1. Your Privacy: Overview
2. Collection of Your Information
3. Protection of Your Information
To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, maintain data accuracy and facilitate the appropriate use of information, Sequoia uses physical, technological and administrative procedures to attempt to protect the personally identifiable information we collect through the Service. Nevertheless, Internet transmissions are never completely private or secure. You understand that any messages or information you send to the Service may be read or intercepted by others. If you have any questions about the security of personally identifiable information collected by Sequoia, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Use of Your Personally Identifiable Information
Upon our collection of your personally identifiable information, Sequoia may use such personally identifiable information internally, separately or in combination with pre-existing information, for the following purposes:
- To provide any requested information, products or services;
- To access your account profile (MyBenefits), as directed by you;
- To troubleshoot problems with the Service;
- To customize your experience on the Service;
- To contact you with more information about your Sequoia products or services.
By providing personally identifiable information to Sequoia, you are transmitting data to the United States. We do not store or process EU data in the EU. However, personally identifiable information collected on the Service may be stored and processed in the United States, Canada or abroad.
5. Disclosure of Your Information
We may disclose your personally identifiable information to our subsidiaries or affiliates and to third party partners whom we occasionally hire to provide services on our behalf, including support services, website services, delivering promotional materials, answering customer questions about our services and new services. Sequoia will only provide those third party partners with the personally identifiable information they need to deliver the services to us and/or on our behalf, and they will be contractually prohibited from using that information for any other purpose. In the event that Sequoia is involved in a transaction such as a merger, stock purchase or sale, or sale of substantially all of Sequoia assets, your personal information may be transferred to the other party in such transaction.
Sequoia reserves the right to disclose your personally identifiable information if required to do so by law or legal process or otherwise requested by any law enforcement officer or agency acting under color of law. In addition, Sequoia reserves the right to disclose your personally identifiable information based on the good faith belief that such action is necessary or appropriate to: (a) protect and defend the rights or property of Sequoia, or (b) act in urgent circumstances to protect the safety or security of the public or of users of the Sequoia products and the Service.
7. Website Analytics
8. No Spyware or Adware
We do not install any spyware or adware in connection with our Service or distribute any commercial message, or authorize any third party to distribute any commercial message, by means of spyware or adware. “Spyware” or “adware” is any software which has been downloaded to or installed on an Internet user’s computer or device, without the user’s actual consent, and facilitates the distribution of any commercial message to the user. If you feel you may have spyware from another company installed on your machine or device, there are various anti-spyware/adware software applications available on the Internet to identify if this has occurred.
9. User Generated Content
If you use a Service message board, chat room, instant messenger or post any User Generated Content (as defined in the Terms of Service Agreement) you are solely responsible for the content of your messages. You should be aware that when you voluntarily disclose personally identifying Information (for example, your name, street address, email address, or telephone number) on the Service, that information can be read, collected and used by other users of the Service and may result in unsolicited messages, both commercial and otherwise. You agree that by participating in such online public forums, you will not use such forums for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by the Sequoia community guidelines that may be in effect from time to time in connection with the Service. We reserve the right to terminate your access to the Service or to take other protective steps if you violate these terms.
10. Your California Privacy Rights
11. Retention of Your Personally Identifiable Information
The personally identifiable information that you provide will be stored and maintained by Sequoia until you instruct us otherwise, or, in Sequoia’s sole discretion, for the longer of: (a) for so long as is necessary or appropriate to carry out the purpose(s) for which such information was collected and (b) for so long as we are required to maintain such information by law or other applicable rules or regulations.
12. Children’s Privacy
Sequoia recognizes the privacy interests of children and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children’s online activities and interests. The Service is not intended for children under the age of 16. Sequoia does not target its Service to children under 16. Sequoia does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16.
13. Choice and Opt-Out Preferences
Sequoia does not collect your personally identifiable information unless you choose to provide it. If, at any time, you prefer not to receive further email communications from Sequoia (except in connection with information, products or services that you specifically request), you will have the ability to unsubscribe from such communications by means of a link provided in every broadcast email that is sent to you by Sequoia. If, at any time, you prefer not to receive any other form of communication from Sequoia, you will have the ability to unsubscribe from such communications by contacting us at email@example.com.
If you have an account with us, you consent to the electronic delivery of all documents and notices regarding your account. You also confirm that you have the ability, necessary equipment and software to access and view any documents or notices we send you. You are entitled to withdraw your consent to electronic delivery at any time by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Should you withdraw your electronic delivery consent, you are entitled to receive a paper copy of all required notices and documents. Some notices and documents which we are not required to provide you will not be sent to you should you withdraw your consent to electronic delivery.
14. Access and Accuracy
Sequoia will use commercially reasonable efforts to provide access to your personally identifiable information if you request such access in writing submitted to email@example.com. If you believe that the personally identifiable information maintained by Sequoia about you is inaccurate or incomplete, you may notify Sequoia in writing describing in details any inaccuracies or omissions, submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Following receipt of such a properly submitted written notice, Sequoia will, within 30 days, use commercially reasonable efforts to amend or correct your personally identifiable information to reflect corrected or additional information provided by you.
15. European Privacy Rights
Sequoia is committed to processing personal data of users in the EU or EEA lawfully and to facilitating the exercise of such rights grants granted by GDPR. You may contact us at email@example.com to discuss your privacy concerns.
Sequoia only collects and uses personal data of EU or EEA residents when there is a fair and legal basis and/or when you have consented to our collection or use of such personal data.
If you are based in the EU or EEA, we provide you with access to your own personal data. In addition, for EU or EEA residents, when requested in writing by you, we will rectify any errors in your personal data when it is incorrect or inaccurate, and we will ensure the right to erasure, portability and to restriction of processing when these rights are not incompatible with other legal obligations. For all marketing materials, you can opt-out any time and free of charge. The right to object for other processing activities will be balanced to ensure that it is not incompatible with local regulations or our legitimate interests. Any such requests will be addressed within 30 days. If you are not satisfied with our response, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority of your habitual residence, place of work, or place of the alleged infringement.
17. Questions or Comments
Via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Via U.S. Mail:
Sequoia Benefits & Insurances Services, LLC
1850 Gateway Drive
San Mateo, CA 94404