Sunday, November 23, 2014
Privacy Statement

Chatham GIS Portal is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Chatham GIS Portal Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Chatham GIS Portal website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Chatham GIS Portal collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Chatham GIS Portal also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Chatham GIS Portal. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Chatham GIS Portal for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Chatham GIS Portal Web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Chatham GIS Portal public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Chatham GIS Portal does not read any of your private online communications.

Chatham GIS Portal encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Chatham GIS Portal so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Chatham GIS Portal is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Chatham GIS Portal and Chatham GIS Portal family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

Chatham GIS Portal collects and uses your personal information to operate the Chatham GIS Portal Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Chatham GIS Portal also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Chatham GIS Portal and its affiliates. Chatham GIS Portal may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Chatham GIS Portal does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Chatham GIS Portal may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Chatham GIS Portal may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Chatham GIS Portal, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Chatham GIS Portal does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Chatham GIS Portal keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Chatham GIS Portal, in order to determine what Chatham GIS Portal services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Chatham GIS Portal to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Chatham GIS Portal Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Chatham GIS Portal or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Chatham GIS Portal; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Chatham GIS Portal, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Chatham GIS Portal Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Chatham GIS Portal pages, or register with Chatham GIS Portal site or services, a cookie helps Chatham GIS Portal to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Chatham GIS Portal Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Chatham GIS Portal features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Chatham GIS Portal services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

Chatham GIS Portal secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Chatham GIS Portal secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

Chatham GIS Portal will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Chatham GIS Portal encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Chatham GIS Portal is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Chatham GIS Portal welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Chatham GIS Portal has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Chatham GIS Portal at jeremy.poss@chathamnc.org. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.



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