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Privacy Statement

Welcome to the Town of Salem web site.  Individuals who visit this site are important to us. Because visitors to our site are important, we do not capture personal information about them without their permission. We endeavor to collect only the minimum amount of information needed to meet the purposes for which the site was created. 

Public Disclosure:

All information collected on the Salem web site will be treated the same as any written communication and is subject to the confidentiality and public disclosure provisions of 1 MRSA Chapter 13.

Personal Information:

Personally identifiable information will not be collected unless you voluntarily send an e-mail message or fill out and send an online form.  This information will not be any different from, nor treated any different from, the same routine information sent to the Town of Salem.

Your choice not to participate in these activities will not impair your ability to access certain information, however it may impair your ability to use some of the services offered on this web site.

Statistical Information:

We may collect some or all of the following information about visitors who view or download information from our web sites:

Information Definition.

Date the visit occurred.

Time the visit occurred.

Client IP.  Unique Internet Protocol (IP) address of the web site visitor. The IP address recorded is normally that of the visitor’s Internet service provider, e.g., aol.com if the visitor connects from an America Online account.

Server IP.  Unique Internet Protocol (IP) address (web page) of the Town of Salem web server accessed.

HTTP Request URL.  Identifies the web page or file requested by the web site visitor.

Bytes Sent.  Amount of data sent from the web server to web site visitor during that connection.

Bytes Received.  Amount of data sent from web site visitor to the web server.

User Agent. Type of web browser or other client software that made request to the web server.

Referrer.  Uniform Resource Locator (URL) that referred to the requested file.

Protocol Version.  Version of HTTP used by the visitor’s web browser software.

The information we collect is used to improve the content of our web services and help us understand how people are using our services. We analyze our web site logs to continually improve the value of the materials available on our site. The information in our web site logs is not personally identifiable, and we make no attempt to link it with the individuals that browse our web site.

E-Mail:

E-mail messages, sent to any municipal address, will be treated the same as any other written communication. They may be subject to public inspection or legal disclosure and may be saved for a period of time before they are destroyed. E-mail or other information requests sent to the municipality may be maintained in order to respond to the request, forward that request to the appropriate agency, or to provide the web designer with valuable customer feedback to assist in improving the site. E-mail addresses obtained as a result of a request to this web site will not be sold or given to private companies

Cookies:

Cookies are small text files that a web server may ask your web browser to store, and to send back to the web server when needed.  Cookies may be used to store a transaction identifier or other information a user may provide. The “help” portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies or how to disable cookies altogether. You can refuse the cookies or delete the cookie file from your computer by using any of the widely available methods.  We do not use cookies in order to track your visit to our web site

Changes to Policy/Statement:

We will post any substantive changes in this privacy policy at least five days prior to the change taking effect. Any information collected under this current policy will remain bound by the terms of this privacy statement. After the changes take effect, all new information collected, if any, will be subject to the revised privacy statement.

Contact:

If you have questions about our privacy procedures, please contact the Town of Salem.



 

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