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Privacy Policy & Disclaimer

Introduction
Thank you for visiting the Town of North Hempstead's website. This website is designed to make it easier and more efficient for individuals and businesses to interact with the Town of North Hempstead. The Town of North Hempstead recognizes that it is critical for individuals and businesses to be confident that their privacy is protected when they visit the Town of North Hempstead's website.

This policy describes what information is collected and how that information is used. Because this privacy policy only applies to this website, you should examine the privacy policy of any website, including other state agencies and other organization's websites, that you access using this website.

For purposes of this policy, "personal information" means any information concerning a natural person, as opposed to a corporate entity, which, because of name, number, symbol, mark, or other identifier, can be used to identify that natural person. The Town of North Hempstead only collects personal information about you when you provide that information voluntarily by sending an e-mail or by initiating an online transaction, such as a survey, registration or order form.

Additionally, the Town of North Hempstead makes effort to post accurate and reliable information. However, it does not guarantee or warrant that the information on this web site is complete, accurate or up-to-date. This web site is intended solely for the purpose of electronically providing the public with general information and convenient access to data resources.

Cookies

Cookies are simple text files stored on your web browser to provide a means of distinguishing among users of this website. The use of cookies is a standard practice among Internet websites. To better serve you, we use "session cookies" to enhance or customize your visit to this website. Session cookies can be created automatically on the device you use to access this website. These session cookies do not contain personal information and do not compromise your privacy or security. We may use the cookie feature to store a randomly generated identifying tag on the device you use to access this website. A session cookie is erased during operation of your browser or when your browser is closed.


If you wish, you may complete a registration to personalize this website and permit a "persistent cookie" to be stored on your computer's hard drive. This persistent cookie will allow the website to recognize you when you visit again and tailor the information presented to you based on your needs and interests. The Town of North Hempstead uses persistent cookies only with your permission.


The software and hardware you use to access the website allows you to refuse new cookies or delete existing cookies. Refusing or deleting these cookies may limit your ability to take advantage of some features of this website.

Information Collected When You E-mail this Website or Initiate an Online Transaction

During your visit to this website you may send an e-mail to The Town of North Hempstead. Your e-mail address and the contents of your message will be collected. The information collected is not limited to text characters and may include audio, video, and graphic information formats included in the message. Your e-mail address and the information included in your message will be used to respond to you, to address issues you identify, to improve this website, or to forward your message to another department for appropriate action. Your e-mail address is not collected for commercial purposes and the Town of North Hempstead is not authorized to sell or otherwise disclose your e-mail address for commercial purposes.


During your visit to this website you may initiate a transaction such as a survey, registration, or order form. The information, including personal information, volunteered by you in initiating the transaction is used by the Town of North Hempstead to operate Town of North Hempstead programs, which include the provision of goods, services, and information. The information collected by the Town of North Hempstead may be disclosed by the Town of North Hempstead for those purposes that may be reasonably ascertained from the nature and terms of the transaction in connection with which the information was submitted.


The Town Of North Hempstead does not knowingly collect personal information from children or create profiles of children through this website. Users are cautioned, however, that the collection of personal information submitted in an e-mail or through an online transaction will be treated as though it was submitted by an adult, and may, unless exempted from access by federal or State law, be subject to public access. The Town of North Hempstead strongly encourages parents and teachers to be involved in children's Internet activities and to provide guidance whenever children are asked to provide personal information online.


Information and Choice

As noted above, the Town Of North Hempstead does not collect any personal information about you during your visit to this website unless you provide that information voluntarily by sending an e-mail or initiating an online transaction such as a survey, registration, or order form. You may choose not to send us an e-mail, respond to a survey, or complete an order form. While your choice not to participate in these activities may limit your ability to receive specific services or products through this website, it will not prevent you from requesting services or products from the Town of North Hempstead by other means and will not normally have an impact on your ability to take advantage of other features of the website, including browsing or downloading most publicly available information.


Disclosure of Information Collected Through This Website

The collection of information through this website and the disclosure of that information are subject to the provisions of the Internet Security and Privacy Act. The Town of North Hempstead will only collect personal information through this website or disclose personal information collected through this website if the user has consented to the collection or disclosure of such personal information. Participation in an online transaction resulting in the disclosure of personal information to the Town of North Hempstead by the user, whether solicited or unsolicited, constitutes consent to the collection and disclosure of the information by the Town of North Hempstead for the purposes reasonably ascertainable from the nature and terms of the transaction.

However, the Town of North Hempstead may collect or disclose personal information without user consent if the collection or disclosure is: (1) necessary to perform the statutory duties of the Town of North Hempstead, or necessary for the Town of North Hempstead to operate a program authorized by law, or authorized by state or federal statute or regulation; (2) made pursuant to a court order or by law; (3) for the purpose of validating the identity of the user; or (4) of information to be used solely for statistical purposes that is in a form that cannot be used to identify any particular person.

Further, the disclosure of information, including personal information, collected through this website is subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Law and the Personal Privacy Protection Law.

The Town of North Hempstead may disclose personal information to federal or state law enforcement authorities to enforce the Town of North Hempstead's rights against unauthorized access or attempted unauthorized access to the Town of North Hempstead's information technology assets or against other inappropriate use of this website.

Confidentiality and Integrity of Personal Information Collected Through this Website

The Town of North Hempstead is strongly committed to protecting personal information collected through this website against unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Consequently, the Town of North Hempstead limits employee access to personal information collected through this website to only those employees who need access to the information in the performance of their official duties. Employees who have access to this information are required to follow appropriate procedures in connection with any disclosures of personal information.

In addition, the Town of North Hempstead has implemented procedures to safeguard the integrity of its information technology assets. These security procedures have been integrated into the design, implementation, and day-to-day operations of this website as part of our continuing commitment to the security of electronic content as well as the electronic transmission of information.

For website security purposes and to maintain the availability of the website for all users, the Town of North Hempstead employs software to monitor traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise damage this website.

Disclaimer

The information provided in this privacy policy & disclaimer should not be construed as giving business, legal, or other advice, or warranting as fail proof, the security of information provided through this website. The Town of North Hempstead assumes no responsibility for the use or application of any posted material and shall not be liable, under any circumstances, for any claims or damages arising directly or indirectly from information presented herein. The Town of North Hempstead assumes no responsibility for any error, omissions or other discrepancies between the electronic and printed versions of documents.

Links

In order to provide users with certain information, the Town of North Hempstead provides links to the websites of local, State, and federal government agencies, and to the websites of other organizations. A link does not constitute an endorsement of the content, viewpoint, accuracy, opinions, policies, products, services, or accessibility of that website. Those web pages are not under the Town of North Hempstead's control and the Town of North Hempstead is not responsible for the information or opinions expressed in those linked sites. Once you link to another website from this website, you are subject to the terms and conditions of that website, including, but not limited to, its Internet privacy policy.