PLEASE REVIEW THIS IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE CITY’S WEB SITE
The City of St. Joseph is committed to protecting your online privacy and the confidentiality of personal information you may provide while interacting with us online. This policy seeks to clarify the City’s efforts and activities on the subject of privacy and related topics.
This policy may be updated periodically, without notice, so please check back from time to time in order to ensure that the information you have retrieved is the most accurate and up-to-date. Please note that there may be delays between the time information is changed and the time information is posted on the website to reflect those changes; (although we do strive to ensure that the information you review is the most up-to-date information available).
Automatic Collection of Information
No personally identifiable information is collected about visitors who simply browse this site, or who download information from it. Our web servers maintain logs of activity in order to help us manage the web site. Information stored in these logs does not identify you personally. The logs store such things as the domain name and IP address from which you accessed our web site; the type of browser and operating system you used; the date and time you accessed our site; the pages you visited; and the country or region of the world from which you accessed this site. We use this information to learn how many visitors we have, where they are coming from, which parts of our web site are of most interest to visitors, and other facts that will help us improve the web site and the services we offer.
If You Send Us Personal Information
We value your feedback. If you participate in a survey or send us an e-mail, your e-mail address and the other information you volunteered will be collected. Visitors who request services through this site may be required to furnish additional information in order for us to provide the service requested. The additional information collected will be no more specific than if the visitor were requesting the service by any other means, including by telephone or an in-person visit to a City facility. We will only share this information with other governmental agencies or organizations if such is required in order to provide you with the assistance you are requesting – in accordance, however, with the Missouri open records law, which is discussed in greater detail below.
Personally Identifiable Information Available From This Web Site
As a governmental agency, the City is governed by the Missouri open records laws. It is important for you to understand that most business you conduct with the City of St. Joseph, as well as with state and county governments, becomes a public record. Public records, as defined by state law, may be posted for electronic access through this web site (unless an exception to the open records law applies). This includes most City permits you have applied for, property you have registered with the county recorder of deeds, and requests for a City service. These same records have long been open for public inspection by anyone requesting them in person, by mail or by telephone at the appropriate government office.
Access to Personal Information
We recognize the concerns visitors may have about public records that contain information about them, including the right to correct inaccurate information. Any visitors concerned with the accuracy of information about them should contact the City of St. Joseph City Clerk’s Office at 816-271-4730.
No applications on the City’s web site specifically solicit information from minors, or seek to determine whether the visitor is a minor. Consequently, visitors should be aware that the collection of personal information requested from or volunteered by children online or by e-mail will be treated in the same manner as information given by an adult, may become a public record, and thus may be subject to public access. We ask that parents guide their children when children are asked to provide personal information online. We further ask that children obtain their parents' permission before providing any information on line.
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