Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

|   MOTHER LODE HOLDING COMPANY AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES   |

Placer Title Co., Montana Title and Escrow, National Closing Solutions, National Closing Solutions of Alabama, National Closing Solutions of Maryland, North Idaho Title Insurance, Placer Title Insurance Agency of Utah, Premier Reverse Closings, Premier Title Agency, Texas National Title, Western Auxiliary Corp., Wyoming Title and Escrow
 

NOTICE AT COLLECTION AND PRIVACY POLICY

We respect your personal information and are committed to protecting it. We are disclosing how Mother Lode Holding Company and its subsidiaries listed above (together referred to as “we,” “us,” or “our”) collect, use, and share your personal information. Sections 1 and 2 constitute our Notice at Collection, Sections 1 – 9 are our Privacy Policy, and Sections 10 – 11 are additional sections of our Privacy Policy that apply only to California residents.

 

1) Personal Information We Collect

We may collect and over the last 12 months have collected personal information in the following categories: (A) Identity information such as name, postal address, email address, date of birth, social security number, driver’s license, passport, signature, physical characteristics or description, telephone number, or other similar information; (B) Financial information (such as bank account information) and insurance information; (C) Records of services or products requested or purchased; (D) Biometric information (thumbprints obtained by notaries public); (E) Internet or other electronic network activity information, such as online identifiers, Internet Protocol address, and information relating to interaction with our Internet websites and mobile applications; (F) Audio (voice messages), electronic, or similar information; (G) Professional or employment-related information; (H) Education information; (I) Characteristics of protected classifications such as marital status; (J) Geolocation information (with consent when using our mobile applications); and (K) information relating to pandemics, including medical, health, and travel information.

 

2) Purposes

We collect the above information, and have collected it in the last 12 months, for the following purposes: Our operational purposes, including providing escrow and title services, fulfilling a transaction, verifying customer information, and providing and improving customer service (categories A-J); Detecting, protecting against, and reporting malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity (A-I); Providing and improving Websites, and debugging to find and repair errors (A, C E, F, J); and Auditing and complying with legal and other similar requirements (A-I); and to reduce the risk of spreading infectious diseases and to protect our employees and guests (K).

 

3) Sources, Sharing

The sources from which the information is and was collected include: the consumer or their authorized representative (A-K); government entities, service providers, financial institutions, our affiliates, real estate settlement service providers, real estate brokers and agents (A-D, F-I); and our internet websites and mobile applications (A-C, E-J). The categories of third parties with whom we share and have shared personal information include: a consumer’s authorized representative (A-I); government entities, service providers and consultants, financial institutions, our affiliates, real estate settlement service providers, real estate brokers and agents, abstractors (A-I); notaries public (K); and data analytics and internet service providers (E, F, J). We may also disclose your information as part of a business transaction, such as a merger, sale, reorganization or acquisition (A-J).

 

4) Cookies and similar technologies

We use “cookies” and similar technologies when you access our websites or mobile applications. A “cookie” is a piece of information that our website sends to your browser, which then stores this information on your system. If a cookie is used, our website will be able to “remember” information about you and your preferences either until you exit your current browser window (if the cookie is temporary) or until you disable or delete the cookie. Many users prefer to use cookies in order to help them navigate a website as seamlessly as possible.

We use “cookies” in the following situations. The first situation is with respect to temporary cookies. If you are accessing our services through one of our online applications our server may automatically send your browser a temporary cookie, which is used to help your browser navigate our site. The only information contained in these temporary cookies is a direction value that lets our software determine which page to show when you hit the back button in your browser. This bit of information is erased when you close your current browser window. The second situation in which we may use cookies is with respect to permanent cookies. This type of cookie remains on your system, although you can always delete or disable it through your browser preferences. There are two instances in which we use a permanent cookie. First, when you visit our website and request documentation or a response from us. When you are filling out a form, you may be given the option of having our website deliver a cookie to your local hard drive. You might choose to receive this type of cookie in order to save time in filling out forms and/or revisiting our website. We only send this type of cookie to your browser when you have clicked on the box labeled “Please remember my profile information” when submitting information or communicating with us. The second instance where we use a permanent cookie is where we track traffic patterns on our site. Analysis of the collected information by our tracking technologies allows us to improve our website and the user experience. In both instances of a persistent cookie, if you choose not to accept the cookie, you will still be able to use our website. Even if you choose to receive this type of cookie, you can set your browser to notify you when you receive any cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept or reject it each time one is sent.

