Privacy Policy

The protection of individual privacy is a concern to the City of Guelph and practices have been designed to ensure compliance with the privacy provisions of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. By visiting websites operated by the City of Guelph, visitors are accepting the practices described in this policy and agree, without limitation or qualification, to be bound by this Privacy Policy.

  • Personal Information: No personally identifiable information is automatically collected about visitors who simply browse the City’s web site or who download information from it. Personal information is gathered only when a visitor knowingly provides such specific information on a voluntary basis. Personal information will not be disclosed to outside parties unless visitors were advised otherwise at the point and time of collection or the City is required to under legislation or by the Government of Canada or the Province of Ontario.
  • Logging Practices: The City’s web server logs visitor activity to help manage the web site. Information stored in logs does not identify visitors personally. The logs store the domain name and IP address from which the City’s web site was accessed; the type of browser and operating system used; the date and time the site was accessed; the pages visited; and the country or region of the world from which the site was accessed. The City uses this information to learn how many visitors the web site has, where they are coming from, which parts of the City’s web site are of most interest to visitors, and other facts that help the City improve the web site and the services offered.
  • External Links: The City site has links to other sites that may collect personally identifiable information about visitors. This privacy policy does not cover third party data collection practices and the City does not assume any responsibility for the actions of third parties.

Contact us if you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy.