The Town of Barrhead, also referred to as “Town" 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,
Section 33(c). This means that:
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;
You have a right of access to your information;
You have control over how the Town obtains, uses, and discloses your personal
All uses of information are subject to you not having refused or withdrawn consent,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 website, read pages,
or download information, please be aware that the Town automatically gathers and stores
certain information about your visit. This information does not identify you personally. The
Town collects and stores only the following information about your visit:
The Internet domain and Internet Protocol (IP) address from which you access Town
The type of browser and operating system used to access Town sites;
The date and time you access Town sites;
The pages you visit on Town sites; and
If you are linked to Town websites from another website, the address of that
The Town uses this information to help us make our sites more useful to visitors, to learn
about the number of visitors to our sites and the types of technology our visitors use. The
Town does not track or record information about individuals and their visits.
You have the ability to limit or withdraw your consent. In general, you can choose not to
provide us with some or all of your personal information. You can also withdraw your
consent to our use of your personal information provided you give us at least sixty (60) days
written notice, and the following does not apply:
Your consent does not relate to payment of monies you owe to us;
Withdrawing your consent does not result in our inability to fulfill our obligations to
There are no regulatory or legal requirements for the use of your personal
The Town is committed to maintaining the accuracy of your personal information. To help
keep your personal information up-to-date, we encourage you to notify us of any changes.
Notification of address or telephone number changes help us provide the best possible
service. If, upon review of your personal information, you discover any inaccuracies, please
contact us. If requested, we will also provide you with a copy of the corrected information.
Town websites may contain links to other sites. The Town is not responsible for the content
and privacy practices of other websites and the Town encourages you to examine the
disclosure of your personal information to that site.
The Town 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 Town
websites. Once the user leaves the website, the session is considered done and the cookie
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 website does not behave as designed.
If you choose to provide the Town with personal information in an e-mail or by filling out an
electronic form and submitting it to the Town through our websites, the Town will use that
information to respond to your message and to assist us to provide you the requested
information or service. Subscription services may be modified either through your personal
account settings or by contacting the Town.
E-mail messages are subject to the FOIP Act. The personal information you share with the
Town 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 of the Town and may be
accessed by Administration without further consent of the author.
All Town employees are informed about our policies and procedures for protecting personal
information and the importance of complying with them is routinely reinforced.