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Disclaimer
Gem County has no input whatsoever as to the content of Internet data, with the exception in part of the Gem County's own home page. Gem County does not endorse the viewpoints or vouch for the accuracy or authenticity of electronic data or information available via the Internet. Gem County will not deny or limit access to the electronic data or information available via the Internet because of its allegedly controversial content or frivolous value. Information retrieved or utilized electronically is considered constitutionally protected until such time as otherwise determined by a court of competent jurisdiction.

Purpose
The purpose of the statement is to inform users of this site with regard to the collection and use of personally identifiable information.

Definition of Personally Identifiable Information
For the purposes of this statement "personally identifiable information" means any information relating to an identified or identifiable individual who is the subject of the information.

Personally Identifiable Information Not Routinely Collected
Citizens do not have to routinely provide personal information to visit Gem  County  Web site or to download information. Government agencies may request personally identifiable information from you in order to provide requested specialized services, but such information is handled as it would be on an in-person visit to a government office.

Personally Identifiable Information Available
From Governmental Web Sites

Access to personally identifiable information in public records at state and local levels of government in Idaho is controlled by Idaho law. .

The IP (Internet Protocol) numbers of computers (servers) used to visit Gem County's Web site are noted as part of our statistical analysis on use of our web site so we may better design services and improve access to them. However, the site does not attempt to gain personally identifiable information on individual users and associate them with IP addresses.

Use of Constituent E-mail Addresses
E-mail addresses obtained as a result of a request to the county site will not be sold or given to private companies for marketing purposes. The information collected is subject to the access and confidentiality provisions of Idaho Code and federal law. E-mail or other information requests sent to the county web site may be maintained in order to respond to the request, forward that request to the appropriate agency, communicate updates to the county page that may be of interest to citizens, or to provide the Gem County web designer with valuable customer feedback to assist in improving the site. 

Data Security and Quality
Gem County is committed to data security and the data quality of personally identifiable information that is either available from or collected by governmental web sites, and has taken reasonable precautions to protect personally identifiable information from loss, misuse or alteration. Any third parties responsible for this information are committed to the same principles, and also are required by contract to follow the same policies and guidelines as Gem County in protecting this information. Unless otherwise prohibited by state or federal law, rule or regulation, the individual is granted the ability to access and correct personally identifiable information whether or not the information inaccuracy was accidental or by created unauthorized access.

Non County Web Sites
Various Web sites may be linked through Gem County Web site. Visitors to those sites are advised to check the privacy statements of these sites and be cautious about providing personally identifiable information without a clear understanding of how the information will be used. Visitors may also wish to consult privacy guidelines such as those recommended by the Online Privacy Alliance.

 

 

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