Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of information including personal data and other information that is collected from or provided by our membership.

Membership is Optional

It’s not necessary to become a registered member of the Alberta Browncoat Society to attend our events, purchase from our convention booths, or interact with our website and social media accounts.  This means it’s not necessary to provide Alberta Browncoats Society any personally identifiable information if you do not choose to do so.

However, if you choose to join our mailing list, support our organization through purchasing a membership, or email us with any questions, you may be prompted to provide us with a name and email address. Should you choose to become a member, we will use your contact information provided to send communications relating to our organization, including those required to meet our society’s legal obligations, such as notifications of the time and date of our Annual General Meeting.

Information collected on this site

For all visitors to the Alberta Browncoat Society website, we automatically collect aggregated and anonymized data such as browser type, page views, clickstream, and usage.  We use Google Analytics for this data tracking service. Because this information is aggregated and anonymized, it’s not visible to the general public.  It’s only visible to the Alberta Browncoat Society executive team and is used to help us optimize the performance and usability of the site.

In addition to the anonymized analytics collected above, we may also work with similar services to monitor purchase transactions and detect fraud.

We do not knowingly collect any other data from our site visitors.

Mailing list & email policy

We use an opt-in mailing list function, which requires the user to sign up to receive information through our mailing list service. On each message from the mailing list, there is a link to unsubscribe should you no long wish to receive these emails.

When you sign up for our mailing list, you are giving us permission to contact you via email.

We don’t sell your personal data to third parties.  This also means we never sell or rent out the email contact information for Alberta Browncoat Society members.

Our mailing list services are provided by MailChimp and data collection related to these services is governed by their privacy policy.

Advertising on the Alberta Browncoat Society site

The Alberta Browncoat Society does not run third party advertisements on the site and therefore does not work with ad services or ad tracking firms that might seek to track your habits as you browse the web.

Links to Other Websites

On our site, we link to a lot of websites.  For example, we link to newspaper articles relating to past activities, other Browncoat group websites, and sponsor’s websites, including links to their blogs, Facebook or Twitter.  The Alberta Browncoat Society Privacy Policy applies only to Alberta Browncoat Society site, not to these third-party destinations.

Contacting the Alberta Browncoat Society

If you have questions, comments or suggestions to share about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with the Alberta Browncoat Society, please  click the Contact Us link at the bottom of any web page. We look forward to hearing from you!