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Privacy Policy 
The City of Montgomery’s policy is to respect and protect the privacy of its web site users, consistent with the applicable laws of the United States and the State of Alabama. 

All or part of the record of your access to the City’s web site, and electronic communications you send via the site, may become part of the public record to the extent provided by law and may be subject to public inspection and copying as provided by law, if no exception to disclosure under federal or state law applies. 

Thus, visitors should be aware that, information which is provided by users via City of Montgomery’s site, could be required to be disclosed as required by law, for example, in response to valid legal process, such as a search warrant, subpoena, or court order, or in response to a request made pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act unless an exception to disclosure applies or disclosure of information is otherwise protected to the extent provided by law. 

Policy Revisions 
The City of Montgomery may revise this policy on the web site periodically. Policy revisions will be posted. 

What Information About Users Does the City of Montgomery Retain? 

A. Automatic Information 
The following information is collected and stored automatically from all users accessing the City of Montgomery’s web site to browse or download information:

  • The Internet domain and Internet Protocol address from which you access our site;
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
  • The date and time you access our site;
  • The pages you visit; and
  • If you linked to the City of Montgomery web site from another web site, the address of that web site.

Such information is collected for possible use in connection with the creation of summary statistics and to assess what information is of interest to users, to determine technical design specifications, and to identify system performance issues. This information is not reported or released unless legally required. 

B. Information Provided by a User 
In addition, if you provide information to the City via the web site, for example, by sending an e-mail, participating in a survey, responding to a feedback or "contact us" form, etc.), the City retains such information. In addition, all e-mail messages received by the City of Montgomery web site contain the e-mail addresses of the senders. Thus, if you communicate with us via the City’s web site, the information automatically retained, as specified above, will be stored together with the content of your communications to us, if any, including your e-mail address. All such electronic communications may become part of the public record to the extent provided by law and may be subject to public inspection and copying if no legal exception applies. 

If you send us an electronic mail message with a question or comment, or fill out an online form, we may utilize whatever identifying information you provide to us in your communication in responding to your request. In addition, we may redirect your message to another government agency or person who is in a better position to answer your question. 

All or part of the record of your access to the City of Montgomery web site, and electronic communications you send via the City’s web site, may become part of the public record to the extent provided by law and may be subject to public inspection and copying as provided by law, if no exception to disclosure under federal or state law applies. 

Does the City of Montgomery web site use Cookies to Collect Information about a User? 
The City of Montgomery’s web site uses cookies. A cookie is a text file, not a program, which is sent to your computer when you access a site. Cookies do not disclose your name or e-mail address to a web site; rather, cookies can only tell a web site if you have visited before and can pass short bits of information from the web site back to itself the next time you visit. 

Disclaimer/Links to other Sites 
The City of Montgomery web site contains links to other web sites. These may include links to web sites operated by other government agencies, non-profit organizations and private businesses. When you link to another site, you are no longer on City of Montgomery’s web site and this privacy notice does not apply. When you link to another web site, you are subject to the privacy policy of that web site.

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