The Azrieli Foundation Canada – Privacy Statement

The mission of the Azrieli Foundation Canada (“we,” “us” or the “Foundation”) is to improve the lives of present and future generations through education, research, healthcare and the arts, mainly in Canada and Israel. During its activities, the Foundation may receive personal information. This Privacy Statement explains how the Foundation processes such information and how you may obtain further information about our management of personal information.

For the purposes of this Statement, and following applicable federal and provincial legislation, “personal information” means any information about an individual that is, or can reasonably be, associated with that individual.

Our Programs: The Personal Information We Collect

During its various projects, programs and activities, the Foundation may collect personal information from the following parties: participants in various Foundation activities and programs; parties interested in Foundation activities and programs; applicants to various Foundation programs; Board members; volunteers; third-party event organizers; and third-party service providers.

In addition to strategic philanthropic investments in large and small organizations, the Foundation operates a number of programs for which it receives personal information. These programs include the Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Program, the Azrieli Music Prizes, the Azrieli Prize in Architecture, the Azrieli Fellows Program, the Azrieli Science Grants Program and the Canadian Centre for Caregiving Excellence (CCCE).

Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Program. The personal information collected in connection with this program consists of contact information (name, address, email address, telephone number) provided when books offered through the program. The Foundation also collects contact information in connection with events associated with this program – either directly or from event organizers. As the Foundation’s books are often ordered for educational purposes, information including the school’s name, grade and subject is often collected.

The Azrieli Music Prizes. As of February 2019, all applicant information associated with these prizes is submitted electronically via an online nomination form using a third-party web site. All applicant information and supporting material is circulated to jurors of the competition.

The Azrieli Prize in Architecture. The Foundation operates this program through an Israeli charitable organization called Keren Azrieli (Israel A.R.), which administers the program and retains all information regarding applications on its server. All applicant information and supporting material is circulated to jurors of the competition.

The Azrieli Fellows Program. The Foundation operates this program through an Israeli charitable organization called Keren Azrieli (Israel A.R.), which administers the program and retains all information regarding applications on its server. Applications, references and supporting materials are shared with the following parties: the Foundation, the selection committees and interview committees; participating universities; and suppliers and service providers that operate the program.

The Azrieli Science Grants Program. The Foundation requests research proposals from the academic community for specific areas of science and biomedical research. Applicant information (i.e., names and contact details) is either collected on a third-party website or directly by the Foundation. Applications, references and supporting materials are shared with the Foundation, advisors, and review committee members recruited from the scientific community.

The Canadian Centre for Caregiving Excellence (CCCE). The Canadian Centre for Caregiving Excellence is supported by the Azrieli Foundation but operates independently. During its various activities, CCCE may collect personal information from the following parties” program partners, participants, grant applicants, external organizations interested in CCCE’s activities, Board members, volunteers, third-party organizers of events and third-party service providers.

How The Foundation Uses Personal Information

The personal information collected by the Foundation is used to:

  1. Operate and manage the Foundation’s activities and programs, including participation in programs by candidates, graduate students, alumni and other participants, selection and interview committees, and jurors.
  2. Communicate and provide information about the Foundation’s activities to the public and to stakeholders.
  3. Review or respond to feedback, comments, photos, videos, or other information shared with the Foundation via social media, surveys or interactive sections of our website.
  4. Administer, safeguard, and improve our programs, sites, systems, facilities, events and other Foundation operations.
  5. Protect the Foundation’s rights and the safety of others.
  6. Comply with applicable legal obligations.

The Foundation does not share, transfer, exchange or disclose personal information with third parties, except to support its mission, activities and programs. Specifically, the Foundation may share personal information with employees, agents, affiliated entities, and certain unaffiliated third parties (i.e., selection committees, interview committees, jurors, contractors, suppliers and service providers) who assist with the Foundation’s activities and programs. The Foundation may also disclose personal information to Israeli and Canadian governmental authorities that require such information according to applicable laws.

The Foundation does not sell personal information for third-party fundraising or marketing purposes.

Our Use of Internet Technology

Cookies and other technologies are used in connection with our website and the social media platforms we use. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting, cookies may be issued when you visit our site. By continuing to use our site and accessing our presence on social media platforms, you consent to the placement of relevant cookies and similar technologies on your computer or device.

