Collection and Use of Information
Sussex County collects information from you under the following two circumstances:
- Information Collected Automatically - Some information is collected from you automatically when you view Sussex County pages and download information. This may include your Internet Protocol address assigned by your Internet Service Provider, domain name and the type of browser and operating system you used, the date and time you accessed the Sussex County site, the pages you requested and visited, and the site you linked from to reach the county. Sussex County uses this type of information to statistically measure site traffic and to improve the website. The information is not reviewed on an individual basis but is aggregated with other users for comparison purposes.
- Information Voluntarily Submitted - Additional information may be collected from you if you opt-in or voluntarily provide it in order to fulfill a request for online services. Sussex County uses the information you voluntarily provide to tailor our site to your needs and preferences and to provide the online services you are requesting. The type of information we collect will vary with the service being sought and may include your name, address, phone number, or email address. If you simply wish to view pages on Sussex County's site, you do not need to personalize the site by registering for an account.
- If you wish to access information but do not want to personalize the site, Sussex County uses session-only cookies to reserve some storage on your computer in order to take your query and pass it along to the page that will serve up the information you request. The session-only cookies are erased either during web browser operation or after your web browser is shut down.
- If you choose to register with Sussex County to personalize the site and wish to be remembered, Sussex County uses permanent cookies that remain on your computer's hard drive as small text files. These permanent cookies allow Sussex County to recognize you when you return to our site. When you register with Sussex County, we ask you to identify yourself by your name and email address. This allows Sussex County to customize the presentation of information for you based upon what you have asked for and/or voluntarily provided during previous visits. Sussex County only uses permanent cookies that store personal information with the permission of the user.
If you choose to do so, you can configure your browser to notify you when a new cookie is received. You can also prevent your browser from accepting any new cookies, view and delete existing cookies or disable cookies altogether.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
Sussex County will only send personal information about you to others when: we have your consent to share the information; or we need to share your information to provide the product or service you have requested; or we are authorized or obligated to do so by law (e.g., to respond to subpoenas, court orders, legal process, or to requests pursuant to a statute requiring or permitting disclosure such as the Freedom of Information Act.)
Sussex County may amend this policy from time to time. Sussex County will prominently display on this website any substantial change in the way we use your personal information.