MPDWiki:Privacy policy

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Thank you for visiting the Montpelier Police Department web site.

Our privacy policy is simple: we do not automatically collect personal information (like names or addresses) when you visit our website. If you choose to provide that information to us, it is only used to fulfill your request for information or a service.

Technical Information Collected and How It is Used

We do collect some technical information when you visit in order to make your visit seamless. The following section explains how we handle and collect technical information when you visit our website.

Information Collected and Stored Automatically

When you browse, read pages or download information on Montpelier Police Department web site, we automatically gather and store specific technical information about your visit. This information (listed below) never identifies who you are.

The Internet Protocol address and domain name used but not the e-mail address. The Internet Protocol address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet service provider or directly to your computer. We use the Internet Protocol address to download the pages you request to your computer;
The type of browser and operating system and the connection speed;
The date and time you visited this site;
The web pages or services you accessed at this site; and
The web site you visited prior to coming to this web site.

The information we automatically collect or store is used to improve the content of our web services and to help us understand how people are using our services. The Idaho Montpelier Police Department analyzes web site logs to continually improve the value of the materials available on our sites. Web site logs are not personally identifiable, and we make no attempt to link them with the individuals that browse Montpelier Police Department web site.

E-mail and Forms

If, during your visit to the Idaho Montpelier Police Department web site, you fill in a form or send an e-mail to Montpelier Police Department web site, the following additional information will be collected:

E-mail Correspondence - The e-mail address and contents of the e-mail; and
Forms - Any information you volunteered in response to a request for a service.

The information collected is not limited to text characters and may include audio, video, and graphic information formats you send us. The information is retained in accordance with Idaho Open Records Law.

We use your e-mail address to respond appropriately. This may be to reply to you, to address issues you identify, to further improve our web site, or to forward the e-mail to another agency for appropriate action. Forms information is used only for the purpose designated.

Personal Information and Choice

"Personal information" is information about an individual that is readily identifiable to that specific individual. Personal information includes personal identifiers, such as an individual's name, address, and phone number. Domain names and Internet Protocol addresses are not considered personal information.

We collect no personal information about you unless you voluntarily participate in an activity that asks for information (i.e. sending an e-mail or filling in a form). If you choose not to participate in these activities, your choice will in no way affect your ability to use any other feature of Montpelier Police Department web site.

If personal information is requested on the web site or volunteered by the user, state law and the federal Privacy Act of 1974 may protect it. However, this information is a public record, once you provide it, and may be subject to public inspection and copying if not protected by federal or state law.

Users are cautioned that the collection of personal information requested from or volunteered by children online or by e-mail will be treated the same as information given by an adult and may be subject to public access.

Public Disclosure

In the State of Idaho, laws exist to ensure that government is open and that the public has a right to access appropriate records and information possessed by State government. At the same time, there are exceptions to the public's right to access public records that serve various needs: the privacy of individuals is included among these exceptions in both state and federal laws.

We strive to protect personally identifiable information by collecting only information necessary to deliver our services. All information collected at this site becomes a public record that may be subject to inspection and copying by the public, unless an exemption in law exists.

In the event of a conflict between this Montpelier Police Department Privacy Notice and the Idaho Open Records Law, or other laws governing the disclosure of records, the Idaho Open Records Law or other applicable laws will control.

We DO NOT use cookies to track your visit to our website.

Security

Appropriate security measures are used by the Montpelier Police Department to protect the integrity of the Montpelier Police Department web site.

Montpelier Police Department web site has links to other websites, including links to web sites operated by other government agencies, nonprofit organizations and private businesses. When you link to another site, you are no longer on Montpelier Police Department web site and this Montpelier Police Department web site Privacy Notice will not apply; you are subject to the privacy policy of that new site.

Contact Information

To offer comments about Montpelier Police Department web site or this Privacy Notice, please see MPD's contact information.