The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) is committed to maintaining the confidentiality of information about an identifiable individual (“personal information”). This Privacy Policy describes your privacy rights regarding our collection, use, sharing, and protection of your personal information and is part of this website’s Terms of Use.

We may amend this Privacy Policy at any time by posting a revised version on this website, which will be effective as of the published effective date.

Questions about the collection, use or disclosure of personal information, or access to such information, should be addressed to

What information is collected?

We collect information provided by you directly (for example, when you provide information to sign up for a newsletter or your email address when you ask us a question). We also keep a record of correspondence sent to us through the website. We do not passively collect personal information like your name, email address or phone number.

The website uses cookies to track user sessions anonymously, and collects information about your computer, your IP address, your operating system, your browser, data about the pages you access, statistics on page views, etc. You can choose to set your browser to detect and reject cookies, to accept cookies from all sites, or to prompt you whenever a website wants to send you a cookie. We may use web analytic services (e.g., Google Analytics), which collect and generate information in an anonymous form, to help analyze the use of this website.

How does the NWMO use information collected from the website?

We use personal data to provide you with information you request, to process online job applications, and for other purposes described when it is collected.

We also analyze anonymous and aggregated information about website usage to determine what is most effective about the website, to help identify ways to improve it and to make it more user-friendly. It may also be used to diagnose technical problems and improve the website’s content.

Does the NWMO share collected information?

Your personal information is not shared with anyone except our personnel or hired consultants who need to know the personal information in order to respond to your inquiries, provide you with requested information, or ensure security of the system. We do not sell, trade or exchange personal information.

We may share personal information with law enforcement authorities or regulatory agencies when required to do so by law.

How does the NWMO protect collected information?

We protect your personal information using physical, technical and administrative security measures to reduce the risk of loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, or alteration. This includes, where appropriate, using encryption technologies while data is being transmitted.

How can you access your personal information?

We try to ensure all personal information collected on this website is accurate. You may request access to your personal information by emailing If you believe your personal information is incorrect, you can send a written request asking that it be updated.