Personal information is protected by security safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information.
The security safeguards protect personal information against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use, or modification. Wawanesa protects personal information regardless of the format in which it is held.
The nature of the safeguards vary depending on the sensitivity of the information that has been collected, the amount, distribution and format of the information and the method of storage.
The methods of protection include:
- physical measures, such as locked filing cabinets and restricted access to offices;
- organizational measures, such as security clearances and limiting access on a "need to know" basis; and
- technological measures, such as the use of passwords and encryption.
Wawanesa's employees are aware of and understand the importance of maintaining the confidentiality of personal information.
Care is taken in the disposal or destruction of personal information to prevent unauthorized parties from gaining access to the information.
The security of your information is a priority at Wawanesa.
Your confidential information is encrypted during transfer from your computer to ours, using the Secure Sockets Layer protocol (SSL) with a 128 bit encryption key (the highest level commercially available).
Once your information reaches us, it resides on a web server within a highly secure data centre. The centre is protected by 24-hour security, and employs a dedicated computer security team that maintains an electronic firewall to repel hackers and computer viruses. Your private information is available only for the purpose of providing your insurance quote.