Terms and Conditions & Privacy Statement
Privacy & Disclaimer Statement
The following notice applies to this website, which is the Official Local Government Website for Medford Township. Your access to and use of this website is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms and Conditions. These Terms and Conditions apply to all visitors, users and others who access or use this website. By accessing or using the website, you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. If you disagree with any part of the Terms and Conditions, then you may not access the website.
Thank you for visiting the Township of Medford website and reviewing our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Statement. This statement addresses collection, use and security of and access to information that may be obtained through the use of the Township of Medford website. This notice covers the following topics:
Information Collected and How it is Used
Information Collected and Stored Automatically
If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the website, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store only the following information about your visit:
We use this information to help us make our site more useful to visitors – to learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology our visitors use. We do not track or record information about individuals and their visits.
If You Send Us Personal Information
If you choose to provide us with personal information — as in an e-mail to an elected official or municipal employee, or by filling out a form with your personal information and submitting it to us through our website — we use that information to respond to your message and to help us get you the information you have requested. We only share the information you give us with another government agency if your inquiry relates to that agency, or as otherwise required by law. Moreover, we do not create individual profiles with the information you provide or provide it to any private organizations. Medford Township does not collect information for commercial marketing.
Personal Information and Choice
You may choose whether to provide personal information on-line.
“Personal information” is information about a natural person that is readily identifiable to that specific individual. Personal information includes such things as an individual’s name, address, e-mail address and phone number. A domain name or Internet protocol address is not considered personal information.
We collect no personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us by sending us email, participating in a survey or completing an on-line form. You may choose not to contact us by email, participate in a survey, or provide any personal information using an online form. Your choice to not participate in these activities will not impair your ability to browse the Medford Township website and read or download any information provided on the site.
Email is not a secure medium. Personal information sent via the Internet can be intercepted. You may, therefore, wish to reconsider the advisability of sending messages that contain sensitive, personal information to this Internet address.
Medford Township does not plan on divulging information collected or information disclosed voluntarily but may be required to do so pursuant to a request under the Right to Know law, the common law Right to Know, other State or Federal law or pursuant to court order.
If you believe that your personal information is being used for a purpose other than what was intended when submitted, you may contact the Township’s Network Administrator as shown in the Contact Information Section of this statement.
We at Medford Township are especially concerned about protecting children’s privacy. We hope parents and teachers are involved in children’s Internet explorations. It is particularly important for parents to guide their children when children are asked to provide personal information online. Medford Township encourages children to communicate with their local government officials and send email messages with their feedback and suggestions. We specifically ask children to get their parents’ permission before providing any information online — at our site or any other site — and hope parents will always be involved in those decisions. Most importantly, when children do provide information through the Medford Township website, it is only used to enable us to respond to the writer, and not to create profiles of children.
Public Access to Information
New Jersey has very broad laws to ensure that government is open and that the public has a right to access appropriate records and information possessed by the municipal government. At the same time, there are exceptions to the public’s right to access public records that serve various needs including the privacy of individuals. Exceptions are provided by both state and federal laws.
By using the Medford Township official website, you acknowledge that all of the information collected at this site becomes public record that may be subject to inspection and copying by members of the public, unless a specific exemption in law exists.
The Township of Medford, the website development company, and the administrator of this website have taken several steps to safeguard the integrity of its data and prevent unauthorized access to information maintained. These measures are designed and intended to prevent corruption of data, block unknown or unauthorized access to our systems and information, and to provide reasonable protection of private information in our possession.
The Township of Medford, its agencies, officers, or employees exercise no control over the organizations, views, accuracy, availability, copyright or trademark compliance or the legality of the material contained on those servers and do not sponsor, endorse, or approve the information, content, products, materials, opinions or services contained on such external sites. The visitor proceeds to these external sites at their own risk. The Township of Medford and its web development company specifically disclaims any and all liability from damages which may result from the accessing of a third party site which is linked to the Township of Medford website, or from reliance upon any such information.
To review your personal information, request correction of your personal information, or to offer comments about the Township of Medford website, or about the information presented in this Privacy Notice, please contact:
ATTN: Township Website Administrator