Web Site Privacy Policy

When you visit the City of Laurel web site, no personally identifying information about you is gathered, unless you choose to provide such information in an e-mail message or in the submission of a web-based form.

Browsing this Web Site:

If you visit our web site to read, print or download information, the only information the office collects about your visit is "navigational information": the name of the domain from which you accessed the website (for example, aol.com), the date and time any page on the site was accessed, and the web site address of any web site from which you linked to our site. No information identifying you personally is collected. Our office uses these site usage statistics to analyze how our web site is used and to improve its usefulness to the public. In addition, this web site does not use permanent "cookies," a technology which allows web sites to track information about visitors. We do use temporary “session cookies” to allow visitors to interact with online applications. Once you finish the application the cookie is deleted.

E-Mail:

E-mail and web-based forms sent to the City of Laurel is not encrypted, so you should not send messages containing highly sensitive information by e-mail. If you need to submit such information, contact us by telephone or U.S. mail. If you send us e-mail, we use the information you send us to respond to your inquiry, just as we do with written correspondence. E-mail correspondence to the office, like mailed correspondence, may become a public record. As a public record, your correspondence could be disclosed to other parties upon their request, in accordance with Maryland's public records law.

General Privacy Policy

It is the policy of the City of Laurel Department of Information Technology to preserve the privacy of personal records and to protect confidential or privileged information. Such information will be disclosed publicly only as required by the Public Information Act or as necessary and permissible to carry out the duties of this Department.

When this Department collects personal information - that is, information that identifies an individual with an address, identification number, telephone number, photograph, or medical information - it is the general policy of this Department, pursuant to State law, to collect that information from the person to whom the information pertains. If we collect such information from you, you generally have a right to know: the purpose for which we are collecting that information; the consequences if you refuse to provide that information; your right to inspect, amend, or correct that information; whether that information is available to the public; and whether that information is shared with other entities. Under State law, these policies do not apply to information gathered for certain specified purposes, such as the investigation of a possible violation of law.

If you have any questions about these privacy policies, please contact us at webmaster@laurel.md.us.

 


Web Site Terms of Use

The City of Laurel provides this web site as a service to our residents.  During your use of this web site, there may be opportunities presented to submit data.  By using this web site, you agree to not abuse the resources herein by submitting falsified or egregious data or attempt to use these resources in any way that they are not obviously designed to be used.  At our discretion, any actions deemed as 'abuse of this web site' (such as the submission of inappropriate, vulgar, or illegal data) may result in the removal of said data, denial of access to the web site, and/or the pursuit of legal action against the involved parties.

If you have any questions about the proper use of this web site, please contact us at webmaster@laurel.md.us.