Privacy Policies

Website Privacy Policy

Roots of Change Foundation is committed to ensuring that your privacy is respected when you visit our site.

The Foundation is the sole owner of the information presented and collected on this site. Any personal information that you divulge will not be sold or shared with any external organization.

Roots of Change Foundation grants you a limited licence to access and make personal use of this site; however, you are prohibited from downloading and modifying the site, or any portion of it without the consent of Roots of Change Foundation.

All of the information, content, pictures, graphics, and logos contained on this site are Copyright 2019 Roots of Change Foundation. All Rights Reserved. Please note that this policy applies only to this site and once you leave the site, by a link or otherwise, this privacy policy no longer applies.

Donor Privacy Policy

Introduction

The Roots of Change Foundation recognizes the importance of privacy and the sensitivity of personal information. The Foundation is committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of our donors by handling any personal information that they give us in a respectful, professional and lawful manner. This Policy Statement has been prepared to affirm our commitment to maintaining the privacy of our donors and others and to inform them of our practices concerning the collection, use and disclosure of information provided to Roots of Change Foundation.

Collection and Use of Personal Information of Donors

Roots of Change Foundation often requests people who are interested in learning more about the work we do, to send in their names and addresses. Personal information is also obtained from donors who send us donations.

Each individual sending in a donation is sent a tax receipt either by email or by regular mail. We give the person an option to choose not to be included in our solicitation mailing list. If this option is chosen we will comply with the individual’s wishes. Otherwise, from time to time, we send donors further appeals asking for their support.

Limiting Use, Disclosure, and Retention

Personal information from our donors is not used or disclosed for purposes other than those for which it was collected, except with the consent of the individual or as required by law. Personal information is retained until the donor requests that it be deleted.

Safeguards

Roots of Change Foundation takes all reasonable precautions to ensure that all personal information is kept safe from loss, unauthorized access, modification or disclosure. Among the steps taken to protect information are:

  1. Security of Premises
  2. Restricted file access to personal information
  3. Deploying technological safeguards, such as security software and firewalls to prevent hacking or unauthorized computer access; and
  4. Internal password and security policies.

Openness Policy

These policies on protecting the privacy of personal information are posted on our Web site and are readily available to anyone who asks for a copy of this document.

Individual Access

Upon request, an individual shall be informed of the existence, use and disclosure of his or her personal information and shall be given access to that information. Any individual has the right to challenge the accuracy of the information we have on our files and to have it amended or deleted.

Updating and Amending the Privacy Policy

This Policy is in effect as of November 1, 2019. Roots of Change Foundation will, from time to time, review and revise its privacy practices and this Policy. In the event of any amendment, a notice will be posted on www.rootsofchange.ca and published in appropriate Roots of Change Foundation publications. Policy changes will apply to the information collected from the date of posting to the Web site, as well as to existing information held by Roots of Change Foundation.

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