The Canadian Mental Health Association – PEI Division (CMHA – PEI) embraces the principles of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act to ensure that all personal information that is collected is used only for the purposes for which it’s collected, and is disposed of in a safe and timely manner when no longer required.
PRINCIPLES ON PRIVACY AND INFORMATION USE
The Canadian Mental Health Association – PEI Division, our officers, volunteers and employees are responsible for all personal information in our possession and under our control. We have policies and procedures in place to protect the confidentiality of your personal information. The information collected is used only for CMHA-PEI purposes.
LIMITATIONS ON INFORMATION COLLECTED
CMHA – PEI limits the amount and type of personal information collected to that which is necessary for identified purposes. Personal information will only be kept as long as is necessary to satisfy the purposes for which it was obtained, or as required by law.
CMHA – PEI will apply best efforts to ensure that personal information is accurate, complete and up-to- date as is necessary for the purposes for which it is used. You are entitled to seek a correction of your personal information if you believe it is not correct.
CMHA – PEI obtains personal information about you lawfully and fairly for use in CMHA-PEI fundraising initiatives to:
- Administer your donation
- Thank you and recognize you for your gift
- Invite you to recognition and/or information sessions
- Periodically, as we are able, send you stakeholder reports
- Periodically, as we are able, send you information about new fundraising campaigns and
- Respond to your information requests
- Know who our donors are
CMHA – PEI has policies in place to ensure that your personal information is safeguarded against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification, regardless of format in which the information is held. Access is limited to physical files and in-house databases and further protected by locked cabinets and password accesses. We use industry standard secure services for on-site, or by phone, credit card transactions. Online donations are processed through Canadahelps.org over secure lines. Their policies don’t allow them to share your information with any organization other than the one(s) you donate to. Text donations are processed through the Mobile Giving Foundation Canada which also adheres to strict policies and guidelines with respects to safeguarding your personal information.
Upon request, CMHA-PEI will inform an individual of the existence and use of their personal information as well as provide access to it. CMHA – PEI also recognizes the Association of Fundraising Professionals Donor Bill of Rights.
CMHA – PEI collects and uses your personal information with your permission. The way we seek consent may vary. Your permission may be expressed in writing, verbally or electronically, or may be implied when you sign up to make a donation or register for information, a course, training, membership etc… You may withdraw your permission to use your personal information at any time. We respect your right to be removed from our mailing list. You always have the opportunity to decline receiving further communications from CMHA – PEI by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 902-566-3034.