The Hamilton Police Service is committed to protecting the privacy of any personal information you may provide when visiting our Web site. Part of that commitment is to explain what information may be collected why, how it will be used and who may have access to it. Our practices have been designed to ensure compliance with the privacy provisions of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
This privacy statement applies to interactions with the Hamilton Police Service Web server. It does not apply to any other Web site. Following is an overview of our Web site practices.
When you visit the Hamilton Police Service web site, you do so anonymously - there is no need to tell us who you are. If you direct an enquiry to a unit, we will ask you to provide your name and mailing address or e-mail address for the purpose of responding to your enquiry. Only those who "need to know" will have access to the personal information provided.
Senders of messages should be aware that personal and other information contained in electronic correspondence (or printed versions thereof) which are directed to the Hamilton Police Service are subject to MFIPPA and may be deemed releasable under this legislation, and that the anonymity or confidentiality of the sender and any information contained within the correspondence cannot be guaranteed. Electronic messages resident on a system outside those of those domain names owned by the Hamilton Police Service, but deemed to be in the custody and control of the Hamilton Police Service Police, may also be releasable under this legislation.
Concerns regarding privacy or access to information should be directed to:
Hamilton Police Service
Attn: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION Coordinator, FOI Branch
155 King William Street
Hamilton, ON L8N 4C1
The Hamilton Police Service will track the domains from which people visit our site and analyze this data for trends and statistics.
Our logging is passive and is not used to maintain any information on site visitors. Logged information is recorded in non-identifiable form and is used only by Hamilton Service staff.
The Hamilton Police Service employs "cookies" to provide a user with tailored information. A cookie is a small piece of information our server asks your browser to store and give back to the server verbatim at a later time. Much like a dry-cleaning ticket is used to make sure you get the same clothes back when you visit, a cookie is used to make sure you get the same tailored information back when you visit. On it's own, the dry-cleaning ticket, or cookie doesn't contain any personally identifiable information, and doesn't have any use other than to relate to a previous transaction. Our cookies do not store any personal information about you, nor are they able to access any information on your computer.
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