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Privacy Policy

Your Privacy

The Workers Compensation Insurance Organizations (“WCIO”) takes your privacy seriously.  We use the information you voluntarily provide, together with information regarding the manner in which you use this web site (the “WCIO Site”), to improve the WCIO Site and to provide our users with current information.  WCIO is committed to data security, and to protecting our members’ and other web site users’ personal information.

Information Gathered on the WCIO Site

We collect two types of information from visitors to the WCIO Site:

1.     Contact, survey and feedback information voluntarily provided when a user requests information from WCIO using a form on the WCIO Site or sends an e-mail to us.  You do not need to disclose any personally-identifiable information to view the WCIO Site.

2.     Information automatically collected from our visitors when they access the WCIO site, such as information about traffic patterns on the WCIO Site, the total number of users logging into the WCIO Site on a daily basis, which page users access, the URL from which each user comes to the WCIO Site, the URL to which each user exits, the type of browser used by each user, and the IP address from which a user accesses the WCIO Site.

Use of Cookies

When you visit or interact with our sites, services, applications, or tools, we may use cookies and other similar technologies for storing information to help provide you with a better, faster, and safer experience.  This information cannot be used to identify you personally.

The WCIO may use cookies for a number of purposes, including:

  • To conduct research to improve WCIO's content, products, and services
  • To improve the WCIO site’s usability
  • To analyze the use of the WCIO site
  • To administer the WCIO site

You are always free to block, delete, or disable these technologies if your browser or device so permits. However, if you decline cookies or other similar technologies, you may not be able to use certain site features, services, applications, or tools. You may also be required to re-enter your password more frequently during a session.

Use of Information Gathered on the WCIO Site

Information which is voluntarily provided to us is used to contact users for the purpose for which the information was provided.  In addition, we  may from time to time use this information to contact users about different or updated WCIO products and services.

Information automatically collected from users of the WCIO Site is used internally to improve the WCIO Site and the services we provide our members and others.

Sharing of Information Gathered on the WCIO Website

Individual information provided by any user of the WCIO website shall not be sold to third parties and shall not be disclosed outside the WCIO, except as required by applicable law, and except as required by the WCIO or its information technology vendors to communicate with individual users.  Information such as your names and email addresses shall be shared with information technology vendors to enable the WCIO to communicate with users regarding upcoming events, programs and WCIO publications. The WCIO may also share aggregated data and statistical information with third parties which does not identify any user of the website.

Data Security

To protect your privacy, please do not use e-mail or this WCIO Site to communicate information you wish to be kept strictly confidential.  Although WCIO will take reasonable measures to protect the security of the information transmitted between browsers and the WCIO web server, including using secure socket layer (SSL) encryption technology and firewalls where deemed appropriate by WCIO, you acknowledge that any transmission of data may be illegally intercepted and thereafter used by third parties.  WCIO shall not be responsible for any interception of data transmitted to or from our WCIO web server.

Links to Other Web Sites

The WCIO Site contains hypertext links to third party web sites.  Our Privacy Policy does not apply to such web sites and your use of such sites will be subject to the privacy policies and procedures relating thereto.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the privacy practices relating to this WCIO Site, or your dealings with the WCIO Site, please contact us.

Your Consent

By using this WCIO Site, you consent to the collection and use of your information as specified above.  If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.