Privacy Policy

Ottawa Dog Rescue Privacy Policy

Ottawa Dog Rescue (“ODR”) recognizes the importance of privacy and is committed to maintaining the accuracy, confidentiality and security of your personal information. This Privacy Policy describes the personal information that is collected from you, how we manage that personal information, and how that personal information is used.

Personal Information
Personal information is any information that can be used to distinguish, identify or contact a specific individual. Exceptions include business contact information and publicly available information such as name, address, and telephone numbers as published in telephone directories. When you apply to volunteer with us, foster or adopt a dog from us or surrender your dog to us, there is certain information that we require to serve you better. This information includes your name, home address, email address, animal history, veterinary information and other personal information. In order to ensure that we fulfill our mandate to place dogs in the most loving foster and adoptive homes possible, we may need even more information, in addition to the foregoing items.

Management of Personal Information
Personal information gathered by ODR will be treated with respect. We are responsible for all personal information in our possession. All employees, agents and authorized service providers of ODR are required to protect the confidentiality of your personal information. We keep your personal information with us in strict confidence. ODR does not sell, rent or exchange any personal information collected from supporters, volunteers, foster families or families adopting dogs with any other organization or entity.

Use of Personal Information
We collect and use personal information only for purposes that a reasonable person would consider appropriate in light of the circumstances. These purposes include contacting any of our applicants, assessing a volunteer’s most appropriate role in ODR, assessing whether a dog and a volunteer are a good match, ensuring dogs being fostered or adopted are given the proper care and support and other purposes to further our mandate.

We have appointed a Privacy Officer to oversee compliance with this Privacy Policy. If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please contact the Privacy Officer by email at