Privacy Policy

Privacy‌ ‌Policy‌ 

Please‌ ‌read‌ ‌our‌ ‌Privacy‌ ‌Policy‌ 

Our‌ ‌Commitment‌ 

African‌ ‌Cancer‌ ‌Support‌ ‌Group‌ ‌(ACSG)‌ ‌is‌ ‌committed‌ ‌to‌ ‌respecting‌ ‌and‌ ‌protecting‌ ‌your‌ ‌privacy.‌ We‌ ‌value‌ ‌you‌ ‌and‌ ‌give‌ ‌you‌ ‌our‌ ‌assurance‌ ‌that‌ ‌we‌ ‌are‌ ‌committed‌ ‌to‌ ‌upholding‌ ‌the‌ ‌trust‌ ‌you’ve‌ placed‌ ‌in‌ ‌us‌ ‌as.‌ 
ACSG’s‌ ‌privacy‌ ‌policy‌ ‌(“Policy”)‌ ‌outlines‌ ‌the‌ ‌collection,‌ ‌use,‌ ‌retention,‌ ‌management‌ ‌and‌ 
disclosure‌ ‌of‌ ‌your‌ ‌personal‌ ‌information.‌ ‌Please‌ ‌note‌ ‌that‌ ‌”personal‌ ‌information”‌ ‌means‌ ‌any‌ 
information‌ ‌about‌ ‌an‌ ‌identifiable‌ ‌individual,‌ ‌such‌ ‌as‌ ‌name,‌ ‌home‌ ‌address,‌ ‌home‌ ‌phone‌ ‌and‌ ‌fax‌ numbers,‌ ‌email‌ ‌address,‌ ‌birth‌ ‌date,‌ ‌age,‌ ‌proof‌ ‌of‌ ‌age,‌ ‌and‌ ‌credit‌ ‌card‌ ‌information.‌ 
This‌ ‌policy‌ ‌follows‌ ‌the‌ ‌privacy‌ ‌principles‌ ‌set‌ ‌out‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌federal‌ ‌government’s‌ ‌Personal‌ 
Information‌ ‌Protection‌ ‌and‌ ‌Electronic‌ ‌Documents‌ ‌Act‌ ‌(PIPEDA)‌ ‌and‌ ‌the‌ ‌European‌ ‌Union’s‌ 
General‌ ‌Data‌ ‌Protection‌ ‌Regulation‌ ‌(GDPR),‌ ‌and‌ ‌the‌ ‌Personal‌ ‌Information‌ ‌Protection‌ ‌Act‌ 
(PIPA)‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌Province‌ ‌of‌ ‌Alberta.‌ 
Please‌ ‌note‌ ‌that‌ ‌by‌ ‌visiting‌ ‌the‌ ‌ACSG’s‌ ‌website‌ ‌and/or‌ ‌by‌ ‌providing‌ ‌personal‌ ‌information‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ACSG,‌ ‌you‌ ‌accept‌ ‌the‌ ‌terms‌ ‌and‌ ‌practices‌ ‌described‌ ‌in‌ ‌this‌ ‌policy.‌ ‌ACSG‌ ‌may‌ ‌review‌ ‌this‌ 
policy‌ ‌to‌ ‌ensure‌ ‌that‌ ‌it‌ ‌remains‌ ‌relevant‌ ‌and‌ ‌current‌ ‌with‌ ‌changing‌ ‌laws,‌ ‌regulations‌ ‌and‌ 
technologies.‌ ‌Please‌ ‌review‌ ‌this‌ ‌policy‌ ‌in‌ ‌its‌ ‌entirety‌ ‌and‌ ‌revisit‌ ‌it‌ ‌for‌ ‌changes‌ ‌periodically.‌ ‌If‌ ‌we‌ materially‌ ‌change‌ ‌the‌ ‌policy,‌ ‌we‌ ‌will‌ ‌provide‌ ‌appropriate‌ ‌notice‌ ‌to‌ ‌you.‌
Identifying‌ ‌Purposes‌ 
ACSG collects‌ ‌and‌ ‌uses‌ ‌your‌ ‌personal‌ ‌information‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌following‌ ‌purposes:‌ 
to‌ ‌authenticate‌ ‌your‌ ‌identity;‌ 
to‌ ‌register‌ ‌and‌ ‌communicate‌ ‌with‌ ‌members,‌ ‌their‌ ‌emergency‌ ‌contact/‌ ‌caregivers‌ ‌(‌ ‌if‌ 
to‌ ‌fulfill‌ ‌event‌ ‌tickets ‌ ‌and‌ ‌process‌ ‌donations;‌ 
to‌ ‌administer‌ ‌our‌ ‌provision‌ ‌of,‌ ‌and‌ ‌your‌ ‌payment‌ ‌for,‌ ‌products‌ ‌or‌ ‌services‌ ‌you‌ ‌request‌ 
from‌ ‌us;‌ 
to‌ ‌provide‌ ‌newsletters,‌ ‌electronic‌ ‌messages‌ ‌and‌ ‌information‌ ‌you‌ ‌request‌ ‌from‌ ‌us;‌ 
to‌ ‌provide‌ ‌other‌ ‌information‌ ‌to‌ ‌you‌ ‌regarding‌ ‌our‌ ‌products‌ ‌and‌ ‌services‌ ‌or‌ ‌third‌ ‌party‌ 
products‌ ‌and‌ ‌services,‌ ‌unless‌ ‌you‌ ‌opt‌ ‌out‌ ‌of‌ ‌receiving‌ ‌that‌ ‌information;‌ 
for‌ ‌its‌ ‌risk‌ ‌management‌ ‌and‌ ‌related‌ ‌purposes;‌ ‌and‌ 
for‌ ‌other‌ ‌purposes,‌ ‌we‌ ‌may‌ ‌inform‌ ‌you‌ ‌about‌ ‌from‌ ‌time-to-time.‌ 
ACSG‌ ‌does‌ ‌not‌ ‌engage‌ ‌in‌ ‌list‌ ‌exchanges‌ ‌or‌ ‌allow‌ ‌personal‌ ‌information‌ ‌collected‌ ‌to‌ ‌be‌ ‌provided‌ to‌ ‌any‌ ‌other‌ ‌organization.‌ ACSG‌ ‌may‌ ‌disclose‌ ‌personal‌ ‌information‌ ‌for‌ ‌certain‌ ‌emergencies‌ ‌and‌ ‌other‌ ‌purposes‌ ‌as‌ permitted‌ ‌and/or‌ ‌required‌ ‌by‌ ‌applicable‌ ‌laws.‌ 
By‌ ‌giving‌ ‌personal‌ ‌information‌ ‌to‌ ‌ACSG,‌ ‌you‌ ‌consent‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌use,‌ ‌retention‌ ‌and‌ ‌disclosure‌ ‌of‌ 
personal‌ ‌information‌ ‌collected‌ ‌by‌ ‌ACSG in‌ ‌accordance‌ ‌with‌ ‌this‌ ‌policy.‌ ‌ACSG‌ ‌will‌ ‌only‌ ‌use‌ ‌your‌ personal‌ ‌information‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌original‌ ‌purpose‌ ‌for‌ ‌which‌ ‌it‌ ‌was‌ ‌collected,‌ ‌and‌ ‌any‌ ‌new‌ ‌use‌ ‌of‌ ‌that‌ information‌ ‌is‌ ‌subject‌ ‌to‌ ‌your‌ ‌consent.‌ ‌For‌ ‌sensitive‌ ‌information,‌ ‌such‌ ‌as‌ ‌credit‌ ‌card‌ ‌information,‌ your‌ ‌express‌ ‌consent‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌use‌ ‌of‌ ‌such‌ ‌information‌ ‌will‌ ‌be‌ ‌requested.‌ 
You‌ ‌may‌ ‌withdraw‌ ‌consent‌ ‌at‌ ‌any‌ ‌time,‌ ‌subject‌ ‌to‌ ‌legal,‌ ‌contractual‌ ‌and‌ ‌other‌ ‌restrictions,‌ 
provided‌ ‌that‌ ‌you‌ ‌give‌ ‌reasonable‌ ‌notice‌ ‌of‌ ‌withdrawal‌ ‌of‌ ‌consent‌ ‌to‌ ‌us.‌ ‌On‌ ‌receipt‌ ‌of‌ ‌notice‌ ‌of‌ withdrawal‌ ‌of‌ ‌consent,‌ ‌we‌ ‌will‌ ‌inform‌ ‌you‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌likely‌ ‌consequences‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌withdrawal‌ ‌of‌ consent,‌ ‌which‌ ‌may‌ ‌include‌ ‌our‌ ‌inability‌ ‌to‌ ‌provide‌ ‌certain‌ ‌services‌ ‌for‌ ‌which‌ ‌that‌ ‌information‌ ‌is‌ necessary.‌ 
Limiting‌ ‌Collection‌ 
The‌ ‌collection‌ ‌of‌ ‌personal‌ ‌information‌ ‌by‌ ‌ACSG‌ ‌is‌ ‌limited‌ ‌to‌ ‌that‌ ‌which‌ ‌is‌ ‌necessary‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ 
above‌ ‌purposes.‌ ‌Personal‌ ‌information‌ ‌is‌ ‌collected‌ ‌by‌ ‌fair‌ ‌and‌ ‌lawful‌ ‌means.‌ 
Limiting‌ ‌Uses,‌ ‌Disclosure‌ ‌&‌ ‌Retention‌ ‌of‌ ‌Personal‌ ‌Information‌ 
ACSG‌ ‌will‌ ‌not‌ ‌use‌ ‌or‌ ‌disclose‌ ‌personal‌ ‌information‌ ‌for‌ ‌purposes‌ ‌other‌ ‌than‌ ‌those‌ ‌for‌ ‌which‌ ‌it‌ was‌ ‌collected,‌ ‌except‌ ‌with‌ ‌the‌ ‌consent‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌individual‌ ‌or‌ ‌as‌ ‌required‌ ‌by‌ ‌law.‌ ‌Personal‌ information‌ ‌will‌ ‌be‌ ‌retained‌ ‌only‌ ‌as‌ ‌long‌ ‌as‌ ‌required‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌purposes‌ ‌identified‌ ‌in‌ ‌this‌ ‌policy‌ and/or‌ ‌at‌ ‌the‌ ‌point‌ ‌of‌ ‌collection.‌ 
ACSG‌ ‌attempts‌ ‌to‌ ‌ensure‌ ‌that‌ ‌personal‌ ‌information‌ ‌is‌ ‌as‌ ‌accurate,‌ ‌complete‌ ‌and‌ ‌up-to-date‌ ‌as‌ is‌ ‌necessary‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌purposes‌ ‌for‌ ‌which‌ ‌it‌ ‌is‌ ‌being‌ ‌used.‌ ‌In‌ ‌some‌ ‌cases,‌ ‌we‌ ‌rely‌ ‌on‌ ‌you‌ ‌to‌ ensure‌ ‌that‌ ‌certain‌ ‌information,‌ ‌such‌ ‌as‌ ‌your‌ ‌address‌ ‌or‌ ‌telephone‌ ‌number,‌ ‌is‌ ‌current,‌ ‌complete‌ and‌ ‌accurate.‌ ‌If‌ ‌you‌ ‌demonstrate‌ ‌the‌ ‌inaccuracy‌ ‌or‌ ‌incompleteness‌ ‌of‌ ‌personal‌ ‌information,‌ ‌we‌ will‌ ‌amend‌ ‌the‌ ‌information‌ ‌as‌ ‌required.‌ 

