Terms and Conditions
Certain terms and conditions vary depending on the province in which you reside and the particular online services you are accessing. Any such variances are expressly noted.
The term "Co-operators" means, collectively, Co-operators Group Limited and any of its related, affiliated and subsidiary corporations, including (without limitation) Co-operators General Insurance Company, Co-operators Life Insurance Company, HB Group Insurance Management Ltd., Federated Agencies Limited, Co-operators Financial Services Limited, CUMIS General Insurance Company, The Sovereign General Insurance Company, The Edge Benefits Inc., Co-operators Financial Investment Services Inc. and Premier Marine Insurance Managers Group (West) Inc.
Co-operators reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify these terms and conditions at any time without notice to you, and your continuing use of this website following such modifications shall indicate your acceptance of such modifications. You should periodically revisit this page in order to review the latest version of these terms and conditions.
The laws of the Province of Ontario and the laws of Canada applicable therein (without regard to conflict of law provisions) shall govern your use of this website, the materials and information provided on this website and these terms and conditions. Any legal action or proceeding relating to this website shall be governed exclusively by the courts of the Province of Ontario and all courts of appeal therefrom. If you access this website from a location outside of Canada, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.
If any provision of these terms and conditions are found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or void, then that provision shall be deemed to be severable from the rest of these terms and conditions and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions of these terms and conditions, which shall remain in full force and effect. Co-operators' failure to enforce, or delay in enforcing, any of these terms and conditions shall not operate as a waiver of any of Co-operators' rights or privileges under these terms and conditions. When it is appropriate, a word used in the masculine gender includes the feminine gender, and vice versa.
These terms and conditions are of general application to this website, and are supplementary to any disclaimer, term or condition of specific application on a particular webpage provided on this website. In case of conflict, the specific disclaimers, terms and conditions shall govern over these terms and conditions.
Products and services of Co-operators are only offered in jurisdictions where they may be lawfully offered for sale. Not all products and services are available in your province or territory of residence. Discounts, coverage and eligibility vary by province and territory. All products and services are subject to the terms of the applicable agreements and laws that apply thereto. In case of any discrepancy between any such agreement and this website, the agreement will govern. The information on this website does not constitute an offer or solicitation by anyone in any jurisdiction in which an offer or solicitation cannot legally be made, or to any person to whom it is unlawful to make a solicitation.
The insurance coverage described in this website is underwritten by Co-operators General Insurance Company, Co-operators Life Insurance Company or by third party insurance companies which have entered into agreements with Co-operators and is administered by Co-operators General Insurance Company or Co-operators Life Insurance Company.
Mutual funds are offered through Co-operators Financial Investment Services Inc. (CFIS), an introducing mutual fund dealer and member of the Mutual Funds Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA). Credential Asset Management Inc. (CAM) is a carrying dealer and member of the MFDA.
Availability of Website and Online Services - Not applicable in Quebec with respect to Online Insurance Quote and Buy Web Pages
Co-operators does not warrant that this website will always be available or that it will meet your requirements, nor does it warrant that access will not be interrupted, or that there will be no delays, failures, errors or omissions, or loss of transmitted information. Co-operators assumes no liability for loss or damages (including direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential or punitive damages) that may result from any of the foregoing.
Disclaimer — Not applicable in Quebec with respect to Online Insurance Quote and Buy Web Pages
The material and information provided on this website is provided "as is" and without warranties of any kind, either express or implied. Co-operators disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this website, including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, all warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.
Without limiting the generality of the previous paragraph, Co-operators does not guarantee that the material and information provided on this website will be up-to-date, complete or accurate. Such material and information is subject to change without notice.
It is your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, completeness and usefulness of any opinions, services or other information provided on this website. The opinions, services and other information provided on this website do not constitute, and Co-operators is not rendering, legal, accounting or other professional advice, and Co-operators disclaims and does not assume any liability whatsoever with respect to such opinions, services or other information.
