Website Privacy Policy

The Policy


Policy Statement


It is County's policy to provide a clear and conspicuous notice of privacy policy that is easy to read and understand.

Purpose


To establish guidelines for the information that will be available and transferred to and from the county and the individual accessing the county web site.

Website Privacy Procedures


The County's on-line privacy practices shall comply with the four fair information practices of notices, choice, access, and security.

Index



Notice


The Westmoreland County website provides services to the residents of the County, and in providing these services, information about website visitors may be collected automatically or may be submitted by the website user.

This disclosure explains how Westmoreland County will handle information we learn about you from your visit to our website. Your privacy is of utmost importance to us, and we are committed to preserving your privacy when visiting this website. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or delete portions of our privacy policy simply by posting such change, modification, update on the website.

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Information Collection


If you visit our site to read or download information:
We may collect and store information for statistical purposes; i.e., we may count the number of visitors to a section of our site.

If you send us an email message:
You may be sending us personal identifying information; for example, name, address, email address. We will use that personal identifying information to respond to your request or to resolve the subject matter of your email. We will not obtain personal identifying information about you when you visit our site unless you choose to provide such information to us.

If you choose to send us an email, you should know that email is not necessarily secure against interception. Please do not email information that is private or confidential as we will not be responsible for any loss harm or damages as result of your sending us confidential or sensitive information.

We do not use "cookies" on this site.

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Disclosure of Information


We restrict access to nonpublic information. We do not share nonpublic information to third parties unless the law allows us to do so. We do not disclose any nonpublic information with anyone for any purpose that is not specifically permitted by law.

Westmoreland County will only collect personal information through this website or disclose personal information collected through this website if the user has consented to the collection or disclosure of such personal information. The voluntary disclosure of personal information to Westmoreland County by the user, whether solicited or unsolicited, constitutes consent to the collection and disclosure of the information by Westmoreland County for the purposed for which the user disclosed the information to Westmoreland County as was reasonably ascertainable from the nature and terms of the disclosure.

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Personal Information & Choice


Personal information is any information that can be used to identify a person: i.e., name, email address, street address, and phone number. A domain name or Internet Protocol address is not considered personal information.

Personal information is not collected through this website unless you provide that information voluntarily by sending an email to Westmoreland County via this website or by initiating any other online transaction such as completing a form or a request for information. If you do not communicate with this website, it does not affect your ability to use any other features of this website.

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Access


If in the future, we provide an application that lets the website user enter personal information we will also provide the website user the ability to correct, update or delete his/her information. This may also be done by contacting us via email.

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Security


Westmoreland County is committed to protecting personal information (any information that can be used to identify a person; e.g. name, email address, street address and phone number) collected through this website against unauthorized access, user, or disclosure. Westmoreland County limits employee access to personally identifiable information from this website to only those employees who need access to perform a specific job.

In addition, Westmoreland County has implemented procedures to safeguard the integrity of it's information technology assets including but not limited to authentication, monitoring, auditing, and encryption. These security measures have been integrated into the design, implementation and day to day operations of this website as part of our continuing commitment to the security of electronic content and transmission of information.

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Passwords


You may apply for authorized access to public information on the Westmoreland County computer system. After your application is processed, you will be assigned a user profile and password. You are solely responsible for maintaining the privacy of your password and for all uses of your user name and password including all activities that occur under your account.

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Information Disclaimer


Every effort is made to provide accurate and complete information; however, we cannot guarantee that there will be no errors. At this time, we will not make any Protected Health Information that the county may possess available to any patients, business partners or employees via the county web site. We make no claims, promises, or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of this website and expressly disclaim liability for errors and omissions in the contents of this website.

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Links Disclaimer


Westmoreland County provides links to web pages that are not part of our site. We do not manage or control these sites, and we are not responsible for their privacy practices or policies. While we provide links to sites as a convenience to you, the presence of the links is not an endorsement of the site.

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Website Practices


The County shall maintain its web site in accordance with industry endorsed ethical and quality principles for web site management where applicable and appropriate.

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