Reasonable effort is made to ensure that information contained on the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department web site has been produced and processed from sources believed to be reliable, however, no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the accuracy, adequacy, completeness, legality, reliability, or usefulness of any information herein.
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department website may contain hypertext links to external websites and pages containing information created and maintained by public and private organizations other than Monroe County Sheriff’s Department. These may include links to websites operated by other government agencies, private companies, or by nonprofit organizations. When you connect to another site, you are no longer on the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department website and this policy will not apply. When you connect to another website, you are subject to the policies of that site.
This website is designed to provide businesses, visitors, and residents access to County Sheriff Department’s departments, services, and programs. Secondarily, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department website provides businesses, residents, and visitors links to pertinent visitor-related information about the Sheriff Department, its operations, and its policies. From time-to-time, departments may wish to provide links to other sites that provide local, state, or federal government information; additional information about the community, including crime statistics, local, and state laws and local news; or other information supporting the department's mission and programs. Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, its employees, officials, officers, and agents shall not be responsible for the contents of any off-site pages referenced. Such links are provided for information only and do not constitute an endorsement of any kind.
Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, its employees, officials, officers, agents, as well as the contributors to this web site, shall not be held responsible or liable for any use of, error, omission, defect, delay in transmission or operation, computer virus, communication failure, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to, the information contained on the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department web site. Risk, injury, or harm resulting from the use of this information rests entirely with the user and is not the responsibility of Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, its employees, officials, officers, and agents.
This policy addresses: what personal information about visitors is collected on this site, how private information is held, how it will be used, and under what conditions this information may be shared or released to another party.
Monroe County Sheriff’s Department (County) policies exist to ensure that government is open and that the public has a right to access appropriate data/information possessed by County government. At the same time, there are exceptions to the disclosure of data/information provided by County policies, and State and Federal laws. These exceptions include the privacy of individuals. Information collected at this site becomes public record and may be subject to inspection and copying by the public, unless an exception in law exists.
A. Information that Monroe County Sheriff’s Department May Collect and How It May be Used
B. Personal Information and Choice
C. Public Disclosure
D. Access to and Correction of Personal Information
Information that Monroe County Sheriff’s Department May Collect and How It May be Used
- If you do nothing during your visit to the County website but browse or download information, we may automatically collect and store the following information about your visit by using various types of technology, including cookies, “clear gifs" or “web beacons”:
- The Internet Protocol (IP) address and domain name used, but not the email address. The IP address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet Service Provider or directly to your computer. We use the IP address to direct Internet traffic to you;
- The type of browser and operating system you used and your connection speed;
- The date and time you visited this site;
- device address or ID and/or device type;
- The web pages or services you accessed at this site; and
- The website you visited just prior to or just after coming to this website.
The information we collect or store is used to improve the content of our Web services and to help us understand how people are using our services. Additionally, the data we collect helps us route Web traffic and track down viruses and attacks against our site. Our website logs do not identify anyone personally, and we make no attempt to link them with the individuals that browse the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department website. We use the information to understand and analyze the usage trends and preferences of our Visitors, to improve the website, and to develop new features and functionality.
You may be given the option to access through the use of your user name and passwords for certain services provided by third parties (each, an “Integrated Service”), such as through the use of your Google or Facebook account, or otherwise have the option to authorize an Integrated Service to provide Personal or Business Data or other information to us. By authorizing us to connect with an Integrated Service, you authorize us to access and store your name, email address(es), date of birth, gender, current city, profile picture URL, and other information that the Integrated Service makes available to us, and to use and disclose it in accordance with this Policy. You should check your privacy settings on each Integrated Service to understand what information that Integrated Service makes available to us, and make changes as appropriate.
If during your visit to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department website you participate in a survey or send an email, the following additional information will be collected:
- E-mail correspondence: The e-mail address and contents of the e-mail;
- Surveys: Any information you volunteered in response to a survey.
The information collected may not be limited to text characters and will include audio, video, and graphic information formats you send us. The information is retained in accordance with the Monroe County and Monroe County Sheriff’s Department's policies. Monroe County Sheriff’s Department may use your email to respond to your message, to assist in obtaining information you have requested, to address issues you identify, to further improve our website, or to forward the email to another agency for appropriate action. Survey information will be used for the purpose designated.