Co-operators disclaims all liability arising from the use of this website or the materials and information provided on this website by any user, including any losses, damages, lawsuits, claims or expenses a user may incur as a result of accessing or using this website or such materials or information. Further, and without limiting the generality of the foregoing, in no event shall Co-operators be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential or punitive damages arising out of the access or use of this website or the materials and information provided on this website, even if it has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
Copyright and Trademarks
Unless otherwise noted, the graphic images, buttons, layout and text contained in this website are protected by copyright and are the exclusive property of Co-operators, represent only part of the intellectual property of Co-operators, and may not be copied, redistributed, reproduced, republished, stored in any medium, re-transmitted, modified or made public for commercial use, in whole or in part, without the express written consent of Co-operators. Users of this website may copy any materials or information provided on this website and display and use such materials or information for their own personal use, but may not republish or reproduce such materials or information in any manner, including electronic reproduction by uploading or downloading for commercial or other uses, without the prior written consent of Co-operators. Where the copying or republication of materials or information provided on this website is permitted by these terms and conditions or by the written consent of Co-operators, an acknowledgment of the source must be included whenever such materials or information are copied or republished.
Certain names, words, titles, phrases, logos, icons, graphics or designs contained in this website may constitute trade names, registered or unregistered trademarks or service marks of Co-operators or third parties. Such trade names, trademarks and service marks are protected by applicable laws, and may not be used except with the prior written consent of Co-operators or the applicable third party. Any unauthorized downloading, re-transmission, or other copying or modification of trade names, trademarks and service marks found on this website may be a violation of statutory or common law rights which could subject the violator to legal action. The display of logos on pages of this website does not imply that a license of any kind has been granted to anyone else. Co-operators prohibits the use of its logos and registered names as hyperlinks to any other websites without written authorization. All rights reserved.
The symbols ® and ™ designate Canadian registered trademark and unregistered trademark status respectively.
Co-operators® is a registered trademark of Co-operators Group Limited.
OneStep™®, is a registered trademark of Co-operators General Insurance Company and is used with permission.
CLIC™ and the CLIC™ design are trademarks of CUMIS Life Insurance Company and are used with permission.
CUIS™ and the CUIS™ design are trademarks of Credit Union Central of Canada and are used with permission.
CUMIS® is a trademark of The CUMIS Group Limited and is used with permission.
Benefits Now®, is a registered trademark of Co-operators Life Insurance Company and is used with permission.
Apple and the Apple logo are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Google Play and the Google Play logo are trademarks of Google LLC.
Hyperlinks — Not applicable in Quebec with respect to Online Insurance Quote and Buy Web Pages
Co-operators does not guarantee that any hyperlink provided on this website will be accurate at the time of your access. Moreover, the website pointed at by a hyperlink provided on this website may be developed and maintained by persons over whom Co-operators has no control. Co-operators cannot and does not monitor third party websites, and, accordingly, Co-operators makes no representations or warranties regarding, and assumes no responsibility for, any websites pointed at by a hyperlink provided on this website or otherwise referenced on this website. The inclusion on this website of a hyperlink to a third party website is not an endorsement of, and does not constitute our approval of, the website to which the hyperlink points, the relevant third party, or its goods or services. Hyperlinks are provided on this website solely for your convenience. Accessing a website via a hyperlink provided on this website is entirely at your own risk.
Data Transmission — Not applicable in Quebec with respect to Online Insurance Quote and Buy Web Pages
Co-operators has the right, but not the obligation, to monitor any transmission made to or from this website. Co-operators is committed to respecting the privacy of your personal information. However, the internet is not a secure medium of communication and, accordingly, Co-operators cannot assure the privacy or security of any information that you input into this website or transmit to us over the internet via this website, via email or otherwise. Co-operators is not responsible for any damages that you or others may suffer as a result of the loss of confidentiality of any such personal information during its input into this website or its transmission to us, or in our communicating such personal information to you at your request.
Quality — Not applicable in Quebec with respect to Online Insurance Quote and Buy Web Pages
Co-operators does not warrant that any information, software or other material accessible through this website is free of viruses, worms, trojan horses or other disruptive, destructive or harmful components.
Online Tools and Calculators — Not applicable in Quebec with respect to Online Insurance Quote and Buy Web Pages
Any online tools and interactive calculators made available on this website are for informational purposes only. Although we believe such tools and calculators are accurate and complete, Co-operators makes no warranty, nor accepts any liability related to their use. While these tools and calculators may be useful to you, Co-operators does not intend, nor should you regard the results of your usage as financial, legal, tax or accounting advice, or advice regarding the suitability or profitability of any product or investment, or any decision in respect thereof. No reliance may be placed on us for any such advice and we encourage you to seek personalized advice from qualified professionals. Calculations or projected results are provided for illustration only and are not guaranteed to be accurate or complete, being based on hypotheses. Any default values are provided for illustrative purposes only and solely as a reference.
