Harwich Water Department is committed to respecting and protecting the personal privacy of our customers and those who visit our website. It is our policy to acquire personal information from users only by overt and voluntary means, only when it is in the interest of the user to provide it, and to utilize this information only for the purpose it was provided.
The information that follows explains the types of information our website collects, how it is used, the conditions under which it is made available to third parties and how information is maintained.
This site collects anonymous data that is not indicative of and cannot be traced to an individual without the cooperation of their Internet Service Provider. This data includes information about the user's remote IP address, referral data (which page "linked" to the present request), the browser software's user-agent string, and the number of visits each month. This information is accepted passively through cookies and the HTTP headers that are sent from the user when requesting any file from the server.
Personally identifiable data is collected only by means of form interfaces on the site, into which the user must voluntarily enter the information requested. This information is requested only when it is necessary to accomplish the overt purpose indicated by the interface containing the form that requests it.
No attempt is made to covertly or "quietly" collect personally identifiable information, nor are cookies or any other tracking technology used for the purpose of coordinating information that a user may opt to enter in various interfaces on the site.
The anonymous information collected is used to monitor the usage of this website and the interests of those who use it. Data such as the volume of traffic to the server, the number of visitors a certain section of the site receives each month, or popular search terms used to access the site are analyzed to derive general statistics about the site's reach and the audience's usage patterns.
Personally identifiable information is used only for the express purpose for which it was submitted.
Harwich Water Department does not share personally identifiable information collected from our website visitors with anyone.
Reports, statistics, and other analyses of aggregate anonymous information may be shared within the organization or provided to third parties at the sole discretion of Harwich Water Department. This information does not include any personally identifiable information.
Exception: Harwich Water Department reserves the right to use all information at its disposal and to share this information with ISPs and other third parties as necessary to investigate any incident of misuse or abuse of this website, server, or information systems.
The Harwich Water Department does not maintain customer information on our public server.
When you submit information through our website forms, your submission is sent to us via email. You should not submit any information through this interface that you would not normally provide in an email.
Providing personal information is never a prerequisite for accessing any of the content or resources on this website. Specifically, refusal to provide personal information via a web interface will never result in a user being denied access to any on-line content or resource they would be able to access were the information submitted.
This site is intended for use by persons over the age of 13. Harwich Water Department does not seek to collect information about children under the age of 13. No information should be submitted to or posted on this website by users under 13 years of age. If a child under the age of 13 submits personal information to this website, we delete the information as soon as we discover it and do not use it for any other purpose. Harwich Water Department encourages parents to take an active role in their children's use of the Internet, and to inform them of the potential dangers of providing information about themselves over the Internet.
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