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Your Privacy
As a local public body, The Town of Banff is subject to the Government of Alberta's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The Town of Banff is committed to providing our visitors with a website that respects and protects their privacy. We do not automatically gather personal information from you such as your name, phone number, email or address. Such information is only available to us if you supply it voluntarily by creating a My Banff.ca account or through online forms. Any personal information you do provide is protected under the privacy provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

This site uses session-based temporary "cookies" (identification markers stored on your own computer), created whenever you visit our website. The cookies last only for the duration of your visit. They do not store or send any kind of personal information. These temporary cookies are automatically deleted by your own computer after you leave our website. Certain versions of web browsers can be configured with settings that generate alerts when cookies are issued by our website. If you are ever prompted to accept a cookie, you can simply refuse to accept the cookie request and still have full access to all content within our website.

However, some features (such as online forms) may not function properly if you disable cookies. Even if you have cookies  disabled and do nothing during your visit but browse through the website, read pages and download information, our site will gather and store statistical information about your visit automatically (standard log files). This information does not identify you personally. The site collects and stores only the following information about your visit: The Internet domain and IP address of the service you use to access our site; the type of browser or operating system used to access our site; the date and time you access our site; the pages you visit; and if you linked to the Town of Banff website from another website or search engine, the address of that site.

The Town of Banff does not sell or otherwise distribute this information to third parties. Personal information obtained through online forms on this website is collected according to the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP), Section R.S.A 2000, c. F-25 33(c). The personal information so gathered is used under the authority of the Municipal Government Act, solely for the purpose of The Town of Banff administration. The personal information gathered through online forms on this website is not collected for any purpose other than to respond to your information or service request. It will not be used for any commercial marketing purpose. However, the information you provide to create an account or subscribe to alerts and newsletters can be used for marketing purposes by the Town. For questions or comments regarding these practices or for more information regarding the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, contact the FOIP Coordinator at 403.762.1209.

Content
The Town of Banff owns all content on this website and grants you a limited non-exclusive, non-transferable license to access and make personal use of the site for non-commercial use, provided the site is not modified or downloaded (other than page caching) unless expressly authorized by the Town. You will be fully responsible for any consequences resulting from any use.

This license does not include any right for resale or commercial use of the site or its content. No derivative use of the site or its contents or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data-gathering and extraction tools is permitted. Any unauthorized use of the site will terminate the license and all the limited rights or permission granted by the Town.

The Town of Banff either owns the intellectual property rights in the underlying HTML, photographs, text, audio clips, video clips and other content ("the Content") made available to you on this website, or has obtained the permission of the owner of the intellectual property to use the Content on this website

The Town of Banff makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information posted. However, there may be instances where information is not as current as it can possibly be. The materials on this site are provided "as is" without warranties or conditions of any kind either expressed or implied. To the fullest extent possible under applicable law, the Town of Banff disclaims all warranties and conditions, expressed or implied, including but not limited to, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement or other violation of rights.

Without limiting the foregoing, the Town of Banff shall not be responsible for the content posted by you or any other user. While the Town of Banff will make every effort to respond to any complaints it receives, the Town of Banff shall not be required to actively monitor the website for offensive or defamatory content. At all times, users will remain solely liable for their own content posted to the website, and as a condition of use, you waive any and all claims against the Town of Banff for any damages or liability arising from any defamatory, offensive or other content on the website, and further agree to hold harmless the Town of Banff for any content you post on the website.

Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall the Town of Banff be liable for any direct, indirect, special, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages arising out of the use of, or the inability to use, the website and/or the materials.