Alberta Mine Safety Association

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AMSA Privacy Policy

Last Revised September 6, 2023.

At AMSA, we believe that privacy is a right. We want to empower our users to be the masters of their identity. In this privacy policy, we want to help you understand how and why AMSA. ("AMSA,” "we” or "us”) collects, uses, and shares information about you when you use our sites, mobile apps, and other online products and services (collectively, the "Services") or when you otherwise interact with us or receive a communication from us.

We collect minimal information that can be used to identify you by default. If you want to submit online comments and participate in a online discussion, we don't require you to give us your real name. We don't automatically track your precise location. You can share as much or as little about yourself as you want. You can ask us to update or delete your information.

Any data we collect is used primarily to provide our services. If you have questions about how we use your data, you can always ask us for more information.

What Information We Collect

Information You Provide to Us
We collect information you provide to us directly when you use the Services. This includes:

Account Information: You don't need an account to use AMSA.

Content you submit:  We collect the content you submit to the Services. This includes your posts, incident submissions and comments including saved drafts, photos and videos, your messages with other users (e.g., online comments), and your other communications with moderators and with us. Your content may include text, links, images, gifs, audio, and videos.

Videos: With your consent, you may submit videos for the use in safety shares. This submission will be collected for the use in safety shares.

Actions you take: We collect information about the actions you take when using the Services. This includes your interactions with content, like voting and commenting. 

Transactional information (Website only): If you purchase products or services from us (e.g., products or courses.), we will collect certain information from you, including your name, address, email address, phone number, and information about the product or service you are purchasing. AMSA uses industry-standard payment processor services (for example, Helcim) to handle payment information and does not store AMSA private key information.

Other Information: You may choose to provide other information to us. For example, we may collect information when you fill out a form, participate in AMSA sponsored programs, activities or promotions, apply for a job, request customer support, or otherwise communicate with us.

Information We Collect Automatically
When you access or use our Services, we may also automatically collect information about you. This includes: 

Log and usage data: We may log information when you access and use the Services. This may include your IP address, browser type, operating system, device information (e.g., device IDs), device settings, and search terms.

Location Information: We may receive and process information about your location. We may receive location information from you when you choose to share such information on our Services, including by associating your content with a location, or we may derive an approximate location based on your IP address.

How We Use Information

We use information about you to:

  • Provide, maintain, and improve the Services (creations of Safety Shares);
  • Videos that are submitted will be used in safety shares. Example: Safety Share with Video
  • Personalize services, content, and features that match your activities, preferences, and settings.
  • Help protect the safety of AMSA and our users, which includes blocking suspected spammers and addressing abuse.
  • Research and develop new services;
  • Send you technical notices, updates, security alerts, invoices, and other support and administrative messages;
  • Provide customer service;
  • Communicate with you about products, services, offers, promotions, and events, and provide other news and information we think will be of interest to you.
  • Monitor and analyze trends, usage, and activities in connection with our Services.

How We Share Information

Much of the information on the Services is public and accessible to everyone, even without an account. By using the Services, you are directing us to share this information publicly and freely.

When you submit content (including a safety share, post or comment) to a public part of the Services, any visitors to and users of our Services will be able to see that content, the name associated with the content, and the date and time you originally submitted the content. You should take that into consideration before posting to the Services.

We offer social sharing features that let you share content or actions you take on our Services with other media. Your use of these features enables the sharing of certain information with your friends or the public, depending on the settings you establish with the third party that provides the social sharing feature. For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing in connection with social sharing features, please visit the privacy policies of the third parties that provide these social sharing features (e.g. Facebook, and Linkedin).

We do not sell your personal information. In addition to the personal information that is displayed publicly as described above, we may share personal information in the following ways: .

  • With your consent. We may share information about you with your consent or at your direction.
  • With our service providers. We may share information with vendors, consultants, and other service providers who need access to such information to carry out work for us. Their use of personal data will be subject to appropriate confidentiality and security measures. A few examples: (i) payment processors who process transactions on our behalf, (ii) cloud providers who host our data and our services, (iii) third-party ads measurement providers who help us and advertisers measure the performance of ads shown on our Services.
  • To comply with the law. We may share information in response to a request for information if we believe disclosure is in accordance with, or required by, any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request, including, but not limited to, meeting national security or law enforcement requirements. To the extent the law allows it, we will attempt to provide you with prior notice before disclosing your information in response to such a request. 
  • In an emergency. We may share information if we believe it's necessary to prevent imminent and serious bodily harm to a person.
  • With our affiliates. We may share information between and among AMSA.

How We Protect Your Information

We take measures to help protect information about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. For example, we use HTTPS while information is being transmitted. We also enforce technical and administrative access controls to limit which of our employees have access to nonpublic personal information.

We store the information we collect for as long as it is necessary for the purpose(s) for which we originally collected it. We may retain certain information for legitimate business purposes or as required by law.

Your Rights and Choices

You have choices about how to protect and limit the collection, use, and sharing of information about you when you use the Services. You also have the right to request deletion of, or correction of, your personal information, or to withdraw consent for processing where you have previously provided consent. AMSA does not discriminate against users for exercising their rights under data protection laws.

Children

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13. If You are a parent or guardian and You are aware that Your child has provided Us with Personal Data, please contact Us. If We become aware that We have collected Personal Data from anyone under the age of 13 without verification of parental consent, We take steps to remove that information from Our servers.

If We need to rely on consent as a legal basis for processing Your information and Your country requires consent from a parent, We may require Your parent's consent before We collect and use that information.

Changes to This Policy

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we do, we will let you know by revising the date at the top of the policy. We encourage you to review the Privacy Policy regularly to stay informed about our information practices and the ways you can help protect your privacy. By continuing to use our Services after Privacy Policy changes go into effect, you agree to be bound by the revised policy.

Contact Us

If you have other questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at: AMSA
1002 7 Street, Nisku, AB T9E 7P2
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Contact Us

Alberta Mine Safety Association
1002 – 7 Street Nisku, AB T9E 7P2
780-699-6241
info@abminesafety.ca

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