The College is committed to providing website users with a website which respects their privacy.In particular, the protection of confidential member information is of paramount importance to the College. In this context, the Social Work and Social Service Work Act, 1998 provides for the confidentiality of information related to the administration of the Act.
Individual members may access their own information in their private account in the Online Services area of the web site. Each member is required to authenticate their identity to access their private account. No other individuals, other than specifically designated College staff, are entitled to gain access to this information.
Through this website, the College only obtains specific personal information from you, such as your name, phone number or e-mail address, if you supply such information (by, for example, sending us an e-mail, submitting an inquiry, or providing such information in a secure portion of the site).
We will not trade, sell or rent your personal information. The College takes precautions — including administrative, technical, and physical measures — to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft, and misuse, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. The College uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption on all web pages where personal information is located. To provide or to update personal information in your profile, you must use an SSL-enabled browser such as Safari, Netscape Navigator 3.0 or later, or Internet Explorer.
You can help us by also taking precautions to protect your personal information when you are on the Internet. For example, change your passwords often using a combination of letters and numbers.
We regularly review our information-handling practices. If you have any questions or comments in this regard, please use contact:
Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
250 Bloor St. East, Suite 1000
Toronto, ON M4W 1E6