Privacy Policy

Basic Information Collected

When you visit the Marion SWCD website, we automatically collect and store the Internet Protocol (IP) Address and the domain name used.

The IP Address is a numerical identifier assigned to either your Internet service provider or directly to your computer. Our server will record the IP Address when you access our website.

We use the IP Address for the purposes of system administration, web tracking information and for personalization which includes; the type of browser and operating system a visitor uses, the date and time of the visit and the web pages or services accessed on the site.

This information is used to improve the visitor’s experience. We seek to insure that the content and delivery of our services meets the needs of our users. By collecting this information we are able understand how people are using District services when they access our site.

We then use website logs created from this information to improve the content and services available on the site and increase functionality.

We have no applications that link personal information with IP address and we make no attempt to link the website logs with individuals who browse the District’s site.

Our use of your information

The information collected about you will not be used by any other government agency or company. The District will not sell or rent your personal information to anyone. Its sole use is for customer databases and billing information. The information will only be used in Marion SWCD official business.

E-mail and Surveys

If during your visit to a Marion SWCD web site you participate in a survey or send an e-mail, the following additional information will be collected:

  • The e-mail address and contents of the e-mail; and,
  • Information volunteered in response to a survey.

We may use your e-mail to respond to you, to address issues you identify, to further improve the web site, or to forward the e-mail to another agency or person for appropriate action. Information collected in a survey is used for the purpose designated. E-mails and survey responses are public records.

Public Records

The information that you provide and we collect is subject to the Oregon Public Records Policy and Law, Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) 192.001 to 192.505. Under Oregon law, the public
has a right to access information possessed by state or local government. In some limited cases the information may be exempt from disclosure under these regulations or other state and federal laws, and we will identify it as such.

Personal Information and Choice

“Personal information” is information that is readily identifiable to a specific individual. Personal information includes such things as a person’s name, address, phone number, social security number, driver’s license number and e-mail address. A domain name or IP 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 e-mail, participating in a survey or accessing a service). If personal information is requested on the web site or volunteered by the user, this information is a public record once you provide it and may be subject to public inspection and copying unless it is exempt or protected by state or federal law.

Access and correction of personal information

You can review any personal information we collect about you through your voluntary participation in e-mails, surveys and online services. You may recommend changes to your personal information that you believe is in error by submitting a written request that credibly shows the error.

If you believe that your personal information is being used for a purpose other than what was intended when submitted, please contact us. We will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections. See Contact Information below.

Cookies

A cookie is a small amount of data or simple text file stored on your computer by your web browser, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier as a method of distinguishing among visitors to a web site.

Cookies created on your computer by using this web site do not contain personally identifying information and do not compromise your privacy or security. Each web site can send its own cookie if your browser’s preferences allow it. Most browsers permit you to refuse or delete the cookie file from your computer by using your web browser software. Marion SWCD currently does not use or create cookies on your computer.

Security

The security and integrity of the Marion SWCD web site are essential for successful information and service delivery and for maintaining the privacy of its visitors. We use a variety of database security measures as part of the District’s continuing commitment to security and protection of privacy.

Links to other sites

The Marion SWCD web site has links to other web sites. These include links to web sites operated by other government agencies, organizations and businesses. When you link to another site, you are no longer on the Marion SWCD web site and this privacy policy does not apply. You are then subject to the privacy policy of the new site.

Please read the Web Site Liability Disclaimer that addresses liability issues associated with the Marion SWCD web site and links to other sites.

Contact Information

If you have questions about the information presented in this privacy policy, have comments on the Marion SWCD web site, or wish to request correction of factual errors in your personally identifiable information, please contact the Marion SWCD Webmaster at 650 Hawthorne Ave SE, Suite 130, Salem, Oregon, 97301.

Website Liability Disclaimer

This is a Marion SWCD computer system, provided as a public service. Government personnel and the general public may use this system to review and retrieve publicly available government information. Anyone using this system expressly consents to monitoring at all times. You are further advised that system administrators may provide evidence of possible criminal activity identified during such monitoring to appropriate law enforcement officials. If you do not wish to consent to monitoring, exit this system now.

Disclaimer of Liability

In preparation of these sites, every effort has been made to offer the most current, correct, and clearly expressed information possible. Nevertheless, inadvertent errors in information may occur. In particular, but without limiting anything here, Marion SWCD disclaims any responsibility for typographical errors and accuracy of the information that may be contained on Marion SWCD web pages. Marion SWCD also reserves the right to make changes at any time without notice.

The documents on this server provide access to the World Wide Web. Because Marion SWCD web sites connect to the Internet, once you leave Marion SWCD’s WWW site, Marion SWCD cannot control the information you access. Each individual site has its own set of policies about what information is appropriate for public access.

The information and data included on Marion SWCD servers have been compiled by SWCD staff from a variety of sources, and are subject to change without notice. Marion SWCD makes no warranties or representations whatsoever regarding the quality, content, completeness, or adequacy of such information and data. In any situation where the official printed publications of Marion SWCD differ from the text or information contained in this system, the official printed documents take precedence.

If misleading, inaccurate or otherwise inappropriate information is brought to the District’s attention, a reasonable effort will be made to fix or remove it. Such concerns should be addressed to the page sponsor listed on the web page.

Disclaimer of Reliability

Marion SWCD makes no representations or warranties regarding the condition or functionality of this web site, its suitability for use, or that this web service will be uninterrupted or error-free.

Disclaimer of Damages

By using Marion SWCD web pages, you assume all risks associated with the use of this site, including any risk to your computer, software or data being damaged by any virus, software, or any other file which might be transmitted or activated via a Marion SWCD web page or your access to it. Marion SWCD shall not be liable for any special, incidental or consequential damages, including, without limitation, lost revenues or lost profits, resulting from the use or misuse of the information contained in Marion SWCD web pages.

Disclaimer of Endorsement

Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by Marion SWCD. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of Marion SWCD, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes. Links to other web sites are not endorsements.