Privacy Policy

Privacy Statement

Continental Title Holding Co., Inc (“CTC”) is committed to maintaining the personal information you provide to us. This Privacy Statement sets out the governing principles for our use of personal information we may obtain about you.  We are located in the United States of America. By using CTC’s sites, you agree to the transfer of your personal information to or within the United States where applicable.

By using our website, ctitle.com (the “Site”), or by using the services we provide, or by requesting information, you agree to the collection and use of information as set forth in this Privacy Statement. If you do not agree with our Privacy Statement or our practices with respect to your personal information, please do not use the Site.

Continental Title Company is authorized and licensed to do business in the states of Kansas and Missouri.

Continental Title Company is Type 2 SSAE 16 Compliant.

Collection of Personal Information

We may collect personal information from our clients.  This personal information may include names, postal addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers, financial and tax information, and other information.  We may also collect other demographic information.  This information, alone or in combination with other information, may constitute personally identifiable information (PII).

If you visit our Facebook or other social media pages, or participate in one of our promotions, we may collect information you submit or make publicly available.

Use and Sharing of Personal Information

We will not share your personal information with others, except as described below or after we inform you and give you an opportunity to opt out of having your personal information shared.

We may use such voluntarily provided information to improve our understanding of your interests and needs, to improve our services, or to contact you.

We may use your personal information to send emails to you with CTC-related news, products, offers, surveys, promotions and information. You can choose not to receive such communications by emailing us at info@ctitle.com.

We may share your personal information with third parties that perform certain services on our behalf, such as providing title insurance, marketing assistance, and supporting the operation of the Site.   We do not give these service providers permission to share or use your personal information for any other purposes.

We may disclose your personal information in response to a subpoena or similar investigative demand, a court order, or a request for cooperation from a law enforcement or other government agency; to establish or exercise our legal rights; to defend against legal claims; or as otherwise required by law. In such cases, we may raise or waive any legal objection or right available to us.

We may also disclose your personal information to assist in efforts to investigate, prevent, or take other action regarding illegal activity, suspected fraud or other wrongdoing; to protect and defend the rights, property or safety of our company, our users, our employees, or others, or to enforce our website terms and conditions or other agreements or policies.

We may share your personal information in connection with a substantial corporate transaction, such as a merger, consolidation, or asset sale of certain operational units, or in the unlikely event of insolvency or bankruptcy.

Tracking Visits to Our Site

Like many websites, our Site monitors visitor traffic patterns by logging tracking data, which is collected automatically from each Site visitor. Tracking data may include information such as the IP address of the visitor’s computer, its browser type and operating system, the referring site, which pages of the Site were visited, the order in which they were visited, and which links were clicked.

The Site may contain links to other, third-party websites.  Also, other parties may collect personally identifiable information about your online activities over time and across different websites when you use our Site. This Privacy Statement does not apply to those sites or parties. You should contact those parties or linked sites directly for information on their privacy, data collection and distribution policies.
 

Cookies, Web Beacons and Similar Tracking Methods

Users visit our Site via a browser, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Apple Safari or Firefox.  Our Site uses “cookies” (i.e., small text files placed on a visitor computer’s hard drive) and other technologies that allow us to recognize your browser when you visit our Site. They help us determine information such as the type of content that a visitor accesses on our Site and the length of time that the visitor spends on any particular area of the Site.

You can set your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies or notify you when a cookie is set. Each browser is different, so check its “Help” menu to learn how to change your cookie preferences.  You can visit our Site without accepting cookies. If you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to enjoy all the benefits of being a registered user of our Site.

The Site also uses web beacons.  Web beacons are small pieces of computer code which allow us to count how many people visit our site or certain pages on the site or open an e-mail.  They allow us to better customize the Web site in order to personalize it and improve your experience while visiting.

There are “do not track” or similar browser choices available to internet users with respect to online web activity, but given the present lack of consensus of what constitutes an informed election, appropriate trigger or breadth of scope of such choice, our Site will continue to operate as described in this Statement, whether or not a “do not track” signal is received.
 

Security of Personal Information

CTC retains records relating to the professional services that we provide our clients to enable us to assist you with your professional needs and, in some cases, to comply with professional guidelines. In order to guard your personal information, we maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards designed to prevent unauthorized intrusion of the Site and the alteration, acquisition or misuse of personal information. No system can be completely secure, so even as we take steps to secure your information, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information, searches, or other communications will always remain secure.

Client communications sent to the firm and its employees via this website or via the Internet may not be secure and may be intercepted by other parties. Messages sent via this website, via comments on our articles or blogs, or via e-mail will not constitute or create a client-advisor relationship. An engagement may only be confirmed through a written agreement with us.
 

California Residents
YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
CTC collects various types of personal information about you both online and offline during the course of our relationship. Under California law, if you are a resident of California, you may make a written request to CTC about how we have shared your information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes. In response to your written request, CTC is allowed to provide you with a notice describing the cost-free means to opt-out of our sharing your information with third parties, if the third party will use your information for its direct marketing purposes.

If you would like to exercise your rights under California law, please send your written request to the e-mail address or postal address below. YOUR WRITTEN REQUEST MUST INCLUDE YOUR POSTAL ADDRESS SO THAT WE MAY PROVIDE YOU WITH OUR NOTICE AND THIRD PARTY DIRECT MARKETING OPT-OUT FORM. CTC will provide you with this form within 30 days of receiving your written request.

E-mail Address: info@ctitle.com

Postal Address:
Attention: Legal Department
Continental Title Company
8455 College Blvd
Overland Park, KS 66210

International Visitors
Our Site is hosted in the United States. If you access the Site or Services from the European Union, Asia, or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure that differ from United States laws, please be advised that through your continued use of our Site, you are transferring your personal information to the United States and you consent to that transfer and this Privacy Policy.  Additionally, you understand that your personal information may be processed in countries (including the United States) where laws regarding processing personal information may be less stringent than in your country.

Changes to this Privacy Statement

We may update this Privacy Statement from time to time. We will notify you of material changes to this Statement by posting the updated Statement on this page. We ask that you bookmark and periodically review this page to ensure your familiarity with the current version of our Statement. You can determine when this Statement was last changed by checking the “Effective Date” line at the top of this Policy.

How to Update Your Personal Information
If you are a registered user of our Site, you may update your contact information and any name changes by logging into your CTC account on the Online Membership System portal.

Questions?
If you have any questions about CTC’s Privacy Statement, please contact us via email at info@ctitle.com or by mail at Continental Title Company 8455 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS 66210.

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