Privacy Statement

Scope

This privacy statement applies to the Alberta Justice website.

View also: Alberta Maintenance Enforcement Program specific privacy statement.

General policy

Links to related sites may be found throughout this website. Alberta Justice is not responsible for the content or the privacy practices of these websites. You are encouraged to examine each site's privacy policy and disclaimers and make your own decisions regarding the accuracy, reliability and correctness of material and information found.

Privacy commitment

Alberta Justice respects and is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to our website. Visitors are welcome to send e-mail or fill out forms with requests for information, comments on special initiatives, programs and services, suggestions for site improvement, and technical inquiries. Personal information, such as an e-mail address, name, telephone number or postal address is collected only where it is needed in order to provide service. This information is obtained if you supply it voluntarily through the e-mail addresses and forms posted on the site.

Collection and handling of information

Any personal information you do provide is managed according to the Alberta Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and other applicable legislation. Only information necessary for the provision of materials and services, and operation of the website is collected. The information is used only for the purpose for which it was collected or for a consistent purpose. Further, information is kept only for the length of time necessary to fulfill the purpose for which it was collected or as required by section 35 of the Alberta Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Information is shared with another government department only if it relates to that department and in keeping with governing legislation.

Electronic mail sent to Alberta Justice e-mail addresses is treated in the same way the ministry handles letters received through the postal system. Personal information is collected solely for the provision of services.

Information collected on site usage

When you visit this website, the government web server automatically collects a limited amount of information. This information helps in the assessment of information services and is used only for that purpose. It is not used to create individual profiles nor is it used for commercial marketing purposes. It is collected in compliance with section 33(c) of the Alberta Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

This information includes:

  • the page from which you arrived,
  • the date and time of your page request,
  • the Internet domain name or 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.

Your Internet domain name or IP address may identify you depending in large part on the naming standards followed by your Internet service provider. You may wish to ask them about their policies and practices in this regard.

Specialized programs and services within this website may have additional mechanisms in place to collect information on site or service usage. Please see the top of this document for a complete list of program and service sections with links to specific privacy information, policies and processes.

Security

For site security purposes and to ensure that web services remain available to all users, the government computer system employs 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.

Forms

This site uses JavaScript code to ensure that personal information entered into fill & print PDF forms is not displayed to subsequent users of the computer. This requires that any computer on which these forms are to be completed must have JavaScript turned on. Print only forms are available for printing if JavaScript cannot be turned on.

Unless you expect to need more than one browser session to complete the form, we recommend that you set Acrobat Reader NOT to keep forms data temporarily available on disk. To change this setting, click Edit, then Preferences, then Forms in Acrobat or Acrobat Reader and uncheck the item labeled "Keep forms data temporarily available on disk".

Contact information

For any information about any of the policies described above or about the website in general, please contact us by e-mail: Web.Team@gov.ab.ca.

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