Statement of Privacy

Russell County, Kansas 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 Russell County, Kansas website and governs data collection and usage. By using the Russell County, Kansas website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Russell County, Kansas collects personally identifiable information, such as your email address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Russell County, Kansas 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 Russell County, Kansas. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times, and referring website addresses. This information is used by Russell County, Kansas for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Russell County, Kansas website.

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

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

Use of your Personal Information

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

Russell County, Kansas does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Russell County, Kansas 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 (email, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Russell County, Kansas 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 Russell County, Kansas, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

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

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

Russell County, Kansas websites 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 Russell County, Kansas or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Russell County, Kansas; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Russell County, Kansas, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Russell County, Kansas website 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 Russell County, Kansas pages, or register with Russell County, Kansas site or services, a cookie helps Russell County, Kansas 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 Russell County, Kansas website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Russell County, Kansas 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 Russell County, Kansas services or websites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

Russell County, Kansas secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Russell County, Kansas 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 websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

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

Contact Information

Russell County, Kansas welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Russell County, Kansas has not adhered to this Statement, please email Russell County, Kansas. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.