Donor Privacy Policy

The Hope for Children Fund recognizes the right to confidentiality of personal information. Our privacy policy is based on the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Model Code and applies to the personal information of Hope for Children Fund employees, members, donors, donor recipients, volunteers and other stakeholders. In addition, the Hope for Children Fund adheres to the following codes developed by the Association of Fundraising Professionals and Imagine Canada:

Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personal Information

Personal information is collected from potential donors, donors, volunteers and individual grant applications and recipients for the following purposes:

  1. To deliver information requested by mail or email.
  2. To send information about the mission and activities of the Hope for Children Fund.
  3. To evaluate and modify our website and other communication activities based on the feedback we receive.

The personal information collected is kept in confidence. Fund personnel are authorized to access personal information solely for the reason(s) for which it was obtained. Safeguards are in place to ensure that the information is not disclosed or shared more widely than is necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was gathered. The Hope for Children Fund adheres to the 10 Privacy Principles contained within the Canadian Standards Association Model Code for the Protection of Personal Information, a national standard for Canada.

Our 10 Donor Privacy Principles

  1. Our responsibility to protect your personal information The Hope for Children Fund is responsible for the protection of your personal information collected through its office or fundraising activities. This responsibility also exists when personal information is transferred to or collected by third parties on our behalf.
  2. Our obligation to identify the purposes for collecting personal information Before we collect any personal information from you, we will identify the purpose for the collection. A statement of purpose will be communicated wherever possible.
  3. The requirement for knowledge and consent We will only collect personal information with your knowledge and consent, except in limited situations as permitted by law. This may be with your express consent (for example, where you voluntarily provide information on a form for purposes you clearly understand and agree to) or by declining an opportunity to opt-out of our collection or use of your personal information. Opt-out consent will be used only for non-sensitive information where we believe that the privacy impacts are low and you will be provided with sufficient notice of your right to opt-out of such uses. Further, you can withdraw your consent to the collection, use or disclosure of your personal information at any time, subject to any legal requirements and reasonable notice.
  4. Limiting information collection We only collect personal information relevant to the purposes that have been identified. We collect information fairly and lawfully, and directly from individuals wherever possible. You have the right to provide as much, or as little personal information as you choose to share.
  5. Limiting Use, Disclosure and Retention of your information We only use or disclose your personal information for the purposes we have identified to you.
  6. Our responsibility to ensure the accuracy of your personal information Virtually all of the personal information that we collect comes directly from individuals themselves. We generally assume this information to be accurate and complete, unless we are informed otherwise.
  7. Our responsibility to safeguard your personal information The Hope for Children Fund uses appropriate safeguards to protect all personal information in its custody and control.
  8. Our obligation to be open about our Privacy Policy and practices We are open about our policies and procedures. We make reasonable efforts to inform individuals about our policies and procedures, the purposes for which we collect, use or disclose personal information, and how to access your personal information.
  9. Your right to access your personal information Upon request, we will inform you if we hold any personal information about you and provide you with access to this information. If we have any personal information about you, we will also tell you for what purposes it is used or disclosed. You have a right to update any personal information that we hold on you. Should you wish to see the full contents of an information file, you must make a formal request to info@hopeforchildren.ca.
  10. Your right to challenge our compliance with our Privacy Policy If, for any reason, you are concerned about our compliance with our Privacy Policy, please contact our Privacy Officer Gehna Singh at 416-395-1506.

Application of the Privacy Policy:

Copyright

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Disclaimer

Website Terms of Use By accessing or using this website in any way, including, without limitation, use of any of the services, downloading of any materials, or merely browsing the site, you agree to and are bound by these “terms of use.” The material contained in the Hope for Children Fund’s website is intended for informational and charitable fundraising purposes only. We have made every effort to keep the information accurate and up-to-date; however, it is possible that such information may contain errors. Therefore, the Hope for Children Fund does not claim complete accuracy for this website. The Hope for Children Fund does not guarantee that the function of this website will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available will be free of viruses or other harmful elements. As a visitor to and user of this website, you assume full responsibility for any costs associated with servicing of equipment or other costs incurred in connection with use of this website, and agree that access to this website is undertaken at your own risk. The Hope for Children Fund shall not be liable for damages of any kind related to your use or inability to access this site. We encourage other websites to link to www.hopeforchildren.ca. We kindly request that:

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