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City of Abilene Website Privacy Policy

At the City of Abilene, we strive to present information and services on this website to better serve the public. We recognize that privacy is an important issue, so we design and operate this site with the protection of your privacy in mind. This Privacy Policy outlines the types of personal information we gather when you use this website, as well as some of the steps we take to safeguard it.

The following principles apply to the personally identifying information we ask for and that you provide. "Personally identifying information" is information that individually identifies you, such as your name, physical address, or email address.

Data collection

The City collects limited non-personally identifying information your browser makes available whenever you visit any website. This log information includes your Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your query, and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser. We use this information to operate, develop, and improve our services.

When we require personally identifying information, we will inform you about the types of information we collect and how we use it. We hope this will help you make an informed decision about sharing your personal information with us.

Cookies

The City of Abilene does not currently make use of cookies, although we may in the future if we deem it necessary to better serve the public. A "cookie" is a small file containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer when you visit a website. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent.

Information Sharing

We do not rent or sell your personally identifying information to other companies or individuals. We may share such information if we conclude that we are required by law or have a good faith belief that access, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to protect the rights, property, or safety of the City of Abilene or the public.

We may store and process personal information collected on our site. By using our services, you consent to the transfer of your information among City departments.

Information Security

We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure, or destruction of data.

We restrict access to your personally identifying information to employees who need to know that information in order to operate, develop, or improve our services.

Links

We may provide links to other sites that may be of interest to people who visit this site, but the City of Abilene exercises no control of such sites. These other sites may place their own cookies on your computer, collect data, or solicit personal information.

We may present links in a format that enables us to understand whether they have been followed. We use this information to improve this site and the information we provide.

Changes to this Policy

Please note this Privacy Policy will change from time to time. We expect most such changes to be minor, but there may be changes that are more significant. Regardless, we will post those changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will also provide a more prominent notice. Each version will be noted at the bottom of the page.

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact us at any time.


Privacy Policy Version 06/24/2005