The University of Calgary is committed to respecting and protecting the privacy of its online visitors. This privacy statement explains the types of personal information we collect when you visit us online and how we use the information. All personal information you provide is managed according to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP). Personal information may be used to comply with Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL).
The university also collects non-personal, anonymous and aggregated data from its online visitors. This information is used to improve system, network and technical performance and analyze digital channel effectiveness.
Note: employees and contractors of the University of Calgary are bound by their employment contracts and by university policies which may include the capture and use of personal information in different ways. Students are bound by Academic Regulations which are listed in the Academic Calendar.
Our primary goal in collecting personal information is to provide a high-quality, modern and constantly improving online experience to our large and diverse audience. We do this by analyzing a user’s entire journey through our online channels. This requires us to collect data on users. We collect personal information for the following purposes:
We collect the personal information you provide to us when you submit a request, complete a form or in some other manner communicate with us online. We may also collect your IP address, location, browser and device information and usage data.
All personal information is stored as required by section 38 of the FOIP Act. We have taken reasonable steps, including implementing organizational and technical controls within our systems, to protect your personal information from unauthorized access or use. For more information on the FOIP Act and the University of Calgary, please visit: https://www.ucalgary.ca/legalservices/foip/
Personal information is only shared when permitted by the FOIP Act, with your consent, or in order to fulfill a request you have made. We will never rent or sell your personal information to any third party.
You can opt out of data collection online by using one of the following methods:
The university often posts content on third-party websites such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. We also link to third-party websites on a regular basis to enhance or support digital content. We are not responsible for the content, privacy or security of those sites, but we do assess such platforms before using them.
The University of Calgary respects your contact preferences and takes Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) seriously. Your consent (explicit or implied) is required before we will send you commercial electronic messages. We always allow you to unsubscribe from our commercial electronic messages at any time. To modify an existing email subscription or to unsubscribe from a list, group or the university as a whole, click the appropriate link in the last email you received from the University of Calgary. Note: CASL does not apply to electronic messages: