Last updated: September 2018
What Information Do We Collect?
When you visit this Website, you may provide us with, and we may collect, two types of information: Personal information that you voluntarily disclose that is collected on an individual basis; and Website use information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse this Website.
What is Personal Information?
Visitors are not required to register to access the public pages of this Website. Personal information is collected only when voluntarily offered and solely for purposes that are clearly identified on this Website. Personal information means any information that is unique to you or could identify you, such as:
Home and business phone number
Other personal information
In addition to providing the foregoing information, if you choose to correspond further with us through e-mail, we may retain the content of your e-mail messages together with your e-mail address and our responses. We provide the same protections for these electronic communications that we employ in the maintenance of information received by mail and telephone.
Use of Personal Information
Fairfax will only use personal information for purposes of: (i) fulfilling our legal or regulatory requirements; (ii) providing you with the information or services that you have requested; (iii) to help improve our Website, products or services; or (iv) any other purpose identified on this Website in accordance with applicable laws. The legal basis for our use of your personal information for these purposes is (a) for our or a third party’s legitimate interests (such as to manage our Website, products and services or to communicate with you); (b) to comply with any legal obligation; or (c) your consent where required by law.
Fairfax will only allow access to your personal information collected on or through this Website to those with a need to know and for the purposes and legal bases above. Fairfax will never sell or distribute your personal information outside its group of companies unless: (i) you expressly provide us with consent to do so; (ii) it is necessary to allow the Fairfax group companies, attorneys, adjusters, contractors, vendors or agents to provide services to us; (iii) in order to provide our products or services to you; (iv) it is necessary in order to allow third parties to provide marketing services on our behalf; or (v) we are required to disclose such information because of legal or regulatory requirements.
Because Fairfax is a global company, we may transfer your personal information outside of the country where you reside (including to countries that do not have equivalent data protection laws) in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. If you would like further details about how your personal information would be protected if transferred outside of the country where you reside, please contact us as indicated below.
We retain any personal information collected by us on or through this Website for as long as is necessary for the purpose for which it was collected or for so long as permitted by law.
Website Use Information & Cookies
Similar to other commercial Websites, this Website utilizes a standard technology called “cookies” and Web server logs to collect information about how this Website is used. Information gathered through cookies and Web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at this Website and the Websites visited just before and just after this Website. This information is collected on an anonymous, aggregate basis. None of this information is associated with you personally.
Cookies are a feature of Web browser software that allows Web servers to recognize the computer used to access a Website. They are small pieces of data that are stored on the user’s hard drive. Cookies can remember what information a user accesses on one Web page to simplify subsequent interactions with that Website or use the information to streamline the user’s transactions on related Web pages. This makes it easier for a user to move from Web page to Web page. Cookies should make your online experience easier and more personalized.
This information also helps us to design and arrange our Web pages in a user-friendly manner and to continually improve this Website to better meet the needs of our clients and prospective clients. Web server logs allow us to count how many people visit this Website and evaluate this Website’s visitor capacity.
Fairfax uses Google Analytics cookies and a session cookie as the sources for its Website usage data. For further information on how Google Analytics collects and uses data, see www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/. The session cookie only stores a temporary random value session ID number. You may opt-out of receiving cookies or delete any prior cookies by changing your specific internet browser settings. Otherwise, you agree to cookies being used by continuing to use this Website.
Protection of Personal Information
Although we take appropriate measures to protect the security of the information communicated through this Website, no computer security system is entirely foolproof and the Internet is not a secure medium. As a result, Fairfax does not assume any responsibility for the data you submit to us through the Internet and we cannot and do not guarantee that information communicated by you to us will be received or that it will not be altered before or after its transmission to us. You agree to not hold Fairfax liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as a result of any misappropriation, interception, modification, deletion, destruction or use of information provided through this Website.
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