Your Privacy

As a charitable, community-based association, the YMCA of Niagara is committed to protecting your right to privacy. The personal information you share with the YMCA will be used to support the work of the YMCA.

For your safety, YMCA Health and Fitness centres are monitored by video surveillance cameras.

Why does the YMCA gather personal information?
The YMCA of Niagara asks those involved in the YMCA for personal information for a variety of purposes which further the work of the YMCA. These purposes include:

  • Volunteer development
  • Safety and security
  • Relationship building
  • YMCA sales and services
  • Philanthropic activities
  • Research, planning and education
  • Program and service registration
  • Assess participant needs and eligibility
  • Employment relations
  • Legal, regulatory and contractual requirements

How does the YMCA ensure privacy protection?
There are safeguards in place that protect the privacy of you and others involved in the YMCA of Niagara. Only authorized persons have access to your information. We collect, use and disclose personal information only for the purposes that a reasonable person would consider appropriate for a charitable, community association. We do not sell your information to third parties. Our procedures and systems are designed to protect your information from error, loss and unauthorized access. The YMCA assumes implied consent for collection, use and disclosure of personal information as it relates to the work of the YMCA. We monitor our compliance with applicable privacy legislation. We appreciate your assistance in making sure your information is up to date.

Where to get more information?
If you have further questions or concerns about the YMCA privacy practices, please direct your questions to a Manager. If you have a specific concern, please express your concern in writing to a YMCA Manager with your contact information, and they would be happy to respond. If you do not wish to receive further information/contact from the YMCA, please email ymcaprivacy@ymcaofniagara.ca.

When it comes to privacy, it's a matter of principle. 
YMCA of Niagara Privacy Principles for personal information focus on:

  • Accuracy
  • Consent
  • Purpose
  • Accountability
  • Limit collection
  • Safeguards
  • Individual access
  • Open policies & practices
  • Compliance inquiries
  • Limit use, disclosure & retention

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