The personal information we collect about you comes primarily from the account applications or other forms and materials you submit to McGowan Insurance during the course of your relationship with us. We may also collect information about your transactions and experiences with McGowan Insurance relating to the products and services McGowan Insurance provides. In addition, depending on the products or services you require, McGowan Insurance may obtain additional information about you, such as your credit history, from consumer reporting agencies.
Finally, in the provision of financial services to you and subject to strict compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, information may be collected about you indirectly from monitoring or other means (e.g., recording of telephone calls and monitoring e-mails). In these circumstances, the information is not accessed on a continuous or routine basis, but it may be used for compliance or security purposes.
If you deal with McGowan Insurance in your individual capacity (e.g., as a private client), or as a settlor/trustee/beneficiary of a trust, or as an owner or principal of a company or other investment vehicle established to invest on your behalf or on behalf of your family, etc., the typical information we collect about you would include:
If you are an employee/officer/director/principal, etc. of one of our corporate or institutional clients, the typical information we collect about you personally would include:
Of course, you are not required to supply any of the personal information that we may request. However, failure to do so may result in our being unable to open or maintain your account or to provide services to you. While we make every effort to ensure that all information we hold about you is accurate, complete and up to date, you can help us considerably in this regard by promptly notifying us if there are any changes to your personal information.
We may use your personal information to:
If your relationship with McGowan Insurance ends, McGowan Insurance will continue to treat your personal information to the extent we retain it, as described in this policy.
In order to provide efficient and reliable services and to improve product and service options available to you, more than one entity within McGowan Insurance may be given, or given access to, your personal information. For example, one McGowan Insurance entity might share your information with another in order to facilitate settlement of your transactions or the maintenance of your accounts, or as part of its arranging for the performance of specialized services. When so sharing your personal information, we adhere to applicable legal and industry standards regarding the protection of personal information. Additional information on how your personal information is protected while within McGowan Insurance is provided below, under Information Security: How We Protect Your Privacy.
McGowan Insurance does not disclose your personal information to third parties, except as described in this policy. Third-party disclosures may include sharing such information with non-affiliated companies that perform support services for your account or facilitate your transactions with McGowan Insurance, including those that provide professional, legal or accounting advice to McGowan Insurance. Non-affiliated companies that assist McGowan Insurance in providing services to you are required to maintain the confidentiality of such information to the extent they receive it and to use your personal information only in the course of providing such services and only for the purposes that McGowan Insurance dictates.
We may also disclose your personal information to fulfill your instructions, to protect our rights and interests and those of our business partners or pursuant to your express consent. Finally, under limited circumstances, your personal information may be disclosed to third parties as permitted by, or to comply with, applicable laws and regulations; for instance, when responding to a subpoena or similar legal process, to protect against fraud and to otherwise cooperate with law enforcement or regulatory authorities or with organizations such as exchanges and clearinghouses.
You should know that McGowan Insurance will not sell your personal information.
McGowan Insurance is committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of your personal information. We limit access to your personal information to authorized McGowan Insurance employees or agents and, as described above in Disclosures of Your Personal Information to Third Parties, our service providers are held to stringent standards of privacy. We also maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect the information against loss, misuse, damage or modification and unauthorized access or disclosure. Some of the other central features of our information security program are:
The following additional information will be of interest to you as a visitor to this site:
This policy provides a general statement of the ways in which McGowan Insurance protects your personal information. You may, however, in connection with specific products or services offered by McGowan Insurance, be provided with privacy policies or statements that supplement this policy. This policy may be changed from time to time to reflect changes in our practices concerning the collection and use of personal information. The revised policy will be effective immediately upon posting to our Web site. This version of the Policy is effective December 13, 2013.
You are entitled to access any personal data about you held by McGowan Insurance by sending a written request to the applicable individual identified below. You may be required to supply a valid means of identification as a security precaution to assist us in preventing the unauthorized disclosure of your personal information. We will process your request within the time provided by applicable law. You are also entitled to have McGowan Insurance modify or delete any information that you believe is incorrect or out of date.
McGowan Insurance may occasionally contact you by US Mail, telephone, electronic mail, facsimile, etc., with details of products and services that we believe may be of interest to you. If you do not wish to be contacted in this way, if you wish to exercise your rights of correction and access, or if you require further information regarding our privacy policies and practices, please contact:
Lee Stacey440.333.6300 x4302