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Privacy Policy for MetLife Auto & Home for the Internet - MetLife Auto & Home®

Our Privacy Policy

Metropolitan Property and Casualty Insurance Company and its affiliates (MetLife Auto & Home) are dedicated to helping protect you and those you love. Part of that protection includes safeguarding personal information about you that you have provided to us. MetLife Auto & Home's information practices for this Web site are outlined below.

Your Personal Information:
When you come to a Web site for MetLife Auto & Home, or one of our affiliates, we log your current Internet address (this is usually a temporary address assigned by your Internet service provider when you log in), the type of operating system you are using, and the type of browser software used. In addition, we may keep track of what portions of the Web site you are visiting. We aggregate this information to help us create a better experience for users of our Web site. For example: we may upgrade those parts of the Web site that are heavily visited or optimize the Web site to work more efficiently with certain operating systems. This is all done without our knowing your name or other personal identifying information. When you visit a MetLife Auto & Home Web site you are anonymous, unless you have chosen to identify yourself to us.

You are not required to provide us with personal information to use our Web sites, unless expressly stated. For example, certain features such as " Find a Representative" and our "Contact Us" customer service forms may require you to submit some personal information in order for those features to function as designed. Such information might include name, address, E-mail address, and phone number.

If you do choose to provide us with personal information, you can be assured that all information that you provide to us is kept in secure databases. MetLife Auto & Home treats this information as confidential. However, we may use this information for marketing purposes and the information may be shared with our affiliates and in some instances, unaffiliated third parties. For example, we may contact you to make you aware of MetLife products and/or services offered by MetLife, or its affiliates, which we feel may be of interest to you. We may disclose information to affiliates or unaffiliated third parties for the purpose of performing business services for us, or as otherwise permitted by law.

We will not sell or otherwise make available personal information about you to unaffiliated third parties for marketing purposes, except as permitted or required by law. You may contact us at the address listed below in order to tell us not to share your personal information with our affiliates or unaffiliated third parties for marketing purposes.

Cookies:
A cookie is a small piece of information that a Web site sends to your computer, which is stored in a file on your hard drive. The next time you visit our Web site, we may use the information stored in the cookie file to facilitate your use of our Web site. For example, we may use the cookie file to store a password, so that you do not have to continually enter it every time you move to a different section of a password protected portion of our Web site. A cookie does not tell us your individual identity, unless you have chosen to provide it to us. Most cookies expire after a defined period of time, or you can delete your cookie file at any time you choose. In addition, you can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, so that you can decide whether to accept or reject it.

Privacy and E-Mail:
Not every Web site takes steps to safeguard the privacy of your information. In particular, if you need to send confidential information and are unsure about the security of a Web site, then you should consider sending it by phone, or by regular mail, instead. E-mail on the Internet is not secure, unless you are using a secure e-mail program. If any organization or individual asks you for confidential information (your social security number or a bank or credit card account number, for example), you should check to see if the information being transmitted is encrypted in order to ensure the security of your information. You can check to see whether your information is encrypted by checking the bottom line of your browser window. If a broken key or open lock is displayed, then the information is not being scrambled (or encrypted) when it is sent over the Internet and it is possible for it to be intercepted and read by an unauthorized party.

Minors:
At the MetLife Auto & Home Web sites we make no active effort to collect personal information from children under the age of 18. We believe that children who do wish to submit information to MetLife Auto & Home should have permission from their parents or legal guardians, and we encourage you to participate in your child's exploration of the Internet.

Contact Information:
If you have any questions about MetLife Auto & Home's information practices, you can contact our Law Department by fax at 401-827-2674 or write to us at MetLife Auto & Home, Law Department, 700 Quaker Lane, Warwick, Rhode Island, 02886.

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Legal Notices - MetLife Auto & Home®

What Should You Know

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Your Personal Information:
The information contained on this MetLife Auto & Home website is provided for general informational purposes, as a convenience to the customers of MetLife Auto & Home and as a public service. MetLife Auto & Home is not engaged in rendering any legal or professional services by placing these general informational materials on this Website.

You are not required to provide us with personal information to use our Web sites, unless expressly stated. For example, certain features such as "Have a Rep. Contact You" and our "Contact Us " customer service forms may require you to submit some personal information, in order for those features to function as designed. Such information might include name, address, E-mail address, and phone number.

Any links provided to other server sites are offered as a matter of convenience and in no way are meant to imply that MetLife Auto & Home endorses, sponsors, promotes, or is affiliated with the owners of, or participants in, those sites, or endorses any information contained on those sites, unless expressly stated.

What You May and May Not Do

You may print a copy of the information contained herein for your personal use only, but you may not reproduce or distribute the text or graphics to others or substantially copy the information on your own server, frame or link to this Website, without prior written permission. You may request permission by faxing a request to Leslie Battle, MetLife Auto & Home Law Department at 401-827-2674. For permission regarding the use of PEANUTS characters and graphics contact Dauna Williams, MetLife Law Department, by fax at 212-743-0676. Contact Metropolitan Property and Casualty Insurance Company Law Department by fax with respect to all other information at 401-827-2674.

Important Notice

Please also keep in mind that the information presented on this site, although a reasonable description of the coverages offered, does not constitute any part of the insurance policy or binder of insurance and should not be construed to replace any provisions of the policy itself, should you choose to purchase a policy that contains any of the coverages mentioned. In the event of any conflict between the policy and the contents of this site, the provisions of the policy shall prevail. It is therefore important that you read your policy carefully for complete details.

MetLife Auto, MetLife Home, and MetLife Auto & Home are brands of Metropolitan Property and Casualty Insurance Companies and its affiliates: Metropolitan General Insurance Company, Metropolitan Casualty Insurance Company, Metropolitan Direct Property and Casualty Insurance Company (CA Certificate of Authority: 6730; domiciled in Rhode Island), Metropolitan Group Property and Casualty Insurance Company (CA COA: 6393; domiciled in Rhode Island), Economy Premier Assurance Company, Economy Preferred Insurance Company, Economy Fire and Casualty Company (CA COA 4838; domiciled in Illinois), and Metropolitan Lloyds Insurance Company of Texas, all with administrative home offices in Warwick, RI.

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