In this policy, “MMS” refers to MMS staff, board members, cooperating attorneys, interns, volunteers, and consultants, all of whom are bound by law or contract to keep information they receive as part of their assistance to MMS confidential.
MMS does not share information without prior consent except as compelled by law. (See discussion below.)
Information Gathered by MMS’s Website
For visitors to our website, we temporarily log standard technical information, such as the numerical Internet protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using; the browser software you use and your operating system; and the Internet address of the website from which you followed a link to our site, for up to 30 days. The information is kept for 30 days primarily to assist MMS in diagnosing technical problems. After 30 days the data is removed from our live system, though it may persist for a while on our backup media.
In addition, MMS collects and retains information you submit to us. It is up to you whether to submit information to us, and how much information to provide.
We may ask for additional personal information when you provide feedback or comments, or otherwise communicate with us.
From time to time, we may ask for personal information on other portions of the site, such as asking you to sign a petition, or provide feedback on our services.
MMS’s Use of Information
We may run surveys, contests, or similar activities through this site. Such information will be used for the purposes for which it was collected.
We look at technical information to diagnose problems with our server and to administer our website.
Third-Party Service Providers
Portions of the municipalmedia.com website, i.e. advertising, are operated by a third-party service provider ("Provider"), which is currently AdJuggler. Provider may place cookies on your computer as part of the process of delivering advertising to your browser. The Provider logs standard technical information, such as the numerical Internet protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using; the browser software you use and your operating system; the date and time you access our site; and the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site.
MMS’s site provides links to a variety of third-party websites. MMS is not responsible for, and does not have any control over, the privacy practices or the content of such third parties. We encourage users to read the privacy policies of any website visited.
Disclosure of Your Information
While MMS endeavors to provide the highest level of protection for your information, we may disclose personally identifiable information about you to third parties in limited circumstance, including: (1) with your consent; or (2) when we have a good faith belief it is required by law, such as pursuant to a subpoena or other judicial or administrative order.
If we are required by law to disclose the information that you have submitted, we will attempt to provide you with notice (unless we are prohibited) that a request for your information has been made in order to give you an opportunity to object to the disclosure. We will attempt to provide this notice by email, if you have given us an email address, or by postal mail if you have entered a postal address. If you do not challenge the disclosure request, we may be legally required to turn over your information.
In addition, we will independently object to requests for access to information about users of our site that we believe to be improper.
MMS employs industry standard security measures to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control.
Although we make good faith efforts to store information collected by MMS in a secure operating environment, we cannot guarantee complete security. Information collected by MMS will be maintained for a length of time appropriate to our needs.