City of Corvallis Online Privacy Policy

Introduction

This policy addresses collection, use and security of and access to information that may be obtained through use of the City of Corvallis web site. It is provided for informational purposes only. The information presented here is not meant to be a contract of any type, either express or implied, and should not be treated as such by site visitors. The information in this statement and/or the policies described here may change at any time, without prior notice to any visitor.

Information Collected When You Browse This Site

If you do nothing during your visit to this web site but browse or download information, we automatically collect and store the standard data collected by all web server software. That information is as follows:

• The Internet Protocol (IP) address and domain name used. The IP address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet service provider or directly to your computer. We use the Internet IP to respond to your browser request;
• The Domain domain name (DNS) assigned on the Internet to your IP Address (if there is one;
• The type of browser and operating system you used;
• The date and time you visited this site; and,
• The web pages or services you accessed at this site.

For site management purposes, information is collected for statistical purposes. The City's web site uses software programs to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes as assessing what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas.

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this site may monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. If security monitoring reveals evidence of possible abuse or criminal activity, system personnel may provide the results of such monitoring to appropriate officials. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations no attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the state law and federal statutes including the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996.

Public Disclosure

All information collected at this site becomes a public record unless an exemption in law exists. ORS Chapter 192 contains the Oregon Public Records Law and other program specific Oregon Revised Statutes and Oregon Administrative Rules.

In the State of Oregon, laws exist to ensure that government is open and that the public has a right to access appropriate records and information possessed by state government. At the same time, there are exceptions to the public's right to access public records that serve various needs including the privacy of individuals. Both state and federal laws provide exceptions. We may request personally identifiable information from you in order to provide requested services, but such information is handled as it would be on an in-person visit to a governmental office.

Personal Information and Nondisclosure

“Personal information" is information about a natural person that is readily identifiable to that individual, such as an individual's name, address and telephone number. Such personal information may be exempt from disclosure if disclosure would constitute an unreasonable invasion of privacy under the circumstances. A domain name or Internet Protocol (IP) address is not considered personal information. Most information collected by state government is assumed to be open to the public unless specifically exempted. ORS Chapter 192 contains the Oregon Public Records Law. Under this law, individuals are permitted to request that public officials not disclose a public record that contains their home address and telephone number under certain circumstances. ORS 192.445 specifies how to request non-disclosure.

E-mail

If you send us an electronic mail message with a question or comment that contains personal information, or fill out a form that e-mails us this information, we will only use the information needed to respond to your request. We may redirect your message to another government agency that is in a better position to answer your question. The information collected is subject to the access and confidentiality provisions of the Oregon law including ORS Chapter192.

Links to Other Sites - Disclaimer

This site has links to other web sites as a convenience to our customers. These include links to web sites operated by other government agencies, and nonprofit organizations. When you use one of these links, you are no longer on this site and this Privacy Notice will not apply. When you link to another web site, you are subject to the privacy policy of that new site.

When you follow a link to one of these sites neither the City of Corvallis, nor any agency, officer, or employee of the City of Corvallis warrants the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information published by these external sites, nor endorses any content, viewpoints, products, or services linked from these systems, and can not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of their information. Portions of such information may be incorrect or not current. Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained from these systems does so at his or her own risk.

Contact Information

The City organization consists of several departments. Each department is responsible for the software applications it develops including applications that may gather personally identifying information that you volunteer.

For questions regarding information collected or request correction of factual errors in your personally identifiable information, contact the Department that requests the information. Contact information can be found on the department's web page.

To offer comments about the information presented in this Privacy Notice, you can contact:

By e-mail: webmaster@corvallisoregon.gov
By telephone: (541) 766-6990
By fax: (541) 754-1798
By mail:
Webmaster
MIS Division
City of Corvallis
P.O. Box 1083
Corvallis, OR 97339
Last updated: 12/24/2015 4:21:39 PM