Privacy Policy

Please read the Privacy Policy set forth below carefully as it contains terms that govern your use of any fRI (Foothills Research Institute Web site or web page operated or provided by fRI), including the Land Use Planning Hub.

fRI is committed to safeguarding the privacy of our web site visitors. In doing so, fRI has adopted the following privacy policy.

Collection of Information

fRI may use your Internet Protocol (IP) address to analyze trends, collect demographic information for aggregate analysis, and track your progress through the web site so that we can better manage the web site.

Cookies are tiny bits of information which are stored on your hard drive as a way to maintain information you have already provided us in previous visits to the Web site. In this way, we may use cookies as a method to improve your use of the web site. fRI will not disclose cookie information related to your individual use of the web site to any third party without your consent.

fRI offers services that may require you to submit personal information to fRI. The information fRI collects, with your consent, may include, but is not limited to names, email addresses, postal addresses, telephone numbers, other order information, or payment information. This personal information will only be collected with your consent of use as disclosed to you at the time of collection. Access to this information is limited to those who specifically require such information to conduct their business activities and/or responsibilities. Without your consent, fRI does not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with third parties except to provide products or services you have requested.

Use of Personal Information

fRI may use the personal information for the purposed which include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • For identification
  • To meet your requests
  • To meet regulatory requirements
  • To comply with the law, or
  • To share, only as reasonably required for the above purposes, and as long as all parties comply with privacy laws similar to those that apply to our country.

Personal information will only be released as follows:

  • With the knowledge and consent of the person, or
  • Where required or permitted to do so by law.


fRI uses physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect personal information about you.

fRI has set up security measures to protect you from the loss or unauthorized use of your supplied personal information. As well, our fRI servers are equipped with secure technology. Despite these measures, and given that no technology is foolproof, we must advise you that there will always remain a certain amount of risk and that your personal information may be disclosed, without your consent, unintentionally, and without fault on the part of fRI. fRI declines any responsibility in the event that such confidential information is disclosed.


fRI may present links in a format that enables fRI to keep track of whether these links have been followed. fRI uses this information to improve the quality of web site content.


This Privacy Policy may change without notice, so please return to the Privacy Policy from time to time to review the terms.

fRI welcomes feedback and questions and requests for additional information regarding it’s Privacy Policy. You may contact fRI at:

Foothills Research Institute
PO Box 6330
Hinton, AB
Canada T7V 1X6
Tel: 1 (780) 865-8330
Fax: 1 (780) 865-8331

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