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Privacy Policy

Distress Centre Halton


Personal Information

Personal information is information that can be used to distinguish, identify or contact a specific individual. This information can include an individual’s opinions or beliefs, as well as facts about, or related to, the individual. Examples of personal information include SIN #, age, marital status, and language. Exceptions are: business contact information and certain publicly available information, such as names, addresses, and telephone numbers as published in telephone directories, are not considered personal information.

Personal information may be provided to Distress Centre Halton through correspondence, online donations, conference or meeting registrations, volunteer inquiries, online training modules, or other forms of communication.

Privacy Practices

Personal information gathered by Distress Centre Halton is kept in confidence. Distress Centre Halton personnel are authorized to access personal information based only on their need to deal with the information for the reason(s) for which it was obtained. Safeguards are in place to ensure that the information is not disclosed or shared more widely than is necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was gathered. We also take measures to ensure the integrity of this information is maintained and to prevent its being lost or destroyed.

We collect, use and disclose personal information only for purposes that a reasonable person would consider appropriate considering the circumstances.

Distress Centre Halton will not provide or share your personal information with third parties unless:

  • You authorize us to share the information;

  • Sharing the information is necessary to process a credit card transaction, for example; or

  • We are required by law.

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