Privacy Policy

Ryan’s Well Foundation (“the Foundation”) is committed to respecting your privacy and the privacy of its donors and other stakeholders. The Foundation values the trust of those with whom we deal, and of the public, and recognizes the need for appropriate protection and management of any personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) shared with us.

During the course of your use of this website and in carrying out our programs, projects and activities, the Foundation may be given and use Personal Information. We may receive personal information from you on paper, by phone, by email, online, or through other channels. We have established this Privacy Policy so that you can understand the care with which we intend to treat your Personal Information.

Personal Information means any information that may be used to distinguish, identify or contact an individual, including, but not limited to, a first and last name, a home or other physical address and an email address, phone number or other contact information, whether at work or at home. In general, you can visit the Foundation’s Web pages without telling us who you are or revealing any Personal Information about yourself.

Whether or not you review this privacy policy, in its initial or any amended version, you will be bound by its terms.


“Cookies” are pieces of data your browser stores on your computer’s hard drive. They enable us to determine when you or someone using your computer returns to our website. Cookies make your visit a more personalized experience by identifying special offers or relationships. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies but, if you like, you can edit your browser options to block them. However, please note that, if you block the use of cookies, you may experience less than optimal performance of our website.

Our Use of Your Personal Information

If you choose to provide us with your Personal Information, the Foundation will use and retain that Personal Information only for purposes and periods consistent with the activities and operations of the Foundation, including without limitation as follows:

  1. for the purposes for which the information was provided or obtained;
  2. to establish and maintain a responsible relationship with you;
  3. if you make a donation, to enable us to properly receipt your donation as required or permitted by law:
  4. if you make a purchase, to enable us to properly document, ship and follow up as necessary respecting your order, payment or shipping requirements;
  5. to provide you with further information respecting the Foundation, its programs, projects, activities and donation or purchase opportunities;
  6. to enable the Foundation to record and report its activities as required by law and otherwise to manage and develop the Foundation’s operations and activities and comply with legal and regulatory requirements; and,
  7. to protect you and the Foundation against error and fraud.

Our Disclosure of Your Personal Information

Personal Information received by the Foundation is kept in confidence. Foundation staff is authorized to access Personal Information based only on their need to deal with the information for the uses set forth above. Personal Information will not be rented or sold. Personal information will be disclosed to a third party only to assist the Foundation in its general administration and/or business operations, to a sister registered charitable foundation or organization or to a third party where such disclosure is required or permitted by law.

Website and Electronic Donations and Commerce

The Foundation uses security safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the Personal Information given to us online, including password protocols, encryption software and firewalls to ensure its privacy and to protection.

The Foundation is strongly committed to protecting the privacy of those who use this website. The site compiles conventional log files to monitor and assess activity on and related to this site. This activity does not specifically identify any individual user without prior notice to the user through the use of this site.

Except as set forth above, the Foundation does not disclose information about individual visits to this site or disclose information given to us on this site to third parties.


If you choose to provide us with your Personal Information on the Web, you hereby consent to our collection, use, disclosure and retention of that Personal Information for the purposes and in the manner described in this Privacy Policy.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

The Foundation may amend this policy at will without specific notice to you. The latest privacy policy will be posted and dated on this website. If we make any substantial changes in the way we use your personal information we will notify you by posting an announcement.

Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)

The Foundation’s head office is located in Kemptville, Ontario, Canada. This Privacy Policy will be governed by the privacy and personal information protection laws applicable in Ontario from time to time. As of the effective date of this Privacy Policy, that law is the Canadian federal government’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, otherwise known as PIPEDA.

If you have any questions, comments or complaints about how we use your information, please contact our office at 1.613.258.6832 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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