Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015

Privacy Policy

City of Grove City Internet Privacy Policy
The City of Grove City Privacy Statement discloses the information gathering practices of the City regarding visits to the City's website. This statement applies only to websites with the City's official domain name (www.grovecityohio.gov) in the URL.

Information about your visit to our site
The City of Grove City does not routinely collect or keep personal information about your visit to www.grovecityohio.gov. Like most internet sites, our website reads some information from your computer that helps us analyze traffic patterns, perform routine maintenance and to help you navigate through our site. Generally the information we collect is temporary and when you leave the site this information is deleted from our system.

The information the City automatically collects and stores for these purposes is the following:

  • total number of visits to our site
  • number of unique visits to our site
  • date and time of access
  • types of computer systems used to access our site
  • operating system type and version
  • web browser type and version
  • screen colors
  • screen resolutions
  • version of Flash Player
  • screen colors
  • connection speed
  • the website that may have referred you (linked you) to this website
  • the first and last page you visited in our site

None of the information described above contains personal (identifying) information

The City of Grove City website does use cookies for some of its on-line services.

A cookie is a very small text file placed on your hard drive by a web page server. It is essentially your identification card, and cannot be executed as code or deliver viruses. It is uniquely yours and can only be read by the server that gave it to you. Many of these cookies will be destroyed when any of the following occurs: successfully completing a transaction or when the browser window is closed. In some instances, however, cookie files may persist for a longer duration.

If your web browser does not accept cookies, you will be able to navigate the information content on our site, but you may not be able to use some of the on-line services available.

The City of Grove City values your right to privacy. Your personal information will not be sold, rented or leased. In addition to receiving monthly newsletters from the City of Grove City, you may be asked to voluntarily participate in on-line surveys about Grove City services. Your feedback will help us identify public needs, as well as levels of satisfaction. It is our primary goal to enhance communications with the citizens of Grove City.