Since 1982, The Windsor Women Working With Immigrant Women has been serving our Windsor-Essex County communities.
As a non-profit, charitable organization, we strive to achieve excellence in our service delivery to immigrant and refugee women and their families to become full and participating members of Canadian Society. The Windsor Women Working With Immigrant Women is a multi-cultural, non-profit and community based organization. We function in an anti-oppressive, feminist and anti-racist framework.
Our approach is holistic, recognizing that our clients are multi-faceted identities, and that negation of any aspect of that is detrimental to their full participation in Canadian society.
We are committed to assisting women and their families with priority to immigrant, racialized, individuals with multiple barriers and youth.
Our Privacy Commitment to You
The WWWWIW’s Privacy Principles
The WWWWIW is responsible for the protection of your personal information collected through our office(s), program activities and website. Individuals will be asked to review and sign a consent form before any personal information is released to third parties for the purpose of providing enhanced services or otherwise.
The WWWWIW’s Privacy Officer Responsibilities include:
- Documentation of uses of personal information
- Training employees in correct practices
- Compliance monitoring
- Reporting and dispute resolution
The WWWWIW will provide a statement to explain the purpose(s) for the collection of your personal information wherever possible, before we ask you to disclose it.
We collect personal data when you make use of or register for our programs and services, in order to better meet your program, service and information needs.
We also use and disclose data, which does not identify individuals, for statistical purposes to assess, develop and improve the WWWWIW’s programs and services.
We also collect personal information in order to refer you to enhanced services, or to satisfy legal, government and regulatory obligations.
We do not sell personal information we collect.
We will not disclose your personal information to anyone else without your prior knowledge or consent, except when required by a government body or agency, or as permitted by law.
If you supply us with your contact information, you may hear from us about important information concerning the WWWWIW’s program or service for which you are registered.
You may also hear from us about other WWWWIW programs and services that may interest and benefit you or we may ask you for feedback about the services you have already received as part of our quality assurance commitment. If you do not wish to receive information about other WWWWIW programs, services or opportunities, please call 519-973-5588.
Using our Website
You can access our website home page and browse our site without disclosing your personal data. Any personal information that site visitors voluntarily choose to provide in order to receive free electronic newsletters, participate in periodic polls and surveys and/or to complete any of our online application forms IS NOT shared with third parties unless stated otherwise. The WWWWIW will ensure all personal information is secured and remains confidential.
How We Collect Your Personal Information
While using the WWWWIW website, you may be asked to submit Personal Information when registering for services, ordering products, and posting content. Depending on the service or process, the Personal Information you may be asked to provide is your: Name, Postal, Address, Email address, Phone number Credit or Debit Card Information, Age, Gender or other demographic information, Location information, Personal Information may also be collected, or your IP address logged, when you visit WWWWIW’s website. Your IP information allows us to understand how you use our site and to enable us to make changes to our site in order to improve your experience. Information regarding your computer, your selection to our website (such as your browser type, operating system, and platform) and your user history .
A cookie is a small text file containing a unique identification number that is transferred from a website to the hard drive of your computer so that the website may identify separate visitors to the site and track users’ activities on the website. A cookie will not let a website know any personally identifiable information about you, such as your real name and address.
Links on our Website
Consent & Disclosure
The only personal information that the WWWWIW collects is with your knowledge and consent.
You can choose not to disclose any personal information we may ask you to provide. However, a decision to withhold some personal information can result in our inability to provide you with our services.
Further, you can withdraw your consent to the collection, use or disclosure of your personal information at any time, subject to any legal requirements and reasonable notice.
The amount and type of information that the WWWWIW collects is limited only to that which is necessary to fulfill the purposes identified. The WWWWIW will ask for the information it requires directly from the individual. Personal information will be collected using procedures which are fair, transparent and lawful.
You can choose to disclose as much or as little personal information as you are comfortable with. As noted in Principle 3, a decision to withhold some personal information can prevent us from providing you with our services.
Limiting Use, Disclosure and Retention
The WWWWIW will use your personal information only for the purposes for which it was collected.
Your information will not be disclosed without your knowledge and consent, unless permitted or required by law.
Your personal information will be retained only as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected, and in compliance with any laws surrounding information retention. If all identified purposes for the use of your personal information have been exhausted, we will destroy the information or render it unidentifiable.
In order to ensure the reliable delivery of services and information, your personal information will be kept accurate, complete and up to date.
We assume that the information that you provide to us is accurate. If at any time your personal information changes, we hope to be informed of it immediately. If you contact us with a request, we will take appropriate steps to update or correct the personal information in our possession that you have previously provided to us.
The WWWWIW employs a number of safeguards to protect your personal information against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use, or modification. Such safeguards include physical measures, for example locked filing cabinets, restricted access to offices, and limiting access on a “need to know” basis, and use of passwords and encryption.
Procedures for implementing these measures are communicated to all employees to ensure compliance with this principle.
Upon request, we will inform you if we hold any personal information about you and provide you with access to this information. If we have any personal information about you, we will also tell you for what purposes it is used for, if applicable.
You have a right to update any personal information that we hold on you. Should you wish to see the full contents of your information that is on file, you must make a formal written request and mail or email it to:
1368 Ouellette Ave
Windsor, ON N8X 1J9
We will respond to you within thirty (30) days after receipt of your written request or will notify you if a longer period is required by us in order to fully address your request, provided that an extension of thirty (30) day period is permitted by applicable privacy laws.
1368 Ouellette Ave
Windsor, ON N8X 1J9