Privacy and Security
TD Privacy Code
The TD Bank Group commitment to privacy
Protecting your privacy and the confidentiality of your personal information has always been fundamental to the way we do business within TD Bank Group1 (TD).
We strive to provide you with the best customer service. To us, that includes treating you fairly and with respect.
Our Privacy Code
Our Privacy Code informs you of the practices we have in place relating to the management of personal information at TD in Canada. The word “information” means personal, financial and other details about you that you provide to us and we obtain from others within or outside our organization, including through the products and services you use.
This Code applies to any person who has requested from us, or offered to provide a guarantee for, any product or service offered by us in Canada. This includes individuals carrying on business alone or in partnership with other individuals and signing officers of our business customers. It consists of five key principles:
1. Collecting and Using Information
Either before or when we collect information about you, we will explain how we intend to use it. We will limit the information we collect to what we need for those purposes, and we will use it only for those purposes. We will obtain your consent if we wish to use your information for any other purpose and before collecting information from third parties such as credit bureaus.
Your personal information is used to help us manage products and services you have with us, contact you about products or services you may be interested in having with us, and to manage operations and risk within TD. Your information is also used in order to satisfy valid information requests from regulators and other organizations or individuals who are legally entitled to make such requests.
2. Releasing information
We may provide your information to other persons in situations where –
3. Protecting information
We will protect your information with appropriate safeguards and security measures. We will retain your information only for the time it is required for the purposes we explain.
4. Providing information access and accuracy
Upon request, we will give you access to the information we retain about you. We will make reasonable efforts to keep your information accurate and up-to-date.
5. Respecting and responding to your privacy concerns
We will explain your options for refusing or withdrawing consent to the collection, use and release of your information, and we will record and respect your choices. We will investigate and respond to your concerns about any aspect of our handling of your information.
In this Code, we explain how we fulfill each of these important principles.
We ask you for information to establish and serve you as our customer.
We collect the information we need and only use it for the purposes explained to you.
When you apply for a new product or service, we will indicate in the application or agreement how we intend to use your information. We will indicate clearly which information would help us to serve you but is optional for you to provide.
We obtain most of our information about you directly from you.
At the time you begin a relationship with us and during the course of our relationship, we may collect information about you. The information we ask for depends on which product or service you want. For every product or service, we need your name, address, birthdate, occupation and some identification. Here is why we need some of the information we ask you to provide.
This helps us identify and authenticate you. We may also use it to determine your eligibility for products and services that may be of interest to you.
• Social Insurance Number (SIN)
Your SIN is required for products which earn investment income, in order to comply with the Canada Revenue Agency’s income reporting requirements. Providing your SIN for credit products, or when applying for products online that do not earn investment income, is optional. If you provide us with your SIN, we also use it to keep your information separate from that of other customers with a similar name, including information we obtain with your consent through the credit approval process.
• Employer name and address
This is required when a new account is opened or when you apply for credit in order to comply with anti-money laundering regulations.
• Financial information
This is used to assess your eligibility for any credit product, for example, a TD Canada Trust Credit Card, line of credit or other loan. We also use it to help ensure that the advice we give you or the investments you purchase (in the case of mutual funds or brokerage or investment accounts) are appropriate for you. We may collect information from you and service providers with whom you make arrangements to provide those services (for example when you set up bill payments through your account). We will use your information, including transaction records that reflect your business dealings with and through us, to analyze your activities to help us serve you as a customer and meet your needs.
• Health information
This is required for some insurance products to ensure you are eligible for coverage, and may also be used to investigate and adjudicate your claims, and to help manage and assess our risks.
The health-related information you provide in connection with an insurance product will never be shared within TD. However, it may be shared with administrators, service providers and reinsurers of the insurance operations to process your insurance transactions.
We also collect information during our interactions with you.
• Over the Phone
We may monitor and/or record your telephone discussions with our representatives for our mutual protection, to enhance customer service and to confirm our discussions with you.
