Our Commitment to your Privacy
Hamilton District Christian High is committed to protecting the privacy of our families, students, employees, alumni, donors, stakeholders and other individuals about or from whom we collect personal information. We value the trust of those we deal with, and of the public, and recognize that maintaining this trust requires that we be transparent and accountable in how we treat the information that you choose to share with us.
Hamilton District Christian High adheres to the principles of the Canadian Standards Association Model Code for the Protection of Personal Information to ensure that all personal information is properly collected, used only for the purpose for which it’s collected, and is disposed of in a safe and timely manner when no longer required.
During the course of our various projects and activities, we frequently gather and use personal information. Anyone from whom we collect such information should expect that it will be carefully protected and that any use of or dealing with this information is subject to consent. Our privacy practices are designed to achieve this.
Defining Personal Information
Personal information is any information that can be used to distinguish, identify or contact a specific individual. This information can include an individual’s opinions or beliefs, as well as facts about, or related to, the individual. Exceptions: business contact information and certain publicly available information, such as names, addresses and telephone numbers as published in telephone directories, are not considered personal information.
Where an individual uses his or her home contact information as business contact information as well, we consider that the contact information is business contact information, and is not therefore subject to protection as personal information.
Personal information gathered by Hamilton District Christian High is kept in confidence. Our personnel are authorized to access personal information based only on their need to deal with the information for the reason(s) for which it is obtained. Safeguards are in place to ensure that information is not disclosed or shared more widely than is necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was gathered. We also take measures to ensure the integrity of this information is maintained and to prevent its being lost or destroyed.
We collect, use and disclose personal information only for purposes that a reasonable person would consider appropriate in light of the circumstances. We routinely offer individuals we deal with the opportunity to opt not to have their information shared for purposes beyond those for which it was explicitly collected.
Website and Electronic Communications
Our website is operated by Hamilton District Christian High for the benefit of our families, students, employees, alumni, donors, stakeholders and those interested in supporting our organization. It is free for use by individual web users. No registration is required.
All personal information such as e-mail addresses and financial information, collected by Hamilton District Christian High’s website is knowingly and specifically supplied to us by the website user. We use password protocols and encryption software to protect personal and other information we receive when a product, service or donation is transacted and/or paid for online. Our software is routinely updated to maximize protection of such information. We expect that all Internet users are running the latest version of their Web browser and that security features are enabled.
For website users under 18, please be sure to obtain your parent’s or guardian’s permission before you send any information about yourself to us or anyone else over the Internet. We encourage parents to get involved with their children’s online usage and to be aware of the activities in which they are participating.
This website may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that HDCH is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware of when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this web site.