Privacy Policy

This privacy policy was updated May 18, 2022

Your Right To Privacy

“Alberta Police Misconduct Database” (“APMD”) respects your privacy and is committed to protecting the personal information you provide to us. We will not sell, trade, license or rent your personal information in any manner.

By accessing this site, you signify your consent to the terms of our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with any terms of our Privacy Policy, please do not use this site or submit any personal information to us. This site is not directed to minors under the age of 16, and APMD does not knowingly collect or maintain Personal Information from those under the age of 16. If you are under the age of 16 and have submitted information to APMD without the consent of your legal guardian, please notify us immediately through the contact information set out above.

We may review our Privacy Policy and update it as required. We recommend that you check this Privacy Policy periodically so that you are aware of any changes. The Privacy Policy posted at any time or from time to time via this website shall be deemed to be the Privacy Policy then in effect.

What Is Personal Information?

Personal information is any information that can be used to distinguish, identify, or contact a specific individual, such as your name, phone number, or email address (“Personal Information”). Personal Information we may collect may include your full name; contact information, such as your address, telephone number, or email address; credit card information; and any other Personal Information that you choose to submit to us.

General Privacy Practices

APMD does not automatically gather Personal Information from you. This information is only collected if you provide it voluntarily through contacting us via email or when provided through other means. For example, we may collect Personal Information when you:

  • contact us through telephone, e-mail, mail, web forms or other correspondence;
  • make a donation to us;
  • register for a service we provide;
  • register to receive our newsletter.

While we may ask you for more information about yourself to help us provide you with more personalized information and services you are not obligated to provide such information.

How We Collect Information

Our website may automatically log some information about Internet traffic on our webpages. While we do not attempt to link the information captured to the identity of individual visitors, Personal Information collected may include your domain name and your numerical IP address. Other information collected could include the type of browser you use, which pages you viewed, which files you request, the date and time you access our website.

We use this information to better understand how visitors use our Site and to improve our Site to better meet your needs. The amount of information that is sent by your web browser depends on the browser and settings you use. Please refer to the instructions provided by your browser if you want to learn more about what information it sends to websites you visit or how you may change or restrict this. We do not track or record information about specific individuals and their visits.


APMD may use “cookies” and other similar devices on this Site to enhance functionality. Cookies are small text files with small pieces of data that is transferred from a website to the hard drive of your computer through your browser. These devices may track information which includes but is not limited to (i) IP address, (ii) the type of web browser and operating system used and (iii) the pages of the Site visited. They will not let a website know any Personal Information about you, such as your name and address.

For more information, please consult our Cookies Policy.

If you are concerned about the use of cookies, refer to your browser help menu to learn how to disable them. If you wish to delete cookies from your machine, refer to your browser’s help menu for further instruction. If you disable cookies, you may be unable to access some features on this Site.

How We Use And Disclose Personal Information

The Personal Information we collect may be used by APMD for the purposes for which it was collected, as provided in this Privacy Statement, or for other purposes that are disclosed to you and to which you consent.

For example, if you provide us with Personal Information – through email or by filling out an electronic form and submitting it through our website – we will use that information to respond to you. We may also use your Personal Information to send informational or promotional communications, process donations carry out other purposes that are disclosed to you and to which you consent, and carry out any other purpose permitted or required by law.

Some or all of the Personal Information we collect may be stored or processed in jurisdictions outside of Canada, including Europe and the United States of America. As a result, this information may be subject to access requests from governments, courts or law enforcement in those jurisdictions according to laws in those jurisdictions.

We do not share your personal data with any third parties other than some common service providers who use the information to help improve our site. APMD reserves the right to transfer Personal Information in the event that we merge with or are acquired by a third party. We also may disclose your Personal Information for any other purpose permitted by law or to which you consent.

How We Protect Personal Information

Personal information gathered by APMD is kept in confidence. We work to ensure data accuracy and protect against unauthorized access to, and improper use of, information we collect online. Only select APMD personnel have access to this Personal Information and then only for the purposes under which it was collected. Personal Information we collect is maintained with the source of the information at Edmonton, Alberta. Personal information is destroyed under secure and monitored conditions.

Links To Other Sites

Our website may contain links to other sites. Operators of linked websites may also collect your Personal Information (including information generated through the use of cookies) when you link to their websites. We strongly suggest that you check the applicable privacy policy of such third parties when visiting their websites or when providing any personal information to them. We are not responsible for the content and the privacy practices of other websites, and we cannot control or prevent the use of cookies or any information obtained through cookies by such third parties.

Obtaining or Modifying Personal Information

You have a right to your Personal Information. If you wish to obtain or modify any personal information provided to us, please contact us using the contact information provided below.

How To Contact Us Regarding Your Privacy:

If you have questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, or to access your information, please contact our Privacy Officer at