About Us

Use of Information Policy

A note about our website:

We collect two basic types of information on our websites, personally identifiable information which you submit and information about your interaction with our websites using digital markers such as cookies and web beacons. We collect personally identifiable information when you provide it to us by participating in certain activities that require response, registration or donations.

When you visit our websites, we also automatically log information about your visit. The information collected about your visit includes, but is not limited to:

  • The current Internet protocol (IP) address and the type of computer operating system you are using (e.g. Microsoft Windows or Mac OS)
  • The type of browser you are using (e.g. Firefox or Internet Explorer)
  • The referring website that brought you to the SCYR website
  • Your UDID (for mobile devices)
  • The domain name of your Internet Service Provider
  • Your activities while visiting the Website (e.g. which of our Web pages you viewed)
  • SCYR may use third-party services, such as Google Analytics to process this information.

SCYR and its service providers use this information to analyze the performance and effectiveness of our website, for technical reasons to facilitate navigation through our website and to present personalized content. For example, in order to navigate through our online campaign tool, our Web server must recognize you in order to ensure that your donation is correctly applied and that you are able to navigate securely through the pages related to the campaign.

You may adjust your browser settings to reject digital markers, including cookies, if you so choose. Visiting our website with cookies disabled will have no significant impact on your ability to view our websites.

SCYR also uses technical methods for tracking purposes, including clear gifs (also known as web beacons) in HTML emails that we send to determine whether you have opened those emails and/or clicked on links in those emails. SCYR uses this information to analyze the performance and effectiveness of our emails.

You may be able to disable Web beacons in email messages by not downloading images contained in the message you receive (this feature varies depending on the email software you use).

Event registrants and donors on our websites including CanadaHelps.ca, our online campaign tool used to support individual donations, peer-to-peer campaigns, workplace campaigns, are linked to secure servers. SCYR uses a secure payment service for credit card transactions.

Changes to this Privacy Policy:

SCYR may at any time, without notice to you and in its sole discretion, amend this policy from time to time. The most current version of this Privacy Policy is found on SCYR’s website. Please review this policy periodically.