Facts: What does Prime Rate Premium Finance do with your personal information?
Financial companies choose how they share your personal information. Federal law gives consumers the right to limit some but not all sharing. Federal law also requires us to tell you how we collect, share, and protect your personal information. Please read this notice carefully to understand what we do.
The types of personal information we collect and share depend on the product or service you have with us. This information can include:
- Social Security number and relationship experience
- Account balances and transaction history
- Payment history and credit history
All financial companies need to share customers’ personal information to run their everyday business. In the section below, we list the reasons financial companies can share their customers’ personal information; the reasons Prime Rate Premium Finance chooses to share; and whether you can limit this sharing.
Reasons we can share your personal information
|Reason||Does Prime Rate Premium Finance share?||Can you limit this sharing?|
|For our everyday business purposes—such as to process your transactions, maintain your account(s), respond to court orders and legal investigations, or report to credit bureaus; or as permitted by law||Yes||No|
|For our marketing purposes—to offer our products and services to you||No||We don't share|
|For joint marketing with other financial companies||No||We don't share|
|For our affiliates' everyday business purposes—information about your transactions and experiences||Yes||No|
|For our affiliates' everyday business purposes—information about your creditworthiness||No||We don't share|
|For our affiliates' to market to you||No||We don't share|
|For our nonaffiliates' to market to you||No||We don't share|
To limit our sharing
Call 866-669-0937. Our menu will prompt you through your choices.
Please note: If you are a new customer, we can begin sharing your information 30 days from the date we sent this notice. When you are no longer our customer, we continue to share your information as described in this notice.
However, you can contact us at any time to limit our sharing.
Who we are
Who is providing this notice?
Prime Rate Premium Finance Corporation, Inc. and Prime Rate Premium Finance Company of California, Inc.
What we do
How does Prime Rate Premium Finance protect my personal information?
To protect your personal information from unauthorized access and use, we use security measures that comply with federal law. These measures include computer safeguards and secured files and buildings.
Our employees are bound by our Code of Ethics and policies to access consumer information only for legitimate business purposes and to keep information about you confidential.
How does Prime Rate Premium Finance collect my personal information?
We collect your personal information, for example, when you:
- Open an account and provide account information
- Pay us by check or use your credit or debit card make a wire transfer
We also collect your personal information from others, such as credit bureaus, affiliates, or other companies.
Why can't I limit all sharing?
Federal law gives you the right to limit only:
- Sharing for affiliates’ everyday business purposes—information about your creditworthiness
- Affiliates from using your information to market to you
- Sharing for nonaffiliates to market to you
State laws and individual companies may give you additional rights to limit sharing. [See below for more on your rights under state law.]
What happens when I limit sharing for an account I hold jointly with someone else?
Your choices will apply to everyone on your account.
Affiliates: Companies related by common ownership or control. They can be financial and nonfinancial companies. Our affiliates include financial companies with BB&T in their name such as BB&T Securities, LLC, and financial companies such as Sterling Capital Management, LLC.
Nonaffiliates: Companies not related by common ownership or control. They can be financial and nonfinancial companies. Nonaffiliates we share with can include government entities, credit bureaus, insurance companies, and companies that assist in servicing your loan(s) or account(s) with us.
Joint marketing: A formal agreement between nonaffiliated financial companies that together market financial products or services to you. Prime Rate Premium Finance doesn’t jointly market.
Other important information
You may have other privacy protections under some state laws. We will comply with applicable state laws as to information about you.
Accounts with Vermont addresses will be treated as if you opted out of sharing information among our affiliates.
US Patriot Act Disclosure Notice
Premium Finance Agreements (PFAs) issued by Prime Rate Premium Finance Corporation and Prime Rate Premium Finance Corporation of California Inc. (“Prime Rate”) include a “USA Patriot Act Customer Identification Program (CIP) Disclosure Notice” for compliance with Federal law (The USA Patriot Act) that requires Prime Rate to obtain, verify and record information about anybody, including insureds, who opens an account with Prime Rate or establishes a relationship with our company.
Such information may include the insured’s name, physical-location address (not merely the PO Box number), Taxpayer Identification number (TIN), Federal Employer Identification number (FEIN), and/or Social Security number (SSN) with date of birth for individual consumers or sole proprietors.
If this information is not provided or obtainable from readily available industry resources, there may be instances where Prime Rate associates may contact insureds and/or their insurance agent directly to ensure compliance with the government-mandated requirements.