Legal Information


Allianz Global Assistance welcomes visitors to our site. We understand that visitors may have concerns regarding the confidentiality and security of personal information provided to Allianz Global Assistance. It is important to us that visitors feel confident that their personal information will be treated with the necessary degree of confidentiality. Accordingly, Allianz Global Assistance follows the 10 privacy principles set out in the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act. A summary of the 10 privacy principles are written below.

1. Accountability
We are responsible for the personal information we collect and we have designated a Privacy Officer who is accountable for our compliance with applicable privacy legislation.

2. Identifying Purposes
Before or at the time we ask an individual for personal information, we will identify the purposes for which it will be used or disclosed.

3. Consent
We require an individual’s knowledge and consent for the collection, use, or disclosure of personal information, subject to certain legally permitted exceptions.

4. Limiting Collection
We limit the collection of personal information to that which is necessary for the purposes identified to the individual.

5. Limiting Use, Disclosure and Retention
We will only use or disclose an individual’s personal information with their consent (or as required or permitted by law) and we will only retain the individual’s personal information as long as necessary for the purposes for which it was collected.

6. Accuracy
We use our best efforts to keep an individual’s personal information accurate, complete, and up-to-date.

7. Safeguards
We protect an individual’s personal information by appropriate security safeguards.

8. Openness
We will make specific, understandable information readily available to individuals about our personal information policies and practices.

9. Individual Access
Upon request and upon satisfactory identification, we will give an individual access to the existence, use, and disclosure of that individual’s personal information and the individual may request corrections of any inaccuracies in such information.

10. Challenging Compliance
An individual is entitled to contact our Privacy Officer for more information about, or to challenge our compliance with, any of these principles.

Information We Collect on Our Site

Non-personal information is collected to track the total number of guests visiting this site and to guide our efforts to improve our site. This information is used exclusively for our internal purposes and is not disclosed to any non-affiliated third parties.

We will not share an individual’s personal information without the individual’s consent. When a purchase is made online with us, we will use the individual’s personal and credit card information to process the individual’s travel protection purchase. During the enrolment process, Allianz Global Assistance may need to obtain personal information from an individual, such as their medical history information in order to determine their eligibility to purchase the travel protection. In addition, Allianz Global Assistance may disclose this information to certain third parties for purposes related to the enrolment, provision of assistance services or claims and adjudication. We will not disclose or sell any of the individual’s personal information, including the individual’s name, address, credit card number, shopping, or transaction history to any third party without the individual’s permission.

Encryption Technology

Advanced encryption technology is used to provide the highest standards of confidentiality and safety over all transactions including credit card and personal information. By purchasing travel insurance on our secure server, an individual is protected by Secure Socket Layer (SSL) 128-bit encryption, utilized by most popular browsers, including Firefox and Microsoft Internet Explorer. This technology allows us to use advanced encryption tools to protect information transmitted between an individual’s computer and our server.

Use of Cookies

A cookie is a small text file stored by a web site on an individual’s computer that can be used for authentication, storing preferences, shopping cart contents, the identifier for a server-based session, or anything else that can be accomplished through storing text data. Our site does not use cookies.

Links to Other Web Sites

Provided for convenience, our site may contain links to other Web sites. We are not responsible for, and make no representations with respect to the privacy practices or statements, or otherwise regarding these or any other Web sites. We encourage all individuals to read the rules and policies of the sites they visit to further understand their procedures for collecting, using and disclosing personal information.

Legal Disclaimer

Though we make every effort to preserve an individual’s privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law. In such instances, we will take the utmost care to disclose only that information that we are legally required to disclose.

Use of Service Providers Outside Canada

For information about how to obtain access to written information about our policies and procedures with respect to service providers outside Canada, please contact us at PIPEDA@allianz-assistance.ca. The Privacy Officer will be able to answer any questions about collection, use, disclosure or storage of personal information outside Canada by service providers for or on our behalf.

Modification of This Privacy Policy

This policy is developed in the context of evolving and changing law and Internet technologies. Accordingly, these policies are subject to change. Any changes will be posted on this page. An individual’s continued use of this website following the posting of such changes constitutes their agreement to such changes. For more information on Allianz Global Assistance's privacy policy as it relates to PIPEDA, please contact us at: PIPEDA@allianz-assistance.ca.

Important

Travel Insurance products are provided by and exclusively underwritten by Allianz Global Risks US Insurance Company - Canadian Branch (Allianz), and administered and distributed in Canada by Allianz Global Assistance.

Allianz Global Assistance is the registered business name for AZGA Insurance Agency Canada Ltd, and AZGA Service Canada Inc.

Allianz is owned by the Allianz Group, which has an ownership interest in Allianz Global Assistance.

Terms and Conditions of Use

Copyright
Except for material in the public domain under Canadian Copyright Law, all material contained on this Web site (including all software, HTML code, as well as other code) is protected by Canada intellectual property laws. Logos and names denoting Allianz Global Assistance and the products thereof, are the trademarks or registered trademarks of AZGA Service Canada Inc. All other product, company or service names or logos mentioned or appearing on this web site are trademarks of their respective companies. Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, you may not copy, distribute, transmit, display, reproduce, publish, license, modify, create derivative works from, transfer or sell any material contained on the Web site without the prior written consent of the copyright owner.

You may download or make a reasonable number of copies of materials displayed on the Web site for the purposes of reviewing the suitability of these products for your purpose, and deciding as to whether or not you will purchase these products. Copying or storing of materials displayed for other than such use is expressly prohibited without prior written permission from Allianz Global Assistance.

No Warranties
Allianz Global Assistance provides the Site and the Information on an "as is, where is" basis and does not make any express or implied warranties, representations or endorsements with respect to the Site or the Information, as to operation or its usefulness and fitness for a particular purpose. Further, in recognition of the inherent volatility of the internet environment and supporting technologies, Allianz Global Assistance does not represent or warrant that the Site will be available and meet your requirements, that access will be uninterrupted, that there will be no delays, failures, errors or omissions or loss of transmitted information, that no viruses or other contaminating or destructive properties will be transmitted or that no damage will occur to your computer system. While we endeavour to maintain the regular operation and safety of the site, you have sole responsibility for adequate protection and backup of data and/or equipment and to take reasonable and appropriate precautions to scan for computer viruses or other destructive properties.

Similarly, Allianz Global Assistance is not responsible for and will not be liable to you or anyone else for any damages in connection with an attempted transaction or e-mail sent by you to Allianz Global Assistance. Any unprotected communication over the Internet is, as with communication via any other public medium, such as cellular phones, not confidential, subject to possible interception or loss, and is also subject to possible alteration.

How to Contact Us

If you have additional questions or concerns regarding either the Allianz Global Assistance Privacy Policy or the Terms and Conditions of use, please e-mail us at PIPEDA@allianz-assistance.ca.

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