The Town of Sidney is committed to protecting the privacy of any personal information you may provide when visiting our website. Part of that commitment is to explain what information may be collected and why, how it will be used and who may have access to it. Our practices have been designed to ensure compliance with the privacy provisions of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
This privacy statement applies to interactions with the Town of Sidney website. It does not apply to any other website. Following is an overview of our website practices.
When you visit the Town of Sidney website, you do so anonymously - there is no need to tell us who you are. If you direct an enquiry to a Town department, we will ask you to provide your name and mailing address or email address for the purpose of responding to your enquiry. Only those who "need to know" will have access to the personal information provided.
The Town's website does not collect or retain your email address in a database format although some Internet Service Providers may automatically include your email address with your IP (Internet Protocol) address.
Log in Practices
The Town's website logs the IP address of all site visitors. An IP address is the number automatically assigned to the computer or to the ISP (Internet Service Provider) that is requesting a website content page.
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track visitors' movements and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
Protection of Personal Information
The Town takes every precaution to protect your personal information on the Internet. We protect your account information by requiring you to enter a unique ID and PIN or Password each time you want to access your account information. Your PIN/Password should never be shared with anyone.
The Town’s website uses SSL encryption technology to protect your personal information such as credit card numbers during transmission. A security icon will appear in your browser window to indicate that you are using a secure site. Click on this icon to learn more about the security properties of this site.
In Internet Explorer look for the "closed lock" icon in the status bar at the bottom of the browser window:
In Netscape look for two security indicators, the "s" after "http" in the address line and the "closed lock" icon in the menu bar at the top:
Links to Other Websites
The Town's website contains links to other sites (eg. community links, business links). Please be aware that the Town of Sidney cannot be held responsible for the privacy practices of other sites. When you leave our site, we encourage you to read the privacy statement of each and every website that you visit before you provide any personal information. The Town’s privacy statement applies solely to information collected on the Town's website; visit this page periodically to review the contents.