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Share My Story - Terms and Conditions

  1. Our Commitment to Privacy

    Welcome to, a website created to give our supporters a place to share their stories of their support of United Way East Ontario. United Way East Ontario operates and is firmly committed to protecting your privacy online. Our Terms and Conditions are designed to assist you in understanding how we collect, use and disclose the personal information you provide to us and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our website.

  2. Collection of Personal Information

    If you choose to share your story on, you will be asked to provide personal information such as your name, your city, your email address, your story and photo(s). We are not responsible for the privacy or security practices of other websites, and we encourage you to read the privacy policy and terms of use for every website before you provide personal information. Please keep in mind that certain personal information you provide when sharing your story, including your name, city, story and photos, will become publicly available to all visitors. If you decide that you no longer want your story posted on our website, you may contact us at to request that we remove this information.

  3. Use and Disclosure of Personal Information

    When you share your story on, your name, city, story and photos could be displayed to all visitors. We may use your email address to send you a request to approve the posting of your story on our website. United Way East Ontario will not use or disclose the personal information that we collect about you for other purposes without your express consent, except in limited circumstances where such use or disclosure is reasonably necessary to provide the services, or as permitted by law.

  4. Content

    Respect other people’s privacy. Do not include personal information about other people in your submission (such as phone numbers and email addresses) or details about private dialogue, without permission.

    United Way East Ontario cannot guarantee that all submissions to the Share my story web feature will be posted. United Way East Ontario  has no obligation to store or archive the input provided by users.

    United Way East Ontario may edit your submission for length, size, clarity or otherwise to conform to these terms and conditions.

  5. Sharing Your Story on Social Media is about sharing your experiences with others as a way of highlighting what has inspired your support and connecting with other individuals within the community to encourage their support for United Way East Ontario . When you post your story on, United Way East Ontario may share your story, including your name, city and photos through any social media service. By posting your story on, you are consenting to this sharing of your personal information.

  6. Web Analytics & Cookies

    When you visit, we may collect information about your browser type and your IP address for the purposes of diagnosing problems with our website and to track website usage.

    In addition, we store certain information from your browser using “cookies”. A “cookie” is information that is transferred from a website’s server to your computer’s browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive. This information is available to the website’s server when you return to that site using the same browser. This information can be used to identify the user of the browser visiting the site and record, for example, preferences and usage in general.

    Like many websites, we may use cookies to customize the online experience based on an individual’s interests and preferences and in order to streamline the process of entering information by recording frequently entered information.

    We may also use cookies to assist returning visitors in other ways. However, we do not use cookies to retrieve information from your computer that was not originally sent in a cookie. In most cases, if you choose, you can set your browser to refuse cookies or alert you to their transfer to your browser.

  7. Security

    United Way East Ontario takes appropriate precautions to protect users’ personal information. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and to ensure the appropriate use of personal information, we have put in place appropriate technical and administrative safeguards to protect the personal information we collect online.

  8. Modifications

    United Way East Ontario reserves the right to update these terms and conditions at any time. We may provide notice to you of material revisions by means of a general notice on the United Way East Ontario website. Your continued provision of your personal information to the Share your story web feature after these revisions are posted will signify your agreement to these revised terms.

  9. Contact Us

    Should you have any questions or concerns about your privacy or this Privacy Policy, please contact us at