Privacy Policy and Internet Disclaimer

Privacy Policy
Delta County is committed to protecting online users’ privacy. We believe that protection of personal privacy on the Internet is our responsibility, to assure citizen confidence, increase participation in online activities and support effective delivery of services.  Delta County intends to give you as much control as possible over your personal information.  The purpose of our policy is to inform you about the types of information we gather when you visit our site, how we may use that information, whether we disclose it to anyone, and the choices you have regarding our use of, and your ability to correct, the information.  The following is the privacy policy for this site.

If you send us an electronic mail message with a question or comment that contains personally identifying information, or fill out a form that e-mails us this information, we will only use the personally identifiable information to respond to your request and analyze trends.  We may redirect your message to another government agency or person who is in a better position to answer your question.

We collect some information that is used for analysis and statistical purposes that helps us manage the Delta County Web site.

Information that we collect for statistical purposes
We automatically collect electronically generated information about your visit to our site, such as the date, type of browser used, and technical Internet protocol data.  We collect this information about each user session from our user logs, and refer to it in summary form for statistical purposes.

Information that you provide us when using our interactive forms and functions
This information may include such things as name, address, telephone number, and other personal and business data, depending on the particular service you use.  We collect only that data necessary to provide the service that you are requesting.

Control of personal information
At any time while online and accessing our site, any user may decline participation in any activity that asks for information (i.e. survey, e-mail or e-forms).  Your choice not to participate will in no way affect your ability to use any other feature on our site.  In online applications that ask for personal information, you also are provided the option of canceling or "clearing all fields" of information and terminating the application. 

Use of cookies
We do not use "persistent" cookies to collect permanent information. We may use "persistent" cookies (which would reside on the user’s computer) to increase the ease of use of the Delta County Web site.  Such a cookie might contain the user’s session ID number, thereby relieving the user of having to enter the number. Under this circumstance, we will only use a "persistent" cookie when you give your permission.

We may use "non-persistent" cookies in applications that keep track of a user’s online session and make it possible for you to complete a form or use a function, but this cookie disappears when you finish filling out an application, or searching a database.

Disclosure to third parties
As a governmental agency, we are governed by public records laws. Any information that we receive through use of our site is subject to the same provisions as information provided on paper. Otherwise, we do not share personal identifying information with any third party without your permission. We disclose only in aggregate form our statistical analyses or demographics of users to third parties. This information is not reported or used in any manner that would reveal personally identifiable information, and 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. 

Internet Disclaimer
The Delta County Web site has many links to other Internet Web sites that contain information created, published, maintained, or otherwise posted by institutions, or organizations independent of Delta County .  These may include links to Web sites operated by other government agencies, nonprofit organizations and private businesses. When you link to another site, you are no longer on the Delta County Web site and this Privacy Notice will not apply.  When you link to another Web site, you are subject to the policies and disclaimers of that new site.  Delta County does not endorse, approve, certify, or control those external Web sites and the county does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, or timeliness of information located at those sites.

Neither Delta County, nor any agency, officer, or employee of Delta County, warrants the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information published by this system, endorses any content, viewpoints, products, or services linked from this system, or shall be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information. Portions of such information may be incorrect or not current. Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained from this system does so at his or her own risk.

This Delta County Web site is provided to the public for informational and educational purposes only.  Although every effort has been made to provide accurate and timely information on the pages of this Web site, the information contained herein is subject to frequent correction and revision and may not represent the most current information available.  The reader of the information on this Web site is responsible for verifying its accuracy and relevance, and any use of this information is undertaken at the reader's sole risk.  Delta County does not guarantee the timeliness or accuracy of the information provided on this Web site, and Delta County shall not be held liable for any errors or omissions in the content of this Web site or for any action taken in reliance on the information provided.