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Northern Lakes College Privacy Statement

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' rights 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 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.
  • Cookies and usage data.

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 review your personal information collected by NLC, subject to the provisions of the Act; and you will be given contact information for the department/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.

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.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our service.

Examples of Cookies we use:

  • Session Cookies: We use Session Cookies to operate our service.
  • Preference Cookies: We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.
  • Security Cookies: We use Security Cookies for security purposes.
  • Remarketing Cookies: We allow third-party vendors, including Google, to use cookies to serve ads based on your past visits to our website.

Information collected in emails or web forms
If you choose to provide us with personal information — as in an email to someone or by filling out a form with your personal information and submitting it to us through our website — we use that information to respond to your message and to help us get you the information you have requested. We treat emails 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 admissions, registration, and other activities directly related to its educational programming and services. 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
External links on our website will take you to independently provided third-party services and websites. Northern Lakes College does not control or endorse these websites or any related services, is not in any way affiliated with the third-party services and websites, and is not responsible for the content, accuracy of information, privacy and other practices of the linked sites or service providers. Any personal Information and data you provide to these services or websites will be governed by their respective terms of use and privacy policies, including those relating to confidentiality, data privacy, and security. Northern Lakes College shall not be responsible for and expressly disclaims any liability for any loss or damage arising directly or indirectly out of your access or use of these services and websites. If you decide to access or engage in the use of these websites or services, you do so at your own risk. We encourage you to read the separate terms of use, privacy policies, and other rules posted on the site you access before you use the websites or related services.

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

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