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Privacy Policy Guide

Who we are

The City of Miramichi respects the privacy of its Web visitors. Staff adheres to strict policies that protect the confidentiality of any personal identifiable information such as names, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers.

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

1. Access to the City web site(s) and use of any of its service features typically do not require providing any personal information whatsoever.

2. “Cookie” technology captures a summary – not individual – information on visitor use patterns. This computer code tracks “traffic” to determine how effective a given page is in meeting information or service needs. Apart from providing a performance measure for the City’s Internet site, the data is otherwise meaningless.

3. A Cookie contains no information that personally identifies visitors to the community’s Web site and is strictly geared to providing internal performance data. The City of Miramichi knows nothing of an Internet visitor browsing path once he or she leaves

4. The only personal identifying information arising from the use of the City of Miramichi web site is what you supply to us on a voluntary basis. For example, this could be in connection with the following; submitting comments, requesting information or suggestions and/or questions through a feedback form or an e-mail.

You should also note any collection and retention of sensitive personal data, such as data concerning health.

In addition to listing what personal data you collect, you need to note why you collect it. These explanations must note either the legal basis for your data collection and retention or the active consent the user has given.

Personal data is not just created by a user’s interactions with your site. Personal data is also generated from technical processes such as contact forms, comments, cookies, and analytics.


We do not currently allow comments to be posted on the site(s), but in the future if the need arises:

When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and the visitor’s IP address along with the browser user agent string to help spam detection.

Contact forms:

We keep contact form submissions for a certain period (six(6) months) for reference, and security purposes, but we do not use the information submitted through them for marketing purposes.

Who we share your data with:

We do not share any personal data with anyone.

How long we retain your data:

We keep contact form entries for six months, and analytics records for a year.

Events Manager:

We use Google services to generate maps and provide auto-completion when searching for events by location, which may collect data via your browser in accordance to Google’s privacy policy.

We collect and store information you submit to us when entering an event for our calendar, for the purpose of reserving your requested date in the event calendar and maintaining a record of events.

We collect and store information you submit to us about events (and corresponding locations) you would like to publish on our site.

We may use cookies to temporarily store information about a booking in progress as well as any error/confirmation messages whilst submitting or managing your events and locations.

iThemes Security:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


Some forms on this site require the use of Google’s reCAPTCHA service before they can be submitted. If you consent to use Google’s reCAPTCHA service, a cookie is created that stores your consent. This cookie deletes itself after thirty days.

Security Logs

The IP address of visitors, user ID of logged in users, and username of login attempts are conditionally logged to check for malicious activity and to protect the site from specific kinds of attacks. Examples of conditions when logging occurs include login attempts, log out requests, requests for suspicious URLs, changes to site content, and password updates. This information is retained for 5 days.

Who we share your data with

Some forms on this site require the use of Google’s reCAPTCHA service before they can be submitted. Use of the reCAPTCHA service is subject to the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

This site is scanned for potential malware and vulnerabilities by Sucuri’s SiteCheck. We do not send personal information to Sucuri; however, Sucuri could find personal information posted publicly (such as in comments) during their scan. For more details, please see Sucuri’s privacy policy.

How long we retain your data

No backups of security logs are retained in the system. Security logs are retained for 5 days and removed automatically through an automated cleanup on Fridays.

Where we send your data

This site is part of a network of sites that protect against distributed brute force attacks. To enable this protection, the IP address of visitors attempting to log into the site is shared with a service provided by For privacy policy details, please see the iThemes Privacy Policy. This only applies to external parties that are deliberately trying to access the site illegally. The IP is the only item sent to iThemes security to be added to a blacklist (not allowed) of addresses.