3904.09 Correction, amendment or deletion of information.

(A) Within thirty business days from the date of receipt of a written request from an individual to correct, amend, or delete any recorded personal information about the individual within its possession, an insurance institution, agent, or insurance support organization shall do one of the following:

(1) Correct, amend, or delete the portion of the recorded personal information in dispute;

(2) Notify the individual of all of the following:

(a) Its refusal to make such correction, amendment or deletion;

(b) The reasons for the refusal;

(c) The individual's right to file a statement as provided under division (C) of this section.

(B) If the insurance institution, agent, or insurance support organization corrects, amends, or deletes recorded personal information under division (A)(1) of this section, the insurance institution, agent, or insurance support organization shall so notify the individual in writing and furnish the correction, amendment, or fact of deletion to all of the following:

(1) Any person specifically designated by the individual that may have, within the preceding two years, received such recorded personal information;

(2) Any insurance support organization whose primary source of personal information is insurance institutions if the insurance support organization has systematically received such recorded personal information from the insurance institution within the preceding seven years. However, the correction, amendment, or fact of deletion need not be furnished if the insurance support organization no longer maintains recorded personal information about the individual.

(3) Any insurance support organization that furnished the personal information that has been corrected, amended, or deleted.

(C) Whenever an individual disagrees with an insurance institution's, agent's, or insurance support organization's refusal to correct, amend, or delete recorded personal information, the individual shall be permitted to file with the insurance institution, agent, or insurance support organization both of the following:

(1) A concise statement setting forth what the individual thinks is the correct, relevant, or fair information;

(2) A concise statement of the reasons why the individual disagrees with the insurance institution's, agent's, or insurance support organization's refusal to correct, amend, or delete recorded personal information.

(D) If an individual files either statement under division (C) of this section, the insurance institution, agent, or insurance support organizations shall do all of the following:

(1) File the statement with the disputed personal information and provide a means by which anyone reviewing the disputed personal information will be made aware of the individual's statement and have access to it;

(2) In any subsequent disclosure by the insurance institution, agent, or insurance support organization of the recorded personal information that is the subject of disagreement, clearly identify the matter or matters in dispute and provide the individual's statement along with the recorded personal information being disclosed;

(3) Furnish the statement to the persons described and in the manner specified in division (B) of this section.

(E) The rights granted to individuals in this section extend to all natural persons to the extent information about them is collected and maintained by an insurance institution, agent, or insurance support organization in connection with an insurance transaction. The rights granted to all natural persons by this division do not extend to information about them that relates to and is collected in connection with or in reasonable anticipation of a claim or civil or criminal proceeding involving them.

(F) This section does not apply to a consumer reporting agency.

Cite as R.C. § 3904.09

History. Effective Date: 06-29-1995