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Privacy Notice

This Web site is designed to make it easier and more efficient for citizens and businesses of Eaton County to interact with their county government.  The County is committed to preserving your privacy when visiting our Web site.


This policy describes our privacy practices regarding information collected from visitors to the Web site. This policy describes what data is collected and how it is used. Eaton County may, at its sole discretion, change modify, add, or delete portions of this policy. This privacy policy only applies to this Web site (all pages in domains registered to Eaton County, Michigan such as eatoncounty.org, eatoncountycourts.org and eatoncountyparks.org).  Web site users should refer to the privacy policies of any Web site linked and then accessed through the county's Web site.

Information Collected When You Visit this Web site

When visiting our Web site, Eaton County automatically collects and stores the following information:


1. The Internet Protocol address and domain name of your Internet service provider. The Internet Protocol address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet service provider or directly to your computer, which can be used to direct internet traffic to you;


2. The type of browser and operating system you used;


3. The date and time you visited this site;


4. The Web pages or services you accessed at this site; and


5. The URL or Web site address of the Web site you visited prior to coming to this Web site and from which any Web page on this site was linked.


This information is used to improve our Web site's content and to help us understand how people are using the information and services published on the site. Information is collected for statistical analysis, to determine what information is of most and of least interest to our visitors, and to identify system performance or problem areas. Information is not collected for commercial marketing purposes and we do not sell or distribute the information collected from the website for commercial marketing purposes.

Information Collected When You Email our Web site

If during your visit to our Web site you send an email using any one of several e-mail links available throughout the site, your email address and the contents of your e-mail are collected.
 
Collected information is not limited to text only; it may also include audio, video, and graphic information formats you send us. When this information is collected it will be retained in accordance with the County’s record retention schedules.

Your email address and the information contained in your email will be used to respond to you, to address issues you identify, to further improve this Web site, or to forward your email to another agency for appropriate action. Your email address is not collected for commercial marketing purposes and the County does not sell or distribute your email address for commercial marketing purposes.

Personal Information and Choice
"Personal information" is information about an individual (e.g. an individual's name, address, and phone number). A domain name or Internet Protocol address is not considered personal information.

Personal information is not collected through our Web site unless you send an e-mail to the County through this Web site and you include personal information within the e-mail message.

Regarding online and interactive services available through our Web site, requested personal information is collected and stored for each of the transactions you perform through the Web site.  For instance, the submission of an online employment application.

Eaton County does not knowingly collect personal information from or about children or create profiles of children through our Web site. Personal information collected from email or online and interactive services is treated as if it came from an adult person , at least 18 years of age.

Disclosure of Information Collected Through Our Web site
Information collected through our Web site, personal or otherwise, may, if not protected by federal or state law, be subject to disclosure pursuant to Michigan law.

Additionally, the County may disclose personal information to federal, state, or local law enforcement authorities to enforce its rights against unauthorized access or attempted unauthorized access to the County's information.

Security
The County limits employee access to personally identifiable information from this Web site to only those employees who require access based on the constitutional or administratively designed duties.

NOTE: The information contained in this policy should not be construed in any way as giving business, legal, or other advice, or warranting as fail proof, the security of information provided via this Web site.

Disclaimer

Links Disclaimer
In order to provide visitors with certain information, Eaton County's Web site provides links to local, state and federal government agencies, and Web sites of other organizations believed to be beneficial to county residents.  Additional determinations regarding the appropriateness of links is either made by the Information Systems Department and/or the Board of Commissioners or one of its standing committees. A link does not constitute an endorsement of the content, accuracy, opinions, policies, products, services, or accessibility of that Web site. Once you link to another Web site from this Web site you are subject to the terms and conditions of that Web site, including, but not limited to, its privacy policy.

Information Disclaimer
Information provided on Eaton County's Web site is intended to allow the public immediate access to public information. While all attempts are made to provide accurate, current, and reliable information, the County recognizes the possibility of human and/or mechanical error. Therefore, the County's employees, officers, and agencies make no representations as to the accuracy, completeness, currency, or suitability of the information provided by this Web site, and deny any expressed or implied warranty as to the same.

Copyright Notice

The contents of Eaton County's Web site, including but not limited to text, graphics and icons, are copyrighted materials owned or controlled by Eaton County and contain Eaton County's name, trademarks, service marks, and trade names. No other permission is granted to you to print, copy, reproduce, distribute, transmit, upload, download, store, display in public, alter, or modify these materials, including images and graphics. No permission is granted here for you to use Eaton County's icons, site address, or other means to hyperlink other Internet sites with any page in the Eaton County Web site, and Eaton County assumes no responsibility for any other party's site hyperlinked to the Eaton County's Web site or in which any part of the Eaton County Web site has been hyperlinked.

Images and other graphics used on the Eaton County Web site are owned by the county or are used under agreement with a other agencies. 

COPYRIGHT NOTICE. Copyright © 2012 Eaton County, Michigan, 1045 Independence Blvd., Charlotte, MI 48813 U.S.A. All rights reserved.

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