SITES COVERED BY THIS STATEMENT
This Privacy Statement covers the collection and use of data on the Ocean County
Website and any affiliated sites managed by Ocean County.
The County of Ocean analyzes server
logs for statistical purposes only and does not use this information to
personally identify users. 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 website logs to continually improve the value of the
materials available on our site. The information in our website logs is not
personally identifiable, and we make no attempt to link it with the individuals
that browse our website.
additional technologies or processes. Note: A cookie file contains text
information that is sent to your browser - along with a Web page - when you
access a web site. It can be used to track such things as passwords, lists of
pages you've visited, and the date when you last looked at a specific page.
Personally Identifiable Information
"Personally identifiable information" is information about a
person that is readily identifiable to that specific individual. It includes,
for example, an individual's name, street address, e-mail address, or phone
Personally identifiable information will not be collected unless you
voluntarily send an e-mail message, fill out and send an online form, or fill
out personal information and send in a survey. Your choice not to participate
in these activities will not impair your ability to access certain information
or obtain a service online. Unless specifically protected under state law, any
information provided may be inspected by the public or disclosed in a legal
E-mail messages, sent to any Ocean County Government 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 County web
site 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 the county site will not
be sold or given to private companies for marketing purposes.
Any other information provided by a visitor at the request of an agency of Ocean
County Government, such as the completion and electronic filing of a form, will
be considered to be voluntarily provided by the visitor and will be treated in
the same manner as information provided in written form or in person during a
visit to the agency. Information provided may be subject to public inspection
and legal disclosure and may be saved for a period of time before it is
destroyed. It may be shared with another public agency or contracted service
provider for appropriate action.
Surveys will be used for the purpose stated. If personally identifiable
information is collected it may be subject to public inspection and legal
disclosure and may be saved for a period of time before it is destroyed.
The County of Ocean links to
external web sites in the hope that users will find reference material and
information related a particular subject. www.aclink.org is a portal of
information about the County of Ocean.
We feel that providing external links using the guidelines below will assist
the County of Ocean's citizens in
finding information that is as comprehensive as possible.
The County's Web site is not intended to function as a public forum. The
inclusion of these links should not be construed as an endorsement or
sponsorship of these external Web sites, their content, viewpoints, products,
services, or their hosts. Additionally, the County shall not be liable for any
losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such
information. The County specifically disavows legal responsibility for what a
user may find on another site or for the personal opinions of individuals
posted on any site, whether or not operated by the County. The views and
opinions of the authors of documents published on or linked to the County's Web
site do not necessarily state or reflect the opinion, policy, or position of
the County of Ocean.
new site. As stated above, the County
of Ocean is not responsible for the content, quality, accuracy or completeness
of any off-site materials referenced by or linked through the County's Web
site. By using the County's Web site, the user acknowledges and accepts that
the County is not responsible for any materials stored on other Web sites, nor
is it liable for any inaccurate, defamatory, offensive, or illegal materials
found on other Web sites, and that the risk of injury or damage from viewing,
hearing, downloading or storing such materials rests entirely with the user.
For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available
to all users, this government computer system employs commercial software
programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload
or change information, or otherwise cause damage.
Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no other attempts are
made to identify individual users or their usage habits. Raw data logs are used
for no other purposes.
Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this
service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud
and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection
The County of Ocean makes every
effort to ensure that published information is accurate and current. Neither
the County of Ocean, nor any agency, officer, or employee of the County of Ocean
warrants the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information published
on the County of Ocean website, nor endorses any products or services linked
from this system, and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by
reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information.
Portions of the information may be incorrect or not current. Any person or
entity that relies on any information obtained from this system does so at
their own risk.
Various websites may be linked through the County
of Ocean website. Visitors to those sites are advised to check the privacy
statements of those sites and be cautious about providing personally
identifiable information without a clear understanding of how the information
will be used. This Privacy Statement does not apply to non-County
of Ocean websites linked to the County
of Ocean website.