Last updated on April 8, 2018

Community Foundations of Canada (« FCC ») is committed to protecting your privacy. This FCC Privacy Policy applies to the collection, use and disclosure by FCC of information about identifiable individuals (« Personal Information ») collected by FCC during its operations and the provision of services to members of FCC and others, and through our websites, including « », « », « Vital Signs », « Community Knowledge Exchange Sites » and « FCC 2015 Conference ».

Collection of your personal information: FCC may collect personal information, such as your email address, name, address or telephone number. FCC can also collect demographic information, such as your zip code, age, gender, preferences and interests.

You can voluntarily create a public profile, on some of our websites, that contains information about you, such as your hobbies, expertise, associations and interests. Any information you choose to enter into your public profile will be visible to other users of our websites and when you interact with other users (eg through blogs, forums and chat rooms), a link to your public profile can be displayed. Please keep in mind, when you plan to provide personal information on an FCC website, that any information you provide may be collected and used by others.

FCC may collect information about your visit to its websites, including the pages you visit, the links you click, and other measures taken within our sites. We also collect standard information that your browser sends to every web site you visit, such as your IP address, browser type and language, access time, and website addresses.

Some services on the FCC website may be co-sponsored and offered in collaboration with other companies. If you register or use these services, both FCC and other companies may receive information collected.

Use of your personal information

FCC uses your personal information to provide its services to its members and others, including those who use our websites.

Our services may include displaying content and personalized advertising based on information that FCC has collected. FCC also uses your personal information to inform you of other products or services offered by FCC and may use your personal information to send you surveys of our current services or new services that FCC plans to offer.

Disclosure or transfer of your personal information

FCC does not sell, rent or lease its members or user lists to third parties. FCC may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of a third party on a particular offer or material that we believe to be of interest to you. In these cases, your personal information (e-mail, name, address, phone number) is not transferred to a third party.

We sometimes hire other companies (« service providers ») to provide limited services on our behalf, such as handling of processing and delivery of shipments, Internet service providers to send our messages or hosting services. our websites, providing members and user assistance, payment processing transactions, or performing statistical analysis of our services, marketing and support of members, among other FCC activities (collectively, the Services »).

We do not allow service providers access to personal information to the extent that it is necessary to provide the services and will require them, by contract, to maintain the confidentiality of your information and respect your privacy. Specifically, we will require service providers to establish and maintain appropriate safeguards for personal information and to prohibit them from using any personal information we transfer to them except for the purpose of providing the services, and to disclose such personal information.

FCC may access and / or disclose your personal information if required or permitted by law. FCC may also access and / or disclose your personal information in the following circumstances: (a) to comply with a legal requirement, including but not limited to that imposed by a warrant, subpoena, court order or court order; an instrument as served by FCC; (B) if FCC has reasonable grounds to believe that such access or disclosure is necessary to prevent or investigate any breach of an agreement or contravention of any law; or (c) in urgent circumstances to protect the life, health or safety of any person.

FCC may also disclose your personal information to its successors or any FCC assignee.

Any use or disclosure of your personal information within FCC will remain subject to limitations of this Privacy Policy.

Control of your personal information

In some cases, FCC offers its members and others the opportunity to limit the collection, use and sharing of their personal information. For example, you may choose not to receive advertising or promotional material from FCC, for its own account or on behalf of third parties, and you may stop delivery of future promotional e-mail and newsletters. You may contact FCC at any time unsubscribe from future marketing or promotional materials. Our contact information is set out below.

When providing personal information to an FCC or responding to an FCC communication, look for a button, box or question asking if you would like to offer or share your personal information, or an unsubscribe option.

If you withdraw your consent to receiving materials or promotions, or opt out of receiving electronic messages from FCC, you may choose to do so, but there may be an impact on the services that FCC is able to give you.

The security of your personal information

FCC is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. For example, we store the personal information you provide on limited access computer systems, which are located in controlled facilities. When we transmit highly confidential information over the Internet, we protect it through the use of encryption technologies, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Some of the service providers used by FCC may be located outside of Canada or have computer servers located outside of Canada. In such a case, your personal information may be seen by foreign governments or their agencies.

Use of cookies

FCC uses « cookies » to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard drive by a web page server. Cookies can not be used to run programs or transmit viruses to your computer. Cookies are assigned in a unique way, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that has issued the cookie for you.

One of the main purposes of cookies is to provide a convenient feature to save time. For example, if you personalize the FCC pages on our websites, or sign up with FCC or subscribe to FCC services, a cookie allows you to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing address, preferred email address, and so on. When you return to an FCC website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the features of the FCC website that you have customized.

You have the option to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer. Please note that if you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to take full advantage of the interactive features of our websites.

Using web beacons

FCC web pages may contain electronic images known as web beacons – sometimes called web beacons – that allow FCCs to count users who have visited these pages and provide co-branded services. FCC may include web beacons in promotional e-mails or newsletters to determine if messages have been opened and solicited.

FCC may also place third-party web beacons on our site to compile aggregate statistics and to help determine the effectiveness of our joint advertising or promotional campaigns. FCC prohibits third parties, by contract, from using web beacons on our websites to access your personal information.

Statistics and Sharing

FCC uses IP addresses to analyze trends, administer our websites, track user movement and gather broad demographic information for overall use for information and referral purposes. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. FCC also collects information submitted through website tools that can be aggregated for research purposes.


FCC sites contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we do not claim any responsibility for the practices of these other sites for privacy. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our sites and to read each website’s privacy statements. This privacy policy applies only to personal information collected by FCC’s websites.

Correction or update of personal information

If personal information a user’s changes (such as zip code or email address), or if a user no longer wishes our services, we will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update or delete the information user’s personal details provided for us.

Changes to this policy

FCC encourages you to periodically review this Privacy Policy. FCC will occasionally update or modify this Privacy Policy. When FCC makes changes to this policy, you will see the word « update » next to the Privacy Policy link on our website ad. The date this policy was updated appears at the top of the policy.

The application of this Privacy Policy

FCC welcomes your comments regarding this privacy policy. If you believe that the FCC has not followed this policy, wishes to access or request a change to your personal information held by CFC, please contact FCC by phone, e-mail, or mail to the FCC. help with the contact information below.

Attn: Privacy Compliance Officer
Community Foundations of Canada
75 Albert Street, Suite 301
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 5E7 Canada
P: 1-613-236-2664
F: 1-613-236-1621