SCS Agency Inc. emphasizes protecting the privacy of information we gather from insured’s in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. We understand the sensitive nature of the information that we are entrusted with everyday. As a member of the financial services & insurance industry, our agency is subject to federal and state privacy laws regarding the collection and exchange of your private information.
YOUR PRIVATE INFORMATION
SCS Agency Inc. uses various methods to collect your private information. Sources include, but are not limited to: directly from our insured’s as part of application for insurance, supporting application documentation, insurance underwriting procedures and claim handling actions. Information comes to us from 3rd parties including: agents, employers, other insurance brokers, insurance carriers, health care professionals, consumer & state reporting agencies and other sources. We collect information about the business that you conduct with us. This may include the following information: telephone numbers, email addresses, property owned or rented, date of birth, social security numbers, drivers license and driving history, medical history, credit ratings, occupation status, income level, insurance policy records and claim history.
We don’t share information with nonaffiliated third parties other than as permitted or required by law. SCS Agency Inc. may share the following with nonaffiliated third parties for, including but not limited to:
1. Information necessary for servicing or processing your insurance needs.
2. Information necessary to resolve client discrepancies.
3. Information required by parties assessing our legal compliance or as required for compliance with the law.
4. Information necessary to protect against or prevent fraud, unauthorized transactions, claims or the confidentiality or security of our client’s records.
SCS Agency Inc. maintains physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to guard your information. We never sell any private information to other companies for any reason. Our employees are trained to understand the importance of confidentiality and are required to follow our privacy policies and procedures. We utilize various practices to protect against the disclosure of information for purposes unrelated to our business functions or to individuals other than those who must use it to be successful in working on your account. If our active business relationship with you should end for any reason, the same privacy policies and procedures will apply as if an active relationship were to
exist. Safeguard practices include the use of password protection of files, e-mails and voicemails, and other physical, and electronic safeguards.
We may provide links to other web sites not owned or controlled by us that we think might be useful or of interest to you. SCS Agency Inc. makes no representation or warranty whatsoever and assumes no responsibility or liability whatsoever in connection with the accuracy, completeness, privacy practices or currency of the materials or the suitability, functionality, or operation of the materials on any other site which may be hyperlinked to from this site. Links to other web sites do not constitute or imply endorsement by us of those Web sites, any products or services described on those Web sites or any other material contained in them. For individual privacy policies, contact those web sites directly.
RIGHTS TO INFORMATION
You have the right to request access to the personal information that we record about you. Rights include:
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.
The right to request that a copy of it be sent to you by mail (for which we may charge you a reasonable fee to cover our costs).
To request a copy of your collected information please submit a request in writing to:
SCS Agency Inc.
11 Grace Avenue Suite 300
Great Neck, NY 11021
Requests should include your name, address, Social Security number, telephone number, and the information that you would like to access. Telephone number & social security number must be valid in order for request to be processed. If in the unlikely event we do not have your Social Security number or telephone number on file, we will notify clients via the phone number that we have listed as a contact to verify that request is valid. All requested information is sent via postal mail.