Privacy

  1. Privacy

    Protecting your privacy is very important to Chubb Insurance South Africa Limited ("Chubb"). We value our relationship with you, whether you are a Chubb customer, a visitor to this web site (the "Web Site") or a participant in a promotion. We will only use information you provide, which will be collected lawfully.

    Please read this policy statement, which explains what we do with the information we collect. This statement explains our current privacy practices. If we make any significant change we will announce it here.

  2. Ability to browse anonymously

    You can visit the Web Site without revealing any information about yourself, including your e-mail address. We may use IP addresses and referring URLs to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movements, and gather broad demographic information for aggregated use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

  3. Data protection

    For the purposes of this Data Protection Notice and Statement references to "Chubb" include, where the context admits, references to the Business Sponsor. Please note, however, that the Business Sponsor may separately have explained to you how they hold and use your personal data and hold personal data separately from that provided by you in connection with this policy. Chubb will use the information about you for the purpose of providing you with insurance services and, unless you have asked us not to, additional products and services. Chubb accepts fully its responsibility to protect the privacy of customers and the confidentiality and security of information entrusted to Chubb.

    The information you provided when you took out your policy, together with other information, will be used by Chubb and its group companies. It will be used for administration and customer service. Chubb may disclose information to its service providers and agents for these purposes. It may also be used for the purpose of fraud prevention including passing details to other insurers and/or regulatory bodies. Where you have provided information about another person in connection with the purchase and performance of this insurance policy you confirm that they have appointed you to act for them, that they have consented to the processing of their personal data, including sensitive personal data and they have consented to the transfer of their information abroad. You also agree to receive on their behalf any data protection notices from Chubb. Unless you have informed Chubb otherwise, Chubb may contact you by mail, telephone, email or SMS to let you know about any goods, services or promotions that may be of interest to you and/or share your information with organisations that are Chubb’s business partners. If you ask Chubb, we will tell you what information it holds about you and provide it to you in accordance with applicable law. Chubb may monitor and/or record your communication with Chubb either itself or by reputable organisations selected by us, to ensure consistent servicing levels and account operation. Chubb will keep information about you only for so long as it is appropriate and allowed by law.

  4. Type of information we collect

    The type of information we collect about you and other people to be insured includes:

    • name
    • date of birth
    • address
    • email address
    • phone number
    • other details necessary to underwrite or fulfil an insurance policy
    • credit/debit card details
  5. Aggregated information/surveys

    We may provide aggregated information about customers, sales, traffic patterns and services to third parties, but these statistics will not include any personal information that identifies individuals.

    Periodically we may conduct on-line surveys to understand customers’ needs and experiences better. You will be given the option of not participating in these surveys.

  6. Sensitive information

    Occasionally it may be necessary to collect sensitive personal information before providing insurance cover. Such information may relate to:

    • physical or mental health
    • criminal offences or pending prosecutions.

    Where such information relates to someone other than you, you must obtain their explicit consent before disclosing it.

  7. Collection of data by advertisers or linked sites

    The web sites of other organisations advertising on, or linked to, Chubb’s web site are outside our control. Chubb is not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites and recommends you check their privacy policies and practices carefully.

  8. Transfer of data to other jurisdictions/territories including outside South Africa

    The information you provided when using this website or when you took out this policy, together with other information you provide at any later date, will be used by Chubb and its group companies to help it meet your needs including supplying you with products and services you have requested, initially or at any later date, supplying you with information about additional products and services and improving its products and services, and the operations of the Web Site. Chubb may disclose your information to its service providers and agents for these purposes as well as any agents you have appointed to act on your behalf. For these purposes Chubb may, if necessary, transfer your information abroad to countries which do not have the same level of data protection as South Africa. If Chubb does make such a transfer, we will take reasonable steps to ensure that your information is protected.

  9. Use of "cookies"

    Why are cookies essential to how customers use the Chubb Websites?

    This website, along with most other major websites, uses cookies. Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to the cookie file on your computer's hard disk. Cookies enable users to navigate around websites and (where appropriate) enable us to tailor the content to fit the needs of visitors who have accessed the Site and help us improve the user experience. Without cookies enabled we cannot guarantee that the website and your experience whilst visiting are as we intended it to be. None of the cookies used on our websites collect personally identifiable information about you.

    We use cookies in the following ways:

    At Chubb we use cookies within our website to protect our customers and prevent fraudulent activity without cookies enabled you will not be able to access the Chubb website.

    To track how visitors reach our site and the path they take through it to help us improve our service to you. For example, we use Google Analytics, a popular web analytics service provided by Google. Google Analytics uses cookies to help us to analyze how users use the site. Find our more about how these cookies are used on the Google Privacy site. By using our website you consent to the use of cookies.

    To monitor and manage our Website traffic.

    None of the cookies used on our website collect personally identifiable information about you and no information is passed to third parties. Within our website we use cookies for security to protect you and prevent fraudulent activity.

    The types of cookies used on this website are as follows:

    • Google Analytics are Persistent Cookies: These are cookies, which remain on your device after you have visited our website. These cookies help us identify you as a unique visitor by storing a randomly generated number;
    • Session Cookies: These are temporary cookies, which only exist until you close the browser after accessing the website. Session cookies help the Chubb website remember what you chose on the previous page, therefore avoiding having to re-enter information. These cookies do not contain personal information, and cannot be used to identify you;

    How to control and delete cookies

    Chubb will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by us, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how.

    For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile device you will need to refer to your handset manual.

  10. Keeping our records accurate

    We will make every reasonable effort to ensure the information we hold about you is accurate and up-to-date. You can find out what information we hold about you by contacting us. We will tell you what information we hold. If you find any errors, please notify us and we will correct them promptly. If you wish to change or modify information provided previously, please use the contact details on our "contact us" page.

  11. Email communications and opting-out

    Email communication is important between Chubb and its customers/prospective customers. If, you give us permission when purchasing a product from us, we may use your email address to send you information about other services and products that we believe will be of interest to you. If you subsequently want to opt-out from receiving future emails about services and products please use the contact details provided on our contact us page. We do not send random marketing emails to personal email addresses (spam).

  12. Security information

    Please read our security policy, which outlines the technology and policies we use to safeguard your privacy.

  13. Responsibility for privacy

    If you have any questions or concerns regarding privacy matters please contact Chubb, by ‘phoning 0800 467 467 or e-mailing chubb.travel@digicall.co.za between 09.00 and 17.00 on weekdays.