The North Carolina Surplus Lines Association (“NCSLA”) is the advisory organization created by the North Carolina Insurance Statutes, NCGS §58-21-40. The NCSLA, in addition to its other functions, processes surplus lines policies written to cover any insurance of risks that are permitted to be placed through a surplus lines licensee with a non-admitted insurer eligible to accept such insurance, other than reinsurance, commercial aircraft insurance, wet marine and transportation insurance, independently procured insurance, life and accident or health insurance and annuities for nonresident NC surplus lines licensees, provided such policies are accompanied by the appropriate documentation and filing fee. The NCSLA also disseminates general information about the surplus lines laws and provides educational opportunities for its members. The NCSLA has created this privacy statement (“Privacy Statement”) in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy for its constituents and its membership. The following paragraphs disclose certain of our information gathering and dissemination practices.
- Collection, Use and Retention of Information. We limit the collection, use and retention of information to what we believe is necessary to administer our business, to provide you with exceptional quality service, to comply with regulatory retention of information requirements, and to make available to you other services and opportunities that may be of benefit or interest to you.
- Protection of Information Confidential By Law. All documentation, data and records received or produced by the NCSLA in regards to filing of surplus lines tax are the property of the North Carolina Department of Insurance (“NCDOI”). The NCSLA maintains the documentation, data and records for the NCDOI and acknowledges confidentiality requirements established by law (NCGS §58-21-35). We will safeguard, consistent with prudent security standards, information considered confidential by law. A fundamental element of safeguarding such information is to provide protection against unauthorized access or use of this information. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with federal guidelines to guard your information against unauthorized access or use. The NCSLA will continue to enhance and maintain prudent security standards and procedures to protect against unauthorized access or use of your information and records for as long as the information is retained.
- E-mail Privacy. Are you interested in NCSLA events, publications, seminars, and updates? Would you like to hear about NCSLA member benefits and services? Send us your e-mail address and we will send you the latest information about these matters through e-mails designed to meet your needs. Your e-mail address will only be used within the NCSLA. We do not sell, rent or otherwise disseminate e-mail addresses to anyone.
- E-mail Information Gathered by the NCSLA. For some e-mails distributed by the NCSLA, specific information on recipient responses is collected. For example, we sometimes review how many recipients open and subsequently chose to click through the links provided in an e-mail. We use this information only for the purpose of analyzing areas of interest, improving our service and enhancing the usefulness of our website. None of this information is sold or distributed outside of the NCSLA in any manner.
This Privacy Statement may change at any time, and any changes will be posted on our website (www.ncsla.com). Should you have additional questions, comments or concerns, please contact us: North Carolina Surplus Lines Association, P. O. Box 730, Wake Forest, N.C. 27614.