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Protecting your privacy is important to The Ontario Lung Association (OLA). The following policy provides information on how The Ontario Lung Association collects, uses, and safeguards the personal information you provide on our Web site. This policy may change from time to time. Please reread this policy periodically.

Information collection
When you browse the OLA Web site, you do so anonymously. We do not collect personal information, including your e-mail address. The OLA is a member of the Canadian Marketing Association, the Canadian Centre for Philanthropy, and the Association of fundraising Professionals. We adhere to the privacy guidelines of these organizations.

At times we may request that you voluntarily supply us with personal information, such as your e-mail address and postal address, for purposes such as corresponding with us, registering at our site, making a donation, entering a contest, or participating in an online survey. However, when at all possible, an option to remain anonymous will be provided to those who wish to preserve their right to anonymity.

For reasons of security, credit card information is not stored permanently on the Web server. We will retain your order information for our records, but this information is never shared with unaffiliated third parties without prior consent. You are welcome to read our security statement for further information about credit card and server security.

Information use
When you supply the OLA with your personal information we may use it:
  • to guide the development of new features and services relevant to web users
  • to contact you by e-mail or direct mail about future events or promotions offered by the OLA
  • to provide further information related to the issue around which you supplied your personal information
To help us find new supporters, we sometimes trade our mailing lists with other progressive and like-minded charities. By agreeing to exchange the information that you voluntarily supply us, you help us to gain new potential supporter names and thus new support for our non-profit programs and initiatives. However, personally identifiable information of users will not be sold to unaffiliated third parties without the user's prior consent. If you prefer not to have your personal information exchanged with other charities, please e-mail the web site coordinator with the request. If you wish to correct, update or remove your personal information from our databases, please also e-mail our web site coordinator.

The Ontario Lung Association's Web site has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. We have physical and electronic barriers that ensure that all personal information is fully encrypted during all transactions. Please note, however, that no data transmission over the Internet is completely secure. As a result, while we attempt to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you provide to us and you transmit such information to us at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission we attempt in every way to ensure the security of your personal information on our systems.

OLA recognizes the importance of privacy and security regarding the information you send us over the Internet. Security is a priority and we have devoted a significant effort to ensure that our online security measures help to safeguard your information.

The Ontario Lung Association (OLA) takes your privacy and security seriously. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information you provide to us online. We have sought the very best outside expertise to ensure that we not only attain, but also surpass Internet standards for secure online transactions.

All secure transactions, including donations, are processed on Blackbaud, Inc. secure servers, using SSL technologies. Always ensure that you are running the latest version of your web browser and that the security features are enabled. Please feel free to read Blackbaud, Inc. security statements. Blackbaud, Inc. is an approved VeriSign site.
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Comments and enquiries should be e-mailed to or by calling (416) 864-9911.


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