The collection and management of personal information through ABP’s websites is governed by Alberta’s Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA).
Personal information means information about an identifiable individual, which includes an individual’s name, e-mail address, home address, phone number, as well as other identifiable information.
ABP collects personal information to keep beef producers and other contacts with an interest in Alberta’s beef industry informed regarding current events and developments within the industry and within ABP.
You can visit ABP websites without identifying yourself (no login required) or revealing identifiable information.
ABP’s web servers may collect analytical information related to your site visit, including your computers IP address and domain, the type and version of your browser, the website you came from to access ABP’s websites, the specific web pages you entered and exited, and what country you are from. ABP uses this information to monitor ABP website performance (such as number of visits, average time spent, and page views) and to upgrade ABP’s websites.
ABP websites also incorporate a 3rd party service provider, Intuit Mailchimp, for managing its e-mail distribution services. Intuit Mailchimp is a global platform and may store data in jurisdictions outside of Canada; however, its privacy statement states that this will only occur after appropriate and compliant safeguards are in place. The Privacy Statement for Mailchimp’s parent company, Intuit, is available here: https://intuit.com/privacy/#3. Intuit Mailchimp’s datacenter security report is available here: https://mailchimp.com/about/security/.
The personal information collected on ABP’s websites is used for the following purposes:
ABP provides mailing address information to its 3rd party printer/mail house for mail distribution of the ABP Magazine, including the subscriber’s name and mailing address.
ABP may also be required to disclose personal information to comply with a statute, warrant, court order or other legal requirement.
ABP does not sell or exchange personal information for commercial purposes.
The voluntary provision of your personal information through ABP’s website implies your consent for ABP to collect and use your information only for the purpose for which it was provided, unless otherwise required by law (as described above).
Individuals can withdraw their consent at any time by contacting ABP by phone or e-mailing: ABP-Privacy@AlbertaBeef.org, or by using the “Opt-Out” links that are provided on all formal marketing and subscription-based materials.
ABP’s third party data storage service providers operate SOC-2 security certified datacenters, an exemplary standard for data security.
ABP secures your personal information internally through strict access-control to its contact management system and ensures that its internal operations are compliant with Alberta’s privacy laws (PIPA).
It is important that the information contained in our records is both accurate and current. If your personal information happens to change during our relationship, please keep us informed of such changes.
Individuals have the right to request information about what personal information is in ABP’s possession, including where it is stored, who has access, and how it is (or can be) used within ABP’s internal business activities.
To request information on the use of your personal information, contact ABP by phone or e-mail at Communications@AlbertaBeef.org, and provide details of your request or concern.
You may also request changes to your personal information, including corrections, or omissions in your personal information.
Under PIPA legislation, ABP is required to refuse to provide information under the following circumstances: