Our Commitment

Your privacy is important to the Center for Local Government. This notice explains our online information practices and the choices you can make that determine how your information is collected and used.


The Information We Collect


This policy governs all information collected or submitted on the Center for Local Government’s web site. In some areas of the web site, visitors can make information requests, or access other public information resources. The types of personal information the Center collects at various points in the Center web site include:


  • Personal and/or business names

  • Addresses

  • Email addresses

  • Telephone numbers

  • Specific information to describe a complaint or request information


The primary reason that we collect and maintain information is to serve you and administer your relationship with the Center.


How We Use Information


Center staff use the information you provide when completing a transaction you initiate over one or more of the Internet services on the Center for Local Government’s website. This information is only used to complete the transaction you request to be completed. The Center does not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete your service request.


The Center does not sell information about current or former users to any third parties, and it does not disclose it to third parties, unless necessary to process a transaction.


Center for Local Government’s Internet services use email addresses to answer email we receive from you. We also use your email address when you request enrollment in public newsletters and list-server-based email notices. This is an automated process and users may opt out of inclusion at any time by adjusting their profile information. All email addresses collected by the Center will remain private and will not be distributed to any other parties for any reason except as required by law.


Children's Privacy


Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For this reason, the Center will not knowingly collect or maintain information from its website from individuals under the age of 13.


The Center for Local Government encourages parents to take an active role in their children's use of the Internet and to spend time online with their children. Children may ask their parents to submit a request for information on their behalf.


In the event that a child does provide us with personal information, a parent or guardian of that child should contact the Center at the email address or phone number listed at the bottom of this statement to identify the information which needs to be removed.


What Other Information Should I Know About My Privacy?

The Center for Local Government’s website contains links to other web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another web site for which the Center has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of all such sites as their policies may be materially different from the Center’s Privacy Statement.


The Center may disclose profile information if required to do so by law, court order, as requested by other government or law enforcement authority, or in the good faith belief that disclosure is otherwise necessary or advisable when we have reason to believe that disclosing the information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing interference with our rights or properties, whether intentionally or otherwise, or when anyone else could be harmed by such activities.

Any material changes in the way the Center for Local Government uses personal information will be described in future versions of this Privacy Statement.


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