Last updated: July 7, 2016
This Privacy Policy covers the privacy and information sharing practices of Bantam Connect, L.L.C and its website bantamconnect.com (collectively, “Bantam”).

Please note that other websites you may access by linking to or from bantamconnect.com may collect personally identifiable information about you. Our Privacy Policy does not cover third party websites, and we encourage you to read the privacy policies of these third party websites prior to providing them with your personal information.

If you have questions regarding this statement, you can email our customer care department at info@bantamconnect.com


Questions and Answers About Bantam's Privacy Policy

What types of information does Bantam collect?

Bantam collects both personal information (such as name, telephone number, and e-mail address, etc.) and non-personal information (such as the number of visitors that log on to our Website, the pages they access, etc.). Included in personal information is sensitive information (such as personal health information).

How does Bantam use my personal information?

Personal information will be used to (a) provide you with insurance quotes from our participating insurance provider(s); (b) send you surveys, Bantam-branded marketing or promotional materials including e-mails or other information; (c) respond to your comments or requests for information; and (d) contact you about your quotes or other insurance needs. Additionally, Bantam may send you information on products and services offered by our select business partners.

How does Bantam use my non-personal information?

Bantam uses site usage activities, aggregate statistical information and Web log information (such as your Web browser, operating system, pages visited, etc.) to statistically analyze site usage, improve our content and product offerings; and customize our sites’ content, layout and services.

With whom will my personal information be shared?

Bantam may share your personal information with the following types of companies outside of Bantam:
  • Participating Insurance Providers. Bantam will share your personal information with insurance agents and insurance companies (“Insurance Providers”) only with your consent and at your direction
  • Third-Party Fulfillment Providers. Bantam may share your personal information with companies that perform fulfillment services on our behalf (such as data processing, research, surveys or e-mail services). These companies do not use your information for any purposes other than this
How can I opt-out from having my information shared with third-party companies?

You may tell us not to share information about you with companies outside of Bantam by contacting us at consumerremoval@bantamconnect.com. Please note that your choice will not affect sharing with 1) insurance providers from whom you have requested to be contacted; 2) companies performing services on our behalf; 3) government entities in response to subpoenas or regulatory requirements; and 4) as otherwise required by law.

How do Bantam's participating Insurance Providers use my information?

We do not control the privacy practices of the participating Insurance Providers. However, all the Insurance Providers use the information you submit for one general purpose: to provide you with an accurate insurance quote. Insurance Providers use your personally identifiable information in combination with other information you submit about your insurance needs. However, rating criteria may be different for each participating Insurance Provider and each Insurance Provider may place different emphasis on particular aspects of your information.

Does Bantam store my information?

Yes. All information submitted through our quote request forms is stored on our secured computer servers. We will retain your information for as long as needed to provide you services. If you wish to request that we no longer use your information to provide you services contact us at consumerremoval@bantamconnect.com. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

What do sites that have links from Bantam do with my information?

Please be aware that Websites that have links on our site may collect personal information about you. When you click on one of these links, you are being transferred to another Website. In some instances, the website you are transferred to will be co-branded with the Bantam mark. No personal information is shared with Bantam and Bantam does not share personal information with the co-branded site. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy policies of these linked sites (including any co-branded versions) as their privacy policies may differ from ours. This privacy statement does not cover the information practices of websites linked to the Bantam site.

How does Bantam protect my information as it passes over the Internet?

With SSL, when you enter a request for quotes or provide personal information on one of our website properties, your information is encrypted as it travels between your computer and our computer servers. To support this technology, you need an SSL-capable browser. We recommend using a b encryption, 128-bit browser. Netscape Navigator 4.06 or higher and Microsoft's Internet Explorer 4.01 or higher are 128-bit browsers. You can tell when you are visiting a secure area in our site by looking at the symbol on the bottom of your browser screen. If you are using Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer, you will see either a lock or a key. When the symbol appears unbroken or the padlock is in the locked position, your session connection is taking place via a secure server.

All personal information submitted to Bantam (including personal health and credit card information) is encrypted. However, you should note that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Does Bantam use "cookies"?

Cookies are small text files saved on your computer's hard drive and stored in memory while your browser is running. Bantam uses cookies to help make it easier for returning users to log in and complete one of our quote forms. While our use of cookies should make your online experience easier, it is our policy not to use cookies to track, collect, or store your personally identifiable information. If you feel uncomfortable accepting cookies, you can change your browser settings to prevent cookies from being saved to your hard drive.

Bantam contracts with certain marketing partners to display third-party banner advertisements on the Bantam Website. These partners utilize ad-serving technology. To gauge the effectiveness of the advertisements, these companies may place a cookie on your computer when you view Web pages where these ads appear, or when you click on the ads. These third-party cookies enable the companies to recognize certain types of non-personally identifiable information, such as a visitor's IP address, browser version type, operating system, Internet service provider, and time zone. The collection of this aggregated user information helps our partners improve the effectiveness of the advertising by delivering ads that they believe will be of most interest to you, and minimize the repetition of ads you see. Although the information collected using these cookies does not directly recognize your personally identifiable information, third parties may be able to associate the cookie information with your personally identifiable information if you registered for a product or service on their site. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy policies of these third party sites as their privacy policies may differ from ours.

Does Bantam use Web beacons?

Some pages on our Site, as well as pages where our banner ads appear, and certain emails we send, may contain electronic images known as Web beacons, or single-pixel GIFs. These Web beacons collect certain types of non-personally identifiable information, such as a visitor's cookie number, time and date of a page view, and a description of the page where the Web beacon is placed. Our partners use Web beacons to compile aggregated statistics that help us improve the effectiveness of our advertising and make our Site easier to use. The information collected using these Web beacons does not identify individual users of our Site.

Does Bantam log my movements?

Bantam logs both consumer movements through our site and consumer search requests. This data is used to analyze trends, gather demographic information for aggregate use, and help administer the site. We do not use these technologies to capture or share your individual email address or any personally identifying information about you.

Each time you visit our site, we may detect the type of operating system, Internet browser, and email client you use (program for accessing emails). This allows us to notify you of potential problems with our applications and certain operating system Internet browser combinations. Determining the email client in use lets us send communications that are compatible with your system.

Does Bantam collect information from children under the age of 13?

Bantam does not knowingly solicit data from children and we do not knowingly market to children.