for the City of Caribou Website
Individuals who visit the City of Caribou’s website are important to us. Because visitors to our website are important, we do not capture personal information about them without their permission. We endeavor to collect only the minimum amount of information needed to meet the purposes for which the website was created.
All information collected on the City of Caribou’s web site will be treated the same as any written communication and is subject to the confidentiality and public disclosure provisions of 1 MRSA Chapter 13.
Identifiable Personal Information
Identifiable personal information includes, but is not limited to:
|Phone Number||Social Security Number|
|Or any combination of data that could be used to identify you such as your birth date, zip code, etc.|
Personally identifiable information will not be collected unless you voluntarily send an e-mail message or fill out and send an online form. This information will be considered to be voluntarily provided and will be treated in the same manner as information provided in written form. Your choice not to engage in these activities will not impair your ability to browse our web sites; however, it may impair your ability to utilize some of our online services and information.
When personal information is collected on the web site and is stored by the City of Caribou, it is kept in a secure location where it is accessible only to authorized employees. This information will not be shared, unless allowed by law.
E-mail messages will be treated the same as any other written communication. They may be subject to public inspection or legal disclosure and may be saved for a period of time before they are destroyed.
We may collect some or all of the following information about visitors who view or access information from our web sites:
|Date||Date the visit occurred.|
|Time||Time the visit occurred.|
|Client IP||Unique Internet Protocol (IP) address of the website visitor. The IP address recorded is normally that of the visitor’s Internet service provider, e.g., aol.com if the visitor connects from an America Online account.|
|Server IP||Unique Internet Protocol (IP) address of the web server accessed.|
|HTTP Status||Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP) error code. E.g., “404 Requested Page Not Found.”|
|HTTP Request URL||Identifies the web page or file requested by the website visitor.|
|Bytes Sent||Amount of data sent from the web server to web site visitor during that connection.|
|Bytes Received||Amount of data sent from web site visitor to the web server.|
|User Agent||Type of web browser or other client software that made request to the web server.|
|Referrer||Uniform Resource Locator (URL) that referred to the requested file.|
|Protocol Version||Version of HTTP used by the visitor’s web browser software.|
The information we collect is used to improve the content and help us understand how people are using our services. We analyze our web sites logs to continually improve the value of the materials available on our site. The information in our web sites logs is not personally identifiable, and we make no attempt to link it with the individuals who use the City of Caribou’s sites or services.
Notice of Changes
Neither the City of Caribou, nor any agency, officer, or employee of the City of Caribou warrants the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information published on the City of Caribou’s website, nor endorses any products or services linked from this system, and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information. Portions of the information may be incorrect or not current. Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained from this system does so at his or her own risk.
Various websites may be linked through the City of Caribou website. Visitors to those sites are advised to check the privacy statements of those sites and be cautious about providing personally identifiable information without a clear understanding of how the information will be used. This Privacy Statement does not apply to websites linked to the City of Caribou website.
If you have questions about this policy, please send an email to: City Manager