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Information Collected and Stored Automatically
The Ministry of Service Alberta employs software programs to monitor network traffic and to identify unauthorized attempts to replace or change information, or otherwise cause damage. The software logs computer information and navigation and click-stream data of the computer that has contacted our server. We make no attempts to link this information with the identity of individuals visiting our site unless an attempt to damage the site is detected.
Logged information is not disclosed outside of Service Alberta’s personnel or those under contract to conduct maintenance to web server components. The logs are permanently archived as raw research material. The logs may not be accessed, opted out, or changed by server users.
Some websites store information in a small text file, called a "cookie," on your hard disk.
Cookies contain information about you and your preferences (e.g., a record of which pages within the site you visited) to help the site customize the view for you the next time you visit.
Only the information that you provide, or the choices you make while visiting a website, can be stored in a cookie. For example, the site cannot determine your e-mail name unless you choose to provide it.
Allowing a website to create a cookie does not give that or any other site access to the rest of your computer, and only the site that created the cookie can read it.
Cookies can be enabled/disabled by selecting Tools -> Internet Options. Select the Security tab and then select Custom Level. The cookie settings will be displayed in the Security Settings dialog box.
Personal Information Collected Through This Website
We do not automatically gather any personal information from you, such as your name, phone number, e-mail, or address. If you send us e-mail or use our feedback form to contact us, you will be providing us with some personal information including your name, e-mail and perhaps information about your personal circumstances. This information is only used to process and respond to your question or comment, and is collected in compliance with section 33 (c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP). This information is not disclosed except to authorized personnel who need it to answer your question.
The personal information you submit is secure once it reaches the government server. However, it may not be secure in transit between your computer and the server. Questions may be addressed to FOIP Services at 780-422-2657 or by email to SAFOIP@gov.ab.ca.
For more information, view the Government of Alberta's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP).