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Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Government's website and reviewing our Privacy Policy. This statement addresses collection, use and security of and access to information that may be obtained through use of our website. This notice covers the following topics:

-Information Collected and How it is Used
-Personal Information
-Public Access to Information
-Disclaimer
-Contact Information



Information Collected and How it is Used
We will collect no personal information about you when you visit our website unless you choose to give that information to us.

Automatic Collection of Information. If you do nothing during your visit to our website but browse, read pages, or download information, the following information will be automatically collected. This information does not identify you personally. We do not use cookies or any other methods to track individual user visits.

The Internet Protocol (IP) Address and domain name used.
The date and time of each visit.
The web pages and directories visited.
The information we collect automatically is used only to help us understand how our website is being used in order to improve the content and services provided.

The email address and contents of email, including attachments. The information collected is not limited to text and may include any audio, video, and graphic information you send.
Information volunteered in response to a survey.
Information volunteered through an online form for any other purpose.
We use your email information to respond appropriately. This may be to respond to you, to address issues you may identify, to further improve our website or to forward the email for appropriate action. Survey information and information from other online forms is used only for the purpose stated on the requesting web page. We will not sell, rent, or lease your personal information to third parties.

Personal Information
You may choose whether or not to provide personal information online.

“Personal information” is information about a person that is readily identifiable to that specific individual. Personal information includes such things as an individual’s name, address, and phone number. A domain name or IP address is not considered personal information.

TMACOG collects no personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us by sending us email, participating in a survey, or completing an online form.

If personal information is requested on the TMACOG website or volunteered by the user, state law and the federal Privacy Act of 1974 may protect it. However, this information is a public record once you provide it, and may be subject to public inspection and copying if not protected by federal or state law.

If you believe that your personal information is being used for a purpose other than what was intended when submitted, you may contact TMACOG, as shown in the Contact Information section of this statement.

Public Access to Information
In the state of Ohio, laws exist to ensure that government is open and that the public has a right to access appropriate records and information possessed by state government. At the same time, there are exceptions to the public’s right to access public records that serve various needs including the privacy of individuals. Exceptions are provided by both state and federal laws.

All of the information collected at this site becomes public records that may be subject to inspection and copying by members of the public, unless an exemption in law exists. RCW 42.56.070(1) states, “Each agency, in accordance with published rules, shall make available for public inspection and copying all public records, unless the record falls within the specific exemptions of subsection (6) of this section, this chapter, or other statute which exempts or prohibits disclosure of specific information or records. To the extent required to prevent an unreasonable invasion of personal privacy interests protected by this chapter, an agency shall delete identifying details in a manner consistent with this chapter when it makes available or publishes any public record; however, in each case, the justification for the deletion shall be explained fully in writing.”

In the event of a conflict between this Privacy Notice and the Public Records Act or other law governing the agency’s disclosure of records, the Public Records Act or other applicable law will control.

Disclaimer
The Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments' website has links to many other websites operated by government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private businesses. When you link to another site, you are no longer on the Regional Council website and this Privacy Notice will not apply. When you link to another website, you are subject to the privacy policy of that new site.

Contact Information
To review your personal information, or request correction of your personal information:
public.info@tmacog.org

To offer comments about the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments website:
TMACOG web

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