Thank you for visiting the Union Township, Clermont County, Ohio website and reviewing our security policy. While this Policy is intended to outline for the user the Policies and Procedures the Township utilizes to protect information received through our website, the user assumes all risk that information shared, including information the user intends to be confidential, can be compromised despite the best efforts of the Township to maintain the security of information provided by the user. This Security Policy is not a contract, nor does this Policy create a legal duty upon the Township upon which the user may rely. The user assumes all risk that security can be compromised despite the Township’s Policy and its best efforts to adhere to this Policy.
Please review our disclaimer for acceptance of use and indemnification for more information.
This policy describes Union Township privacy practices regarding information collected from visitors to this site. It contains information about what data is collected and how that information is used. We will not collect personally identifiable information about you when you visit our website unless you choose to provide that information to us. Union Township, as a public entity, is governed by the Ohio Public Records Law, and is required by law to produce records documenting the business of the Township if a specific request is received.
Collection and Use of Information
Union Township may utilize server logs and log analysis tools to create summary statistics about the use of the Website. The summary statistics, if collected, may be used for purposes such as assessing what information is of most interest to users, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas. The following information may be collected for this analysis:
- Domain and numerical internet address of the host computer (usually your ISP). This tells us which ISPs people use to connect to our sites.
- Date and time you accessed the Website. This helps us make sure we have the resources to help all the people who use the site at peak times.
- Internet address of the web page you came from. This tells us how people find the site.
- Pages you visited. This tells us what is popular/helpful/interesting.
- Browser you use. This allows us to keep our site accessible to as many people as possible.
For site management functions, aggregated information may be collected for analysis and statistical purposes. The Township does not report or use this information in any manner that would reveal personally identifiable information, and does not release this information to any outside parties unless required to do so under applicable law. We may track the keywords that are entered into our search engine to measure interest in specific topics, but we do not track which terms a particular user enters.
Personally identifiable information contained in a question or comment sent to the Township in an e-mail message or in an online form submitted to the Township will be used by the Township to respond to the request and to analyze trends. The Township may redirect the message to another department, agency, affiliate, or person who is in a better position to answer the question. We treat e-mail the same way we treat letters sent to the Township.
E-mail Subscription List
Our site provides users the opportunity to subscribe to and unsubscribe from various informational mailing lists or other Township publications. We do request information about our visitors when they utilize our mailing list form to determine which email addresses are added to or removed from our lists. Site users are free to unsubscribe at will using this form should they opt not to receive future communications from us.
The Township uses Web-based forms. Personally identifiable information collected from these forms has a specified use (e.g., registration, applications, survey response, etc.) and the information is used by the Township only for that purpose, and will not be shared with other parties unless required to better assist or respond to an inquiry, or unless otherwise required by the Ohio Public Records law.
From time to time, online surveys are being conducted on Township’s Website. It is the Township’s policy that confidential information gathered in these online surveys is used only for the research purposes indicated in the survey. Unless otherwise noted on the specified survey, your answers are confidential and individual responses will not be shared with other parties unless specifically identified, or unless otherwise required by the Ohio Public Records law.
This website may enable you to pay for services online with a credit card, if such services are elected to be provided by the Township. In the event that online payment services are offered, these transactions will be encrypted. (See Security Policy). It is the Township’s policy that confidential information you enter in the transaction is used only for the purposes described in that transaction.
Links to Non-Union Township Sites
The Union Township website contains links to other web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another web site for which the Township has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of all such sites as their policies may be materially different from the Township’s Privacy Statement.
What Other Information Should I Know About My Privacy?
The Township may disclose citizen profile information if required to do so by law, or court order or in the good faith belief that disclosure is otherwise necessary or advisable when we have reason to believe that disclosing the information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing interference with our rights or properties, whether intentionally or otherwise, or when anyone else could be harmed by such activities.
Please note that the Internet is an evolving medium. If we need to change our policy at some point in the future, Union Township reserves the right to do so without notice.
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