Approved April 26, 2005
The Owen Sound Regional Hospital Foundation is committed to protecting the privacy of its donors. Maintaining your trust is a high priority and requires that we be open and accountable in our treatment of the information that you choose to share with us.
Your donation helps to ensure that the Foundation can continue to provide the best health care possible by funding the purchase of high priority medical equipment, staff education and other special initiatives. In fulfilling our mission, we gather and use personal information.
Personal information is any 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. 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.
We value the privacy of our donors. The Owen Sound Regional Hospital Foundation does not sell, rent, or trade its donor lists. We collect, use and disclose personal information only for the purpose of processing donations, keeping our donors informed about the activities of the hospital and Foundation, and to ask for their support in our mission to improve health care for people within our service area. Anyone from whom we collect information can expect that it will be carefully protected and that any use of this information is subject to consent. Donors and prospective donors always have the option to limit or opt-out of future contact.
All Foundation employees and volunteers sign confidentiality agreements. Safeguards are in place to ensure that personal information is not accessed, disclosed or shared more widely than is necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was gathered. We also take steps to ensure the integrity of personal information is maintained and to prevent its loss or destruction. Donors may access their personal information at any time to ensure its accuracy and completeness.
We review our privacy policies and procedures annually.
If at any time you wish to be excluded from future contacts from the Owen Sound Regional Hospital Foundation, or to discuss the privacy of your personal information, call us at 519.372.3925 and we will accommodate your request.
For Further Information:
View our Donor Bill of Rights
View our Ethical Fundraising and Accountability Code (updated August, 2008)
If you have questions or concerns regarding this policy, contact Privacy Officer, Willard VanderPloeg at 519-372-3925.