SalineBeGreen Website Privacy Statement

Version 3/ 25 /13

            This Privacy Statement of the City of Saline (“City of Saline”, “we”, “our”) describes its policy for treatment of personal information (as defined below) at www.salinebegreen.com (the “Site”). “You” in this Privacy Statement means you personally. This Privacy Statement applies only to the Site, regardless of the platform on which it is used.   If you visit other sites operated by the City of Saline or other sites linked to the Site the privacy policy for the Site will not control the practices for collecting and using personal information on those other sites. Additionally, this Privacy Statement does not apply to the City of Saline’s practices for collecting and using personal information offline or from sites other than the Site (even if that information is identical to the information gathered on the Site).

 What is “personal information” and what personal information do we collect?

            “Personal information” is information that is reasonably identifiable to you or to a particular device or that allows you or it to be so identified.  Personal information we collect includes information you voluntarily provide to us such as your name, email address, telephone number, address, and zip code.

            We may automatically collect some information related to your use of the Site.  This information may include your Internet protocol address, location-based information, browser type, time and date of access, pages accessed, linking information, click-stream, page visits, page views, and website log files.  If this information becomes reasonably identifiable to you or is reasonably identifiable to a particular device, it will be deemed personal information for the purposes of this Privacy Statement. 

            Please note that we may collect information using a third-party web analytics tool such as Google Analytics (http://www.google.com/analytics/index.html) that aggregates data so that it is not identifiable to any particular individual or device.  Google Analytics represents that it does not collect any personal information, as it explains at https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/gajs/cookie-usage.  However, Google Analytics may use cookies to collect information related to your use of the Site.  You may be able to instruct your browser not to send information to Google Analytics by installing a browser add-on.  For more information please visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

How does City of Saline use the information it collects?

            We use the information we collect from visitors who read and browse information from the Site to improve the Site’s design and presentation, and to enhance system performance.  We may also transfer personal information to third parties, as described below.

            If you elect to contact us and provide personal information to us through the Site, we may use your personal information to respond to requests for information and services, to process administrative or technical issues or communicate regarding those issues, to accomplish any other purpose for which the information was collected, and as permitted by law. 

Does the Site use cookies?

            The Site may use cookies to track visitor interactions, collect information about how visitors use the Site and the pages they find more or less interesting, and to make visits to the Site more efficient.  You may be able to set your browser to accept all cookies, block certain cookies, require your consent before a cookie is placed in your browser, or block all cookies.  Please consult the “Help” section of your browser for more information on cookies generally.  Please note that if you elect to block all cookies, you may not be able to take full advantage of the Site. 

Does City of Saline use personal information for advertising purposes?

            City of Saline does not use personal information for advertising purposes.

Under what circumstances does City of Saline disclose or transfer personal information to others?

            City of Saline may transfer or disclose personal information to others in certain circumstances.  City of Saline reserves the right to release personal information in response to a subpoena or otherwise when we believe that the law requires us to do so or when we believe it is necessary to resolve disputes or to protect and/or enforce the rights, property interests, or safety of the City of Saline, our users or others.  We may also transfer personal information to third parties where we are expressly authorized by applicable law to do so.  Additionally, Information we collect, including information automatically collected using City of Saline’s web analytics tools, may be shared with our vendors and other service providers for the purpose of hosting, maintaining, repairing or improving the Site.  In the event that the City of Saline is combined with or otherwise is annexed to another municipality or another municipality is annexed to the City of Saline, the information collected may be transferred to the combined entity.

How do you keep my personal information secure?

            Although we cannot guarantee that our or our vendors’ servers are impenetrable, we have attempted to establish and implement reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.  Where we use outside vendors to collect, store, or process data, we have attempted to use vendors who also establish and implement reasonable procedures. 

Does the Site link to any third-party sites?

            The Site may link to third-party sites.  When using third-party sites, you should review the privacy policies of such parties’ sites to understand how they collect and use personal information.

How long do you keep my information?

            City of Saline keeps personal information for as long as we deem it useful to use, and for as long as applicable law allows us to maintain it.  Visitors to our site who elect to provide us with personal information always have the right to request that their information be deleted from our files.  We will attempt to honor these requests, subject to applicable law and our judgment that the information is not important for us to maintain for our internal record-keeping purposes.

How can I access and make changes to my personal information?

            Subject to applicable law and City of Saline’s need to maintain such information, you can change or request removal of any of the personal information we maintain about you by contacting us as directed below. 

How will I be notified of changes and updates to the Privacy Statement?

            Changes and updates to this Privacy Statement will be posted on the Site. 

Who do I contact about my rights under this Privacy Statement?

If you have any comments, questions, or concerns regarding this Privacy Statement or City of Saline’s privacy practices at the Site, please contact us at cshonk@cityofsaline.org.