Protecting privacy

The AB COVID Record Verifier application (“app”) will allow you to confirm whether an individual meets the criteria set out in the Alberta Restriction Exemption Program to enter the premises of a business, entity or event that is implementing this program. The sole purpose of the app is to assist the Government of Alberta’s Department of Health (“Alberta Health”) in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. The AB Covid Record Verifier app does not store any data after scanning a Covid Record.

The AB Covid Record Verifier app does not collect personal, private or sensitive information about users of the AB Covid Record Verifier app who scan records using the app.

Privacy is protected by the app by limiting the amount of data accessed at anytime, using a QR code, and not storing any data about an Albertan who is presenting their Covid Record for verification.

This Privacy Policy can also be accessed directly within the app settings screen.

How data is used

No data is collected regarding the use of the AB Covid Record Verifier app.

Anonymous usage data and metrics related to the number of app downloads from applicable app stores is collected. The app developers or Alberta Health cannot identify any specific user that has downloaded or deleted the app. The app is downloadable from the applicable app store which may be linked to an individual’s mobile account. Alberta Health cannot identify any individual that downloads the app onto their device.

The camera

The AB Covid Record Verifier app requires access to your camera to scan the QR code to validate the Covid Record. The information collected from the use of your camera to scan QR codes is not used in any way outside of the app and is not shared with any third parties. It is always your choice whether to use the AB Covid Record Verifier and participate in the Restriction Exemption Program. The AB Covid Record Verifier cannot access your camera without permission.

The app and location tracking

The AB Covid Record Verifier app does not use location services on your mobile device.

Information security

Data accessible through the App is maintained in a secure manner and will not be used for sales or marketing purposes or shared with a third party. The AB Covid Record Verifier app complies with the Government of Alberta Information Security policies and procedures.

Changes to our privacy policy

Alberta Health may update this Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect changes to our information handling or information governance practices. The revised Privacy Policy will be posted here with an updated revision date. We encourage you to check back periodically for any changes or updates.

Resources

For further questions, please reach out to [email protected] or 1-888-527-1224.

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