Donor Privacy Policy

The United Way of PEI is committed to protecting the privacy of our donors, volunteers, employees and other stakeholders. We value your trust, and we recognize that maintaining this trust requires us to be transparent and accountable in safeguarding the confidentiality of the personal information that you choose to share with us.

The United Way of PEI embraces the principles of the Personal Information Protection Act to ensure that all personal information is properly collected, used only for the purposes for which it is collected, and is disposed of in a safe and timely manner when no longer required. 

Our Privacy Principles

  1. We are accountable for your personal information.
    We are responsible for all personal information in our possession or under our control. All employees, agents and authorized service providers of the United Way of Prince Edward Island are required to protect the confidentiality of your personal information. We take every precaution to ensure confidentiality of your information. The information that an individual or an employer provides to us is used only for United Way purposes as outlined in section 2.

  2. We collect, use and disclose personal information only for certain purposes that we identify to you.
    We obtain personal information about you lawfully and fairly for use in the United Way’s (and where relevant, your workplace) campaign to:

    • Administer your donation and contact you about renewal
    • Respond to your information requests
    • Know who our donors are
    • Periodically, as we are able, to send you literature on the United Way or invite you to recognition and information sessions
    • Thank you and recognize your gift
    • Share the information with another charity only with your consent

    • Personal information collected will be limited to that required for the purposes identified by us.
  3. We will obtain your consent.
    We collect, use or disclose your personal information with your permission. The way we seek consent may vary depending on the sensitivity of the information and the reasonable expectations of the individual. Your permission may be expressed in writing, or it may be implied and may be given to us verbally or electronically.You may withdraw your permission to collect, use and disclose your personal information at any time, subject to legal or contractual restrictions and reasonable notice.We respect your right to be removed from our mailing list. You always have the opportunity to decline receiving further communication from us by contacting us at inquiries@peiunitedway.com or calling (902) 894-8202 or toll-free at 1-877-902-4438We will obtain individual donor consent before making information available to third parties.
  4. We will limit collection.
    We will limit the amount and type of personal information collected to that which is necessary for our identified purposes.
  5. We will limit use, disclosure and retention.
    We will keep your personal information only as long as it is necessary to satisfy the purposes for which it was obtained or as required by law. Where personal information is no longer required to fulfill the identified purposes, it will be destroyed, erased or made anonymous.
  6. We keep your personal information accurate and up to date.
    We will apply best efforts to ensure that personal information is as accurate, complete, and up-to-date as is necessary for the purposes for which it is to be used. You are entitled to seek a correction of your personal information if you believe that the information in our possession is not correct.

  7. We safeguard your personal information.
    We will protect personal information with safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information. Our safeguards will protect personal information against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification, regardless of the format in which the information is held.When you make an online donation, a secure connection is established and your information is encrypted to prevent interception during the transaction. This secure connection is maintained until the transaction is completed or terminated. The software that enables these processes is routinely updated to maximize protection of your information. For credit card transactions, we use an industry-standard secure service.

  8.  We will be open about our privacy practices.
    We will make readily available to you specific information about our policies and practices relating to the management of personal information.

  9. We allow you to access your personal information.
    Upon written request, we will inform an individual of the existence, use, and disclosure of their personal information, and we will provide access to that personal information. We will respond to an individual’s written request within a reasonable time (generally within 30 days).

  10. You may register a complaint.
    You may register a privacy-related complaint by contacting the United Way of Prince Edward Island. We will explain our procedure and provide information about other complaint procedures available. If we find a complaint to be justified, we will take all appropriate measures, including if necessary, amending our policies and practices.For more information, please contact our office at
    inquiries@peiunitedway.com or calling (902) 894-8202 or toll-free at 1-877-902-4438.

"The Ready, Set, Learn! program; it aims to maintain literacy levels over the summer so that kids aren't subject to what we call the "summer slide", the program that we run helps upwards of 800 kids every summer and that's directly because of funders like you."

- Gina, PEI Literacy Alliance

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Behind every changed life is someone like you who made it happen. All donations to the United Way of PEI stay on PEI to help Islanders.

Contact

Charitable Registration No. BN119278356 RR 0001

For all general inquiries, please contact:
United Way of Prince Edward Island
180 Kent Street, 2nd Floor
PO Box 247
Charlottetown, PEI
C1A 7K4

Toll Free: 1-877-902-4438
Phone: 902-894-8202
Fax: 902-894-9643

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00AM - 4:00PM

Donor Privacy Policy

The United Way of PEI is committed to protecting the privacy of our donors, volunteers, employees and other stakeholders. We value your trust, and we recognize that maintaining this trust requires us to be transparent and accountable in safeguarding the confidentiality of the personal information that you choose to share with us.

The United Way of PEI embraces the principles of the Personal Information Protection Act to ensure that all personal information is properly collected, used only for the purposes for which it is collected, and is disposed of in a safe and timely manner when no longer...

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