TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The County of Alamosa provides the information on this website to anyone; however, we retain copyright on all text, graphic images, and other content. This means that you may not: distribute the text or graphics to others without the express written permission of the County of Alamosa; "mirror" this information on your server and/or website without our permission; or modify or re-use the text or graphics on this system. You may print copies of the information for your own personal use and; reference this website from your own documents. Commercial use of the materials is prohibited without the written permission of the County of Alamosa. In all copies of this information, you must retain this notice and any other copyright notices originally included with such information.
The County of Alamosa reserves all other rights.
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PURPOSE OF POLICY
This policy addresses the following privacy and security practices during your visit to the County's website:
- What we automatically collect online
- Why we collect information
- How private information will be used
- Choices on how we use the information you provide
- Information practices for children
- Cookies or other tracking devices
- What security measures have been implemented
- What is being monitored
- Your rights under the Privacy Act of 1974
This Privacy & Security Policy explains our online information practices only and does not apply to non-county websites that you are able to reach from this website. We encourage you to read those privacy policies to learn how they collect and use your information.
This policy facilitates xxx.alamosacounty.org email domain name uniformity by including:
- Alternatives to the policy
- Domain name options for alamosacounty.org
- Email domain naming standard
- Implementation and migration
- Name registration process
This standard applies to agencies/departments participating in the standard email domain naming conventions. Grandfathered agencies/departments are not governed by this policy, however all agencies/departments are encouraged to follow this standard.
WHAT WE AUTOMATICALLY COLLECT ONLINE
We collect information about your visit that does not identify you personally. We can tell the computer, browser, and web service you are using. We also know the date, time, and pages you visit. Collecting this information helps us design the site to suit your needs.
In the event of a known security or virus threat, we may collect information on the web content you view.
WHY WE COLLECT INFORMATION
Our principal purpose for collecting personal information online is to provide you with what you need and want, address security and virus concerns, and to ease the use of our website.
We will only use your information for the purposes you intended, to address security or virus threats, or for the purposes required under the law. See "Choices on How We Use the Information You Provide" to learn more.
We collect information to:
- Respond to your concerns
- Reply to your "feedback comments"
- Manage your access to restricted areas of the website
- Monitor Website activity that is visited
- Fulfill requests for reports and other similar information
- Register you for a member account
HOW PRIVATE INFORMATION WILL BE USED
We may share personally identifiable information you provide to us online with representatives within the County of Alamosa’s Administration and related entities, other government agencies, or other named representatives as needed to speed your request or transaction. In a government-wide effort to combat security and virus threats, we may share some information we collect automatically, such as IP address, with other government agencies.
Also, the law may require us to share collected information with authorized law enforcement, homeland security, and national security activities. See the Privacy Act of 1974 below.
CHOICES ON HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE
Throughout our website, we will let you know whether the information we ask you to provide is voluntary or required. By providing personally identifiable information, you grant us consent to use this information, but only for the primary reason you are giving it.
We will ask you to grant us consent before using your voluntarily provided information for any secondary purposes, other than those required under the law.
- An example of ways that personal consent information is gathered is:
- completing an online job application
- completing a voluntary online form
- sending us an email
- or registering for a subscription
- If you submit your resume through our website, we use your personal information only in considering your application for employment.
We do not sell, or distribute the data to anyone for commercial or marketing purposes. The information is not reported in a manner that would personally identify the user. This information will not be released to any outside parties unless we are legally required to do so in connection with law enforcement investigations or other legal proceedings.
Any information that we receive through use of our site is subject to the same provisions as information provided to us on paper. Emails are treated the same way that we treat letters sent to us. We would only share the information you give us with other governmental agencies if your inquiry relates to that agency, or as otherwise required by the Colorado Public Records Act or other law.
INFORMATION PRACTICES FOR CHILDREN
We do not intentionally collect information from children under the age of 13. If in the future we choose to collect personal information from children, we will comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).
