Privacy Statement

Calaveras County is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe on-line experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Calaveras County site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Calaveras County site, you consent to the data practices described in this statement. Collection of your Personal Information Calaveras County collects personally identifiable information, such as your email address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Calaveras County 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 Calaveras County. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by Calaveras County for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Calaveras County site. Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Calaveras County public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Calaveras County does not read any of your private on-line communications. Calaveras County encourages you to review the privacy statements of Websites you choose to link to from Calaveras County so that you can understand how those Websites collect, use and share your information. Calaveras County is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Websites outside of the Calaveras County and Calaveras County family of Websites. Use of your Personal Information Calaveras County collects and uses your personal information to operate the Calaveras County Website and deliver the services you have requested. Calaveras County also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Calaveras County and its affiliates. Calaveras County may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered. Calaveras County does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Calaveras County 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, Calaveras County 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 Calaveras County, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information. Calaveras County does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent. Calaveras County keeps track of the Websites and pages our customers visit within Calaveras County, in order to determine what Calaveras County services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Calaveras County to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area. Calaveras County Websites 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 Calaveras County or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Calaveras County; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Calaveras County, or the public. Use of Cookies The Calaveras County Website use "cookies" to help you personalize your on-line 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 Calaveras County pages, or register with Calaveras County site or services, a cookie helps Calaveras County 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 Calaveras County Website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Calaveras County 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 Calaveras County services or Websites you visit. Security of your Personal Information Calaveras County secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Calaveras County 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 Websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol. Changes to this Statement Calaveras County will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Calaveras County encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Calaveras County is protecting your information. Contact Information Calaveras County welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Calaveras County has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Calaveras County at We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.