Privacy Policy

Policy NamePrivacy Policy                                                  
Policy Number29
Effective DateAugust 10, 2023
Date of Last RevisionJuly 5, 2023
Version Number01


The Period Purse respects your right to privacy

Your privacy and security are important to us. The Period Purse respects your right to privacy and is committed to protecting the personal information you provide to us. We use the information collected through our website to facilitate donation collection and processing, to provide tax receipts, to process online account registrations and to communicate relevant news and updates. The Period Purse does not trade, license, rent or sell your personal information in any manner. (the "Site") is owned and operated by The Period Purse (TPP). The Period Purse can be contacted at:
? The Period Purse, 1460 The Queensway, M111, Toronto, Ontario M8Z 1S7

1. Purpose
The purpose of this privacy policy (this "Privacy Policy") is to inform users of our Site of the following:

  1. The personal data we will collect;
  2. Use of collected data;
  3. Who has access to the data collected; and
  4. The rights of Site users.

This Privacy Policy applies in addition to the terms and conditions of our Site. This is a public document.

2. Overview of TPP
The Period Purse creates menstrual equity by ensuring sustainable access to period products for all, and by ending the stigma associated with periods through education and advocacy.

3. Purpose
By using our Site users agree that they consent to:

  1. The conditions set out in this Privacy Policy; and
  2. The collection, use, and retention of the data listed in this Privacy Policy.

4. Minors
Occasionally, we may collect the personal information of minors, as appropriate, for instance, as volunteers. In certain circumstances, we request the consent of a parent or guardian of that minor child to collect that information.

5. How we use personal data

Data collected from our donors, staff, and stakeholders will only be used for the purposes specified in this Privacy Policy or indicated on the relevant pages of our Site or tax purposes. We will not use your data beyond what we disclose in this Privacy Policy.

6. Who we share personal data with
We may disclose user data to any member of our organization who reasonably needs access to user data to achieve the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy.

7. Other disclosures

We will not sell or share your data with other third parties, except in the following cases:

  1. If the law requires it;
  2. If it is required for any legal proceeding;
  3. To prove or protect our legal rights; and
  4. To buyers or potential buyers of this company in the event that we seek to sell the company.

If you follow hyperlinks from our Site to another Site, please note that we are not responsible for and have no control over their privacy policies and practices.

8. How long we store personal data

User data will be stored until the purpose the data was collected for has been achieved. Tax receipts will be kept for seven (7) years as per CRA guidelines.

9. How we protect your personal data 

All data is only accessible to selected employees. Our employees are bound by strict confidentiality agreements and a breach of this agreement would result in the employee's termination.

While we take all reasonable precautions to ensure that user data is secure and that users are protected, there always remains the risk of harm. The Internet as a whole can be insecure at times and therefore we are unable to guarantee the security of user data beyond what is reasonably practical.

10. How to access, modify, delete, or challenge the data collected

If you would like to know if we have collected your personal data, how we have used your personal data, if we have disclosed your personal data and to who we disclosed your personal data, or if you would like your data to be deleted or modified in any way, please contact us here:

11. How to opt-out of data collection, use or disclosure  

In addition to the method(s) described in the How to Access, Modify, Delete, or Challenge the Data Collected section, we provide the following specific opt-out methods for the forms of collection, use, or disclosure of your personal data specified below:

  1. You can opt-out of our newsletters after you have signed up. You can opt-out by clicking "unsubscribe" on the bottom of any of our newsletters.

12. Modifications 

This Privacy Policy may be amended from time to time in order to maintain compliance with the law and to reflect any changes to our data collection process. When we amend this Privacy Policy we will update the "Effective Date" at the top of this Privacy Policy. We recommend that our users periodically review our Privacy Policy to ensure that they are notified of any updates. If necessary, we may notify users by email of changes to this Privacy Policy.

13. Purpose 

If you have any questions, concerns or complaints, you can contact us, at:

We respectfully acknowledge the land we live and work on is the traditional territory of many nations including the Haudenosaunee, the Anishinabewaki, the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, Mississauga, and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. We also acknowledge that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit.

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