Privacy Policy

Amended December 29, 2018

Help A Child Smile (Ontario) HACS is dedicated to protecting the privacy of the cancer children and the families it serves. 

Information about the cancer child may be transferred and stored electronically. However, the release or transmission of any sensitive information (medical or otherwise) will be at the discretion of the Board of Directors or its delegate(s). Furthermore, some of the biographical and/or medical information provided by families, members of the medical community, social workers, and others providing assistance to the cancer children and their families may be used in program evaluation but not without the approval of the Board of Directors.

Help a Child Smile requests personal information about families, such as name, address, phone numbers, email, history of illness and treatment. This information is gathered to provide services that Help A Child Smile offers, to communicate with you via the newsletter and other mailings, to support promotional information (i.e. fundraising) and to facilitate ongoing communications. We respect and protect the privacy of our families. We will not share your information with third parties, or divulge information to other organizations or individuals for the purpose of self or product promotion under any circumstances other than those described here. Help a Child Smile will endeavor to honour any request to access or review personal information collected.

Families should consider provision of personal information to Help A Child Smile to be of their own consent to our collection, use and, where required, disclosure of personal information as described above. In certain circumstances they may withdraw their personal information.