Privacy Policy

The city of Marietta respects the privacy of visitors to our site. This privacy policy governs the use and collection of information from you by the city of Marietta ("we" or "us") through your use of this website. This privacy policy does not apply to any information you may provide to us through other means; for example, via mail, email or telephone. Please read this privacy policy carefully so that you understand our online privacy practices. By visiting this website, you agree that your visit, and any dispute over our online privacy practices, is governed by this privacy policy and our visitor agreement. Questions regarding privacy issues should be directed here.

Children’s Privacy

Children should always get permission from their parents before sending any information about themselves (such as their names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers) over the Internet, to us or to anyone else. We will not knowingly allow anyone under 13 to register with our site or to provide any other personally identifying information. If you are under 13, please do not provide us with any personally identifying information about yourself.

Types of Information We Collect

The information we gather falls into two categories: (1) information (for example, your name and address) that you voluntarily supply when you register or initiate transactions, and (2) information gathered on usage patterns and preferences as visitors navigate through out website, use our services such as e-mail, or read our e-mail newsletters. In some cases, it is an agent or affiliate of ours that collects the information on our behalf. Third-party providers featured on or linked to by our site, such as agencies with which we cooperate, may be gathering the same kinds of information.

Registration Information

To make use of certain features on our site including subscription-based updates by e-mail, visitors need to register and to provide certain information as part of the registration process. The city uses GovDelivery to send subscription-based updates by e-mail. 
 

Privacy/Security Policy When Using GovDelivery

What is GovDelivery?

 
GovDelivery is a hosted Web application that allows governments and other organizations to to improve distribution of documents and information.
 

What information does GovDelivery collect? How is that information used?

GovDelivery only collects personally identifiable information about you to the extent you specifically provide it to us. This includes, for example, the information you provide when you register to receive subscriptions or notices from the city of Marietta.
 

Information you provide when using GovDelivery:

We use this information you share with us:

  • to provide the services you request
  • to improve the content of the website
  • for announcements related to new content on the portion of the site you were using when you provided the information

We never share information gathered with third parties for promotional purposes. However, we may share this information with outside vendors and organizations that provide support services to us provided that they agree to keep the information confidential and do not use it for any purpose other than to enhance our ability to deliver services to you and other customers. In some cases, our partners have ownership of the information, and its privacy and use is subject to that partner's separate privacy policy. We will also share this information with outside parties as required by law.

Other information about you

In addition to information you provide (e-mail address, password, subscriptions, preferences), GovDelivery uses technology that lets us know what type of browser you are using, the website from which you enter GovDelivery and which GovDelivery pages you view. This technology does not identify you personally - it simply helps us compile statistics about our visitors and their use of the GovDelivery application. We use these statistics and share them with third parties only to improve our website design and content and in connection with marketing programs.

Cookies

Users browsing documents from one of our partners will receive a "session cookie" that is stored on the user's computer only until they close the browser. The session cookie allows the server software to keep the user logged in as they browse GovDelivery. The cookie is not shared with other websites, does not track or store personal information and expires as soon as the user closes the browser.

What if you do not wish to have your information stored by GovDelivery for any reason or purpose?

 
If you have provided your information to GovDelivery for whatever reason and would prefer that GovDelivery not store your information for any purpose, simply visit GovDelivery to cancel your subscription and delete your profile. You can also request removal from our database by sending an e-mail to Remove stating your request. We will act promptly to honor your request.

Children

GovDelivery does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If a child has provided GovDelivery with personally identifiable information, we ask that a parent or guardian send an email to Support with the child's name, and we will do our best to delete the information from our files.
 

Your Consent

By using the GovDelivery website, you consent to our use of the information you provide to us as described in this online privacy policy. As we implement new technology and introduce new services, we will update our online privacy policy, so we encourage you to review it often.
 

Security

Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)

GovDelivery uses secure socket layer (SSL) to encrypt your personal information before it travels over the Internet. SSL technology is the industry standard for secure online transactions.

Cookies

To help make our website more responsive to the needs of our visitors, we use a standard feature of browser software, called a “cookie”, to assign each visitor an unique, random number, a sort of user ID, that resides on your computer. The cookie doesn't actually identify the visitor, just the computer that a visitor uses to access our website. Unless you voluntarily identify yourself, we won't know who you are, even if we assign a cookie to your computer. The only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply. A cookie cannot read unrelated data off your hard drive. We use cookies to help us tailor our site to your needs, to deliver a better, more personalized service. For example, we use cookies to track the pages on our website visited by our users. We can build a better website if we know which pages our users are visiting and how often. Of course, you can set your Internet browser not to accept cookies.

Other Methods of Collecting Information

Our web pages may contain electronic images (called “single-pixel GIFs” or “Web beacons”) that allow us to count users who have visited particular pages or to access certain cookies. We may use these tools and other technologies to recognize which pages users visit and which links on which they click. These features may also be included in our e-mail newsletters so that we can learn which messages have been opened and acted upon.

Browser Level Information and IP Addresses

Our Web server automatically collects limited information about your computer configuration when you visit our website, including the type of browser software you use, the operating system you are running, the resolution of your computer monitor, the website that referred you and your IP address. Your IP address is a numerical address that is used by computers connected to the Internet to identify your computer so that data such as the Web pages you want to view can be transmitted to you. We also use IP address information for systems administration and trouble-shooting purposes. Your IP address does not tell us who you are. We use this information to deliver our Web pages to you upon request, to tailor our website to the interests of our users and to measure traffic within our site.

Third-Party Advertising

We do not allow third-party advertising on our website. If a for-profit business or organization is mentioned on our website, it is in a context other than advertising that business or organization.

Disclosure of Information

Advertisers

We do not allow third-party advertising on our website, and we do not provide information we collect to advertisers or other for-profit organizations for their use.

Service Providers

To make our website more valuable to our visitors, we may offer some features in conjunction with other providers. All service providers must either be (1) other governmental or quasi-governmental agencies; (2) state- or federal-chartered municipal corporations; and/or (3) agencies and/or organizations that are partially sponsored by the city of Marietta.

Statistical Information

Much of the information we collect is in the form of aggregated statistics, such as the traffic that visits various pages within our sites and the habits and preference of our audience. Such aggregated information does not include any information that would identify you personally. We may use such aggregated information and disclose it to third parties as we see fit.

Sites to Which We Link

Our website includes links to other websites, and provides access to services and possibly products offered by third parties whose privacy policies we don’t control. When you access another site or purchase products or receive services or conduct other transactions via these links, use of any information you provide is governed by the privacy policy of the operator of the linked website you are visiting or the provider of such products or services, even if it appears that you are still on the city of Marietta’s website.

Other Disclosures

We may occasionally release information about our visitors when release is appropriate to comply with law, to enforce our visitor agreement, or to protect the rights, property or safety of visitors to our sites, the public, our customers, or our government and its employees, agents, partners and affiliates. The city of Marietta, as a governmental entity, is bound by the Freedom of Information Act, and, upon proper request under this Act, may be required to release information not normally available to the public.

Storage of Information

All information gathered on our site is stored within a database operated by us or by a contractor on our behalf. Sensitive information, such as your password, is encoded for storage. Encryption scrambles your personal information. However, as effective as encryption technology is, no security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our database, nor can we guarantee that information you supply won’t be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet.

Changes to this agreement, policies and posting

The city of Marietta reserves the right to change this agreement and policies at will, with or without advance notification to website users. This agreement and olicies, and any subsequent changes or additions, will be posted on the city of Marietta's website at all times.