We recognize your right to confidentiality and pledge to protect your privacy. We are members of and adhere to the privacy guidelines of both the Canadian Marketing Association and the Canadian Centre of Philanthropy.
Here's how we keep our pledge:
We only collect personally identifying information (for example, user name, donor name, e-mail address, mailing address, employer, and telephone number, etc.) about registered users, donors or other Site users (collectively, the "Users") when knowingly provided by them.
Personally identifiable information of Users will not be sold or otherwise transferred to unaffiliated third parties without the User's prior consent. However, we may use registration or other information in the following ways:
To guide development of new features and services relevant to Site Users;
To provide advertisers with summary - never individual - information about our Site's overall usage patterns; and
To focus advertising based on your preferences.
HSFC will be pleased to inform you of the existence, any use, and disclosure of personally identifying information, and provide you with access to that Personal Information, within 30 (thirty) days of a receipt of a written request directed to HSFC Website Coordinator at 2300 Yonge Street, Suite 1300, Toronto, Ontario, M4P 1E4, subject to exceptions assigned by law.
If you wish to have your email address deleted from our database, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and include the EXACT words "CANCEL MAIL" in the body of your email. Please allow two to three business days for the actual cancellation to take effect.
HSFC uses Secure Socket Layer ("SSL") encryption technology to ensure the integrity and privacy of the personal and credit card information you pass to us via the Internet when you make an online donation or place an order online. However, to take advantage of this, you must use a compatible browser.
We give Users options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include:
Opting not to provide certain personal information when registering.
Opting not to participate in Interactive Areas.
Opting not to receive email from HSFC.
You do not need to give personal information to receive information from this site.
HSFC appreciates your feedback!
Any information such as remarks, suggestions, questions, correspondence, comments, creative ideas, graphics, or other information communicated to HSFC through this Site, (collectively, called the "Submission") shall be treated as non-confidential. You agree that you will not upload or transmit any Submission that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party.
Your Submission becomes the property of HSFC and the HSFC shall be free to use the Submission on an unrestricted basis for any purpose whatsoever.
Use of Interactive Areas
If you use the Site's donation "pledge" forms, employment surveys, questionnaires, contests, profiles and any other interactive areas (collectively referred to as "Interactive Areas"), you are solely responsible for your own communications and the consequences of submitting those communications. HSFC does not assume any responsibility for the consequences of any Interactive Area communications on or arising from use of the HSFC Site.
Content Use License
Upon acceptance of these Terms and Conditions, permission is granted for you to temporarily view, copy, print or download a single copy of the materials on this Site solely for your personal, non-commercial use.
The contents of the Site include but are not limited to text, graphics, images, logos, buttons, proprietary software icons, compilations (meaning the collection, arrangement and assembly), reading lists, libraries, updates, news, glossary, reviews, health tips, opinions, and other material including any modifications thereto ("Content"), are protected by copyright laws. HSFC will constantly be making changes to the Content contained on this Site in light of new information to serve you better.
You may reproduce limited excerpts of the data for personal use only, provided that each such copy contains a copyright notice as follows: © 2008 The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. All rights reserved. You may not alter the information in this site in any way without prior written consent of HSFC.
If you want to reproduce our copyrighted materials in large quantity, you can complete the Permission to Reproduce form and follow the instruction for application.
Content is subject to change without notice at the sole editorial discretion of HSFC. If you violate any of these Terms and Conditions, your permission to use the Content automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of any portion of the Content.