The City of Calabasas is committed to
protecting online usersí privacy. We believe that protection of personal privacy
on the Internet is important to assure citizen confidence, increase
participation in online activities and support effective delivery of services.
The purpose of our policy is to inform you about the types of information we
gather when you visit our site, how we may use that information, whether we
disclose it to anyone, and the choices you have regarding our use of the
If you send us an electronic mail message with a
question or comment that contains personally identifying information, or fill
out an electronic form that e-mails us, or otherwise collects this information,
we will only use the personally identifiable information to respond to your
request and analyze trends. We may redirect your message to another government
agency or person who is in a better position to answer your question or respond
to your request for service, or to one of our service providers that work with
the city in providing services to the public.
We collect some information that is used for analysis
and statistical purposes that help us manage the Calabasas web site(s).
Information that we collect for statistical purposes
We automatically collect electronically generated information about your visit
to our site, such as the date, type of browser used, and technical Internet
protocol data. We collect this information about each user session from our
user logs, and refer to it in summary form for statistical purposes.
Information that you provide us when using our
interactive forms and functions
This information may include such things as name, address, telephone number,
and other personal and business data, depending on the particular service you
use. We collect only that data necessary to provide the service that you are
Control of personal information
At any time, while accessing our site(s), any user, while online, may decline
participation in any activity that asks for information (i.e. survey, e-mail
or e-commerce). Your choice not to participate will in no way affect your
ability to use other features on our site(s). In online applications that ask
for personal information, you also are provided the option of canceling and
terminating the application. However, obviously if you do not identify
yourself we will not be able to respond back to you.
We do not use "persistent" cookies to collect personal
information. We may use "persistent" cookies (which would reside on the
userís computer) to increase ease of use or to identify you as a unique
anonymous visitor to our site for statistical purposes. Such a cookie might
contain the userís ID number, thereby relieving the user of having to always
enter the number.
We do use "non-persistent" cookies in applications
(such as the online permitting application) that keep track of a userís
online session and make it possible for you to complete a form or use a
function, but this cookie disappears when you finish using an application.
Disclosure to third parties
As a governmental agency, we are governed by public records laws. Any
information that we receive through use of our site is subject to the same
provisions as information provided on paper. Otherwise, we do not share
personal identifying information with any third party without your permission.
We disclose only in aggregate form our statistical analyses or demographics of
users to third parties. This information is not reported or used in any manner
that would reveal personally identifiable information, and will not be
released to any outside parties unless we are legally required to do so in
connection with law enforcement investigations or other legal proceedings.