privacy policy

Last Updated: 1st day of May, 2022


It is the purpose of this Information management and privacy policy to outline how we manage  information and privacy for the HER Startup program. The HER Startup program is administered by the Syrian Canadian Foundation. The Syrian Canadian Foundation  is committed to protecting the privacy of its clients, donors,  volunteers, employees, and other stakeholders. We value the trust of those we deal with and recognize that maintaining this trust requires that we be transparent and accountable in how we treat the  information that you choose to share with us. 


During the course of our various projects and activities, we frequently gather and use personal  information. Anyone from whom we collect such information should expect that it will be carefully  protected. 

Personal information is any information that can be used to distinguish or identify a specific individual.  This information can include an individual’s place of birth, languages spoken, and their resumé.  Business contact information and certain publicly available information, such as name, title/position,  company, address, email and fax is not considered personal information. 

Collecting, Using, And Disclosing Personal Information Only For Purposes Identified By You  

The Syrian Canadian Foundation collects personal data you volunteer online, when you donate, make use of, or register for our programs and services, in order to better meet your service, information, and donor needs. 

We also use and disclose data, which does not identify individuals, for statistical purposes to develop  and enhance The Syrian Canadian Foundation’s programs and services. 

We may also collect personal information in order to satisfy legal, government and regulatory  obligations. 

If you supply us with your personal contact information, you may hear from us about important  information concerning the Syrian Canadian Foundation program or service in which you are registered. You may also  hear from us about other Syrian Canadian Foundation programs and services that may interest and benefit you. 

If you do not wish to hear about other Syrian Canadian Foundation programs, services or opportunities, please contact The Syrian Canadian Foundation at and/or

The Syrian Canadian Foundation has various Special Events and fundraising campaigns to build awareness and raise funds for the Syrian Canadian Foundation. Some of these events/campaigns require the gathering of personal information, and we will inform you of the purpose for which the information is being requested. We use this information only for purposes related to this event and/or other fundraising campaigns, and destroy it as soon as it is no longer required.

The Syrian Canadian Foundation collects personal information for processing and receipting your donation. We also, with your consent, recognize you publicly for your donation. If you prefer to remain anonymous, please communicate this desire when making your donation. 

Your consent may be expressed in writing or be implied, and you may give it to us verbally or  electronically. You may withdraw your permission to collect, use and disclose your personal  information at any time, subject to legal and contractual restrictions and reasonable notice. 

Sharing And Accessing Your Personal Information  

We do not sell personal information that we collect. 

We will not disclose your personal information to anyone else without your prior knowledge or consent,  except when required by a government body or agency, or as permitted by law. 

You may ask where we hold any personal information about you, ensure that it is accurate, and to see  that information, as provided by law. You also have the right to know how we collected your personal  information and how we are using it. 


The Syrian Canadian Foundation’s personnel are authorized to access personal information based only on their need to deal  with the information for the reason(s) 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. We also take measures to ensure the integrity of this information is maintained. 

The Syrian Canadian Foundation maintains physical, electronic and administrative safeguards that are appropriate to the type of personal information we obtain from you. 

The Syrian Canadian Foundation staff and volunteers whose duties require them to have access to personal data are required to respect the confidentiality of personal information and handle it responsibly. 

Updating Personal Information  

If you are aware of any inaccuracy or changes in the personal information which we hold about you,  please contact and/or We will make the necessary changes. 

Services And Links on Our Website  

Our website enables you to communicate with us. 

Because the Syrian Canadian Foundation wants your website experience to be informational and resourceful, our website  also provides a number of links to third party sites. 

TheSyrian Canadian Foundation  assumes no responsibility for the information practices of sites you are able to access  through our site. We encourage visitors to review each site’s privacy policy before disclosing any information that is personally identifiable.


The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security

Privacy Question 

The Syrian Canadian Foundation regularly reviews its policies and procedures to ensure we remain current with changing laws and evolving public expectations. 

If you have an inquiry about the Syrian Canadian Foundation ‘s privacy practices, please contact the Syrian Canadian Foundation ‘s Privacy  Officer at +1 (647) 784-2136 or by email at and/or

Registering A Complaint  

If you have a privacy-related complaint or concern about the Syrian Canadian Foundation’s information handling practices,  we encourage you to contact the Syrian Canadian Foundation’s Privacy Officer at +1 (647)784-2136 or by email at and/or The Syrian Canadian Foundation will investigate and take appropriate steps in resolving your concern.