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Privacy Policy and Data Security

(I) Introduction

Thank you for visiting the Chesapeake Employers' Insurance Company web site. As described in this Policy, we are committed to protecting your on-line privacy. We urge you to read this Privacy Policy in its entirety so that you will understand all of the practices and procedures that relate to your on-line privacy. This Privacy Policy outlines the information that Chesapeake Employers may collect and how we will use that information.

This policy outlines how we treat personal information that we collect and receive, either through this web site or through our other business processes. Personal information is information about individuals that is of a personally identifiable nature such as name, address, e-mail address, Social Security number, credit card numbers, bank account information or telephone number.

This web site is operated by Chesapeake Employers, which may be contacted by U.S. mail, addressed to Donna Wilson, Senior Vice President, 8722 Loch Raven Blvd. Towson, Maryland 21286.

(II) Why Do We Collect Personal Information?

Personal information is collected in order to allow agents, policyholders (including the State of Maryland under a Third-Party Administration contract) and claimants to use our e-Services to transact business with Chesapeake Employers, including receiving premium quotes, applying for policies of insurance, requesting Certificates of Insurance, filing First Reports of Injury and paying premiums through credit cards and electronic fund transfers. In addition, we collect personal information from third parties, including medical providers, to allow Chesapeake Employers to pay medical claims incurred on behalf of claimants.

(III) Note About Personal Information

"Personal information" is information about an individual that can be used to identify that person (e.g. a natural person as opposed to a corporate entity, including an individual's name, address, phone number or other identifier). A domain name or Internet protocol address is not considered personal information. Personal information is collected through this website either through an online transaction or if you send an e-mail to Chesapeake Employers.

(IV) Types of Information Collected By Chesapeake Employers

(a) Information Collected Automatically When You Visit this Web Site:

1. The Internet protocol address and domain name of your Internet service provider. The Internet protocol address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet service provider or directly to your computer, which can be used to direct Internet traffic to you;
2. The type of browser and operating system you used;
3. The date and time you visited this site;
4. The web pages or services you accessed at this site;
5. The URL or web site address of the web site you visited prior to coming to this website and from which any web page on this site was linked;
6. If you downloaded a file, the file that was downloaded; and
7. Any server error messages you may receive while using our site.

(b) Information That You Provide Voluntarily:

We consider all information that you provide in communicating with us in connection with your use of this website to have been voluntarily provided. Voluntary disclosure of personal information to Chesapeake Employers constitutes consent to the collection and disclosure of the information by Chesapeake Employers for the purposes for which you disclosed the information to Chesapeake Employers. You may choose not to send us e-mail, enter into an online transaction or otherwise communicate with us. Your choice not to participate in these activities will not impact on your ability to obtain policies of insurance or information about such policies from Chesapeake Employers through other means.

(c) Additional Information Collected When You E-mail This Website:

Your request for information may entail communication by e-mail. If in connection with your communication or request for information you send an e-mail to Chesapeake Employers, your
e-mail address and the contents of your e-mail will be collected. The information collected is not limited to text characters and may include audio, video, and graphic information formats you send us. Your e-mail address and the information contained in your e-mail will be used to respond to you, to address issues you identify, to further improve this website, or to forward your e-mail to an agency that is legally authorized to receive the information.

(V) Use and Disclosure of Personal Information.
CONFIDENTIALITY AND SECURITY


We are strongly committed to protecting personal information collected through this website or otherwise against unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Chesapeake Employers will use its best efforts to ensure that no unauthorized parties have access to any of your personal information. We restrict access to nonpublic personal information about you to those individuals and entities who need to know that information in order to provide products or services to you. We will use our best efforts to train and oversee employees to ensure that your information will be handled responsibly and in accordance with this Privacy Policy. We currently maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to guard your nonpublic personal information.

Personal information obtained will be disclosed only to those employees and authorized contractors who need access to perform a specific job in connection with their official duties. Employees and contractors who have access to this information are required to follow appropriate procedures in connection with any disclosures of personal information. Chesapeake Employers has implemented procedures to safeguard the integrity of its information technology assets including authentication, monitoring, auditing and encryption. These security procedures have been integrated into the design, implementation and day-to-day operation of this website as part of our continuing commitment to the security of electronic content as well as the electronic transmission of information. For website security purposes and to maintain the availability of the online transaction process, Chesapeake Employers employs software to monitor traffic and to identify unauthorized attempts to upload, download, change or damage information on, to or from this website.

