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Privacy Policy

The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development takes the privacy of its Internet users seriously. This Privacy Statement explains the website data processing practices of the Department of Education and Early Childhood DevelopmenDistrict Education Councils website.  

Any personal information provided to us through this website and affiliated channels is collected, used and disclosed in accordance with the New Brunswick Right to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (RTIPPA) and other applicable legislation.

Information Collected: Non-Personal 

The moment you visit our website, some non-personal information is collected by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and its various departments and agencies. 

As you navigate through our Website, we may use automatic data collection technologies including Google Analytics to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns. This will generally include information about your location, your traffic pattern through our Website, and any communications between your computer and our Website.  Among other things, we will collect data about the type of computer you use, your Internet connection, your IP address, your operating system, and your browser type. 

The information we collect automatically is used for statistical data and will not include personal information. We use this data to improve our Website and our service offerings. 

We don’t allow Google to use or share our analytics data. 

Information collected by Google Analytics is stored on Google servers in the United States and may be subject to the governing legislation in that country (for example, the USA Patriot Act). Your IP address is anonymized prior to being stored on Googles’ servers in order to help safeguard your privacy. 

If you do not wish to have your information shared with the Analytics software, Google makes available a “plug-in” for users of the Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari and Chrome browsers which prevents your browser from sharing any information with the Analytics software. You may download and install the “plug-in” here: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. 

Information collected directly 

Personal information in Department of Education and Early Childhood Development’s custody will only be used by authorized employees for the purpose for which it was originally collected, or for a use consistent with that purpose. 

Links in the Website 

The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development website sometimes provides links to other websites. In most cases, links to other websites will open in a new browser window. Please note that you are clicking to another website and content and privacy standards therefore are not under the control of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of these linked sites as their policies may differ from the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. 

Who to contact 

If you have any questions about this privacy statement or to request access to your personal information, please contact:

Policy and Privacy Advisor
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
Email: EDrtippa@gnb.ca
Telephone: 5064533090