Privacy Policy

This page summarizes our privacy policy and information practices for JoinTogetherAlberta.ca. It is intended to provide complete and accurate information to help you make informed decisions when choosing to communicate with our campaign via this site. A detailed outline of privacy issues you may wish to consider is below.

When visiting Jointogetheralberta.ca, your privacy is respected. Our policy is in strict compliance with Canadian privacy laws. We do not collect personal information unless you choose to send us an e-mail, sign up to our email list, write a letter, tell us your story, sign a petition, or otherwise voluntarily provide your name and contact information. Information you provide is held in the strictest confidence, and will only be used by the campaign and its partner organizations to communicate with you about the campaign or related issues, and will not be shared with any other party without your express permission.

Our Web site is hosted on servers that are managed by iWeb, a third party service provider. Any personal information collected on our behalf by iWeb such as server log data (see below), is managed is protected by applicable law.

If you have questions about your privacy that are not answered below, please don’t hesitate to e-mail us at info@jointogetherablerta.ca.

E-mail

Personal information received via e-mail is provided only to campaign staff who require the information to respond to inquiries. We will only use your e-mail address to communicate with you about the campaign or related public policy issues, by the campaign or its partner organizations. We will not provide your e-mail address or other information to any third party without your express permission. We protect your personal information with strong security safeguards, including strict access controls.

We do recommend that you avoid sending sensitive personal information electronically, as we cannot guarantee the security of electronic systems or e-mail. For all such matters, please contact us at info@JoinTogetherAlberta.ca.

IP Tracking

Your Internet Protocol (IP) is a unique Internet "address," assigned to you by your Internet Service Provider (ISP). IP addresses are automatically logged by Web servers, collecting information about a user's traffic patterns. While the IP address does not identify an individual by name, it may, with the cooperation of the ISP, be used to locate and identify an individual using the Web. The IP address is considered personal information because it is an identifying number, and IP addresses are protected by most privacy legislation. The privacy issues surrounding IP addresses are explained further below.

Server logs

Server logs include statistical information, such as visitors' IP addresses, type of operating systems, time and duration of visit, web pages requested, and identify categories of visitors by items such as domains and browser types. Our servers automatically log information about visits to our web site in the normal course of establishing and maintaining web connections. These statistics are reported in the aggregate to our web consultants and communications staff, and are used to improve our web site and ensure that it provides the optimal Web experience for visitors. We may review server logs for security purposes, for example, to detect intrusions into our network. In the event of a criminal investigation, server log data could be used to trace and identify individuals for prosecution.

Cookies

Cookies are small text files maintained by your computer in order to help your browser remember user settings as you navigate the site. Other sites to which we provide links may be governed by different policies. Join Together Alberta, including its partner organizations, does not assume responsibility for the information practices of these other web sites, and we strongly encourage all web visitors to review the privacy policies and statements of all externally-linked sites.

Still have questions?

Questions about this policy may be directed to our Web Administrator. Contact our Web Administrator by e-mail at info@JoinTogetherAlberta.ca.

Last updated: Wednesday, January 13, 2010

 

Terms of Service

These Terms of Service apply to your use of www.JoinTogetherAlberta.ca and all associated services including, but not limited to, e-mail received from JoinTogetherAlberta.ca and content embedded on other websites (collectively, the "Website."). If you browse or otherwise use the Website, you accept these Terms of Service. If you do not agree with these Terms of Service, please do not access or use the Website.

Privacy Policy
These Terms of Service include our Privacy Policy[JT1] , which describes how we use your personal information.

Accuracy of Information
We work hard to make sure all information provided on the Website is accurate, up-to-date and complete. However, the information and materials on the Website may contain errors or inaccuracies, including both typographical and substantive errors. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, without any obligation and without any notice requirement, to discontinue, change, improve or correct the information, materials and descriptions on the Website and to suspend or deny access to the Website for scheduled or unscheduled maintenance, upgrades, improvements or corrections. Any dated information is published as of its date only, and we have no responsibility to update or amend any such information.

