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Why Join The Council?

The Council provides the programs and professional opportunities that advance our members' businesses and grow their bottom lines.

Just as you do for your clients, we prove our worth every day:

  • Networking
  • Advocacy
  • Business Intelligence

Past, Present & Future

The Council is 100 years old this year. To pay tribute, we’ve launched CIAB100.com, an interactive microsite. 

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Celebrate with us by diving in, clicking on the boxes and learning about The Council’s transformation over the years.

 

Statement of Privacy

Our Commitment to Privacy

The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers (The Council) is deeply committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. We protect your privacy in a variety of ways including using industry-standard security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of data and information used by our system. This Statement of Privacy applies to The Council Website and governs data collection and usage. By using The Council website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Privacy Policy

What kind of information does The Council collect?
How does The Council use my information?
Does The Council share my information?
How do I know my personal information is secure?
How do I change or access my information?
How do I make choices about receiving communications?
How does The Council use cookies and other tracking technologies?
What is “phishing”?
What about links to other websites? 

What kind of information does The Council collect?

The Council collects personally identifiable information, such as your email address, name, home or work address or telephone number. The Council also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by The Council. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by The Council for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of The Council website.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through The Council’s public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: The Council does not read any of your private online communications.

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How does The Council use my information?

The Council collects and uses your personal information to operate The Council website and communications, and deliver the services you have requested. The Council also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from The Council and its affiliates. The Council may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

You always have the choice not to receive information or communications from The Council. For instructions on opting out, please see the section entitled, "How do I make choices about receiving communications?"

The Council does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. The Council may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (email, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, The Council may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to The Council, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

The Council does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

The Council keeps track of the websites and pages our customers visit within The Council, in order to determine what services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within The Council to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

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Does The Council share my information?

The Council does not sell, rent, loan, trade, or lease any personal information it gathers. The Council websites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on The Council or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of The Council; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of The Council, or the public.

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How do I know my personal information is secure?

The Council secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. The Council secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

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How do I change or access my information?

You may access and change your account information, upon a successful login, by going to “Manage My Profile” found in the grey bar spanning each page.

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How do I make choices about receiving communications?

You will receive all Council specific communications based upon your membership with The Council. You may adjust your subscription to specific emails by (a) opting-out via the unsubscribe button at the bottom of each type of email, or going to the “Manage My Subscriptions” page which is presented immediately after you submit “Manage My Profile” updates.

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How does The Council use cookies and other tracking technologies?

The Council website uses "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a webpage server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize The Council pages, or register with The Council site or services, a cookie helps The Council to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Council webpage , the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use The Council features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of The Council services or websites you visit.

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What is “phishing”?

“Phishing” is a scam characterized by emails designed to steal your personal information. If you receive an email that looks like it came from us, but asks for your personal information, do not respond. We will never request that you provide your password, credit card information, or user name via email.

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What about links to other websites?

The Council encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you may link to from The Council’s website so that you can understand how other websites collect, use and share your information. The Council is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of The Council and The Council family of websites.

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Changes to this Statement

The Council will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. The Council encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how The Council is protecting your information.

Contact Information

The Council welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that The Council has not adhered to this Statement, please contact The Council at webmaster@ciab.com. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.



 
 
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