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Privacy Policy
Personal Information
As a local government agency, Westmoreland County understands your desire to protect personal information. We intend to inform you how your personal information will be gathered, tracked or used.

What information we gather and track
We will be requesting personal information when you request a service, answer a survey, correspond with us or engage in certain other activities on our website. For example:

You make the decision whether to proceed with any activity that requests personal information. If you do not wish to provide the requested information, however, you may not be able to complete the transaction.

How we use the information we gather and track
We use personally identifiable information in the following ways:

  1. To provide you with information about new services, newsletters and informative emails.
  2. To assist us in creating content that is relevant to you.
  3. To track and determine if the content of our website met your needs.

In addition, Westmoreland County retains the services of outside contractors to provide services for us. We require that these contractors keep your personal information secure and confidential. We also require that these contractors use personal information only on behalf of Westmoreland County.

Please be advised that in certain instances, it may be necessary for Westmoreland County to disclose your personal information to other government officials or otherwise as required by our legal obligations.

Security and Quality of Personal Information
We have taken security measures, to protect your personal information. These measures include technical and procedural steps to protect your data from misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, loss, alteration, or destruction. Credit card information will be transmitted using secure socket layer (SSL) encryption.

We make a sincere effort to respond to your requests to update or correct your personal information. If you believe that Westmoreland County does not have your current personal information, you can email us at e-mail.

Cookies
Westmoreland County may use cookies from time to time. A cookie is a unique text file that a Web site can send to your browser software. Cookies enable a Web site to tailor information presented to you based on your browsing preferences. If you do not want Westmoreland County to deploy cookies in your browser, you can set your browser to reject cookies or to notify you when a Web site tries to put a cookie in your browser software. Rejecting cookies may affect your ability to use of some of the products and/or services at our web site.

Westmoreland County may also use cookies to track your visit to our Web site. While our Web servers may automatically log your IP address, this information does not identify you and you remain anonymous.

Website Traffic
We may track domain names, IP addresses, and browser types from people who visit our site. We use this information to track aggregate traffic patterns throughout Westmoreland County’s Web site. Such information is not correlated with any personal information.

Links to Other Agencies or Service Providers
At the Westmoreland County Web site, there are a number of links to agencies/companies with whom we have a relationship. Westmoreland County is not responsible for the privacy practices of those agencies/companies. We encourage you to read their privacy statements, as they may differ from ours.

Other Privacy Considerations
Please remember that information you submit in a discussion group or forum will be deemed public information and is not confidential. There is a risk in such communication venues that information can be collected and used by others. Please be careful and responsible when you are online.

Policy Changes
In the event there is a major change to Westmoreland County’s privacy practices, a prominent notice will be posted on our web site. If the change involves the use of your personally identifiable information, the notice will contain instructions on how you can opt-out of such use.

Westmoreland County Contact Information
If you have any questions, comments, or would like to change your communication preferences, please contact us using one of the options below:

Email to:

Postal Mail: Westmoreland County
                Attn: Commissioners Internet Privacy
                2 North Main Street
                Greensburg PA 15601

Telephone: (800) 442-6926
                (724) 830-3000



Content Last Modified on 9/12/2012 2:56:19 PM