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COLUMBIA TITLE COMPANY PRIVACY NOTICE

In order to better serve your needs now and in the future, we may ask you to provide us with certain information.  We understand that you may be concerned about what we will do with such information-particularly any personal or financial information.  We agree that you have a right to know how we will utilize the personal information you provide to us.  Therefore, we have adopted this Privacy Policy to govern the use and handling of your personal information.

We Are Committed to Safeguarding Customer Information

We request information from you for our own legitimate business purpose and not for the benefit of the nonaffiliated party.  Therefore, we will not release your information to nonaffiliated parties except: (1) as necessary for us to provide the product or service you have requested of us; or (2) as permitted by law.  We may, however, store such information indefinitely, including the period after which any customer relationship has ceased.  Such information may be used for any internal purpose, such as quality control efforts or customer analysis.  We may also provide all of the types of nonpublic personal information listed above to one or more of our affiliated companies.  Such affiliated companies include financial service providers, such as title insurers, property and casualty insurers, and trust and investment advisory companies, and escrow companies.  Therefore, we may also provide all the information we collect, as described above, to companies that perform marketing services on our behalf, on behalf of our affiliated companies, or to other financial institutions with whom we or our affiliated companies have join marketing agreements.

Use of

information

Depending upon which of our services you are utilizing, the types of nonpublic personal information that we may collect include:

 

  • Information we receive from you on applications, forms and in other communications to us, whether in writing, in person, by telephone or any other means;

  • Information about your transaction with us, our affiliated companies, or others; and

  • Information we receive from a consumer reporting agency.

types of

information

The Privacy Policy governs our use of the information which you provide to us.  It does not govern the manner in which we may use information we have obtained from any other source, such as information obtained from a public record of from another person or entity.

Applicability

Even if you are no longer our customer, our Privacy Policy will continue to apply to you.

Former

Customers

We will use our best efforts to ensure that no unauthorized parties have access to any of your information. We restrict access to nonpublic personal information about you to those individuals and entities who need to know that information to provide products or service to you.  We will use our best efforts to train and oversee our employees and agents to ensure that your information will be handled responsibly and in accordance with this Privacy Policy.  We currently maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal regulations to guard your nonpublic personal information.

Confidentiality and Security

Columbia Title Company already had a Privacy Policy prior to the adoption of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (aka Financial Institution Moderation Act).  The only difference now is that we must have the policy in writing.

Prior

Policy