Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy

This Web site provides our customers with important legal and privacy information. For your own peace of mind, we encourage you to review the information.

The domain names www.weyburn.ca and www.city.weyburn.sk.ca are owned and maintained by The City of Weyburn, and users of the site are subject to The City of Weyburn Privacy Policy.

You are welcome to visit and explore our Web site, and you can do so without giving us any information about yourself. Our site may have activities designed specifically to bring products and services to our customers. Here, we may need information about you so we can provide the services that you request. Our Privacy Policy outlines our commitment to protect the privacy and confidentiality of our customers' personal information. This Policy explains what information we collect, how we use the information, and how we safeguard the information.

Our goal is to treat our customers' personal information with the utmost respect. Our Privacy Policy is based on the requirements of applicable government legislation and our own commitment to keep our customer's personal information private.

Our Employees' Responsibilities

Our employees are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of all personal information to which they have access. Our employees are informed about our policies, practices and procedures for protecting personal information and we reinforce the importance of complying with them.

What Information Do We Collect?

There are two ways we can collect information from you when you visit our Web site:

  1. Information you provide.
  2. Information collected by technology.

1. Information You Provide
When you visit our Web site, information is not collected that could identify you personally unless you choose to provide it voluntarily. You are welcome to browse our Web site anonymously at any time, without revealing any personal information.

There are a few activities where the collection of personally identifiable information may be necessary. When personally identifiable information is collected, you will know because you will have chosen to provide your information.

If you choose to participate in any of the activities available on the site, you will be providing us with some type of personal information about yourself. Personal information is defined as information about an identifiable individual. An example may be information about your product and service subscriptions and usage. Please note that publicly available information, such as a public telephone directory listing of your name, address and listed telephone number is not considered to be personal information.

2. Information Collected by Technology
The City of Weyburn collects some information about the ways you use our Web site. When you visit our site, your IP address is collected so that we know where to send the information you are requesting. This IP address does not personally identify you. We use information collected through technology to make our site more interesting and useful to you. An IP, or Internet Protocol, address is a unique address assigned to each computer connected to the Internet. It refers to the standards by which computers talk to other computers via the Internet.

You can use and browse our Web site without providing any personal information about yourself. This is information that cannot be associated with a specific individual. Our Web server collects some anonymous information automatically when you visit our site. This information may include the pages you visited, the content you downloaded, the type of Web browser you were using and the level of encryption your browser supports.

As you browse our Web site, our server collects information about your visit, but not about you personally. We monitor statistics, such as: which pages people visit, which parts of the site are visited the most frequently and how many people visit and return to our site.

This information is collected on an aggregated basis. No personal information is associated with these statistics. We use this information to determine what type of information is most useful to you so that we can improve our Web site to make it easier for you to access information.

What Are Cookies, and How Does The City of Weyburn Use Them?

Our site collects aggregated site-visitation statistics using cookies. A cookie is a small text file containing a unique identification number that identifies your browser to our computers. This small file of information allows the Web site to remember important information that will make your use of the site more enjoyable.

Cookies tell us which pages are visited, by how many people, the average time spent, and other useful statistics relating to the use of our site. This helps us to enhance the online experience of visitors to our site. We use the statistics to understand how customers use our site, to make it easier for you and other visitors to use, to monitor the site's performance and to improve our Web site.

To assist you, cookies help us remember who you are through your browser settings, while saving your passwords and preferences so you don't have to enter them each time; essentially, cookies save you time.

We never combine information gathered by a cookie with personally identifiable information. The use of cookies is an industry standard and you will find that most major Web sites use cookies and most major browsers are set up to accept them. If you wish, you can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is sent.

Our site also makes use of sessional cookies. Sessional cookies are ones that are deleted each time your browser is shut down. We use sessional cookies to enhance the features and functionality of our site when you visit our site. For instance, we have developed a functionality and feature that provides an enhanced ability for you to navigate within the different regions of our site. However, that functionality is available for your use only if the browser you are using to visit our site is set up to accept sessional cookies. We recognize that the decision to set your browser to accept or reject such sessional cookies from our site is your decision to make. Although you do not need to accept sessional cookies to visit our site or other sites on the world wide Web, you will find that your experience at our site and others may be diminished and some features like the inter region navigation feature of our site may not work properly or be available to you.

