Privacy and Confidentiality Policy
Honens is committed to protecting the privacy of its donors, volunteers, employees, and other stakeholders. To support this commitment, Honens has adopted the Canadian Centre of Philanthropy’s Code of Fundraising Ethics and the Bill of Donors rights. Honens is dedicated to being both transparent and accountable in dealing with the information it receives. All personal information that is collected is carefully protected, and its use is subject to consent.
Personal Information Defined
Personal information is any information that can be used to distinguish, identify or contact a specific individual. This information may include an individual’s opinions or beliefs, as well as facts about or related to the individual. Exceptions are business contact information and certain publicly available information such as names, addresses and telephone numbers as published in telephone directories or on the Internet.
Personal information gathered by Honens is kept in confidence. Honens personnel are authorized to access personal information based only on their need to deal with the information for reasons 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. Honens also takes measures to ensure the integrity of personal information is maintained, and to prevent it from being lost or destroyed.
Honens collects the visitor’s domain name, referral data, as well as browser and platform type. We also count, track, and aggregate the visitor’s activity into our analysis of general traffic flows at our sites. When and if Honens does present aggregated information to outside companies, no one would be able to identify you or contact you.
Honens routinely offers individuals the opportunity to opt not to have their information shared for purposes beyond which it was explicitly collected.
Employees and volunteers may in their work become privy to information that is confidential.
Disclosure of any such confidential information to an unauthorized person may be grounds for disciplinary action or dismissal.
Such confidential information includes, but is not limited to compensation data, financial statements, information about donors and sponsors, marketing strategies, artistic programming, and pending projects and proposals.