Who we are
Our website address is: https://www.wheatlandcounty.ca.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
Wheatland County (the County) does not automatically gather any personal information from you. This information is only obtained if you supply it voluntarily through contacting the County via email or online forms or by setting up a user account.
When you visit wheatlandcounty.ca, our web server automatically collects a limited amount of standard information essential to the operation and evaluation of the website. This information includes:
- the page from which you arrived
- the date and time of your page request
- the Internet Protocol (IP) address your computer is using to receive information
- the type and version of your browser
- the name and size of the file you requested
This information is not used to identify individuals—it is only used to help the County assess its information services and is collected in compliance with Section 33 (c) of Alberta’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act.
Information collected through the contact us forms
The personal information you submit through the County’s feedback Forms – including email address and contact information – is collected by the County’s Communications team solely for the purpose of responding to your information or service request and the information is retained indefinitely.
This information is not disclosed except to authorized personnel (County staff or contractors) for the purpose of addressing your feedback. Any personal information you submit to the County is secured once it reaches the County’s server. However, we cannot guarantee the security of your information before it reaches our server.
Cookies are temporary files that may be placed on your hard drive while you visit a website. Cookies are used to track how visitors use wheatlandcounty.ca, but the County does not store personal information through cookies, nor does the County collect personal information from you as you browse this website, without your knowledge. Any cookies on wheatlandcounty.ca are used to aid in the collection of anonymous statistical information such as:
- browser type
- screen size
- traffic patterns
- pages visited
This information helps the County improve both wheatlandcounty.ca and its services to residents and visitors. It is not disclosed to any third parties. However, if you are concerned about cookies, you can adjust your web browser to reject all cookies. All site features with the exception of the interactive maps should function normally if cookies are disabled.
Security and IP addresses
Your computer uses a unique IP address when browsing the Internet. The County may collect IP addresses to monitor any security breaches on wheatlandcounty.ca and other online services. No attempt is made to identify users or their usage patterns unless unauthorized use of the County’s website is detected or is required for a law enforcement investigation.
Privacy and External Links
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
If you would like more information, please contact us at 403-934-3321 or email.