Personal Information and Choice
"Personal information" is information about an individual that is readily identifiable to that specific individual. Personal information includes personal identifiers such as an individual's name, address, business address, e-mail address, and phone number.
We will not collect personal information about you unless you participate in an activity that requests information (i.e. sending an e-mail or participating in a survey). If you do not to participate in these activities, your choice will in no way affect your ability to use any other feature of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department website. We may use a Visitor’s email address or other information to contact that Visitor for administrative purposes such as customer service, to address intellectual property infringement, right of privacy violations or defamation issues.
If you provide the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department with personal information, such as sending an e-mail to the Sheriff, to any Monroe County Sheriff’s Department employee, or by filling out and submitting an online form located on the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department website, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department will treat such e-mails and submitted online forms the same way it treats letters to any County department.
The collection of personal information requested from or volunteered by children on-line or by email will be treated the same as information provided by an adult. Examples of Personal Data include name, email address, mailing address, mobile phone number, and other information.
Monroe County Sheriff’s Department strives to protect personally identifiable information by collecting only information necessary to deliver our services. All information that may be collected at this site becomes public record that may be subject to inspection and copying by the public, unless an exemption in law exists. For instance, if personal information is requested or volunteered, County rules and regulations, New York State FOIL law, or other Federal statutes may protect it from disclosure. Unless confidentiality is specifically authorized by law, no privilege or protection from disclosure is warranted or otherwise implied by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department.
Access to and Correction of Personal Information
You can submit a written request, by certified mail, to review any personal information we collect about you. You may recommend changes to your personal information you believe is in error by submitting a written request that credibly shows the error. If you believe that your personal information is being used for a purpose other than what was intended when submitted, you may contact us. In all cases, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections. Such request should be sent to: __________________.
Monroe County Sheriff’s Department has taken several steps to safeguard the integrity of its telecommunications and computing infrastructure. Security measures have been integrated into the design, implementation, and day-to-day practices of the entire operating environment as part of its continuing commitment to risk management. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, however, does not guarantee the absolute security of information it maintains.
We take measures to protect the technical information collected by our use of Google Analytics. The data collected will only be used on a “need to know” basis to resolve technical issues and administer the Site; but in this case, the data will be in non-identifiable form. We do not use any of this information to identify Visitors. You may opt out from the collection of navigation information about your visit to the Site by Google Analytics by using the Google Analytics Opt-out feature.
Any information that you voluntarily choose to include in a Public Area such as reviews, forums, or comments will be available to any Visitor who has access to that content.
We work with third party service providers who provide website, application development, hosting, maintenance, security, marketing, and other services for us. These third parties may have access to, or process, Personal Data as part of providing those services for us. We limit the information provided to these service providers to that which is reasonably necessary for them to perform their functions, and our contracts with them require them and their employees to maintain the confidentiality of such information.
Anonymous or Non-Personally Identifiable Information
We may make certain automatically-collected, aggregated, or otherwise non-personally-identifiable information available to third parties for various purposes, including compliance with various reporting obligations.
Law Enforcement, Legal Process, and Regulatory Compliance
We may disclose Personal Data or other information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with applicable laws, in response to a facially valid court order, judicial, or other government subpoena or warrant, or to otherwise cooperate with law enforcement or other governmental agencies.
We also reserve the right to disclose Personal Data or other information that we believe, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to (i) take precautions against liability, (ii) protect ourselves or others from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses or activity, (iii) investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations, (iv) protect the security or integrity of the website and any facilities or equipment used to make the website available, or (v) protect our property or other legal rights, enforce our contracts, or protect the rights, property, or safety of others.
Your New York Privacy Rights
We will not share any Personal or Business Data with third-parties for their direct marketing purposes to the extent prohibited by New York law. If our practices change, we will do so in accordance with applicable laws and will notify you in advance.
New York law requires that operators of websites and online services disclose how they respond to a Do Not Track signal. We do not currently respond to Do Not Track signal.
