Plamondon District Community Development (“PDCDS”) respects your rights to privacy and is committed to the protection of personal information, under its control, pursuant to Alberta’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP).
Personal Information is collected in accordance with section 33 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP).
Collection of Personal Information
PDCDS will not collect personally identifying information about you without your consent or unless you supply it voluntarily such as via email, phone or to register for a service, program or set up an account.
Either before or when we collect your personal information, the purposes and intended use will be identified and explained to you and limited to that which is necessary for the purposes identified by PDCDS and collected by fair and lawful means.
When you visit the PDCDS website, PDCDS’ web server automatically collects a limited amount of information essential to the operation and evaluation of the PDCDS’ website. This information includes:
- the page from which you arrived,
- the date and time of your page request,
- the Internet Protocol (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 requested.
This information is not used to identify individuals who come to PDCDS’ website.
This information is only used to assess the PDCDS’ information services and is collected in accordance with Section 33 of Alberta’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act.
Personal information may also be collected in accordance with section 3 of Alberta’s Municipal Government Act.
Cookies are temporary files that may be placed on your hard drive while you visit a website. Cookies are used to track how visitors use PDCDS’ website, but PDCDS does not store personal information through cookies, nor does PDCDS collect personal information from you without your knowledge as you browse this website. Any cookies on PDCDS’ website are used to assist in the collection of anonymous statistical information such as:
- browser type
- screen size,
- traffic patterns,
- pages visited.
This information helps PDCDS improve both PDCDS’ website and its service to citizens. It is not disclosed to any third parties. However, if you are concerned about cookies, you can adjust your web browser to reject all cookies. All site features should function normally if cookies are disabled.
Protection of Personal Information
Personal information under the custody and control of PDCDS is protected by robust security safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the personal information in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP).
Security and IP addresses
Any personal information you submit to PDCDS is secured once it reaches the server. However, PDCDS cannot guarantee the security of your information before it reaches the server.
Your computer uses a unique IP address when browsing the Internet. PDCDS may collect IP addresses to monitor any security breaches on the website and other online services. No attempt is made to identify users or their usage patterns unless unauthorized use of PDCDS’ website is detected or is required for a law enforcement investigation.
Use and Disclosure of Personal Information
We may release your personal information, only as necessary, to third parties only in limited circumstances authorized in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act. Some of these circumstances are:
- where we have your written consent,
- or to those departments within PDCDS who assist us in serving you, or
- where we are required or permitted to do so by law.
Your personal information shall not be used for any purpose that is not consistent with the purpose other than for which it was originally collected, unless we contact you and ask for your consent, or as required by law
Your personal information is not disclosed except to authorized personnel for the purpose of responding to your requests or, providing and discharging a service, or if we wish to use your information for any other purpose, we will contact you and obtain written consent.
Retention of Personal Information
Personal information shall be retained for only as long as it is required for those purposes for which it was originally collected and for the fulfillment of those purposes.
Your right to review your personal information
Upon your written request, you may be informed of the existence, use, and disclosure of your personal information and you shall be given access to your information that we retain.
You shall also be able to challenge the accuracy and completeness of your personal information and have it amended as appropriate.
There are limited circumstances, pursuant to FOIP, where access may not be granted, however, the FOIP Coordinator will discuss this with you.
Privacy and External Links
If you have any further questions or concerns about the collection, use, access, disclosure and protection of your personal information atPDCDS, please do not hesitate to contact us: