Personal Data Protection Statement

The security and privacy of your personal information are very important to the Alberta Aquarium. Alberta Aquarium will use the data you give to us whether on line, by telephone, in writing or by other means for administration and analysis. There are opt out boxes on all of our subscription and contact forms.

Use of Personal Data

Alberta Aquarium collects, maintains and uses the personal information you provide on this website to offer its products and services to you and to administer your account, as applicable. In most cases this includes your name, home and/or business address, telephone number, email address and, if applicable, credit card information (collectively “Your Personal Information”). In other cases, you may voluntarily provide additional information via “non-required” fields.

Typically, Alberta Aquarium will use your personal information to identify you, to process your registration for user accounts, to provide requested information about products and services, to fulfill your requests for products and search results, for customer communication, service and administration, and for analytical purposes. Your personal information is also used to help Alberta Aquarium analyze the browsing patterns of its users in order to improve the content and design of this website. Alberta Aquarium reserves the right to use any and all information gathered, including, without limitation, your personal information, to support internal investigations and/or other enforcement proceedings.

Disclosure of Personal Information

Alberta Aquarium shares your personal information with third party contracted service providers who are bound by Alberta Aquarium’s privacy policies and practices. Alberta Aquarium will only further disclose your personal information if authorized by you, or when permitted or required by law. Your personal information will not be sold to any third parties, nor will such information be added to bulk emailing lists.

Retention of Personal Data

Your personal data will be retained only as long as is necessary for the fulfillment of the purposes mentioned above.

Security

Alberta Aquarium protects your online donations with Secure Sockets Layering (SSL) 128-bit encryption, the accepted standard of the Internet community. We will exercise commercially reasonable efforts to ensure your credit card information remains confidential, and is available only to personnel who have a need to know such information.

Links

This website may contain links to other websites over which Alberta Aquarium has no control. This privacy statement applies only to those sites which display this privacy statement. You should carefully examine the privacy statements of those other websites. Personal information that you choose to provide to other websites will be subject to the privacy policies of those websites.

Information Collected and Stored During Your Visit

Similar to other websites, this website utilizes a standard technology called “cookies” and web server logs to collect information about how this website is used.

Cookies: This website may distribute a small file to your computer, called a “cookie”. This cookie has a purely technical purpose. It is created only after you have signed into the website and is used to track information between you and the application. No personal information is collected. The Help menu on the menu bar of most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether. However, cookies allow you to take full advantage of this web site and we recommend that you leave them turned on. If you do leave cookies turned on, be sure to close the browser when you finish using a shared computer.

Web Server Logs: Each time you visit this website to browse, read pages, or download data, or search results, Alberta Aquarium collects and stores certain information about your visit. The following information is automatically collected and stored:
1. The Internet Protocol (IP) Address and domain name used. The IP Address is a numeric identifier assigned either to your internet service provider or directly to your computer. This address can be translated to determine the domain name of your service provider;
2. The type of browser and operating system;
3. The date and time of the visit; and
4. The web pages or services accessed.

The information collected automatically is used for purposes such as assessing system performance, improving web services, website management and for website security purposes. Alberta Aquarium does not use this information to determine your identity unless required to do so as part of an internal investigation or other enforcement purpose.

Security: For site security purposes and to ensure that this website remains available to all users, Alberta Aquarium monitors network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or data and/or the database, or otherwise cause damage. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or data or change information, the database or data on this website are strictly prohibited and may be punishable. Information collected may be used as part of an internal investigation or other enforcement purpose. Except for these authorized enforcement investigations, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits.

Changes to This Privacy Statement

Alberta Aquarium has the right to amend or change this Privacy Statement. Details of these changes will be posted to this page on the website. Unless otherwise specified, all such changes will take effect immediately upon posting. Your use of our sites constitutes your binding acceptance of these Terms, including any modifications that we make.

If you still have questions about Alberta Aquarium’s privacy practices, contact us.

 

Date of last revision: June 10, 2016