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Privacy Policy

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Eta Colleges International is committed to protecting the privacy of its donors, supporters, employees and other stakeholders. We value the trust of those we deal with and of the public. We recognize that maintaining this trust requires that we be transparent and accountable in how we treat the personal information that you choose to share with us.

This privacy policy describes the personal information that Eta Colleges International collects, how we manage that information and the circumstances under which we may disclose that information. Our policy is based upon the reulatory requirements of the applicable privacy legislation of Canada.

What is Personal Information

Personal information is any information about an identifiable individual as defined from time to time in applicable Canadian (including federal, provincial and territorial) privacy legislation.

In general terms, personal information is used to distinguish, identify or contact a specific individual. It can also include personal opinions or beliefs and facts about an individual. Exceptions to this are business contact information, and certain publicly available information, such as names, addresses, and telephone numbers as published in telephone directories.

What Personal Information do we Collect?

The personal information collected by Eta Colleges International may include; name, address and other contact information, credit card or bank account information for donation purposes, programs an individual wishes to support, giving preferences and language and communication preferences for marketing purposes.

Your provision of personal information to Eta Colleges International means that you agree and consent that we may collect, use and disclose your personal information in accordance with this privacy policy. We generally collect your personal information directly from you and only with your consent. In addition, Eta Colleges Internation will not collect or use personal information about you from a third party without your express consent. We will usually obtain your consent at the time that we collect your personal information.

How do we use your Personal Information?

Eta Colleges International collects personal information for fundraising, to process donations, to respond to requests for services or information, and to keep you informed about our activities. Some of the information we collect is required by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) (e.g. income tax receipts).

Eta Colleges International shares your personal information only with employees and/or volunteers who require such information to establish, manage and maintain our relationship with you. We may also disclose your personal information to third party service providers who we engage to mail our fundraising material, process your donation or answer your inquiry. These third party providers only have access to personal information that is needed to perform the related function and may not use it for any other purpose.

We collect, use and disclose personal information only for purposes that a reasonable person would consider appropriate in light of the circumstances. We do not rent or sell personal information to any other organization.

Accuracy of Personal Information

Eta Colleges International endeavors to maintain your personal information as accurately, completely and as up-to-date as is necessary for the purposes for which it is to be used.

Web Site and Electronic Commerce

The Eta Colleges International web site currently functions as an information site for the charity and its work. It does not store any personal information at this time.

Privacy Practices and Retention of Personal Information

Personal information is gathered by our organization and kept in confidence. Our Personnel are authorized to access personal information based only on their need to deal with it for the reason(s) for which it was obrained. Safeguards are in place to ensure that personal information is not discovered or shared more widely than is necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was gathered. We contractually require any person or organization providing services to Eta Colleges International to comply with federal and provincial privacy legislation.

Eta Colleges International keeps personal information only as long as it is required for the reasons it was collected. The length of time we retain information varies, depending on the program, service or event and the nature of the information. As an example, we generally keep financial information for 6 years, in accordance with the CRA rules and regulations. This retention period may extend beyond your relationship with us. When your personal information is no longer required by our organization, the information is either physically destroyed or deleted.

Updating of Our Privacy Policy

We regularly review our privacy practices and update our policy.

Inquiries and Requests for Access

If you have any questions about this policy, or would like to access your personal information, please contact our Privacy Officer at the following. (Please note that we cannot guarantee the security of internet mail, all formal requests to access personal information should be made in writing.)

Privacy Officer, Eta Colleges International, 16379 The Gore Rd, Caledon, Ontario L7E 0X4

Informal requests may be emailed to