Information Collected and Stored Automatically
If you visit our Website, we automatically gather and store the following information about your visit so that we can track the use of our Website in order to make improvements. This information is stored and used in the aggregate only, and is not used to contact you personally:
- The IP address from which you access our Website;
The name of the domain from which you access the Internet(for example, aol.com, if you are connecting from an America Online account);
The type of browser and operating system used to access our Website;
The date and time you access our site;
The pages, files, documents and links that you visit; and
The Internet address of the website from which you linked to this Website.
In addition to information collected automatically, we may also collect cookies, which are small pieces of information sent to your browser by a website that you visit. Cookies are used to track usage patterns, traffic trends and customer behavior, as well as to record other information from the Website. When you register on the Website, cookies also allow us to save information so that you will not have to re-enter it the next time you visit. Many content adjustments and customer service improvements are made based on the data derived from cookies. Information that we collect from cookies will not be used to create profiles of users and only will be used in aggregate form.
If You Send Us Personal Information
Bloomfield Township’s Website will only collect personal information which you knowingly and voluntarily provide by, for example, sending e-mails, completing membership forms, registering for classes, events, or other programs, responding to surveys or ordering merchandise. If you provide us with personal information, we will normally respond to your inquiry, request or order. We may also contact you to provide information about Bloomfield Township activities, programs and development opportunities, products and special events that may interest you. We will never share your name or information with outside parties unless you affirmatively authorize us to do so by opting-in.
When we send you such information by e-mail, you will always have an immediate opportunity to decline further communication. Please use the contact specified in the e-mail so that we can remove you from the list that contains your name. If you are uncertain about whom to contact, you may contact us.
There may be sites within the Bloomfield Township Website where you can opt-in to receive information from non-Township entities. If you opt-in, you may receive correspondence from these organizations on programs, products or services that might interest you. If you decide to opt-out of receiving any further correspondence from a non-Township entity, please correspond directly with that business or organization to be removed from their mailing list.
Children and Privacy
Bloomfield Township is concerned about protecting children’s privacy. We do not collect personally identifiable information from children. If a visitor known to be a child (under the age of 13) sends an e-mail to Bloomfield Township, we will only use it to respond to the writer and not to create profiles or otherwise retain the information.
We monitor network traffic to ensure that our site remains available to all users and to identify unauthorized attempts to access, upload or change information or otherwise cause damage.
Unauthorized access is prohibited and punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.