How does The City of Weyburn Use The Information Collected?

We use the personal information we collect in a limited number of ways. We may use this information to:

  • Complete transactions with customers (purchasing, ordering, shipping, modifying or deleting products and services) online;
  • Personalize service to customers, offering suggestions of products and services that may be of interest to each customer;
  • Manage and develop our business; and
  • Meet legal and regulatory requirements.

Anonymous information is used for research and analytical purposes. We use statistics gathered at an aggregated level to determine usage patterns and help us improve our site flow, content, navigation and ease of use.

Sharing Your Personal Information

Personal information is not sold or rented to any parties outside of The City of Weyburn. We may share this information with the companies we select as our business partners, however we require them to honour our privacy principles in the handling of personal information.

Disclosure of Information

The City of Weyburn policy is not to disclose your personal information, except in circumstances in which it is necessary to do so, or where permitted by law. We may disclose your personal information to the following parties:

  • The customer or an agent acting on your behalf;
  • A collection agency or party used to determine creditworthiness;
  • Law enforcement agencies;
  • Ombudsman.

How We Safeguard Your Information

All of the information you provide to us on our Web site is securely maintained and kept confidential. Information is retained in secure facilities and is protected from unauthorized access. We provide technical, administrative and physical security measures to protect your information against loss, misuse and unauthorized access or disclosure.

What are Your Choices?

  • Choice - You can choose how much information you would like to provide on any given Web site. You may remain anonymous, or you may wish to provide information that allows us to better fulfill your requests for products and services.
  • Accuracy - You can ensure that your personal information is correct and current. If your information changes or if there is an error in your information, you are able to make corrections and updates to your information in the location where you originally provided it.
  • Opt out - Our Web site provides users with the opportunity to opt out of receiving communications from us. You have a choice when it comes to learning about services from the City of Weyburn. You can choose not to receive communications by email, and we will honour your choice.

Children

The privacy of children is important to us. We encourage parents to review our Privacy Policy and our Legal Notices and User Agreement documents. We ask that minors do not submit any personal information to us. Our services are only available to individuals who can form legally binding contracts. The City of Weyburn does not use our Web site to intentionally collect or use a child's personal data.

Links to Other Web sites

This Web site may contain links to other sites that are not governed by this Privacy Policy. Links may include those of our business partners, vendors and other agencies. Please be aware that the City of Weyburn is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other such sites. This policy applies solely to information collected by this Web site.

Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are moving to another Web site. It is important for you to read the privacy statement and terms of use for each site you visit to ensure you are comfortable with how they might use your personal information. The City of Weyburn provides links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement, investigation, verification or approval of such Web sites, products, services or publications by the City of Weyburn.

Updating The Policy

The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to provide flexible guidelines that can be adapted to meet the demands of changing technology and varying consumer expectations regarding privacy.
The City of Weyburn will continue to stay current on the critical issue of privacy. The City of Weyburn may update this policy from time to time, so please review it periodically. We may add, modify or remove portions of this policy when we feel it is appropriate to do so. If we change our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes on this page in a timely manner. You may determine when this policy was last updated by referring to the modification date found on this Privacy Policy document. You are encouraged to review the Privacy Policy and the Legal Notices and User Agreement provided on this Web site. They are provided for your information and protection.

Questions or Concerns

The City of Weyburn welcomes your comments regarding this Privacy Policy. Please contact us if you have questions about privacy and usage that were not answered here. You may address these concerns, in writing to us.

The City of Weyburn
157 - 3rd Street N.E.
Weyburn, Saskatchewan
S4H 2K8

For complete customer information, we suggest that this Privacy Policy be read in conjunction with the Legal Notices and User Agreement statements provided on our Web site.

Last Modified: January 2004


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