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Privacy Statement

Know what information may be collected from you when you visit a Government of Alberta website.

The Government of Alberta is committed to ensuring your privacy while you visit this site. All information is collected in compliance with section 33 (c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act.

Collection of information

We maintain our websites to help the public find information about the government and its services. When you visit this site, our web server automatically collects a limited amount of standard information essential to the operation and evaluation of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals who come to the site. None of this information is disclosed to other public bodies or individuals.

The information that is collected identifies the following:

  • the page from which you arrived
  • the date and time of your page request
  • the IP address your computer is using to receive information
  • the type and version of your browser
  • the name and size of the file you request

Personal information

The only information we may use to identify you is the information you give voluntarily. For example, when you sign up for e-mail updates of government announcements, you will be asked to provide your e-mail address.

This personal information is disclosed only to the authorized personnel who use it to process and respond to your request.

While the personal information you send is secure once it reaches the government server, it may not be secure in transit between your computer and ours. For more information about any of the policies described above, please contact:

Manager, Digital Communications
Tel: 780-427-9263
Email: internetcomm@gov.ab.ca

Cookies

When you visit a website it may deposit a piece of data, called a web cookie, with the temporary web browser files on your computer.

If you wish, you can change the settings on your web browser to deny cookies, or to warn you when a site is about to deposit cookies on your hard drive.

Government of Alberta websites use cookies to collect anonymous statistical information such as browser type, screen size, traffic patterns and pages visited. This information helps us provide you with better service. We do not store personal information in cookies, nor do we collect personal information from you without your knowledge, as you browse the site.

Cookies from third party applications

This site uses a number of third party products. Read their privacy statements to find out how they track and use your information:

AddThis privacy statement

Crazy Egg privacy statement

Google Analytics privacy statement

Security

The Government of Alberta's computer system uses software to monitor unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or damage the service we provide. No attempt is made to identify users or their usage patterns except during law enforcement investigations.