Privacy Policy

The Fig Tree Foundation is committed to protecting your personal information. Our Internet Privacy Policy is based on the internationally recognized fair information practices set forth in Canada’s Protection of Personal Information and Electronic Documents Act.

Why we collect your personal information


We only collect personal information about you if you supply it voluntarily, through contacting us via e-mail, using our online donations form or registering in a secure portion of the site.

We collect personal information about you if it is required to provide you with a service you have requested.

If you engage in an online discussion, email, chat or bulletin board forum on our site, we may ask you to volunteer personal information such as your name and email address for the purposes of effective administration of the forum.

We may use software that receives and records the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer that has contacted our web site for the purposes of gathering website usage statistics only. We make no attempt to link these addresses with the identity of individuals visiting our site.

We may use “cookies” in special areas of our site that require login or registration. These cookies are used only for the purposes of verifying your login information. We do not use cookies to track how our visitors use the site.

Collection of any further personal information other than that for reasons outlined above will only occur with your consent.


How we collect your personal information


Personal information you supply is not disclosed to anyone except to Fig Tree Foundation volunteer staff who may need the information to complete an indicated function. The Fig Tree Foundation uses your personal information in order to provide you with services you have requested, to process online donations, or to provide you with access to a secure area of our site.

How We Store Your Personal Information And Keep It Secure


The Fig Tree Foundation does not sell, trade or exchange your personal information with third parties. We will not pass on any of your personal information to other organizations without your consent. We will take reasonable steps to respect the confidentiality of any personal information held by The Fig Tree Foundation and will take reasonable steps to ensure the security and accuracy of the information we have about you.