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Town of Yucca Valley Privacy Policy
 

The Town of Yucca Valley is committed to the principles of electronic privacy. No personal information gathered for access to this site — including e-mail addresses — will be released to a third party without the subject’s consent, except as stipulated below. As with any password-protected site, identity is established at logon and thus it is possible to identify the pages a specific user visits within the site.

This statement discloses what information is collected from visitors to the Town of Yucca Valley web site, how this information is collected and used, instances when this information is shared and what choices are available to users regarding the collection, use and distribution of data. This statement also outlines security procedures in place to protect against loss, misuse or alteration of information under Town of Yucca Valley’s control, and how to correct or change incorrect information.

Use of Digital Cookies

A cookie is a small data file issued to visitors by certain Web sites, and stored on the visitor’s hard drive. A cookie file can contain information such as a user ID that the site uses to track which pages are visited — information that is useful for marketing purposes and to keep high-traffic pages easily accessible to users. A cookie cannot read or extract information from a hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. Visitors can refuse cookies by turning them off in the browser. The Town of Yucca Valley reserves the right to use and implement cookies or allow its advertisers to do so. We do not control, nor do we have any access to, the cookie information advertisers may collect.

This site also contains links to other sites. The Town of Yucca Valley is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other web sites, except those under the jurisdiction of the Town of Yucca Valley.

Traffic Logging

In order to better service the needs of those who visit our site, the Town of Yucca Valley keeps track of certain traffic data. These include the platform used (such as a Macintosh or PC), browser type (such as Netscape or Microsoft Internet Explorer), IP address (or Internet Protocol address, which identifies the visitor’s service provider, but not the visitor personally) and the previous URL (Uniform Resource Locator, or Web address) visited by the visitor before clicking through to Town of Yucca Valley. None of these disclose personal information, and the information they do reveal is used exclusively for internal administrative purposes.

The Town of Yucca Valley’s search engine collects aggregate search terms for internal reporting and targeted advertising. The Town of Yucca Valley monitors aggregate visitor activity on the sites and may share this information with advertisers, but at no stage are individual users personally identifiable, nor is any personal information divulged.

Special Events

The Town of Yucca Valley is also involved in organizing and conducting conferences and educational events, and may, from time to time, use the Web to promote these events, sell conference subscriptions and invite prospective attendees to supply certain information about themselves. This demographic data may then be used for pre- or post-conference marketing and could be shared with our event co-sponsors, but will not be disclosed to any other third parties without the consent of the individual or organization concerned. The Town of Yucca Valley will also require these co-sponsors to respect the privacy of those who entrust information to the Town of Yucca Valley.

Conference attendees are sometimes asked to supply certain personal information, including name, contact information and credit card number. The contact information is used for communicating with attendees regarding the conference and may be used for promotion of future conferences. Billing information will be used solely for billing purposes and will not otherwise be disclosed.

Order Forms

The Town of Yucca Valley also uses the Web to promote city events and services. In some cases, personal information may be requested. Once again, this information will not be shared with any third parties without the user’s consent.

Security

When an order is placed online, the Town of Yucca Valley scrambles personal data and credit card information using SSL encryption technology. This makes it virtually impossible for information to be stolen or intercepted while being transferred across the Internet. We treat customer information given to us online with the same confidentiality that we do with customer records on paper and with information taken over the phone by Town of Yucca Valley customer service representatives. Upon receipt, orders are encrypted until processed.

However, no technology is fail-proof. It is possible — even if remote — for an unauthorized person to gain access to this information despite the safeguard of a secure server. Consequently, visitors using forms on our site do so at their own risk.

Children’s Privacy Policy

Any information collected by any Town site from children under 13 is subject to the same guidelines as the general Town Privacy Policy. In addition, the following guidelines will be followed for any information collected by or for any child under 13:

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Information that could be collected from or for a minor includes but might not be limited to name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, school, and hobbies.

 
•   Parental (including legal guardian) Consent
 
  Parental consent will be obtained before collecting, using or disclosing personal information about a child.
 
 

If any information practices change in a “material” way, new consent will be obtained from the parents. This includes changes in the kinds of material being collected, a change in how that information is being used, or if there is a change in the third parties that have access to that information.

 
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Parents will be able to review the personal information collected from their children. This will require verification of the identity of the requesting parent.

 
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Parents will be allowed to revoke their consent and delete information collected from or for their children on request. When consent is revoked, the web site will stop collecting, using or disclosing information from or for that child. Revocation may end a child’s participation in an activity if the information collected was necessary for participation on the web site.

 
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Additional information can be obtained at the FTC’s Consumer Response Center and the Kidz Privacy web sites.

Links

Our Web site contains several links to sources outside of the Town of Yucca Valley that we believe are useful to visitors to our site. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the privacy policy of the new site.

Once you leave the Town of Yucca Valley’s web site and connect to the site of another entity, that site is not under the control of the Town of Yucca Valley, and the Town of Yucca Valley is not responsible for the content of sites to which it is linked. The Town of Yucca Valley is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply the Town of Yucca Valley’s endorsement of the site.

The Town of Yucca Valley welcomes links to its site. You are free to create a hypertext link to the Town of Yucca Valley’s site as long as the link does not state or imply any sponsorship of your site by the Town of Yucca Valley. Also, we request a courtesy notification, via e-mail to commservices@yucca-valley.org, in advance of your intention to link to our site.

E-mail

Messages transmitted via electronic mail (e-mail) are not secure and any information transmitted to this site via e-mail will not be treated as confidential. The Town of Yucca Valley may use e-mail or other forms of input provided by visitors to this site for any purpose without compensation to the contributor.

Viruses

The Town of Yucca Valley does not warrant that this site or the server that it makes available is free of viruses.

Changes or Queries

To change, modify or update any information supplied to Town of Yucca Valley, or if you have any queries, complaints or suggestions about our privacy policy, please contact: commservices@yucca-valley.org.

 
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