Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation knows how important your privacy is to you. Our
relationship with you is founded on trust and we are committed to maintaining
Policy"). It confirms our dedication to protecting your privacy and
guarantee that we will maintain the confidentiality and privacy of the personal
information that you have entrusted to us.
WHAT THIS POLICY COVERS
policy covers our treatment of the personal information we collect from you.
PURPOSES FOR COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
organization collects personal information for the following limited purposes:
To establish and maintain donor lists;
(ii) To establish and maintain mailing lists.
HOW PERSONAL INFORMATION IS USED
organization regularly produces newsletters and publications. To do this, our
organization maintains a mailing list containing personal information needed to
contact you. We may also contact you to request support for our charitable
cause and to advise you of events that may be of interest to you.
addition, from time to time, we may contact you requesting additional personal
information to assist us in maintaining our contact or mailing lists.
HOW PERSONAL INFORMATION IS MAINTAINED
do not sell, barter, trade or give away your personal information to third
parties. We store and maintain personal information in conformity with the
requirements of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents
Act (the "Act") and the Model Code for the Protection of Personal
Information (the "Code") created and approved by the Canadian
Standards Association ("CSA").
website may link you to other sites on the Internet. The Canadian Orthopaedic
Foundation cannot take responsibility for information found on sites outside
its control. The opinions, claims, or comments expressed in such linked sites
are those of the companies / organizations presenting them and should not be
attributed to the Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation or any of its affiliates in
any manner. The Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation has not attempted to verify the
truth or accuracy of any such opinion, claim or comment, nor does it endorse or
APPLICATION OF THE CODE
organization applies the ten principles of the Code as follows:
organization is responsible for the personal information collected and
maintained by it and which is under its control. In order to fulfill this
We have designated an official to be responsible for the day-to-day care and
control of personal information: The CEO of the Foundation.
(ii) The CEO of the Foundation oversees compliance with the terms of this
(iii) We have taken the following measures to ensure compliance with this
Developing procedures to protect personal information;
procedures to receive and respond to complaints and inquiries;
c. Training our staff about policies and
practices respecting personal information; and
d. Developing and distributing information to
our staff and the general public explaining our policies and procedures
respecting personal information.
organization is committed to openness to you regarding its collection and use
of personal information. As discussed above, we collect and use personal
information for the following limited purposes:
To establish and maintain donor lists;
(ii) To establish and maintain mailing lists.
demonstrate this openness, we require the consent of our donor and mailing list
subscribers prior to using their personal information for any purpose other
than which it was originally collected.
if any individuals wish to be advised of the personal information we have
related to them, they can contact us at the address set out in Section C below.
organization is committed to ensuring that you are aware of how your personal
information is used. We are dedicated to obtaining the consent of individuals
who provide us with their personal information.
this end, all our employees, personnel or agents are instructed to provide
information about how personal information is used by us to all interested
individuals who inquire, as well as obtain the consent of those who provide
their personal information.
well, we may periodically request written confirmation from you to ensure that
the personal information collected and maintained by us is up-to-date and
accurate. We also may ensure that we have your continuing consent to the use
and retention of your personal information.
organization will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if
required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is
necessary to conform to obligations imposed by law or statute.
organization restricts the collection of personal information only to that
information that is necessary for the limited purposes noted above. We are
committed to collecting personal information in a fair, open and lawful manner.
this reason, our organization does not indiscriminately collect personal
information. We collect personal information to fulfill the above-noted
purposes only, and for no other purposes.
LIMITING USE, DISCLOSURE AND RETENTION
organization does not use personal information for purposes other than those
for which it was originally collected, unless it has first obtained the consent
of the person from who such information was received. We retain personal
information only for as long as it is needed and only for the fulfillment of
the purposes for which it was originally collected.
organization is committed to maintaining accurate, complete and up-to-date
personal information. If you are aware of changes to the personal information
you have given to us, simply inform us of the changes and we will update our
may check and correct your personal information by contacting our organization
and the official(s) assigned to oversee the day-to-day care and control of
personal information by writing or emailing your request to the address set out
in Section C below.
organization has developed and implemented security safeguards appropriate to
the sensitivity of the personal information kept by us. These security
Physical security measures, such as locked cabinet storage and restricted
access to areas where personal information is stored; and
(ii) Internal employee security measures, including restricted computer access,
employee confidentiality agreements, and limited access to where personal
information is stored.
we use the services of any third parties to process personal information, we
will enter into legal agreements, which require them to protect this personal
information in a manner acceptable to us. In entering into these legal
agreements, we do not transfer any interest in this personal information to
them. Rather, the purpose of these legal agreements is to ensure that the
personal information delivered to third parties is maintained at a level of
also ensure that any of our employees who deal with personal information are
properly trained and are aware of the necessary and appropriate measures
required to protect personal information.
personal information kept by us is disposed of or destroyed once it is no
longer needed to meet the purposes for which it was collected.
organization makes information about its policies and practices respecting the
collection and maintenance of personal information available to all interested
parties. We are pleased to answer any questions that you may have regarding the
collection and maintenance of personal information. Please forward any
questions in writing or email to the address set out in Section C below.
can also request access to your personal information held by us. However, we
reserve the right to confirm the identity of the person seeking access to
personal information before complying with any access requests. Please forward
your access request in writing or email to the address set out in Section C
request, we will inform you if we have any of your personal information in our
care and control, as well as providing you with the details of such personal
information. We are also committed to ensuring that the personal information
that is collected and maintained by us is correct, accurate and complete.
well, you can challenge the completeness of your personal information under our
care and control. Where you can successfully demonstrate that an error in the
accuracy or completeness of your personal information exists, we will amend
your personal information appropriately. When a challenge is not resolved to
your satisfaction, then we will destroy your personal information under our
care and control.
we are unable to provide you with access to all of your personal information we
hold about you, then the reasons for the denial of access will be provided to
noted above, our organization has designated an official who is responsible for
the day-to-day care and control of personal information. This official will
receive and respond to all information requests regarding our privacy policies
or about your personal information under our care and control. Equally, if you
wish to be added or removed from any of the lists we maintain, please write or
email your request to these official(s).
investigate all complaints received by us and will respond in writing in a
timely manner. If any complaint is found to be justified, then we will take
appropriate measures to resolve the matter to the satisfaction of the
HOW TO ADD, REMOVE OR AMEND YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
at any time, you wish to amend your personal information with us or remove your
name from our donor or mailing lists, simply inform us in writing at the
address below or by e-mail at Click here.
CANADIAN ORTHOPAEDIC FOUNDATION
P.O. Box 1036 Toronto, ON M5K 1P2
Toll Free: (800) 461-3639