Last updated 2022-07-04
The collection and management of personal information through the Website is governed by Alberta’s Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). A copy of the PIPA can be obtained from Alberta Queen’s Printer at https://www.alberta.ca/laws-online-catalogue.aspx.
WHAT IS PERSONAL INFORMATION
Personal information means information about an identifiable individual, which includes an individual’s name, e-mail address, home address, phone number, and other identifiable information.
Personal information does not include business contact information, which is an individual’s name, position or title, business telephone number, business e-mail address, business fax number and other similar business information. PIPA does not apply to your business contact information if the collection, use or disclosure is for the purposes of enabling RDAR to contact you in relation to your business responsibilities and for no other purpose.
WHAT IS PERSONAL INFORMATION
RDAR collects certain personal information when you access the Website, provide information, subscribe to, sign up for certain services, register for programs, fill out forms, complete surveys or contact RDAR by e-mail.
RDAR usually collects personal information directly from you. However, RDAR may collect personal information from other sources with your consent or as authorized by law. Generally, RDAR will obtain your consent and notify you of the purpose of collecting your personal information before or at the time of collection. However, RDAR may not do this when you volunteer your personal information for an obvious purpose (for example, signing up for RDAR’s newsletter.)
RDAR limits the personal information we collect to what we need for the purposes for which it was collected and will use such personal information for such purposes.
USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
If you contact RDAR using the “Connect with Us” page on RDAR websites, RDAR responds to your comment and retains your name and e-mail address for confirmation purposes only.
If you subscribe to RDAR’s newsletter, RDAR retains and uses your name and e-mail address for automated e-mail distribution of the newsletter.
RDAR uses and discloses personal information only for the purposes for which the information was collected, except as authorized by law. RDAR will ask for your consent if RDAR wishes to use or disclose your personal information for any new business purpose.
DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
RDAR discloses personal information only for purposes that are reasonable and only to the extent that is reasonable for the purposes for which the information was collected and is disclosed. RDAR only discloses personal information without consent only if one or more of the purposes set out in section 20 of PIPA are applicable.
WITHDRAWAL OR VARIATION OF CONSENT
On giving reasonable notice to RDAR, you may at any time withdraw or vary your consent to the RDAR’s collection, use or disclosure of your personal information. This can be done by unsubscribing to any notice or information received from RDAR or by contacting RDAR at https://www.rdar.ca/contact.
ACCESS AND CORRECTION
Subject to sections 23 to 32 of PIPA, you have the right to access and correct any personal information that is in a record that is in RDAR’s custody or control.
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NOTICE OF THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS RESIDING OUTSIDE OF CANADA
STORING OF INFORMATION AND RESTRICTING ACCESS
Concerning your personal information and business contact information, RDAR:
makes every reasonable effort to ensure that personal information is accurate and complete;
protects personal information in a manner appropriate for the sensitivity of the data;
makes every reasonable effort to prevent any loss, misuse, disclosure or modification of personal information, as well as any unauthorized access to personal information;
will notify the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta, without delay, of a security breach affecting personal information if it creates a real risk of significant harm to individuals;
retains personal information only as long as it is reasonable to fulfil the purposes for which the information was collected, or for legal or business purposes;
renders client personal information non-identifying, or destroys records containing personal information once the information is no longer needed; and
uses appropriate security measures when destroying personal information, including shredding paper records and permanently deleting electronic records.
PASSWORDS AND SECURITY MEASURES
You should not disclose or share your passwords. If you share your password with others, you are responsible for all actions taken in the name of your account. You should immediately change your password if it has been compromised.
We employ commercially reasonable security measures to prevent unauthorized access to the Website, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of our information. However, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be perfectly secure. As a result, we cannot guarantee the security of any personal information that you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. We are not responsible for any unauthorized loss or disclosure of your personal information.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION COLLECTED FOR WEBSITE ANALYTICS
Usage Data is automatically collected when accessing the Website. Usage Data may include information such as your device’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the Website pages visited, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, and unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
When you access the Website by or through a mobile device, RDAR may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to: the type of mobile device used and the mobile device’s unique ID, IP address, mobile operating system, mobile Internet browser, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
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