Privacy Policy

LAST REVISED: 12/31/2009

Thank you for visiting the skaneateles town government website. Like all online resources, we recognize that visitors to this website are concerned about their privacy. The town of Skaneateles is committed to preserving your privacy when visiting this website.

This policy describes the town's privacy practices regarding information collected from visitors to this website. This policy describes what data is collected and how that information is used. The town may, at its sole discretion, change modify, add, or delete portions of this policy. Because this privacy policy only applies to this website, you should examine the privacy policy of any website, including other town websites, you access through this website.

INFORMATION COLLECTED WHEN YOU VISIT THIS WEBSITE When visiting this website the town automatically collects and stores the following information about your visit:

  • The Internet Protocol address and domain name of your Internet service provider. The Internet Protocol address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet service provider or directly to your computer, which can be used to direct internet traffic to you;
  • The type of browser and operating system you used;
  • The date and time you visited this site;
  • The web pages or services you accessed at this site; and The URL or web site address of the website you visited prior to coming to this website and from which any web page on this site was linked.

This information is used to improve this website's content and to help the town understand how people are using this website. This information is collected for statistical analysis, to determine what information is of most and of least interest to our visitors, and to identify system performance or problem areas. The information is not collected for commercial marketing purposes and the town does not sell or distribute the information collected from the website for commercial marketing purposes.

INFORMATION COLLECTED WHEN YOU EMAIL THIS WEBSITE If during your visit to this website you send an email to the town, your email address and the contents of your email will be collected.

The information collected is not limited to text characters and may include audio, video, and graphic information formats you send us.

Your email address and the information contained in your email will be used to respond to you, to address issues you identify, to further improve this website, or to forward your email to another agency for appropriate action. Your email address is not collected for commercial marketing purposes and the town does not sell or distribute your email address for commercial marketing purposes.

PERSONAL INFORMATION AND CHOICE "Personal information" is information about an individual (e.g. an individual's name, address, and phone number). A domain name or Internet Protocol address is not considered personal information.

Personal information is not collected through this website unless you send an email to the town through this website. If you do not communicate with this website it does not affect your ability to use any other features of this website.

The town does not knowingly collect personal information from children through this website. People are cautioned that the collection of personal information provided by any individual in an email will be treated the same as information given by an adult, and may, if not protected by federal or state law, be subject to public access. The town encourages parents and teachers to be involved in children's Internet activities and guide the children whenever children are asked to provide personal information on-line.

DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION COLLECTED THROUGH THIS WEBSITE Information collected through this website, personal or otherwise, may, if not protected by federal or state law, be subject to disclosure pursuant to law, such as the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL), or court order.

Additionally, the town may disclose personal information to federal, state, county, town or village law enforcement authorities to enforce its rights against unauthorized access or attempted unauthorized access to the town's information.

SECURITY The town limits employee access to personally identifiable information from this website to only those employees who need access to perform a specific job. Security measures have been integrated into the design, implementation, and day-to-day operations of this website as part of our continuing commitment to the security of electronic content as well as the electronic transmission of information.

NOTE: The information contained in this policy should not be construed in any way as giving business, legal, or other advice, or warranting as fail proof, the security of information provided via this website. For site security purposes and to ensure that this website remains available to all users, the town employs software to monitor traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage to this website.

COOKIES Cookies created when you use this website do not contain personally identifiable information and do not compromise your privacy or security. We use the cookie feature to store a randomly generated identifying tag on the device you use to access this website. The use of cookies is a standard practice among Internet websites. The software and hardware you use to access this website allows you to refuse the cookie or delete the cookie file at any time.

LINKS DISCLAIMER In order to provide visitors with certain information, this website provides links to state, county and federal government agencies, and websites of other organizations. A link does not constitute an endorsement of the content, viewpoint, accuracy, opinions, policies, products, services, or accessibility of that website. Once you link to another website from this website, including one maintained by the town, you are subject to the terms and conditions of that website, including, but not limited to, its privacy policy.

INFORMATION DISCLAIMER This Web Site is provided as a public service by the Town of Skaneateles (the "Town"). Information provided on this Web Site is intended to allow the public access to public information. While we have attempted to provide accurate, current, and reliable information, the Town recognizes the possibility of human and/or mechanical error. Therefore, the Town, its employees, officers and agencies make no claims, guarantees or representations as to the accuracy, completeness, timeliness or suitability of the information provided by this Web Site. The Town hereby denies any expressed or implied warranty as to the same. Documents as displayed on this Web Site, including forms, applications, licensing information, regulations, law and administrative rules could contain inaccuracies, typographical errors or may not be up to date. Many documents are subject to change and these changes may not be incorporated in materials displayed on this Web Site on a timely basis. In no event shall the Town be liable for any errors or omissions and we encourage you to report them to the Town Clerk using our contact form.

CONTACT INFORMATION

For questions regarding the privacy policy write to: 
Privacy
Town of Skaneateles
24 Jordan Street
Skaneateles, NY 13152