The Orange County Drainage District (“District”) maintains this website as a public service to provide available services and information to our constituents. The purpose of this policy is to explain how the District handles information collected from you during your visit to the District’s website.
Information Collected by the District
It is important to remember that the District does not collect Personal Identifiable Information (PII) such as name, address, e-mail address, social security number, driver’s license number, or other unique identifiers without your knowledge.
PII may be submitted using a form or clicking on a link to send an email. The District will use this information to respond to your request. The information you submit may be sent to other district employees or those employees of another political subdivision, who are better able to answer your questions. The District wants to clarify that it will not gather PII when you visit the District’s site unless you provide such information to the District.
Information collected or maintained by the District is subject to disclosure under state and federal law, and the District complies with legal obligations, such as a law, subpoena, court order, or other legal or law enforcement process. See, Tex. Gov’t Code §551.001 et seq. (“Texas Public Information Act” or the “Act”).
How the District Uses Information Collected from You
The District gathers analytical data using Google Analytics to increase the usability of the District’s website. The District collects and stores the following information.
- Date and time of visit
- Page or item visited
- Referring website
- Status as new or repeat visitor (if the browser accepts cookies)
- Geographic location (zip code, city, state, etc.)
The District uses this information to understand how different visitors use the website. When the District examines this data, it is always presented in an aggregate form. Except as outlined in the Security section at the bottom of this document, the District does not track a visitor’s usage behavior.
Links To Other Sites
The documents or pages on this website may contain hypertext links or pointers to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. These links and pointers are provided for your convenience. The District does not control or guarantee the accuracy, timeliness, or completeness of any linked information from non-District websites.
The Orange County Drainage District web servers employ industry-standard methods to monitor network traffic for site security purposes and ensure this service remains available to all users. This helps the District to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or cause damage. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on Orange County Drainage District website servers are strictly prohibited, and such attempts may be punishable by federal and state criminal statutes, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986, and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.
No Privacy Expectation Inferred
There is no expectation of privacy in the specific context of this security monitoring. However, only in the case of actual law enforcement investigations, the District will attempt to identify individual users or their usage habits.
The Orange County Drainage District uses only first-party cookies to gather analytical data. The website directly stores these first-party cookies. These cookies allow the District to collect analytics data, remember language settings, and perform other useful functions that provide a good user experience.
Use of District Seal or Logo
It is a violation of Texas criminal law to use the Orange County Drainage District’s Seal without the express written consent of the District. Accordingly, the District prohibits using the District’s Seal or any other official logo found on the District’s website to imply an official endorsement, recommendation, partnership, or other relationship with the Orange County Drainage District without the express written consent of the District.
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