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Read the WCB’s website privacy policy, disclaimer and the use of information and cookies.

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While the WCB makes every effort to ensure the accuracy and currency of the information contained in this website, we can make no guarantee.

The information contained in this website does not replace The Workers’ Compensation Act, 2013 (the Act), General Regulations and Miscellaneous Regulations. In all cases where there is any discrepancy between the information contained in this website and the Act, the Act shall govern.

The WCB provides no warranty of any type regarding the information contained in this website, nor does the WCB make any representation respecting the suitability of the information for any purpose. The WCB makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights.

In no event shall the WCB be liable for any damages of any type suffered by any user of this website resulting from any cause whatsoever whether arising in contract, tort or otherwise.

The WCB encourages users to exercise discretion when using the links on this website. Any link may ultimately direct the user to websites containing information that some people may find offensive or inappropriate. The suitability and content of information accessed by link from this website are the sole responsibility of the persons or organizations that maintain that information.

Web privacy policy

The WCB is responsible for handling information which is of a confidential nature and is sensitive to privacy issues surrounding the use of the Internet. As a general policy, the WCB does not automatically collect any personal information (such as name, address, or email address) from visitors to our site. The WCB may collect non-personal information that may be used to enhance the effectiveness of our web pages (for example, the identity of your Internet browser, the type of operating system you use and the domain name of your Internet service provider). We may also use non-personal information to determine the total number of visitors to our website.

Personal information

The WCB will only collect personal information about visitors to our site when the visitors knowingly and voluntarily submit the information. The WCB will only use personal information for the purposes that were disclosed at the time of collection as the purpose for the collection, or for uses that are consistent with those purposes. No information will be transferred to third parties, except as required or authorized by The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

The WCB may use the information collected to respond to your specific requests. We may also use it in aggregate form without personal identifiers to make our site better and more responsive to the needs of visitors. This statistical compilation may be used by the WCB, or be provided to others for the board’s marketing, advertising or research purposes. The WCB complies with privacy laws by maintaining safeguards to ensure the security, integrity, and privacy of such information.

Links to other sites

This site may be linked to other websites within our organization, or to websites operated by others. The WCB is not responsible for the content or practices of third-party websites that may be linked to this site. This privacy policy is reviewed periodically and may be subject to change.

Use of information

The information that you, as a user, access through WCB online services and your WCB online account is in accordance with The Workers’ Compensation Act, 2013, only to be used for the purpose for which it was provided. Use for any other purpose may result in cancellation of your account.

Use of cookies

Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to an individual computer’s hard drive for record-keeping purposes. Cookies make it easier for you to use a website by saving passwords, purchases and preferences while you visit the site. The WCB does not use cookies to retrieve information other than the information that was originally sent in a cookie. Most browsers accept cookies automatically. You can set your browser to reject cookies or to alert you when they are being sent.

This privacy policy is reviewed periodically and may be subject to change.