Privacy Policy

The Town of Beaumont, Alberta (Beaumont) recognizes that the privacy and confidentiality of a person's personal information is important. All personal information is managed according to the Alberta Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. This means that:

I. You will be informed, at the point of collection, that your personal information is being collected and the purpose for which it is being collected;
II. You have a right of access to your information;
III. You have control over how Beaumont obtains, uses, and discloses your personal information;
IV. All uses of information are subject to you not having refused or withdrawn consent, unless disclosure is made for legal purposes.

Even if you do nothing more during your visit than browse through the web site, read pages, or download information, please be aware that Beaumont automatically gathers and stores certain information about your visit. This information does not identify you personally. Beaumont collects and stores only the following information about your visit:

I. The Internet domain and Internet Protocol (IP) address from which you access Beaumont's website;
II. The type of browser and operating system used to access Beaumont's site;
III. The date and time you access Beaumont's site;
IV. The pages you visit on Beaumont's site; and
V. If you are linked to Beaumont's web site from another web site, the address of that web site.

Beaumont uses this information to help us make our site more useful to visitors, to learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology our visitors use. Beaumont does not track or record information about individuals and their visits.

Beaumont's web site may contain links to other sites. Beaumont is not responsible for the content and privacy practices of other web sites and Beaumont encourages you to examine the privacy policy and disclaimer of each site and make your own decisions regarding the disclosure of your personal information to that site.

Beaumont uses electronic "cookies.” A cookie is a small amount of data that is transferred to your browser by a web server. It cannot be executed as code or deliver viruses. A session ID, along with time and date and other information may be placed in the cookie. This information is used to provide the user with an enriched experience while using Beaumont's web site. Once the user leaves Beaumont's web site, the session is considered done and the cookie expires. Beaumont does not build profiles of users through the use of cookies and does not attempt to track individual users through the use of cookies. In order for a cookie to be written to your computer, cookies must be enabled by your browser. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it. If you decide to refuse a cookie, you may find that the web site does not behave as designed.

If you choose to provide Beaumont with personal information in an e-mail or by filling out an electronic form and submit it to Beaumont through our web site, Beaumont will use that information to respond to your message and to assist us to provide you the requested information or service.

E-mail messages are subject to the Act. The personal information you share with Beaumont is provided only to those areas that are required to carry out the business that relates to you. All e-mail messages sent or received are the property Beaumont and may be accessed by department heads or their delegates without further consent of the author. All e-mail messages required to be retained by law will be printed and maintained through a records management process.

Security measures are implemented in order that web services remain available to all users. Beaumont's computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify attempts to tamper with information, or to otherwise cause damage.