This privacy policy sets out how “CERTA” uses and protects any information that you give CERTA when you use this website. By using this website, you agree to the terms and conditions outlined below:

“CERTA” is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. We will never sell your information.

“CERTA” may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are aware of and understand any changes. This policy is effective February 3, 2020.


This website is provided for general information purposes only and is not meant as legal or other professional advice. You should not rely on, or take or fail to take any action, based upon the information provided in this website. If you require specific legal or professional advice on any issue please consult a lawyer or other professional adviser. The St. Albert and Area Retired Teachers’ Association, and the Alberta Retired Teachers’ Association, its directors, officers, employees, agents and authors shall not be liable in any manner, or to any extent, for any loss, damage or expense whatsoever, arising from or in connection with any use of or reliance on the information contained in this website, including, but not limited to, any indirect or consequential damages.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect on-line.

Proprietary Rights

This site, its organization and design, and all information, data, documents, forms, images, artwork, text, video, audio, pictures and other material on the site (the “Content”) are protected by copyright and other proprietary rights, all of which we own or have the right to use, and are protected by national and international copyright laws.

You may download information from the site for your personal, non-commercial viewing and use, but you may not otherwise copy, republish, post, transmit, display, frame in another web page, perform, distribute, modify, create derivative works from, use or otherwise exploit the Content without our prior written consent and approval. You may not access our site or access or copy any Content using automated means (such as harvesting bots, robots, spiders or scrapers).

You do not acquire ownership rights to any Content by accessing or using the Site, and our posting of Content on the Site is not a waiver of any right in or to that Content.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Newsletter services

CERTA members’ names and email addresses are used to distribute the branch newsletter.

Controlling your personal information

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties. If you believe that any information we have for you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or contact us as soon as possible, using our contact form. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.