Bulletin: SLS2012001

Date:
January 03, 2012
To:
All Stewart Affiliate Title Agencies
RE:
Privacy Policy Opt Out Option

Dear Associates:

Stewart Title Company’s current privacy policy does permit, as allowed by federal law, for it to share a person’s nonpublic personal information with an affiliate for marketing purposes. To date, the only affiliates assessing the nonpublic personal information are Asset Preservation, Inc. (API) and Stewart Specialty Insurance Services (SSIS). Periodically Stewart Title Company’s customers have requested that even this limited sharing be prevented.

To resolve this issue, Information Technology Solutions (ITS) has created a mailbox optout@Stewart.com.

If any Stewart Title Company title agency customer requests not to be contacted by SSIS or API, please email the title agency name and contact information, customer’s name, state where the property is located and GF file number to this mailbox.

SSIS and API will periodically access this mailbox and add the customer’s name to a Do Not Call List. Please let me know if there are other affiliates who need to be contacted if a customer wants to opt out of the sharing nonpublic personal information.

PLEASE NOTE AND BE SURE THAT YOUR CUSTOMERS UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS ONLY TO OPT OUT FROM BEING CONTACTED BY SSIS OR API.

We hope to have a comprehensive subscription and opt-out procedure within 12 months for other Stewart companies.

If you have any questions, please contact Steve Soffer – 713-625-8266.

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THIS BULLETIN IS FURNISHED TO INFORM YOU OF CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS. AS A REMINDER, YOU ARE CHARGED WITH KNOWLEDGE OF THE CONTENT ON VIRTUAL UNDERWRITER  AS IT EXISTS FROM TIME TO TIME AS IT APPLIES TO YOU, AS WELL AS ANY OTHER INSTRUCTIONS. OUR UNDERWRITING AGREEMENTS DO NOT AUTHORIZE OUR ISSUING AGENTS TO ENGAGE IN SETTLEMENTS OR CLOSINGS ON BEHALF OF STEWART TITLE GUARANTY COMPANY. THIS BULLETIN IS NOT INTENDED TO DIRECT YOUR ESCROW OR SETTLEMENT PRACTICES OR TO CHANGE PROVISIONS OF APPLICABLE UNDERWRITING AGREEMENTS. CONFIDENTIAL, PROPRIETARY, OR NONPUBLIC PERSONAL INFORMATION SHOULD NEVER BE SHARED OR DISSEMINATED EXCEPT AS ALLOWED BY LAW. IF APPLICABLE STATE LAW OR REGULATION IMPOSES ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS, YOU SHOULD CONTINUE TO COMPLY WITH THOSE REQUIREMENTS.

References

Bulletins Replaced:
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Related Bulletins:
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Underwriting Manual:
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Exceptions Manual:
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Forms:
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