The Co-operators is committed to protecting the privacy, confidentiality, accuracy and security of the personal information it collects, uses, retains and discloses in the course of conducting business.
To build a lasting relationship with you, and to provide you with requested products, services and advice, we require specific information. The information we gather about you varies, depending on your desired product or service. Personal information is defined as information about an identifiable individual, including (but not limited to):
As part of our relationship with you, our group of companies may collect, use and disclose your personal information to:
We may collect, use and disclose your information with our group of companies, your agent, broker, plan administrator, sales representative, other insurers, insurance reporting agencies, credit bureaus and/or any other person, corporation, firm, or enterprise (example: the Motor Vehicle Licensing Bureau). This would only be done as reasonably required for the purposes stated above.
Information may be collected by or transerred to a service provider outside of Canada for processing, storage, analysis or disaster recovery and may be subject to disclosure to those authorized under applicable laws of the foreign jurisdiction.
Before using your information for any purpose other than those listed above, we will explain the purpose and obtain your consent. We do not sell client lists, or do we collect, use or disclose your personal information without your consent, except where authorized by law. We do not share your health information without your express consent.
You have the right to access your personal information and request changes if required. It is your legal right to choose not to provide us with some or all of your personal information, or to deny us the use or disclosure of your information for certain purposes. Should you exercise this right, we will not unreasonably withhold requested products or services; however, certain information must be provided in order to supply the requested products or services.
By providing your consent for us to collect, use and disclose your personal information, we can better provide you with personalized services and products, information and counsel. This may include - but is not limited to - special product offers, contests, community events, and new discounts, coverages, products and services.
Your credit score will be obtained where applicable from TransUnion, Box 338, LCD 1, Hamilton, ON, L8L 7W2.
Maintaining the security of your personal information is a top priority. Only authorized personnel have access to your information, and our systems and procedures are designed to prevent the loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction of your information. Our commitment to security is emphasized in our Code of Ethics and extends to the contracts and agreements that we sign with external suppliers and service providers. We retain your information only for as long as required by the purposes for which it was collected and/or any legal or regulatory requirements.
If you would prefer that we not use your information as set out in this brochure - or if you have a question, comment or other request pertaining to privacy - you may contact your agent or:
The Co-operators group of companies includes: