FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting - Privacy & Other Policies
Collection and Use of Personal Information
Personal information such as your name, postal address, e-mail address, and telephone and fax numbers is collected in order for FRIENDS to communicate with supporters and potential supporters by mail, telephone or e-mail for purposes that include fundraising, updating you on our activities and developments in Canadian broadcasting, and involving you in advocacy initiatives. Financial information such as banking or credit card information is collected in order to process one-time or ongoing contributions. If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence. We will ask you for personal information when you subscribe to our e-mail mailing list, take part in a fax or e-mail campaign, or when you report a problem with this site. We may also occasionally ask you to complete surveys that we use for research. Personal information collected in submissions to The Dalton Camp Award is used to communicate with entrants and identify and notify winners. If you are not an existing supporter, we may obtain your personal information from an organization that has obtained your consent to share your information with other organizations, in which case the purposes for which your information was collected by that organization will continue to apply.
This site logs IP addresses and browser information for purposes of system administration, identifying technical difficulties, evaluating traffic patterns and site usage, and otherwise providing content relevant to site visitors. Information held in aggregate form may also be used to evaluate supporter demographics and involvement in FRIENDS campaigns. Temporary session cookies removed at the end of your session are used to store information such as whether you have accepted the terms and conditions for access to content in the Media Monitor section of the site. Persistent cookies may be used to record your preferences or otherwise improve your experience on the site. Information from cookies may be used in aggregate form to determine the number of unique visitor to various parts of the site or improve analysis of site traffic patterns. You can configure your web browser to refuse some or all cookies; however, if you do not accept certain cookies you may not be able to access all the features of this site.
Disclosure and Transfer of Personal Information
FRIENDS discloses personal information to third parties such as financial institutions and other third party contractors for the purposes of processing contributions, maintaining internal records, and communicating with you. To support FRIENDS' ongoing efforts to advance our cause by attracting new supporters, we occasionally share postal and/or telephone contact information (never financial information or your e-mail address) on a selective basis with third party agencies to enable you to receive communications regarding membership, services or products from other organizations, unless you withheld your permission for us to do so at the time we originally collected your information, or you subsequently advised us that you did not wish your contact information shared with others. Personal information is not shared directly with these other organizations, which receive your personal information only if you respond to a communication.
Accessing, Modifying, or Removing your Information
Under Canadian privacy laws, you have the right to inquire whether FRIENDS holds personal information about you, access such personal information, and correct any personal information about you that is inaccurate. If your information changes or becomes inaccurate, or if you would like FRIENDS to remove your information from our records, please send a request using one of the contact methods listed below and include your name, address, email address or telephone number, and supporter PIN, if known, so that we can identify you.
Information Security and Integrity
FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting
Ian Morrison - Privacy Officer
Box 200/238 131 Bloor Street West
Fax: (416) 968-7406
Membership in FRIENDS is free of charge and extended to both financial contributors as well as those who support FRIENDS’ values and work through their online action or interest.
You are automatically a member if you make a financial contribution to FRIENDS by mail, telephone, online or in person, take action (e.g., sign a petition, participate in an advocacy campaign, or complete a survey), or subscribe to receive email alerts from FRIENDS.
You can terminate your membership in FRIENDS at any time by notifying us using the contact information on this page.
If you are a FRIENDS member, or have otherwise opted-in to receive updates and alerts from FRIENDS, we may send you occasional news about Canadian broadcasting, email alerts when your action will make a difference, and opportunities to support FRIENDS. You may unsubscribe from FRIENDS emails at any time, while still remaining a FRIENDS member if you choose.
All FRIENDS emails contain postal and electronic contact information, together with an unsubscribe link. If you unsubscribe using the link in an email, your request will take effect promptly. If you notify us using another channel that you would like to unsubscribe from FRIENDS emails, your request will be processed no more than ten business days after receipt.
FRIENDS never shares e-mail addresses with third party organizations.
Blog Comment Policy
While FRIENDS welcomes spirited debate, we will not allow personal attacks, profanity, libellous, infringing or other inappropriate or unlawful comments on any blog, comments page or social media page that we manage or moderate. Nor will violations of privacy or publicity rights be allowed. We reserve the right to edit or delete any comments at any time.
In the event a financial supporter requests a refund, FRIENDS will return contributions made up to 12 months before the request.
This page was last updated June 29, 2016.