Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy for Aga Khan Foundation Canada (

Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC) considers the privacy of our visitors to be extremely important. This privacy policy document describes in detail the types of personal information collected and recorded by and how it is used.


By using AKFC websites, you hereby consent to our Privacy Policy below and agree to its terms.

Collection of information

AKFC may ask for and collect from you personally identifiable information at various points throughout the site. Depending on the information and/or services you request, you may be asked to provide your name, email address, address, phone number, payment details, and similar information. Once you provide your personal information, you are not anonymous to AKFC.

Personal information is collected from donors who donate through our “Donate Now” page. We use this information to process your donation and to write to you an acknowledging receipt of your donation for tax purposes. It is important to us that the financial information you give when making an online donation remains secure. The financial information is used only for that particular transaction and is not stored.

How we use your information

AKFC does not sell, rent or trade personal information with others. We generally do not share your name, postal address or email address with any other organization. We may share your information with third parties in the following situations: a) to complete your request, b) to outsource one or more of the functions described above, c) to provide to third parties who may use cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies to collect or receive information from our website and elsewhere on the internet and use that information to provide measurement services and target ads, or d) to share your information with the authorities in response to a legal order or official request, or when we believe you have acted in violation of our Terms of Use.

To access more information regarding targeted online advertising and to better understand your rights as a consumer, please see the Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada website here. If you wish to opt-out of online interest-based advertising, you can do so here.

Donor information may be shared on a “need to know” basis with volunteers, and agencies of the Aga Khan Development Network involved with donor outreach and follow-up. These individuals and agencies shall maintain such personal information in confidence and use it only to deal with the purpose for which it has been provided. AKFC may use your personal information to contact you about an upcoming AKFC event, news item, or for online surveys. You may opt out of email communications at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link that is included at the bottom of every email communication from AKFC.

Log Files

Like many other websites, the AKFC websites make use of log files. These files log visitors to the site – usually a standard procedure for hosting companies and a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. This information is used to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.


AKFC websites use cookies to store information about visitors’ preferences, to record user-specific information on which pages the site visitor accesses or visits, and to personalize or customize our web page content based upon visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends via their browser.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options.

Links to third-party sites

The AKFC websites provides links to several other third-party websites. While we choose our links carefully, AKFC is not responsible for the content of linked websites, or for the privacy policies of websites we link to. Since we do not control those websites, we encourage you to review the privacy policies of those websites prior to any use.

Children’s information

We believe it is important to provide added protection for children online. AKFC websites do not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13.


This section of the Privacy Policy was last updated on May 3, 2016 and AKFC may update it from time to time.

If you require any more information or have any questions about our Online Privacy Policy, please contact us by email at [email protected].

Click here to download AKFC’s full Privacy Policy.