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Aon Reed Stenhouse Inc., Aon Parizeau Inc. (Commercial Insurance); Minet Inc.; K&K Insurance Brokers; Linx Underwriting Solutions; USLP Underwriting Solutions; Aon Reinsurance Canada ULC


Why we collect, use and disclose personal information


Collecting personal information about you is essential to our being able to provide the products and services that best meet your needs (including individuals associated with you, all of whom we refer to as “client” in this Privacy Policy). While the personal information we collect may come directly from you, it may also be provided by our affiliates or other third parties (such as employers, insurance companies and adjusters, insurance brokers or agents, credit organizations, motor vehicle and driver licensing authorities, financial institutions, medical professionals, etc.).

Personal information may be used for the following purposes that are integral to our services:

  • For insurance and reinsurance broking and consulting services
  • For consulting on risks and insurance and re-insurance claims
  • For advising on risk and insurance due diligence
  • To process applications and determine appropriateness for products and services and to provide information and services
  • To understand and assess ongoing needs of Clients and potential Clients and offer products and services to meet those needs
  • For communication, service, marketing, billing and administration
  • For claims administration and data analysis and benchmarking
  • For fraud detection and prevention
  • To obtain and update credit information with appropriate third parties, such as credit reporting agencies, where transactions are made on credit
  • Other purposes disclosed in our terms of business or disclosed to you at the time of collection, use or disclosure.

Personal information may also be used for additional purposes including:

  • For analytics purposes
  • To develop proprietary tools and databases
  • To provide consulting services to insurance companies
  • To comply with legal, audit, security and regulatory requirements

What information we collect


Depending on the products or services you request, we collect information that you provide on applications, and via other means, for products and services. To assess risk or if you make a claim, we collect information from insurers and reinsurers, industry associations, claims adjusters, and consumer reporting agencies. Information we collect may include:

  • Basic personal details (name, address, date of birth, age, gender, nationality)
  • Family, lifestyle and social circumstances
  • Employment history and professional qualifications
  • Identification and verification data (including images of ID card or passport)
  • Financial and income details
  • Information about shareholdings where relevant to the insurance or reinsurance
  • Insurance details (type and amount of insurance, details of claims)
  • Health and medical history where relevant to the services

In some cases you may provide us with information through technological means such as an online application that immediately provide you with an insurance premium quotation. The quotation you receive is an automated decision based on a premium rating matrix built into the technology that determines the level of risk associated with your specific circumstances.

We may also automatically collect information through our marketing programs through the use of cookies, beacons and other technologies that track how you use our website and marketing communications.


Consent to use personal information


We may obtain your express consent or we may determine that consent has been implied by the circumstances. Express consent can be verbal (in person or over the telephone), written or by electronic application (including email). Implied consent occurs when we can assume you have given consent by some other action you take or decide not to take. For example, if you request a specific product or service and provide us personal information in that regard, we infer that you consent to us using that personal information reasonably to provide this service.

If you need to provide personal information about other individuals (such as employees, dependents, etc.), you must obtain their consent for these purposes prior to your disclosure to us.

When you request services from us, we ask that you provide information that enables us to respond to your request. In doing so, you consent to our collection, use and disclosure to appropriate third parties of such personal information for these purposes. You also authorize us to use and retain this personal information for as long as it may be required for the purposes described above. Your consent remains valid even after the termination of our relationship with you, unless you provide us with written notice that such consent is withdrawn. You should note that by withdrawing your consent, or not providing it in the first place, you may limit or even prevent us from being able to provide you or an authorized third party (such as an employer) with the products or services desired.

In certain circumstances, refusing to provide personal information or withdrawing consent will mean that you will not be entitled to insurance policy issuance or renewal, insurance underwriting or claims administration of existing policies. Additionally, in certain circumstances we will not need to obtain consent or explain the purposes for the collection, use or disclosure of personal information. For example, this exception would apply if there is an emergency that threatens the life, health or security of an individual, for fraud detection or prevention, or if we must comply with a court order.


Sharing personal information with others


Aon only discloses personal information as is required and described in this Policy or as otherwise required by law. In providing our services, we may need to disclose the personal information we collect to affiliates, subsidiaries, successors and other service providers or agents who perform various functions for us. Such parties may be located in Canada, or in other jurisdictions outside of Canada. Where information is collected in Quebec such parties to which we disclose personal information may be located in Quebec or in other jurisdictions outside of Quebec. While your personal information is always subject to confidentiality obligations, while stored in another jurisdiction, it may be subject to the laws of that jurisdiction. As a result the information may be accessed by the courts, government, law enforcement, and regulatory authorities of that country.

Depending on the products or services that we provide to you, we may disclose personal information to insurance companies and/or their managing general agents or underwriters, reinsurers and other parties who have a need for the information in order to make available insurance or reinsurance coverage and other products and services. We also share information with claims adjusters and insurers and reinsurers in order to settle claims. If we are legally entitled to do so, we may share information with consumer reporting agencies, insurance reporting agencies and governmental authorities when requested to do so or in order to protect our business. We may also be required by law or by rules of arbitration or rules of court to share information.

Aon develops and uses proprietary platforms and databases to gather, store and use information about insurance policies and reinsurance contracts, including, but not limited to, names, industry codes, policy types, premium and policy expiration dates as well as information about the insurance companies that provide coverage to its clients or compete for its clients’ insurance placements. Aon uses and combines this information and other information collected from Aon’s clients for the purposes of developing Aon’s products and services and Aon’s relationship with its clients (for example: benchmarking, market research, data analysis, and marketing of products and services that may be of interest to Aon’s clients) and to help insurance companies to strengthen their offerings for Aon’s clients. The databases may be accessed by Aon and Aon affiliates to provide consulting or other services to insurance companies for compensation as well as for other purposes described in this Privacy Policy.

As Aon continues to develop and grow, we may buy or sell parts of a business. As our businesses consist primarily of client relationships, information regarding the particular accounts or services being purchased or sold could include personal information and be one of the transferred business assets. We may also use this personal information to assess your future needs and to offer the products and services that may best meet those needs, from ourselves, our affiliates or reputable organizations selected by us. If you do not wish to receive these offers or such information, please contact our Privacy Officer as outlined in the Contact Information section.

Last Updated: September 22, 2023

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