Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Privacy Statement

Cass County Michigan is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Cass County Michigan Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Cass County Michigan website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Cass County Michigan collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Cass County Michigan also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Cass County Michigan. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Cass County Michigan for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Cass County Michigan Web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Cass County Michigan public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Cass County Michigan does not read any of your private online communications.

Cass County Michigan encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Cass County Michigan so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Cass County Michigan is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Cass County Michigan and Cass County Michigan family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

Cass County Michigan collects and uses your personal information to operate the Cass County Michigan Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Cass County Michigan also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Cass County Michigan and its affiliates. Cass County Michigan may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Cass County Michigan does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Cass County Michigan may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Cass County Michigan may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Cass County Michigan, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Cass County Michigan does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Cass County Michigan keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Cass County Michigan, in order to determine what Cass County Michigan services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Cass County Michigan to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Cass County Michigan Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Cass County Michigan or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Cass County Michigan; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Cass County Michigan, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Cass County Michigan Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Cass County Michigan pages, or register with Cass County Michigan site or services, a cookie helps Cass County Michigan to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Cass County Michigan Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Cass County Michigan features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Cass County Michigan services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

Cass County Michigan secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Cass County Michigan secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

Cass County Michigan will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Cass County Michigan encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Cass County Michigan is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Cass County Michigan welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Cass County Michigan has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Cass County Michigan at jodin@cassco.org. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.

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