Privacy Policy

keeping your information safe

Who we are

Alberta Occupational Safety Auditors Association (AOSAA) was incorporated as a not-for-profit Association in September 2005. The Association became a Partner in the Partnerships in Injury Reduction program in May 2006.

The Association is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, drawn from and elected by the membership. The Board is composed of four Executive Officers – Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary. The immediate Past Chair also maintains a seat on the Board, acting in an advisory capacity.

The Board is responsible for the overall direction and operation of the Association on a provincial level, and establishes and implements policies and procedures to advance the objectives of the Association. It also ensures the efficient and effective use of the Association’s resources.

Our website address is:

Personal data collected


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

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact Forms

Information collected on the Contact form (Membership application) includes the following:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Primary telephone number
  • Secondary telephone number
  • Name of Employer or Consultant Status
  • Professional Designations
  • Professional experience

AOSAA will never request payment information directly from Membership. A separate, third party program is used to facilitate collection of applicable funds. At no time will AOSAA solicit, collect or retain confidential financial information.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

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.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

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 180 days.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

What happens with your data

Who we share your data with

AOSAA’s website will contain a link to the ‘Auditors Profile’ page that can be accessed by interested parties with pre-approved site access i.e. employers seeking the services of an external auditor.  Members may request to have their contact information displayed, along with a brief description of their professional credentials and authorization to work with specific Certifying Partners.  The completeness and validity of this information will be the sole responsibility of the AOSAA member. 

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

A QR code image is generated for users that set up Two-Factor Authentication for this site. This image is generated using Google Chart’s API. As part of generating this image, your username is sent to the API. For details about Google Chart’s privacy policy, please see Security and Privacy in Charts.

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.

In order to ensure file integrity, iThemes Security pulls data from,, and No personal data is sent to these sites. Requests to include the WordPress version, the site’s locale, a list of installed plugins, and a list of each plugin’s version. Requests to and include the installed iThemes products and their versions. For privacy policy details, please see the WordPress Privacy Policy. For privacy policy details, please see the iThemes Privacy Policy. Requests to are to content added and managed by iThemes which is covered by the Amazon Web Services Data Privacy policy.

When running Security Check, will be contacted as part of a process to determine if the site supports TLS/SSL requests. No personal data is sent to as part of this process. Requests to include the site’s URL. For privacy policy details, please see the iThemes Privacy Policy.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Security logs are retained for 180 days.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

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.

How we protect your data

We protect your information that is stored in our database by keeping our website updated and secure.

We use a website security plugin called iThemes Security and implement advanced security measures on this website. 

We protect your information that is stored in our database by keeping our website updated and secure.

What data breach procedures we have in place

In the unlikely event our website is breached, we will immediately reset all website user passwords. Then we will contact all affected contacts with the nature of the breach, information on what data was potentially compromised, and instructions on changing/updating your password. 

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

AOSAA has no control over and assumes no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Our contact information

Alberta Occupational Safety Auditors Association (AOSAA)