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Terms of Use

Terms of Use Introduction

General Information

When we refer to “we,” “us,” or “our,” we mean Auto-Owners Insurance Company or any other affiliated company within the Auto-Owners Insurance GroupSM, which includes Auto-Owners Life Insurance Company, Home-Owners Insurance Company, Owners Insurance Company, Property-Owners Insurance Company and Southern-Owners Insurance Company.

When we refer to “you,” “your,” or “user,” we mean the person accessing this site. If the person accessing this site does so on behalf of, or for the purposes of, another person, including a business or other organization, “you” or “your” also means that other person, including a business organization.

Agreement to be Bound

By accessing this site, continuing to access this site, or downloading materials from this site, you agree to abide by the Terms of Use described in this notice. If you do not agree to abide by these Terms of Use, do not use this site or download materials from this site.

Terms of Use

Terms of Use
These are the Terms of Use that apply to any of our websites (“site(s)”) whether accessed through the internet or any other electronic means.
Limited Use and Access

This site is controlled, operated and administered by us from offices within the United States of America and for the purpose of servicing our policyholders and assisting independent insurance agents in the marketing and promoting of our products and services solely within the following states. We make no representation that our products and services or the materials at this site are appropriate or available in all states.

Insurance Policy Terms and Conditions Control

All coverage information provided by this site is in general terms and is superseded in all respects by the Insuring Agreements, Exclusions and Conditions of the Policy. Some coverages or discounts may not be applicable in all states or may have to be modified to conform to applicable state law. Some coverages or discounts may have been eliminated or modified since the posting on this site. The issuing, renewal, or cancellation of any insurance policy, policy terms and conditions, and rates are subject to underwriting review.

Use of Materials

We authorize you to view and download materials from this site only for your use in connection with the lawful purchase, marketing and/or evaluation of our products and services. This authorization is not a transfer of any rights in the materials. Any copies you make of the materials (including by printing or by retaining electronic copies) are subject to the following restrictions.

  1. You may not remove, or disassociate, from any of the materials our name or any copyright or other proprietary notices contained in the materials; and
  2. Whether for profit or not, you may not modify, reproduce, display, perform, distribute, transfer, prepare derivative works from the materials, or otherwise use the materials or transfer the materials to any other person for any purpose not expressly permitted by these Terms of Use.
Information Entered on this Site

To the extent that you provide to us any third party or consumer information by submitting it to us or using it on this site (including nonpublic personal information):

  1. You represent and warrant to us that you own, or possess sufficient rights in, or the authority to provide us with, all such information; and
  2. You grant to us an exclusive, irrevocable, worldwide, fully-paid, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, display, publicly perform, prepare derivative works from, transmit and distribute such information as we see fit for the purpose of underwriting, issuing and/or servicing the products or services we provide. 
CAN-SPAM, Telephone Consumer Protection Act and Similar Law

Your use of this site establishes a business or other applicable relationship with us for purposes of CAN-SPAM, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and all other applicable law that addresses unsolicited commercial communications. By accessing, or continuing to access, this site, you agree that we or independent insurance agents may call, e-mail, or otherwise communicate with you regarding promotion of the products or services we provide.

Misuse of this Site

You may not make any statements on, or provide or post any information to, this site that is, knowingly false, misleading, defamatory, threatening, obscene, harassing, or otherwise unlawful, or that, without authorization, incorporates the proprietary material of another or the nonpublic personal information of any consumer which is protected by any privacy laws and/or regulations including, but not limited to, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Financial Modernization Act, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, and/or any similar state or federal privacy law or regulation.

No Unauthorized Access, Intentional Interruption or Destructive Material

Enrollment by legitimate users is required as a condition for accessing some services or resources provided on this site. Unauthorized use of or access to these areas is prohibited. We reserve the right to reject or discontinue site access or services to any user at our sole discretion. 

You agree not to attempt to: a) interrupt the operation of any site; b) gain unauthorized access to our computers or computer codes; or c) introduce any electronic data or software containing viruses, worms, Trojan horses, web robots, crawlers, wanderers, spiders, and the like, or other destructive material to our computers which if transmitted through a software or electronic medium would adversely affect any computer software, hardware or telecommunications equipment.

Responsibility for Your Email Address and Password

Until you notify us otherwise and we have had a commercially reasonable time to respond to your notice, we may, and will, assume that every transaction entered into, every authorization received, and every act or omission undertaken using your email address and password are fully authorized by you. You are entirely and absolutely responsible for all activity performed or information disseminated through the use of your email address and password. PLEASE KEEP YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS AND PASSWORD CONFIDENTIAL.

