Liberty Mutual Group California Privacy Notice - Commercial Lines

(Excluding Workers’ Compensation)

Effective January 1, 2020

Liberty Mutual Group and its affiliates, subsidiaries, and partners (collectively “Liberty Mutual” or “we”, “us” and “our”) provide insurance to companies and other insurers.  This Privacy Notice explains how we gather use, and share your data. This Privacy Notice applies to you if you are a Liberty Mutual commercial line insured or are a commercial line claimant residing in California.  It does not apply to covered employees or claimants under Workers’ Compensation policies.  If this notice does not apply to you, go to the main privacy notice page to review the applicable Liberty Mutual privacy notice.

 

  • What Data Does Liberty Mutual Gather?

    We may collect the following categories of data:

    • Identifiers, including a real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, Social Security Number, driver’s license number, or other similar identifiers;
       
    • Personal information described in California Civil Code § 1798.80(e), such as your name, signature, Social Security Number, physical characteristics or description, address, telephone number, driver’s license or state identification card number, insurance policy number, education, employment, employment history, bank account number, financial information, medical information, or health insurance information;
       
    • Protected classification characteristics, including age, race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion or creed, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy or childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, or veteran or military status;
       
    • Commercial information, including records of personal property, products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories and tendencies;
       
    • Internet or other similar network activity, including browsing history, search history, information on a consumer’s interaction with a website, application, or advertisement;
       
    • Professional or employment related information, including current or past job history or performance evaluations;
       
    • Inferences drawn from other personal information, such as a profile reflecting a person’s preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes;
       
    • Risk data, including data about your driving and/or accident history; this may include data from consumer reporting agencies, such as your motor vehicle records and loss history information, health data, or criminal convictions; and
       
    • Claims data, including data about your previous and current claims, which may include data regarding your health, criminal convictions, third party reports, or other personal data.
       

    For information about the types of personal data we have collected about California consumers in the past twelve (12) months, please go to the California Supplemental Privacy Policy.

  • How We Get the Personal Data:

    We gather your personal data directly from you.  For example, you provide us with data when you:

    We also gather your personal data from other people. For example:

    • ask about, buy insurance or file a claim
    • your insurance agent or broker
    • pay your policy
    • your employer, association or business  (if you are insured through them)
    • visit our websites, call us, or visit our office
    • our affiliates or other insurance companies about your transactions with them

     

    • consumer reporting agencies, Motor Vehicle Departments, and inspection services, to gather your credit history, driving record, claims history, or value and condition of your property

     

    • other public directories and sources

     

    • third parties, including other insurers, brokers and insurance support organizations who you have communicated with about your policy or claim, anti-fraud databases, sanctions lists, court judgments and other databases, government agencies, open electoral register or in the event of a claim, third parties including other parties to the claim witnesses, experts loss adjustors and claim handlers

     

    • other third parties who take out a policy with us and are required to provide your data such as when you are named as a beneficiary or where a family member has taken out a policy which requires your personal data

     

    For information about how we have collected personal data in the past twelve (12) months, please go to the California Supplemental Privacy Policy.

    How Does Liberty Mutual Use My Data?
    Liberty Mutual uses your data to provide you with our products and services, and as otherwise provided in this Privacy Notice.  Your data may be used to:

    Business Purpose

    Data Categories

    Market, sell and provide insurance.  This includes for example:

    • calculating your premium;
    • determining your eligibility for a quote;
    • confirming your identity and service your policy;

     


     

    • Identifiers
    • Personal Information
    • Protected Classification Characteristics
    • Commercial Information
    • Internet or other similar network activity
    • Professional or employment related information
    • Inferences drawn from other personal information
    • Risk data
    • Claims data

    Manage your claim.  This includes, for example:

    • managing your claim, if any;
    • conducting claims investigations;
    • conducting medical examinations;
    • conducting inspections, appraisals;
    • providing roadside assistance;
    • providing rental car replacement, or repairs;


     

    • Identifiers
    • Personal Information
    • Protected Classification Characteristics
    • Commercial Information
    • Internet or other similar network activity
    • Professional or employment related information
    • Inferences drawn from other personal information
    • Risk data
    • Claims data

