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