Online Quotes and Online Insurance Purchases
Any quotes provided by the tools contained on this website are estimates only, and are neither an acceptance of insurance nor a guarantee of insurability. Such quotes are based on the information you have provided and do not include any applicable taxes. For online purchases of insurance the amount of applicable taxes will be displayed at checkout prior to making your payment. For your convenience, we have preselected the coverages, limits, and deductibles most often chosen by our clients. You can customize your coverage to better suit your needs and budget. Except where our web page allows for the online purchase of an insurance policy in your province, further information will be necessary to provide you with a final quote and, accordingly, the actual premium may be higher or lower than the premium described in the quote provided by the tools contained on this website. Except where our web page allows for the online purchase of an insurance policy in your province, you must contact Co-operators to obtain a final quote and finalize your transaction. Whether you are contracting online or offline, you must provide us with all known facts which are likely to materially influence us in the appraisal of the risk, the setting of the premium or our decision to provide you with coverage. In the event of a difference between the premium estimated on-line and that finally quoted by Co-operators, whether higher or lower, the premium finally quoted by Co-operators whether online or offline, as the case may be, will apply.
The purchase of insurance using this website, where available, is limited to persons having the age of majority in the relevant province or territory. Any insurance policy purchased through this website, where such purchases are available, must be for your benefit, or for your benefit and the benefit of another person. You and any third party who is an insured under any insurance policy purchased through this website are bound by the terms and conditions of the policy without qualification. A copy of the insurance policy will be made available to you following your purchase through this website, please read it carefully after making your purchase. We recommend that you save a local copy of the insurance policy on your device for your records. Any insurance policy purchased through this website is exclusively based on information you provided us. You must pay the full amount of the premium and applicable sales taxes displayed at checkout, and such payment must not be subsequently reversed, in order for the policy to be validly issued and in force.
Further, please be advised that in purchasing a policy online using this website, claim history, policy and vehicle history information will be obtained from the Fichier central des sinistres automobiles database maintained by the Groupement des assureurs automobiles or the AutoPlus database maintained by CGI Inc. using your driver’s license number. Further, conviction history will be obtained from the Motor Vehicle Records database maintained by CGI Inc. using your driver's license number.
ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS – MOBILE APPLICATIONS
The terms and conditions set forth above along with the additional terms and conditions set out below (collectively, the "Terms") apply to your use of the following mobile applications, which are each referred to in these additional terms and conditions as an "Application", and which are collectively referred to in these additional terms and conditions as the "Applications":
- Co-operators Mobile Application; and
- Benefits Now® Mobile Application.
When applying the terms and conditions set forth above, the term "this website" shall be read as "the Applications". In the event of a conflict between the terms and conditions set forth above and the additional terms and conditions set out below, the terms and conditions set forth above shall govern.
The Applications are available for download from third party mobile application stores and may be used on smart phones and tablets (collectively, "Mobile Devices" and each a "Mobile Device"). The Applications are owned and operated by Co-operators. Co-operators may suspend, cancel or block your access to or use of an Application at any time and for any reason, without notice or liability to you. Co-operators may, although shall not be required to, update an Application from time to time, and you acknowledge that your continued use of an Application may require you to promptly install and use the updated version of such Application.
By using an Application, you agree to be bound by the Terms, and agree that the Terms constitute a binding contract between you and Co-operators. Co-operators reserves the right, at its discretion, to change, modify, add or remove portions of the Terms at any time. Please check these Terms periodically for changes. Your continued use of an Application following the posting of changes to the Terms will constitute your acceptance of those changes.
The contents of the Applications and the information and data provided by the Applications are intended for private, non-commercial use by individuals only, and are provided for personal use only.
The Applications, including but not limited to all text, graphics, logos, icons, images, data, graphs, audio, videos, computer programs and other material and information contained on, or utilized in the provision of, the Applications are the property of Co-operators or its suppliers and are protected by copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents or other proprietary rights.
Co-operators hereby grants you a limited, nonexclusive, non-transferable, revocable, personal license to use the Applications on your Mobile Devices for personal use only. Any commercial use of the Applications in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, is specifically forbidden except with the prior written consent of Co-operators. Co-operators retains all right, title and interest in and to the Applications. You are prohibited from renting, leasing, lending, selling, redistributing or sublicensing the Applications, and from decompiling, reverse engineering, disassembling, or attempting to derive the source code of, the Applications. You shall not use the Applications for any illegal or fraudulent purpose or in a manner that infringes on another person’s rights.