Changes to and Availability of this Site

We may terminate, change, suspend, interrupt, or discontinue any aspect of any site, including the availability of any features of any site, at any time. We may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts of this site or one or more entire sites without notice or liability. We may terminate the authorization, rights, and license given above.

Copyrights and Other Intellectual Property

This site and its content contain copyrights by us or other third parties and all rights are reserved.

ALL RIGHTS TO THE SITE DESIGN, ALL MATERIALS ACCESSED, VIEWED, OR OBTAINED AND POSTED AND/OR PROVIDED ON SITES ARE RETAINED BY US WITH THE RIGHT TO ENFORCE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS IN SUCH MATERIALS. YOU MAY NOT COPY OR DISTRIBUTE ANY MATERIAL ACCESSED, VIEWED, OR OBTAINED FROM ANY SITE, EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED HEREIN OR WITHOUT OUR EXPRESS WRITTEN PERMISSION.

Trademarks of others are the property of their respective owners. We make no claim to the trademarks of others.

DMCA Copyright

We do not knowingly permit anyone to post materials on this site where such posting would violate copyright or other applicable law, including the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) (including 17 USC § 512).

Limitation of Actions

Except where controlled through regulations governing a user’s license to offer, sell, service or purchase our products and services, you must commence any suit or other action in connection with your use of any site within one year after events giving rise to the claim or cause of action occur. In no event shall these Terms of Use, serve to create or extend to any user any private claim or cause of action against us or our agents.

Except for policyholders having a legal right to bring a suit or other action against us within a state where a policy is issued, you irrevocably consent to the Choice of Law, Jurisdiction and Venue and Dispute Resolution provisions below.

Choice of Law, Jurisdiction, and Venue

The laws of the State of Michigan and the federal laws of the United States govern these Terms of Use. Any suit or other action arising out of, or in any way connected with, your use of any site may be brought only in the exclusive jurisdiction of the Circuit Court in the County within which the home office of Auto-Owners Insurance Company is located at the time of any dispute, or the Western District of Michigan Federal District Court.

Other Method of Dispute Resolution

In lieu of civil litigation, at our sole discretion, we may elect to have any dispute arising out of or related to your use of, or association with, this site to be settled solely by binding arbitration in accordance with the Commercial Dispute Resolution Procedures, or where appropriate, the Supplementary Procedures for Consumer-Related Disputes of the American Arbitration Association. The place of arbitration will be in the vicinity of Lansing, Michigan. The arbitration will be conducted in English. Any award by the arbitration panel may be entered in, and enforced by, any court of competent jurisdiction.

Partial Invalidity

If, for any reason, a Court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of the Terms of Use or the Privacy Policy, or portion thereof, to be unenforceable, that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to effect the intent of the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy, and the remainder of the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy shall continue in full force and effect.

Disclaimer of Warranties

THE SITES AND ALL MATERIALS MADE AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THEM ARE PROVIDED CONDITIONAL ON THE USER RECOGNIZING THAT THE QUALITY, AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM THE SITE MAY DEPEND ON THE USER PROVIDING ACCURATE INFORMATION. WE FURTHER DISCLAIM ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES AS MERCHANTABILITY, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGES, COSTS, SUITS, ACTIONS, LOSSES, OR ANY OTHER HARM THAT RESULTS FROM YOUR USE OF ANY INFORMATION, SERVICES OR MATERIALS PROVIDED BY OR THROUGH THIS SITE.

Limitation of Liability

Without affecting any other limitation of liability contained in these Terms of Use or otherwise:

  1. IN NO EVENT WILL WE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, WHETHER DIRECT, INDIRECT, GENERAL, SPECIAL, COMPENSATORY, CONSEQUENTIAL, AND/OR INCIDENTAL, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE CONDUCT OF YOU OR ANYONE ELSE IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF ANY SITE OR ANY SERVICE RELATED THERETO, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, BODILY INJURY, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, AND/OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THE SITE; and
  2. IN NO EVENT WILL WE BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INDIRECT DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE ANY SITE OR ANY SERVICE RELATED THERETO, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OR CORRUPTION OF DATA OR PROGRAMS, SERVICE INTERRUPTIONS AND PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE SERVICES, EVEN IF WE KNOW OR HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. 
Revisions to Terms of Use

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion and without any notice, to change, modify, add, or remove any portion of these terms and conditions at any time. Changes in these terms and conditions will be effective when the revised terms and conditions are posted on this site and/or otherwise communicated to you. Your use or continued use of any site after any changes to these terms and conditions are posted will be considered acceptance of those changes. PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE AND THE SITE PRIVACY POLICY EVERY TIME YOU ACCESS ANY SITE TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU CONTINUE TO AGREE TO THEIR TERMS.

Last revised as of August 17, 2018.