County of Highland

Internet Privacy Policy Statement

The following information explains the Internet Privacy Policy that Highland County has adopted for its website (web pages with addresses beginning with http://www.highlandcova.org). The following is intended to explain our current Internet privacy practices, but shall not be construed as a contractual promise. We reserve the right to amend our Internet Privacy Policy Statement at any time without notice.


Virginia Law
We protect our records in accordance with our obligations as defined by applicable Virginia statutes, including, but not limited to, the "Virginia Privacy Protection Act of 1976" (Code of Virginia § 2.1-380 as amended), the "Virginia Freedom of Information Act", and by any applicable U.S. federal laws.


Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other public or private entities' websites, whose privacy practices we do not control. We recommend that you examine the privacy statements for all third-party websites to understand their procedures for collecting, using and disclosing information.


Information we collect
Highland County does not now collect personally identifiable information about you over the internet. The County does not seek information about you over the internet either voluntarily or involuntarily. No other information is automatically collected through our website except when you deliberately decide to send it to us (for example, by clicking on a link to send us e-mail). The information you might choose to send us is listed below as "optional information".

Optional Information: when you send us an e-mail, your name, e-mail address, and the content of your e-mail; when you fill out online forms, all data you choose to fill in or confirm.


Cookies:
Our website does not place any "cookies" on your computer.


How the collected information is used
Optional information enables us to provide services or information tailored more specifically to your needs or to forward your message or inquiry to another entity that is better able to do so, and also allows us to plan website improvements.

Optional information is retained in accordance with the records retention schedules at the Library of Virginia.

Under the "Virginia Freedom of Information Act", any records in our possession at the time of a "Freedom of Information Request" might be subject to being inspected by, or disclosed to, members of the public. Highland County will comply with the "Virginia Freedom of Information Act" in regard to the protection of any confidential information.


Choice to provide information
There is no legal requirement for you to provide any information at our website. However, failure to provide optional information will mean that the particular feature or service associated with that part of the web page will not be available to you.


Customer comments or review
If you have any questions about this privacy statement or the practices of this website, or if you choose to review or correct any information you previously submitted, please e-mail us at hcboard@ntelos.net.


Internet privacy policy adopted by the Highland County Board of Supervisors on April 10, 2001.




Last Updated: 04/13/2001

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