    Day to Day Business and Insurance Operations.  This includes, for example:

    • creating, maintaining, customizing and securing accounts;
    • supporting day-to-day business and insurance related functions;
    • doing internal research for technology development;
    • marketing and creating products and services;
    • conducting audits related to a current contact with a consumer and other transactions;
    • as described at or before the point of gathering personal data or with your authorization;
    • Identifiers
    • Personal Information
    • Protected Classification Characteristics
    • Commercial Information
    • Internet or other similar network activity
    • Professional or employment related information
    • Inferences drawn from other personal information
    • Risk data
    • Claims data

     


     

    Security and Fraud Detection.  This includes for example:

    • detecting security issues;
    • protecting against fraud or illegal activity, and to comply with regulatory and law enforcement authorities;
    • managing risk and securing our systems, assets, infrastructure and premises; roadside assistance, rental car replacement, or repairs
    • help to ensure the safety and security of Liberty staff, assets and resources, which may include physical and virtual access controls and access rights management;
    • supervisory controls and other monitoring and reviews, as permitted by law; and emergency and business continuity management;
    • Identifiers
    • Personal Information
    • Protected Classification Characteristics
    • Commercial Information
    • Internet or other similar network activity
    • Professional or employment related information
    • Inferences drawn from other personal information
    • Risk data
    • Claims data

     


     

     

    Regulatory and Legal Requirements.  This includes for example:

    • controls and access rights management;
    • to evaluate or conduct a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of Liberty’s assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which personal data held by Liberty is among the assets transferred;
    • exercising and defending our legal rights and positions;
    • to meet Liberty contract obligations;
    • to respond to law enforcement requests and as required by applicable law, court order, or governmental regulations;
    • as otherwise permitted by law.
    • Identifiers
    • Personal Information
    • Protected Classification Characteristics
    • Commercial Information
    • Internet or other similar network activity
    • Professional or employment related information
    • Inferences drawn from other personal information
    • Risk data
    • Claims data

     

     


     

     

    Improve Your Customer Experience and Our Products.  This includes for example:

    • improve your customer experience, our products and service;
    • to provide, support, personalize and develop our website, products and services;
    • create and offer new products and services;
    • Identifiers
    • Personal Information
    • Commercial Information
    • Internet or other similar network activity
    • Professional or employment related information
    • Inferences drawn from other personal information
    • Risk data
    • Claims data

    Analytics to identify, understand and manage our risks and products.  This includes for example:

    • conducting analytics to better identify, understand and manage risk and our products;

     


     

    • Identifiers
    • Personal Information
    • Protected Classification Characteristics
    • Commercial Information
    • Internet or other similar network activity
    • Professional or employment related information
    • Inferences drawn from other personal information
    • Risk data
    • Claims data

    Customer service and technical support.  This includes for example:

    • answer questions and provide notifications;
    • provide customer and technical support;


     

    • Identifiers
    • Personal Information
    • Commercial Information
    • Internet or other similar network activity
    • Professional or employment related information
    • Inferences drawn from other personal information
    • Risk data
    • Claims data

     

  • How Does Liberty Mutual Share My Data?

    Liberty Mutual does not sell your personal data as defined by the California Consumer Privacy Act.

    Liberty Mutual shares personal data of California consumers with the following categories of third parties:

    • Liberty Mutual affiliates;
    • Service Providers;
    • Public entities and institutions (e.g. regulatory, quasi-regulatory, tax or other authorities, law enforcement agencies, courts, arbitrational bodies, and fraud prevention agencies);
    • Professional advisors including law firms, accountants, auditors, and tax advisors;
    • Insurers, re-insurers, policy holders, and claimants; and
    • As permitted by law.
       

    Liberty Mutual shares the following categories of personal data regarding California consumers to service providers for business purposes:

    • Identifiers
    • Personal Data;
    • Protected Classification Characteristics;
    • Commercial Information;
    • Internet or other similar network activity;
    • Claims Data;
    • Inferences drawn from other personal information;
    • Risk Data;
    • Professional, employment, and education information;
       

    For information about how we have shared personal information in the past twelve (12) months, please go to the California Supplemental Privacy Policy.

