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Privacy Policy and Disclaimer

Draft   5/5/2008

Disclaimer

The Town of Lexington maintains this website to enhance public access to Town services and information.  We try to keep the information accurate and timely, but cannot guarantee this in every case.  The Town provides no warranty of any kind, and shall not be liable for any claim for damages relating to electronic access or transmission of data or viruses.  The content of the website may change from time to time without notice.  Please notify the Webmaster of any errors that you find as you use this website.

Links Policy

In order to provide the community with easy access to a broad range of public information and to avoid duplicating existing content, the Town's website may provide links to external websites. Any text, link or other reference to these web pages or sites does not constitute endorsement or support by the Town for the organization or its website.  The Town is not responsible for the content and links of these websites maintained by outside organizations.

Appropriate sites for links include those that have a legitimate public purpose or are related to Lexington government services, programs and information.  Links should be avoided if the potential site is devoted solely to commercial sales, is of a partisan nature, or advocates a particular point of view.  Linking to for profit businesses and enterprises is not acceptable, unless the business furthers the goals of the Town (e.g. a Health Department link to a local hospital or a Library link to a local newspaper). 

Privacy Policy

Information collected for statistical purposes.  When you visit the Town of Lexington website, the system automatically collects and stores the Internet Protocol address and domain name used. The Internet protocol address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet Service Provider or directly to your computer.

This information is used to improve the content and delivery of our Web services and to help understand how people are using our services and what technology they use to access our site. We analyze our Website logs to continually improve the value of the materials and services available on our site and the ease of assessing them. We make no attempt to link the logs with the individuals that browse our site.

How we collect and use personal information.
Personal information is information that is readily identifiable to a specific individual, and includes such things as an individual's name, address, phone number and email address. A domain name or Internet protocol address is not considered personal information.

We collect no personal information about you unless you voluntarily participate in an activity that asks for information (i.e., sending an email message, subscribing to email notification lists, or accessing a service). If you choose not to participate in these activities, your choice will in no way affect your ability to use any other feature of our website.

If during your visit to the Town of Lexington website you subscribe to an email notification list or send an email, the following additional information will be collected:

  • The email address and contents of the email; and
  • Information volunteered on a registration form.

We use your email to respond appropriately. Survey information is used for the purpose designated. Email and survey information is a public record.

Control of personal information.
If personal information is required on the Website or volunteered by the user, this information is a public record once you provide it, and may be subject to public inspection and copying if not protected by federal or state law.

What we provide to third parties.
Our E-government sites are secure sites. The Town of Lexington intends to offer more services online as a means to improve services and to make them more convenient and accessible. If during your visit to the Town of Lexington Website you access services (e.g. online payments), we will collect additional information related directly to the service you are accessing. We will limit the information requested to only that required to conduct the service. We will not use the information for any other purpose without your permission.  If concern, you may wish to conduct transactions via a phone, regular mail, or during a personal visit.

Public Records.
The information that you provide and we collect is retained in accordance with MGL c.66 & 950 CMR 32.00. In some limited cases the information may be exempt from these regulations and we will identify it as such.

Public Access to Information.
In the State of Massachusetts, laws exist to ensure that government is open and that the public has a right to access appropriate records and information possessed by state and local government. At the same time, there are certain limited exceptions to the public's right to access public records. Both state and federal laws provide exceptions.

All information collected at this site becomes public records that may be subject to inspection and copying by the public, unless an exemption in law exists. M.G.L. c. 4 §7(26) states "Public records" shall mean all books, papers, maps, photographs, recorded tapes, financial statements, statistical tabulations, or other documentary materials or data, regardless of physical form or characteristics, made or received by any officer or employee of any agency.

Policy Changes.
We reserve the right to amend this Privacy Disclaimer Statement at any time, without prior notice.  Any and all changes will be posted on this page.

Contact Information. 
For questions and comments regarding this Privacy Statement, please contact the Webmaster.

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