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Privacy Statement


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The Winkler Community Foundation (“WCF”) is committed to protecting the privacy of the personal information of all donors, employees, board members and other stakeholders. WCF values the trust of all those we deal with, and of the public, and recognizes that maintaining this trust requires that we be transparent and accountable in how we treat the information that is shared with us.

During the course of the various projects, programs and activities it may become necessary for the WCF to gather and use personal information. The WCF is committed to the protection of this information and to prevent its dissemination.
Reports to the public of endowments and donors form a regular part of the business of the WCF. This information is available in the annual printed reports and/or in press releases. Whenever and wherever anonymity is requested, this will be respected and honored.
All personal information will be kept in the strictest confidence and used only as it pertains to the practices and activities of the WCF. All measures will be taken to prevent the loss or spread of this information.
The secretary of the board is designated as the privacy officer.

Personal Information is anything that can be used to distinguish, identify or contact any individual.
Users may be asked to voluntarily provide the following personal information:
• name, email and postal address, and telephone number;
• information required in order to give donations, including credit card information;
• information required in order to apply for and receive a grant, including a list of the board of directors and officers of the organization.
This information may be used to provide income tax receipts, to invest and administer Foundation funds, and/or to meet legal and regulatory requirements. Should it become necessary to make any of this information available to contract services (printers, designers, etc.) utmost discretion will be used by WCF Staff members / Directors to maintain the confidentiality of the information and consent will be obtained by the Foundation when possible.

WCF is strongly committed to protecting the privacy of those who use our website. This site compiles conventional log files to monitor and assess activity related to visits to the site. The information we collect is used to improve and enhance the content and services of the website. We do not disclose information about individual visits neither do we provide the information given to us on our website to outside companies.
WCF has no responsibility or liability for or control over any other websites or Internet resources or their collection, use and disclosure of your personal information.

A privacy breach takes place when personal information is stolen, lost or inadvertently disclosed to people who are not entitled to receive it. In the event of a privacy breach, the WCF will act as soon as reasonably possible to:
• Contain the breach to ensure that the breach of personal information does not escape any further than what has already occurred; and
• Notify all persons or entities who should be advised of the breach; and
• Evaluate what personal information as breached, how the breach occurred and the consequences stemming from the breach; and determine what processes should be changed or instituted to ensure such a breach is prevented from happening again.

For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us.


Revised April 8, 2024

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