In light of growing concerns about companies selling customers’ private data, we thought this would be a good opportunity to tell you about what types of data we collect, why we collect it, and what we do with it.
Data is important. In fact, it’s the foundation on which most of the technology we’ve grown to love is built. Without it, services like ride-sharing and music streaming wouldn’t exist. Data is what lets companies like ours personalize their service, making it instant, fun, and hassle-free.
We use data to personalize coverages, pay claims in seconds, prevent fraud, help our users perform instant changes to their policy, collect payments, and improve our advertising. But, what we don't do, and never will, is sell your private information.
The data we require to provide our insurance services includes personal info that can identify you or be linked to you, such as your name, address, email, date of birth, national number (only in cases that we explicitly ask for it), basic employment information, and your IP address.
A full list of the categories of info we collect and don’t collect can be found here.
Here’s how we may use your data:
General site visits
We collect anonymous website traffic to help us analyze performance in certain markets and improve our ad efficiency. For example, our team evaluates the efficiency of new ad campaigns by tracking visits from that campaign to our website. We’re using secure, industry-standard, third-party tools to analyze this data.
Obtaining insurance quotes
To be able to offer the best coverage at the right price, newton insurance evaluates the risks involved. For example, to be able to insure a home, we collect the property’s exact address as well the customer’s name so we can get their insurance and credit history. We may, in some cases, require personal, identifiable information such as full name, date of birth, and national number. We’re using secure, industry-standard, third-party tools to analyze this data.
To be able to detect potential fraud attempts, we may collect past property or personal insurance history, as well as things like criminal background information. We’re using secure, industry-standard, third-party tools to provide and analyze this data.