  • What Privacy Rights Do I Have?

    The California Consumer Privacy Act provides California residents with specific rights regarding personal information.  These rights are subject to certain exceptions. Our response may be limited as permitted under law.

    Access or Deletion
    You may have the right to request that Liberty Mutual disclose certain information to you about our collection and use of your personal data in the twelve (12) months preceding such request, including a copy of the personal data we have collected. You also may have the right to request that Liberty Mutual delete personal data that Liberty Mutual collected from you, subject to certain exceptions.

    Specifically, you have the right to request that we disclose the following to you, in each case for the twelve (12) month period preceding your request:

    • the categories of personal data we have collected about you;
    • the categories of sources from which the personal data was/is collected;
    • our business or commercial purpose for collecting personal data;
    • the categories of third parties with whom we share personal data;
    • the specific pieces of data we have collected about you;
    • the categories of personal data about you, if any, that we have disclosed for monetary or other valuable consideration, including the categories of third parties to which we have disclosed the data, by category or categories of personal data for each third party to which we disclosed the personal data; an
    • the categories of personal data about you that we disclosed for a business purpose.
       

    You can make a request by either:

    Calling: 800-344-0197
    Online:  libertymutualgroup.com/privacy-policy/data-request
    Mail:    
    Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
    175 Berkeley St., 6th Floor
    Boston, MA 02116
    Attn:  Privacy Office

    You may also make a verifiable consumer request on behalf of your minor child.

    You or your authorized agent may only make a verifiable consumer request for access or data deletion twice within a twelve (12) month period. The verifiable consumer request must provide sufficient information that allows Liberty Mutual to reasonably verify that you are the person about whom Liberty Mutual collected personal data or an authorized representative of such person; and describe your request with sufficient detail that allows Liberty Mutual to properly understand, evaluate, and respond to it.  For more information about how Liberty Mutual will verify your identity and how an authorized agent may make a request on your behalf, go to the California Supplemental Privacy Policy.

    Response Timing
    Liberty Mutual will respond to a verifiable consumer request within forty-five (45) days of its receipt.  If more time is needed, Liberty Mutual will inform you of the reason and extension period in writing.

    Any disclosures that will be provided will only cover the twelve (12) month period preceding our receipt of the verifiable consumer request. If Liberty Mutual is unable to fulfill your request, you will be provided with the reason that the request cannot be completed.  For more information about how we will respond to requests, go to the California Supplemental Privacy Policy.

    Rights to opt in and out of data selling
    California consumers have the right to direct businesses not to sell your personal data (opt-out rights), and personal data of minors under 16 years of age will not be sold, as is their right, without theirs or their parents' opt-in consent. Liberty Mutual does not sell the personal data of consumers.  For more information, go to the California Supplemental Privacy Policy.

    No account needed
    You do not need to create an account with Liberty Mutual to exercise your rights. Liberty Mutual will only use personal data provided in a request to review and comply with the request.

    No discrimination
    You have the right not to be discriminated against for exercising any of your CCPA rights. Unless permitted by the CCPA, exercising your rights will not cause Liberty Mutual to:

    • Deny you goods or services;
    • Charge you different prices or rates for goods or services, including through granting discounts or other benefits, or imposing penalties;
    • Provide you a different level or quality of goods or services; or
    • Suggest that you may receive a different price or rate for goods or services, or a different level or quality of goods or services.
  • Will Liberty Mutual Update This Privacy Notice?

    We reserve the right to makes changes to this notice at any time and for any reason. The updated version of this policy will be effective once it is accessible. You are responsible for reviewing this policy to stay informed of any changes or updates.

  • Who Do I Contact Regarding Privacy?

    If you have any questions or comments about this Notice or the Supplemental CCPA Notice, your rights, or are requesting the Notice in an alternative format, please do not hesitate to contact Liberty Mutual at:

    Phone: 800-344-0197
    Emailprivacy@libertymutual.com
    Postal Address:
    Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
    175 Berkeley St., 6th Floor
    Boston, MA 02116
    Attn:  Privacy Office