Individual Access
Upon request and authentication of identity, ACSG will provide you with information on the existence, use and disclosure of your personal information. In some situations we may not be able to provide access to certain personal information. This may be the case where, for example, disclosure would reveal personal information about another individual, the personal information is protected by solicitor/client privilege, the information was collected for the purpose of an investigation. We may also be prevented by law from providing access to certain personal information.


If an access request is refused, we will notify you in writing, document the reasons for refusal and outline further steps which are available to you.


Aggregate Information
Like many other websites, ACSG’s website automatically collects certain non-identifying information regarding website users. ACSG uses common Internet tracking tools associated with standard Internet protocols and web-based systems. This information is typically stored in log files. Log files are transaction records maintained by web servers and used for recording and reporting information, such as:


  • service provider IP addresses;
  • browser versions;
  • referring websites;
  • search terms used;
  • average number of web pages requested;
  • most visited web pages;
  • average duration of visit;
  • peak traffic times;
  • total visitor traffic.


This aggregated information does not identify you and thus does not constitute personal information. We use aggregated information gathered from your visit for website and system administration purposes in order to help the management of our systems and to better serve our users.


Safeguarding Information
In order to prevent unauthorized access to your personal information, maintain the accuracy of your personal information, and to ensure your personal information is used and disclosed only pursuant to this policy, we take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. These include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, including appropriate encryption and physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal information.


We restrict access to personal information to ACSG volunteers, employees, contractors, and agents who have a need to know that for information in order to process it on our behalf. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, up to and including termination, as well as civil action and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.


We do not guarantee that we will eliminate all risk of misuse of, or unauthorized access to, your personal information. There is no such thing as perfect security, and we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any data that we receive and store on our systems.


Links to Other Sites
ACSG  website or invites may contain links to other websites. ACSG is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these other websites and they are not subject to this policy. ACSG has no responsibility or liability for your use of any such website. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of each and every website that requests personal information from you.