Allegany.org Private Policy

Privacy

Welcome to the Official Village and Town of Allegany Web site. The Village and Town of Allegany have collaborated to create this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy for our web-site users. Other web sites operated by state, county and local agencies have different policies. We suggest that you read the privacy policies for each web site that you visit, and any external site that you visit via a link at this site. This privacy statement may change at any time. The information collected prior to the time of such a change will be treated as stated in the policy in effect at the time of collection. The following paragraphs disclose our information gathering and dissemination practices. If you do not agree with any term in this policy, please do not use this site.

A Privacy Partnership

At this Web site, we attempt to protect your privacy to the maximum extent possible. However, because some of the information we receive through this Web site is subject to the New York State Public Officers Law, we cannot ensure absolute privacy. Information that you provide to us through this site may be made available to members of the public pursuant to the law. This policy informs you of the information that we collect from you at this site, what we do with it, to whom it may be disseminated, and how you can access it. Based on this information, you can make an informed choice about your use of this site. You can maximize the benefits of your privacy partnership with the Village and Town of Allegany by making informed choices about whether to share personally identifiable information with us through this site.

Personally Identifiable Information

We use the term “personally identifiable information” to mean any information that could reasonably be used to identify you, including your name, address, e-mail address, Social Security number, birth date, bank account information, credit card information, or any combination of information that could be used to identify you.

Information Voluntarily Provided by You.

This site collects voluntary information from you only from the e-mails or on-line forms that you send through this site. These e-mails and on-line forms will contain personally identifiable information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. The Village and Town of Allegany agencies and departments may request personally identifiable information from you in order to provide requested services. Such information is handled as it would be on an in-person visit to that same agency or department.

Information Automatically Collected and Stored by this Site

This site does use “cookies”. A “cookie” is a text file, not a program, which is sent to your computer when you access a site. Cookies do not disclose your name or email address to a web-site. They can only tell a web-site if you have visited before and can pass short bits of information from the Web-site back to itself the next time you visit.

Dissemination of Your Personally Identifiable Information

We do not sell any personally identifiable information collected through this Web site. However, once you voluntarily submit personally identifiable information to us through an e-mail or on-line forms, its dissemination is governed by the Public Officers Law, and other applicable laws and regulations. For this reason, part or all of the information you send us may be provided to a member of the public in response to a public records request. In addition, the information that you voluntarily submit will be disclosed only to Village and Town employees or officials with a “need to know” for purposes of fulfilling their job responsibilities. They will only use the information to answer your questions and respond to any requests for assistance. Where appropriate, we may provide the information submitted by you to the person or company that is the subject of your inquiry, or to a government agency responsible for the matters referred to in your communication.

Your Access and Opportunity to Correct

The New York State Public Officers Law provides you with certain rights to get information about you that is in our records.

Security

Because this site does not encrypt incoming e-mail, you should not send information that you consider highly sensitive through this Web site. We use standard security measures to ensure that your personally identifiable information is not lost, misused, altered, or unintentionally destroyed. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits.

Links Disclaimer

In order to provide visitors with certain information, this web-site provides links to local, State and federal government agencies, and web-sites of other organizations. A link does not constitute an endorsement of the content, view point, 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 this 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 Village and Town recognize the possibility of human and/or mechanical error. Therefore, the Village and Town, their 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.

Data Collection

Currently, the Village and Town do not knowingly collect personal information from children or create profiles of children through this web-site. People are cautioned that the collection of personal information provided by any individual in an email will be treated the same as information given by an adult, and may, if not protected by federal or State law, be subject to public access. The Village and Town encourage parents and teachers to be involved in children's Internet activities and guide the children whenever children are asked to provide personal information on-line.

Contact Information

For questions about your privacy while using this Web-site, please contact the Supervisor’s Office at Town Hall.

Copyright Information

Reproduction in whole or in part of any photographs, maps, and illustrations found on this web-site without prior written permission from the copyright holders is strictly prohibited.