Disclaimer & Privacy Statement

WEB SITE PRIVACY POLICY

GENERAL

Thank you for visiting Marion County's web site and reviewing our Privacy Policy. This policy addresses collection, use, security and access to information that may be obtained through the use of this web site.

BASIC INFORMATION COLLECTED

When you visit a Marion County web site, we automatically collect and store the following information about your visit:

The Internet Protocol (IP) Address and the domain name used. The IP Address is a numerical identifier assigned to either your Internet service provider or directly to your computer. When you access our web site, our server will record the IP Address. We use the IP Address for the purposes of system administration, web tracking information and for personalization;

The type of browser and operating system you used;

The date and time you visited this site; and

The web pages or services you accessed at this site.

The information we automatically collect is used to improve the content and delivery of our web services and to help us understand how people are using our services when they access our site. We use our web site logs to improve the information and services available on our site and the ease of accessing them. We have no applications that link you personal information with your IP address and make no attempt to link the web site logs with individuals that browse our site.

OUR USE OF YOUR INFORMATION

The information collected about you will not be used by any other government agency or company. We will not sell or rent your personal information to anyone. Its sole use is for our customer databases and billing information. The information will only be used in Marion County official business.

E-MAILS AND SURVEYS

If during your visit to a Marion County web site you participate in a survey or send an e-mail, the following additional information will be collected:

The e-mail address and contents of the e-mail; and,

Information volunteered in response to a survey.

We may use your e-mail to respond to you, to address issues you identify, to further improve our web site, or to forward the e-mail to another agency or person for appropriate action. Information collected in a survey is used for the purpose designated. E-mails and survey responses are public records.

PUBLIC RECORDS

The information that you provide and we collect is subject to the Oregon Public Records Policy and Law, Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) 192.001 to 192.505. Under Oregon law, the public has a right to access information possessed by state or local government. In some limited cases the information may be exempt from disclosure under these regulations or other state and federal laws, and we will identify it as such.

All information collected at this site becomes public records that may be subject to inspection and copying, unless an exemption in law exits.

PERSONAL INFORMATION AND CHOICE

"Personal information" is information that is readily identifiable to a specific individual. Personal information includes such things as a person's name, address, phone number, social security number, driver's license number and e-mail address. A domain name or IP address is not considered personal information.

We collect no personal information about you unless you voluntarily participate in an activity that asks for information (i.e. sending an e-mail, participating in a survey or accessing a service). If personal information is requested on the web site or volunteered by the user, this information is a public record once you provide it and may be subject to public inspection and copying unless it is exempt or protected by state or federal law.

ACCESS AND CORRECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

You can review any personal information we collect about you through your voluntary participation in e-mails, surveys and online services. You may recommend changes to your personal information that you believe is in error by submitting a written request that credibly shows the error.

If you believe that your personal information is being used for a purpose other than what was intended when submitted, please contact us. We will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections. See Contact Information below.

COOKIES

A cookie is a small amount of data or simple text file stored on your computer by your web browser, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier as a method of distinguishing among visitors to a web site.

Cookies created on your computer by using this web site do not contain personally identifying information and do not compromise your privacy or security. Each web site can send its own cookie if your browser's preferences allow it. Most browsers permit you to refuse or delete the cookie file from your computer by using your web browser software. Marion County currently does not use or create cookies on your computer.

SECURITY

The security and integrity of the Marion County web site are essential for successful information and service delivery and for maintaining the privacy of its visitors. We use a variety of database security measures as part of our continuing commitment to security and protection of privacy.

LINKS TO OTHER SITES

The Marion County web site has links to other web sites. These include links to web sites operated by other government agencies, organizations and businesses. When you link to another site, you are no longer on the Marion County web site and this privacy policy does not apply. You are then subject to the privacy policy of the new site.

Please read the Web Site Liability Disclaimer that addresses liability issues associated with the Marion County web site and links to other sites.

CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have questions about the information presented in this privacy policy, have comments on the Marion County web site, or wish to request correction of factual errors in your personally identifiable information, please contact the Information Technology Director at 555 Court Street NE, Salem, Oregon, by mail at PO Box 14500 Salem, Oregon 97309.

WEB SITE LIABILITY DISCLAIMER

GENERAL

This is a Marion County computer system, provided as a public service. Government personnel and the general public may use this system to review and retrieve publicly available government information. Anyone using this system expressly consents to monitoring at all times. You are further advised that system administrators may provide evidence of possible criminal activity identified during such monitoring to appropriate law enforcement officials. If you do not wish to consent to monitoring, exit this system now.

DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY

In preparation of these sites, every effort has been made to offer the most current, correct, and clearly expressed information possible. Nevertheless, inadvertent errors in information may occur. In particular, but without limiting anything here, Marion County disclaims any responsibility for typographical errors and accuracy of the information that may be contained on Marion County web pages. Marion County also reserves the right to make changes at any time without notice.

The documents on this server provide access to the World Wide Web. Because Marion County web sites connect to the Internet, once you leave Marion County's WWW site, Marion County cannot control the information you access. Each individual site has its own set of policies about what information is appropriate for public access.

The information and data included on Marion County servers have been compiled by County staff from a variety of sources, and are subject to change without notice. Marion County makes no warranties or representations whatsoever regarding the quality, content, completeness, or adequacy of such information and data. In any situation where the official printed publications of Marion County differ from the text or information contained in this system, the official printed documents take precedence.

If misleading, inaccurate or otherwise inappropriate information is brought to our attention, a reasonable effort will be made to fix or remove it. Such concerns should be addressed to the page sponsor listed on the web page.

DISCLAIMER OF RELIABILITY

Marion County makes no representations or warranties regarding the condition or functionality of this web site, its suitability for use, or that this web service will be uninterrupted or error-free.

DISCLAIMER OF DAMAGES

By using Marion County web pages, you assume all risks associated with the use of this site, including any risk to your computer, software or data being damaged by any virus, software, or any other file which might be transmitted or activated via a Marion County web page or your access to it. Marion County shall not be liable for any special, incidental or consequential damages, including, without limitation, lost revenues or lost profits, resulting from the use or misuse of the information contained in Marion County web pages.

DISCLAIMER OF ENDORSEMENT

Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by Marion County. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of Marion County, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes. Links to other web sites are not endorsements.