Privacy Policy

Our Commitment to Protecting Your Privacy

United Way York Region (UWYR) is committed to respecting and protecting the privacy of our donors and our volunteers. Personal information is only collected with your consent. In collecting personal information, UWYR will:

  • Tell you what the information will be used for
  • Use the information only for the purpose described
  • Maintain information in a secure area with access limited to UWYR employees

UWYR collects personal information only as necessary to properly administer and acknowledge gifts or pledges, process and receipt donations, distribute your donation per your instructions, register you for workshops or other events, send you our newsletters, or respond to donor questions.

UWYR does not release your personal information to a third party without your express permission. The only exception to this is if we must do so to complete a transaction (for example, a donation made by credit card) or to comply with legal requirements.

UWYR may provide your personal information to a contracted supplier, which administers direct mail campaigns on behalf of UWYR. The information is provided and used only to facilitate UWYR mail-outs. It is used for no other purpose and is not sold or traded. The organization to which this information is provided is required by law to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

UWYR does not distribute personal information to parties unrelated to UWYR.

UWYR does not compile information on clients or beneficiaries of UWYR member agencies. From time to time, UWYR tells the stories of individuals who have been helped by UWYR’s member agencies. The information in these stories is used only with the express permission of the individual.

UWYR destroys personal information when it is no longer needed or required by law, or when consent to keep or use it has been withdrawn. Paper records are shredded and electronic files deleted.

If you do not wish us to have or use your personal information, please notify us in writing. You may do this by contacting general information on our website,, or by sending a brief letter to:

Privacy Officer
United Way York Region
80F Centurian Drive, Suite 200
Markham, Ontario L3R 8C1

Upon receipt of your request we will immediately remove your information from our files.

Any questions about this privacy statement may be directed to UWYR’s Privacy Officer.


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