Privacy

The Municipal Training Organization (MTO) is committed to respecting the privacy of people who visit its website. Therefore, the MTO does not automatically gather personal information like name, phone number or email address. This information can only be obtained when the individual gives it through email or by entering this information in the feedback form (found on the Contact page).

All personal information created, held or collected by the MTO is protected by the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act. This means that at any point of collection you will be asked for consent to collect your information or be advised of the authority for such collection. You will be informed of the purpose for which it is being collected and how to exercise your right of access to that information.

The MTO uses software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or manipulate information, or otherwise cause damage. This software automatically collects the following information:

  • Internet Protocol Address (a unique number that identifies to a specific machine that is attached to the Internet);
  • date and time of the visit;
  • pages and files visited/downloaded; and
  • type of operating system and browser used to access the site.

The MTO makes no attempt to link these addresses with the identity of the individuals visiting its website, unless an attempt to damage the website has been detected. The collected information may be used to improve web content and security.

The MTO does not use "cookies". A cookie is a piece (or pieces) of information that is stored as text strings (i.e. ID=15361959) on your computer by a website.  Websites tend to use cookies to help identify users in order to prepare customized web pages for them. Usually, cookies are stored on your computer without your knowledge.

The MTO's website may include links to websites operated by other government agencies, non-profit organizations and private businesses. This privacy statement does not apply to these websites. However, you maybe subject to the privacy policy of that site, if it does have one. The MTO is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of external websites.

Personal information submitted to the MTO by email or various feedback or comment forms is subject to the access and protection provisions of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act.