You confirm that you are a Plan beneficiary acting on your own behalf, or that you are an authorized representative of a Plan beneficiary under a valid power of attorney.
Use of Site
To access certain features of the Site, you will be required to successfully register for a user account using: (i) the Ontario Teachers’ account number that has been issued to you or your email address; (ii) a password that you will create; and (iii) any other passcode, token, biometric data or any other data or information required for verification.
By using this Site, you agree to exercise due care in the use of the Site, including (but not limited to):
- Complying with all applicable laws in registering for the Site and accessing and using the Site
- Being fully responsible for all activities occurring under your account number and password
- Logging on using only your Ontario Teachers’ account number or email address and the password that you have set
- Protecting your password and not sharing your password with others
- Not allowing others to use the Site using your account number or email address and password
- Reporting any unauthorized use of your account number, email address or password as soon as possible. Visit our Member Help Centre for our contact information.
- Not intentionally spreading viruses and other malicious computer code to Ontario Teachers’ systems or its third-party service providers
- Not attempting to decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer the Site
- Not harvesting or otherwise downloading, collecting, using or storing any information (including personally identifiable information) about other users of the Site, including email addresses
- Not performing any vulnerability, penetration or similar testing of the Site
- Permitting Ontario Teachers’ or its third-party service providers to use its security tools in support of the Site; and
You acknowledge that internet connections you use to access the Site may not be secure and your use of such connections to access the Site is at your own risk.
Ontario Teachers’ accepts no liability or responsibility for any losses caused by or arising out of your use of, or the inability to make use of, the Site or your failure to protect the confidentiality of your password.
You also agree that the pages of the Site are written documents and that when you click buttons (Submit, Agree, Confirm, Complete, Finish, etc.) on the Site, it has the same legal effect as your signing a hardcopy version of a page and delivering it with intent to be bound.
2-step verification to Access the Site
Ontario Teachers’ uses 2-step verification during the sign-in process as a mandatory enhanced security measure to make your use of the Site safer and more secure. For these purposes, you agree to use either your phone number or a verification token generated by your device (e.g., phone or computer) in addition to your account number or email address and password to confirm your identity when signing into the Site. These options will appear on the sign-in page. If you elect to use your phone number to authenticate, you will receive a one-time passcode via your choice of call or text that you will enter each time you sign in. If you elect to use your device to authenticate, biometric data stored on your device will be used to generate and transmit a verification token to confirm your identity. If you have difficulties or concerns regarding the use of 2-step verification, please contact us. Visit our Member Help Centre for our contact information.
Consent to Electronic Delivery and Communications
By registering for and/or using this Site, you consent to receive electronic delivery of documents including but not limited to statements, reports and other documents under the Pension Benefits Act (Ontario) and Income Tax Act (Canada) and its regulations (including, but not limited to T4As, NR4s, and RL-2s) through the Site and to receive notice that these documents have been delivered at the email contact information you have specified. You also consent to receive electronic communications from Ontario Teachers’. You may revoke this consent or change your communication preferences, including your email address, at any time, either in writing or electronically through the Site or by other electronic means. You may also request from Ontario Teachers’ a paper copy of any document that has been provided electronically. Additionally, electronic delivery of documents may not take place, or may not be the only method of delivery, if delivery is required by applicable laws to be made through other means or if we determine that it is appropriate to use other means of delivery.
Intellectual Property Rights and Other Disclaimers
Links to other sites not operated by Ontario Teachers’ are provided as references to help Plan beneficiaries identify and locate resources of interest. Ontario Teachers’ makes no representations or warranties about any other sites that may be accessed from this Site and the links should not be construed as approval or recommendation by Ontario Teachers’ of the services, products or information provided on the linked sites. Ontario Teachers’ assumes no liability or responsibility for the content, accuracy, quality, reliability, completeness, currency, non-infringement, merchantability, fitness for any purpose or appropriateness of the links or of any material contained on the linked sites. The content in any linked website is not under Ontario Teachers’ control and if you choose to access any such website, you do so entirely at your own risk.
The Site and its entire contents, features and functionality, including, but not limited to, all information, software, code, text, displays, graphics, photographs, video, audio, design, presentation, selection and arrangement, are owned by Ontario Teachers’, its licensors or other providers of such material, and are protected in all forms by intellectual property laws, including without limitation copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, and any other proprietary rights and treaty provision laws. The names, logos and other identifying marks of Ontario Teachers’ and the Plan are and shall remain the trademarks of Ontario Teachers’. You must not use such marks without Ontario Teachers’ prior written permission. Any unauthorized use of these marks is unlawful. Information on the Site may be used by you only for your personal, non-commercial use, but may not be republished, retransmitted, reproduced, taken out of context or presented in a misleading or discriminatory manner. Any rights not expressly granted to you are reserved by Ontario Teachers’.
Notification of Changes to the Terms
Protection of your personal information is Ontario Teachers’ priority. To learn more about Ontario Teachers’ collection, use and disclosure of your personal information, and how it secures your personal information, review the Ontario Teacher’s Member Privacy Notice on our website.