TERMS OF USE & PRIVACY POLICY

USING OUR WEBSITE

LEGAL

Before using the Edgemont Community Association (ECA) website, please read these ‘terms and conditions of use’ as well as ‘Privacy Policy’ carefully. Your continued use of the Edgemont Community Association Website constitutes your agreement to comply with, and be bound by, all of the terms and conditions and privacy policy set out below. The Edgemont Community Association reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify these terms and conditions at any time and such modifications shall be effective immediately upon posting of the modified terms and conditions. You agree to review the terms and conditions periodically to be aware of such modifications and your continued use of the Edgemont Community Association site shall be deemed your conclusive acceptance of the terms and conditions, as modified from time to time, and indicates your express agreement to indemnify and hold harmless the Edgemont Community Association, its employees, volunteers, partners, suppliers or affiliates, from any and all causes of action.

BOOKING AND/OR CONTRACTING SERVICES PUBLISHED ON THE ECA WEBSITE

Edgemont Community Association will provide links to service providers within this Web site for the purposes of facilitating bookings of services, rentals and event attendance, etc. Clicking on such links will take the visitor directly to the Website of the subject business or event coordinators which will have their own ‘terms and conditions of use’ specific to that website. The Edgemont Community Association can have no further involvement or responsibility arising from your use of the independent website.

ENDORSEMENT

All information provided on the Edgemont Community Association site is for reference only and does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation of any service provider, facility, program, business or event by the Edgemont Community Association. Users are cautioned to independently confirm any details which are of importance to them.

CONTENT AND REVISIONS

While Edgemont Community Association uses reasonable efforts to ensure all information on the Edgemont Community Association site is accurate and current, such accuracy and currency cannot be guaranteed and your reliance thereon is at your own risk. All content, including these terms and conditions, is subject to change without notice. We suggest you review these terms and conditions each time you access this website.

NO WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION

Nothing on this site shall add to or change any contract for products or services you may have with Edgemont Community Association, its employees, volunteers, partners, suppliers or affiliates. Neither Edgemont Community Association, its employees, volunteers, partners, suppliers or affiliates, nor any other party involved in creating, producing or delivering the information on this site is liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, punitive or other damages whatsoever, arising out of or in connection with your access to or use of this site including, but not limited to, business interruption and loss of use, data, information and profits (regardless of the form of action, including but not limited to contract, negligence or other tortious act). This limitation applies even if Edgemont Community Association has been advised of, or foresees, the possibility of any damages occurring. Without limiting the foregoing, everything on this site is provided to you “as is” without representation, warranty or condition of any kind, either express, implied, or statutory including, but not limited to, implied representations, warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, durability, title, non-infringement of intellectual property rights, or inter-operability of products and services.

USE OF INFORMATION

You agree not to use any information on this site or linked to this site in any claims, proceedings, suits or actions against Edgemont Community Association, its employees, volunteers, partners, suppliers or affiliates.

MONITORING

Edgemont Community Association assumes no responsibility or liability for content changed without Edgemont Community Association’s consent.

LINKS TO OTHER SITES

Throughout this site, Edgemont Community Association provides links to other sites for your convenience. These sites are independent from Edgemont Community Association and Edgemont Community Association does not endorse, control or make any representations, warranties or conditions concerning their contents or links. It is your responsibility to verify any information contained within linked sites before relying on it. Also, the information contained in the links may be changed or updated at any time without notice. We encourage users to review the privacy policy for each external site before submitting any personal information.

COPYRIGHT

All content on this website; including but not limited to media and materials such as audio, video, and text is the intellectual property of, and is owned by, the Edgemont Community Association and is protected by copyright law. Unless otherwise noted, no material from the Edgemont Community Association website may be reproduced or redistributed without the prior written permission of Edgemont Community Association.

TRADEMARK

In particular, the Title, or name, “Edgemont Community Association” and the Edgemont Community Association logo (as displayed on the front page of this website) as well as all identifiers such as Lettermarks, Wordmarks, Brandmarks and any combinations of such Marks appearing on this website are trademarks and/or Official Marks of Edgemont Community Association or are reproduced with permission. All such marks must not be used or reproduced without the written permission of their owner(s).

CONSENT

You hereby authorize Edgemont Community Association to collect and retain all relevant information relating to your use of this site. You further authorize any third party to provide Edgemont Community Association with such information. This consent is effective on and after today’s date and does not expire.

VIRUSES

Edgemont Community Association assumes no responsibility or liability for any damages to, or viruses that may infect, your computer equipment or other property in connection with your access to or use of this site or resulting from your uploading or downloading of any data, text, images, files or other materials to and from the site.

RIGHT OF INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold Edgemont Community Association, its employees, volunteers, partners, suppliers or affiliates and related companies harmless from any and all liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable legal fees, related to any violation of these terms and conditions by you, or in connection with your use of the site.

WAIVER

Edgemont Community Association’s failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these terms and conditions shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or rights contained in these terms and conditions.

GOVERNING LAWS

The provincial laws of Alberta and the federal laws of Canada that apply in Alberta shall govern these terms and conditions. You agree to be bound by the laws of these jurisdictions.

PRIVACY POLICY

Edgemont Community Association offers a selection of websites, including international websites, which are designed to help people find information about initiatives and events which promote and enhance community spirit as well as the participation of residents in a variety of community-building programs.

We at Edgemont Community Association are committed to protecting the privacy of our customers. Any personal information provided to us through our website is collected, used and disclosed in accordance with the Alberta Personal Information and Protection Act (PIPA) and other applicable legislation. What is considered Personal Information under the Alberta Personal Information and Protection Act (PIPA)? Under the Alberta Personal Information and Protection Act (PIPA), personal information includes recorded information about an identifiable individual, such as name, address, phone number, e-mail address and credit card information. Business contact information is not included in the definition of personal information under our provincial legislation. When the Edgemont Community Association collects personal information, we identify the:

  • purpose for collecting the personal information,
  • legal authority for collecting it, and
  • title, business phone number, business address and e-mail address of an employee who can answer questions you may have about the collection of information.


WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW WE USE IT

When someone visits one of the websites controlled or offered by the Edgemont Community Association, the web server automatically collects a limited amount of standard information essential to the operation, security and evaluation of the Edgemont Community Association website. This information helps us to make our site more useful to visitors and includes the:

  • Internet domain and Internet Protocol (IP) address from computers that access our website,
  • type of browser and operating system used to access our site,
  • date and time our site is accessed,
  • pages visited,
  • address of any websites linked to, and
  • content downloaded from our site.

While some of this information does not identify individuals, other information (e.g. Internet domain names or the IP addresses of internet service providers) may provide identification. The extent of personal identification depends on the naming standards followed by the internet service provider. You may wish to check with your provider to inquire about their policies and practices in this regard. Edgemont Community Association does not use this information to identify individuals who visit our website unless required to do so as part of an internal investigation or as required by law.

Any personal information collected via our website (e.g. web forms) is done in compliance with Alberta’s privacy legislation and is deemed to be necessary for providing services offered by our organization. There is always an option of whether or not to provide us with personal information. Your decision not to participate in electronic service delivery activities will not impair your ability to browse our website. However, it may limit the use of certain website features. The personal information provided to us is used for the purpose for which it was collected or for a use consistent with that purpose. For example, personal information may be used to: send information about the Edgemont Community Association which we believe will be of interest (based on a confidential personal profile); contact about upcoming community opportunities; respond to inquiries; provide requested materials; obtain feedback on participant experiences; or assist with the use of our website. In most cases, we try to obtain explicit consent before these activities will occur. At any time, anyone may request that we stop communicating by either updating their user profile or contacting us directly.

STORAGE, ACCESS AND DISCLOSURE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

Edgemont Community Association and our service providers (for support reasons), may store or access your Personal Information which may reside outside of Canada. In certain circumstances, we may need to disclose your personal information to our service providers in order to facilitate the operation of our website, database, email marketing software or processing of payment transactions. In some cases, these service providers may reside outside of Canada. Before any personal information is disclosed, all recipient organizations must agree to protect the privacy of personal information in a contractual manner consistent with our policy and compliant with the Alberta Personal Information and Protection Act.

SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION

Edgemont Community Association is obligated to protect personal information by making reasonable security arrangements against such risks as unauthorized access, collection, use, disclosure or disposal. Security measures, such as the use of SSL encryption, have been integrated into the design, implementation and day-to-day operating practices as part of our commitment to protect the information we hold.

The personal information submitted is secure once it reaches the Edgemont Community Association server. In transit between a computer and the server, all information is secured using SSL encryption, which the web browser typically denotes by displaying a lock icon.

CONTESTS

Edgemont Community Association may run contests on the Edgemont Community Association website that online visitors can optionally enter. We use online contest entry forms to collect personal information deemed necessary for your participation in a contest. While certain information is mandatory for participation, most information is optional. Contest entry forms differentiate between the two so that you are aware of what information is needed, and what information you need not provide in order to participate. Giving your permission for future contact is completely optional, and does not impact your ability to participate in a contest.

When you provide us with your personal information to enter a contest, we retain and use it in accordance with the Alberta Personal Information and Protection Act (PIPA). Your information is only used for the purpose for which it was collected (e.g. to support your participation in a contest), or for a use consistent with that purpose (e.g. to allow us to conduct community event or program research or surveys, or provide you with information on other contests or community event or program opportunities – with your consent). Our objective is to measure the success of our community building campaigns, and help us understand the characteristics and preferences of our consumers in order to serve them to the best of our ability.

We work closely with our Information Technology team to ensure the contest entry data we receive is securely stored and may only be accessed by authorized staff and approved contest service providers. Effectively safeguarding all personal information in our custody is of paramount importance to Edgemont Community Association.

COOKIES

Cookies are small pieces of data that web pages place in computers to assist in returning to that page. Edgemont Community Association uses cookies to track activities on our website to help us identify what products and services residents are interested in, so that we may continually work towards providing useful and relevant content. It is possible to change the settings on a web browser to deny cookies or to warn when cookies will be deposited.

GOOGLE MAPS

Edgemont Community Association uses a third-party service, Google Maps, for locator maps. See the Google Map Terms and Conditions.

HOW LONG INFORMATION IS RETAINED

The length of information retention varies in relation to the nature of the service provided. We keep information for the length of time necessary to fulfill the purpose(s) for which it was collected. Edgemont Community Association manages the information it collects in accordance with government records retention schedules, Edgemont Community Association Bylaws and Policies as well as other legislative requirements.

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

Edgemont Community Association may, from time to time, review and revise its privacy practices and our website privacy policy.

WHO CAN I CONTACT ABOUT THE EDGEMONT COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION PRIVACY POLICY OR THE COLLECTION/USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION?

General questions or comments about our online privacy policy can be directed to:

Edgemont Office
Edgemont Community Association
(403)239-1211
office@edgemont.ab.ca