Tips for Creating Your Organization’s Privacy Policy

When it comes to collecting and using data about your organization’s patrons and donors, it is imperative to have a privacy policy which meets the requirements of federal legislation, PIPEDA (the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act), and in some cases additional provincial legislation. The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has some information about the application of PIPEDA to charitable and non-profit organizations here.

Need help wading through the PIPEDA waters? Want to draft a privacy policy but don’t know where to begin?  Charity Central has created a Privacy Policy Checklist, a tipsheet designed to help you better understand your organization’s information-handling practices and why and how you should create a privacy policy.

Click here to view Charity Central’s Privacy Policy Checklist.