Purpose of Policy
- What personal information about visitors is collected on this site;
- How private information is held;
- How it will be used;
- Under what conditions this information may be shared or released to another party.
Sutter County policies exist to ensure that government is open
and that the public has a right to access appropriate data and information in
possession by the County government. At the same time, there are exceptions to the disclosure
of data and information provided by County policies, and State and Federal laws.
These exceptions include the privacy of individuals. Information collected at
this site becomes public record and may be subject to inspection and copying by
the public, unless an exception in law exists.
During your visit to the County's website, information that is not readily
identifiable to an individual may be automatically collected and stored.
Information That May Be Collected and How It May Be Used
Personal Information and Choice
A. Information That May Be Collected and How It May Be Used
If you do nothing during your visit to the County website but browse or
download information, we may automatically collect and store the following
information about your visit:
The Internet Protocol (IP) address and domain name used, but not the email
address. The IP address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your
Internet Service Provider or directly to your computer. We use the IP address to
direct Internet traffic to you;
- The type of browser and operating system you used and your connection speed;
- The date and time you visited this site;
- The web pages or services you accessed at this site; and
- The website you visited prior to coming to this website.
The information we collect or store is used to improve the content of our Web
services and to help us understand how people are using our services.
Additionally, the data we collect helps us route Web traffic and track down
viruses and attacks against our site. Our website logs do not identify anyone
personally, and we make no attempt to link them with the individuals that browse
the County website.
If during your visit to the County website you submit an online form or
send an email, the following additional information will be collected:
- E-mail correspondence: The e-mail address and contents of the e-mail;
- Forms: Any information you volunteered on an online form.
The information collected may not be limited to text characters and may
include audio, video, and graphic information formats you send us. The
information is retained in accordance with the County's policies. County of
Sutter may use your email to respond to your message, to assist in obtaining
information you have requested, to address issues you identify, to further
improve our website, or to forward the email to another agency for appropriate
action. Information provided on forms will be used for the specified purpose.
B. Personal Information and Choice
Personal information is any piece of information or data about an individual that is readily
identifiable to that specific individual. Examples of personal information includes personal
identifiers such as an individual's name, address, and phone number. A domain name or
IP address is not
considered personal information.
Only personal information that is voluntarily provided, through such activities as sending an
e-mail or submitting an online form, may be collected. If you choose not to
participate in these activities, your choice will in no way affect your ability
to use any other feature of the County's website.
Any personal information voluntarily provided to the County via e-mail or the online forms
on the County's website will be treated in the same manner as letters to a Board member
or a County department.
The collection of personal information requested from or volunteered by
children on-line or by email will be treated the same as information provided by
C. Public Disclosure
We strive to protect personally identifiable information by collecting only
information necessary to deliver our services. All information that may be
collected at this site becomes public record that may be subject to inspection
and copying by the public, unless an exemption in law exists. For instance, if
personal information is requested or volunteered, County rules and regulations
or the Federal Privacy Act of 1974 may protect it from disclosure.
governing the disclosure or protection of information, the governing law will
dictate the action to be taken by the County.
What Is A Cookie?
A cookie is a small data file which may include an anonymous, unique
identifier that is sent to your browser from a website's computer and may
either be used only during your session (a "session" cookie) or may be stored on
your computer's hard drive (a "persistent" cookie). Cookies can contain data
about user movement during the visit to the website. If your browser software is
set to allow cookies, a website can send its own cookie to you.
Why Are Cookies Used On Websites?
Cookies are a mechanism for maintaining continuity during a user's visit to a
website. They allow data to be maintained for users' benefit as they navigate a
site. This is referred to as "session" or "management" cookie. These cookies go
away when you terminate your visit to the website as they are maintained only in
your browser's active memory during your session.
Cookies may also be stored on your computer so that you can be recognized by
a website on subsequent visits. They are read by the website that set them
whenever you re-visit the website. They may store information about areas
of the website you have visited before and any preferences or settings that
need to be preserved for any subsequent visits to the website. As these cookies
are stored on your computer's hard drive, they are often referred
to as "persistent" cookies.
Choices About Cookies
You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or
notify you when a cookie is set. (Each browser is different, so check the "Help"
menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.)
Also, shareware and freeware cookie management tools are readily available from
various websites that allow users to selectively delete cookies or to run a
background application that will automatically accept or reject cookies based on
the user's specifications.
Cookies On This Website
The Sutter County Sheriff website does not currently utilize cookies. However,
as additional features are implemented on the website, cookies could be employed
to retain information in order to provide a pleasant visitor experience.
Safeguards have been undertaken in an effort to preserve the integrity of the
County's network and computing infrastructure. Security measures have been
and continue to be integrated into the entire operating environment as part
of the County's ongoing commitment to risk management. However, in all fairness,
the County does not guarantee the absolute
security of information it maintains.
Please refer to the County’s Security Policy
for more information.
County of Sutter includes links to websites of other government agencies,
nonprofit organizations and private businesses. When you follow a link to
will not apply
. When you link to another website, you are subject