You may be required to provide certain information in order to use some of the functions on this Site (“Site Function(s)”). Examples of Site Functions available through ERIE Sites include the Get an Auto Quote function, the File a Claim function, the Pay My Bill function and the Access My Account function. Each Site Function will provide guidance regarding whether and what information is necessary to utilize the function. Site Functions may be modified from time to time, and different functions may require different information.You are not obligated to provide any requested information, but it might not be possible to process your request or grant you access to certain Site Functions without the information requested. For instance, it is necessary for you to provide certain personal information in order to obtain a quote. If you are ever asked for personal information as part of your visit to this Site, and you do not want to provide that information, simply do not proceed with that Site Function.
We only use and disclose personal information collected through this Site as permitted or required by law in conjunction with our normal insurance operations. Here are some examples:
We may also share information collected through the Site with our affiliates or companies that perform marketing services on our behalf to assist us in providing information regarding our products and services to you. These companies are required to keep such information confidential.
While your personal information is under our control, access is limited to those who have legitimate business needs for such information. In accordance with applicable state and federal regulations we maintain physical, procedural and electronic safeguards to protect the privacy and confidentiality of information collected through this Site while it is under our control.
As you use and navigate through the Site, we may collect information related to your visits to our Site, including for example, IP address, traffic data, geographic data, reference website data and other communication data. We may also collect individual or aggregate data relating to the resources that you access, as well as information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address, operating system and browser type and internet usage data. Some information collected may result in the identification of a particular computer; however, ERIE does not use such information to identify any individual.
We transmit non-personally identifiable information to third party service providers (e.g. Google) that collect website statistics. We also transmit non-personally identifiable information to third party service providers (e.g. AddThis) that may use such information during your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice, you can visit www.networkadvertising.org.
This Site uses Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (or HTTPS—a widely used communications protocol for secure communications) for communications functions. Unless otherwise noted, e-mail addresses that may be available on this Site do not provide a completely secure and confidential means of communication. It is possible that such communications may be improperly accessed or viewed by another internet user on an unauthorized basis while in transit. If you wish to keep your information completely private, you should not use e-mail.
This Site is not directed to children, and ERIE does not request or intend to collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13.
Version Date: 09/25/2013