The Tompkins County website provides convenient access to Tompkins County information and services, and makes it easier than ever to do business with Tompkins County.
As with all online resources, we recognize that visitors to this website are concerned about their privacy. Tompkins County is committed to preserving your privacy when visiting this website.
Information collected when you visit this website
When visiting www.tompkinscountyny.gov, the County automatically collects and stores the following information about your visit:
The Internet Protocol address and domain name of your Internet service provider. The Internet Protocol address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet service provider or directly to your computer, which can be used to direct Internet traffic to you;
The type of browser and operating system you used;
The date and time you visited this site;
The web pages or services you accessed at this site; and
The URL or website address of the website you visited prior to coming to this website and from which any web page on this site was linked.
This information is used to improve our website’s content and to help the County understand how visitors are using this website. This information is collected for statistical analysis, to determine what information is of most and of least interest to our visitors, and to identify system performance issues or problem areas. The information is not collected for commercial marketing purposes and the County does not sell or distribute the information collected from the site for commercial marketing purposes. The information is retained in accordance with the public record retention provisions in the Local Government Records Law.
Information collected when you e-mail this website
If you send an e-mail to the County, sign up for e-notifiers, or reserve a shelter/lodge, your e-mail address and the contents of your e-mail/registration/reservation will be collected.
The information collected is not limited to text characters and may include audio, video, and graphic information formats you send us. The information is retained in accordance with the public record retention provisions in the Local Government Records Law.
Your e-mail address and the information contained in your e-mail will be used to respond to you, to address issues you identify, to further improve this website, or to forward your e-mail to another agency for appropriate action. Your e-mail address is not collected for commercial marketing purposes and the County does not sell or distribute your e-mail address for commercial marketing purposes.
Personal information and choice
“Personal information” is information about an individual (e.g. an individual’s name, address, and phone number). A domain name or Internet Protocol address is not considered personal information.
Personal information is not collected through this website unless you send an e-mail to the County, sign up for e-notifiers, or reserve a park shelter/lodge. If you do not communicate with this website it does not affect your ability to use any other features of this website or other County government websites.
Currently, the County does not knowingly collect personal information from children or create profiles of children through this website. People are cautioned that the collection of personal information provided by any individual through this site will be treated the same as information given by an adult, and may, if not protected by federal, state or local law, be subject to public access. The County encourages parents and teachers to be involved in children’s Internet activities and guide the children whenever children are asked to provide personal information on-line.
Disclosure of information collected through this website
Information collected through this website, personal or otherwise, may, if not protected by federal, state or local law, be subject to disclosure pursuant to law, such as the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL), or court order.
Additionally, the County may disclose personal information to federal, state or local law enforcement authorities to enforce its rights against unauthorized access or attempted unauthorized access to the County’s information.
The County limits employee access to personally identifiable information from this website to only those employees who need access to perform a specific job. Security measures have been integrated into the design, implementation, and day-to-day operations of this website as part of our continuing commitment to the security of electronic content as well as the electronic transmission of information.
To protect consumer data during transmission of electronic commerce, the County uses the latest SSL encryption technology to securely transmit transaction data.
Note:The information contained in this policy should not be construed in any way as giving business, legal, or other advice, or warranting as fail proof, the security of information provided via this website. For site security purposes and to ensure that this website remains available to all users, the County employs software to monitor traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage to this website.
Information provided on this website is intended to allow the public immediate access to public information. While all attempts are made to provide accurate, current, and reliable information, the County recognizes the possibility of human and/or mechanical error. Therefore, the County, its employees, officers, agents and agencies make no representations as to the accuracy, completeness, currency, or suitability of the information provided by this website, and deny any expressed or implied warranty as to the same.
Policy updated: May 1, 2014