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Website Privacy Statement

Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is committed to protecting the privacy of personal information collected as a result of visiting our websites. Our practices have been designed to ensure compliance with the privacy provisions of HRM's Privacy Policy and the Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy provisions of Part XX of the Municipal Government Act.

This privacy statement applies to interactions with websites hosted by HRM.

Personal Information


Personal information is recorded information about an identifiable individual and includes such things as your name, email address, phone numbers, mailing address and your personal views and opinions.

Collection


Personal information may be collected when you submit forms, surveys, and comments through the web.

While navigating HRM hosted websites, device related information such as device make, model, browser version, geographical location, as well as Internet Protocol (IP) information is collected to facilitate the operation, security, and statistical analysis of our online services. Our third party service providers such as Google, Browse Aloud, AddThis and other plugins and social media widgets, may also collect this type of information.

From time-to-time we may also use cookies and sessions to help enhance the user experience.

Access & Use


Personal information will only be used for the purpose it was collected or a directly related purpose. Any additional use requires your consent.

Disclosure


Unless authorized by law, personal information will only be disclosed for the purpose it was collected or a directly related purpose.

Leaving Site (Links)


Our sites contain links to other sites. This privacy statement only applies to information collected by the HRM hosted websites. Upon leaving our sites, you are subject to the privacy and security policies of the new site. Please read the privacy policies of these websites whenever you are interacting with them.

Questions or Comments?


Please contact the Access & Privacy Office at accessandprivacy@halifax.ca or 902-490-4390.