Adopted by the Board of Selectmen, April 19th, 2011.
The Town of Middlefield's policy is to both respect and protect the privacy of the users of its website, consistent with the laws of the United States of America, and the State of Connecticut. This includes the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act, the Connecticut Personal Data Act, and the Comprehensive Ethics Reform Act 08-3.
All or part of the record of any access to the Town's Website, and any electronic communications sent via that Website will become part of the public record, to the extent provided by law, and will be subject to public inspection and copying, as provided by law, if no exception to disclosure under federal or state law applies.
Visitors should be aware that information provided by users of the Town's Website could be required by law to be disclosed in response to valid legal process, such as a search warrant, subpoena, or court order, or in response to a request made pursuant to the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act, unless an exception to disclosure applies, or disclosure of information is otherwise protected to the extent provided by law.
Use of this Website shall be reserved for Town business. There shall be no advertising, political campaigning, opinions, or photographs posted at any time.
The Town of Middlefield reserves the right of revision for this Website policy on a periodic basis. Any revisions will be posted.
The following information is automatically collected and stored from all users accessing the Town of Middlefield Website:
- The Internet Domain and Protocol addresses from which the Website was accessed
- The date and time of access
- The pages visited
- The browser type and operating system used for access
- If the Website was accessed from a link to another Website, the address of that Website
This information is not reported or released unless legally required.
If an email is sent with a question or comment, or an electronic form is filled out, any identifying information provided will be used in the response to that email. If the message is redirected to another government agency for response, the identifying information will be redirected as well.
A cookie is a small text file sent to a visitor's computer when accessing the Website. It does not contain any personal identification information and will not compromise the visitor's privacy or security.
All of the information and services, including, but not limited to text, data, photographs, maps, images, graphics, audio and video clips, trademarks, logos, and service marks, collectively known as Content are owned by the Town of Middlefield, or licensed to the Town by third parties, and are protected by copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws. The Town of Middlefield remains the sole and exclusive owner of all rights, title, and interest to all copyrighted or protected information created, posted and included on this Website. The Town of Middlefield retains all rights to the information provided herein, including, but not limited to the right of reproduction. Please email the Webmaster for permission requests.
Neither the Town of Middlefield, Connecticut, nor any agency, officer or employee of the Town warrants the accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of any information published on the Website, within the dictates of the law of the State of Connecticut. No content, viewpoint, product or service linked from this Website is endorsed by the Town. The Town of Middlefield shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of such information. Reliance on information gleaned from this Website shall be at the user's risk.