Who we are
See our website address for organizational profile: https://albertachampions.org/about-us/
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
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.
Information in Forms
Information provided in Contact Us, Newsletter Subscriptions, and Contest Entry Forms are used only for the purpose intended. Contest entries are stored securely on the website for no longer than one year, and your name and email may be used to communicate about current year’s contest winners, and also to build awareness of subsequent years’s contests. Names and emails will be removed from our databases promptly when requested.
Those entering student contests and particularly winners have implicitly waived privacy rights to their name, school, grade, and publication rights to their story, essay, or poem in return for the contest prize(s). Teachers of winning students will also have their name and school included in the winners’ listings in return for the prize offered the teachers of winning students. No personal information beyond these details are made public on the website.
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.
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 visit our login page, 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.
We use third-party “service providers” to perform certain services on our behalf when the information is necessary for them to perform their duties such as sending communications, hosting the Site, operating certain of its features or to manage and analyze data and our advertising effectiveness. These third-party service providers are prohibited from using personal information for any other purpose and are contractually required to comply with all applicable laws and requirements, which may include Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards if they are processing or transmitting payments.
Aggregate or Anonymous Non-Personal Information
We may also share or sell aggregate or anonymous information with or to our affiliates, agents, service providers, business partners, or other third parties for their marketing or analytics uses or for other lawful purposes. This type of non-identifiable and aggregate information cannot be used to identify you personally.
Third Party Sources
We may acquire information from other sources to update or supplement the information that you provide or that we collect automatically (such as information to validate or update your address or other demographic information), or when you connect with the company through a third party (including through social networks) based on your registration and privacy settings on those third party sites.
Combination of Information: We may combine the information we receive from or about you, including information you provide to us and information we automatically collect through the Site or App, as well as information across other computers or devices that you use, with information we collect or receive about you from other online and offline sources, or from other third party sources.
Interest-Based Advertising and Analytics: We work with third party advertising companies that use their own tracking technologies (such as cookies, web beacons, pixel tags, log files, flash cookies, or other technologies) on our Site and App and other websites and apps in order to provide you with tailored advertisements on our behalf. These third parties collect information about your activity across your different devices on our Site and App and third-party websites and apps (such as web pages you visit and your interaction with our advertising and other communications) and use this information to make predictions about your preferences, develop personalized content and deliver ads that are more relevant to you on third party websites and apps. This information may also be used to evaluate the effectiveness of our online advertising campaigns.
We work with third party advertising companies that use their own tracking technologies on our Site and App and other websites and apps in order to provide you with tailored advertisements on our behalf. These third parties collect information about your activity across your different devices on our Site and App and third-party websites and apps (such as web pages you visit and your interaction with our advertising and other communications) and use this information to make predictions about your preferences, develop personalized content and deliver ads that are more relevant to you on third party websites and apps. This information may also be used to evaluate our online advertising campaigns.
We may also use services provided by third-party platforms (such as social media and other websites) to serve targeted advertisements on such platforms to you or others, and we may provide a hashed version of your email address or other information to the platform provider for such purposes. To opt-out of the use of your information for such purposes, please send a request using any of the methods set out under the heading “Whom do I contact if I have additional questions or concerns about this policy?” below.
For more information about Google Analytics or if you wish to prevent your data from being used by Google Analytics, Google has developed the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/. You can also obtain additional information on Google Analytics’ data privacy and security at the following links: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites and https://support.google.com/analytics/topic/2919631
Last modified: February 26, 2021