A Regional Transportation Planning Agency
General Privacy and Use Policy
This is how we handle information we learn about you from your visit to our website.
The information we receive depends on what you do when you visit our site: If you visit our site to browse, or to read or download information like forms, documents, publications or maps and related data, We collect and store BASIC anonymous information: the name of the domain and host from which you access the Internet (for example, msn.com or google.com); the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using; the browser software you use and your operating system; the date and time you access our site; and the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site. This information remains anonymous because it is not and generally cannot be associated with any personally identifiable information.
See below for additional information about IP addresses.
We use this information to count the number of visitors to our site to help us make the site more useful.
At the present time we do not use small images known as web bugs -- sometimes called single-pixel GIFs, transparent GIFs, or clear GIFs -- that could allow us to track general user traffic patterns. We are unable to determine whether this technology is being used at sites linked to this site. We have not determined whether this technology is used by sites linked from this site.
At this time, we collect no personally-identifying information from visitors through the normal use of this website. If you use one of our online forms, the information you provide is up to you. If you don't provide your name or other required information, it may be impossible for us to refer, respond to, or investigate your complaint or request. When you do provide personally-identifying information, we use this information only to fulfill your immediate request. Some record may be kept of the transaction by the CCOG depending on the nature of the request.
If your computer is accessible to others or if you share a computer with someone else or you are using a computer in a public place like a library or Internet café you should close your browser window when you have finished your work so that others cannot access your personal information.
Your Personal Information
If you use this site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your personal information and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password.
If you choose to identify yourself by sending an email:
If you send us an email, you should know that email is not necessarily secure against interception. So, if your communication includes sensitive information you feel or have been advised is confidential, please contact your intended recipient by postal mail or telephone rather than email. In addition, email correspondence may be saved on the recipient's computer and backup media for an indefinite period of time. Your correspondence may also be forwarded to others in order to fulfill your request and thus may be held on their systems as well. Responses from us to your request will also persist on the sender's computer, those cc'd and most likely on your own computer after you read the message.
Email system log files are maintained on most of the computers that handle these transactions, and would contain the some or all of the Basic information noted above. The logs kept on our servers are used to enhance system performance and to isolate technical problems. They are generally purged within a year. We have no use for, or control of email related data kept on other intermediary servers and systems.
Outside Agencies, Organizations and Providers
Outside equipment that routes your requests to our site may also log information about the path taken over the internet to access us. This data is mainly technical information used to streamline traffic flow and to troubleshoot systems, and is usually located with that equipment or service provider. We have no use for, or control of that data.
We do not share any detailed collected information with any other agency. We do make available reports based on the aggregate of the routinely collected Basic data noted above for the benefit of ourselves and other departments and agencies. These are used to gauge website traffic, needs and problem areas.
Modification of Internet Website Privacy Practices
Any modifications to our privacy practices will be reflected first within this area of our website. If there is a material change in our privacy practices, we will indicate on our site that our privacy practices have changed and provide a link to the new privacy statement. If we are going to be using the information collected from users in a manner materially different from that stated at the time of collection we will send affected users written notice of the change if possible.
Here's where to contact us about your privacy concerns:
Calaveras Council of Governments
P. O. Box 280
692 Marshall, Suite A
San Andreas, CA 95249
If you experience technical problems with the operation of this website, please contact email@example.com.
An Internet Protocol address is a set of numbers that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you log on to your Internet Service Provider or through your company's local area network (LAN) or wide area network (WAN). Web servers, the powerful computers that provide web pages for viewing, automatically identify your computer by the IP address assigned to it during your session online.
Our Internet Service Provider may collect IP addresses for some purposes (for example, to build routine web traffic reports and to audit other features). We do not have access to this information.