Effective Date: January 2016
In the course of Our business, it is necessary for Us to access, collect, use, transmit, disclose, store, maintain and otherwise handle personal data about You. This Policy provides the basis for protecting such data while ensuring Our compliance with all state and federal laws and industry requirements.
This Policy applies to all personal data accessed, collected, used, transmitted, disclosed, stored or maintained by Us, including both electronic data and paper records. All of Our employees, whether permanent, temporary or on contract, Partners or third parties working on Our behalf, will adhere to this Policy to ensure the confidentiality and privacy of Your information.
We are committed to using reasonable commercial measures to ensure the safeguarding of Your personal data, that such data is used only as intended and that precautions preventing misuse are both effective and appropriate. We adhere to the following practices:
Personal data will be collected and obtained only for specified business and/or legal purpose(s) and will not be accessed or used in a way that is incompatible with the purpose(s) for which it was collected.
We will not retain Your personal data for longer than is necessary to fulfill the purpose(s) it is used for.
We appropriately protect against unauthorized, inadvertent access, use and/or disclosure through administrative, technical and physical safeguards.
We strive to prevent breaches of personal data with security measures and will notify You of a breach of personal data if required by applicable state or federal law.
We train Our employees with regard to safeguarding Your personal data.
We collect various "personal data" about You in order to provide You with information relating to Our services and products. Common examples of personal data which may be collected and used by Us in Our day to day business activities includes, but is not limited to, name, address, telephone number or mobile telephone number, e-mail address and comments made by You about Our products or services in response to questionnaires or surveys. If You purchase Our services or products, or a product or service offered by Our Partners, We may collect Your relevant utility account number, financial account information and debit and credit card information.
We collect this personal data to the extent necessary to provide You with information relating to Our services and products, or products and services offered by Our Partners, and to operate and improve Our services to You. We also use this personal data to provide and deliver products and services that may be of interest to you, and send You related information, including confirmations, invoices, technical notices, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages. We use this personal data to establish and manage Our customer relations and customer service with You, and to perform related functions. We may also use Your personal data for analysis of services and sales, and other related business purpose(s). We may also use Your name and the comments that You may provide in response to questionnaires or surveys for media or publicity purposes on Our marketing, websites or social media platforms. We will only collect and store Your financial information for payment purposes. We will not use such information for any other purpose, and will take adequate security measures to protect the information You submit.
Your personal data may be disclosed to others including one of our group of companies and Partners to carry out Our services and deliver Our products to You, provide and deliver products and services that may be of interest to you, and send You related information, including confirmations, invoices, technical notices, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages. We may also share Your personal data with other countries outside the United States (including the U.K., or Canada) where We or Our group of companies operate and process Your personal information. By providing any personal data to Us, You fully understand and clearly consent to such use and transfers as set out in this Policy. We will not sell any of Your personal data to third parties, unless We sell any or all of Our business and/or Our assets to a third party, or We are legally or contractually required or obligated to disclose Your information.
We are committed to ensuring that Your personal data is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access, use or disclosure of Your information, We have put in place commercially suitable physical, administrative and technical safeguards to secure Your personal data in both electronic and paper form. We control access to Our computer information systems containing Your personal data by user ID and password. We control access to Our paper records containing personal data by keeping such information in secure areas with restricted access. We use up-to-date versions of security software, including malware, patches and antivirus software, firewalls, and encryption methods. All employees, Partners, or third parties who are provided access to Your personal data may only use such data for the purposes set forth in this Policy, and they shall take steps to provide reasonable safeguards to protect Your personal data at all times.
At your request, and where required by law, we will confirm, share and/or update the personal information we hold about You. We, Our affiliates or selected Partners, as set out above, may also use Your personal data to keep You informed by mail, telephone or email of any products or services which We consider may be of interest to You. If You do not want to receive such information you may "opt out" by writing, emailing or calling Us at the contact addresses listed below.
If You have any questions, comments or complaints about this Policy, please contact Us at:
HomeServe USA Corp.
ATTN: Privacy Officer
601 Merritt 7, 6th Floor,
Norwalk, CT, 06851
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