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Personal Information and Nondisclosure
"Personal information" is information about a natural person that is readily identifiable to that individual, such as an individual's name, address, telephone number, and personal financial information. Such personal information is generally exempt from disclosure. A domain name or Internet Protocol (IP) address is not considered personal information. Most information collected by state government is assumed to be open to the public unless specifically exempted.

Public Disclosure
All information collected and recorded at this site becomes a public record unless an exemption in law exists.

In the State of Colorado, laws exist to ensure that government is open and that the public has a right to access appropriate records and information possessed by state government. At the same time, there are exceptions to the public's right to access public records that serve various needs including the privacy of individuals. Both state and federal laws provide exceptions. We may request personal information from you in order to provide requested services, but such information is generally exempt from disclosure.

Email
All information collected at this site becomes a public record unless an exemption in law exists. In the State of Colorado, laws exist to ensure that government is open and that the public has a right to access appropriate records and information possessed by state government. At the same time, there are exceptions to the public's right to access public records that serve various needs including the privacy of individuals. Both state and federal laws provide exceptions. We may request personal information from you in order to provide requested services, but such information is generally exempt from disclosure.

Forms
Each electronic form that collects personal information on this site will have a specific privacy statement or a link to the privacy statement that explains the conditions (if any) under which information may be shared with other parties.

Requesting Personal Information Inspection
You have the right to review information collected about you by this site. Please call (970) 879-2060 to make such a request.

Cookies
A cookie file is a small text file created by a web site on your computer hard drive that contains unique information the site can use to track such things as passwords, lists of pages you´ve visited, the date when you last looked at a specific page or to identify your session at a particular web site. A cookie is often used in commercial sites to identify the items selected for a specific shopping cart application. If cookies are used on the web site their use will be clearly marked. While most browsers have an option that allows you to control the use of cookies, their use might provide some features that can not be used if cookies are turned off. Each City of Steamboat Springs application start page where cookies are used will have a specific statement that explains the use of the cookies, what information is being stored and whether the information is deleted or retained for future use when you complete your session.

Disclaimer Regarding Links
This site has links to other web sites as a convenience to our customers. These include links to web sites operated by other government agencies, nonprofit organizations and private businesses. When you use one of these links, you are no longer on this site and this Privacy Notice will not apply. When you link to another web site, you are subject to the privacy policy of that new site. When you follow a link to one of these sites neither the City of Steamboat Springs, nor any agency, officer, or employee of the City of Steamboat Springs 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 can not 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.

Secure Transmission
For secured-data transmission, this site uses the industry standard encryption software, Secure Socket Layer (SSL). The URL in your browser will change to "HTTPS" instead of "HTTP" when this security feature is invoked. Your browser may also display a lock or key symbol on its task bar to indicate invoked secure transmission. If these indicators are not present, any information is susceptible to interception by other parties. Most Internet email communication will not be secure. If you are communicating sensitive information, you might want to consider sending it in by postal mail.

General Traffic Monitoring
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 including the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996.

Information Collected About Your Browsing Session
  1. The Internet Protocol (IP) address and domain name used (but not the email 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: 122.125.36.42;
  2. The Domain domain name (DNS) assigned on the Internet to your IP Address (if there is one). Example: somename.com;
  3. The type of browser and operating system you used.
  4. The date and time you visited this site;
  5. The web pages or services you accessed at this site; and
  6. The web site you visited prior to coming to this web site. (this is included so that analysis can be done on how visitors get to our site from a link on another site)

We do not track individual user navigation choices. We do, however, summarize the information listed above to determine:
  • what organizations are our most frequent users (item 2 above) to better target our content for the audience.
  • what browsers are being used on our site to determine what techniques we can use to develop pages that will work with different browsers (item 3 above).
  • how often our pages are being used (item 5 above).
  • by the traffic from organization names such things as the search engines that are good at directing people to the site (item 6 above)

Unsolicited Bulk Email (Spam)
City of Steamboat Springs does not authorize the use of its proprietary computers and computer network (the "City of Steamboat Springs Network") to accept, transmit or distribute unsolicited bulk email sent from the Internet to City of Steamboat Springs members. In addition, Internet email sent, or caused to be sent, to or through the City of Steamboat Springs Network that makes use of or contains invalid or forged headers, invalid or non-existent domain names or other means of deceptive addressing will be deemed to be counterfeit. Any attempt to send or cause such counterfeit email to be sent to or through the City of Steamboat Springs Network is unauthorized. Similarly, email that is relayed from any third party's mail servers without the permission of that third party, or which employs similar techniques to hide or obscure the source of the email, is also an unauthorized use of the City of Steamboat Springs Network. City of Steamboat Springs does not authorize anyone to send email or cause email to be sent to the City of Steamboat Springs Network that violates City of Steamboat Springs' Terms of Service. City of Steamboat Springs does not authorize the harvesting or collection of screen names from the City of Steamboat Springs service for the purpose of sending unsolicited email. City of Steamboat Springs reserves the right to take all legal and technical steps available to prevent unsolicited bulk email or other unauthorized email from entering, utilizing or remaining within the City of Steamboat Springs Network. Nothing in this policy is intended to grant any right to transmit or send email to, or through, the City of Steamboat Springs Network. City of Steamboat Springs' failure to enforce this policy in every instance in which it might have application does not amount to a waiver of City of Steamboat Springs' rights. Unauthorized use of the City of Steamboat Springs Network in connection with the transmission of unsolicited bulk email, including the transmission of counterfeit email, may result in civil and criminal penalties against the sender.