Information collected by NAIT
It is important to understand that no personal information such as a person's name, phone number, or email address is ever gathered automatically through the NAIT website. This information is only obtained if it has been provided voluntarily, through email contact, or through an online form.
A web traffic analysis tool is used by NAIT in order to collect anonymous information from visits to our website. The data we attain by using this software helps us understand the traffic patterns and types of technology our visitors use. Monthly statistics are generated from this content so that we can continually improve our audience's online experience. The information collected cannot be associated with any specific individual and no attempt is made to identify particular users browsing the site.
The information we collect helps us identify:
- The Internet domain and IP address from which you access the NAIT website.
- The type of browser and operating system used to access the site.
- The pages that were visited.
- The date and time the site was accessed.
- Popular search phrases.
Use of information
All personal information that is collected is managed in accordance with the Alberta Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act. This means that, at the point of collection, you will be informed that your personal information is being collected; the purpose for which it is being collected, and that you have a right to access the collected information. NAIT will not reveal any personal information that users provide to any third party without the users' permission. Access to personal information is restricted to those NAIT employees who require this information in order to provide requested products or services. Upon request, NAIT will remove users (and their information) from our database or permit them to "opt-out" of any further email newsletters or contact.
Transactions where information enters a system of records
Where personal information is provided that enters a system of records, it is collected in compliance with section 33 (c) of the Alberta Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act. NAIT collects, creates and maintains information for the purposes of admission, registration and other activities directly related to its educational programming. Information collected is only kept for the length of time necessary to fulfill the purpose for which it was collected.