Privacy Statement

Sturgeon County is committed to providing a website that respects your personal information and how it is collected, used, shared and secured.

This Statement of Privacy applies to our site, and all associated systems, processes and applications under the control of Sturgeon County and governs data collection and usage. By visiting 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.

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 individuals voluntary supply personal information through an online form or by setting up a user account through Sturgeon Services.

When you visit sturgeoncounty.ca, Sturgeon County’s web server automatically collects a limited amount of standard information essential to the operation and evaluation of the County’s website.

This information may include:
1. your IP address
2. browser type
3. domain names,
4. access times and
5. referring website addresses.

This information is not used to identify individuals who visit the County’s website. This information is used to help us make our site more useful to visitors, to learn which pages are most popular and about the number of visitors to our site. This information is collected in compliance with Section 33 (c) of Alberta’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act. The County does not track or record information about individuals and their visits.

Information collected through feedback forms, online service requests or user account for Sturgeon Services

The personal information you submit through the County’s Customer Feedback Forms, Online Service Requests or user accounts for Sturgeon Services – including email address and contact information – is collected by the County solely for the purpose of responding to the information provided or service request.

This information is not disclosed except to authorized personnel (County staff or Contractors) for the purpose of addressing your feedback/request. Any personal information you submit to the County is secured once it reaches the County’s server. However, the County cannot guarantee the security of your information before it reaches the County’s website.

Privacy and External Links

Sturgeon County’s website 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 can 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.

Sturgeon County offices will be closed Monday, February 19 for Family Day. Offices will re-open Tuesday, February 20 at 8:30 a.m.

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