Collection of Personal Information
The personal information that you are asked to provide, and the reasons why you are asked to provide it, will be made clear to you at the point we ask you to provide your personal information.
We only collect personal information that you may voluntarily provide when using our website or contacting us.
When you register for an Account, we may ask for your contact information, including items such as name, address, email address, and telephone number.
We may collect information in a non-identifying and aggregate form including IP address, date and time of your visit, length of stay and website from which you accessed our website. This information is used only for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movement on the website and gathering demographic information. We may use this information to develop new features and functionality to improve users’ experience.
How we use your personal information
We use the information we collect in various ways, including to:
- Communicate with you, either directly or through one of our Chapters, regarding our programs, membership and other relevant information.
- To send you tax receipts for donations
- Find and prevent fraud
- Credit cards: Payment authorized by Visa, MasterCard are accepted. We do not store your credit card information on our website. Payments are processed through Stripe.com. Further information can be found here: https://stripe.com/en-ca/privacy
Cookies and Web Beacons
Like any other website, Historical Society of Alberta uses ‘cookies’. These cookies are used to store information including visitors’ preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimize the users’ experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors’ browser type and/or other information.
You can choose to disable cookies through your individual browser options. To know more detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers, it can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.
Storage and Management of Personal Information
Your personal information is stored on our computers, associated storage media, accounts, and in hard copy files. Only authorized individuals have access to this information. This information is not shared with or sold to any third party.
If you request that your personal information not be used for any of the purposes outlined above, we will honour that request and your individual information will be updated to reflect that request.