Privacy Policy

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The City of Dacula (“City”) operates DaculaGA.gov.  It is the City’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, the City collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The City’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how the City’s visitors use its website. From time to time, the City may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website or the City may make your information public as required by law.

The City also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on DaculaGA.gov forums. The City only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that forum commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the forum where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to the City’s websites choose to interact with the City in ways that require the City to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that the City gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for an account to access the Discussion Forums at DaculaGA.gov to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in public discussions with the City – by posting messages in the discussion forum, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal information required to verify their identities. In each case, the City collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with the City. The City does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

The City may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, the City may monitor the most popular forums on the DaculaGA.gov site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. The City may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, the City does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

The City discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on the City’s behalf or to provide services available at the City’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. The City will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, the City discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when the City believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of the City, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a City website and have supplied your email address, the City may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with the City and our programs and services. We primarily use our various issues forums to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. The City takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. The City uses cookies to help the City identify and track visitors, their usage of the City website, and their website access preferences. The City visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using the City’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of the City’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by the City and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Comments

Comments and other content submitted to our Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

We reserve the right to make changes to our privacy policy at any time.  This page last updated on September 20, 2013.