Privacy Policy & Terms of Use

Agriculture Research Grant Organizer (ARGO)


Last update 2022-07-04


This Privacy Policy sets out RDAR’s information gathering and dissemination practices in the general use of ARGO located at Your use of ARGO is subject to your agreement with this Privacy Policy. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully.
You may access ARGO via mobile devices or mobile optimized websites. This Privacy Policy also applies use of ARGO. If this Privacy Policy is not acceptable to you, please do not use ARGO or submit any of your personal information.
The collection and management of personal information through ARGO is governed by Alberta’s Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA).  A copy of the PIPA can be obtained from Alberta Queen’s Printer at

Acceptance of the Privacy Policy

You accept the principles and information set out in this Privacy Policy and consent to RDAR collecting, using, and disclosing your personal information as outlined in this Privacy Policy when you use ARGO. If you disagree with all or any part of this Privacy Policy, you must not use ARGO or any of the third-party websites.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

RDAR may change this Privacy Policy from time to time without notice to you. RDAR is not required to notify you of any change to this Privacy Policy. Any change to Privacy Policy will be effective once the RDAR posts the updated Privacy Policy on ARGO. The effective date of Privacy Policy appears under the heading. It is your responsibility to review the Privacy Policy regularly. By using ARGO, you automatically agree to the updated Privacy Policy.

What is Personal Information

Personal information means information about an identifiable individual, which includes an individual’s name, e-mail address, home address, phone number, and other identifiable information.
Personal information does not include business contact information, which is an individual’s name, position or title, business telephone number, business e-mail address, business fax number and other similar business information. PIPA does not apply to your business contact information if the collection, use or disclosure is for the purposes of enabling RDAR to contact you in relation to your business responsibilities and for no other purpose.

Collecting and Using Personal Information

RDAR collects certain personal information when you access ARGO, provide information, subscribe to, sign up for certain services, register for programs, fill out forms, complete surveys or contact RDAR by e-mail.
RDAR usually collects personal information directly from you. However, RDAR may collect personal information from other sources with your consent or as authorized by law. Generally, RDAR will obtain your consent and notify you of the purpose of collecting your personal information before or at the time of collection. However, RDAR may not do this when you volunteer your personal information for an obvious purpose (for example, signing up for RDAR’s newsletter.)
RDAR limits the personal information we collect to what we need for the purposes for which it was collected and will use such personal information for such purposes.

Use of Personal Information

RDAR uses and discloses personal information only for the purposes for which the information was collected, except as authorized by law. RDAR will ask for your consent if RDAR wishes to use or disclose your personal information for any new business purpose.

Disclosure of Personal Information

RDAR discloses personal information only for purposes that are reasonable and only to the extent that is reasonable for the purposes for which the information was collected and is disclosed. RDAR only discloses personal information without consent only if one or more of the purposes set out in section 20 of PIPA are applicable.

Withdrawal or variation of consent

On giving reasonable notice to RDAR, you may at any time withdraw or vary your consent to the RDAR’s collection, use or disclosure of your personal information. This can be done by deleting your profile from ARGO.

Access and Correction

Subject to sections 23 to 32 of PIPA, you have the right to access and correct any personal information that is in a record that is in RDAR’s custody or control.

Storing of Information and Restricting Access

Concerning your personal information and business contact information, RDAR:
  • makes every reasonable effort to ensure that personal information is accurate and complete;
  • protects personal information in a manner appropriate for the sensitivity of the data;
  • makes every reasonable effort to prevent any loss, misuse, disclosure or modification of personal information, as well as any unauthorized access to personal information;
  • will notify the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta, without delay, of a security breach affecting personal information if it creates a real risk of significant harm to individuals;
  • retains personal information only as long as it is reasonable to fulfil the purposes for which the information was collected, or for legal or business purposes;
  • renders client personal information non-identifying, or destroys records containing personal information once the information is no longer needed; and
  • uses appropriate security measures when destroying personal information, including shredding paper records and permanently deleting electronic records.

Passwords and Security Measures

You should not disclose or share your passwords. If you share your password with others, you are responsible for all actions taken in the name of your account. You should immediately change your password if it has been compromised.
We employ commercially reasonable security measures to prevent unauthorized access to ARGO, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of our information. However, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be perfectly secure. As a result, we cannot guarantee the security of any personal information that you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. We are not responsible for any unauthorized loss or disclosure of your personal information. 

Tracking Technologies and Cookies

ARGO use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on ARGO and store certain information. Tracking technologies used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and improve and analyze ARGO. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or indicate when a cookie is sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some parts of our Website.

Respecting and Responding to Your Privacy Concerns

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or wish to contact RDAR’s Privacy Officer, you can contact RDAR by visiting this page on our Website:



Agriculture Research Grant Organizer (ARGO)


Last updated 2022-07-04


Welcome to ARGO, located at Your use of ARGO is subject to your agreement with these Terms of Use. Please read these Terms of Use carefully. You may access the ARGO via devices through mobile applications or mobile optimized websites.

Acceptance of the Terms of Use

You agree to comply with and be legally bound by these Terms of Use when you use ARGO. If you disagree with all or any part of these Terms of Use, you must not use ARGO. If you register with ARGO or submit any information to RDAR through ARGO, RDAR will ask you to agree to these Terms of Use.
By using ARGO, you also accept RDAR’s Privacy Policy which governs the collection, use and disclosure of the personal information RDAR collects when you use ARGO. You can find RDAR’s Privacy Policy here.

Changes to the Terms of Use

RDAR may change these Terms of Use from time to time without notice to you. RDAR is not required to notify you of any change to the Terms of Use. Any change to the Terms of Use will be effective once the RDAR posts the updated Terms of Use on ARGO. The effective date of the Terms of Use appears in the footer. It is your responsibility to review these Terms of Use regularly. By using ARGO, you automatically agree to the updated Terms of Use.

Rights Granted and Restrictions on Use

RDAR grants you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to view and print the material on ARGO for your non-commercial or personal use only. All copies that you make must retain all copyright and other notices on ARGO. Except as provided in the previous sentence, you may not use, distribute, sell, modify, transmit, revise, reverse engineer, republish, post or create derivative works (where applicable) of the trademarks, trade names, logos, design, layout, information, data, software, applications, interactive features, tools, services or other material or content on or made available through ARGO (referred to collectively, as the “content” of ARGO) without RDAR’s prior written permission.
You will not acquire any rights or licenses in any trademarks, patents, copyright or other intellectual property on ARGO or its content. ARGO and its content are protected by copyright, both individually and as a collective work or compilation and by trademark, patent, and any other applicable laws.

Your Authority to Use ARGO

By using ARGO, you represent that you have the legal capacity to accept these Terms of Use and can and do assume any risks related to the use of ARGO and its content and that you understand and accept the terms, conditions and risks relating to their use. If you are dissatisfied with ARGO or its content, your sole and exclusive remedy is to stop using it.


The content on or made available through ARGO is for proposal submission and evaluation purposes only. RDAR and its directors, officers, agents and representatives assume no liability for any inaccurate, delayed or incomplete content, nor for any actions taken in reliance thereon. The content contained on or made available through ARGO, including the content obtained through any link, has been supplied by such third parties without verification by RDAR. The views, opinions and advice of any third party provided on ARGO reflect those of the individual authors and are not endorsed by RDAR. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future performance.  
Although the content has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, ARGO and the content could include technical or other inaccuracies or typographical errors, and they are provided to you on an “as is” basis without warranties or representations of any kind. RDAR makes no representation and disclaims all express and implied warranties and conditions of any kind, including without limitation, representations, warranties or conditions regarding accuracy, timeliness, completeness, non-infringement, satisfactory quality, merchantability, merchantable quality or fitness for any particular purpose or those arising by law, statute, usage of trade, or course of dealing. RDAR assumes no responsibility to you or any third party for the consequences of any errors or omissions.

No Damages

RDAR and its directors, officers, employees, or agents shall not, under any circumstances, be liable for any direct, consequential, incidental, indirect or special damages, of any kind, or any other damages whatsoever, including without limitation, those arising from any decision made or action taken by you in reliance upon the content or those resulting from loss of use, data or profits, whether resulting from the use of or inability to use any content on or made available through ARGO (or a website linked to ARGO), or any other cause; and even if caused by RDAR’s or its service providers’ negligence, and even if any of them has been apprised of the likelihood of such damages occurring.
The above limitations and exclusions shall apply to you to the fullest extent that applicable law permits, in all actions of any kind, whether based on contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence) or any other legal or equitable theory. Any clause declared invalid shall be deemed severable and not affect the validity or enforceability of the remainder of these terms of use.

