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Northern Lakes College Privacy Statement

The Northern Lakes College (NLC) is committed to ensuring the personal privacy of everyone visiting our website. The following information discloses our practices for collecting data, including what type of information is gathered and tracked, why this information is being collected, and how this information is used. The following guidelines were developed with a fundamental respect for our users' right to privacy, and to guide our relationships with our users. NLC reserves the right to modify our privacy policy at any time. Any such modification will be effective immediately upon posting to the NLC site.

Information collected by NLC
It is important to understand that no personal information such as a person's name, phone number, or email address is ever gathered automatically through the NLC website. This information is only obtained if it has been provided voluntarily, through email contact, or through an online form.
A web traffic analysis tool is used by NLC in order to collect anonymous information from visits to our website. The data we attain by using this software helps us understand the traffic patterns and types of technology our visitors use. Monthly statistics are generated from this content so that we can continually improve our audience's online experience. The information collected cannot be associated with any specific individual and no attempt is made to identify particular users browsing the site.
The information we collect helps us identify:

  • The Internet domain and IP address from which you access the NLC website.
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access the site.
  • The pages that were visited.
  • The date and time the site was accessed.
  • Popular search phrases.

Use of information
Personal information is collected by NLC in accordance with the Alberta Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act or other applicable law(s). This means that, at the point of collection, users will be informed about what authority NLC has to collect your personal information; the purpose for which it is being collected; that you have a right to access your own personal information collected by NLC; and you will be given contact information for the person with whom you may discuss any concerns you have about the collection of your personal information. NLC will not disclose your personal information to any third party without your consent or as authorized or required by law. Access to personal information is restricted to those NLC employees who require this information in order to provide requested products or services.

Cookies
Some of the web pages and applications on this site use cookies. Cookies are short and simple text files that are sent through a web browser and stored on your system. The College's website uses these files to keep track of and store information so the user can accomplish set tasks without having to enter the same content multiple times. Cookies are never used by NLC in an attempt to capture personal information about our users. If you are concerned about cookies, refer to the help menu in your browser for information on how to disable cookies. Browsers may also be enabled to notify you when a website is attempting to send a cookie to your machine.

Information collected in emails or Web forms
If you choose to provide us with personal information — as in an e-mail to someone else, or by filling out a form with your personal information and submitting it to us through our Web site — we use that information to respond to your message and to help us get you the information you have requested.
We treat e-mails the same way we treat letters sent to NLC. We do not collect personal information for any purpose other than to respond to you. NLC will not disclose your personal information to any third party without your consent or as authorized or required by law. Access to personal information is restricted to those NLC employees who require this information in order to provide requested products, services or information.

Transactions where information enters a system of records
Where personal information is provided that enters a system of records, it is collected in compliance with section 33 (c) of the Alberta Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act. Northern Lakes College collects, creates and maintains information for the purposes of admission, registration and other activities directly related to its educational programming. Information collected is only kept for the length of time necessary to fulfill the purpose for which it was collected or as long as legally required.

Third Party Websites
The Northern Lakes College website contains links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience only. Northern Lakes College is not responsible or liable for content or privacy practices of other websites. We encourage you to read each sites privacy policy and disclaimers and make your own decisions regarding accuracy, reliability, correctness of material or information found.

Getting more Information
If at any time you have questions about our privacy policy, please notify the Webmaster by email at webmaster@northernlakescollege.ca.
If you do not wish to send your request using e-mail, Please call 1-866-652-3456 or mail your request to:

1201 Main Street SE
Slave Lake, AB, T0G 2A3