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April 1, 2020

Countdown to Census Day

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Santa Cruz County Census is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Santa Cruz County Census site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Santa Cruz County Census site, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Santa Cruz County Census collects personally identifiable information, such as your email address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Santa Cruz County Census also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Santa Cruz County Census. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by Santa Cruz County Census for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Santa Cruz County Census site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Santa Cruz County Census public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Santa Cruz County Census does not read any of your private online communications.

Santa Cruz County Census encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Santa Cruz County Census so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Santa Cruz County Census is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Santa Cruz County Census and Santa Cruz County Census family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

Santa Cruz County Census collects and uses your personal information to operate the Santa Cruz County Census Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Santa Cruz County Census also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Santa Cruz County Census and its affiliates. Santa Cruz County Census may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Santa Cruz County Census does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Santa Cruz County Census may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Santa Cruz County Census may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Santa Cruz County Census, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Santa Cruz County Census does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Santa Cruz County Census keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Santa Cruz County Census, in order to determine what Santa Cruz County Census services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Santa Cruz County Census to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Santa Cruz County Census Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Santa Cruz County Census or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Santa Cruz County Census; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Santa Cruz County Census, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Santa Cruz County Census Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Santa Cruz County Census pages, or register with Santa Cruz County Census site or services, a cookie helps Santa Cruz County Census to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Santa Cruz County Census Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Santa Cruz County Census features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Santa Cruz County Census services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

Santa Cruz County Census secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Santa Cruz County Census secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

Santa Cruz County Census will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Santa Cruz County Census encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Santa Cruz County Census is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Santa Cruz County Census welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Santa Cruz County Census has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Santa Cruz County Census at countyhost@santacruzcounty.us. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.

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