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Privacy Policy 

Our online privacy policy is in place to protect and secure the personal information you provide to Mainsprings online. You deserve to know our security practices and be informed on how your data is collected and used. You can always remove your name from our mailing list.

 

Privacy Policy

About the information we collect:
We collect information in two ways from visitors on our website.

  • From persons interested in requesting information or materials from our organization.
  • Online donations.

The online information we collect includes name, address, city, province, postal code, telephone number, e-mail address, and, in the case of online giving, a credit card number and expiration date.

In order to continuously improve your service and tailor our subsequent communications to you, we may also ask you to provide us with information regarding demographics, comments, professional interests, and contact preferences.

How the information is used:
Mainsprings uses the information provided to understand each person’s situation and needs in order to provide dedicated care that is tailored to each persons unique needs.

For online donations we may use your information to complete a transaction or issue you an income tax receipt for a donation. Once we receive credit card information, it is accessible only to a small number of trusted Mainsprings staff who have been specially trained in processing this information. Credit card numbers are used only for donation or payment processing and are not retained for any other purposes.

If requested, we may also use this information to update you on projects and activities of the organization. You are always able to opt-out of this communication.

No sharing of personal information.
Mainsprings never sells, rents, leases, or exchanges your personal information with other organizations.

We guarantee that the identity of all who contact us through this website will be kept confidential. Use of personal information will be limited to internal purposes of Mainsprings and only to enhance or benefit the activities and services Mainsprings provides.

Security
Mainsprings is committed to ensuring the security of your personal information. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the proper use of information, we have established and implemented appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Mainsprings uses Internet Encryption Software and the Thawte protocol when collecting or transferring sensitive data such as credit card information. Any information you enter is encrypted at your browser, sent over the public Internet in encrypted form and then de-encrypted at our server.

Scope of Care

As a faith-based charity Mainsprings is a valuable community resource providing support and essential services for individuals and families for pregnancy or family-related challenges.

We provide information, education, emotional or practical support for all pregnancy options including adoption, parenting, and abortion. We support families through whatever decision they make for as long as they need.

Mainsprings is not a medical facility. We do not provide or assist in arranging for abortions, ongoing medical care, contraceptives, or STI (Sexually Transmitted Infections) testing. Clients are encouraged to visit their family doctor or primary care provider for ongoing healthcare needs. If clients do not have a family physician or primary care provider, we will provide them with information to help them find appropriate medical care.

To see a full list of our services please visit our client care page.

Land Acknowledgement

In the spirit of respect, reciprocity, and truth, we honour and acknowledge Moh’kinsstis, and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Blackfoot confederacy: Siksika, Kainai, Piikani, as well as the Îyâxe Nakoda and Tsuut’ina nations. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3 within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. Finally, we acknowledge all Nations – Indigenous and non – who live, work, and play on this land, and who honour and celebrate this territory.