Cottingham & Butler, Inc. (“Cottingham & Butler”/”we”/“our”/“our company”) provides insurance brokerage, risk management, employee benefits, and related services to clients. Cottingham & Butler is committed to protecting your privacy and the confidentiality of your Personal Information. “Personal Information” is information that directly identifies or can reasonably be used to identify an individual user of this Website, located at www.cottinghambutler.com (“Site”). We have developed this Website Privacy Notice (“Privacy Notice”) to notify you of our Website privacy practices.
All personally identifiable information collected on this Site by Cottingham & Butler is considered Personal Information and will be treated in accordance with this Privacy Notice. By using this Site and submitting your Personal Information, you agree with and consent to the processing, transfer, usage, and storage of your Personal Information in accordance with this Privacy Notice. This is not a contractual document, and it does not create any rights or obligations on either party, beyond those that already exist under data protection laws.
Information We Collect
Cottingham & Butler collects personal information from you required both for our business and pursuant to regulatory requirements. Without it, we cannot provide our products and services for you. We will be collecting personal information about you in the following ways:
- When we perform services for our clients or prospective clients
- When you request a service from us
- When you use any of our websites or applications
- When you attend a Cottingham & Butler event
- When you apply for a position at Cottingham & Butler
- If you contact us with feedback or an inquiry
- When you engage with us over social media
We may also collect information about how you access the Sites using cookies. Session ID cookies may be used by us to track your preferences while you are visiting the Sites. They also help to minimize load times and save on server processing. Persistent cookies may be used by us to store other information. Cookies used on the Sites do not contain your personal information.
We use log files that may include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track your movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. However, none of this information contains personal information.
What We Do with Personal Informatio
The information Cottingham & Butler collects is shared within our company to help us maximize the services we can provide to our clients. We will only disclose your personal information as is necessary for us to provide the insurance products and services you expect from us. Cottingham & Butler does not sell your personal information to third parties, nor does it sell or share client lists.
We may also disclose all of the information described above to third parties with which we contract for services. In addition, we may disclose your personal information to medical care institutions or medical professionals, insurance regulatory authorities, law enforcement or other government authorities, or to affiliated or nonaffiliated third parties as is reasonably necessary to conduct our business or as otherwise permitted by law.
Cottingham & Butler will keep your personal information for as long as it may need it to provide you with insurance services and/or to comply with its contractual and/or legal obligations.
How We Protect Your Information
At Cottingham & Butler, we have reasonable measures in place, consistent with industry and legal standards, to ensure the security and confidentiality of client information. We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal and state regulations to safeguard all of your personal information.
We will handle the personal information we receive by restricting access to the personal information about you to those employees and partners of ours who need to know that information to provide you with our products or services or to otherwise conduct our business.
Despite reasonable technological measures taken by us, technology can be bypassed and we cannot guarantee the privacy of your information. You agree that we shall not be responsible for any loss, damages or liability arising from the information you provide to us in any way and you shall have no recourse against us, or any employee, officer, director, shareholder, agent or representative for such loss, damage, or liability.
Your Right to Review Your Records
If you would like to review your Personal Information, correct the Personal Information you have provided to us, and/or request that we remove your information from our records, you may do by writing us at:
Cottingham & Butler, Inc.
800 Main Street
Dubuque, IA 52001
Each request will be reviewed and responded to in accordance with applicable laws.
You may opt out of receiving any promotional emails that we send to you by contacting us directly, or by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email you receive from us.
Notice for California Residents
This Privacy Notice applies to personal information of California residents to the extent the information is subject to the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA). This notice does not apply to personal information collected pursuant to (i) the federal Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and its implementing regulations or the California Financial Information Privacy Act; or, (ii) certain medical and health information covered by HIPAA.
How to Contact Us
For further information about personal information we collect, you can contact us at:
Cottingham & Butler, Inc.
800 Main Street
Dubuque, IA 52001
Last Modified: July 1, 2021