Arsha Vidya Ontario is committed to protecting the privacy of the personal information of our donors, prospective donors, board members, staff, volunteers and other stakeholders and has adopted privacy practices consistent the National Standard of Canada Model Code for the Protection of Personal Information, which forms the basis of federal and provincial privacy legislation for this purpose.
Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
Your Access to and Control Over Information
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:
- See what data we have about you, if any.
- Change/correct any data we have about you.
- Have us delete any data we have about you.
- Express any concern you have about our use of your data.
We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline. Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way and we do not store credit card information on our servers.
What is personal information?
“Personal information” means information about an identifiable individual, but does not include the name, title, or business address, telephone number or email of an employee of an organization. Personal information may include, for example: age, name address, personal email address, telephone number, date of birth, numerical identifiers, gender, ethnic origin, social status, financial information, employment information and credit card number.
Why do we need to collect personal information about you?
Arsha Vidya Ontario collects, uses and discloses personal information from our Donors to identify and help them meet their philanthropic needs, process their donations, provide tax receipts, direct their gifts in the manner in which they choose, keep them informed about gift giving opportunities and Arsha Vidya Ontario activities, recognize their philanthropic activities in the community, and comply with federal and provincial legal and regulatory guidelines and reporting requirements.
Where donors make gifts, unless donor anonymity is requested, Arsha Vidya Ontario discloses donation-related information to representative(s) to enable and thank donors appropriately. All donors have the right to request anonymity and can do so prior to confirming their donation online, or by noting their request for anonymity when mailing or delivering a donation.
Arsha Vidya Ontario collects, uses and discloses personal information from our board members and other volunteers to keep them informed about our activities, assist them in performing their roles in the organization, and comply with federal and provincial guidelines and reporting requirements.
How do we obtain your consent?
We obtain your email and address information in the normal course of business, and we use these to communicate with you from time to time. Should you wish to withdraw such implicit consent, please let us know, and we will do so right away.
How do we control and protect your personal information?
We only collect and use personal information that is necessary for the intended purpose. We keep your information for only as long as necessary and maintain its confidentiality when it is destroyed. We make sure that your personal information is kept accurate, complete and up-to-date for our purposes. We protect your information from unauthorized access or use through physical and electronic security safeguards and limit access to only authorized persons and only when necessary. All of our board members, and volunteers take utmolst care in safeguarding and proper use of your personal information.
How can you be sure that your personal information is being properly collected, used and protected?
You can ask us about our privacy practices at any time. Upon written request and with reasonable notice, you can access your own personal information, challenge its completeness and accuracy and seek to have it amended.