Privacy Statement

Privacy Commitment

Treasury Board and Finance respects the privacy of the visitors to our website. This page summarizes the privacy policy and practices on our site.

Personal Information Management

This site does not automatically gather any personal information from you. Information such as name, phone number and e-mail address are only obtained if you provide it to us voluntarily by sending us e-mail or submitting an electronic form.

Any personal information that you provide to us is collected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act. We collect only what is necessary for the operation of the website and to respond to your needs. Our use and disclosure of your personal information is limited by the privacy protection provisions of the FOIP Act.

The personal information you submit is secure once it reaches the government server. In transit between your computer and the server, however, it may not be secure. If you would prefer to raise a comment or question in person, please call 310-4455, toll free in the province of Alberta.

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Information Collected via the Internet

When you visit this website, the web server automatically collects a limited amount of standard information essential to the operation and evaluation of the website. This information includes:

  • 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, and
  • the name and size of the file you request.

This information helps us assess our information services and is used only for this purpose. It is collected in compliance with section 33 (c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act.  This information is not used to identify individuals who come to the website. None of this information is disclosed to other public bodies or individuals.

The only information collected that is used to identify you is information you give voluntarily. When you submit a question or comment, you may be asked for your name, e-mail address, or other information. For example, when you sign up to receive an e-mail update, you will be asked for your e-mail address.

This information is only used to process and respond to your question or comment, or to provide the e-mail update service, and is collected in compliance with section 33 (c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act. This information is not disclosed except to authorized personnel who need it to answer your question or who manage the e-mail update list.

The personal information you submit is secure once it reaches the government server. In transit between your computer and the server, however, it may not be secure. If you would prefer to raise a comment or question in person, please call 310-4455, toll free in the province of Alberta.

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Cookies

A cookie is a file that is placed on your hard drive with your temporary internet files while you are visiting a website. We use cookies to track how visitors use our site. This information is then used to improve our service to you. We do not store personal information in cookies, nor do we collect personal information from you without your knowledge as you browse this site. If you wish, you may change the settings on your web browser to deny cookies or to warn you when cookies will be deposited.

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Security

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this site uses software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.

Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits.

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Links to Other Sites

This site may contain links to other websites. We are not responsible for the content and privacy practices of other sites you may visit after you exit this website.

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Page last updated:  April 9, 2013