Our Respect for Your Privacy
The St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation recognizes your right to confidentiality and pledges to protect your privacy. We adhere to all applicable privacy legislation in Canada, the privacy guidelines of the Canadian Centre for Philanthropy; and abide by the Donor Bill of Rights and the Code of Ethical Principles and Standards of Professional Practice developed by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Canadian Centre of Philanthropy and the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy.
The Foundation does not sell, trade or otherwise share our contact lists.
The St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation is committed to protecting the privacy of its employees, donors, volunteers and other stakeholders. We value the trust of those we deal with, and of the public. We recognize that maintaining this trust requires that we be transparent and accountable in how we treat the information you chose to share with us.
Collection and Use of Personal Information
The Foundation collects a limited amount of personal information about its donors, volunteers and potential supporters, including name, title, address, telephone numbers, email address, past donations and other relevant contact information.
This information is collected in order to comply with Canada Customs and Revenue Agency requirements; to provide donors and potential supporters with information about the activities of the Hospital and Foundation; to provide donors with stewardship information and to promote opportunities where donors and potential supporters may support the Foundation.
When donors make contributions we also collect:
- Method of payment and amount of the contribution
- Standard credit card information
- In the case of memorial/in honour contributions where a letter is sent to a designated recipient their contact information is also kept
Information Safe Keeping
We maintain records of all contributions made to the Foundation and interest and affiliation information of donors, volunteers and potential donors. This information is only used for the benefit of the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation in its endeavours to raise funds for the St. Marys Memorial Hospital site of the Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance. The Foundation does not trade, sell or share this information.
As part of our record maintenance, electronic data may be stored outside Canada on an interim basis.
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we strive to maintain physical, electronic and administrative safeguards to secure the information we collect. All information is accessible only to authorized parties.
Changes to our Policy
Access to Your Information
To help us keep your personal information up-to-date we encourage you to notify us of inaccuracies, corrections or change of address as often as you wish.
All requests to access your Personal Information must be made in person. We will need photo identification from you to verify your identity before we can provide you with the personal information we hold. Some information may not be disclosed due to legal reasons
If you have any questions or concerns relating to the treatment of Personal Information please contact:
Mr. John McIntosh, Chairman of the Foundation Board,
St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation
267 Queen Street West
St. Marys, ON N4X 1B6
Donor Bill of Rights and the Code of Ethical Principles and Standards of Professional Practice Adopted by the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation Board of Directors, 2015.
Document updated March 2016.