Use of Information
Alleghany collects certain information about our on—line visitors. Information is collected to track the total number of guests visiting our website and to help us improve the website. The information we monitor includes the browser type and operating system being used by visitors; areas of the website visited; date and time of access; host or service—provider information; and identification of the referring website. This information is used exclusively for our internal purposes.
If you provide us with your name, email address or other contact information (Personal
Information), you authorize us to send you emails or other communication regarding our
company, products, and services. If you do not want to receive e-mails from us you may click
on the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any email communication sent by us. Please allow us
10 business days from when the request was received to complete the removal from our mailing
We may share your Personal Information with our related companies, but we do not share, sell or
trade your Personal Information with any other third parties, except with your consent or as
described herein. We do not contribute to or participate in cooperative databases, which give
other companies access to such Personal Information.
We may disclose your Personal Information when legally required to do so, to cooperate with
law enforcement investigations or other legal proceedings, to protect against misuse or
unauthorized use of the website, to limit our legal liability and protect our rights or to protect the
rights, property or safety of users of this website or the public.
We may also disclose your Personal Information to outside individuals and/or companies that
help us bring you the products and services we offer and to create, operate, and maintain our
website. For example, we may work with third parties to: (a) manage a database of user
information; (b) assist us in distributing e-mails; (c) assist us with marketing and data collection;
(d) provide data storage and analysis; (e) provide fraud prevention; and (f) provide other services designed to assist us in developing and running our website and
maximizing our business potential. We require that these outside companies agree to keep any
and all Personal Information shared with them confidential and to use the information only to
perform their obligations to us.
In addition, if we go through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another
company, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, the Personal Information we have collected will
likely be among the assets transferred
Our Use Of “Cookies”
Alleghany may place an electronic “cookie” in the browser files of a visitor’s computer. Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to an individual’s computer hard drive for record—keeping purposes. Cookies themselves do not enable us to access any personal information about a visitor; however, they do allow us to analyze visitors’ use of the website, so we can improve the usefulness of the website.
The Internet is not a secure medium, and Alleghany cannot guarantee the privacy of communication over the Internet, nor assume any responsibility for any harm sustained by the sending of personal or confidential information over the Internet.
“Spoofing” And “Phishing”
A common Internet scam is known as “spoofing” or “phishing.” This occurs when you receive an
email from what appears to be a legitimate source requesting Personal Information from you.
Please be aware that we will not send you any emails requesting you to verify any Personal
Information. If you ever receive an email that appears to be from us requesting such information
from you, DO NOT respond to it, and DO NOT click on any links appearing in the email.
Instead, please forward the email to us at email@example.com, as we will investigate instances
of possible Internet fraud.
Children and Privacy
The website is not meant for children, and we will not knowingly collect any Personal
Information from children under the age of 18 without verified parental consent. We will remove
from our files any Personal Information of anyone we discover to be under 18 years old. By
providing us with any Personal Information, you represent and warrant that you are at least 18
Your California Privacy Rights
Under California Civil Code sections 1798.83-1798.84, California residents are entitled to ask us
for a notice describing what categories of Personal Information we share with third parties or
corporate affiliates for marketing purposes. That notice will identify the categories of
information shared and will include a list of the third parties and affiliates with which it was
shared, along with their names and addresses. If you are a California resident and would like a
copy of this notice, please submit a written request to the following address: Alleghany
Corporation, 7 Times Square Tower, New York, New York 10036. Please allow 30 days for a
DATE LAST UPDATED: September 18, 2014