United Way Privacy Policy

United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin is committed to protecting the privacy of the personal information of its donors, members, employees, and other stakeholders. We value the trust of those with whom we deal with, and of the public, and recognize that maintaining this trust requires that we be transparent and accountable in how we treat the information that you share with us. During the course of our various projects and activities, we frequently gather and use personal information. People from whom we collect such information expect that it will be carefully protected and that any use of this information is subject to consent. Our privacy practices are designed to achieve this. 

Personal information is any information that can be used to distinguish, identify or contact a specific individual, except business information and publicly available information. We maintain appropriate procedures to ensure that personal information in our possession is accurate and up to date. You are entitled to seek a correction of your personal information if you believe that the information in our possession is not correct. If you believe any of the information we have collected about you is incorrect or incomplete, you have the right to ask us to change it or delete it. 

United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin is committed to protecting your privacy. We take every step to ensure the confidentiality of your information is maintained. The information you or your employer provides to us is used to help us in our campaign, process and receipt your donation and respond to any of your information requests. 

Whether you are a donor to our workplace campaign or donate directly as an individual, your information is not shared with other organizations. 

Additionally, in the following areas, we do not share any personal information: 

  • Designation: Where a portion of your gift is directed to another United Way or another charity, we may provide the amount of your donation. We do not provide your name or personal information to another organization. 
  • Leadership/Friends of the Way Donors: United Way may publicly recognize 

Leadership/Friends donor names. If you prefer to remain anonymous, please indicate this in the box provided on your pledge form. 

We adhere to the 10 principles that follow: 

1. Accountability
Responsible for the personal information under its control and shall designate an individual who is responsible for the organization’s compliance.

2. Identify Purposes
The purposes for which the information is collected should be identified on or at the time of collection of the information.

3. Consent
The knowledge and consent of the individual is required for collection, use or disclosure of personal information in a commercial activity.

4. Limiting Collection
Information is to be collected for specific purposes and can only be used for those purposes.

5. Limiting Use, Disclosure & Retention of Personal Information
Personal Information can only be used, disclosed and retained for the purposes for which it was collected.

6. Accuracy
Personal information shall be accurate, complete and up to date.

7. Safeguards
Protect personal information against loss or theft as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.

8. Openness
Privacy policies must be made readily available to anyone.

9. Individual Access
Have the right to know what personal information about them has been collected, how it is being used, to whom it has been disclosed, to challenge the accuracy and completeness and have it corrected.

10. Challenging Compliance
Individuals should be able to address any challenges concerning compliance to the designated individual in the organization who is accountable for the organization’s compliance.

Contact Information 

If you have any questions about protecting your personal privacy or our privacy policy, please feel free to contact:
Glenna Banda, Privacy Officer
United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin
85 Westmount Rd
Guelph, ON N1H 5J2
Tel 519-821-0571 ext 23