Animal Aid is committed to protecting the privacy of the personal information
of its employees, volunteers, members, customers and other stakeholders. We
value the trust of those 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 choose to share with us.
During the course of our various projects and activities, we frequently
gather and use personal information. Anyone from whom we collect such
information should expect that it will be carefully protected and that any use
of or other dealing with this information is subject to consent. Our privacy
practices are designed to achieve this.
Defining 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. Exceptions: 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.
Where an individual uses his or her home contact information as business
contact information as well, we consider that the contact information provided
is business contact information, and is not therefore subject to protection as
Personal information gathered by our organization is kept in confidence. Our
personnel are authorized to access personal information based only on their need
to deal with the information for the reason(s) for which it was obtained.
Safeguards are in place to ensure that the information is not disclosed or
shared more widely than is necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was
gathered. We also take measures to ensure the integrity of this information is
maintained and to prevent its being lost or destroyed.
We collect, use and disclose personal information only for purposes that a
reasonable person would consider appropriate in light of the circumstances. We
routinely offer individuals we deal with the opportunity to opt not to have
their information shared for purposes beyond those for which it was explicitly
We use password protocols to protect personal and other information we
receive when stakeholders utilize our webspace. Our software is routinely
updated to maximize protection of such information. We do not use electronic
cookies to track or monitor your web usage.
We regularly review our privacy practices for our various activities, and
update our policy. Please check this website on an on-going basis for
information on our most up-to-date practices. These practices are subject to
change without notice.
the treatment of personal information should be e-mailed to our Chief Piracy
Further information on privacy and your rights in regard to your personal
information may be found on the website of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada at