Security & Privacy


Desjardins Online Brokerage adheres to the most rigorous standards of privacy and security. All precautions are taken in order to protect transactions and information exchanged on the secured site.

Desjardins Online Brokerage applies the highest standards of security currently used in the industry in order to safeguard all information and transactions. All outgoing data are governed by the provisions of the Act respecting the protection of personal information in the private sector.

All transactions carried out during a session on the secure site are encrypted in order to ensure confidentiality during the exchange between our servers and your computer's web browser.

  1. Check the site address. It should start with https://. The "s" indicates that the site is secure.
  2. There will be a padlock icon on the status bar of your browser. (Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer). Locate the padlock at the bottom of the page; if it is locked, the site is protected by TLS protocol.
  3. Depending on the browser, click once or twice on the padlock at the bottom of the page to display the website administrator and the security certificate to verify the level of encryption:

No. Messages sent by electronic mail are not secure during their transmission. Therefore, it is important not to include any personal or confidential information in your outgoing emails.

Furthermore, your incoming email can be opened and read by others if you do not take the necessary precautions. To avoid this, you should obtain an email address that is linked to a mailbox that requires a password that only you would know.

  • Never use a public computer (Internet café, library, hotel lobby or even a friend's computer) to access the trading website.
  • Use a firewall on your computer.
  • Use antivirus software and make sure it is constantly updated (most antivirus programs can be set to update automatically).
  • Use the latest version of your operating system and web browsers.
  • Do not download email attachments unless you are expecting them.
  • Only download software from sites you trust.
  • Always log out when you have finished using the secure site.
  • Clear your browser's cache at the end of each session.
  • Close your browser after logging out.
  • Use a password that is has 6 to 8 characters and is not easily guessed.


At Desjardins Online Brokerage confidentiality is a priority. This is why we take the necessary measures to ensure the confidentiality of your personal information. Personal information refers to all information that you provide willingly.

Information collected on Desjardins Online Brokerage websites is confidential. Only authorized personnel have access to it. In no instance will your personal information be made public or sold or passed along to a third party without your consent, except to provide services that you requested or to comply with a court order.

The personal information gathered on Desjardins Online Brokerage sites is used solely to follow up on a client's online requests for services and financial products, or for estimates.

Our policy lays out your options for managing cookies and helps you decide what information you want to share with us while on our sites.

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Desjardins Online Brokerage websites may at times contain links to external, third-party sites or parts of external sites. Desjardins Online Brokerage has no control over the content and reliability of these sites, or over their policies regarding confidentiality. As a result, all personal information that you transmit via these sites is subject to the prevailing privacy laws. It is your responsibility to be aware of the law in order to ensure the privacy of your personal information.

Data using your previous visits on are used to serve you Desjardins Online Brokerage ads on third-parties sites using cookies.

DoubleClick: DoubleClick is a cookie that Google Analytics uses to collect anonymous information. Google Analytics' Advertising Features on sites that use DoubleClick include:

  • remarketing using Google Analytics
  • Google Display Network Impression Reporting
  • DoubleClick platform integrations and Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting
  • Floodlight Integration, a Doubleclick feature that enables marketing agencies hired by Desjardins to gauge user activity after seeing or clicking on their ads. Floodlight is used for reports and ad optimization.

Learn more about the technology and how to This link will open in a new tab. opt out of interest-based ads.

Security Tips & Fraud Prevention

Maintaining your account's security is our top priority. To supplement our security measures, there are certain steps you should take to help protect your account from fraud.

To securely access the Desjardins Online Brokerage website, open a new web browser window and type in:

Before logging in to your account, pay close attention to the URL (website address) in the address bar of your browser. Make sure that the address begins with one of the following:

Legitimate Desjardins Online Brokerage address:
Legitimate Desjardins Online Brokerage secured site: This link will open in a new tab.
Fraudulent website address:

Never share your password: Desjardins Online Brokerage representatives will never ask you for your password. If you believe someone has learned your password, please change it immediately.

Create a secure password: Your password must be 6 to 64 characters long and contain at least one number, one uppercase and one lowercase letter. Special characters, punctuation and spaces are accepted but not required. Avoid choosing obvious words or dates such as a nickname or your birth date.

Keep your password unique: Don't use the same password for Desjardins Online Brokerage and other online services such as your bank access. Using the same password for multiple websites increases the probability that someone could learn your password and gain access to your account.

Use a trading password: To add a second layer of security when entering trades, go to the "My Profile" menu of the Disnat Classic user site and select "Preferences." Then select "yes" for both "Ask for my trading password when placing an order" and "Use a trading password different from the login password" options in the "Trading Password" section. Enter the password you would like to use and click "Submit."

Don't share personal information via email: We will never ask you to provide your password or financial information within an email or send such information by email.

Phishing is a technique used with the intent of obtaining sensitive information from the victims (password, credit card number, date of birth, etc.) by letting them think that they are communicating with a trustworthy third party (bank, administration, etc.)

Please do not reply to an email requesting, for example, an update of your personal information. This type of email is fraudulent.

You can forward the email to the following address to inform Desjardins Securities of the fraud attempt:

Consult the This link will open in a new tab. Autorité des marchés financiers Website.

A number of websites provide further information on Internet security and safe surfing. Your Internet service provider's website can be a good resource. If you use a Windows-based operating system, you may also wish to visit Microsoft's Security page: link will open in a new tab. 

Our members and clients matter to us, this is why This link will open in a new tab. your protection is our priority.