What is personal information?
Personal information is any information about an identifiable individual, other than an individual’s business title or business contact information. Personal information (e.g. name, address, age, credit card information, banking information) does not include information that cannot be associated with or tracked back to a specific individual. Information that is publicly available, such as a telephone book listing, is also not considered to be personal information.
What information does Alice Housing collect?
1. Personally identifying information
Alice Housing only collects personally identifying information about donors, clients, volunteers and event participants for fundraising, public education and advocacy purposes, program and service delivery, as well as to establish, maintain and manage our relationship with you.
The information the Society collects is the minimum amount we need to demonstrate and maintain volunteer, participant, donor or program relationship with you. This includes:
Some of the information that Alice Housing collects is needed in order to satisfy the requirements of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) (e.g. income tax receipts). There are also circumstances where the use and/or disclosure of personal information is justified or permitted without consent. These circumstances may include:
Alice Housing generally collects your personal information directly from you and only with your consent. In addition, Alice Housing will not collect or use personal information about you from a third party.
2. Website generated information: “cookies” and “tags”
Cookies and tags (often called pixel tags) are tools used to track – in aggregate form only – a customer’s site usage and to understand a customer’s preferences. Cookies and pixel tags are also used to provide aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction, to identify trends and obtain statistics etc.
How does Alice Housing use your personal information?
As explained above, Alice Housing uses your personal information for fundraising, to process donations, to respond to requests for services and information, and to keep you informed about Society activities.
Accuracy of information
Alice Housing aims to ensure that any personal information provided is accurate, complete and current as required for the purposes for which the information is used.
Alice Housing keeps personal information only as long as it is required for the reasons it was collected. The length of time we retain information varies, depending on the service or event and the nature of the information, for example we generally keep financial information for 6 years, in accordance with CRA rules and regulations. The retention period may extend beyond your relationship with us. When your personal information is no longer required for Alice Housing purposes, the information is either physically destroyed or deleted.
Links to other websites from Alicehousing.ca
Alice Housing may provide links to other websites which Alice Housing believes may be of interest to you. As Alice Housing has no control over the content of any of these websites, these links may be updated or deleted as Alice Housing deems appropriate.
Please be aware that Alice Housing is not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites that we link to. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of each and every website that requests personal information from you.
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