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Terms of Use

LAST CHANGED: September 2010


1. Introduction


For users who are not registered with this Web Site, your use of the Web Site will be deemed to be acceptance of the Terms of Use, Section A.

For users who are registered with the Web Site, your use of the Web Site shall be subject to (i) certain designated terms (found at Section B below) in addition to those terms applicable to all users and (ii) shall be further conditioned on your clicking the "I AGREE TO THE TERMS OF USE" button at the end of these Terms of Use.


You may print a copy of these Terms of Use for your records at any time by using the "print" function on your internet browser.

These Terms of Use ("Legal Terms") describe the terms and conditions applicable to your access and use of this web site, which is owned, operated and controlled by the Direct Underwriters business unit of Zurich Holding Company of America, which is a subsidiary of Zurich American Life Insurance Company Group ("Zurich", "we", "us", or "our").

Zurich may, at any time, for any reason and without notice, make changes to (i) this Web Site, including its look, feel, format, and content, as well as (ii) the products and/or services as described in this Web Site. Any modifications will take effect when posted to the Web Site. Therefore, each time you access the Web Site, you need to review the Legal Terms upon which access and use of this Web Site is conditioned. By your continuing use of the Web Site after changes are posted, you will be deemed to have accepted such changes.

This web site ("Web Site") is directed to those individuals and entities located in the United States. It is not directed to any person or entity in any jurisdiction where (by reason of nationality, residence, citizenship or otherwise) the publication or availability of the Web Site and its content, including its products and services, are unavailable or otherwise contrary to local laws or regulations. If this applies to you, you are not authorized to access or use any of the information on this Web Site. Zurich makes no representation that the information, opinions, advice or other content on the Web Site (collectively, "Content") is appropriate or that its products and services are available outside of the United States. Those who choose to access this Web Site from other locations do so at their own risk and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws.

Not all of the products and services described on this Web Site are available in all geographic areas of the United States. You may not be eligible for all of the insurance products and services described in this Web Site. Zurich reserves the right to determine all eligibility for such products and services in its sole discretion.

The Web Site may provide a general description of certain types of insurance products, coverage and services available through Zurich. These descriptions are not a part of an insurance contract or policy and do not amend, revise or alter the terms of any policy issued through or services provided by Zurich.

2. Scope of Use and User E-Mail

You are only authorized to view, use, copy for your records and download small portions of the Content (including without limitation text, graphics, software, audio and video files and photos) of this Web Site for your informational, non-commercial use, provided that you leave all the copyright notices, including copyright management information, or other proprietary notices intact. You may not store, modify, reproduce, transmit, reverse engineer or distribute a significant portion of the Content on this Web Site, or the design or layout of the Web Site or individual sections of it, in any form or media. The systematic retrieval of data from the Web Site is also prohibited.

E-mail submissions over the Internet may not be secure and are subject to the risk of interception by third parties. Please consider this fact before e-mailing any information. Also, please consult our Internet privacy statement at Section 4 in these Legal Terms. You agree not to submit or transmit any e-mails or materials through the Web Site that (i) are defamatory, threatening, obscene or harassing, (ii) contain a virus, worm, Trojan horse or any other harmful component, (iii) incorporate copyrighted or other proprietary material of any third party without that party's permission or (iv) otherwise violate any applicable laws. Zurich shall not be subject to any obligations of confidentiality regarding any information or materials that you submit online except as specified in these Legal Terms, or as set forth in any additional terms and conditions relating to specific products or services, or as otherwise specifically agreed or required by law.

The commercial use, reproduction, transmission or distribution of any information, software or other material available through the Web Site without the prior written consent of Zurich is strictly prohibited.

3. Copyrights and Trademarks; Digital Millennium Copyright Act Take-Down Procedures

The Web Site is protected by copyright as a collective work and/or compilation, pursuant to U.S. copyright laws, international conventions and other laws. Unless otherwise indicated, the Content, including, but not limited to, graphic images, buttons, layout, trademarks, service marks, logos, text, and other materials contained in this Web Site are the exclusive property of Zurich or its third party licensors; except as otherwise set forth in the following paragraphs of this Section 3. Except as expressly provided under the "Scope of Use" Section above, you may not use, reproduce, modify, transmit, distribute, or publicly display or operate this Web Site without the prior written permission of Zurich. You may not use a part of this Web Site on any other web site, without Zurich's prior written consent.

Our Designated Agent for Notice of claims of copyright infringement on the Web Site is accessible through Email at: dnstech@zurichna.com The following information must be submitted so that we may properly address any notice of complaint:

Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to be infringed.
Identification of the material claimed to be infringing together with "information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material." Specifically, a complete URL or URLs in the case of multiple works, must be provided.
Your address, telephone number, and email address.
A statement that the complaining party believes, in good faith, that the copyrighted material identified is being used in a manner that is not authorized by "the copyright owner, its agent, or the law."
A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; plus a physical or electronic signature of the complaining party.
Any notification that fails to comply with the provisions above may not, in our sole discretion, be considered sufficient notice and may not be deemed to confer upon Zurich actual knowledge of facts or circumstances from which infringing material or acts are evident

Last update of this page: September 2010