Privacy Policy

What information do we collect?
This site may be visited anonymously. However, when registering on this site to access the free board self-assessment questionnaire, you will be asked to enter your name and e-mail address and provide other information as needed as the registered coordinator of the self-assessment. By registering as coordinator on behalf of your board, you consent to the use of information about your board for the purpose of assessing your board's effectiveness.  Your name, and the name of your organization and any information about your board, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any person other than the professional research team of Dr. Harrison and Murray.  It is important to note your name and email will be associated with each and every survey collected on behalf of your board. This procedure ensures protects participant privacy.   

What do we use your information for?

Because the service provided through this website is part of a sponsored research project, nonprofit organizations that use it should know that the identities of the coordinators that register data will never be revealed. The information gathered will be accessible only to Professors Harrison and Murray who as professional researchers will statistically analyze it from time to time to produce academic papers and research reports on the state of nonprofit board effectiveness in Canada and other countries throughout the world.


The email address the registered coordinator provides will be used to a) facilitate the assessment project b) update the coordinator on the progress of the assessment (e.g response rate) and c)  request a copy of the final report for the organization.

How do we protect your information?
We have implemented a variety of measures to ensure the information we collect is secure.  This website and the information transmitted to it is via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology certified as secure by godaddy.com. We employ ITI Canada to program and maintain the integrity of the boardcheckup.com information system. The server is secure and the professionals we employ have signed a contract to maintain our system and keep all information associated with it confidential.


We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act). Our website, services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.

How long do you have access to your information?

The assessment information for your organization will be made available only to those who register as coordinators of the assessment. Assessment information will be stored in the registered coordinator's dashboard for 90 days at which time it will be removed from the database.  It may also be removed upon registered coordinator email request.

How do you give consent?
By registering for the board self-assessment, you consent to participate in this research project.

How will changes to this Privacy Policy be communicated?
In the unlikely event that it becomes necessary to change this privacy policy for any reason, the changes, which will appear on this page, will be dated.   This policy was established on June 24, 2010 and updated September 3, 2010.

How to contact us about our privacy policy?
If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the online form on the contact page of this website.