Privacy Statement

This statement summarizes the privacy policy and practices for the Legislative Assembly of Alberta website (, as managed by the Legislative Assembly Office (“LAO”). The LAO is committed to ensuring your privacy while you visit this website. This website does not automatically gather any personal information from you, such as your name, telephone number or email address. This type of information is only obtained if you provide it voluntarily, through contacting us via email, or through an online form. Any personal information you do provide is collected and managed in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act (Alberta).

Information collected automatically via the Internet

The LAO logs http requests to our server. LAO logs capture computer information, navigation and clickstream data. Some of the information collected does not identify who you are. Other information, such as your domain name or IP address, may identify you depending on the naming standards followed by your Internet service provider. You may wish to ask them about their policies and practices.

Although we make no attempt to link this information to the identity of individuals, the information that is captured does identify the following:

  • the Internet domain and IP address from which you access our website;
  • the type of browser and operating system used to access our website;
  • the date and time you access our website;
  • the pages you visit;
  • the address of any website from which you linked to this website.

This information is used to help us make our website more useful to our audiences by learning about the number of visitors to our website, and by monitoring traffic patterns and the types of technology our visitors use. We do not track or record information about specific individuals and their visits. However, information about visitors to our website may be shared with third parties for business purposes such as responding to a request or as otherwise required by law.


A cookie is a small piece of text information that is sent to your browser when you access a website. Your browser will return this cookie information to the domain where the cookie originated. We do not regularly use “cookies” to track how our visitors use this website; when cookies are used, they may be used to help you fill in forms or track your use of this website. The length of time that the cookie will reside on your device will depend upon the specific set-up of the particular websites you visit and your browser settings. If you are concerned about the use of cookies, you can refer to the help information in your browser software for information on how to disable cookies. If you wish to delete cookies from your device, consult your browser’s help files for instructions on how to do so.


For site security purposes, this website employs software programs to monitor network traffic that identifies unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage. No attempt is made to identify individual users or their usage patterns except during authorized law enforcement investigations.

Privacy and links to other sites

This website may contain links to other websites. We are not responsible for the content and the privacy practices of other websites and encourage you to examine each website's privacy policy and disclaimers and make your own decisions regarding the accuracy, reliability and correctness of material and information found.

Information provided by users

Should you choose to provide us with personal information—as in an email or by filling out a form and submitting it to us through this website—we will use that information to respond to your message and to help us get the information you have requested. We do not collect personal information for commercial marketing or distribution to any private organizations.

Messages sent via the Internet can be intercepted. If you are concerned about sending your personal information to us via the Internet, you can use another method such as mail.

Transactions where information enters a system of records

Where personal information is provided that enters a system of records, it is collected and managed in compliance with section 33(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act (Alberta). The LAO collects, creates and maintains information for the purposes of registration, booking and other activities directly related to its programs and services. Information collected is kept only for the length of time necessary to fulfill the purpose for which it is collected.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics to gather statistics on portions of the website and will use the information gathered to improve digital services for users.

Google Analytics employs cookies to define user sessions, which allow for the collection of important data about how users are interacting with this website. Google Analytics uses only first-party cookies for data analysis. This means that the cookies are linked to the website domain, and the LAO will only use the collected data and cookies for aggregate, non-individual statistical analysis related to your browsing behaviour.

According to Google, the data collected cannot be altered or retrieved by services from other domains. If you choose, you can opt out by turning off cookies in the preferences settings in your browser. For more information on Google Analytics, please visit Google’s web site.

Getting more information

For questions or comments regarding this policy, or for additional information about the LAO’s administration of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Alberta), please contact: