Online Privacy Statement
The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the Caritas Foundation website (http://www.caritashospitalsfoundation.org). Please note that when you access any external links, they may have different privacy policies specific to those sites. We encourage you to read all applicable privacy policies.
What Personal Information Do We Gather From Those Who Visit Our Site?
When you visit our website, you may provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose, and information that we automatically collect as you browse our website.
Information You Voluntarily Submit.
We collect and store any information you enter on our website, or provide to us in offline contacts we have with you. Information is collected from visitors to the website in the following areas:
Email Forms - If you use our email forms, we will generally ask you to provide contact information.
Surveys - At times, you may be asked to complete survey questions that appear on the website.
Information Collected and Stored Automatically.
When you browse our website, you and your web browser may also transmit information that we automatically collect. We do log your IP address (the Internet address of your computer), the web pages you visit and the time of your visit, and other data. This information may be combined with other personal information you have provided. The only other type of information automatically provided to us is the type of computer, operating system and browser you are using. This information is provided by your browser, which we use to improve the performance of our site.
We may also place small data files, called "cookies," in the browser file of your computer's hard drive. These cookies automatically identify your browser to our server whenever you interact with the website. We use the cookies to record website statistics. Most browsers automatically accept the cookies, but you usually can change your browser setting to prevent the acceptance of cookies. Certain web pages may not function properly if you choose not to accept cookies.
How We Use Your Personal Information
We use your personal information to communicate with you if and when necessary in connection with your use of our website, to respond to your questions, or to send you material and information you request. We may use your information to:
Consider your suggestions
Possibly respond directly to you for clarification
Process your request for materials if you make one
Try to and answer your questions if you ask them
We may also use your website information in order to help diagnose problems with our site. We may use all information we collect to analyze statistical use patterns and demographic data (basically, where our visitors come from and what demographic characteristics they have) and to improve our site to better serve our customers. We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our servers, and to administer our website. Your IP address is used to help identify you to gather broad demographic information.
Disclosing Your Personal Information To Others
Caritas Foundation respects your privacy. We protect your personal information and adhere to applicable Canadian privacy laws and regulations. We will not disclose your personal information, unless authorized or required by law.
In order to protect your
privacy, we have put in place physical, technical and administrative safeguards
to help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use
the information we collect. However, no transmission of data over the Internet
or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while
we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the
security of any information that you transmit to us or from us. When you place
an order or access your personal information, we rely on a secure connection
and the use of a secure server. Once we receive your information, we use our
best efforts to ensure its security on our systems.
We use appropriate security measures when destroying personal information, including shredding paper records and permanently deleting electronic records.
If at any time you wish to have your personal information removed from our files, please contact us and we will gladly accommodate your request.
If you have a question or concern about any collection, use or disclosure of personal information by the Caritas Foundation, or about a request for access to your own personal information, please contact us:
by phone: 780-342-8126
via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
in writing: Caritas Foundation - Manager, Donor Information
3C60 -11111 Jasper Avenue NW
Edmonton Alberta T5K 0L4