The City of Williamsport (the “City”) is committed to providing residents, visitors, and businesses with access to government services online. We encourage the use of our official Website, cityofwilliamsport.org (“Website”), to interact with the government. cityofwilliamsport.org has various applications and services to facilitate a positive online experience. The nature of eGovernment services requires the capture, storage, and management of user information. The City of Williamsport feels strongly about its responsibility to the individual’s right to privacy. Outlined in this document are our policies related to information gathered via the Internet.
The City of Williamsport does not collect personal information automatically from anyone visiting cityofwilliamsport.org. The user may provide personal information as a result of interacting with forms, applications, and emails, or to complete an online transaction. The information offered voluntarily by the user will be protected against unauthorized use by anyone using the City’s existing network security technology.
The City of Williamsport does collect general Internet-based information for statistical purposes. The user’s browser type, Internet domain (www.yourcompany.com), time and date of visit, pages viewed, and IP address (unique computer identifier) are examples of the type of statistical information collected. This information is collected automatically without user interaction. The data collected is used to better serve the users of cityofwilliamsport.org. The City reserves the right to forward user information to the department(s) that can best serve the user and address their request.
Cookies are small data files that are transferred by a web application to the user’s hard drive. These files are used to store information related to the user, such as ID, passwords etcetera. This information is provided by the user via interaction with a web application or site. Cookies do not access information on the user’s computer. Their primary purpose is to make the user’s experience more enjoyable on their next visit to the site. Cookie management is controlled at the browser level. The user can turn off cookie transfer via the configuration option of their browser. The applications on cityofwilliamsport.org may at times transfer cookies to the user’s hard drive. The City is committed to using cookie technology responsibly and will make every effort to protect the user’s computer environment from highly unlikely cookie-related damage.
The City of Williamsport does not share or sell information provided by the user to third-party organizations. It does however reserve the right to share information with organizations and individuals under contract to act on the City’s behalf or to provide the City with professional advice or services. Additionally, because the City is a public agency, the information provided to the City through the Website may be subject to access under the Right to Know Law. Information may also be shared with government-related agencies as required by the various federal, state, and local government information laws.
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