Your Privacy


The Workers Compensation Insurance Organizations (“WCIO”) takes your privacy seriously.  We use the information you voluntarily provide, together with information regarding the manner in which you use this web site (the “WCIO Site”), to improve the WCIO Site and to provide our users with current information.  WCIO is committed to data security, and to protecting our members’ and other web site users’ personal information.


Information Gathered on the WCIO Site


We collect two types of information from visitors to the WCIO Site:


1.     Contact, survey and feedback information voluntarily provided when a user requests information from WCIO using a form on the WCIO Site or sends an e-mail to us.  You do not need to disclose any personally-identifiable information to view the WCIO Site.


2.     Information automatically collected from our visitors when they access the WCIO site, such as information about traffic patterns on the WCIO Site, the total number of users logging into the WCIO Site on a daily basis, which page users access, the URL from which each user comes to the WCIO Site, the URL to which each user exits, the type of browser used by each user, and the IP address from which a user accesses the WCIO Site.


Use of Cookies


When you visit or interact with our sites, services, applications, or tools, we may use cookies and other similar technologies for storing information to help provide you with a better, faster, and safer experience.  This information cannot be used to identify you personally.


The WCIO may use cookies for a number of purposes, including:


You are always free to block, delete, or disable these technologies if your browser or device so permits. However, if you decline cookies or other similar technologies, you may not be able to use certain site features, services, applications, or tools. You may also be required to re-enter your password more frequently during a session.


Use of Information Gathered on the WCIO Site


Information which is voluntarily provided to us is used to contact users for the purpose for which the information was provided.  In addition, we  may from time to time use this information to contact users about different or updated WCIO products and services.


Information automatically collected from users of the WCIO Site is used internally to improve the WCIO Site and the services we provide our members and others.


Sharing of Information Gathered on the WCIO Site with Third Parties


Information provided by any user of the WCIO Site will be kept private and will not be disclosed except as may be required by applicable law.  WCIO may share aggregated data and statistical information about users and the use of the WCIO Site with its Webmaster and other parties.  Aggregate data excludes information identifiable by individual.


Data Security


To protect your privacy, please do not use e-mail or this WCIO Site to communicate information you wish to be kept strictly confidential.  Although WCIO will take reasonable measures to protect the security of the information transmitted between browsers and the WCIO web server, including using secure socket layer (SSL) encryption technology and firewalls where deemed appropriate by WCIO, you acknowledge that any transmission of data may be illegally intercepted and thereafter used by third parties.  WCIO shall not be responsible for any interception of data transmitted to or from our WCIO web server.


Links to Other Web Sites


The WCIO Site contains hypertext links to third party web sites.  Our Privacy Policy does not apply to such web sites and your use of such sites will be subject to the privacy policies and procedures relating thereto.


Contacting Us


If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the privacy practices relating to this WCIO Site, or your dealings with the WCIO Site, please contact us as follows:


Workers Compensation Insurance Organizations
733 Third Avenue
New York, NY  10017-3210
Attention:      Mr. Monte Almer
Telephone:     (212) 697-3535
Facsimile:      (212) 972-5230


Your Consent


By using this WCIO Site, you consent to the collection and use of your information as specified above.  If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

© Workers Compensation Insurance Organizations 2013. All rights reserved.
Last Updated October 17, 2013