Communications with our web site containing confidential information require that a "secure session" be established. Such communication between Chesapeake Employers and its authorized users is encoded using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology utilizing 128 bit encryption.

Chesapeake Employers considers all personal information to be private and confidential. Any information Chesapeake Employers collects through our online forms or information that you otherwise provide to us for purposes of conducting e-commerce will only be released to third parties that are authorized entities that are under contract with Chesapeake Employers to perform business functions on behalf of Chesapeake Employers. Each such contractor is required to execute a nondisclosure agreement barring the redisclosure of any information obtained from Chesapeake Employers. We do not sell customer information. All information entered into our online e-business applications database is stored in a secure location on our internal network and Chesapeake Employers takes reasonable precautions to prevent access by anyone not authorized.

WHAT WE SHARE

Chesapeake Employers does NOT sell, lease or otherwise share any non-aggregate personably identifiable data or personal information we have collected with or to any third-party companies or individuals.

We may disclose your personal information 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 Chesapeake Employers or its web sites; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Chesapeake Employers or (c) act to protect the personal safety of the employees of Chesapeake Employers and other users of the web site.

Information collected through this website in connection with your visit, communication or requests for information, whether personal or otherwise, may be subject to disclosure in the following manner:

1. Pursuant to law, including the Maryland Public Information Act, the Workers' Compensation Act, or legal process including a subpoena or court order.
2. Pursuant to law for Federal or State law enforcement purposes.
3. For transmittal to another Maryland State agency, including the Workers' Compensation Commission, Uninsured Employer's Fund or other entity as provided by law.
4. For use by persons or entities under written contract with Chesapeake Employers but only in the course of their authorized activities on behalf of Chesapeake Employers.
5. For statistical purposes that is in a form that cannot be used to identify any particular person.

COOKIE DISCLOSURE

We may use cookies in order to assist us in providing services to you. A "cookie" is a persistent, client-side text file. Cookies are pieces of information that a web site can transfer to a visitor's hard drive for record-keeping purposes. Cookies facilitate web surfing by saving visitor preferences and other information. The use of cookies is a widespread industry practice and many major web sites use cookies. Using a cookie allows recordkeeping while you are visiting a web site and saves you the extra effort of entering certain information multiple times in one site.

Most browsers are configured initially to accept and process cookies. You can configure your browser to refuse cookies. We reserve the right to use cookies in connection with your use of the Chesapeake Employers web site. The Chesapeake Employers web site may write one or more cookies to your computer while you are browsing our web site. The cookie or cookies that the Chesapeake Employers web site may use stores personally identifiable information such as name, phone number and email address. In certain cases, some information about your IP address, web browser, and computer system are automatically transmitted to our web servers as an integral part of the operation of the Internet. Thus, Chesapeake Employers may automatically collect and track:

· The home server domain names, type of computer, and type of web browsers for visitors to our web site;
· The pages of the web site visitors access; and
· Information on what web sites the visitor has accessed.

We reserve the right to disclose personal data in special cases when we believe that disclosing information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with our web site, other users of our web site, anyone else who could be harmed by such activities, or where we are required to do so by court order or applicable law. We reserve the right to disclose personal data when we believe, in good faith, the law requires it.

VI. CHILDREN'S PRIVACY

We believe that protecting the privacy of children is very important and children are not permitted to use this web site. Our web site is not designed to attract individuals under the age of 18. In accordance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), we do not collect or store any personal information, even in aggregate, from children under the age of 13.

VII. LINKED SITES

our web site may contain links to various other web sites. Chesapeake Employers assumes no responsibility for the content or practices of web sites linked through our web site and such linking should not suggest or imply any affiliation or endorsement by Chesapeake Employers of the linked web site. Please be aware that we, Chesapeake Employers, are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by Chesapeake Employers.

VII. Revisions To This Policy

Chesapeake Employers reserves the right to revise this policy at any time. Please check this page periodically for changes. The document revision date displayed below will indicate when this policy was last revised. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, and other places we deem appropriate so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Questions about this privacy policy should be directed to:
Communications at Contact Us or Attention: Donna Wilson, Senior Vice President, Chesapeake Employers' Insurance Company, 8722 Loch Raven Blvd., Towson Maryland, 21286.

Please use this contact information only for legal and privacy policy matters. For all other inquiries, refer to the Contact Us section of our home page. Questions about our products or services should not be directed to this address and will not be replied to.

Revised July 24, 2013
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