Customers who prefer not to have their calls taped can transact business at a branch location, through EasyWeb® Internet banking or through automated teller machines.
• In Person
We may use video or photographic surveillance to monitor and/or record the activity that occurs in and around TD premises such as at our retail branch offices or ATMs. We use this information for security purposes such as theft, vandalism, damage to property and fraud.
Customers who prefer not to have their image collected can transact business through EasyWeb Internet banking or EasyLine® telephone banking.
• Through the Internet
When you are using one of our websites, we may monitor and/or record your browsing habits as described in our Online Privacy Code.
• Through Email
When you send us an email or when you ask us to respond to you by email, we learn your exact email address and any information you have included in the email.
We use your email address to acknowledge your comments and/or reply to your questions, and we will store your communication and our reply in case we correspond further.
TD will not ask you to provide personal information or login information, such as username, passwords, PINs, IdentificationPlus® security questions and answers or account numbers, through unsolicited email.
If you receive an email claiming to be from TD and that you believe to be fraudulent, do not respond and do not open or click on any links or open attachments contained within the email. Please notify us immediately by forwarding a copy of the email to us at email@example.com and delete the email immediately after notifying us.
It is important to understand the different ways that we may obtain your consent to collect, use, disclose and share your personal information.
Depending on the situation and the sensitivity of the information, we may obtain your consent in different ways. Express consent may be obtained verbally, online or in writing. Implied consent may be obtained through your use of a product, or when you approach us to obtain information, inquire about or apply for products or services from us. We will not make your consent a condition of obtaining a product or service, unless it is reasonably or legally required, and we will clearly indicate when this is the case.
We may share information within TD to manage our credit and business risks and operations, comply with legal or regulatory requirements, and service your account.
Your information may be shared, stored or accessed in Canada or other jurisdictions or countries. Your information may be disclosed in response to valid demands or requests from governments, regulators, courts and law enforcement authorities in those jurisdictions or countries.
Sharing information lets us recognize your total relationship with TD, no matter when or where you contact us or which one of us you contact. It allows us to have up-to-date information about you and in some circumstances, changes to your information can be made once and be effective for all your products or services with TD. Sharing your information within TD also helps us determine your preferences and allows us to review whether any other products or services are suitable for you so that we may offer them to you – including special promotions that we believe will be of interest to you.
In order to understand when you can withdraw your consent, refer to the "Respecting your preference" section.
With your consent, we may obtain information about you from third parties, including credit reporting agencies.
Obtaining additional information about you from parties outside TD helps us assess your eligibility for our products.
For credit products, for example, we need to know your creditworthiness. For this reason, we may contact other lenders or credit reporting agencies to get information about you and your credit history. We may also contact employers or other personal references to verify information that you have given us. We will not do this without your consent, but please remember that if you do not give your consent we may not be able to extend credit products to you.
We do not sell or rent customer lists or personal information to others. However, we may release your information to parties outside TD in certain circumstances, which include –
• For servicing purposes
We give a limited amount of information, only as necessary, to our suppliers and agents; for example, cheque printers and bank card manufacturers who provide goods and services to you, through us. These suppliers and agents may be located in Canada or other jurisdictions or countries and may disclose information in response to valid demands or requests from governments, regulators, courts and law enforcement authorities in those jurisdictions or countries.
• When required or permitted to do so by law or applicable regulators and self-regulatory organizations
We may release information in response to a search warrant, court order or other demand or inquiry which we believe to be valid. This may include requests from regulators, including self-regulators, who are responsible for ensuring TD is in compliance with applicable regulations (e.g. The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions and the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada).
• To protect our interests
We may also disclose information to any person or organization, including an investigative body, in order to prevent, detect or suppress fraud or criminal activity, protect our assets and interests, or in the case of a breach of agreement or contravention of law. This helps prevent fraud, money laundering or other criminal activity.
We may also disclose information to help us collect a debt owed to us by you.
