When you conduct business with Elgin-St. Thomas Community Foundation (ESCF), you can be assured that your privacy is protected. ESCF respects your right to control the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information.
This policy may be changed at any time without notice. ESCF will post any changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.
You can visit all public areas of escf.ca without providing any personal information about yourself. escf.ca tracks only information based on a visitor’s Internet Protocol address (IP). Information collected includes the date and time of visit, the type of Internet browser used to access the site, the country of origin and the referring URL address, as well as which of the Web pages on escf.ca you have accessed. This data is used to create statistics on site usage and to help develop escf.ca to display properly for the majority of our visitors.
We only collect personal information for the following purposes:
To understand your needs and to meet those needs
To detect and prevent fraudulent activity on escf.ca
To meet legal requirements and to protect both our customers and ESCF from legal action(s)
ESCF will only use or disclose your personal information with your consent. We will only retain your information as long as necessary to fulfill identified purposes.
ESCF may share information with government agencies or other companies helping us to investigate or prevent fraud. We may do so when: (1) permitted or required to do so by law; or, (2) preventing or attempting to prevent actual or potential unauthorized actions or fraud; or, (3) investigating past fraud. We will not however share user information with third parties for marketing purposes.
NOTE: Information about spammers, potential hackers, and others conducting questionable behavior will be provided to appropriate law enforcement officers for possible prosecution. Spammers, hackers, and others conducting questionable behavior (such as those using site-ripping software and spambots) will also be banned from this Web site and reported to appropriate authorities, solely at the discretion of the Web site owner and server owner.
escf.ca is obligated to protect your personal information by making reasonable security arrangements against such risks as unauthorized access, use, collection, disclosure or disposal. Security measures have been integrated into the design, implementation and day-to-day operating practices as part of our commitment to protect the personal information we hold.