Privacy Policy

Alberta Computers for Schools+ is committed to protecting your privacy and maintaining the confidentiality of your personal information.

What is Personal Information?
Personal Information is information that can be used to distinguish, identify or contact a specific individual. The personal information that Alberta Computers for Schools + generally collects is used for:
  • determining eligibility for the ACFS+ program
  • verifying enrolment in a training, skill development or academic program
  • verifying identification documents for purposes of employment or program eligibility
  • gathering additional information as it pertains to employment, program eligibility or receiving goods and/or services
We handle information in accordance with this policy.

Personal information can be provided to us through web-based and/or paper applications and forms. Such information may be recorded for the purpose of processing and receipting a request for devices, a donation, program or employment application, or financial transaction.

10 Privacy Principles

  1. Accountability: Alberta Computers for Schools+ is responsible for protecting the confidentiality and security of personal information under its control.
  2. Identifying Purposes: Before Alberta Computers for Schools+ collects any personal information, the organization will identify the purposes for its collection, use or disclosure. If ACFS+ plans to use or disclose personal information for a purpose not previously identified, the individual will be informed and further consent will be sought.
  3. Consent: Except where permitted or required by law, Alberta Computers for Schools+ will only collect personal information with the knowledge and consent of the individual. ACFS+ will use a form of consent (express or implied) that reflects the nature of the information being collected, taking into account its sensitivity and the expectations of the individual.
    Individuals may withdraw their consent at any time to Alberta Computers for Schools+'s continuing use or disclosure of personal information, subject to reasonable notice, contractual restrictions and/or ACFS+'s legal or fiduciary obligations.
  4. Limiting Collection: ACFS+ will only collect personal information that is necessary to fulfill purposes identified to the individual. All personal information will be collected by fair and lawful means.
  5. Limiting Use, Disclosure and Retention: ACFS+ will only use or disclose personal information for the purposes for which it was collected, unless an individual has otherwise consented or where the use or disclosure is permitted or required by law.
  6. Accuracy: Alberta Computers for Schools + will keep your personal information as accurate, complete and up-to-date as possible to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected. You can assist us in ensuring your records are current by providing us with any changes to your personal information, such as an address change. You have the right to challenge the accuracy and completeness of your personal information and amend it as necessary.
  7. Safeguards: ACFS+ will protect the personal information we collect with security safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information. Unencrypted electronically transmitted information is not 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us electronically or that you request us to transmit to you via public internet. Our systems and procedures are designed to prevent loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction of your personal information.
  8. Openness: ACFS+ will make available to you information about our policies and practices relating to the management of personal information.
  9. Individual Access: Upon written individual request to the Privacy Officer, ACFS+ will identify if it possesses personal information about an individual and will provide access to that information. In providing access, ACFS+ will indicate the source of the information and provide an account of how it is being used. Individuals have a right to challenge the accuracy or completeness of personal information and to have it amended as required. Where a dispute about accuracy cannot be resolved, an individual may submit a short statement that will be appended to the file.

    All written access requests should be directed to:
    Privacy Officer
    Alberta Computers for Schools+

    8415 45 Street, Building B
    Edmonton, AB T6B 2N5

    Please note in the subject line: “Attention: Privacy Officer”
  10. Challenging Compliance: An individual shall be able to address a challenge concerning compliance with the principles to ACFS+'s Privacy Officer.
View the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act.