Privacy Policy

Summit911.org recognizes privacy and security as being concerns for most individuals accessing the Internet, including our customers. This statement describes how Summit911.org collects, uses and safeguards information you provide when using our web sites; in accordance with the relevant legislation for the countries in which such data is being processed. By using our web sites, you consent to the collection and use of your information by Summit911.org as set forth in the policy currently in effect. Any changes to this statement will be posted on our web sites, so please check back periodically to ensure you have the most current statement.

What personal information is collected?

When a visitor visits our site, Summit911.org may collect personal information about you, including name, title, company, address, email address, phone numbers and, in rare instances, other categories of personal information, such as drivers license numbers, social security numbers (or equivalent national identification numbers) and date of birth.

In addition to registration, we may ask you for and collect personal information at other times, including when you participate in a promotion or marketing campaign sponsored by Summit911.org or one of its business partners; when you want to find out about service offered in your area; when you complete surveys or other questionnaires; when you participate in a user forum or blog hosted by Summit911.org or one of its business partners; when you send an email to Summit911.org; when you express interest in employment with Summit County Communications Center; or when you engage in other activities on the sites.

In addition, our web server logs collect the domain names of visitors to our web sites. This information is aggregated to measure number of visits, average time spent on a Summit911.org web site, pages viewed and web site usage information. We use this information to measure the use of our sites and to improve the content of our sites. Aggregated information is not used in such a form that would enable direct connection of any personal information to our visitors.

Who is collecting the information?

When you are on a Summit911.org site and are asked for personal information, you are sharing that information with Summit County Communications Center, its subsidiaries and related departments. Summit County Communications may also contract with third party companies to perform services for Summit County Communications on its web site that require these companies to collect personal information (e.g. hosting a web site sweepstakes, promotion or survey, or selling software downloads).

In addition, Summit County Communication's web sites may allow third party vendors to provide products and services directly to Summit County Communication's users. Such relationships are designated with a "Provided By" or "Powered By" company legend or logo, or other similarly worded designation. If you desire to purchase a product or service from such third party, your personal information will be collected by the third-party company, and shared with Summit County Communications. You may review the privacy practices of the third party either by clicking the link on the bottom of the page, or by clicking on the "Provided by Company" logo, which will take you to their web site. If you are concerned about the privacy policy of a certain developer or software company, you may contact them directly or visit their individual web sites.

The Summit County Communications web site may also contain various links to third-party web sites. These sites may provide additional information, goods, services and/or promotions. These sites are owned and operated independently of Summit County Communications, and have their own separate privacy and data collection practices. Any information you provide to these web sites will be governed under the terms of their privacy policy, if any. Summit County Communications has no responsibility or liability whatsoever for the independent actions or policies of these independent sites, and is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such sites.

What about cookies?

When you enter our site, our server may attach a small text file to your hard drive - a cookie. Your unique cookie tells us that it is you whenever you re-enter our site, so we can recall where you have previously been on our site, and what, if anything, you have in your shopping cart. Cookies help us deliver a better web site experience to our users.

We may also use cookies to measure traffic patterns, and which areas of the Summit911.org site you have visited, and your visiting patterns. This information collected by using a cookie is sometimes called "clickstream." We use this information to understand how our users navigate our site, and to determine common traffic patterns, including what site the user came from. We use this information to make site navigation and product recommendations, and to help redesign our site in order to make your experience on our site more efficient and enjoyable.

We may also use this information to better personalize the content, banner ads, and promotions that you and other users will see. This helps Summit911.org deliver you the content you want when you want it, in order for you to make better purchasing decisions. Summit911.org uses a third party to track user clickstreams.

You have choices with respect to cookies. By modifying your Internet browser preferences, you have the ability to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. Please note that, if you choose to reject all cookies you will be unable to use those services or engage in activities that require the placement of cookies.

How is my personal information used?

Summit911.org's primary goal in collecting personal information is to enable us to contact you if a problem arises when using secure interfaces on our site. This information may also be used to provide you with a customized experience on our site, which includes interactive communications, and other services. The Summit911.org site may also contain optional surveys and questionnaires asking for information, as well as several opportunities for visitors to ask questions. We use the information you provide to help us design and build our web sites and services. Taking part in any of these segments is always optional and voluntary.

We also use the information we collect to help target valuable marketing and advertising offers. This kind of advertising may be done with banner ads as well as promotional emails sent by Summit911.org, or by third parties under contract with Summit County Communications. Summit911.org may also match user information with third party data to help us better understand our customers.

Summit911.org also conducts research on our users' demographics, interests, and behavior based on the information provided to us when using our site, during a promotion, from surveys and from our server log files. We do this to better understand and serve our users. This research is compiled and analyzed on an aggregated basis so as to prevent identification of personal information relating to any one individual. Summit911.org may share this aggregated data with our business partners.

Finally, we may also ask for your personal information when you express an interest in employment opportunities at Summit County Communications Center.

With whom does Summit911.org share my personal information?

Except as outlined in this policy or on our web sites, Summit911.org does not provide your personal information to third parties without your consent. Please note that, in special cases, we may need to share information without acquiring consent, such as when we believe in good faith that the law requires it, or to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our sites' Terms of Use or may be violating Summit911.org's or other's rights or causing injury to or interference with Summit911.org's or other's property.

In addition, Summit911.org shares the information you provide with Summit911.org subsidiaries and related companies.

Summit911.org may share your personal information with third-party business partners so that they may provide services to Summit911 that are consistent with the terms of this Privacy Policy, and this web site (e.g. database management, sending targeted emails and conducting promotions on behalf of Summit911.org). Summit911.org takes great pride in utilizing only reputable business partners. Summit911.org may also, on occasion, provide personal information to third-party businesses as part of a specific service, or promotion.

What about information security?

When you personal information, we employ certain technical and organization security measures, such as encryption where appropriate. Encryption scrambles the data you provide so this information can only be viewed by Summit911.org. Summit911.org currently uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology, where appropriate, for Internet-based transactions.

However, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we have taken appropriate steps to protect your personal information, Summit911.org cannot ensure or otherwise warrant the security of any information you provide to us or from our Web site, and therefore you use our site at your own risk.

As a local agency to Summit County, Summit911.org has sites and users that extend beyond its residing physical location. The personal information you provide may be transmitted, used, stored and otherwise processed outside of the town/city where you submitted that information, including jurisdictions that may not have data privacy laws that provide equivalent protection to such laws in your home geographical location. Whenever Summit911.org handles personal information, regardless of where this occurs, we take appropriate steps to ensure that your information is treated securely and in accordance with the relevant Terms of Use, this Privacy Statement and all applicable laws and regulations.

This Privacy Statement is subject to change without notice.
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