Information collected and Stored AutomaticallyIf you do nothing during your visit but browse through the web site or read pages, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally. We may automatically collect and store only the following information about your visit:
- The Internet domain and IP address from which you access our web site;
- The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
- The date and time you access our site;
- The pages you visit; and
- If you linked to our web site from another web site.
We use this information to help us make our site more useful to visitors - to learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology our visitors use. We do not track or record information about individuals and their visits.
If You Send Us Personal Information
If you choose to provide us with personal information, such as in an e-mail to the Administrator, we use that information to respond to your message and to help us get you the information you have requested. We only share the information you give us with another agency if your inquiry relates to that agency, or as otherwise required by law. Moreover, we do not create individual profiles with the information you provide or to give it to any private organizations. The Essex County Website does not collect information for commercial marketing.
Personal Information and Choice
You may choose whether to provide personal information on-line. "Personal information" is information about a natural person that is readily identifiable to that specific individual.
Personal information includes such things as an individual's name, address, and telephone number. A domain name or Internet protocol address is not considered personal information.
We collect no personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us by sending us email or provide any personal information using an online form. Your choice to not participate in these activities will not impair your ability to browse the Essex County Website web site and read any information provided on the site.
Email is not a secure medium. Personal information sent via the Internet can be intercepted. You may, therefore, wish to reconsider the advisability of sending messages that contain sensitive, personal information to this Internet address.
The Essex County Website does not plan on divulging information collected or information disclosed voluntarily, but may be required to do so pursuant to a request under the Right to Know law, the common Right to Know, other State or Federal law or pursuant to court order.
In the State of New Jersey, laws exist to ensure that government is open and that the public has a right to access appropriate records and information possessed by governmental agencies. 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.
All the information collected at this site becomes public records that may be subject to inspection and copying by members of the public, unless an exemption in law exists.
The Essex County Website has taken several steps to safeguard the integrity of its data and prevent unauthorized access to information maintained. These measures are designed and intended to prevent corruption of data, block unknown or unauthorized access to our systems and information, and to provide reasonable protection of private information in our possession.
The Essex County, its Officers or employees exercise no control over the organizations, views, accuracy, copyright or trademark compliance or the legality of the material contained on those servers and do not sponsor, endorse, or approve the information, content, products, materials, opinions or services contained on such external sites. The visitor proceeds to these external sites at their own risk. The Essex County Website specifically disclaims any and all liability from damages which may result from the accessing of a third party site which is linked to the Essex County Website Web site, or from reliance upon any such information.