Thank you for visiting the www.SavannahMayor.com and www.ChangeSavannah.com web site and reviewing our Privacy and Security Policy. This policy addresses collection, use and security of and access to information that may be obtained through use of this site and should be used on all city or government related in Chatham County Savannah Georgia. It is provided for informational purposes only. The information presented here is not meant to be a contract of any type; either expressed or implied, and should not be treated as such by site visitors. The information in this statement and/or the policies described here may change at any time, without prior notice to any visitor.
Information Collection and Use
Information collected browsing this site.
If you do nothing during your visit to our web site but browse, read pages, or download information, we will gather and temporarily store certain information about your visit. This information does not identify you personally. The hosting server automatically collects and stores the following information about your visit:
- The Internet Protocol Address and domain name is used, known as your IP Address. The Internet Protocol address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet service provider or directly to your computer. We use the IP Address to direct Internet traffic to you. Your address can be translated to determine the domain name of your service provider (e.g. COMCAST.com or yourschool.edu) for example.
Generally, our hosting provider only determines visitor domain names if a security issue is suspected;
The type of browser and operating system you used;
The date and time you visited this site;
The web pages or services you accessed at this site; and
The web site you visited prior to coming to this web site.
Information is collected for analytical and statistical purposes and to help my team manage the site. This website uses software programs to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes as reporting traffic hits to the website, most and least interesting pages, city state location, unique and repeat visitation and performance.
For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this website employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations and the security purposes mentioned elsewhere in this notice, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits. Raw data logs are used for no other purposes and are scheduled for regular destruction in accordance with public records retention schedules.
What we collect if you volunteer information.
If during your visit to our web site you participate in a survey, send an e-mail, participate in a hosted mailing list or web-based discussion, or perform some other transaction online, the following additional information will be collected:
- The email address and contents of the email, for those who communicate with us via e-mail or who participate in a hosted mailing list or web-based discussion.
- Information volunteered in response to a survey.
- Information volunteered through an online form for any other purpose.
- Information volunteered by participating in an online transaction with this website.
The information collected is not limited to text characters and may include audio, video, and graphic information formats you send us.
We use your email address to respond to you. It is this website’s policy not use your email address to send you unsolicited email unless you specifically elect to receive it. Online discussion lists or "threads" are maintained and controlled in accordance with the Electronic Conferencing and List Services Policy. Survey information is used for the purpose identified by the survey. Information from other online forms is used only for conducting business related to the online form.
Information provided for a transaction is used only for the purpose of completing and recording the transaction. Information requested will be no more specific than if a visitor were engaging in the transaction by other means, including by telephone or in-person. This website does not sell, rent or otherwise distribute visitor's information, including electronic mail addresses, to any outside company or organization, unless legally required to do so. This applies to information that may be collected on this website and on that of any third party with whom we contract to provide Internet related services.
Messages sent from certain mobile devices contain unique identifiers about the physical location of such devices. Mobile devices also typically transmit caller ID data when used to transmit a telephone call or text message.
Depending on the device and its settings, this information includes but is not limited to geolocation data, unique device identifiers, wireless provider, date and time of transaction, browser type, browser language and other transactional information.
Privacy of information: We commit that any information we gather from a mobile device will not be provided, sold, licensed, rented, assigned or disclosed to Third Parties, except as required by law. Further, we will not use the data we collect for any other purpose nor use your phone number to initiate a call or SMS text message to you without your express prior consent. Your wireless carrier and other service providers also collect data about your SMS Service usage, and their practices are governed by their own privacy policies.
We will store all communications and associated data for a period of time consistent with the State of Georgia’s record retention requirements. After that time we will delete these records.