This Privacy Statement informs you about the information that the Geauga County Engineer’s Office collects when you visit geaugacountyengineer.org and how that information is used.
The Geauga County Engineer’s Office will collect no personal information about you when you visit geaugacountyengineer.org, unless you choose to provide that information. Information provided will not be sold, transferred, marketed, disclosed, or otherwise shared with any outside entities except as may be mandated by authorized personnel or valid court order.
The Collection and Use of Personally Identifiable Information
The Geauga County Engineer’s Office may collect personally identifiable information from you upon request.
Personally Identifiable Information: Refers to information that lets us know who you are and may include:
- Your name,
- Mailing address(es),
- Phone Number(s),
- E-mail address(es),
- Public Postings,
- Employer, and
- Job title
There are a number of ways in which to provide the Geauga County Engineer’s Office with personally identifiable information including, but not limited to:
- E-mail containing your contact information
- Filling out a Request Form on the site
- Subscribing to newsletters
Your request may be forwarded, as e-mail, to other Geauga County agencies and employees who may be better able to assist you. The Geauga County Engineer’s Office will only share your request with another government agency if your inquiry relates to that agency, or as otherwise required by law.
The Collection and Use of Non-Personally Identifiable Information
The Geauga County Engineer’s Office may collect non-personally identifiable information from you.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information: Refers to information that does not by itself identify you as an individual and includes:
- The URL of pages you visit on geaugacountyengineer.org
- An IP address
- The type of web browser and operating system used to access the site
- The date and time you access the site
- If you linked to the site from another website, the address of that website
The Geauga County Engineer’s Office collects non-personally identifiable information by:
- Visiting the Site
- Cookies (see “Cookies” section)
The Geauga County Engineer’s Office uses this information to help make the site more useful to visitors, the number of visitors to the site, and the types of technology they use to access the site.
Public Access Information and Disclosure of Information to Third Parties
Several state and federal laws protect the privacy of the information the Geauga County Engineer’s Office collects about you. The Geauga County Engineer’s Office will not rent, sell or give away any personally identifiable information entered into the Website to third parties for marketing or mailing list purposes. However, your personally identifiable information may be shared as required: for a third party to process the request, and otherwise by law.
Third Party Processing: geaugacountyengineer.org will send personally identifiable information about you to other companies, agencies, or individuals when:
- Sending your information to provide a product or service you requested
- Sending information to companies or agencies that work on behalf of the Geauga County Engineer’s Office. Unless you are expressly told otherwise, these companies do not have any right to use the personally identifiable information the Geauga County Engineer’s Office provides to them beyond what is necessary to assist the Office.
Otherwise by Law: geaugacountyengineer.org will send personally identifiable information about you as required to do so by law, subpoena, court order, or legal process.
You are sent cookies when you visit geaugacountyengineer.org or request information. Accepting geaugacountyengineer.org cookies does not give the Geauga County Engineer’s Office access to your personally identifiable information, but does allow the Office to use the cookies to identify your computer via an IP address. Unless you voluntarily identify yourself, the Geauga County Engineer’s Office will not be able to know who you are, as a cookie only contains information you supply. A cookie cannot read unrelated data off your computer.
Security of your Personal Information
The Geauga County Engineer’s Office secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. The Geauga County Engineer’s Office secures your Personally Identifiable Information on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as credit card numbers) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
The information contained in this website was accurate and complete for the purposes for which it was collected at the time of publication. The Geauga County Engineer’s Office reserves the right to make changes and improvements at any time without notice and assumes no liability for damages incurred directly or indirectly as a result of errors, omissions, discrepancies, unauthorized modification of electronic data, errors in transmission, web browser incompatibilities, and other aspects of electronic communications that are beyond the Office’s control.
Any unauthorized attempts to upload, change, block or otherwise destroy or disrupt information on this website are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Infrastructure Protection Act.
Many forms located throughout geaugacountyengineer.org require the Adobe “Acrobat Reader” software in order to be viewed, downloaded, or filled out. The product is available for downloading for free on the Adobe website located here.
IP address: A number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web.
URL: The global address of documents and other resources on the Web, for example, the URL of this site is https://www.geaugacountyengineer.org
Cookies: A small data file transferred by a website to your computer’s hard drive.