Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY NOTICE

LandAmerica Financial Group, Inc. and its family of affiliated companies (“LandAmerica”) respect the privacy of our customers’ personal information. This Notice explains the ways in which we may collect and use personal information under the LandAmerica Privacy Policy.

LandAmerica provides title insurance and other real estate services through its affiliates. The three largest members of the LandAmerica family, Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company, Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation, and Transnation Title Insurance Company, and their title affiliates, issue title policies and handle real estate closings across the country. You may review a complete list of the LandAmerica family of affiliates covered by this Privacy Policy on our website at http://www.landam.com under the privacy policy link or request a copy be sent to you from the address listed below. The LandAmerica Privacy Policy applies to all LandAmerica customers, former customers and applicants. Please visit our website for an explanation of our privacy practices relating to electronic communication.

What kinds of information we collect: Depending on the services you use, the types of information we may collect from you, your lender, attorney, real estate broker, public records or from other sources include:

Information from forms and applications for services, such as you name, address and telephone number.
Information about your transaction, including information about the real property you bought, sold or financed such as address, cost, existing liens, easements, other title information and deeds.
With closing, escrow, settlement or mortgage lending services or mortgage loan servicing, we may also collect your social security number as well as information from third parties including property appraisals, credit reports, loan applications, land surveys, real estate tax information, escrow account balances, and sometimes bank account numbers or credit card account numbers to facilitate the transaction, and
Information about your transactions and experiences as a customer of ours or our affiliated companies, such as products or services purchased and payments made.

How we use and disclose this information: We use your information to provide you with the services, products and insurance that you, your lender, attorney, or real estate brokers have requested. We disclose this information to our affiliates and unrelated companies as needed to carry out and service your transaction, to protect against fraud or unauthorized transactions, for institutional risk control, to provide information to government and law enforcement agencies and as otherwise permitted by law. As required to facilitate a transaction, our title affiliates record documents that are part of your transaction in the public records as a legal requirement for real property notice purposes. We do not share any nonpublic personal information we collect from you with unrelated companies for their own use.

We do not share any information regarding your transaction that we obtain from third parties (including credit report information) except as needed to enable your transaction as permitted by law.

We may also disclose your name, address and property information to other companies who perform marketing services such as letter production and mailing on our behalf, or to other financial service companies (such as insurance companies, banks, mortgage brokers, credit companies) with whom we have joint marketing arrangements. Additionally, some LandAmerica Affiliates may share information about their transaction and experiences with you in order to identify opportunities to market other LandAmerica services or products that may be useful to you.

How we protect your information: We maintain administrative, physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to guard your nonpublic personal information. We reinforce our privacy policy with our employees and our contractors. Joint marketers and third parties service providers who have access to nonpublic personal information to provide marketing or services on our behalf are required by contract to follow appropriate standards of security and confidentiality.

Title insurance agents may be covered by this policy: If your transaction goes through a title insurance agent that is not part of the LandAmerica family, the agent handling your transaction should provide you with the agent’s own privacy policy or evidence that the agent has adopted our policy.

If you have any questions about this privacy statement or our practices at LandAmerica, please email us at customerservice@landam.com or write us at: LandAmerica Privacy, P.O. Box 27567, Richmond, VA 23271-7567

Form 3391-6 (Effective June 2006)

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