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Tuesday, August 10, 2021 - Notice to Current and Former Students with Guard.Me Insurance Coverage

The University of Guelph was recently notified that students who obtained travel insurance from Guard.Me between September 2007 and June 2021 may have had some of their personal information exposed as a result of a cybersecurity breach.

Only Guard.Me’s systems were compromised; no University of Guelph systems were affected. More information is available on the Guard.ME website.

This breach only affects information collected from Guard.Me travel insurance policy holders.

The keep.meSAFE mental wellness student support program provided through Guard.Me is not affected, nor are the student health and dental insurance plans provided through the Central Student Association and Graduate Students’ Association by Gallivan.

Affected current and former students should receive a notification directly from Guard.Me. It is possible that you were affected but not notified if your contact information has not been updated. If you wish to confirm whether or not you were affected by this breach, please contact Guard.Me directly. The University is not able to provide any additional information about this breach or confirm if individual students were affected.

The University takes the privacy of its students and community seriously and is working closely with Guard.Me to understand why this breach happened and what actions Guard.Me is taking to increase security.

If you have questions for the University, please email the privacy officer.