Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) is committed to providing visitors with a website that respects their privacy.
Important information about our data gathering and dissemination practices follows:
We do not automatically gather any personal information from you, such as your name, phone number, or e-mail address. This information is only obtained if you supply it voluntarily, usually through contacting us via e-mail, or completing an online form.
Any personal information you do provide is protected under Alberta’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act. This means that, at the point of collection, you will be informed that your personal information is being collected, the purpose for which it is being collected and that you have a right of access to the information.
AFSC uses software programs that monitor network traffic and detect unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. The software receives and records the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of the computers that have visited this site, including
- the type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
- the date and time of visits;
- the pages that were viewed and downloaded; and
- If you linked to AFSC’s website from an external website, the address of that website.
AFSC does not attempt to link the IP addresses and the identifiers with the identity of users visiting this site unless there is an attempt to damage the site.
Visitor IP addresses are also recorded by the Google Analytics software installed on our website.
To improve your experience on our site, we may use ‘cookies’. A cookie is a small text file that our site may place on your computer as a tool to remember your preferences.
If you wish, you may change the settings on your web browser to deny cookies, or to warn you when a site is about to deposit cookies on your hard drive.
Our website uses Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use the website. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements.
Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
If you do not wish to have your information shared with the Analytics software, Google makes available a “plug-in” for users of the Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari and Chrome browsers which prevents your browser from sharing any information with the Analytics software. You may download and install the “plug-in” here: Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
Third-Party Social Media
AFSC’s use of social media serves as an extension of our presence on the Web. Social media accounts are public and are not hosted on AFSC’s servers. If you choose to interact with us via social media please read the terms of service and privacy policies of these third-party service providers and those of any applications you use to access them. AFSC participates in the following social media services:
Our website may provide links to third party websites. AFSC is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.
Questions or comments regarding this statement, or the administration of the FOIP Act at AFSC, may be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org