Privacy Policy

1. Our commitment to privacy

Welcome to our website. The Alberta Library Trustees’ Association is firmly committed to protecting your privacy online. It is our goal to provide you with a website that is easy to use and respects your rights and expectations for privacy. Our Web Privacy Policy is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect, use, disclose and retain the personal information you provide to us and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our website. In addition to our Web Privacy Policy, we recommend that you also review our Web Terms of Use prior to using our website. The term “Alberta Library Trustees’ Association” or “ALTA” or “us” or “we” or “our” refers to Alberta Library Trustees’ Association, the owner of the website. The term “you” refers to our website visitors and users.

2. What personal information do we collect?

Membership Accounts

In order to use some of the services provided through our website, such as trustee link, you must first sign up for a ALTA membership. When signing-up, we may collect personal information such as your name, address and contact information. We use this information to keep an updated list of our members so that we can send information out to active members, to determine if you have an existing account with us, and to contact you about opportunities and other programs provided by ALTA. You will also be asked to provide an email and a password when you sign-up for a membership.

Using Trustee Forum

Alberta Library Trustees’ Association provides online forums for a number of purposes which include, but are not limited to: connecting ALTA members; to answer questions and provide information about our programs; to update ALTA information; or to provide feedback about your ALTA experience. We may collect personal information such as your name, email address and other contact information. We use your personal information to provide the services or information you have requested, or to contact you with respect to your activity on the forums.

3. Web analytics and cookies

ALTA’s website uses google analytics to collect and store information. For more details about Google’s terms and policies click here

Web analytics

When you visit our website, we may collect information about your browser, your IP address, data and time of visits, pages viewed, time spent on our website, and the websites visited just before and just after our website. This information is collected for the purposes of diagnosing problems with our website and to track website usage. Some information, such as your Internet domain name or your Internet protocol (IP) address may identify you. 


A “cookie” is data that is transferred from our web server to the device you use to access our website. We may use cookies to recognize repeat website users, to customize your online experience, to make our website easier to use and to improve our services. We may use cookies to assist website users in other ways; however, we do not use cookies to retrieve information from your computer that was not originally sent in a cookie. If you choose, you may set your browser to refuse or remove cookies, or to alert you to the potential transfer of cookies to your device.

4. Who do we share personal information with?

Alberta Library Trustees’ Association may use third party service providers to perform services in relation to the operation and maintenance of our website and the online services offered, or for the purposes of sending you information about ALTA programs and information if you have requested that we do so. Our third party service providers are contractually obligated to use the personal information to which they have access for the purposes of providing services for, or on behalf of, ALTA.

5. How do we use your personal information?

Alberta Library Trustees’ Association does not sell your personal information to any third party services. The personal information we collect about you through our website is used by ALTA for the purpose dispersing information, election ballots, memberships and trustee message board. You will only receive such communications if you chose to receive them when you signed up for a membership, requested further information from us, or otherwise asked to be contacted by Alberta Library Trustees’ Association.

If you do not wish to receive this information you may unsubscribe at the bottom of our communications such as electronic newsletters. If you have a membership, you may change your contact preferences in your account profile if you no longer wish to receive communications.  

6. How do we protect your personal information?

Alberta Library Trustees’ Association has implemented appropriate safeguards in order to protect the personal information you submit through our website.  For example, we use encryption and secure socket layer (SSL) technology to protect the personal information you submit through our website.

7. Accessing or correcting your personal information

If you have a membership with Alberta Library Trustees’ Association, you may update your personal information, including your contact preferences, in your account profile.

To request access to the personal information Alberta Library Trustees’ Association retains about you, please visit our Access to Information page.

8. How to contact us

For questions or concerns about this policy, please contact Alberta Library Trustees’ Associations’ Privacy & access to information office titled Privacy Policy:


For technical issues with the website or your online account, please contact Alberta Library Trustees’ Association support titled Feedback:


Alberta Library Trustees’ Association reserves the right to modify, amend or restate this Web Privacy Policy from time to time with or without prior notice. Your use of this website after the posting of modifications to this policy will constitute your acceptance of this policy as modified.