The Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation raises funds for research, education and the enhancement of patient care at Toronto General and Toronto Western hospitals, as well as the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. Together with our donors, we are helping UHN pursue the knowledge that makes all our lives better.
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1. Accountability for Personal Information.
Agreements, such as the data sharing agreement, between the Foundation and University Health Network will be used to articulate mutual accountabilities. The Foundation will notify individuals impacted by a breach where there is a real risk of significant harm.
2. Identifying Purposes for the Collection of Personal Information.
When the Foundation collects personal information directly from its constituents, the Foundation will identify the purposes for which personal information is collected at or before the time of collection. These purposes include: donor recruitment, that which is necessary for the administration of a donor’s interests and compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.
This website uses Google Analytics to help analyze how users use the site. The tool uses “cookies,” which are text files placed on your computer, to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate visitors’ use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity for Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation.
We will never (and will not allow any third party to) use the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any Personally Identifiable Information (PII) of visitors to our site. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Neither we, nor Google will link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of a computer user. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any Personally Identifiable Information from any source, unless you explicitly submit that information via a fill-in form on our website.
3. Obtaining Consent for the Collection, Use or Disclosure of Personal Information.
The knowledge and consent of a person is required for the direct collection, use or disclosure of personal information except where mandated by law.
4. Limiting Collection of Personal Information.
The Foundation will limit the collection of personal information to that which is necessary for the purposes identified. Information will be collected by fair and lawful means. The Foundation does not collect any personal health information, other than that which is volunteered directly by the constituent.
The Foundation will be in compliance to Personal Health and Information Protection Act (PHIPA) legislation in respect to the Foundation’s handling of personal health information. An overview of PHIPA can be found at https://www.ipc.on.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/phipa-faq.pdf
5. Limiting 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 the consent of the person or as required by law. Personal information will be retained only as long as necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes. The Foundation does not trade, rent or sell any personal information to third parties. The Foundation’s web page contains 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 to the Foundation are processed through a third party. The security and privacy policies of this third party are available https://www.blackbaud.com/files/support/kb/BBMS/caprivacy.pdf
6. Ensuring Accuracy of Personal Information.
The Foundation ensures personal information is accurate, complete and as up-to-date as necessary for the purposes for which it is to be used. To change or modify any personal information previously provided to the Foundation, write to the Privacy Officer at: Amy Wilkinson, Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation, R. Fraser Elliott Building, 5th Floor 5S-801, 190 Elizabeth Street, Toronto, ON M5G 2C4 or send an email to [email protected].
7. Ensuring Safeguards for Personal Information.
Personal information is protected with security safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information. All Foundation employees and directors must sign a Confidentiality Agreement. In addition, all independent contractors or vendors, that have a working relationship with the Foundation’s proprietary database, must sign a Confidentiality Agreement.
8. Openness Concerning Policies and Practices.
9. Access to Personal Information.
Upon request, a person will be informed of the existence, use, and disclosure of personal information of the person and shall be given access to that information. A person can challenge the accuracy and completeness of the information and have it amended as appropriate.
10. Challenging Compliance.
A challenge concerning compliance with the above principles should be made to the Privacy Officer Amy Wilkinson, 416-603-5855, or by email at [email protected].
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