The Walkerton Clean Water Centre is committed to respecting your privacy and protecting your personal information. This Privacy Statement explains the current information management practices on our website.
The handling of all personal information by Government of Ontario organizations is governed by the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) We are committed to protecting your privacy whether you are browsing for information or conducting business with the government electronically.
Please note, the Centre’s website contains links to third-party pages, and content or components of those third-party pages, if selected by the user, may not be subject to the same statutory privacy protections as government pages.
What Kind of Information is Collected?
When you visit our website, we will not collect your personal information unless you choose to use and receive online products and services that require it. Any personal information you provide will be used to respond to your message and/or provide you with the requested service or product. For transactions with government organizations involving credit cards, government systems use up-to-date security protocols to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of information and systems.
When you browse or download information from the Centre’s website, our servers automatically collect limited amounts of standard information for traffic monitoring and statistical purposes. The information is analyzed for operational trends, performance, and for ways to improve our sites. The Centre cannot identify you from this information.
We collect the following standard types of information:
- Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of the computers being used to access our sites
- operating systems and the types and versions of browsers used to access our sites
- Internet Service Providers used by visitors to our sites
- dates and times users access our sites
- pages visited
- keywords users enter into our search engine
You Have A Choice
If you choose not to use the Internet to provide personal information to a government ministry or agency, you can contact the ministry or agency by telephone, fax, mail, kiosk, or in person. (Not all options may be available in every situation).
Take Steps to Protect Your Online Activities
Users are encouraged to learn about protecting their own computers to ensure that their online activities remain private. One place to start for tips on home network security is a Question and Answer sheet produced by the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute – CERT Coordination Center.
Who to Contact for More Information
Questions or comments regarding these practices may be directed to the Executive Coordinator, by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org, calling 866-515-0550 or writing to:
20 Ontario Rd. P.O. Box 160,
Walkerton, Ontario N0G 2V0