Privacy Policy

The Hospitals and Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation respect your privacy. Keeping our donor’s records and information in strict confidence is a priority of ours. We do not, under any circumstances, rent, sell or trade our mailing lists, phone numbers or email addresses. The information you provide will be used to keep you informed and up to date on activities of the Hospitals and the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation including programs, services, special events, open houses, funding needs, opportunities to volunteer and to give, and more through periodic contact.

If at any time, you wish to be removed from any of these lists, simply contact us by phone at 1-877-661-0314 or email and we will gladly accommodate your request.

Your privacy is important to us. 

When you submit online donations to Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation, your information is stored, transferred, and received using secure industry-standard technology.


This policy is based on the guidelines outlined in the Personal Information Protection and Electric Documents Act (PIPEDA) 20014. The Act provides requirements for the collection, use, retention, disclosure and disposal of personal information in the private sector.

The purpose of this policy is to assist staff and volunteers in complying with the Privacy Legislation.


Personal Information
Factual or subjective information recorded or not about an identifiable individual includes:

  • age, name, income, ethnic origin, social status
  • opinions, evaluations, comments or disciplinary actions
  • employee files, medical records

Personal information does not include name, title or business address or telephone number of an employee of an organization.

Voluntary agreement with what is being done or proposed. Consent can be either expressed or implied. Expressed consent is given explicitly, orally or in writing. Implied consent arises where consent may reasonably be inferred from the action or non-action of the individual.

Making personal information available to others outside the organization.

Refers to the treatment and handling of personal information within an organization.

Personal Health Information
Information about an identifiable individual who is living or deceased, recorded or not, that related to his/her physical or mental health or well-being, provision of health-care, eligibility of healthcare or registration information.

Registration Information
Refers to information relating to an individual collected or created for registering the individual in connection with a custodian’s services or benefits such as name, address, telephone number, date of birth and signature. Does not include information about the individual’s health status or health care.


All staff and volunteers are responsible for maintaining and protecting personal information.

Identifying purpose
The purposes for collecting personal and health related information are identified before or at the time of collection and may be done orally or in writing. The primary purpose for collection is related to registration, provision of services and recognition of financial contributions. Those who collect information on behalf of Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation respond to questions about collection purposes in a timely manner.

Consent, whether expressed or implied is to be knowledgeable and related to the purpose of collection. For consent to be knowledgeable, identified purpose must include the information most people would want to know. An individual’s consent should be obtained for collection and use of information. Expressed consent may be withdrawn at anytime verbally or in writing with reasonable notice. In situations where it is reasonable to believe a person’s action puts themselves or others at risk, consent may not be obtained prior to action being taken.

Limiting Collection
The collection of personal information shall be limited to that necessary for the purposes identified by the organization for service provision and fundraising. Information will be collected by fair and lawful means.

Limiting use, disclosure and retention
Personal information shall be used only for the purpose for which it is collected, except with the consent of the individual or as required by law. Personal information shall be retained for time periods necessary to achieve purpose and in accordance with appropriate legislation. Personal information that is no longer required to fulfill the identified purpose will be destroyed as per Record Retention Procedures. Personal information may be disclosed as aggregate or statistical data that has been de-identified ensuring anonymity of individual. Personal information collected for fundraising activity is not sold, tracked or shared with any other organization.

Personal information shall be as accurate, complete and up to date as is necessary for the purpose for which it is to be used.

Personal information shall be protected by security safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information. We use password protocol and encryption software to protect personal and other information we receive when a donation or service is requested and/or paid for online. Our software is routinely updated to maximize protection of such information.

Information regarding the policies and procedures for management of personal information is provided to clients, family members, community and employees through open and transparent means such as website, registration forms, publications and oral communication.

Individual Access
An individual is informed of the existence, use and disclosure of his/her personal information. Within 30 days of receipt of a written request, the individual shall be given access to that information. Individuals have the right to request correction of personal information that is demonstrated to be incomplete or inaccurate. When the request for correction is not resolved to the satisfaction of the individual, a note is documented on the file and the individual is informed of the Privacy Commissioner of British Columbia and provided contact information.

Challenging Compliance / Providing Recourse
An individual shall be informed of the procedure regarding compliance with privacy and protection of personal information by the designated individual or individuals accountable for the organization’s compliance.

Updating of Privacy Policy

We regularly review our privacy practices for our various activities, and update our policies. Please check our website on an ongoing basis for information on our most up-to-date practices.

Contact Information

Questions, concerns or complaints relating to personal information can be sent to Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation Executive Director who can be reached by email at or 1-877-661-0314. If the response is not satisfactory, an individual may complain, in writing, to:

Chair of the Board of Directors
Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation
32900 Marshall Road
Abbotsford, BC  V2S 0C2

If the matter cannot be resolved, an individual may file a complaint with the Privacy Commissioner of Canada about any alleged breaches of the law.

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