number to verify your identity with a credit bureau and obtain your credit report and credit score. On certain Sites, we may also collect from you information about your contacts, such as their email address, to share an article or other content.
Information from Third Parties: We may also collect information about you from third parties, like credit reporting agencies or a social media site or a plug-in you use to log into or connect to this Site, and authorize to send us information from that social media account (e.g., name, age, photo). We may associate or combine the information you provide through this Site with this information collected from third parties.
Information Automatically Collected: When you use this Site, the server may automatically recognize you by a “cookie” or other tracking technology. These technologies act as unique identifiers and allow us to tailor this Site to your specified interests and keep track of your activity on this Site. This information may be added to your user profile and used to deliver offers and advertisements that we believe are relevant to your interests.
Furthermore, we may retrieve certain information from your browser (e.g., browser type, referrer URL, date and time of your visit, IP address) and device (e.g., MAC address, device type, screen resolution, and OS version). We use this information to monitor this Site’s performance, analyze traffic patterns and usage, ensure that this Site and any transactions function properly, and gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. This information also may be appended to your user profile so that we may further tailor this Site to your interests and send offers to you based on such information.
Tracking Options and California Do Not Track Disclosures: Certain parts of this Site require cookies, and we may use them to deliver more relevant advertising and to link data collected across other devices you use. You can adjust your settings to limit tracking or decline cookies, but as a result you may not be able to use certain features of this Site or take full advantage of all of our offerings. Please refer to your device or browser settings for more information on how to delete or decline cookies and control your tracking preferences. This Site does not respond to do not track signals from most browsers.
Information UseWe may use the information we collect from and about you through this Site (a) to connect you with third-party partners who will provide information about products and services; (b) to respond to your inquiries and requests (e.g., newsletters); (c) to market to you and keep you informed of our products and services and/or those of our third-party partners, which we think may be of interest to you; (d) to allow you to send messages to a friend through this Site; (e) to develop new products and enhance and improve our Sites and business; (f) to complete and fulfill any purchase you make; and (g) to use your data in an aggregated, non-specific format for analytic and demographic purposes. Your contact information also may be used to reach you when necessary. With your consent, we may use automated decision-making, including profiling, to analyze the information collected from and about you. We have a lawful basis for collecting and processing your information if (a) you consented to such processing; (b) we have a legitimate interest for processing your data, like analytics, fraud prevention, improving our Sites and our business, and direct marketing; and (c) we are legally required to process it.
SecurityWe have taken certain physical, technical, and administrative steps to protect the information we collect from and about Site users. We encrypt sensitive information (such as credit card number and personal health information) provided. Please remember, though, that that neither the transmission of information over the Internet nor the storage of information can ever be 100% secure. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure please immediately notify us at [email protected].
ChildrenWe do not knowingly collect, use, or share the personal information of children under age 13 and this Site is not directed to individuals under 13. If we are made aware that we have collected personal information from an individual under age 13 we will delete this information as soon as possible.
Choices and AccessResidents of certain countries, including European Union member states (and the United Kingdom), may have additional rights listed under “Non-U.S. Residents” below.
Marketing E-Mails: To stop receiving marketing e-mails from us, please click here and follow the instructions to unsubscribe. Even if you unsubscribe, we may still send administrative (i.e., non-marketing) messages. To unsubscribe from a third party’s communications, contact that third party directly or follow the instructions to unsubscribe in the applicable marketing e-mail.
Certain Sharing with Third Parties: To opt out of our sharing of your personal information with third parties for their own marketing purposes, contact us at [email protected] with your name, address, and phone number and request that we suppress your personal information going-forward. The e-mail address you use to send the e-mail must match the e-mail address in our records. Please note that we will not be able to remove your personal information from the third parties’ databases, and you will need to contact them directly and/or use any available opt-out mechanisms.
Access and Deletion: You may ask whether we hold any of your personal information (or request its deletion) by contacting us at and providing your name, address, and phone number. The e-mail address you use to send the e-mail must match the e-mail address in our records.
Retention PeriodWe will retain your personal information for as long as is needed to provide you with our products and services, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law. Personal information of non-U.S. residents will be stored for six years unless otherwise required for legal purposes or as set forth in “Non-U.S. Residents” below.
Operation of Our Site and BusinessOur Site and business are operated in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States any information you provide to us will be transferred to and processed in the United States. By using this Site or providing us with your personal information, you consent to have your personal information transferred to and processed and stored in the United States in the absence of an adequacy decision or the appropriate safeguards set forth in Articles 45 and 46, respectively, of the General Data Protection Regulation.