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Privacy Policy

At Ascend Financial, we are committed to protecting your privacy. To our visitors and to our customers, we offer this pledge: 

Ascend Financial is the owner of the information, which is collected. We will not sell, disseminate, disclose, trade, transmit, transfer, share, lease or rent any personally identifiable information to any third party not specifically authorized by you to receive your information except as we have disclosed to you in this Privacy Policy. 

We will ask you to provide your personal information to us when you apply for coverage and when you purchase an insurance policy from us. We will also ask you to provide your personal information to us when you send e-mails to us or contact us from our website or via text messaging. When you apply for an insurance policy at Ascend Financial, we will ask you to provide your name, home address, mailing address, telephone number and e-mail address as well as other pertinent personal information. The information requested will be voluntarily given and not mandatory unless certain information is necessary to complete application for certain products and services.  If essential information is not released to us, we may not be able to make application or provide quotation of certain products or services to you.  This information will be provided to the insurance company when applying for quotation as well as purchasing an insurance policy so they can establish you as a policyholder. We will maintain a record of your information at the offices of Ascend Financial so we can provide you with policyholder service.  Each employee of Ascend Financial has been instructed on maintaining the privacy of each customer and the importance of protecting the customer's personal information.

Certain personal reports may be pulled from information bureaus in order to complete quotation and application for products and services.  This may include credit, driving, claim and health history.   

When you purchase an insurance policy from Ascend Financial, you will pay the premiums with your credit card or personal check. If you use your credit card to pay the premium, your credit card information is deleted from our records after your purchase has been authorized. We do not keep a record of your credit card information. If you pay the premium using your personal check, we will keep a copy of your check in your file. 

When you send us e-mails from our website, you will provide us with certain personally identifiable information including your e-mail address. 

A cookie is a piece of data that is stored on a visitor's hard drive while they are visiting our website. We may utilize a short-lived form of cookie when you visit this site. At Ascend Financial, a cookie is only used to identify one unique visitor from another visitor during a particular session. A session is the period of active site-use while that unique visitor is linked to our server. We may use cookie technology during a session as a tool to carry forward your input information during the application process. This enables the visitor to input their information once and have the information appear later during the application process. No personally identifiable information is stored on the cookie. The cookie expires and is deleted from the visitor's computer as soon as they close their browser or if they are not actively browsing our website for more than 20 minutes. Should a previous visitor to our website return for a new session, they will be issued a new cookie and in no way will they be recognized as a visitor from a previous visit or session. 

Third Party Links
Our website may contain links to third party websites that are not controlled by Ascend Financial. These third party links are made available to you as a convenience and you agree to use these links at your own risk. Please be aware that Ascend Financial is not responsible for the content of third party websites linked to Ascend Financial nor are we responsible for the privacy policy or practices of third party websites linked to Ascend Financial. Our Privacy Policy only applies to information we collect from you while you are at and while you are actively in a session with Ascend Financial. If you should link to a third party website from Ascend Financial, we strongly encourage you to review and become familiar with that website's privacy policy. 

Changes In Our Privacy Policy
We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy without providing you with advance notice of our intent to make the changes. 

If you have any questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us at:

Ascend Financial

315 N. Main Ave., Suite 200

PO Box 825

Sioux Falls, SD  57101

844-TOASCEND (862-7236)