Privacy Policy

What this policy covers

We, the Town of Ponoka, take our privacy obligations seriously and we’ve created this privacy policy to explain how we treat your personal information collected on this website. Personal information is the information we hold which is identifiable as being about you.

Our collection, use and disclosure of your personal information is regulated by the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (Canada) and the Alberta Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. You can find more information about your privacy rights at the website of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC), and Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta,

The software platform this website runs on and associated technology operations are provided by Bang the Table Pty Ltd. Click this link for the Privacy Policy governing their service.

What personal information do we collect?

Profile Information

We collect information from you when you register to use this site. This includes your email address and any additional demographic information you provide on the registration form. You are only required to provide a username (which will appear publicly any time you make a contribution), email address (not displayed publicly) and postal code (also not displayed publicly). Your email address allows moderators to reach out to you if they need to.

Please note that you are able to browse any publicly accessible sections of this website completely anonymously without signing up.

Engagement Information

The content you create as part of your interactions with this website. These can include responses to surveys, comments on discussion forums, or any of the other engagement opportunities available here.

Usage Information

By accessing, using, or submitting material for or posting on Let's Talk Ponoka, you are accepting and agreeing to comply with the Terms of Use. The purpose of this site is to understand the perspectives of participants and get input on Town of Ponoka policies, programs, projects, and services. 

The Town of Ponoka reserves the right to monitor and edit or remove any activity or material or inactivate any account that appears to violate these Terms of Use or guidelines for participating in an online discussion. If you repeatedly submit or post prohibited, inappropriate or spam-related content, the Town of Ponoka reserves the right to prohibit or block you from further activity on the site.

How We Use the Information that We Collect

We collect this information in order to:

  • Communicate information to you about engagement opportunities, events and other initiatives;
  • Respond to inquiries and otherwise engage with stakeholders; and
  • Accurately analyze and synthesize data.

External links

Our website may contain links to other websites. Those links are provided for convenience and may not remain current or be maintained. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of linked websites and we suggest you review the privacy policies of those websites before using them.


While no online service is completely secure, we work very hard to protect information about you against unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction and take all reasonable measures to do so.

Requesting Access or Correcting Your Personal Information

The Town of Ponoka recognizes that the privacy and confidentiality of a person's personal information is important. All personal information is managed according to the Alberta Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. This means that:

  • You will be informed, at the point of collection, that your personal information is being collected and the purpose for which it is being collected;
  • You have a right of access to your information;
  • You have control over how the Town obtains, uses, and discloses your personal information;
  • All uses of information are subject to you not having refused or withdrawn consent, unless disclosure is made for legal purposes.

Contact Us

For further information about our privacy policy and related information practices, to access or correct your personal information, or have a concern, please contact us on