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Privacy Policy


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Our Commitment

Leeside Society is committed to protecting the privacy of its donors, clients, volunteers and employees and has always been concerned with treating personal information carefully and with appropriate confidentiality.

We embrace the principles of the Canadian Standards Association Model Code for the Protection of Personal Information to ensure that all personal information is properly collected, used only for the purposes for which it is collected, and is disposed of in a safe and timely manner when no longer required.


We value our clients’ and donors’ trust and recognize that maintaining this trust requires that we be open and accountable in our treatment of the personal information that is shared with us. We do not trade, rent or sell the names of our supporters or those we serve.

Guiding Principles

The following principles reflect our pledge to safeguard our donor’s personal information:

1. We are accountable for your personal information.

We are responsible for all personal information in our possession.


Personal information is any information that serves to distinguish, identify or contact a specific individual. Information that is publicly accessible is not considered personal information (e.g. information found in a telephone directory) and, therefore, is not subject to privacy laws or our policies regarding personal information.


We keep personal information in strict confidence.


Personal information is only used for specifically identified or reasonable purposes, and only authorized individuals within Leeside Society who have valid reasons have access to personal information. All staff with access to personal donor information are required to sign a privacy and confidentiality statement and to abide by privacy and confidentiality policies at all times.


Where we choose to have certain services, such as data processing, provided by third party providers, we select the service providers carefully. We take all reasonable precautions to ensure that the service provider protects your personal information.


2. We collect, use and disclose personal information only for certain purposes that we identify to you.

Leeside Society captures, uses or discloses personal information during fundraising campaigns only to:

  • Administer your donation

  • Ask you to renew your support for our mission

  • Respond to your information requests

  • Know who our donors are

  • Invite you to recognition and information sessions

  • Comply with any legal and/or regulatory requirements

  • Thank you for your support

We obtain personal information about you lawfully and fairly. Personal information is collected from you directly unless you authorize us to collect it from elsewhere. Personal information collected will be limited to that required for the purposes identified.


3. We obtain your consent.

We collect, use or disclose your personal information with your permission.

Your permission may be expressed orally, in writing or may be implied, and you may give it to us orally, electronically or in writing.  Leeside Society may disclose personal information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it. Communication materials will include an opt-out/unsubscribe should you wish to withdraw consent at any time.

4. We limit the collection of your personal information.

Leeside Society will limit its collection of personal information to what is required for the purposes identified by us. We obtain personal information about you lawfully and fairly.

5. We limit the use, disclosure and retention of personal information.

Personal information will not be used or disclosed for purposes other than those for which it was collected, except with your consent or as required by law. Personal information will be retained only as long as necessary for fulfillment of those purposes. 


When we destroy personal information, we will use safeguards to prevent unauthorized parties from gaining access to that information during the process.

Leeside Society does not trade, rent or sell any personal information to third parties.


The Leeside Society web pages contain online forms that allow visitors to make a donation. The personal and credit card information provided on these forms is used only to process these donations. Online donations may be processed through a third party. The security and privacy policies of this third party are available by clicking on the “Privacy Policy” link on the online donation form web page.


6. Accuracy of your personal information

Leeside Society is committed to maintaining accurate, complete and up-to-date personal information as is necessary for the purposes for which it is to be used.

We rely on our donors to provide us with accurate personal information. 

7. We safeguard your personal information

Your personal information is protected with security safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information.

Access to your personal information is restricted to authorized individuals within Leeside Society who have valid reasons to access personal information.

We maintain appropriate technical and organizational safeguards to protect your personal information against loss, theft, unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.


We use password protocols and secure websites to protect the personal information we receive when an online donation is made. Our software is routinely updated to maximize protection of such information.


NOTE:  Personal information relating to volunteers, job applicants, employees and clients are subject to similar protocols.

Cookies & Tracking

We use Google Analytics to track anonymous data about how you navigate through our website. The information Google Analytics displays to us does not use information that could identify an individual or their activity.

Embedded Content from Other Websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behave in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Contact Us

If you have any concerns about your privacy on this site, please contact our office at 902-625-1990

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