The Royal Alberta Museum and the Ministry of Culture and Community Spirit respects the privacy of the visitors to our website. This page summarizes how this website will be managed in accordance with the rules established in the Alberta Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act.
Personal Information Management
This website does not automatically gather any personal information about you. The only personal information that is collected about you is the information that you provide to us voluntarily. When you submit a question or comment, or sign up for an e-newsletter you may be asked for your name, e-mail address, or other information.
Any personal information that you provide to us is collected in accordance with the FOIP Act. We collect only what is necessary for the operation of the website and to respond to your needs. Our use and disclosure of your personal information is limited by the privacy provisions of the FOIP Act.
The personal information you submit is secure once it reaches our server. In transit between your computer and the server, however, it may not be secure. If you prefer to raise a comment or a question in person, please contact:
A cookie is a file that is placed on your hard drive with your temporary internet files while you are visiting a website. The Royal Alberta Museum uses temporary session-based cookies to track how visitors use our site. This information is then used to improve our service to you. We do not store personal information in cookies, nor do we collect personal information from you without your knowledge as you browse this site. If you wish, you may change the settings on your web browser to deny cookies or to warn you when cookies will be deposited.
Automatic Collection of Non-identifiable Information
When you visit the Royal Alberta Museum's website, the web server will automatically collect a limited amount of standard information essential to the operation and evaluation of the website. This information includes:
- the page from which you arrived,
- the date and time of your page request,
- the IP address your computer is using to receive information;
- the type and version of your browser, and
- the name and size of the file you request.
For site security purposes and to ensure the service remains available to all users, the Royal Alberta Museum, Ministry of Alberta Culture and Community Spirit and the government computer system uses software to monitor or detect unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or damage the service we provide. No attempt is made to identify users or their usage patterns except for authorized law enforcement investigations.
Links to Other Websites
For more information about any of the policies described above or about the Royal Alberta Museum or Ministry of Alberta Culture and Community Spirit in general, please contact us at: