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.

 

Security

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.

 

Changes In Privacy Policy

By using our website, you consent to the collection and use of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. If we change our privacy and procedures, we will post these changes on our website. You have the opportunity to review privacy policy each time you use the website so that you are aware of any modifications made to these policies.

 

Choice/Opt Out

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.

 

Questions About Our Privacy Policy

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: foundation@covenanthealth.ca

in writing: Caritas Foundation - Manager, Donor Information

3C60 -11111 Jasper Avenue NW

Edmonton Alberta T5K 0L4