Cornerstone web sites do not automatically gather any personal information from you, such as your name, phone number, or e-mail address. This information is only obtained if you provide it voluntarily, through contacting us via e-mail, or through an online form.
Some Cornerstone sites may collect more information than is described here and will have additional privacy policies. Where applicable, please be sure to read these privacy policies.
♦ Information collected automatically via the Internet
Cornerstone logs http requests to our server. These logs capture computer information, navigation and clickstream data.
Some of the information collected does not identify who you are. Other information, such as your domain name or IP address, may identify you depending on the naming standards followed by your Internet service provider. You may wish to ask them about their polices and practices.
While we make no attempt to link the information captured to the identity of individuals, the information captured does identify the following:
- The Internet domain and IP address from which you access our web site
- The type of browser and operating system used to access our site
- Screen resolution of your monitor
- The date and time you access our site
- The pages you visit and
- If you linked to the Cornerstone Academic College web site from another web site, the address of that web site.
This information is used to help us make our site more useful to our audiences by learning about the number of visitors to our site, and by monitoring traffic patterns and the types of technology our visitors use. We do not track or record information about specific individuals and their visits.
Visitor information is not disclosed to anyone except University of Alberta personnel who need the information for legitimate business purposes such as responding to a request.
♦ Cookies Used on Some Sites
A number of Cornerstone websites (such as the one you are viewing now) use dynamically driven content. These pages use two specific cookies to define the parameters of the site you are visiting. These tokens are identified by your browser as CFIDE and CFTOKEN.
These cookies do not gather or submit any information on users visiting the site.
For site security purposes, Cornerstone employs software programs to monitor network traffic that identifies unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.
Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits.
♦ Privacy and Links to Other Sites
♦ Information Collected in E-mails and Web Forms
If you should choose to provide us with personal information-as in an e-mail or by filling out a form and submitting it to us through our website-we will use that information to respond to your message and to help us get the information you have requested.
Cornerstone does not collect personal information for commercial marketing or distribution to any private organizations.
Messages sent via the Internet can be intercepted. If you are concerned about sending your personal information to us via the Internet, you can use another method such as fax or regular mail.
The user record consists of the following data:
- E-mail address
- Personal address (students/external borrowers) or department (faculty/staff)
- Personal phone (students/external borrowers) or business phone (faculty/staff)
- Campus computing ID (faculty/staff/students)
Unless there are outstanding transactions associated with a record (borrowed items or fines), user records are purged annually from the Library system 2 years after expiry, or where unexpired records have been inactive (no circulation transactions or fines) for 5 years.
Transactions Where Information Enters a System of Records
♦ Getting More Information
For questions or comments regarding this policy, or for additional information about the administration of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, contact Cornerstone Main Campus.