Our Commitment to Privacy
Personal Information the Breast Cancer Society of Canada Collects
a) To solicit and process donations and to issue tax receipts.
b) To process applications for funding (e.g. financial assistance, grants, bursaries, subsidies) from the Society.
c) To process applications for our Ambassador Program to volunteer.
d) To provide requested information (e.g. brochures, newsletters, etc.)
e) To compile profiles on directors and members of committees.
f) For any other purpose to which consent is given.
The Breast Cancer Society of Canada's Privacy Practices
Consent to the collection, use, retention and disclosure of personal information must always exist. In obtaining consent, the purpose(s) for the collection, use and/or disclosure will be obvious by the very nature of the transaction or, if not, the purpose will be stated either at the time or before the information is collected. Any further use of this information is subject to consent, and the Society routinely offers individuals the opportunity to opt not to have their information used for purposes beyond those for which it was explicitly collected. Information will be carefully protected from inappropriate or unauthorized use. Internally, access to personal information is based only on the need to deal with the information for the reason(s) for which it was collected. Personal information is stored in secured locations and on servers controlled by the Society or at the offices of our service providers. Specific safeguards (physical, organizational and technological) are in place to ensure that the information is not shared or disclosed more widely than is necessary to achieve the purpose(s) for which it was collected. Measures are taken to ensure that the integrity of this information is maintained. Personal information is retained only for as long as is necessary to fulfill the purpose(s) for which it was collected and to meet specific legal obligations. When personal information is no longer needed (relating to the reason(s) for which it was collected), it will be appropriately destroyed. Individuals have the right to access their personal information, which the Society has on file and to challenge its accuracy,
The Breast Cancer Society of Canada's Website (www.bcsc.ca)
When a visit is made to our website, our web server automatically logs (records) domain name and standard information about the operating system and web browser being used, as provided by the web browser. This information is used for statistical purposes to help us manage our site; it does not identify an individual in any way. We do not use "cookies". Our website may contain links to other websites, which are provided as a convenience only. Third party websites linked from www.bcsc.ca may have different privacy policies and practices than the Society, and the Society has no responsibility for such third party websites.
Access to Information / Inquiry / Complaint Process
a) The right to know of the existence of such personal information and to have access to that information to ensure that it is accurate
Requests in writing can be sent to:
The Breast Cancer Society of Canada