COOKIES OR OTHER TRACKING DEVICES
A "Cookie" is a small text file stored on your computer that makes it easy for you to move around a website without continually re-entering your name, password, preferences, for example. We only use â€œsessionâ€ cookies on our website. This means we store the cookie on your computer only during your visit to our website.
After you turn off your computer or stop using the Internet, the cookie disappears with your personal information.
THIRD PARTY LINKS
Our web site may be linked to or from local, State and federal government agencies, as well as other private websites. Linking to other sites does not necessarily, explicit or implied; indicate that the County of Alamosa endorse(s) the content of the linked website. If navigating to another website, the County of Alamosa does not assume responsibility over the third party’s website review privacy statement(s). As such, any conditions of use, Alamosa County’s Privacy Notice will not apply.
WHAT SECURITY MEASURES HAVE BEEN IMPLEMENTED
The County of Alamosa will make a reasonable effort to protect the privacy and security of persons visiting this website in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations. The County of Alamosa does not sell any information obtained or gathered from its website. However, unless otherwise protected by federal or state law, a user’s request for information and/or information provided by a user may be subject to public inspection and copying under the Colorado Open Records Act, section 24-72-201, et seq., of the Colorado Revised Statutes.
The County of Alamosa has made and will continue to make all practical efforts to safeguard the integrity of its telecommunications and computing infrastructure, including but not limited to authentication, monitoring, and auditing.
WHAT IS BEING MONITORED
The County of Alamosa provides this website and the information it contains as a public service. This system is monitored to ensure proper operation, to verify the functioning of applicable security features, and for comparable purposes. Anyone using this system expressly consents to such monitoring. Unauthorized attempts to modify any information stored on this system, to defeat or circumvent security features, or to utilize this system for other than its intended purposes are prohibited and may result in criminal prosecution.
YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE PRIVACY ACT OF 1974
The Privacy Act of 1974 protects the personal information the federal government keeps on you in systems of records (SOR) (information an agency controls recovered by name or other personal identifier). The Privacy Act regulates how the government can disclose, share, provide access to, and keep the personal information that it collects. The Privacy Act does not cover all information collected online. The Act's major terms require agencies to:
- Publish a Privacy Act Notice in the Federal Register explaining the existence, character, and uses of a new or revised SOR
- Keep information about you accurate, relevant, timely, and complete to assure fairness in dealing with you
- Allow you to, on request, access and review your information held in an SOR and request amendment of the information if you disagree with it.
When the County of Alamosa collects information from you online that is subject to the Privacy Act (information kept in an SOR), we will provide a Privacy Act Statement specific to that collected information.This Privacy Act Statement tells you:
- The authority for and the purpose and use of the information collected subject to the Privacy Act
- Whether providing the information is voluntary or mandatory
- The effects on you if you do not provide any or all requested information
Alamosa County has made every effort to offer the most current, and correct information possible. However, unexpected, unforeseen, or unintended informational errors may occur. Alamosa County does not warrant or guarantee for any purpose(s) the quality, content, completeness, accuracy, adequacy, reliability, or timeliness of the information contained on the County’s web page(s). In the event of conflicting publications, Official County printed publications or documents will take precedence.
The information and data contained on this website are subject to change without notice. In the event of inaccurate information, a reasonable effort will be made to correct it. Such concerns should be sent through the “Contact Us” link on the County website.
Alamosa County makes no express representations or warranties, either explicit or implied, regarding the condition, functionality, suitability, availability, uninterrupted use, or error free of its website
By accessing this website, the user assumes all risks associated therewith, including any risk to the user’s computer, software, or data being damaged by any virus, software, or any other files that might be transmitted or activated by the user’s access to a County web page. Alamosa County shall not be liable for any special, incidental, or consequential damage(s), including, but not limited to, lost revenues or lost profits, resulting from the use, reliance, or misuse of the information contained on this website.
Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the Alamosa County or any agency thereof. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of Alamosa County or any agency thereof.