A MetLife company may share information about its own customers with affiliated and unaffiliated third parties that provide business services to assist the company to offer its other products and services to its customers. A MetLife company can also tell its customers about products and service available from its affiliates.
However, before a MetLife company shares information about its own customers with other MetLife affiliated companies and/or unaffiliated financial services companies to let them offer their products and services to its customers, the customer must first be given an opportunity to “opt out.” If the customer does not opt out, the company may disclose customer information (other than health information and consumer reports) to such third parties for marketing purposes in the following circumstances:
- to permit the company’s MetLife affiliates to offer their products or services directly to the company’s customers; or
- to permit an unaffiliated financial services company with which the MetLife company has a joint marketing agreement to offer a product jointly.
MetLife companies do not make any other disclosures of customer information to other companies for marketing purposes. For example, we will not sell customers’ names and addresses to a catalog company.