Privacy Policy

Privacy and Protection of Personal Information Policy

This Privacy and Protection of Personal Information Policy outlines the policies of LDS regarding collection, use, protection and disclosure of your personal information.


LDS respects your privacy and takes seriously our responsibility to protect the personal information of you and your family members. Any information you provide to LDS will be used and stored in compliance with British Columbia’s Personal Information and Protection Act (PIPA).

LDS will not disclose your information without your consent and does not rent, sell or trade personal data about you to third parties.

Definition of Personal Information

Personal information is any information that is identifiable to you as an individual. This may include, but is not limited to, your name, gender identity or expression, age, date of birth, language of correspondence, mailing address, telephone number, email address, photo/video or other visual likeness of an individual, and membership in an organization. Personal information does not include publicly available information about you in your capacity as an employee of an organization such as your name, job title, work mailing address, work email address, or work telephone number.

Purposes for Personal Information Collection, Retention, Use and Disclosure

LDS will limit the personal information collected to that information necessary for the purposes identified by the organization. Some information requested may be optional (not necessary) and will be marked as such.

LDS collects, uses, and discloses your personal information generally for the following purposes:

  • To communicate with you regarding LDS events, programs, services, referrals and fundraising initiatives;
  • To communicate with you regarding expressions of interest in employment, contract and volunteer opportunities;
  • To enable LDS to operate its application, registration and administrative functions including billing individuals as well as third party funders.
  • To help communicate about and promote programs for the purposes of enrollment in the charity’s programs and services and recruiting supporters of the charity’s activities.

Website statistics and analytics, including cookies

LDS uses digital markers, including cookies, to help us enhance the use of our website and our visitors’ experience.  You may disable the use of cookies on your browser. We also use web analytics tools to collect information on page visits and downloads to better understand what types of content are most valuable to our community. For this purpose, we collect information including location, IP address, device information, and browsing activities while on the website. This information helps us optimize the content and format of our website to serve you better. We do not capture or store information such as your name or home address when you visit our website.

Social media interactions

LDS uses social media to share news and engage members of the public about the work of LDS. When you interact with LDS through social media, you consent to the collection of your personal information by these platforms in accordance with the terms of the platform. These social platforms collect aggregate demographic information such as age, gender, and interests. We may monitor this data for the purpose of tailoring our content to specific audiences.

Make sure that you do not unnecessarily provide your personal information or anybody else’s such as name, email address, or phone numbers through your social media activity.

Other Websites

LDS’s website(s) may include links to other websites. When you click on one of those links you are using another website or platform. LDS’s Privacy Policy does not apply to these other websites or platforms. LDS has no control over these third parties and no responsibility or liability for their collection, use and disclosure of your personal information. If you access another organization’s website or platform through our website, you should read that organization’s privacy policy to determine its personal information practices.

Personal Information Use and Disclosure

LDS will only access, use or disclose information for the purposes for which it was collected, or for a use that is consistent with that purpose, unless consent for another access, use or disclosure has been obtained, or is otherwise required or authorized by law. Personal information will not be accessed, used or disclosed by LDS employees, contractors or volunteers except as authorized in the course of fulfilling their duties and responsibilities. LDS does not sell, rent, trade, any of the Personal Information we collect from you to third parties.

Information Storage and Transfer

LDS stores Personal Information at its offices in British Columbia and on its information systems within Canada, and with third-party service providers located in Canada except as authorized by Canadian law.

In limited circumstances Personal Information may be stored outside of Canada by third-party service providers, in accordance with and in a manner consistent with or exceeding the requirements of Canadian law.


LDS will obtain consent from you for the collection, use or disclosure of your personal information unless otherwise exempted or permitted by the law. Consent may be expressed, implied or deemed. Consent for use of photos, videos or other likenesses will be express and in writing via our media release form. Requirements for consent to collection, use or disclosure of personal information vary depending on circumstances and on the type of personal information to be collected, used or disclosed.


LDS takes reasonable steps to protect your personal information. We have implemented physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect the systems and locations where we store your Personal Information against unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. We also take reasonable steps to ensure that our employees, contractors and volunteers are aware of the procedures to follow to protect Personal Information, and we work with our third-party providers to ensure they employ consistent data protection practices.

Changes and Questions

We may update this privacy policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to our practices or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons.

For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, please contact us by email at or by mail at 3292 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC, V5M 1Z8, Canada