Sturgeon County | Privacy Statement
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Sturgeon County Privacy Statement

Overview

Sturgeon County is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to our site, and all associated systems, processes and applictions under the control of Sturgeon County and governs data collection and usage. By using the Sturgeon County site, you consent to the data practices described in this statement. Sturgeon County is subject to the Alberta Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act.

Click here for some frequently asked questions about FOIP.


Information Collection

Sturgeon County does not automatically gather personal information such as email address, name, home or work address or telephone number. This would only be obtained when granted permission through an online form or by setting up a user account through Sturgeon Services. 
Sturgeon County does collect information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Sturgeon County.

This information can include:

  • your IP address
  • browser type
  • domain names,
  • access times and
  • referring website addresses.

Sturgeon County keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Sturgeon County, in order to determine what Sturgeon County services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Sturgeon County to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Sturgeon County does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Sturgeon County may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Sturgeon County may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Sturgeon County, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Sturgeon County does not use or disclose sensitive personal information without your explicit consent. 

Sturgeon County Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Sturgeon County or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Sturgeon County; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Sturgeon County, or the public.


Privacy and External Links

SturgeonCounty.ca contains links to external sites that are not associated with Sturgeon County. Sturgeon County encourages you to review the privacy statements of those pages so that you can understand how they collect, use and share your information. Sturgeon County is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites.


Cookies

Cookies are temporary files that may be placed on your hard drive while you visit a website. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer.  Cookies help Sturgeon County in identifying how visitors use our website, but the County does not store personal information through cookies or store your information without your knowledge. 


More Information

Sturgeon County welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy.

If you have concerns regarding access to information or privacy issues under FOIP, please contact:
 

Access & Privacy Officer

Sturgeon County Phone: 780-939-4321
9613-100 Street Fax: 780-939-2076
Morinville, Alberta T8R-1L9 foip@sturgeoncounty.ca