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Privacy Policy

The Yates County government web site provides convenient access to information about Yates County government and available services.

As with all online resources, we recognize that visitors to this web site are concerned about their privacy. Yates County is committed to preserving your privacy when visiting this web site.

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

Information Collected When You Visit This Web Site

When visiting, the County automatically collects and stores the following information about your visit:

1. 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;

2. The type of browser and operating system you used;

3. The date and time you visited this site;

4. The web pages or services you accessed at this site; and

5. The URL or web site address of the web site you visited prior to coming to this web site and from which any web page on this site was linked.

This information is used to improve our web site content and to help the County understand how visitors are using this web site. 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 issues or problem areas. The information is not collected for commercial marketing purposes and the County does not sell or distribute the information collected from the site for commercial marketing purposes. The information is retained in accordance with the public record retention provisions in the Local Government Records Law.

Information Collected When You Email This Web Site

If you send an email to the County, 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. The information is retained in accordance with the public record retention provisions in the Local Government Records Law.

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 web site, or to forward your email to another agency for appropriate action. Your email address is not collected for commercial marketing purposes and the County 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. name, address, and phone number). A domain name or Internet Protocol address is not considered personal information.

Personal information is not collected through this web site unless you send an email to the County. If you do not communicate with this web site it does not affect your ability to use any other features of this web site or other County government web sites.

Currently, the County does not knowingly collect personal information from children or create profiles of children through this web site. People are cautioned that the collection of personal information provided by any individual through this site will be treated the same as information given by an adult, and may, if not protected by federal, state or local law, be subject to public access. The County 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 Web Site

Information collected through this web site, personal or otherwise, may, if not protected by federal, state or local law, may be subject to disclosure pursuant to law, such as the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL), or court order.

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


The County limits employee access to personally identifiable information from this web site 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 web site as part of our continuing commitment to the security of electronic content as well as the electronic transmission of information.

To protect consumer data during transmission of electronic commerce, the County uses the latest SSL encryption technology to securely transmit transaction data.

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 web site. For site security purposes and to ensure that this web site remains available to all users, the County employs software to monitor traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage to this web site.


This web site is designed to become your personalized access to county government, where you decide what information from this county government web site is important to you, and create your own unique county government page. This ability to customize this web site is achieved through the use of persistent cookies, which are simple text files stored by your web browser that provide a method of distinguishing among visitors to web sites. Cookies created on the device you use to access this web site 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 web site. The use of cookies is a standard practice among Internet web sites. The software and hardware you use to access this web site 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 web site provides links to federal, state and local government agencies, and web sites of other organizations. A link does not constitute an endorsement of the content, viewpoint, accuracy, opinions, policies, products, services, or accessibility of that web site. Once you link to another web site from this web site, including one maintained by the County, you are subject to the terms and conditions of that web site, including, but not limited to, its privacy policy.

Information Disclaimer

Information provided on this web site is intended to allow the public immediate access to public information. While all attempts are made to provide accurate, current, and reliable information, the County recognizes the possibility of human and/or mechanical error. Therefore, the County, its employees, officers, agents and agencies make no representations as to the accuracy, completeness, currency, or suitability of the information provided by this web site, and deny any expressed or implied warranty as to the same.

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