What Is Personal Information?
What Personal Information Do We Collect?
You can visit our website without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself, including your email address. Our web server may collect information related to your visit to our website, including: the IP address and domain used to access our website; the type and version of your browser; the website you came from to access our website; the page you entered and exited at; any website page that is viewed by that IP address; and what country you are from. We use this information to monitor our website’s performance (e.g., number of visits, average time spent, page views) and for our organization’s internal planning purposes, such as working to continually upgrade our website.
In addition, we collect the personal information that you submit to our website, such as your name, address and any other contact or other information that you choose to provide by:
- using the “Contact Us” portion of this website;
- applying for a position with Digital Alberta through this website; or
- by corresponding with a representative of Digital Alberta via email using the hyperlinks created for that purpose.
Where you request information from us, we may use the email address that you provide to send you information about events, news updates or services that we believe may be of interest to you. If you have asked us to put you on an email mailing list to provide you with certain information on a regular basis, or if we send you information about our events, news updates or services by email, you may ask us to remove you from the list at any time (using the unsubscribe instructions provided with each email and on the site where you signed up).
When you visit the website, we place a “cookie” on the hard drive of your computer to track your visit. A cookie is a small data file that is transferred to your hard drive through your web browser that can only be read by the website that placed the cookie on your hard drive. The cookie acts as an identification card and allows our website to identify you and to record your passwords and preferences. The cookie allows us to track your visit to the website so that we can better understand your use of our website so that we can customize and tailor the website to better meet your needs.
Most web browsers are set to accept cookies. However, on most web browsers, you may change this setting to have your web browser either: (1) notify you prior to a website placing a cookie on your hard drive so that you can decide whether or not to accept the cookie; or (2) automatically prevent the placing of a cookie on your hard drive. It should be noted that if cookies are not accepted, you will not be able to access a number of web pages found on the website.
What About Links to Other Websites?
Our website may contain links to other websites that may be subject to less stringent Privacy standards. We cannot assume any responsibility for the Privacy practices, policies or actions of the third parties that operate these websites. Digital Alberta is not responsible for how such third parties collect, use or disclose your personal information. You should review the Privacy policies of these websites before providing them with personal information.
Why Do We Collect, Use and Disclose Personal Information?
The personal information collected is used and disclosed for our organization’s purposes. Your personal information may be shared with our volunteers, board members, contractors, consultants, affiliates and other parties who require such information to assist us with establishing, maintaining and managing our relationship with you. In addition, personal information may be disclosed or transferred to another party in the event of a change in ownership of, or a grant of a security interest in, all or a part of Digital Alberta.
We may collect, use or disclose your personal information without your knowledge or consent where we are permitted or required by applicable law or regulatory requirements to do so.
Your Consent Is Important to Us
You may change or withdraw your consent at any time, subject to legal or contractual restrictions and reasonable notice, by contacting our Privacy Officer using the contact information set out below. In some circumstances, a change in, or withdrawal of, consent may severely limit our ability to provide event or news updates or services to, or acquire information from, you. All communications with respect to such withdrawal or variation of consent should be in writing and addressed to our Privacy Officer.
How Is Your Personal Information Protected?
Digital Alberta endeavours to maintain physical, technical and procedural safeguards that are appropriate to the sensitivity of the personal information in question. These safeguards are designed to prevent your personal information from loss and unauthorized access, copying, use, modification or disclosure.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while this website strives to protect your personal information, we cannot warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once this website receives your transmission, we make commercially reasonable efforts to ensure its security on our systems.
Updating Your Personal Information
It is important that the information contained in our records is both accurate and current. If your personal information happens to change during the course of our relationship, please keep us informed of such changes.
In some circumstances we may not agree with your request to change your personal information and will instead append an alternative text to the record in question.
Access to Your Personal Information
You can ask to see the personal information that we hold about you. If you want to review, verify or correct your personal information, please contact our Privacy Officer using the contact information set out below. Please note that any such communication must be in writing.
In the event that we cannot provide you with access to your personal information, we will endeavour to inform you of the reasons why, subject to any legal or regulatory restrictions.
Inquiries or Concerns?
For more information about our Privacy Policies, please visit our website at www.digitalalberta.com. If you have any questions or concerns about our Privacy Policies, please contact: