Bond Republic Privacy Statement
Bond Republic (BR) recognizes that your privacy and the protection of your personal information is important to you. This statement discloses how we use the personal information stored in the Bond Republic web site (www.bondrepublic.com) and how we protect it. It does not apply to other online or offline Bond Republic sites, products or services.
Bond Republic is a service provided by Notary Rotary, Inc. and Performance Insurance and Financial Services, LLC that allows its users to request surety, fidelity and insurance quotes from an independent insurance agent and to bind coverage in cases of approval. Users consist of individuals, businesses and other insurance agents across the United States.
BR’s COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
What Information Is Collected by Bond Republic
When you request a quote online through the BR web site, you may be asked to provide certain personal information that will be stored in BR electronic systems or physical facilities. That information may include the following:
- Your name
- Your date of birth
- Your Social Security Number
- Your current phone number
- Your e-mail address
- Your driver license number
- Information describing your autos, home, business and other property
BR’s USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Your personal information will be used to obtain surety, fidelity and insurance quotes on your behalf. Your information will not be sold, rented or shared except in accordance with the General Disclosure section below or as necessary to perform the services you have specifically requested. In particular:
- Your information may be shared with a surety or insurance carrier for the purpose of providing you with a quote
- The surety or insurance carrier may access your credit information to determine your credit-worthiness and for rating purposes
Bond Republic will not use or share your personal information in a manner that differs from what is described in this Privacy Statement without your prior consent.
Bond Republic may send you e-mail about periodic service or recommended security updates related to Bond Republic. These periodic e-mails are considered essential to the provision of the service you have requested. You cannot unsubscribe from these mailings. An example would be a notification telling you that your bond is in need of renewal or your insurance is near expiration and that you you will not be covered unless it is renewed.
BR’s GENERAL DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Bond Republic occasionally hires other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, such as the mailing of product-related notices. BR will only provide these companies with those pieces of your personal information needed to perform their services – such as your name and mailing address – and the companies and their employees are prohibited from using that personal information for any other purpose.
Bond Republic may disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to:
- Conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process served on Bond Republic
- Protect and defend the rights or property of Bond Republic, or Bond Republic participating sites or services
- Act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Bond Republic Service, or the public
SECURITY AND STORAGE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Your Bond Republic information is stored on secure BR servers located in controlled facilities. To access your information electronically, where available, you must type the correct Security Code into our web site. It is your responsibility to ensure the security of your BR Security Code and not to share this information. If you choose to reveal your Security Code to a third-party, Bond Republic is unable to guarantee the security of your BR-stored information.
Whenever it is necessary to electronically transmit your information, BR will use industry-standard security technologies to encrypt it for secure transmission.
Personal information collected by Bond Republic will be stored and processed in the United States only.
Where your personal information exists in a paper format, it will be stored in a secure facility within a secure vault or lock-box during the retention period. At the end of the retention period, it will be cross-shredded and tendered to a document destruction company. Your information will be handled in accordance with GLBA Safeguard Rules and the FTC Disposal Rule.
CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT
Bond Republic will occasionally update this Privacy Statement. When we do, we will also revise the “last updated” date at the bottom of the Privacy Statement. Bond Republic will obtain your consent for any updates to this Privacy Statement that expand the sharing or use of your personal information in ways not disclosed in this Privacy Statement.
If you have questions regarding this Privacy Statement, please contact us using the link at the bottom of this page. You may also contact Bond Republic by postal mail at:
500 New York Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50313
Last Updated: January 26, 2020