Dying With Dignity Canada (“DWDC”) is committed to protecting your privacy. We value your trust and recognize that maintaining this trust requires that we be open and accountable in our treatment of the Personal Information that you choose to share with us. We do not trade, rent or sell the Personal Information of our valued supporters.
We make our practices relating to the management of Personal Information available to you by posting this Policy on our website.
“Personal Information” is any information that can be used to identify a specific individual. This information includes whether an individual has donated to DWDC, how much has been donated and an individual’s private contact information. Business contact information and certain publicly available information, such as names, addresses and telephone numbers that are published in telephone directories, are not considered personal information. We keep the Personal Information that you provide to us in strict confidence.
Our employees sign confidentiality agreements and safeguards are in place to ensure that the information is not accessed, disclosed or shared more widely than is necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was gathered. We also take measures to ensure the integrity of this information is maintained and to prevent its being lost or destroyed. Individuals may access their Personal Information at any time to ensure that it is correct and current.
Personal Information is protected with security safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information. We use password protocols and secure websites to protect Personal Information we receive when an online donation is made. Our software is routinely updated to maximize protection of such information.
We may collect information from you in the following ways:
When DWDC collects Personal Information directly from individuals, DWDC identifies the purposes for which Personal Information is collected at or before the time of collection. These purposes include: fundraising, the administration of the donations, providing information about the activities of DWDC, compliance with legal and regulatory requirements and to ask for support in our mission to ensure Canadians have access to end-of-life choice and care.
We collect, use or disclose your Personal Information with your permission. Your permission may be expressed orally, in writing or may be implied, and you may provide it to us or a third party orally, electronically or in writing. You may limit or opt-out of future contact by DWDC by contacting us at email@example.com.
We limit the collection of Personal Information to that which is necessary for the purposes identified. Personal Information will be collected only by fair and lawful means.
Personal Information will not be used or disclosed for purposes other than those for which it was collected, except with consent or as required by law. Personal Information will be retained only if necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes. DWDC does not trade, rent or sell any Personal Information to third parties.
We only disclose your information to the following persons:
Where we choose to have certain service providers conduct activities on our behalf (such as some fundraising and processing services), we select the service providers very carefully and take all reasonable precautions to ensure that the service provider protects your Personal Information. Some of our service providers are located outside of Canada. As a result, unless there is a legal or regulatory requirement to keep such information in Canada, your Personal Information may be stored or processed outside of Canada and your Personal Information may be accessible to law enforcement and/or regulatory authorities in accordance with the laws of these jurisdictions.
You may ask us whether we hold any Personal Information about you. You can see that information and ensure that it’s accurate by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We rely on our donors to provide us with accurate Personal Information. To change or modify any Personal Information previously provided to DWDC, write to us at email@example.com.
Questions, comments and concerns regarding the handling of Personal Information may be directed to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you wish to limit or opt-out of future contact by DWDC, please write to us at write to us at email@example.com.
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