Up4 The Challenge is an organization that works strategically with members of the community, educators, school boards, community organizations, government, businesses, and other stakeholders to provide youth programming in Ontario that will promote STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) as a means to achieve positive social change in the community. Our program provides youth with tools and improved confidence to address social and environmental challenges through a human-centred design approach. We specifically aim to reach youth who have been traditionally underrepresented in the STEM fields.
Our Commitment to Your Privacy
Up4 The Challenge is committed to protecting your privacy rights and keeping your personal information accurate, confidential, and secure when you communicate in any way with our organization. This includes, for example, visiting our website, participating in one of our programs, providing us with feedback, , or making a donation to support our programs.
Up4 The Challenge’s Privacy Standards
Up4 The Challenge’s Privacy Measures
When you provide us with personal information electronically and consent to its use for the purposes of delivering our services (e.g. programs) and keeping you informed, we use servers and other systems, which are secured and password protected. Personal Information provided or reproduced in hard copy formats is maintained in a secured physical environment using appropriate locking measures and destroyed when no longer in use.
Personal information is stored for only as long as needed in order to provide our services and keep you informed of our activities. Your personal information may be stored using the services of various providers who also take measures to protect the personal information of its customers. If at any time you would like information regarding our internet and information storage providers, please contact us. While we make every reasonable effort to choose reputable providers, we have no authority to demand changes to their processes and systems for preserving the privacy of personal information.
Similarly, when we communicate with you by email, we cannot guarantee that information will not be intercepted by unauthorized persons as a result of breaches to either of our systems. As such, if there is personal information that you would not like to share or communicate about by electronic means, please let us know and we will work with you to determine what alternative arrangements may be possible.
Upon written request and with reasonable notice, we will provide you with any personal information we have about you and make amendments to ensure its accuracy.
This policy was last revised on February 26, 2019.