This privacy policy sets out how The Mercy Project uses and protects any information that you give The Mercy Project when you use this website. The Mercy Project is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, be advised that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. The Mercy Project may change this policy periodically by updating this page. Please check this page on an occasional basis to ensure that you are satisfied with any changes. This policy is effective from June 30, 2009.

What we collect
We may collect the following information:

  • name and job title
  • contact information including email address
  • demographic information such as postal code, preferences, and interests
  • other information relevant to the donation made

What we do with the information we gather
We collect personal information when you donate to a project. This information is used to facilitate your donations and to contact you when necessary.

Making a donation
When you make an online donation through our website, we collect personal information such as your name, billing address, and email address. PayPal & CanadaHelps, third-party payment vendors, collect credit card numbers. Their use of your information is based on their terms of service and policies, which you should review. The Mercy Project does not collect or have access to the credit card numbers through PayPal or CanadaHelps.

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. Once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over said sites. We are not responsible for the protection and privacy of any information that you provide while visiting these sites, and our privacy statement does not apply to outside sites. You should exercise caution and read the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties that we think you may find interesting, if you choose to participate in this option.

Technical information
We may collect some technical information about how you access and use our site. Cookies are small files that a website stores on your computer. We use cookies to collect information such as what type of browser you are using, the website from which you enter and the pages you view as you tour our site. We use this information to help us compile aggregate statistics that allow us to make improvements in design and content to better serve you. An IP address is a number that is assigned to your computer when you are using the Internet. Like most websites, we identify your computer by its IP address. We use this to monitor information, such as the number of visitors that visit our website.