Except as expressly authorized by Co-operators in writing, you may not use, copy, distribute, modify or create derivative works from, disclose, display, transmit, or post any portion of the Applications for any purpose or 'frame' or 'mirror' the Applications on any other server or wireless or internet-based device. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you may print or otherwise save individual pages produced by, or displayed on the Applications for private use, however the contents of the Applications may not be modified or altered in any respect, merged with other data or published in any form, in whole or in part. Prohibited uses of the Applications include but are not limited to "screen scraping", "database scraping" and any other activity intended to collect, store, reorganize or manipulate data on the pages produced by, or displayed on the Applications. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved to Co-operators and/or its licensors.
Co-operators may, in its sole discretion, terminate the licence granted hereunder or your use of the Applications for any reason whatsoever, including: (a) breach of these Terms; (b) your abuse of an Application's resources or attempt to gain unauthorized entry to an Application; or (c) as required by law, regulation, court or governing agency order. Co-operators' termination of the licence granted hereunder or your use of the Applications may be effected without notice and, on such termination, Co-operators may immediately bar any further access to the Applications. On termination, you will immediately cease using the Applications and permanently erase the Applications. Any provision of these Terms which by their nature extend beyond the termination of these Terms shall survive the termination of these Terms. Co-operators shall not be liable to any user or other third party for any termination of the licence granted hereunder or your use of the Applications.
Limited Warranty; Limitation of Liability
Your use of the Applications and any information provided by or through the Applications is at your sole risk. The Applications and any information provided by or through the Applications is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis. Co-operators expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Co-operators shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, punitive or exemplary damages resulting from any user's use of or inability to use the Applications or any reliance by a user on any information provided by or through the Applications.
Notwithstanding the generality of the foregoing, Co-operators makes no warranty, either implied or express, that the Applications will be provided uninterrupted, error-free or virus-free, in a timely, secure, accurate or reliable manner, or of any quality, nor is it warranted either implicitly or expressly that any data contained in the Applications is safe in any manner for download. You understand and agree that Co-operators does not provide any professional advice of any kind via the Applications and that any advice or any other information obtained via the Applications may be used solely at your own risk, and that Co-operators will not be held liable in any way for such information or your use thereof.
You are solely responsible for your Mobile Devices and any data stored thereon or accessible therefrom. You agree to take all necessary precautions to protect your Mobile Devices and the data stored thereon, including, but not limited to, (a) using a strong and secure lock screen password or biometric authentication feature, (b) protecting your Mobile Devices from viruses and other malicious software, and (c) maintaining possession of your Mobile Devices at all times. Precautions should also be followed with respect to selecting and maintaining the confidentiality of lock screen and Application passwords and verification questions and answers. You are responsible for ensuring that the Applications and all related data are erased prior to selling, gifting, donating, or otherwise disposing of your Mobile Devices or any related SIM cards. You acknowledge that some of the functionality of the Applications requires internet access, and agree to pay any fees or other charges imposed by your wireless services carrier or internet service provider with respect to such internet access, and shall indemnify and hold Co-operators harmless with respect to same.
In connection with your use of an Application, your provision of a Mobile Device to any third party, including, but not limited to, governmental authorities and law enforcement officials, is entirely at your own risk, and Co-operators shall not be responsible for, and you agree to indemnify Co-operators with respect to, any loss or damage that you may incur as a result. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you acknowledge that there is a risk that following your provision of a Mobile Device to a third party in order to allow such third party to view information contained within an Application, such third party may access other information contained within your Mobile Device accidentally or otherwise without your consent, or such third party may damage your Mobile Device or data contained thereon, and you agree that Co-operators shall not be responsible for, and you agree to indemnify Co-operators with respect to, any loss or damage that you may incur as a result.
Electronic Proof of Insurance
The Applications may contain electronic liability slips relating to your insurance coverage. You acknowledge that such electronic liability slips are being provided for your convenience and for informational purposes only. Applicable laws may require you to carry original hard copies of such liability slips for the purposes of evidencing insurance coverage to law enforcement or governmental authorities, and appropriate warnings will be displayed in the Applications where such laws are in place. You agree that Co-operators shall not be responsible for, and you agree to indemnify Co-operators with respect to, any loss or damage that you may incur as a result of failing to carry original hard copies of such liability slips where required by law.
ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS – ONLINE SERVICES (INSURANCE ONLY)
For the purposes of the following additional terms and conditions, the following terms will have the following meanings:
"Credentials" means your username, password, and any other identifying factors that you will be required to create in order to access the Online Services. If you have enabled Touch ID, Face ID or other biometric recognition feature on an electronic device to sign into Online Services, your credentials include any fingerprint or other biometric marker stored on such device, and the password to such device.
"Online Services" means the online services offered by Co-operators through www.co-operators.ca or through the Co-operators Mobile Application, and any other online service offered to you by Co-operators.
Use of Online Services
You may use Online Services only in accordance with these terms and conditions. You shall not use Online Services for illegal, fraudulent or defamatory purposes, or take any steps that could undermine the security or integrity of Online Services, or cause harm to, or threaten to harm, any other user of Online Services. You authorize Co-operators to accept, and agree to be responsible for, any electronic instructions given by you through Online Services to the same extent as if you had given signed, written instructions to Co-operators. Online Services is protected by information security practices that are standard in the financial services industry, however, there is always a risk that your Online Services session may be compromised due to circumstances beyond our control. By using Online Services, you agree to accept this risk.
- You may request the certain changes to your policy through Online Services (each a "Change").
- You are solely responsible for all Changes you request through Online Services, and all consequences of such Changes.
- You agree to pay any increased premiums and applicable taxes thereon resulting from a Change made by you through Online Services.
- Any Change requested will be processed by Co-operators immediately.
- The effective date of a Change requested through Online Services will be confirmed to you through Online Services and by email. The effective date of certain Changes may be future dated.
- The summary information presented in Online Services is a representation of your coverages and other pertinent details about your coverages. This information is not a declarations page, policy, endorsement or otherwise intended to form part of your contract of insurance. Recent changes to the policy(ies) may not be reflected. In the event of any discrepancy between the information provided in Online Services and the policy(ies), the terms of the policy(ies) shall prevail. Please refer to your insurance policies for the exact extent of your coverage, limits, deductibles, conditions, and limitations that apply to you. If you have any questions or require further information, please contact your Financial Advisor or Co-operators.
- You shall advise us promptly of any changes to the email address you provided when you registered for Online Services.
- The most recent version of your insurance documents will be available online through Online Services. We recommend that you save copies of your documents to keep a history of your transactions, and so that you can refer to them later on if needed.
DO NOT SHARE YOUR CREDENTIALS WITH ANYONE. You must keep your Credentials confidential at all times, and take all reasonable precautions to prevent your Credentials from being discovered by, disclosed to, or used by, a third party. Wherever possible, you should avoid accessing Online Services through a public computer, or over a public or unsecured network. If you suspect that your Credentials have been discovered by, disclosed to, or used by a third party, you should contact your Financial Advisor or Co-operators immediately.
If you have enabled Touch ID, Face ID or any other biometric recognition feature on an electronic device to sign into Online Services, you must ensure that only your fingerprints or other biometric markers are stored on such device, and understand that a fingerprint or other biometric marker of another person that is stored on such device can be used to sign into Online Services. Accordingly, to prevent any other person from registering their fingerprint or other biometric marker on your electronic device, you must ensure that your electronic device is kept physically secure and protected by a strong passcode and other security features at all times. You understand that any Touch ID, Face ID or other biometric marker authentication is performed by Co-operators by interfacing with the relevant feature of your electronic device, and you agree to that process. You acknowledge that the Touch ID, Face ID or other biometric recognition feature of your electronic device is not provided by Co-operators, and that Co-operators makes no representation or warranty regarding the functionality or security of such feature.
Limitation of Liability — Not applicable in Quebec with respect to Online Insurance Quote and Buy Web Pages
Co-operators shall not be responsible or liable to you or to others for any direct, indirect, consequential or special damages, including without limitation all losses, costs, or expenses, arising from your use of, or inability to access, Online Services.
Cancellation of Online Services
You may cancel your Online Services account at any time through Online Services or by calling us. (Not Applicable in Quebec with respect to Online Insurance Quote and Buy Web Pages) We may suspend or refuse to provide Online Services to you at any time without notice.