Going through some old mail and came across this.
When I asked about publishing they told me that as long as the intent was
not to make a profit and only to recoup ones costs and the market was
primarily family and not the public at large then it was considered
A rider on the conversation was that if a challenge was made then the
Commissioner would make a determination on each case which would then become
guidelines for future challenges.
Alberta Family Histories Society
712-16th Ave NW,
Calgary, AB, T2W 0J8
> Subject: FAMILY HISTORY PUBLISHINGhttp://www.afhs.ab.ca
> Following is an interesting response to an official query made to our own
> Alberta government.
> I'm sure others have been wondering about the impact of PIPA legislation
> on our work:
> >The Alberta Personal Information Protection Act does not apply if you are
> collecting, using or disclosing personal information for home or family
> purposes such as when an individual is compiling and publishing their own
> family history for their personal use.
> The inquirer has requested privacy regarding his identity.
> Now my concern is how they can perceive that "publishing" can be
> accomplished while doing the work for one's "personal use". By
> definition, publishing indicates that materials are to be distributed
> widely - generally for sale.