The purpose of the statement is to inform users of this site with regard to the collection and use of personally identifiable information. The following is not intended and should not be interpreted as a contract of any nature, either stated or implied.
Definition of personally identifiable information
For the purposes of this statement, “personally identifiable information” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable individual who is the subject of the information.
Providing Personally Identifiable Information
You do not have to routinely provide personal information to visit the Crime Prevention Ottawa (CPO) website or to download information. CPO may request personally identifiable information from you in order to provide requested specialized services such as ordering crime prevention materials. This information is added to the CPO contact list.
Personally identifiable information available
The IP (Internet Protocol) numbers of computers (servers) used to visit sites are noted as part of our statistical analysis on use of our websites so we may better design services and improve access to them. However, the site does not attempt to gain personally identifiable information on individual users and associate them with IP addresses.
Restrictions on the disclosure of customer information
Our users are important to us. We do not sell or rent our users’ information to any outside company or organization. We do not reveal specific information about users or other personally identifiable data to unaffiliated third parties for their independent use, except if required to do so by law. We endeavour to ensure that we collect only the minimum amount of information needed to meet the purpose for which the network was created.
Use, collection, and retention of customer information on the CPO website
For each visitor, we do collect information about the Internet Protocol (IP) address, type browser used, the date and time of the visit, and the IP addresses of the locations to which the visitor linked during his or her visit to our website. This information is strictly used for statistical reporting purposes.
We only collect, retain and use personal information where we believe it is essential to administer our business and to provide products, services and other opportunities requested by our customers.
Web analytics and cookies
You can opt-out of analytics activity by setting your browser to notify you when a cookie is sent and block analytics cookies if desired. Please consult your browser’s Help Menu for instructions. Visiting our website with analytics cookies disabled will have no significant impact on your browsing experience. Google currently offers a free Google Analytics opt-out tool (link is external) for Internet Explorer (versions 7 and 8), Google Chrome (4.x and higher), and Mozilla Firefox (3.5 and higher).
We also use session-based cookies on the CPO website to process requested services. A session-based cookie is a small file that stores information, but is discarded when the user exits the browser. The CPO website uses this method in order to collect data that is not personally identifiable, ensuring it is used for statistical reporting purposes only.
Your feedback is important in helping us decide whether to continue to use this technology. Should you have any questions or feedback, please contact us.
Various websites may be linked through the CPO website. Visitors to those sites are advised to check the privacy statements of these sites and be cautious about providing personally identifiable information without a clear understanding of how the information will be used. Visitors may also wish to consult privacy guidelines such as those recommended by the Online Privacy Alliance.
Protection of information via established security procedures
Improvements in Internet security occasionally cause older browsers to be unable to connect to CrimePreventionOttawa.ca. This is for the protection of our users. If your browser is unable to make a secure connection, please consider upgrading your browser if you wish to access protected content.