Whitestone Life

Privacy Policy (Effective Date: 08/03/2018)

This privacy policy applies to www.whitestonelife.com and/or www.whitestonesettlements.com, which is owned and operated by Whitestone Life (“Whitestone Settlements,” “We,” or “Us”). This privacy policy describes how Whitestone Life collects and uses the personal information you provide on our website, www.whitestonelife.com and/or www.whitestonesettlements.com. It also describes the choices available to you regarding our use of your personal information and how you can access and update this information. If you have questions or complaints regarding our privacy policy or practices, please contact Us at info@whitestonelife.com.

1. Information Collection and Use

We collect the following personal information from you on our website:

  • Contact Information such as name, email address, mailing address, and phone number;
  • Medical Information such as health history and medical conditions;
  • Insurance Information such as insurer and type of policy;
  • Demographic information such as date of birth, gender, and zip code;

If you are interested in joining our network of advisors, we collect information about your business such as name and business type.

We use this information to:

  • Process your qualification status;
  • Fulfill your requests;
  • Send you requested service information;
  • Respond to customer service requests;
  • Send you a newsletter, if opted for;
  • Improve our website and marketing efforts;
  • Conduct research and analysis;
  • Display content based upon your interests.

2. Information Sharing

We will share your personal information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this privacy policy.

Service Providers

We may provide your personal information to companies that provide services to help Us with our business activities, such as hosting our Web site and sending emails. These companies are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to Us and are contractually obligated to keep your information confidential.

Legal Disclaimer

We may also disclose your personal information:

  • As required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, bankruptcy proceeding, or similar legal process;
  • When We believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request;
  • If Whitestone is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our website of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information;

To any other third party with your prior consent to do so.

3. User Access and Choice

If your personal information changes, you may ask to have it corrected, updated, or amended, or if you no longer desire our service, you may ask to have your personal information removed by emailing Us at info@whitestonelife.com or by contacting Us by telephone or postal mail at the contact information listed below. We will respond to your request within 30 days.

We will retain your information for as long as needed to provide you with services. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

Opt-Out Preferences

If you wish to subscribe to our newsletter, We will use your name and email address to send the newsletter to you. Out of respect for your privacy, you may choose to stop receiving our newsletter or marketing emails by following the unsubscribe instructions included in these emails, or you can contact Us at info@whitestonelife.com.

4. Tracking Technologies/Cookies

Technologies such as cookies, beacons, tags, and scripts are used by Whitestone and our partners, affiliates, or analytics or service providers such as Google Analytics. These technologies are used in analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movements around the site, and gathering demographic information about our user base as a whole.

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes. We use cookies on this site. However, We do not link the information We store in cookies to any personally identifiable information you submit while on our site.

We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. These cookies are deployed to help streamline the use of our website and remember certain information about you to make navigation easier. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser’s “help” directory. If you reject cookies, you may still use our site, but your ability to use some areas of our site, such as filling out forms, will be limited.

We use Local Storage Objects (LSOs) such as HTML5 to store content information and preferences. Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing HTML5 LSOs.

Analytics/Log Files

As is true of most websites, We gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We do not link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information.

Behavioral Targeting/Retargeting

We partner with a third-party ad network to either display advertising on our website or to manage our advertising on other sites. Our ad network partner uses cookies and Web beacons to collect non-personally identifiable information about your activities on this and other websites to provide you targeted advertising based upon your interests.

5. Security

The security of your personal information is important to Us. When you enter information on our online forms, We encrypt the transmission of that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). We follow generally accepted standards to protect the personal information submitted to Us, both during transmission and once We receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, We cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our website, you can contact Us at info@whitestonelife.com.

6. Additional Information

Links to Third-Party Sites

Our website includes links to other websites whose privacy practices may differ from those of Whitestone Settlements. If you submit personal information to any of those websites, your information is governed by their privacy policies. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy policy of any website you visit.

Compliance With California Online Privacy Protection Act

We are in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act (“CalOPPA”).

According to CalOPPA, We agree to the following:

  • Users can visit our site anonymously.
  • Once this Privacy Policy is created, We will add a link to it on our home page, or at a minimum, on the first significant page after entering our website;
  • Our Privacy Policy link includes the word “Privacy” and can be easily found on the page specified above;
  • Users will be notified of any changes to our Privacy Policy on the Privacy Policy Page;
  • Users are able to change their personal information by emailing Us.
  • Whitestone Settlements does not honor or respond to Do Not Track (“DNT”) requests.

It is important to note that We allow third-party behavioral tracking.

Compliance With the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act

We are in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”). We do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products, and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older. If a child under the age of 13 provides Us with personal information without parental or guardian consent, the parent or guardian may contact Us at the contact information listed below, and We will remove the information.

Changes to This Policy

We may update this privacy policy to reflect changes to our information practices. If We make any material changes, We will notify you by means of a notice on the Privacy Policy Page prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.

7. Contact Us

Office Address:
12266 Big Canoe
Jasper, GA 30143

Phone Numbers:
Toll-Free: 800-798-9789
Local Phone: 706-579-0413
Fax: 770-676-6279