Cookies. The site may use cookies, which are small text files stored on your computer or device when you access a website. The Foundation uses cookies to remember you and your preferences; they also help the Foundation understand how users engage with its sites.

Google Ads Cookies. The Foundation’s website uses Google Ads, an online advertising program from Google Inc. (“Google”), that sets a conversion tracking cookie whenever a visitor clicks on an ad served by Google. These cookies, which expire after 30 days, allow Google to create conversion statistics (i.e., the number of users who clicked on the ad and proceeded to that page). Advertisers do not obtain any information that can be used to identify users. The Google conversion tracking cookie can be disabled by changing browser settings to either accept or reject such cookies on a case-by-case basis; to automatically accept or reject them under certain conditions; or to automatically delete cookies when closing the browser. Please consult Google’s Privacy Policy for further information.

Click-Through URLs. If you “opt in” to receive newsletters, updates, or other information from the Azrieli Foundation, your emails may use a “click-through URL” linked to content on the Foundation site. When you click one of these URLs, they pass through a separate web server before arriving at the destination page on our sites. This click-through data is used to help the Foundation understand how recipients respond to, or interact with, these emails.

Third Party Analytics. The Foundation uses third-party analytics services, including Google Analytics, to collect information about site use and to enable site improvement. These analytics services use cookies and similar technologies to collect information about website trends to us but do not identify individuals to the Foundation.

Plugins/social media and video. If you choose to share the Foundation’s digital content with others through social networks (e.g., Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn) or to watch a video posted to a third-party media site such as YouTube, you may be sent cookies from these third-party websites. The Foundation does not control the setting of these plugins/cookies and has no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted. Please consult these social media platforms to view their privacy policies and/or learn how to modify account settings to manage cookies and similar technologies.


Consent. Unless permitted by law, the Foundation will not collect personal information without obtaining your consent. There may be situations where your consent is implied by your actions, for example by providing your contact information at a Foundation event or ordering a book from the Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Program. By providing your personal information, you agree the Foundation may collect, use, disclose or otherwise process your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Statement.

Withdrawing Your Consent. Subject to the terms of this paragraph, you may withdraw your consent to the Foundation’s use of your information. If you do so, this may prevent the Foundation from providing you with information on programs, products or services.

Please note that there may be circumstances where you cannot withdraw your consent because of legal, regulatory or contractual requirements. To withdraw your consent, contact the Foundation as described below in “Answering Your Privacy Questions.”

Please note that, in specific circumstances, Canadian law permits or requires the use or disclosure of personal information without consent. These circumstances include situations when required by law or when necessary to protect the Foundation, its employees or others. Should the Foundation believe it appropriate to disclose personal information without consent, it will limit the disclosure of information only to what is necessary.

Safeguards, Accuracy & Retention

How We Protect Your Information. The Foundation endeavours to maintain appropriate physical, procedural and technical safeguards regarding its offices and information storage facilities to prevent any loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, or modification of personal information in its custody. These safeguards also apply to the disposal or destruction of such information.

The Foundation endeavours to ensure that any personal information in our custody is as accurate, current and complete as necessary for its purposes.

Where We Keep Your Information. Personal information may be used, accessed, or stored in servers outside of Canada, including Israel. When personal information is located outside of Canada, it is subject to the laws of that jurisdiction.

How Long We Keep Your Information. The Foundation actively retains your personal information for as long as it is required for its relationship with you or if it is required by federal and provincial laws. Depending on the nature of the information and the purpose for which it was collected, this length of time may vary.


The Foundation provides a reasonable right of access and will endeavour to provide the personal information in question within a reasonable time. You may be asked for identification so that the Foundation may verify your identity before providing you with your personal information. If you require the documents in an alternative format, the Foundation will make reasonable efforts to do so. If there are charges related to retrieving and providing you with this information, you will be advised and asked for authorization before proceeding.

The Foundation may decline access to personal information in circumstances where the information requested would reveal confidential information, would reveal personal information about someone else or where it is permitted or prohibited by legal requirements from disclosing such information.

Answering your Privacy Questions

If you have any questions about how the Foundation manages or uses your personal information, please contact our Privacy Officer at:

2 St. Clair Avenue West,
Suite 900
Toronto, Ontario
M4V 1L5
Tel: + 1-416-322-5928

If the Foundation is unable to resolve the matter to your satisfaction, you may bring it to the attention of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.