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Town of Hancock Website Policies

TOWN OF HANCOCK WEBSITE PRIVACY POLICY

Individuals who visit the Town of Hancock's web site are important to us. Because visitors to our site are important to us, we do not capture any personal information about them without their permission. We endeavor to collect only the minimum amount of information needed to provide the services, security, and information access for which the sites were created.

IDENTIFIABLE PERSONAL INFORMATION

Identifiable personal information includes, but is not limited to:

  • Name
  • Address
  • E-Mail address
  • Password
  • Phone Number
  • Social Security Number

Or any combination of data that could be used to identify you such as your birth date, zip code, etc.

Personally identifiable information will not be collected unless you voluntarily send an e-mail message. This information will be considered to be voluntarily provided and will be treated in the same manner as information provided in written form. Your choice not to engage in these activities will not impair your ability to browse our webs site; however, it may impair your ability to utilize some of our online services and information.

E-MAIL

E-mail messages will be treated the same as any other written communication. They may be subject to public inspection or legal disclosure and may be saved for a period of time before they are destroyed.

MINORS

We will not knowingly collect, store, use or disclose information from minors.

SITE STATISTICS

We may collect some or all of the following information about visitors who view or access information from our web sites:

Information

Definition

Date

Date the visit occurred

Time

Time the visit occurred

Client IP

Unique Internet Protocol (IP) address of the website visitor. The IP address recorded is normally that of the visitor's Internet service provider, e.g., acadia.net, if the visitor connects from an Acadia account

Server IP

Unique Internet Protocol (IP) address of the web server accessed.

HTTP Status

Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP) error code. E.g., "404 Requested Page Not Found."

HTTP Request URL

Identifies the web page or file requested by the website visitor

Bytes Sent

Amount of data sent from the web server to web site visitor during that connection

Bytes Received

Amount of data sent from web site visitor to the web server.

User Agent

Type of web browser or other client software that made request to the web server

Referrer

Uniform Resource Locator (URL) that referred to the requested file

Protocol Version

Version of HTTP used by the visitor's web browser software

The information we collect is used to improve the content and help us understand how people are using our services. We analyze our web site logs to continually improve the value of the materials available on our site. The information in our web site logs in not personally identifiable and we make no attempt to link it with the individuals who use this site.

COOKIES

We do not use cookies in order to track visits to our web site.

CHANGES IN POLICY

We will post any substantive changes in this privacy policy at least 30 days prior to the change taking effect. Any information collected under this current policy will remain bound by the terms of this privacy policy. After the changes take effect, all new information collected, if any, will be subject to the revised privacy policy.

CONTACT

If you have questions about this policy, please contact hancocktownclerk@hancocktownoffice.com or call Toni Dyer at 422-3393 or write to Town of Hancock, P O Box 68, Hancock ME 04640.

TOWN OF HANCOCK

WEBSITE

DISCLAIMER

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES

The links included within the Town of Hancock's web pages may let you leave this site. Links are limited to those that meet our municipal purpose. The linked sites are not under the control of the Town of Hancock and the Town of Hancock is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites. The Town of Hancock is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any linked site. The Town of Hancock is providing these links only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by the Town of Hancock or any association with their operators. The Town of Hancock will use the following criteria to decide whether to grant requests for Town web site links:

We will provide links for:

  • Governmental and educational institutions
  • Organizations with some relationship with the Town (including but not limited to organizations contracting with the Town, sponsors of Town activities or programs or organizations participating in Town activities or programs)
  • Generally recognized community organizations
  • Organizations providing information about art, cultural, and sporting activities in the Towns area
  • Organizations providing information about employment opportunities in the Town area
  • Organizations providing information about tourist attractions in the Towns area

We will not provide links for:

  • Candidates for local, state or federal offices
  • Political organizations or other organizations advocating a position on a local, state or federal issue
  • Corporate or other for-profit organizations unless they fit any of the criteria stated above
  • Individual or personal home pages

DISCLAIMERS/LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

The information and services included in or available through the Town of Hancock web pages may include inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically added to the information herein. The Town of Hancock makes no representations about the suitability, reliability, availability, timeliness, or accuracy of the web site for any purpose. The web pages and information contained herein are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. The Town of Hancock hereby disclaims all warranties and conditions with regard to the service, including all implied warranties and conditions of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement.

PROPRIETARY RIGHTS TO CONTENT

You acknowledge content including, but not limited to, text, software, music, sound, photographs, video, graphics or other material contained in this website, may be protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws. You may make a copy of this content for your personal, non-commercial use only, provided that you keep all copyright and other proprietary notices intact. You may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, or distribute in any way content available through the website, including code and software, with the exception of public documents such as agendas or meeting minutes.

GENERAL

The laws of the State of Maine and the United States of America govern this agreement. If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable, the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect.



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