Website Visitor Policy/Disclaimer

Welcome to the Town of Fort Kent's web site. Individuals who visit this site are important to us. Because visitors to our 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 site was created.

PUBLIC DISCLOSURE:

All information collected on the Town of Fort Kent 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.

STATISTICAL INFORMATION:

We may collect some or all of the following information about visitors who view or download information from our web sites:

Information Definition
Date: Date the visit occurred.
Time: Time the visit occurred.
Client IP: Unique Internet Protocol (IP) address of the website visitor. The IP address recorded is normally those of the visitor's Internet service provider, e.g., aol.com if the visitor connects from an America Online account.
Server IP: Unique Internet Protocol (IP) address of the Town of Fort Kent web server accessed.
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 Website visitor.
Bytes sent: Amount of data sent from website visitor during that connection.
Bytes Received: Amount of data sent from website 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 website or shared with other cities governments to aid in the provision of better service to the public.

PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION:

"Personally identifiable information" is information about a person that is readily identifiable to that specific individual. It includes, for example, an individual's name, street address, email address, or phone number.

Personally identifiable information will not be collected unless you voluntarily send an e-mail message, fill out and send an online form, or fill out personal information and send in a survey. Your choice not to participate in these activities will not impair your ability to access certain information or obtain a service online.

Unless specifically protected under state law, any information provided may be inspected by the public or disclosed in a legal proceeding.

E-MAIL:

E-mail messages, sent to any municipal address, will be treated the same as any other written communication. They may be subject to public inspection or legal disclosure and may be saved for a period of time before they are destroyed. E-mail or other information requests sent to the municipality may be maintained in order to respond to the request, forward that request to the appropriate agency, or to provide the web designer with valuable customer feedback to assist in improving the site. E-mail addresses obtained as a result of a request to this web site will not be sold or given to private companies for marketing purposes.

ELECTRONIC FORM FILERS:

Any other information provided by a visitor at the request of the Town of Fort Kent, such as the completion and electronic filing of a form, will be considered to be voluntarily provided by the visitor and will be treated in the same manner as information provided in written form or in person during a visit to the Town of Fort Kent and its departments. Information provided may be subject to public inspection and legal disclosure and may be saved for a period of time before it is destroyed.

SURVEYS:

Surveys will be used for the purpose stated. If personally identifiable information is collected it may be subject to public inspection and legal disclosure and may be saved for a period of time before it is destroyed.

COOKIES:

Define Cookies: Cookies are small text files that a web server may ask your web browser to store, and to send back to the web server when needed. Cookies may be used to store a transaction identifier or other information a user may provide. The "help" portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies or how to disable cookies altogether. You can refuse the cookies or delete the cookie file from your computer by using any of the widely available methods.

CHANGES TO POLICY/STATEMENT:

We will post any substantive changes in this privacy policy at least 30 days prior to the change taking effect. Any information collected under this current policy will remain bound by the terms of this privacy statement. After the changes take effect, all new information collected, if any will be subject to the revised privacy statement.

CONTACT:

If you have questions about our privacy procedures, please contact donald.guimond@fortkent.org or call Donald Guimond at (207) 834-3090 or write to Donald Guimond, 416 West Main Street, Fort Kent, Maine 04743.