• Transfers of a business
As TD continues to develop and grow, we may buy or sell parts of our businesses. As our businesses consist primarily of our customer relationships, personal customer information and information regarding the particular account or service being purchased or sold would generally be one of the transferred business assets.
• Other situations where we have your consent
For example, we will disclose your credit history with us to other lenders or credit reporting agencies in order to support the credit process. We release only the information required to identify you, as well as facts from our credit records about your repayment history. We may disclose your account information to a joint account holder, including information about the account prior to it becoming a joint account.
We will protect your information with appropriate safeguards and security measures.
We have security standards to protect our systems and your information against unauthorized access and use.
For example, our systems have been designed to ensure that your Personal Identification Number (PIN), password and other access codes are always private and confidential. For your protection, your access codes are known only to you – our employees cannot gain access to them and they will not ask you to reveal them.
All our suppliers and agents, as part of their contracts with TD, are bound to maintain your confidentiality and may not use the information for any unauthorized purpose.
When we provide information in response to a legal inquiry or order that we believe to be valid, we disclose only the information that is legally required. All employees of TD are familiar with the procedures that must be taken to safeguard customer information. And to us, protecting the confidentiality of your information is more than a procedure – it’s part of our job. It is specified in our employment agreements and regularly confirmed in writing.
We audit our procedures and security measures regularly to help ensure that they are being properly administered and that they remain effective and appropriate to the sensitivity of the information. We retain your information only as long as it is required for the reasons it was collected.
The length of time we retain information varies depending on the product or service and the nature of the information. This period may extend beyond the end of your relationship with us but only for so long as it is necessary for us to have sufficient information to respond to any issue that may arise at a later date. When your information is no longer needed for the purposes explained to you, we have procedures to destroy, delete, erase or convert it to an anonymous form.
Upon request, we will give you access to the information we have about you. If requested, we will assist you in making your request.
Most of this information is in the form of your transaction records. These are available to you through your account statements or passbook updates, by visiting the branch or office where your account is held, or by accessing your account through our EasyWeb Internet banking, EasyLine telephone banking, Green Machine® ATMs and WebBroker® Internet brokerage service.
If you require other information, simply contact or forward a written request to the branch or office where your account is held. We will ask you for specific details such as branch and account number.
We will advise you in advance if a minimal charge will be required for conducting the search and we will respond to your request within 30 days.
Please note that we may not be able to provide information about you from our records which contains references to other persons, is subject to legal privilege, contains confidential information proprietary to TD, relates to an investigation of a breach of agreement or contravention of laws, or cannot be disclosed for other legal reasons.
If you have any questions regarding decisions made about you, we will tell you the reasons for those decisions. If we relied on information from a third party, such as a credit bureau, to make the decision, we will provide you with the name and address of the third party.
We will make reasonable efforts to keep your information accurate and up-to-date.
Having accurate information about you enables us to give you better service and minimize the possibility that out-of-date information may be used to make a decision which impacts you. We have procedures and practices in place to help us maintain the accuracy of your information. For most updates, we rely on you for information. You can help by keeping us informed of any changes, such as if you move or change telephone numbers. If you find any errors in our information about you, let us know and we will make the corrections immediately, and make sure they are conveyed to anyone we may have misinformed. For information that remains in dispute, we will note your opinion in the file.
We will explain your options of refusing or withdrawing consent to the collection, use or release of your information, and, given reasonable notice, we will record and respect your choices.
In most cases you are free to refuse or withdraw your consent at any time. You may do so by contacting the branch or office where your account is held or by calling us at 1-800-430-6095. Our staff will be pleased to explain your options and any consequences of refusing or withdrawing your consent, and record your choices.
There are several privacy preferences available to you, subject to legal, business or contractual requirements. If you prefer, you may choose not to have us –
If you have any questions or concerns about privacy, we encourage you to let us know. If you choose to mail, fax or email2 us, please include your full name, address and telephone number.
