Our Accountability

The Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Society manages and administers all donor information and donations in accordance with the Donor Bill of Rights outlined below and abides by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Code of Ethical Standards.

Donor Bill of Rights

  1. To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
  2. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organizations governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgement in its stewarding responsibilities
  3. To have access to the organization's most recent financial statements.
  4. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
  5. To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
  6. To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
  7. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
  8. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
  9. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
  10. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

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Our Commitment to Privacy

The Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Society (VAMMR) is committed to adhering to the principles of PIPA (Personal Information Protection Act), PIPEDA (Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act), CASL (Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation) and embraces ethical guidelines established by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. 

VAMMR knows that you care how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate you trusting that we will do so carefully. Our Privacy Policy explains our practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used by VAMMR.

Questions, inquiries, concerns, or complaints relating to VAMMR’s policy on the treatment of personal information should be emailed to VAMMR’s Privacy Officer at privacy@vammrs.org. Further information on privacy and your rights in regard to your personal information may be found on the website of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada at www.privcom.gc.ca.

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