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Financial Donations Privacy Notice

The Canadian Museum of History (the Museum) is a federal Crown corporation dedicated to advancing Canadian history and world history and cultures. The Museum — which includes the Canadian War Museum, Digital Museums Canada, and the Virtual Museum of New France — collects financial donations to support its mandate under section 9(1)(l) of the Museums Act. The Museum collects your personal information including your first name, last name, address, telephone number, email address, payment information (credit card details or banking information), and memorial information (if applicable) for the purpose of processing donations and providing tax receipts. Please note that the Museum may keep a record of your communication preferences and philanthropic interests so that it can engage with you in a way that will be to your satisfaction. The details of each individual donation remain confidential, unless disclosure is required by law or you consent to publication.

Your personal information obtained by the Museum is kept securely in line with the Privacy Act. Your personal information is accessed, used and shared by Museum representatives on a strict need-to-know basis (for example, only when necessary to fulfill their specific duties). Personal information will only be used for the original purpose of collection or a consistent use unless authorized or permitted by law. Donors’ personal information is not rented, sold or traded with third parties.

Communicating With You

The personal information collected for donation purposes is used to communicate offers, news, events and opportunities to support the Museum. The contact name, address, and contact information of donors is shared with suppliers for correspondence and promotional purposes in line with the Privacy Act and telemarketing legislation. For more information about donating to the Museum, to correct your personal information, to tailor what communications you receive, or to opt out of receiving future correspondence, please call 1-800-256-6031 or email

Questions About Your Privacy

Please see the Museum’s website privacy notice for additional information about privacy practices, including online donation transactions.

Questions concerning this Privacy Notice should be directed to

For more information about how to protect your privacy online, please visit the website of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.