We've developed a resolution process that can deal with most concerns in a single, simple step.
Many concerns can be resolved right at the time when they occur. Discuss your concern with your TD Representative who will be happy to help you. If the TD Representative is not able to resolve your concern to your satisfaction, they will engage a Manager or the TD group that is responsible for your account.
How to contact us:
TD Canada Trust
Other Areas of TD
Further steps you can take
If, after the first step, you are still not satisfied that your concern has been resolved, TD offers two more internal levels that can help you.
If you have contacted us and are not satisfied with the resolution that has been suggested, your concern can be referred to a representative of the Senior Management Team by simply talking to your branch. Alternatively, you can elevate your concern using the contact information below.
For TD Canada Trust escalations, contact:
For TD Waterhouse escalations, contact:
For Other Areas of TD escalations, contact:
If you have been through the first two steps and you still feel your concern has not been resolved, please contact the TD Ombudsman. The office of the TD Ombudsman acts as an independent body that mediates between customers and different TD groups to resolve outstanding concerns. When you refer a concern to the TD Ombudsman, the office will conduct a thorough and impartial investigation and work to reach a fair and reasonable resolution.
The TD Ombudsman does not normally investigate concerns regarding bank policies, including credit granting policies or risk management decisions; levels of interest rates, service charges or fees that apply to all customers; or matters where legal action has already commenced or has been concluded.
For the TD Ombudsman, contact
The following independent services can provide you with information and a further review of your complaint if you do not accept the decision of the TD Ombudsman. You can also contact these services if you have waited more than 90 days for a resolution after elevating your concern (Step 2).
For TD Canada Trust complaints, contact:
For TD Waterhouse complaints and complaints for
You can submit your complaint to OBSI for review either 90 days following the submission of the complaint to TD Waterhouse or once you have received a response and wish to escalate.
Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPCC)
The OPCC investigates privacy complaints under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).
If your complaint or inquiry concerns a privacy issue, please contact the OPCC as follows:
Many of you have questions about how we handle the information we obtain from you when you visit our websites. This Online Privacy Code will answer your questions about the information we collect and how we use it.
A cookie is a small file containing certain pieces of data that a website creates when you visit the site, either from a computer or a mobile device. When you visit a website, a cookie may be used to track the activities of your browser as well as provide you with a consistent, more efficient experience.
There are three common types of cookies that we use: "session cookies," "persistent cookies" and "Flash cookies."
Session cookies store information only for the length of time that you are connected to a website – they are not written onto your hard drive. Once you leave the website, they expire and are no longer active.
Persistent cookies are more permanent and store information on your hard drive. Persistent cookies can be re-read when you return to the site that placed them on your hard drive.
Flash cookies are data files that a website creates when you visit the site and are most often used to enhance your web-browsing experience. For more information about Flash cookies or to learn how to remove Flash cookies, please visit www.adobe.com
On our websites we use session, persistent and Flash cookies in the following ways.
We use session cookies –
We use persistent cookies in the following ways –
We use both session and persistent cookies to –
We limit the use of Flash cookies to –
Managing Your Cookies
Spotlight tags help us to manage some of our online advertising and report on activities that happen after a web user sees or clicks on one of our online ads. The spotlight tag enables us to learn which advertisements bring users to our website.
Ad Management Partners
We use ad management partners, 24/7 Real Media, Inc. and Doubleclick to assist us with delivery and monitoring of our advertising. For more privacy information about our partners and their opt-out policies, go to –
Online Authentication Process
Responding to surveys online
When you submit your response online to a survey question, we learn your answer or any opinions or information that you volunteer.
For a survey, we may publish results in aggregate on our websites. We may also use your response to improve products or services of TD. Based on your participation in a survey, we may forward information about our offers on products and services that we believe may be of interest to you.
1 TD Bank Group means The Toronto-Dominion Bank and its affiliates, who provide deposit, investment, loan, securities, trust, insurance and other products and services.
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