HOPE worldwide Canada supports the right to privacy. All fundraising and communication activities regarding the handling of personal information are in full compliance with current federal government privacy legislation (PIPEDA). HOPE worldwide Canada is committed to protecting the privacy of the personal information of its employees, members, volunteers, clients, donors and other stakeholders. We value the trust of those we deal with, and of the public, and recognize that maintaining this trust requires that we be transparent and accountable in how we treat the information that you chose to share with us. To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.
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We either own the pictures on our website, social media, promotional material or we have sought permission from other organizations to publish their pictures on our site.
Information we collect
Personal information is any information that can be used to distinguish, identify or contact a specific individual. Business contact information and certain publicly available information, such as names, addresses and telephone numbers as published in telephone directories, are not considered personal information.
During the course of our business, we only gather and use personal information with your permission for specific purposes. Anyone from whom we collect such information should expect and trust that it will be carefully protected. Under no circumstance do we disclose information about you or resell any information collected through this site.
The specific purposes include: (i) In order to volunteer, make a donation, or partner with us on any projects, you may be required to give us contact information (ie. name, email address, etc.), demographic information (ie. postal code). (ii) Certain information is collected in order to, among other things, verify your identity for subsequent use in special events, fundraising events or partnerships. (iii) If you decide to make a donation or access a service, we will need to collect certain financial information, such as your credit card number, credit card expiration date, and billing address. Financial information is used to bill you for the donation or service. We do not share your financial information with outside parties, other than our bank and credit card transaction service. (iv) As a visitor to our website, you may be invited to provide your name and email address for the purpose of notifying you of various special events. This information is use to contact you when necessary, and to send you important new information about our services, programs and special events.
We reserve the right to keep a record of any correspondence (ie. online form, comment, email, fax, paper mail or courier) submitted by you to us.
Disclosure of Information
We take precautions to protect your information and use state-of-the-art technology to secure your data from use, misuse, or alteration by unauthorized third parties. When we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), it is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way by using the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol. You can verify this by looking for a close lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for https:// at the beginning of the web page address. SSL encrypts all your personal information, including your credit card and security number, name, and address, as it is transmitted over the internet. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.
You will not receive marketing e-mail from this organization unless you have consented to receive it; we do not send ‘spam’ (unsolicited marketing e-mail). Also, in every online communication we will afford you the opportunity to elect to not receive further online communications.
Further information on privacy and your rights in regard to your personal information may be found on the
Privacy Commissioner of Canada website at www.privcom.gc.ca