If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the Dayton.IN.gov website to read Web pages or download information, website will automatically gather and store certain information about your visit. Your Web browser software transmits most of this information to us; however, this information does not identify you personally.
We automatically collect and store only the following information about your visit:
- The numeric IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web) from which you access the website. Software can then map these IP addresses into Internet domain names, for example, “xcompany.com” if you use a private Internet access account, or “yourschool.edu” if you connect from a university’s domain;
- The type of browser and operating system used to access the Dayton.IN.gov website;
- The date and time you access the website website;
- The pages you visit, including graphics loaded from each page and other documents you download, such as PDF (Portable Document Format) files and word processing documents; and
- If you were referred to Dayton.IN.gov from another website, we captures the address of the referring website.
Dayton.IN.gov uses this information to make the website more useful to visitors, especially to learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology visitors use. We do not use information to track or record information about individuals and their visits.
A “cookie” is a small text file that a website can place on your computer’s hard drive in order, for example, to collect information about your activities on the site. The cookie transmits this information back to the website’s computer which, generally speaking, is the only computer that can read it. Most consumers do not know that “cookies” are being placed on their computers when they visit websites. If you want to know when this happens, or to prevent it from happening, you can set your browser to warn you when a website attempts to place a “cookie” on your computer.
Voluntary Personal Information Submission
If you choose to identify yourself by sending a town employee an e-mail, registering for a Dayton.IN.gov subscription, participating in a contest or other promotion, or by using online forms, some personal data may be collected; however, that data will only be used for limited purposes.
Dayton.IN.gov and its related agencies may ask you to voluntarily provide personal information under the following circumstances:
- Dayton.IN.gov and the various agencies it serves may ask for your e-mail address in order to process various applications available through website – for example, employment applications, requests for site feedback, surveys, and contests or other promotions.
- If you choose to provide Dayton.IN.gov or a town employee with personal information, the requestor will use that information to respond to your message. Dayton.IN.gov and town employees treat e-mails the same way they treat letters.
We only share the information you give us with another agency if your inquiry relates to that agency, or as otherwise required by law. Registered users can edit or delete their account information by e-mailing, phoning, or faxing Dayton.IN.gov. Please understand that, although we can delete your account online, records retention laws may require us to maintain information about your account for a period of years. Dayton.IN.gov does not collect information for commercial marketing. It will not sell or rent your personally identifiable information to anyone.
Restrictions on Use and Disclosure of Personal Data
Dayton.IN.gov will only send personally identifiable information about you to other companies, agencies, or people when:
- We have your consent to share the information;
- We need to share your information to provide the product or service you have requested. For example, Dayton.IN.gov uses a third party utility billing company, and it sends information for billing purposes only;
- We need to send the information to companies who work on behalf of Dayton.IN.gov to provide a product or service to you. (Unless we tell you differently, these companies do not have any right to use the personally identifiable information we provide to them beyond what is necessary to assist us);
- We are required to do so by law, subpoena, court order or legal process;
- We find that your actions on the website violates the website Terms of Service or any of our usage guidelines for specific products or services; or
- The use of personal information available on the website is regulated in accordance with Indiana Code (IC) 5-14-3-3(f), which, in part, provides that “names and addresses may not be disclosed by [the town] to commercial entities for commercial purposes and may not be used by commercial entities for commercial purposes.”
Dayton.IN.gov is not directed to children under 13, and does not knowingly collect personal information from children. Dayton.IN.gov encourages parents and teachers are involved in children’s Internet explorations. It is particularly important for parents to guide their children when children are asked to provide personal information online.
Dayton.IN.gov does not sell products or services for purchase by children. The website specifically asks children to get their parents’ permission before providing any information online and hopes parents will always be involved in those decisions. In the event children unknowingly provide information through the website website, it is only used to enable us to respond to the writer and not to create profiles of children.
Public Disclosure and Open Records Law
The Town of Dayton government is required to maintain many documents under the Indiana Access to Public Records Act for archival and historical purposes; however, it does not collect personal information for any purpose other than to respond to you or for other purposes required by law.
When you provide personally identifiable information to Town of Dayton agencies through this website to receive requested specialized services, such information is handled as it would be on an in-person visit to a local office, and subject to the laws, regulations, practices, and procedures of the respective agency.
Some governmental agencies may already have, or may acquire, personally identifiable information through the normal functions of government. Indiana law governs the use of this information under the Indiana Public Records Act. If state or federal law treats information as public domain, a government entity may choose to make the record available through the website, in much the same manner as the government entity would make a record available to a member of the public who visits a town office in person.
Dayton.IN.gov is committed to ensuring the integrity of the information and systems it maintains. As such, Dayton.IN.gov has instituted security measures for all information systems under our control so that information will not be lost, misused, or altered.
For site security purposes and to ensure that our Internet services remain available to all users, Dayton.IN.gov uses software programs to monitor traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage. In the event of authorized law enforcement investigations and pursuant to any required legal process, information from these sources may be used to help identify an individual.
If you have created an account at Dayton.IN.gov, your website account information is password-protected for your privacy and security. In certain areas, Dayton.IN.gov may use industry-standard secure socket layer (SSL) encryption to protect data transmissions.
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Changes to this Policy
The Dayton Town Council may revise this policy from time to time. If we make any substantial changes we will notify you by posting a prominent announcement on our pages. This is a statement of policy and should not be interpreted as a contract of any kind.
Town of Dayton
Dayton, IN 47941