Privacy Policy

We are performing a transaction in which you are a buyer, seller, or mortgagor of real estate. The Federal Financial Services Modernization Act, also known as the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and the Regulations of the Federal Trade Commission and the Louisiana Department of Insurance require that we furnish you with our privacy policy. If you have questions concerning this policy, please contact our office.

In the course of business, we collect non-public personal information (NPI) about you from the following sources:

Information received directly from you by phone, fax, text or email, such as your address, name, phone number, loan numbers, loan balances, social security numbers, dates of birth, marital status, places you have lived, and basic information about you and/or your property;

We also receive information about your transaction from your lender, your real estate broker, your real estate agent, the pest inspection representative, surveyor, property inspector, your attorney or builder, homeowner's association, and insurance agent.

We do not disclose any NPI about our customers or former customers to anyone, except as permitted by law. Please be aware that your name, your marital status, the last four digits of your social security number and your address will be public record in the courthouse.

We restrict access to NPI about you to Winters Title Agency, Inc. employees who have passed yearly background checks, and those involved in your transaction who need to know that information to provide the services requested by your, your real estate broker/agent or your lender.

We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with appropriate federal and state regulations to guard your NPI.

In addition to Winters Title Agency, Inc., this privacy policy also applies to any underwriter of title insurance involved in your transaction, its agents and affiliates.