City Utilities Richland Center is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the City Utilities website and governs data collection and usage. By using the City Utilities website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
Collection of your Personal Information
City Utilities Richland Center may collect user-provided personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. City Utilities may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by City Utilities. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by City Utilities for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the City Utilities website.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through City Utilities public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: City Utilities does not read any of your private online communications.
City Utilities Richland Center encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from City Utilities so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. City Utilities is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the City Utilities website.
Use of your Personal Information
City Utilities may collect and use your personal information to deliver the services you have requested. City Utilities Richland Center also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from City Utilities and its affiliates. City Utilities may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
City Utilities Richland Center does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. City Utilities may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, City Utilities may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to City Utilities, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
City Utilities does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
City Utilities Richland Center keeps track of the website and pages our customers visit within City Utilities, in order to determine what City Utilities services are the most popular. This data may be used to deliver customized content within City Utilities to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
City Utilities will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on City Utilities or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of City Utilities; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of City Utilities, or the public.
The City Utilities Richland Center website uses "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a webpage server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize City Utilities webpages, or register for City Utilities services, a cookie helps City Utilities to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same City Utilities Richland Center website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the City Utilities features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the City Utilities services or websites you visit.
Security of your Personal Information
City Utilities Richland Center secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. City Utilities secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Changes to this Statement
City Utilities will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. City Utilities Richland Center encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how City Utilities is protecting your information.
City Utilities Richland Center welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that City Utilities has not adhered to this Statement, please contact City Utilities at email@example.com. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.