 

5) Links to Other Websites and Do Not Track

Our website may contain links to third party websites, which are provided and maintained by the third party. Third party websites are not subject to this notice or privacy policy. Currently, we do not recognize “do not track” requests from Internet browsers or similar devices.

 

6) Sale

We do not sell personal information about consumers and have not sold information about consumers in the last 12 months.

 

7) Minors

We do not collect information from minors under the age of 18.

 

8) Safeguards

We restrict access to the information we collect to individuals and entities who need to know the information to provide services as set forth above. We also maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect information, including data encryption.

 

9) Access and Changes

This notice and policy can be accessed https://www.placertitle.com/privacy-policy. Disabled consumers may access this notice in an alternative format by contacting MLHC Counsel, Legal Dept., 1508 Eureka Rd., #130, Roseville, CA 95661, or calling our toll free number at 1-877-626-0668, or emailing [email protected]. This notice and policy will change from time to time. All changes will be provided at https://www.placertitle.com/privacy-policy and furnished through an appropriate method such as electronically, by mail, or in person. The effective date will be stated on the notice and policy.

Questions about this notice and privacy policy may be sent to MLHC Counsel, Legal Dept., 1508 Eureka Rd., #130, Roseville, CA 95661 or [email protected].

 

CALIFORNIA SUPPLEMENT

THE REMAINDER OF THIS POLICY APPLIES ONLY TO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS

 

10) Requests Under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”)

California residents have the right to make a “request to know” (1) the specific pieces of personal information we have collected about them; (2) categories of personal information we have collected; (3) categories of sources from which the personal information was collected; (4) categories of personal information we disclosed for a business purpose; (5) purpose for collecting the information; and (6) categories of third parties with whom we shared personal information. California residents have the right to request that we deliver to them their personal information free of charge. California residents have the right to make a “request to delete” from our records their personal information that we have collected, subject to legal limitations.

We do not discriminate against consumers for exercising rights under the CCPA or other laws.

 

11) How to Make a Request under the California Consumer Privacy Act

To make a CCPA “request to know,” a “request to delete,” or any other request under the CCPA, a California consumer may (1) submit a request via our Privacy Portal; (2) call us toll-free at 1-877-626-0668; or (3) send a written request to MLHC Counsel, Legal Dept., 1508 Eureka Rd., #130, Roseville, CA 95661. Please note that you must verify your identity before we take further action. To verify your identity, we will try to use information you have already provided. We may also need additional information. Consistent with California law, you may designate an authorized agent to make a request on your behalf. To do this, you must provide a valid power of attorney, the requester’s valid government issued identification, and the authorized agent’s valid government issued identification. California residents may “opt out” of the sale of their personal information. However, we do not sell your personal information and therefore we do not offer an “opt out.”

Upon receipt of a verified consumer request, we will respond by giving you the information requested for the 12-month period before our receipt of your verified consumer request at no cost to you, or deleting the information and notifying any service providers to delete it, subject to legal limitations. If we have a valid reason to retain personal information or are otherwise unable to comply with a request, we will tell you. For example, the law may not require us or allow us to delete certain information collected. In addition, personal information we collect pursuant to the federal Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act is exempt from most of the provisions of the CCPA.

Questions about this notice and privacy policy may be sent to MLHC Counsel, Legal Dept., 1508 Eureka Rd., #130, Roseville, CA 95661 or [email protected].


Effective: July 1, 2020 — 8/26/2020, 7:25:19 PM