Privacy & Security Policies

1. Privacy Promise to our Customers

The privacy of our customers' information is of paramount importance to us and forms the basis for providing the best possible service to our customers. We will only use the information of our customers in the way that our customers would want us to use it. Our promise to our customers is that:

a )
We will only collect the minimum amount of information which would allow us to deliver the best possible service to our customers.
b )
Our customers’ information is protected and safeguarded to highest possible standard of security that we can provide.
c )
Our customers’ information will never be revealed to any third party unless our customers allow us to do so or as required by any law.
d )
We only permit authorised staff to have access to our customers' personal information and only for the purpose of doing their jobs.
e )
No usage or sharing of our customers' personal medical information is allowed except for the purpose of processing any claims, administration and underwriting of our customers' policies.
f )
This web-site has links from and to other web-sites and we are not responsible for the contents and privacy policies of such web-sites.

We are engaged in a constant process of ensuring that our customers' privacy is protected.

2. Security Policy

We appreciate our customers' concerns about security issues when they conduct transactions over the Internet. We have implemented several ways to ensure that our customers' confidential transaction details and their policy information are protected and secured.

We use the following methods of protecting our customers' policy information and transactions:

a )
We have put in place several layers of firewalls between our computer systems and the Internet.
b )
We use 128-bit Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption to protect our customers policy information and private transaction data. 128-bit SSL encryption is the state of the art security protocol for encryption of data send over the Internet. Currently, it is used throughout the world by recognized financial institutions for the protection of their customers' data.
c )
User-id and passwords
The only way into our highly secured internal computer systems is through the use of our customers' individual valid user-ids and passwords, ensuring that only permitted users can gain entry into our computer systems.

We constantly test our systems to ensure that no possible breaches of our security can happen such that our customers' security and confidential policy information is not compromised in any way. We are always on the look-out for new technology that will increase the security of our systems so that our customers can rest assured that their valuable and confidential information is kept safe.

3. Precautions You Should Take

a )  Protect and safeguard your password
Change your password on a regular basis i.e. every 90 days.
Keep your password confidential and do not disclose it to anyone.
Do not choose a password that is easily guessed.
Password should not be based on user-id, personal telephone number, birthday or other personal information.
Do not use shared, public or Internet cafe computers to access e-Connect.
Never use the same password for other web-based services (Financial or Non-Financial) such as for email, online services, particularly when they related to different websites.
Do not write down your password or store it in computer hard-disk, diskette, mobile phone or other insecure means.
Change your password immediately if you suspect it has been disclosed to others or any unauthorized access. Do not use your password when someone else can see you keying it in.
Do not select the option on browsers for storing or retaining user name and password.

De-activate the function from storing or retaining your user-id/password on browsers by using the following steps:

Internet Explorer

Launch your Internet Explorer browser and click on
"Tools" >> "Internet Options" >> "Content".
Under "Personal Information", click on
"AutoComplete". Uncheck "User names and passwords on forms" and click on "Clear Passwords".
Click on "OK" to save your changes

b )Protect your PC from viruses and malicious programs.
Take some precautions against viruses or other programs like 'Trojan Horse' means attacking the computer unknowingly that can capture your password typed keystrokes and other valuable information. Such captured data can be sent to another party without your knowledge.
Equip your PC with the latest anti-virus,anti-spyware and firewall software to protect yourself against any virus attacks and other malicious attacks, particularly when you are using broadband connections, digital subscriber lines or cable modems.
Update the anti-virus and firewall products with newer versions on a regular basis.
Use personal firewall software to hide your computer from Internet outlaws.

c ) Beware of and Protect your PC from Spyware.
Spyware is a software program installed in your computer that secretly gathers information about you on the Internet without your knowledge. It is sometimes bundled with shareware or freeware programs that are downloaded from the Internet.
Spyware have the ability to maliciously gain access to your passwords and other sensitive information. They also have the ability to monitor keystrokes, scan files on your hard drive and relay the information to unauthorized third parties leading to system instability or a crash.
Use anti-spyware software to find and remove hidden programs.
Use personal firewall software to hide your computer from Internet outlaws.

d )Avoiding Hoax Emails (Phishing emails)

Be wary of any email you receive from people you don't know or trust. Delete any emails you think are suspicious, such as spam, chain or junk mail. Delete the email from your 'Inbox

If you receive an email or anything that is suspected to be fraudulent activity connected with GE, please do not respond to it. For example, you may receive an email that claims to be from GE asking you to click on a link to a website within the email to update sensitive information for certain reasons. When you click on the link, you will be directed to a bogus web site that may look exactly like ours where you will be asked to enter sensitive information. Emails like these may look quite sophisticated and even carry our logos. However, do not trust them.
Never click onto a link in an email to go to the GE login page. Always access GE by typing the full website address into your browser.
You also may wish to contact your Internet Service Provider for support in blocking e-mails or to subscribe to a spam filter they may offer.
Never send sensitive information by email.
Don't answer any unexpected email requesting personal information.

e )Internet Security
•  Never download files from PCs or sites which you aren't sure about its safety.
 Do not install software or run programs of unknown origin.
Be careful of anyone who attempts to illegally obtain sensitive information from you by pretending to represent GE.
Remove file and printer sharing in your PCs, especially when they have internet access via cable modems, broadband connections or similar set-ups.
Never blindly type commands that others tell you to type, or go to web addresses mentioned by strangers, or run pre-fabricated programs or scripts
Log out the online session and turn off the computer when not in use, even if it is for a short while. This will prevent any transactions from being performed without your authorisation.
Do business only with Internet companies that use a secure form to capture private information. To verify your session is secure, look for "https" instead of "http" in the URL address line. You can also check that your information is encrypted by ensuring that a symbol of a locked padlock appears at the bottom of your browser
Clear your browsers cache and history after logging out the web browser.

Internet Explorer:

Launch your Internet Explorer browser and click on
"Tools" >> "Internet Options" >> "General".
Under "Temporary Internet Files",
click on "Delete Cookies" and "Delete Files" Click on "OK" to save your settings

Check your transaction history regularly to ensure that all details are updated and there are no unauthorized transactions.
f )
Customer service for contingency matters,

If you suspect that security breaches may have occurred and online transaction(s) might have been fraudulently accessed please do not hesitate to  E-mail us at :

If you contact us via phone, our customer service officer will be able to advise you on the immediate action available. If necessary, your e-connect access may be suspended to protect your interest. Our customer service officer may also obtain the necessary details from you regarding the matter to facilitate investigations.
If you notify us via email, please include your

Name and e-connect ID
date and time of access
description of error and
description of security breach or fraud

Once we are notified of any dispute, we will commence investigations immediately and revert to you as soon as possible, depending on the complexity of the dispute.

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