The Stephen Lewis Foundation is committed to protecting your privacy and maintaining the confidentiality of your personal information. We adhere to the following principles when managing your information:
The Stephen Lewis Foundation respects the privacy of its donors; we do not sell, rent or trade our donor lists. We only collect information which you provide voluntarily to us through secured online donations, emails, over the phone, etc. The information we collect is used to process donations, keep you informed about the activities of the Foundation, and ask for your support in our goal to turn the tide of HIV/AIDS at the grassroots in Africa. If at any time you wish to be excluded from such contacts, please call us at 416-533-9292 or 1-888-203-9990 and we will accommodate your request.
The Foundation recognizes the need to protect the personal information you have entrusted us with and will take all reasonable steps to ensure the security and accuracy of the information we have about you.
By using a professional and secure payment service for online donations, we are better able to protect the privacy of personal and financial information. Secure Socket Layer (“SSL”) encryption technology is used when making online donations.
Like many other organizations, the Foundation may use ‘cookies’ in special areas of our website that require login or registration – these temporary files enhance your ability to use the website but are discarded when the session ends. See additional information below about ‘cookies’. Additionally, software may be utilized to record the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer that has contacted our website for the purposes of gathering website usage statistics.
Your trust is important to us. You may access your personal information and ask any questions relating to this policy by contacting the Privacy Officer:
Stephen Lewis Foundation
260 Spadina Avenue, Suite 100
Toronto, ON M5T 2E4
Tel: 416-533-9292 x235
Toll-free: 1-888-203-9990 x235
Who we are
Our website address is: http://grandmotherscampaign.org.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites and Digital platforms
Articles on this site and in email newsletters may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
How we use your data
Email mailing lists
We periodically send out newsletters, press statements, photographs, videos and other communication through our email mailing lists. We do not share your email address with anyone else.
Maintenance of mailing lists
Unsubscribe from mailing lists
If you no longer wish to receive emails from one of our mailing lists, you may opt out of that mailing list by clicking on the unsubscribe link located at the bottom of our emails. Or, email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other data collection
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
Although we are based in Canada, our mailing lists and databases include individuals who are in the European Union. Applicable rights are spelled out in the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
We will report data theft and any unlawful breach of our mailing list to relevant authorities.