The Online Privacy Statement (the "Statement") applies to Manulife websites (the "Websites") and mobile applications ("Apps") and explains how we collect, use and disclose the information we collect on our Websites and Apps. It forms part of our and supplements any of our country specific Privacy Policies and/or other terms or agreements that may apply to your relationship with us.
We respect your privacy
At Manulife, our Mission is to make decisions easier and our customers' lives better. We are putting our customers first and leveraging technology to deliver on this promise. This includes protecting the privacy of all personal information in our care, including what we collect through digital channels like our Websites and Apps.
The information we collect and how we collect it
The type of information we collect depends on how you use our Websites and Apps, but may include:
We will only collect information in fair and legal ways that is required for, or related to, providing products and services, conducting business and better understanding consumer needs.
How we use the information we collect
Depending on your relationship with us, we may use the information we collect from our Websites and Apps in the follow ways:
We only use or disclose your personal information for the reasons it’s collected, for other purposes you consent to, or when it is required or allowed by law.
Manulife contracts with advertising agencies and marketing firms to promote our products and services, including on third-party websites that are not affiliated with us. These contracted service providers may employ interest-based or online behavioural advertising techniques in order to display advertisements that are more likely to be of interest to you.
Learn more about cookies, web beacons and similar technologies
Cookies are small text files that are automatically created by your browser on your computer when you visit an internet site. Cookies collect and store information about your browsing patterns and information you provide.
In some cases, and where permitted by law, Manulife may allow third party cookies to be created when you visit our Websites. These cookies are used to advertise Manulife products on other companies’ websites and to allow us to track the effectiveness of our advertising.
Our web pages may also contain electronic images known as web beacons. Web beacons are sometimes referred to as “clear GIF images”, “pixel tags” or “single-pixel GIFs”. Web beacons are usually invisible to a user and are used for many of the same purposes as cookies.
To help protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access and use, we use a combination of security measures and maintain physical, technical, and administrative safeguards designed to keep it safe. For example, we employ encryption techniques such as Transport Layer Security (TLS) and authentication technologies intended to safeguard the transmission of information over the Internet. Some of our Websites utilize a timeout feature which will automatically log you out of your account after a period of idle time.
You should be aware that no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.
It’s your choice:
Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you would prefer, you can set your browser to disable cookies or to inform you when they are set. You also have the ability to delete cookies that you have accepted.
You can opt-out of web analytics activity by setting your browser to notify you when a cookie is sent and block analytics cookies if desired. Please consult your browser's Help Menu for instructions.
If you delete or disable cookies, you may not be able to take full advantage of features within our Websites.
Links to other websites
Some of our websites may contain links to other websites that are not affiliated with us. We do not monitor or maintain the privacy practices of these websites, and do not have authority over them. We do not assume any responsibility for their privacy policies and procedures.