Privacy Policy

Posted on May 23, 2018, 11:33 am
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Who we are

Our website address is: http://albertapolitics.ca. Alberta Politics is run by David Climenhaga and can be contacted at [email protected]. Our website administrator is Brett Luft and can be contacted at [email protected].

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

When you submit a contact email through a form on our website, it is processed by Contact Form 7. A copy of this email will be stored in an email inbox, but is not located on the Alberta Politics web service.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

We use Google Analytics to measure traffic on our website. Google has their own Privacy Policy which you can review here. If you’d like to opt out of tracking by Google Analytics, visit the Google Analytics opt-out page.

We use BlogVault to monitor traffic to protect our users and installation from attacks. BlogVault has their own privacy policy, and you can review it here.

Who we share your data with

In order for us to find the best possible inventory online, we occasionally work with third party advertising companies (our “Processing Partners”) to help us recognize your digital behaviour and serve relevant advertisements to you when you visit a website or online service in their networks. We also work with Processing Partners who help us recognize you across different devices to show you relevant advertisements. Our Processing Partners may collect information about your activities on our website, and other websites or online services in their networks. We also work with third party companies to assist us with website analytics to optimize our website for the best possible performance for our visitors.

We and our third-party partners use session cookies and persistent cookies to make it easier for you to navigate and enhance the experience of our site, and to monitor and evaluate our website’s operation and use.

Opt-out

AdChoices.ca provides the ability for a person to opt-out of behavioural based targeting online. To opt-out of behavioural online marketing, you can visit youradchoices.ca/choices and select the Launch Opt-Out Tool button. You can use this tool to select the companies that you wish to see ads from or select All Companies to be completely opted out of behavioural based targeting.

Processing Partners

Contact Form 7

Google Analytics

BlogVault

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

David Climenhaga can be contacted at [email protected]

Brett Luft and can be contacted at [email protected]

Additional information

How we protect your data

We do our best to keep your Personal Data safe. We have system-level monitoring of AlbertaPolitics.ca to ensure we are protected against attacks on our users.

Even though we try our best we can not guarantee the security of information. However, we promise to notify suitable authorities of data breaches. We will also notify you if there is a threat to your rights or interests. We will do everything we reasonably can to prevent security breaches and to assist authorities should any breaches occur.

If you have an account with us, note that you have to keep your username and password secret.