Individuals who visit the Town of Thomaston web site are important to us. Because visitors to our web site are important, we do not capture personal information about them without their permission. We endeavor to collect only the minimum amount of information needed to meet the purposes for which the web site was created.
All information collected on the Town of Thomaston web site will be treated the same as any written communication and is subject to the confidentiality and public disclosure provisions of 1 MRSA Chapter 13.
Visitors to the Town of Thomaston web site
We may collect some or all of the following information about visitors who view or download information from our web site:
|Date||Date the visit occurred.|
|Time||Time the visit occurred.|
|Client IP||Unique Internet Protocol (IP) address of the web site visitor. The IP address recorded is normally that of the visitor's Internet service provider, e.g., aol.com if the visitor connects from an America Online account.|
|HTTP Status||Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP) error code, e.g. "404 Requested Page Not Found."|
|HTTP Request URL||Identifies the web page or file requested by the web site visitor.|
|Bytes Sent||Amount of data sent from the web server to web site visitor during that connection.|
|Bytes Received||Amount of data sent from web site visitor to the web server.|
|User Agent||Type of web browser or other client software that made request to the web server.|
|Referrer||Uniform Resource Locator (URL) that referred to the requested file.|
|Protocol Version||Version of HTTP used by the visitor's web browser software.|
The information we collect is used to improve the content of our Web services and help us understand how people are using our services. We analyze our web site logs to continually improve the value of the materials available on our site. The information in our web site logs is not personally identifiable, and we make no attempt to link it with the individuals that browse our web site.
Some of this statistical information, such as a running count of the number of visitors, may be displayed on the web site or shared with state and local governments to aid in the provision of better service to the public.
E-mail messages, sent to the Town of Thomaston address, will be treated the same as any other written communication. The message, with the sender's name and e-mail address, will be saved for a period of time and then destroyed. The message may be printed out and saved as other written communications.
In order to better serve you, the user, we may now or in the future use "cookies" to customize your browsing experience. Cookies are simple text files stored by your web browser. They provide a method of distinguishing among visitors to the Town of Thomaston web site.
Cookies do not compromise your privacy or security. We use the cookie feature only to store a randomly generated identifying tag on your computer. If you have further questions about cookies, the Computer Incident Advisory Capacity unit that monitors computer problems for the U.S. Department of Energy issued a study on March 12, 1998 of the risks of cookies to users, titled "Information Bulletin I-034: Internet Cookies."
You can refuse the cookies or delete the cookie file from your computer by using any of the widely available methods.
Neither the Town of Thomaston, nor any Department, officer, or employee of the Town of Thomaston warrants the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information published on the Town of Thomaston web site, nor endorses any products or services linked from this system, and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information. Portions of the information may be incorrect or not current. Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained from this system does so at his or her own risk.
The Privacy Statement does not apply to non- Town of Thomaston web sites linked to the Town of Thomaston web site.