Privacy Policy

Portage College Website Privacy Policy

Portage College is committed to providing our visitors with a website that respects their privacy.

This Privacy Policy summarizes the way Portage College collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users ("User" or "Users") and includes this website, http://portagecollege.ca ("The Site").

Portage College has implemented all reasonable controls to make sure that your information stays safe, however, we cannot guarantee the complete security of stored information. This privacy policy applies to information collected through our website and does not include information collected offline.

This Site contains links to other sites.  We are not responsible for the content and the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read the privacy policy of each site that you visit before proceeding further.

Information we Collect

When you visit The Site we automatically log your IP address, browser type, access time, click path and other information used to conduct website evaluations, to monitor our website and visitor traffic, to provide you with tailored advertising based on your interests or based on your visit to our website, and to keep track of other online usage data such as click paths and the websites visited immediately before and after using The Site.

The Site uses cookies to track this data. Cookies are small files stored on your computer's hard drive which identify your web browser and IP address when you enter our website.  We do not use cookies to retrieve data from your hard drive or to obtain your e-mail address or other personal information.  If you have your cookies turned off in your web browser, The Site will not identify your IP address, however, this may limit the functionality you can receive when visiting The Site.

Log files such as those described in the above paragraphs, are not tied to personally identifiable information and we will not use this data to identify personal information through other third parties.

Portage's websites do not automatically gather any personal information from you, such as your name, telephone number, email address or address. Personal information will only be collected if you choose to provide it to us voluntarily using email, an application or a form on the Portage College website.

Use, disclosure and privacy of this information will be governed by the College's polices, guidelines, procedures related to personal information and its use, as well as the Alberta Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act.  Access to the personal information collected will be restricted to Portage College employees who require the information to fulfill the request or perform the service requested.

Use of Information

Any information that we collect is used for the purposes of administering The Site, to personalize your web experience, to respond to your contact requests, to improve our website, to analyze The Site statistics and usage, and to provide you with tailored marketing and advertising.

The Site uses trusted third-party marketing agencies and vendor re-marketing tracking cookies, web beacons, and other storage technologies to collect or receive information from The Site and elsewhere on the internet. This includes the Google Adwords tracking cookie, Facebook Pixel retargeting code, and Twitter Custom Audiences and Conversion Tracking. By using these third-party services, we are able to show ads, including social media ads, based on a Users' interests, previous visit to our website, or based on specific actions Users have taken on The Site. This allows us to advertise The Site to those who have shown interest or based on other aggregate demographic or behavioural data. Any data that is collected will not be intentionally tied to personally identifiable information and will be used in accordance with our own privacy policy and third party privacy policies.

We will not use your personal information for any purposes, other than those outlined in this privacy policy, unless we have asked your permission and have received your consent.

Opt Out

Users who wish to opt-out of receiving interest-based ads can visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices and also have the following options:

·         Google: by visiting their Google Ads Settings/Preferences page or by changing their browser cookie settings. 
·         Facebook: By visiting this Facebook Help Page outlining ways to manage your ad preferences
·         Twitter: Users who wish to opt out of tailored ads on twitter can click here to find out how to disable tailored ads.
·         Web browser:  Visit your applicable web browsers help pages to find out how to turn off cookies.
·         Users can also opt out of Google Analytics by installing Google's opt-out browser add-on

The Site does not currently take actions based on Do Not Track signals as a simple, uniform technology has not yet been developed.  To learn more about Do Not Track visit https://allaboutdnt.com/

To learn more about opting-out of receiving interest-based ads, Users can visit the Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada website at http://youradchoices.ca/ or by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance Consumer Choice Page at www.aboutads.info/choices

We will delete your name from our mailing list following the receipt of your request by letter, fax, email or phone.

Consent

By using The Site, Users are consenting to the terms contained in this Privacy Policy.

We must obtain the consent of anyone whose name may be retained in our records to receive products or information. The customer can at any time withdraw consent to receive further information or products. We will then remove the customer's name as quickly as possible.  If you do not consent to the terms of the policy as it applies to the website, please stop using the website.

From time to time we may acquire from outside companies lists of customers who have consented to receive information. It may sometimes occur that a name that we have deleted on request from our files may appear on one of the lists we have acquired. In such a case the customer may request another deletion.

Notice

If we make changes to this privacy policy, we will post changes on this page and/or update the modification date below.

By continuing to access The Site after those revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the new terms, please stop using the Site. This privacy policy was last updated on March 31, 2017.

Feedback, Questions, Concerns - Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding this privacy policy, please contact us by emailing website@portagecollege.ca, by phoning 780-623-5581 or visiting our contact page.  

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