Virginia Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company, including its affiliates and subsidiaries (“VFBMIC”), is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the VFBMIC Website and governs data collection and usage. By using VFBMIC Website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
Collection of your Personal Information
VFBMIC collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address, and telephone number. VFBMIC also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by VFBMIC. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times, and referring Website addresses. This information is used by VFBMIC for the operation of the website, to maintain quality of the website, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the VFBMIC Website.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through VFBMIC public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: VFBMIC does not read any of your private online communications.
VFBMIC encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites to which you choose to link
to from VFBMIC so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. VFBMIC is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the VFBMIC and VFBMIC family of websites.
Use of your Personal Information
VFBMIC collects and uses your personal information to operate the VFBMIC Website and deliver the services you have requested, to provide insurance quotes, to administer insurance policies, and to answer questions. VFBMIC also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from VFBMIC and its affiliates. VFBMIC may also contact you to request your participation in customer surveys, responses to which will help provide VFBMIC with customer feedback about current services and potential services that may be offered.
VFBMIC does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. VFBMIC may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. However, VFBMIC may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to VFBMIC, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
VFBMIC does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
VFBMIC keeps track of the websites and pages our customers visit within VFBMIC, in order to determine what VFBMIC services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within VFBMIC to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
VFBMIC websites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on VFBMIC or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of VFBMIC; (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of VFBMIC, or the public; and (d) to process insurance claims.
The VFBMIC Website uses "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize VFBMIC pages, or register with VFBMIC site or services, a cookie helps VFBMIC to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same VFBMIC Website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the VFBMIC features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the VFBMIC services or websites you visit. VFBMIC retains the information collected for as long as required or permitted by law or regulation.
Security of your Personal Information
VFBMIC secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. VFBMIC secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Changes to this Statement
VFBMIC may periodically update or change this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. VFBMIC encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how VFBMIC is protecting your information. If you continue to use the Website after VFBMIC posts any such updates or changes, your acceptance of such changes will be considered automatic.
VFBMIC welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that VFBMIC has not adhered to this Statement, please contact VFBMIC at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.
Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance Affiliated Companies
- Virginia Farm Bureau Fire & Casualty Insurance Company
- Virginia Farm Bureau Town & Country Insurance Company
- Virginia Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company