Privacy is Important to You and it is Important to Us
The Guelph Community Foundation Respects Your Rights to Privacy
The Guelph Community Foundation is committed to protecting the privacy of the personal information of its employees, members, donors and other stakeholders. We comply with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Document Act (as required by the law).
When you make a donation to The Guelph Community Foundation directly, or through Canada Helps (our on-line partner), you are entrusting us with very important financial and personal information, and we understand that you may have concerns about privacy issues on the internet.
Your personal information, although it is shared with us, belongs to you. When we refer to “personal information”, we mean any information about an identifiable individual, whether it concerns your email address, where you live, your interests or which organizations you support. We feel that it is your right to be able to ‘give’ in a safe and secure environment, and to know how your personal information is being used.
Your personal information and donor records will never be shared, traded, sold or used in any manner not explicitly approved by you. We do not swap mailing lists, share donor information or sell (or even collect) phone numbers. We are required to store your personal information by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). The only circumstance under which we would divulge any personal donor information to a third party is upon subpoena or order from a legitimate court, police agency, or the CRA. In any case when your information is shared, we will demand reasonable assurance that third parties will protect your information in conformity with our privacy practices.
While sending your personal information to us is necessary for us to issue you a tax receipt, you have the right not to share that information with us if you make an on-line donation through Canada Helps. By choosing ‘Anonymous’ with Canada Helps, your personal information will not be viewable by The Guelph Community Foundation. In this case, if you wish anonymity with an on-line donation, the only information that The Foundation will have access to is the donation date, time, amount, and the type of credit card used.
To learn more about the security of your on-line donation transaction visit the Canada Helps Online Security Policy.