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This notice explains our on-line information practices. By visiting the Huntington Society of Canada at www.huntingtonsociety.ca (and any of its variations) you are accepting the practices described in this policy.
Defining Personal Information
Personal information is any information that can be used to distinguish, identify or contact a specific individual. This information can include an individual's opinions or beliefs, as well as facts about, or related to, the individual. Exceptions: business contact information and certain publicly available information, such as names, addresses and telephone numbers as published in telephone directories, are not considered personal information.
Where an individual uses his or her home contact information as business contact information as well, the Society considers that the contact information provided is business contact information, and is not therefore subject to protection as personal information.
Personal information gathered by the Huntington Society of Canada is kept in confidence. Society staff 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 is gathered. The Society also takes measures to ensure the integrity of this information is maintained and to prevent its being lost or destroyed.
The Society collects, uses and discloses personal information only for purposes that a reasonable person would consider appropriate in light of given circumstances.
Information Gathered from the website
Two types of information are collected:
1. Personal, or 'individually identifiable', information you provide to us; and
2. Standard Web server/visitor traffic information, commonly referred to as "aggregate information," regarding overall Web site traffic patterns. We do not report on individual user sessions. Web servers normally collect this type of basic information as part of their web log processes.
Individually Identifiable Information
Currently, the only instance when the Society requests individually identifiable information from its users is for the purposes of facilitating an on-line donation. In this instance:
a) We receive an email from a secure server with the information entered by the on-line donor. We then process the donation manually.
c) In the case of memorial contributions and honour contributions, a personalized gift card is sent to a designated recipient, usually the family member of the deceased or the honoree. Therefore, we will request the name, address, city, prov., postal code and telephone number for your designated gift card recipient. This information is only used for the purpose of sending the gift card.
In accordance with Revenue Canada regulations, we maintain records of all contributions to the Huntington Society of Canada. Personal information is private and confidential. Additionally, all information is stored in a secure location accessible only by authorized staff.
In addition to information provided by our visitors, we use the normal internet tracking tools associated with standard internet protocols and web-based systems. This system information is typically stored in log files and the information is used for aggregate reporting. Aggregate reporting includes total number of visitors, most visited sections, peak traffic times, etc. Log files are simply transaction records web servers maintain. Those logs are used for recording information, such as:
* service provider IP addresses
* browser versions
* referring Web sites
* search terms used
* average number of pages requested
* average duration of visit
* total visitor traffic.
We use aggregate information gathered from your visit to better design our Web site. This information supplies us with a broad picture of how people use our Web site in order to help us better serve our audience.
Application of this Policy
The Huntington Society of Canada reserves the right to change this policy at any time.