Introduction

The City of Happy Valley’s Privacy Policy (for purposes of this document, City of Happy Valley’s Privacy Policy shall be written as ‘Policy Notice’) addresses collection, use, and security of, and access to, information that may be obtained through use of the City of Happy Valley Website (for purposes of this document, City of Happy Valley shall be written as ‘City’ and City of Happy Valley’s Website shall be written as ‘Website’). This Policy Notice is provided for informational purposes only. The information presented here is not meant to be a contract of any kind; either express or implied, and should not be treated as such by site visitors. Content of this statement and/or the Policy described here may change at any time without prior notice to any visitor.

Information Collected When You Browse This Site

Even if you do nothing during your visit to this Website but browse or download information, the City retains the right to automatically collect and store the 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 to either your Internet service provider or directly to your computer – the City uses the Internet IP to respond to your browser request)
  • The domain name (DNS) assigned on the Internet to your IP Address (if there is one)
  • The type of browser and operating system you use
  • The date and time you visited this Website
  • The web pages or services you accessed at this Website

Information is collected for Website management and statistical purposes. The Website may use software programs to create summary statistics that may be used for such purposes as assessing types of information as follows:

  • What generates the most/least interest
  • Help to determine technical design specifications
  • Identify system performance or problem areas

For Website security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this Website 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. No attempts are made to identify individual users except by authorized law enforcement investigations. 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

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

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. There may be 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. The City 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.

Email

If you send an electronic mail message to the City with a question or comment that contains personal information, or fill out a form that e-mails this information, the City will only use the information needed to respond to your request. The City 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 Chapter 192.

Links to Other Sites – Disclaimer

This Website has links to other websites as a convenience to our customers. If you use any of these links, you are no longer on this Website 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, nor any agency, officer, or employee of the City warrants the accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of any information published by these external sites, nor does the City endorse any content, viewpoints, products, or services linked from these systems, and cannot 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

If misleading, inaccurate, or otherwise inappropriate information is brought to our attention, a reasonable effort will be made to revise or remove such information. Concerns should be sent to the webmaster by clicking on the webmaster link above and at the bottom of each web page in this Website.