The North Bay Police Service (NBPS) is committed to protecting your privacy when you visit our website at http://northbaypolice.ca. The following paragraphs explain what information we collect and why. Our practices have been designed to ensure compliance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA).
Automatically collected information
Visitors to the NBPS’s website are advised that web servers, as is the case with the NBPS’s web server, automatically collect the Internet Protocol (IP) address from where you are accessing the website.
IP addresses are unique numbers assigned by Internet Service Providers (ISP) to all devices used to access the Internet. The IP address, on its own, does not identify an individual. However, in certain circumstances, such as with the co-operation of an ISP, it could be used to identify an individual using the website.
Web analytics is the collection, analysis, measurement, and reporting of data about web traffic and visits for purposes of understanding and optimizing web usage. Information in digital markers may be used in conjunction with computer request data to identify and track your online interactions with the NBPS’s website.
The NBPS uses Google Analytics with the goal of improving its online audience’s experience. The following data is collected and used for communications and information technology statistical purposes, audit, and evaluation, research, planning and reporting:
- the originating IP address;
- the date and time of the visit;
- the type of browser used;
- the name of the domain you used to access the Internet (.com, .org, .net, .ca, etc.);
- the page(s) visited;
- the keywords used in search engines;
- names and sizes of files requested; and
- referral website.
If you wish, you may opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics by:
- disabling or refusing cookies;
- using the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-On.
For more information on this data collection, visit Google Analytics Terms of Service.
The NBPS uses software programs to monitor network traffic and to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage to its website. When you visit the NBPS’s website, these software programs automatically receive and temporarily store information supplied by your browser in our web server logs.
In most circumstances, this is anonymous statistical data and no attempt is made to link this data, nor the IP addresses of the computers that have contacted the NBPS’s website, with the identity of visitors, unless an attempt to damage the site has been detected. The programs are never used to gather specific personal information such as your name, your phone number or your email address.
In the interest of promoting public safety and crime prevention, the North Bay Police Service (NBPS) may link to other websites, or embed educational or news videos it believes may be of interest or of benefit to visitors of its website. While the NBPS aims to provide information from reliable sources, it is not responsible for content its personnel did not produce.
The NBPS strives to keep its website current. However, in the event of a discrepancy between the information contained online and the information contained in its official records, the information contained in the NBPS’s official records shall be deemed accurate.
The NBPS’s logo is a symbol of its corporate identity and is used by the NBPS for official purposes.
Members of the media may use the NBPS’s logo to complement news coverage related to the NBPS. To obtain a high resolution image for such purposes, contact the NBPS’s Corporate Communications Coordinator.
Any other persons or organizations wishing to use the NBPS’s logo, shall contact the NBPS by email at [email protected] or by telephone at 705-497-5555 to obtain written permission. When contacting the NBPS to make this request, please provide the following information:
- Contact information of person/organization making the request (name, address, phone number, email address);
- Reason for proposed use of the logo; and
- Proposed location for use of logo (in print, website, social media, film production, etc.).
The NBPS’s Twitter account is not monitored 24/7. Do not use Twitter for emergencies or to report a crime to the NPBS. For emergencies, call 9-1-1. For non-emergencies, call 705-497-5555. To report a crime anonymously, call Near North Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477) or send an anonymous tip online at nearnorthcrimestoppers.com