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Borough of Milford, NJ
Privacy & Disclaimer Statement

Borough of Milford - Hunterdon County, New Jersey

 

Privacy Notice
The following notice applies to this website, the Official Local Government Website for the Borough of Milford.

This statement addresses the collection, use, and security of and access to information that may be obtained through the Borough of Milford website.

 

This notice covers the following topics:

A. Information Collected and How it is Used
B. Personal Information and Choice
C. Public Access to Information
D. Cookies
E. Security
F. Disclaimer
G. Contact Information 

Section A. Information Collected and How it is Used

Information Collected and Stored Automatically. If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the website, read pages, or download information, we will automatically gather and store certain information about your visit. This information does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store only the following information about your visit:

The Internet domain (e.g., "company.gov" if you use a private Internet access account or "yourschool.edu" if you connect from a university's domain) and IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web) from which you access our web site;

 

Information collected includes:

  • The type of browser and operating system used to access the Borough website;

  • The date and time you access the site;

  • The pages you visit; and

  • If you click a link on the Borough of Milford website to another website, the address of that website.

We use this information to help us make the Borough of Milford more useful to visitors - to learn about the number of visitors to the website and the types of technology and devices our visitors use to access the website. We do not track or record information about individuals and their visits.

If You Send Us Personal Information - If you provide the Borough with personal information like an e-mail to an elected official or municipal employee or by filling out a form with your personal information and submitting it to us through our website, we retain all communications and use your contact information to respond to your message. We only share the information you give us with another government agency if your inquiry relates to that agency or as required by law, as in the case of New Jersey's Open Public Records Act (OPRA) request. Moreover, we do not create individual profiles with the information you provide or give it to any private organizations. The Borough of Milford does not collect information for commercial marketing. Please note that under New Jersey's OPRA, any email you send to the Borough of Milford is considered a government record and may be disclosed as a requirement under OPRA guidelines.

Section B. Personal Information and Choice
You may choose whether to provide personal information online.

"Personal information" is information about a natural person that is readily identifiable to that specific individual. Personal information includes an individual's name, address, e-mail address, and phone 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 by sending us an email, participating in a survey, or completing an online form. You may choose not to contact us by email, participate in a survey, or provide any personal information using an online form. Your choice not to participate in these activities will not impair your ability to browse the Borough of Milford website and read or download any information provided.

Privacy Warning
Email is not a secure medium. Personal information sent via the Internet can be intercepted. You may wish to reconsider the advisability of sending messages that contain sensitive, personal information to any Internet address.

The Borough of Milford does not plan to divulge information collected or disclosed voluntarily. Still, it may be required to do so pursuant to a request under OPRA, the Right to Know law, the common law Right to Know, other State or Federal law, or under court order.

If you believe your personal information is being used for a purpose other than what was intended when submitted, you may contact the Borough of Milford as shown in the Contact Information Section of this statement.

Regarding children, we in the Borough of Milford are especially concerned about protecting children's privacy. We hope parents and teachers are involved in children's Internet explorations. It's essential for parents to guide their children when children are asked to provide personal information online. The Borough of Milford encourages children to communicate with their local government officials and send email messages with their feedback and suggestions. We specifically ask children to get their parent's permission before providing any information online and hope parents will always be involved in those decisions. Most importantly, when children provide information through the Borough of Milford website, it's only used to enable us to respond to the sender and not to create profiles of children.

Section C. Public Access to Information
In the Borough of Milford, laws exist to ensure that government is open and that the public has a right to access appropriate records and information the municipal government possesses. At the same time, there are exceptions to the public’s right to access public records that serve various needs, including individuals' privacy. Exceptions are provided by both state and federal laws.

All the information collected at this website becomes a public record that may be subject to inspection and copying by public members unless an exemption in law exists.

Section D. Cookies
The Borough of Milford does not use cookies. Cookies are simple text files stored on your computer by some websites to help personalize the visitor's experience by identifying users and navigating page visits through a website.

 

Section E. Security
The Borough of Milford, the website developer, and the staff that maintains this 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 data corruption, block unknown or unauthorized access to our systems and information, and provide reasonable protection of private information in our possession.

Section F. Disclaimer
The Borough of Milford website and materials may contain hyperlinks to other websites not owned, operated, controlled, or reviewed regularly by the Borough of Milford. These links are provided solely as a courtesy and convenience to the visitor. When you access the link to one of these sites, you are no longer on the Borough of Milford website, and this Privacy Policy does not apply. When you access another website, you are subject to the privacy policy of that new website. The Borough of Milford, its agencies, officers, or employees exercise no control over the organizations, views, accuracy, availability, copyright or trademark compliance, or the legality of the material contained on those websites and do not sponsor, endorse, or approve the information, content, products, materials, opinions or services contained on such external websites. The visitor proceeds to these external sites at their own risk. Borough of Milford and its web developer expressly disclaim any and all liability from damages that may result from accessing a third-party site linked to the Borough of Milford website or from reliance upon any such information.

 

Section G. Contact Information
To review your personal information, request correction of your personal information, or offer comments about the Borough of Milford website, or about the information presented in this Privacy Notice, please contact:

Borough Clerk - Borough of Milford milfordclerk@gmail.com

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