OUR COMMITMENT TO PROTECTING YOUR PRIVACY
The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County is committed to protecting the privacy of its donors, clients, volunteers and other individuals about whom we collect personal information.
We strive to embrace best practices and follow the principles of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) model code for the protection of personal information as well as all applicable privacy legislation.
OUR PRIVACY PRINCIPLES
We take precautions to ensure confidentiality of your information.
The personal health Information and data you provide to us is used to:
obtain your consent to collect, use and disclose your personal health information
obtain a baseline of health and social information
help understand your needs and assist in providing suitable services which may include referrals to other health and/or social service agencies or individuals
analyze statistical and demographic information
act as required by legislation and regulations
promote awareness of education opportunities, support programs and fundraising programs
collect related monies
identify suitable placements for volunteers
We keep your personal information and the business you do with us in strict confidence.
Your permission may be expressed in writing, over the telephone or it may be implied, and you may give it to us verbally or electronically.
You may also withdraw your implied consent at any time by contacting the email@example.com or by calling 613.523.4004 X 3110.
We do not sell or disclose to third parties any personal health or personal information we collect, unless;
you authorize us to share the information,
sharing the information is necessary to process a donation, for example to process a credit card transaction, or
we are required to by law.
When we destroy personal health information or personal information, we will use safeguards to prevent unauthorized parties from gaining access to that information during the process.
Access to your personal health information or personal information is restricted to those who need it to do their job.
We maintain appropriate technical and organizational safeguards to protect your personal health information or personal health or personal information against loss, theft, unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.
We have developed security procedures to safeguard and protect personal health information or personal information against loss, theft, unauthorized disclosure, copying and unauthorized use or modification. We will maintain appropriate safeguards and security procedures that reflect the type of documents, including electronic or paper records, and will limit access on a “need to know” basis. We use standard industry technological measures such as the use of passwords and encryptions.
Online donors are linked to an industry standard secure payment service for credit card transactions.
You have the right to access your personal information. You may ask whether we hold any personal information about you, to see that information and ensure that it is accurate, as provided by law.