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Purpose

The purpose of this Privacy Statement is to inform our website’s visitors about the collection and use of identifiable information. What follows is not intended and should not be interpreted as a contract of any nature, either stated or implied.

Definition of Identifiable Information

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

Providing Identifiable Information

You do not have to regularly provide personal information to visit the Township of Athens website to download information. Government agencies may request identifiable information from you in order to provide specialized services, but such information is handled as it would be on an in-person visit to a government office.

Identifiable Information Availability

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

Restrictions on the disclosure of customer information

We do not rent or sell our visitor’s information to any third party organizations. We do not disclose specific information about our visitors or other identifiable data to unaffiliated third parties for their independent use, except if required to do so by law. We attempt to ensure that we collect only the minimum amount of information needed to meet the purpose for which this website was created.

Other Linked to Websites

Diverse websites may be linked to and all visitors to those websites are advised to check the privacy statements of those respective websites. Visitors are should be cautious about providing identifiable information without a clear understanding of how the information could be used. Visitors may also wish to check with privacy guidelines such as those recommended by the Online Privacy Alliance.

Use, collection, and preservation of visitor information

We do accumulate information about the Internet Protocol (IP) address, type browser used, the date and time of the visit, and the IP addresses of the locations to which the visitor linked during his or her visit to our website. This information is strictly used for statistical reporting purposes.

We only accumulate, maintain and use information where we believe it is necessary (and allowed by law) to administer our business and to provide products, services and other opportunities asked for by our visitors.

Method of data collection

We use the Google Analytics to collect data for statistical reporting purposes in order to improve our website.

We may use session-based cookies on this site to process requested services and persistent cookies to collect data that is not personally identifiable for statistical reporting purposes only.

A cookie is a small file that stores information. A cookie is considered persistent if the file is stored on your hard drive. A regular cookie that is discarded when the browser is closed is considered to be a session-based cookie.

Restrictions on the disclosure of customer information

We do not rent or sell our visitor’s information to any third party companies or organizations. We do not reveal specific information about users or other identifiable data to unaffiliated third parties for their independent use, except if required to do so by law.

Protection of information via established security procedures

We maintain security standards and procedures regarding unauthorized access to customer information to prevent unauthorized removal or alteration of data.

Freedom of Information

The Township of Athens endeavors to make its information accessible to the public. Some records however contain information that is either privileged or of a personal nature. The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act compels the municipality to review such documents prior to their disclosure. Request to access such records requires a written request.

The material on the Township of Athens website is supplied as general information only and is not meant to offer any specific legal advice to any individual or organization and should not be relied upon in that manner.

While every attempt has been made to ensure the accuracy and authenticity of the information on this website, the Township of Athens is not responsible in any way for damages arising out of the use of this web site.

The Township of Athens relies on trustworthy sources and believes the information posted on the website is accurate, and attempts to keep the information current, the Township of Athens does not warrant the correctness or completeness of the information.

The Township of Athens reserves the right to cease, alter or modify this website at any time without public notice. Links to other websites or references to other organizations, products, services or publications do not represent endorsement or approval of those entities by the Township of Athens.

The Township of Athens makes no representations whatsoever about any other website which you may visit from this one.

The Township of Athens will not be liable for damages arising from, but in no way limited to, the transmission of confidential information over the internet.

The Township of Athens reserves the right to edit, delete, modify, scrutinize, and/or change any material sent or posted to its website in whole or in part at its sole discretion.

All information located within this website is protected by the Canadian laws of copyright.

You may NOT copy, re-distribute, replicate or re-publish in any form any of the materials from this website without permission.