Privacy Policy

The YMCA is committed to protecting personal information, by following responsible information handling practices in keeping with privacy laws.

The YMCA uses modern information and communication technologies to support our YMCA activities. Our Privacy Statement covers the YMCA and our Web site.

Anonymous Access
You can access our Web site home page and browse our site without disclosing your personal data.

We collect information about you only if you volunteer it.
YMCA eConnect on-line registration uses session cookies which are temporarily stored in your computer’s memory (RAM).  These session cookies only work during a single browser session. When the browser exits, these cookies are erased.  These cookies are used to manage your on-line registration including basket information and login information.   To optimize your experience in YMCA eConnect Web site, please set your browser's privacy level to its default setting of medium, or select the "Always allow session cookies" setting.

Services and links of our Web site
Our Web site enables you to communicate with us.

Because YMCA wants your Web site experience to be informational and resourceful, our Web site also provides a number of links to third party sites.

YMCA of Greater Toronto assumes no responsibility for the information practices of sites you are able to access through our site. We encourage visitors to review each site's privacy policy before disclosing any personally identifiable information.

Your choice
We collect personal data you volunteer online, or 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 develop and enhance YMCA programs and services.

We may also collect personal information in order to satisfy legal, government and regulatory obligations.

If you supply us with your contact information, you may hear from us about important information concerning the YMCA program or service in which you are registered.

Information sharing
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.

Children's Privacy
The YMCA of Greater Toronto, in keeping with our Mission and Vision, believes in the development of healthy, confident children.

For children under 12 years of age, we will obtain permission from a parent or legal guardian to collect and use personally identifiable information about a child.

Confidentiality / Security
YMCA maintains physical, electronic and administrative safeguards that are appropriate to the type of personal information we obtain from you.

YMCA staff and volunteers having access to personal data are required to respect the confidentiality of personal information and handle it responsibly.

Privacy Questions
If you are aware of any inaccuracy or changes in the personal information which we hold about you or if you have a complaint or concern about YMCA's information handling practices, we encourage you to talk to us

Ongoing Relevancy
The YMCA regularly reviews its policies and procedures to ensure we remain current with changing laws and evolving public expectations.