Third Party Links

RDAR has no control over and assumes no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party website or service. You further acknowledge and agree that RDAR shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such websites or services.
The privacy policies and procedures described here do not apply to those websites. You are responsible for accessing these websites directly for information on their data collection, use and disclosure policies. Your linking to such websites or pages is at your own risk. RDAR is not responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any information, data, opinions, advice, or statements made on these sites. RDAR provides these links merely as a convenience. The inclusion of such links does not imply that RDAR endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content or uses of such websites.


You are not permitted to use any of the trademarks (whether registered or unregistered) displayed on ARGO without the prior written consent of RDAR, or the third party that owns the trademarks.


Unless you have a written agreement in effect with RDAR that states otherwise, you may only provide a hypertext link to ARGO on another website, provided that (a) the link must be a text-only link clearly marked “RDAR Home Page” or “RDAR”; (b) the link must “point” to (i.e. link the user directly to) the URL and not to other pages within ARGO; (c) the appearance, position and other aspects of the link may not be such as to damage or dilute the goodwill associated with RDAR’s name and trademarks; (d) the appearance, position and other aspects of the link may not create the false appearance that an entity is associated with or sponsored by RDAR; (e) the link when activated by a user, must display the site full-screen and not within a “frame” on the linking Website; and (f) RDAR reserves the right to revoke its consent to the link at any time in its sole discretion.

Non-Confidential Use of Your Postings

Any non-personal communication, comments, ideas, or material you post or transmit to RDAR is and will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary. By sending or posting any communication or material to ARGO, you grant RDAR an unrestricted, irrevocable license to use, reproduce, display, modify, transmit, distribute, publish, broadcast or post your communication. Except for information related to a research funding application, you also agree that RDAR is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques you send us. However, RDAR will not release your name or otherwise publicize the fact that you submitted materials or other information to RDAR unless: (a) you permit RDAR to do so; (b) RDAR first notifies you that the materials or other information you submit to a particular part of a site will be published or otherwise used with your name on it, or (c) RDAR is required to do so by law or contract.

Protecting Information

We have reasonable security measures to protect against the loss, misuse and interception by third parties of the information under our control. However, complete confidentiality and security are not yet possible over the Internet. RDAR assumes no liability for any damages you may suffer due to loss, interception, alteration or misuse of the information you provide RDAR or any information transmitted over the Internet. Please see our Privacy Policy for further details.

Website Modification

RDAR may change ARGO, including eliminating or discontinuing any content on or made available through ARGO, at any time.

Violations of Terms of Use

RDAR reserves the right to seek all remedies available at law and in equity for violations of these Terms of Use, including the right to block access from a particular Internet address to our Website.

Other Provinces or Countries

ARGO can be accessed from provinces other than Alberta and countries other than Canada and contains references to RDAR services and programs not available in your province or country. These references do not imply that RDAR intends to announce such services or programs in your country. RDAR makes no representation that the content on ARGO is appropriate or available for use in locations other than Alberta, Canada, and accessing ARGO from territories where its content is illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access ARGO from other locations do so on their initiative and at their own risk and are responsible for compliance with local laws.

Governing Laws

RDAR controls ARGO (excluding linked sites) from its offices within the Province of Alberta, Canada. Your use of ARGO is governed by the laws of the Province of Alberta and the federal laws of Canada, as applicable, without regard to the conflicts of laws principles. You and RDAR hereby submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of the courts of the Province of Alberta concerning any matters arising in connection with these Terms of Use.


If any provision of these Terms of Use is held to be unenforceable or invalid, such provision will be changed and interpreted to accomplish the objectives of such provision to the greatest extent possible under applicable law and the remaining provisions will continue in full force and effect.


The failure to exercise a right or to require performance of an obligation under these Terms of Use shall not affect a party’s ability to exercise such right or require such performance at any time thereafter nor shall be the waiver of a breach constitute a waiver of any subsequent breach.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions about these Terms of Use, you can contact RDAR by visiting this page on our Website: