PRIVACY STATEMENT


The Town of Pendleton is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Town of Pendleton website and governs data collection and usage. By using the Town of Pendleton website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

The Town of Pendleton may collect personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. The Town of Pendleton may also collect 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 the Town of Pendleton. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by the Town of Pendleton for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Town of Pendleton website.

The Town of Pendleton encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from the Town of Pendleton so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. The Town of Pendleton is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Town of Pendleton website.

Use of your Personal Information

The Town of Pendleton collects and uses your personal information to operate the Town of Pendleton website and deliver the services you have requested. The Town of Pendleton may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from the Town of Pendleton. The Town of Pendleton may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

The Town of Pendleton 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 the Town of Pendleton, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

The Town of Pendleton does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

The Town of Pendleton keeps track of the websites and pages our customers visit within the Town of Pendleton, in order to determine what Town of Pendleton services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within the Town of Pendleton to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

The Town of Pendleton website 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 Town of Pendleton or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of the Town of Pendleton; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Town of Pendleton, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Town of Pendleton website use "cookies" to help you personalize your online 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 Town of Pendleton pages, or register with Town of Pendleton site or services, a cookie helps the Town of Pendleton 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 Town of Pendleton website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Town of Pendleton 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 Town of Pendleton services or website you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

The Town of Pendleton secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. The Town of Pendleton 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

The Town of Pendleton will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. The Town of Pendleton encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how the Town of Pendleton is protecting your information.

Contact Information

The Town of Pendleton welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that the Town of Pendleton has not adhered to this Statement, please contact the Town of Pendleton at webmaster@townofpendleton.org. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.


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