Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy Notice



The Gramm- Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) describes how we handle nonpublic personal information. Nonpublic personal information is any information about you that is not available to the general public. Title V of the GLBA and the laws of the State of Massachusetts generally prohibits us from sharing nonpublic personal information about you with a third party unless we provide you with this notice of our privacy policies and practices describing the type of information that we collect about you and the categories of persons or entities to whom that information may be disclosed. In compliance with the GLBA and the laws of this State, we are providing you with this document, which notifies you of the privacy policies and practices of the Dickey Insurance Agency. This notice is for your information only - no action is required on your part.

1. Types of nonpublic personal information we collect and sources from which we collect it.

A. Categories of Information Collected and Sources From Which We Collect It
We collect information necessary to identify you, to communicate with you, to identify the property we insure, to comply with company underwriting requirements, and to determine the appropriate rate. For example: your name and address; occupation; date of birth; property location; information  necessary to determine the value of your house; mortgagee or lienholder information; use of your property and type of occupancy; vehicle information; driving records of vehicle operators; in the case of health or life insurance, health information you give us.
We collect nonpublic personal information about you from  the following sources: information we receive from you on applications or other forms, information about your transactions with us, our affiliates, companies or others, information we receive on driving  records, medical records or from  medical professionals, information about defaults on past insurance policy premiums from a previous insurance carrier. Unless it is specifically stated otherwise in an amended Privacy Policy Notice, no additional information will be collected about you.

B. Persons From Whom Information is Collected
We may collect nonpublic personal information from individuals other than those proposed for coverage, such as the Registry of Motor Vehicles or a previous insurance carrier.
2. Types of nonpublic personal information we disclose to others.
In the course of our general business practices, we may disclose the information that we collect (as described above) about you or others without your permission to the following types of institutions for the reasons described:
a. To a third party if the disclosure will enable that party to perform a business, professional or insurance function for us;
b. To an insurance institution, agent, or credit reporting agency in order to detect or prevent criminal activity, fraud or misrepresentation in connection with an insurance transaction;
c. To an insurance institution, agent, or credit reporting agency for either this agency or the entity to whom we disclose the information to perform a function in connection with an insurance transaction involving you;
d. To a medical care institution or medical professional in order to verify coverage or benefits, inform you of a medical problem of which you may not be aware, or conduct an audit that would enable us to verify treatment;
e. To an insurance regulatory authority, law enforcement, or other governmental authority in order to protect our interests in preventing or prosecuting fraud, or if we believe that you have conducted illegal activities;
f. To a group policyholder for the purpose of reporting claims experience or conducting an audit of our operations or services;
g. To an actuarial or research organization for the purpose of conducting actuarial or research studies;

In addition to those circumstances listed above, and unless you tell us not to, we may disclose certain information about you to third parties whose only use of the information will be for service. Under no circumstances will we disclose for marketing purposes any medical information; information relating to a claim for benefit or, a civil or criminal proceeding involving you; or personal information relating to your character, personal habits, mode of living or general reputation.
3. Affiliates with whom we share certain information protected by the Fair Credit Reporting Act

A. Information we can share with our affiliates unless you tell us not to
Unless you tell us not to, we may share with our affiliated companies information about you, including information we may obtain from your insurance application, such as your income or your marital status, information we obtain to verify representations made by you, such as your open lines of credit, or information we obtain from a person regarding its employment, credit, or other relationship with you, such as your employment history.

B. Our affiliated companies who may receive this information
Our affiliated companies who may receive this information is the Dickey Insurance Agency.

C. How to tell us not to share this information with our affiliated companies
If you prefer that we not share this information with our affiliated companies, you may direct us not to share this information by calling us or writing us with your instructions.

5. Your right to access and amend your personal information

You have the right to request access to the personal information that we record about you. Your right includes the right to know the source of the information and the identity of the persons, institutions or types of institutions to whom we have disclosed such information within 2 years prior to your request. Certain information collected in connection with, or in anticipation of, any claim or legal proceeding will not be made available. Your right also includes the right to request corrections, amendments or deletions of any information in our possession. The procedures that you must follow to request access to or an amendment of your information are as follows:

To obtain access to your information: You should submit a request in writing to Jane Remy, Dickey Insurance Agency, P.O. Box 39, Dennisport, MA  02639. The request should include your name, address, telephone number, and the recorded information to which you would like access. Upon receipt of your request, we will contact you within 30 business days to arrange providing you with access to the information that you have requested.

To correct, amend, or delete any of your information: You should submit a request in writing to Jane Remy, Dickey Insurance Agency, P.O. Box 39, Dennisport, MA  02639. The request should include your name, address, telephone number, the specific information in dispute, and the identity of document or record that contains the disputed information. Upon receipt of your request, we will contact you within 30 business days to notify you either that we have made the correction, amendment or deletion, or that we refuse to do so and the reasons for the refusal, which you will have an opportunity to challenge.

4. Our practices regarding information confidentiality and security

We restrict access to nonpublic personal information about you to those employees who need to know that information in order to provide products or services to you. We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal regulations to guard your nonpublic personal information. Only authorized individuals who need to service your account are allowed access to your records. Data transfers, such as policy endorsement requests to insurance companies, are in accordance with insurance company security procedures.

5. Our policy regarding dispute resolution
Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to our privacy policy, or the breach thereof, shall be settled by arbitration in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association, and judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof.

6. Reservation of the right to disclose information in unforeseen circumstances
In connection with the potential sale or transfer of its interests, the Dickey Insurance Agency and its affiliates reserve the right to sell or transfer your information (including but not limited to your address, name, age, sex, zip code, state and country of residency and other information that you provide through other communications) to a third party entity that (1) concentrates its business in a similar practice or service; (2) agrees to be the Dickey Insurance Agency's successor in interest with regard to the maintenance and protection of the information collected; and (3) agrees to the obligations of this privacy statement.