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York County is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to all the York County websites and governs data collection and usage. By using the York County website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
Collection of your Personal Information
York County collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. York County may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by York County. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Website addresses. This information is used by York County for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the York County website.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through York County public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others.
Note:: York County does not read any of your private online communications.
York County encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from any York County website so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. York County is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the York County and York County departmental websites.
Use of your Personal Information
York County collects and uses your personal information to operate the York County website and to deliver the services you have requested. York County also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from York County and its affiliates. York County may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
York County does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.
York County does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
York County keeps track of the Websites and pages our customers visit within the York County website, to determine what York County services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and messaging within York County to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
York County Websites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on York County or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of York County ; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of York County , or the public.
The York County Website use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard drive by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize York County pages, or register with York County sites or services, a cookie helps York County to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same York County Website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the York County features that you customize.
You can accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the York County services or Websites you visit.
Security of your Personal Information
York County secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. York County secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Websites, it is protected using encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Changes to this Statement
York County will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. York County encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how York County is protecting your information.
York County welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that York County has not adhered to this Statement, please contact York County using our Contact page.