Effective Date: January 1, 2015
This Policy covers how we collect, use, store, and share your information when you use our Services.
We promise to never sell your information to advertisers under any circumstances, period.
In addition to the information you voluntarily provide us, we will automatically collect certain information for your safety and security. This may include the Internet Protocol address assigned to your computer or device, which may reveal your location. We will only use this information for the functionality of our Services, for example to verify that a request is sent from a particular county.
We will never sell your information to any third-party advertisers. However, we may disclose your personal information, on a limited basis, to third-party affiliates to deliver communications related to our Services to you. We may also disclose your information if we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (1) comply with the law, (2) protect and defend our rights, or (3) prevent an emergency involving danger of death or serious physical injury to any person.
Sale of company or assets. In the event that we sell all or portions of our company or its assets, including the user information collected through our Services, we will notify you before transferring your information to the acquiring company.
We appreciate that you trust us with your sensitive information. As such, we use security measures to protect the safety of your information. These measures are intended to prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information that we obtain from you. Learn more about the security and safety of our Service here.
Unfortunately, despite our best efforts to protect your information, such loss, misuse, and alteration may occur. We are not responsible to our users or to any third party due to any such loss, misuse, or alteration.
The information you provide may be subject to disclosure under public record laws and data retention requirements of government agencies. Even after you delete your user account, we may be legally obligated to hold onto your information. We will maintain your information as long as necessary to comply with public records laws and data retention requirements of government agencies to which you wish to submit your request.
A key feature of our Service is the ability to provide information to government agencies in a user-friendly manner. However, information collected by government agencies is often subject to disclosure based on laws related to public records, such as the California Public Records Act. We have no control over these laws, and the information you provide to us that is then sent to a government agency may be subject to public disclosure.
We encourage you to learn more about these laws and how they affect your rights.
From time to time, we may receive requests from government agencies to obtain information about our users. In handling such government requests, we greatly value the privacy of your information. While we may be required to turn over user information at times, we will abide by the following principles to protect your privacy:
We encourage you to read more about the Electronic Communications Privacy Act and how it affects your privacy rights here.
Our Services may include interactive forums such as message boards to strengthen communication between you and your local government. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information, and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information. If you have any concerns regarding the information on our public forums, we encourage you to email us directly at email@example.com.
Our Services may be integrated with services provided by third parties as part of the functionality of the Services. But we have no control over third parties. Thus, we make no guarantees about, and assume no responsibility for, the information or services provided by third parties.
We will comply with all data breach notification laws. For example, if you are in California, we will notify you if we discover or receive notification that your unencrypted personal information was, or is reasonably believed to have been, accessed by an unauthorized person. For more information, see California Civil Code Section 1798.82.
As we improve our Services, we may add to, change, update, or modify this Policy. Any time that we plan on making a material change to this Policy, we will notify you at least 90 days prior to making the change by sending you an email. During the 90-day period, you may provide comments to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you continue to use the Services after that 90-day period, you consent to the new Policy. We will always have the latest version of this Policy posted on our Site.