CancerCare Manitoba Foundation Privacy Policy
Privacy Policy

Our Commitment

CancerCare Manitoba Foundation (“Foundation”) is committed to protecting the privacy of the personal information of its donors, employees, volunteers, potential supporters 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 in how we treat the information that you choose to share with us.

What is personal information?

Personal information is any information that can be used to identify, distinguish or contact a specific individual. Personal information can include facts about, or relate to, an individual, as well as an individual’s opinions or beliefs. Personal information does not include publicly available information (for example, names, addresses and telephone numbers which are published in telephone directories) or business contact information (for example, the name, title, business address or telephone number of an employee of an organization).

Our privacy practices

The Foundation collects a limited amount of personal information about its donors and potential supporters, including name, title, address, telephone number, past donations and other relevant contact information. This personal information is collected in order to comply with Canada Customs and Revenue Agency requirements, to provide donors with tax receipts, with periodic stewardship information and recognition, to provide donors and potential supporters with information about Foundation activities, and to promote opportunities where donors and potential supporters may support the Foundation.

Personal information collected by the Foundation is kept in confidence. Our employees and volunteers are authorized to access personal information based only on their need to deal with the information 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 collected and to prevent its being lost or destroyed. We also take measures to ensure the integrity of this information is maintained.

We collect, use and disclose personal information only for the purposes that a reasonable person would consider appropriate in light of the circumstances. We do not rent, sell or trade mailing lists or other personal information. Individuals have the right to opt out of having us use their personal information except as required by law.

All donor information is stored on a computer system with appropriate security safeguards. The security and maintenance of our computer system is contracted to CancerCare Manitoba’s Information Services Department. CancerCare Manitoba has a secure operating system and uses the same care and detail with the Foundation’s computer system as they do with the patient health records at CancerCare Manitoba.

Website and Electronic Commerce

The Foundation uses password protocols and encryption software to protect personal and other information we receive online. Our software is routinely updated to maximize protection of such information.

Contact Information

If you have questions, concerns or complaints about our privacy practices can be directed to Sandra Tym, the Foundation’s Privacy Officer by:

  1. Telephone: 204-787-2244
  2. Fax: 204-787-1607
  3. Mail: CancerCare Manitoba Foundation, Privacy Officer
             ON1160-675 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9