Social Media Disclaimer (Revised June 2014)


This disclaimer applies to Security Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York’s social media presence on the internet. For your security, please do not post or direct message any personal information such as account or policy number, claim number, phone number, personal email address, financial information or any unique identifying information in any online social media site. We cannot answer policy or service-related questions on social media networks. If you are a Security Mutual policyholder, please access the My Security Mutual® portal for information on your account. For customer service, please contact us directly. Security Mutual’s Website Privacy Policy and Legal Notice.


Commenting Guidelines

The purpose of Security Mutual’s social media presence is to share information and ideas that we deem interesting, educational and thought-provoking. Any comments by any entity other than Security Mutual are public opinions and do not necessarily reflect the position or opinion of Security Mutual. We reserve the right to block any commenter and remove any posts that we deem to be inappropriate, offensive or an infringement upon another’s rights or in violation of any laws at any time.

Your positive contribution to our online discussions is welcome, we simply ask the following:

    • Use good judgment when posting comments. Do not post comments that can be viewed as obscene, offensive, inappropriate, defamatory, untruthful, harassing, threatening, stalking, discriminatory, abusive, or profane.
    • Do not post materials that are confidential, proprietary, false, fraudulent, libelous, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, infringing on intellectual property rights, illegal or otherwise objectionable. Do not attach copyrighted or other protected materials unless you own or control rights to those materials.
    • Avoid discussing specific insurance or investment products, investment advice, trading strategies or agents.
    • Do not post any links or other content that contains viruses or malicious software or otherwise violates any federal or state laws.
    • Remember, you are responsible for any information that you post on our social media profiles, pages or channels. Security Mutual is not liable for any damages that may arise from your use of our profiles, pages or channels.

Social Media Site Content

The information provided via Security Mutual’s social media profiles, pages or channels, is not intended to provide legal, investment or tax advice. Security Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York and its employees are not engaged in rendering legal, accounting or other professional services. If legal advice or other professional assistance is required, the services of a competent advisor should be sought.

All content on our social media profiles, pages or channels, is the exclusive property of and owned by Security Mutual and is protected by copyright, trademark and other applicable laws. You may access, copy, download and print materials from our social media profiles, pages or channels, for your personal and non-commercial use. Any other use of content on these outlets is expressly prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to modification, distribution, transmission, performance, broadcast, publication, uploading, licensing transfer or sale of, or the creation of derivative works from materials published on these outlets.

By submitting items to our social media profiles, pages or channels, you are granting Security Mutual the unrestricted, nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute and display said material.


Third Party Sites

While Security Mutual has a presence on social media sites, these sites are hosted by third party entities that have their own privacy policies, security policies and terms of use. These social media sites are not affiliated with Security Mutual. We do not control or endorse any advertising, messages, content or links published by these third parties. These sites may contain links to other web sites that we have not reviewed and/or endorsed. You assume accountability and risk of usage by clicking on these external links. Additionally, Security Mutual may occasionally provide links to third party content on our profiles, pages or channels, that we feel may interest our followers, however, we are not responsible for the accuracy of the content or any changes or updates made to these third party sites.


Terms and Conditions

Security Mutual reserves the right to modify content of its social media profiles, pages or channels, at any time, without notice. Security Mutual may also change its Social Media Disclaimer from time to time; when changes are made, the version date will also be updated to reflect that a revision occurred. We encourage you to periodically reread this Disclaimer to see if there have been any changes that may affect you.