​​Privacy Policy for the city of Thornton Website

Thank you for visiting the city of Thornton, Colorado website. We recognize that you are concerned about your privacy on the Internet, and we are committed to preserving your privacy when visiting our website. 

This policy describes the City’s privacy practices regarding information collected from visitors to our website. It describes what data is collected and how that information is used. The City may, at its sole discretion, modify, add, or delete portions of this policy at any time without prior notification. Because this policy applies only to the City of Thornton, you should carefully examine the privacy policy of any other website that you may access, including those which you access through links on the City’s website. 

​Information collected when you visit this site

When visiting this website, the City automatically collects and stores the following information about you: 

  1. The Internet Protocol (IP) address and domain name of your Internet Service Provider (ISP). The IP address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your ISP or directly to your computer, and which is used to direct Internet traffic to you 
  2. The type of browser and operating system you used 
  3. The date and time you visited this site 
  4. The Web pages or services you accessed at this site 
  5. The URL or website address of the website you visited prior to coming to this site provided you followed a link to any webpage on this site. 

​This information is used to improve the City website’s content and to help the City understand how people are using this website. This information is collected solely for statistical analysis, to determine what information is of most and of least interest to our visitors, and to identify system performance or problem areas. The information is not collected for commercial marketing purposes and the City does not sell or distribute the information collected from the site for commercial marketing purposes.

Information collected when you fill in a form on this website

(Including when you use a form on this site to send an email.) If, during your visit to this website, you fill in a form or send an email to the City, your email address and the contents of your email will be collected. The information collected is not limited to text characters and may include audio, video, and graphic information formats you send to us.

Your email address (if provided) and the information contained in your email or in the form you submit will be used to respond to you, to address issues you identify, to further improve this website, or to forward your email or information from the form to another agency for appropriate action. Your personal information is not collected for commercial marketing purposes and the City does not sell or distribute your email address or personal information for commercial marketing purposes. 

​Personal information and choice

"Personal information" is defined as information about an individual which can be used to specifically identify one particular person. A domain name or IP address is not considered personal information. Personally identifying information is not collected through this website unless you enter such information into a form or send an email to the City through this website. If you do not provide such information it does not affect your ability to use any other features of this website or other City government websites. 

The City does not knowingly collect personally identifying information from children or create profiles of children through this website. Site visitors are cautioned that the collection of personal information provided by any individual in an email or through information filled into a form 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 City encourages parents and teachers to be involved in children’s Internet activities and guide the children whenever they are asked to provide 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 Act, the Colorado Open Records Act, or through court order. Additionally, the City may disclose personally identifying information to federal, state, or local law enforcement authorities to enforce its rights against unauthorized access or attempted unauthorized access to the City’s information. 

Access to information that has been collected about you through this website

​You may find out what information has been collected about you through this site by calling the City at 303-538-7200 and asking to be transferred to Information Technology, or by sending an email to Information Technology (mailto:webadministrator@cityofthornton.net), or by contacting the City in person at 9500 Civic Center Drive. 

Disputes

If you believe information has been collected about you through this website that is erroneous, you may call the City at 303-538-7200, or by send an email to Information Technology (mailto:webadministrator@cityofthornton.net), or by contacting the City in person at 9500 Civic Center Drive. 

Retention of information collected about you through this website

Information collected about you through this website is retained in a secure database for administrative and historical purposes only. 

​Remedies

If the City does not comply with the policies outlined in this Privacy Policy, remedies will be based on the law applicable to this human readable privacy policy on our site. We will make reasonable efforts to correct errors. 

​Security

The City limits employee access to personally identifiable information from this website to only those employees who need access to perform their official duties. 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. 

​Important Note

The information contained in this policy or on the City’s website 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 City employs software to monitor traffic and to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damages to this website. 

​Cookies

Cookies are simple text files stored on your computer by your Web browser. They provide a method of distinguishing among visitors to our website, but cannot be traced specifically to you. 

Cookies do not contain personally identifying information and do not compromise your privacy or security. Cookies store only a randomly generated identifying tag on your computer. You can refuse the cookie or delete the cookie file from your computer by using any of the widely available methods. Our services are provided in such a way that the use of cookies is not mandatory, and you still may access any and all information on this site without the use of cookies. 

​Links Disclaimer

In order to provide visitors with certain information, this website provides links to certain other government websites and the websites of some other organizations. A link does not constitute an endorsement of the content, viewpoint, accuracy, opinions, policies, products, services, or accessibility of that website. Once you follow a link to another website from this one, including one maintained by a County, State, or other government agency, you are subject to the terms and conditions of that website, including, but not limited to, its privacy policy. 

​Information Disclaimer

The 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 City recognizes the possibility of human, technical, and/or mechanical error. Therefore, the City, its employees, officers 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. 

​Contact Information

For questions about anything contained in this Privacy Policy please send an email to Information Technology (mailto:webadministrator@cityofthornton.net). 

At your preference, you may contact the City of Thornton directly by calling 303-538-7200, or in person or by mail at: 

​9500 Civic Center Drive
Thornton, Colorado 80229 ​