Information Collected When You Browse County Web Pages
If you browse or download information during your visit to this web site, we collect and store only the standard data collected by all web server software. That information is:
- The Internet Protocol (IP) address used for your connection (but not your e-mail address). The IP address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet service provider or directly to your computer. We use the Internet IP to respond to your browser request. Example: 172.20.17.75;
- The type of browser and operating system you used. Example: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 4.01; Windows NT; IE4WDUS-1998101501);
- The date and time you visited this site;
- The web pages or services you accessed at this site; and
For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this site may monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. If security monitoring reveals evidence of possible abuse or criminal activity, system personnel may provide the results of such monitoring to appropriate officials. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the state law and federal statutes.
Personal Information and Nondisclosure
"Personal information" is information about a person that is readily identifiable to that individual, such as an individual's name, address and telephone number. Such personal information may be exempt from disclosure if disclosure would constitute an unreasonable invasion of privacy under the circumstances. A domain name or Internet Protocol (IP) address is not considered personal information. Most information collected by county government is assumed to be open to the public unless specifically exempted.
All information collected at this site becomes a public record unless an exemption in law exists. See Public Disclosure section above for more information on email privacy.
A cookie file is a small text file created on your computer by a web site. This file contains information the site can use to track such things as your passwords, lists of pages you have visited, the date when you last looked at a specific page, or to identify your session at a particular web site. Cookies are used by this site to collect anonymous usage data as well as identify items selected for purchase or payment and to enable site registration functions. While most browsers have an option that prohibits cookies, this option may disable some features on county sites that cannot be used if cookies are turned off.
Links to Other Sites - A Disclaimer
When you follow a link to one of these sites neither the Houston County, nor any agency, officer, or employee of the Houston County warrants the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information published by these external sites, nor endorses any content, viewpoints, products, or services linked from these systems, and cannot be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of their information. Portions of such information may be incorrect or not current. Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained from these systems does so at his or her own risk.
Houston County and its elected and appointed officers, employees and agents do not warrant the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information contained in this web site and shall not be held liable for any costs or losses of any kind caused by any reliance on such information. Portions of such information may be incorrect or not current. Any person or entity who relies on any information contained herein does so at his, her or its own risk and website visitors are encouraged to consult with Houston County's officers, employees and agents directly before any reliance is made. Any transmitted information may be deemed a public record under Florida law, subject to inspection or copying.