The Following Types of Cookies Are Used in the Site:
- Strictly necessary/essential cookies - These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services, what you have asked for cannot be provided. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor.
- Performance cookies - These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.
- Functionality cookies - These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language, or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts, and other parts of web pages that you can customize. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymized and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
Minors and Children’s Privacy
Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. Our website is not directed to children under the age of 18, and we do not knowingly collect Personal Data from children under the age of 18 without obtaining parental consent. If you are under 18 years of age, then please do not use or access the website at any time or in any manner. If we learn that Personal Data has been collected on the website from persons under 18 years of age and without verifiable parental consent, then we will take the appropriate steps to delete this information. If you are a parent or guardian and discover that your child has provided Personal Data on our website, then you may alert us at _______and request that we delete that child’s Personal Data from our systems.
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. We maintain appropriate administrative, technical, and physical safeguards to protect Personal Data against accidental or unlawful destruction, accidental loss, unauthorized alteration, unauthorized disclosure or access, misuse, and any other unlawful form of processing of the Personal Data in our possession. This includes, for example, firewalls, password protection, and other access and authentication controls. We use SSL technology to encrypt data during transmission through public internet, and we also employ application-layer security features to further anonymize Personal Data.
However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. We cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or store on the Service, and you do so at your own risk. We also cannot guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. If you believe your Personal Data has been compromised, please contact us as set forth in the “How to Contact Us” section.
If we learn of a security systems breach, we will inform you and the regulatory authorities of the occurrence of the breach in accordance with applicable law.
We only retain the Personal Data collected from a User for as long as the User’s account is active or otherwise for a limited period of time as long as we need it to fulfill the purposes for which we have initially collected it, unless otherwise required by law. We will retain and use information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements as follows:
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Although we may allow you to adjust your privacy settings to limit access to certain Personal Data, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures on the Service. Additionally, we cannot control the actions of other users with whom you may choose to share your information. Further, even after information posted on the Service is removed, caching, and archiving services may have saved that information, and other users or third parties may have copied or stored the information available on the Service. We cannot and do not guarantee that information you post on or transmit to the Service will not be viewed by unauthorized persons.
Changes and Updates to this Policy
Please revisit this page periodically to stay aware of any changes to this Policy, which we may update from time-to-time. If we modify the Policy, we will make it available through the website, and indicate the date of the latest revision, and will comply with applicable law. Your continued use of the website after the revised Policy has become effective indicates that you have read, understood, and agreed to the current version of the Policy.
In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, Title 17 of the United States Code, Section 512 (“DMCA”), Monroe County Sheriff’s Department will respond promptly to claims of copyright or trademark infringement that are reported to the agent that we have designated to receive notifications of claims infringement (its “Designated Agent”). Our Designated Agent is: Monroe County Sheriff’s Department to Email: copyrightagent@------.com.
If you are a copyright or trademark owner (or authorized to act on behalf of the copyright or trademark owner) and believe that your work’s copyright or trademark has been infringed, please report your notice of infringement to us by providing our Designated Agent with a written notification of claimed infringement that includes substantially the following:
1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
2. Identification of the copyrighted work or trademark claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works or trademarks at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
3. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact You, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which You may be contacted;
5. A statement that You have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright or trademark owner, its agent, or the law; and
6. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Monroe County Sheriff’s Department will investigate notices of copyright and trademark infringement and take appropriate actions under the DMCA. Inquiries that do not follow this procedure may not receive a response.
Governing Law and Time Limitations for Claims
The website, this Agreement, and your relationship with Monroe County Sheriff’s Department shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York, notwithstanding the choice of law provisions. You agree and consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state or federal courts located in Monroe County, New York and waive any defense of lack of personal jurisdiction or improper venue or forum non convenients to a claim brought in such court, except that Monroe County Sheriff’s Department may elect, in its sole discretion, to litigate the action in the county or state where any breach by you occurred or where you can be found. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action you bring arising out or related to your use of the website, or your relationship with Monroe County Sheriff’s Department shall be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or will forever be barred.