The Government of New Brunswick takes the privacy of its Internet users seriously. We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our users while providing a personalized and valuable service. This Privacy Statement explains the Web site data processing practices of the Government of New Brunswick Web site http://www.gnb.ca/
The moment you visit our Web site, some information is collected by the Government of New Brunswick and its various departments and agencies.
We collect information automatically about your visit to our website. The information collected includes basic demographic data and browsing patterns. It is used only in aggregate form. We use aggregate information (so that no individual user is identified):
- to build up audience profiles;
- to aid strategic development, and
- to audit use of the website.
We also collect personal information through enquiry forms and every time you e-mail us your details.
Use and Disclosure of personal information
The Government of New Brunswick processes personal information collected via its public website for the purposes of:
- providing a personalized service;
- receiving enquiries and requests for information;
- providing you with information about the resources and services available;
- receiving your opinions and comments regarding various government activities.
The Government of New Brunswick will not disclose your personal information to any outside parties without your prior consent.
E-mail Query Forms
Many web pages include links to e-mail query forms, where you may ask specific questions relating to any portion of the New Brunswick government Web site. The information submitted in these forms is sent by unencrypted e-mail from our web server, via the Internet, to the appropriate e-mail mailbox within the government responsibility area.
Public Comment Forms
Public Comment Forms often are used to complement a public consultation process to receive input, ideas, comments and suggestions on specific government initiatives, programs and/or legislative or regulatory matters. You select one of two ways to participate in these comment forums. Information completed on the forms is is transmitted by either: 1) unencrypted e-mail from our web server, via the Internet, to the appropriate e-mail mailbox within the government responsibility area, and/or 2) by using a "post to website" public comment form, where the data is transmitted unencrypted and then authorized for posting to the public website.
Given that the Internet is a global environment, using the Internet to collect and process personal data necessarily involves the transmission of data on an international basis. Therefore, by browsing the Government of New Brunswick Web site and communicating electronically with us you acknowledge and agree to our processing of personal data in this way.