Legal Aid Alberta operates this website to provide information about its services and offices, legal information and referrals to the public. Legal Aid Alberta is committed to ensuring the privacy of its users and is complying with the Personal Information Protection Act, S.A. 2003, c P-6.5.
Legal Aid Alberta does not collect personal information through its website. Information that is essential to the security, operation and evaluation of this site will be collected by the web server.
This information includes:
Legal Aid Alberta does not share the collected information with other organizations and does not use the information to identify website users.
Information about the identity of a website user will be collected if the user provides that personal information voluntarily. Cases where this would occur are:
The use of personal information will be to manage and respond to the message. Information is not shared except to persons who will process the request.
A session cookie is temporary and will not collect information from a user’s computer.
Most web browsers allow users to control cookie files. A browser can erase cookies, block them, or notify the user when a cookie is received. Please refer to the browser’s instruction manual for information on these functions.
Legal Aid Alberta upholds high standards about protecting your privacy and personal information. Sites operating outside the Legal Aid Alberta site may contain rules, privacy and confidentiality terms, transmissions of personal data terms, and other terms that differ from the terms provided on this site.
Legal Aid Alberta is not responsible for examining or evaluating these terms and expressly and impliedly disclaims any liability related to such terms. Legal Aid Alberta also expressly and impliedly disclaims any liability related to content found on any other sites. Please carefully review both the privacy statements and the terms or conditions of use applying to any linked site.
Legal Aid Alberta
400 Revillon Building
10320 102 Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5J 4A1
Privacy Legislation are the laws that govern how an organization handles and protects the personal information you provide to them. In Alberta, Privacy Legislation is either the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP) or the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA).
PIPA applies to Legal Aid Alberta. FOIP does not.
PIPA is an act about privacy in the private sector which helps protect the personal information of the public (customers and clients) and employees.
Personal Information is any information about you (including personal details such as date of birth), your circumstances (such as have you applied to Legal Aid Alberta for help or who is your employer), your family (such as your marital status, do you have children, the names of your spouse and/or children) and any other type of information that could be used to identify who you are.
Some personal information may be public. For example, agreeing to have your telephone number listed in a telephone directory. Or, if it has been depersonalized and combined with similar information to arrive at statistical data, such as how many people of a certain age were provided service by Legal Aid Alberta in a given time frame.
With your consent, Legal Aid Alberta collects, uses or discloses your personal information for the purposes of providing the legal services for which you qualify. It may also collect, use and disclose aspects of your personal information that has been depersonalized to create statistical information for legitimate business reasons such as operational funding.
Consent is agreeing to and freely letting something happen. You can provide consent in two ways. The first way is by a direct action such as saying yes if a Legal Aid Alberta staff person asks if you are willing to give them your personal information so they can see how to help you.
A second way to give consent is by volunteering to provide personal information without being directly asked, knowing you are giving personal information because it is required in order to receive help from Legal Aid Alberta. No matter how your consent is given, you only need to provide as much personal information as necessary to see what type of service Legal Aid Alberta can provide you.
Legal Aid Alberta only collects personal information that is needed to:
Legal Aid Alberta only uses your personal information described above to:
With your prior consent, Legal Aid Alberta may disclose or share your personal information with:
Personal information is confidential. Legal Aid Alberta restricts access to your personal information to authorized staff on a need-to-know basis necessary to process and help you with your legal matter.
Legal Aid Alberta expects all those who contact us for help to: