Information Collected and Stored Automatically
If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the website, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store only the following information about your visit:
The Internet domain (example, "xyzcompany.com") and 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 our website;
The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
The date and time of the visit;
The pages accessed during the visit; and
If you linked to the City of College Station website from another website, the address of that website.
We use this information to help us make our site more useful to visitors -- to learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology our visitors use. We do not track or record information about individuals.
If You Send Us Personal Information
If you choose to provide us with personal information -- as in an e-mail to City staff, or by filling out a form with your personal information and submitting it to us through our website -- we use that information to respond to your message and to help us get you the information you have requested. We are required to maintain many documents for historical purposes, but we do not collect personal information for any purpose other than to respond to you. However, information we receive may be considered public information which is subject to disclosure under Texas law. Except for information disclosure required by Texas law, we only share the information you give us with another government agency, if your inquiry relates to that agency. Moreover, we do not create individual profiles with the information you provide, or provide such information to any private organizations. The City of College Station does not collect information for commercial marketing.
Protection of Minors
We are especially concerned about protecting children's privacy. We hope parents are involved in children's Internet explorations. It is particularly important for parents to guide their children when children are providing personal information on line. We specifically ask children to get their parents' permission before providing any information on line -- at our site or any other site -- and recommend parents always be involved in those decisions. Most importantly, when children do provide information through the City of College Station website, it is only used to enable us to respond to the writer, and not to create profiles of children.
A cookie is a tiny piece of text that, with your permission, is placed on your computer's hard drive. If your browser is set to notify you before accepting a cookie, you will receive a request for a cookie to be stored on your computer. This cookie, by itself, only tells us that a previous visitor has returned. It does not give us private information about you. You must, however, accept the cookie in order to access some application on our website.
A key reason why the City of College Station uses cookie technology is in support of the Epay System and Archived Records Service. A cookie is used to retain your site history and how you will access the City of College Station Archived Records Service the next time you view the site. We do not use a cookie to store your personal information.
We want to be sure you understand that accepting a cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any personal information about you.
This site may contain links to other sites. City of College Station is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.
Contacting City of College Station
If there are any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or dealings with this website, contact the Action Center at 764-3457. Concerns about HIPAA information should be directed to the Human Resources Director at 764-3517.