Links to Other Websites
These Terms of Services apply only to our Website. We provide links to other websites, but we do not control what those websites say or do. In particular, websites to which we link may request your personal and/or financial information. We are not responsible for other sites' content, information collection practices, or use of the information they collect. Links to other websites do not constitute an endorsement of those sites or their content, owners, or posters.

We encourage you to link to our Website, but you acknowledge that such linking does not constitute an endorsement by us of you, your website, or any information or content therein.

Your use of Information Contained on Website
The entire Website is copyrighted[JT2] . Certain articles or materials within the Website also may be separately copyrighted by us or by others, as indicated. If you find these materials useful, you may download, copy, display, print out, or send a copy to others so long as each copy indicates the appropriate copyright notice, credits us as your source, and is used only for your personal use. You are expressly prohibited, however, from downloading, copying, displaying, printing out, or sending a copy to others for bulk or commercial uses, or for any defamatory or otherwise illegal purpose. You acknowledge that the permission granted in this section does not constitute an endorsement by us of you or your use of the information and content. Please contact us directly for special copyright permissions.

Limitations on Use
You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Website, or computer systems or networks connected to the Website, through hacking, password or data mining, or any other means to circumvent security procedure. You may not use the Website in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Website or any service we provide, or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Website.

User-Contributed Content
Content posted on our Website by our users is not guaranteed by us as to accuracy, completeness, or usefulness, and we do not endorse any content posted by our users. It is the responsibility of our Website users to evaluate the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any content posted on our Website by other users.

You agree not to upload, post or otherwise make available on our Website any material protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary right without the express permission of the owner of the copyright, trademark or other proprietary right. You agree and acknowledge that you have the burden of determining whether any material is or is not protected by copyright. By submitting material, you grant (or warrant that the owner of such material has expressly granted) to us the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate and distribute such material (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or hereafter developed for the full term of any copyright that may exist in such material. You also permit any other user of the Website to access, view, store or reproduce the material for that user's personal use. You grant us the right to edit, copy, publish and distribute any material you make available to us.. You will indemnify us for, from and against all claims, losses, costs and expenses resulting from the content and information you supply.

You may not post or otherwise make available on our Website any content that is illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory, or otherwise injurious to third parties. You may not impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of your content. Further, you may not make use of our services to forge e-mail headers, or send bulk unsolicited e-mail messages. We have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor the content posted on our Website to determine compliance with our Terms of Service and/or to satisfy any law, regulation or government request. We have the right, in our sole discretion, to edit, refuse to post or remove any material submitted to or posted on our Website including, but not limited to, material that is unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, graphic, or otherwise objectionable.

Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability
THE WEBSITE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. WE AND OUR PARTNERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OR OTHERWISE, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THIS SITE, OR THE ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, OR COMPLETENESS OF INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, OR SERVICES INCLUDED ON THIS SITE. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS SITE AND ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.

CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. THEREFORE, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.[JT3] 

Modifications
We reserve the right to modify these Terms of Service at any time by posting such change here. Your continued use of these Website after such change is made constitutes acceptance of and agreement to be bound by the Terms of Service as modified.

Copyright Policy
Join Together Alberta respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask users of our Web sites to do the same.

We have adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at our sole discretion, subscribers or account holders who are deemed to be repeat infringers. We may also at our sole discretion limit access to our Web site and/or terminate the accounts of any users who infringe any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement.

Notice and Procedure for Notifying Designated Agent of Claims of Copyright Infringement

If you believe that any material on this Web site infringes upon any copyright which you own or control, or that any link on this Web site directs users to another Web site that contains material that infringes upon any copyright which you own or control, you may file a notification of such infringement with our Designated Agent as set forth below. Notifications of claimed copyright infringement must be sent to Join Together Alberta for notice of claims of copyright infringement.  We may be reached as follows:

 

 


 [JT1]Need to hyperlink to our own privacy policy

 [JT2]Is our website copyrighted?  If not, should it be?  If not then we should delete this paragraph.  (Ironic, huh, that we are cribbing this section?)

 [JT3]This paragraph should be deleted, but I have left it here for now only because I know nothing of  Canadian Federal or Alberta Provincial law that would apply here – do you?