The County respects your privacy! The information below explains how the County gathers information on this web site and the technology the County uses to ensure that your information is private and secure.
- What information is collected?
For each visitor, the County collects the following information: the Internet Protocol (IP) address, type of browser used, the date and time of the visit, the addresses of the pages on this website to which you link during a visit to the County's website.
- Does this website place a cookie on your computer?
Our James City County website does not place a "cookie" on your computer, however, our pages on affiliate websites may place cookies on your computer per the policies of those affiliate websites Please be aware of changing privacy policies when visiting affiliate sites.
- How is the collected information used?
The County analyzes the web site activity by tracking visitor movements through the site. Each computer on the internet has an IP address. We use IP addresses to track the number of visits to the County's website and to identify the most popular pages. This helps us improve the performance and value of the materials available on this website. At some point you may wish to contact the County via email. The information that you provide in such an email message is used solely to fulfill your online request. The County does not share, sell, or trade any information collected on this web site. However, visitors should be aware that the Virginia Freedom of Information Act requires, upon proper request, that all public records be released unless such record is specifically exempted by the Act.
Personal information provided to James City County in the form of email or electronic form is used solely to respond to your request, inquiry, or transaction. James City County does not sell or rent personal information to any third party organization. James City County does not provide specific information about users or other personally identifiable data to unaffiliated third parties for their independent use, except if required to do so by the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (the “FOIA”) or other law. As set forth in section 2.2-3705.1(10) of the Code of Virginia, you may request that your electronic mail address be exempt from disclosure pursuant to a FOIA request. Should you wish for your electronic mail address to be exempt from disclosure pursuant to FOIA, please send an email to the County Webmaster with the subject title “Do not disclose my email address.”
Providing External Links
The County provides some links on this web site that lead to resources outside the County's website. The County is not responsible for the privacy practices of the sites to which we link.
When a link on the County's website directs you to a third party's site, the County encourages you to read that third-party's privacy statement to learn of that party's privacy practices.
Sending Your Questions
If you have questions regarding this privacy statement, the practices of the County's web site, or your interaction with the County's web site, please contact the webmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The purpose of James City County’s presence on social media is to present matters of public interest in James City County for its residents, businesses, and visitors. We encourage you to submit your questions, comments, and concerns, but please note this is a moderated online discussion site.
Once posted, the County reserves the right to delete the following kinds of submissions:
- Vulgar language
- Personal attacks of any kind
- Comments or content that promotes, fosters, or perpetuates discrimination on the bases of race, creed, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, genetics, status with regard to public assistance, national origin, physical or intellectual disability or sexual orientation
- include spam or links to other sites
- Are clearly off topic
- Advocate illegal activity
- Promote particular services, commercial products, or political organizations
- Infringe on copyrights or trademarks
- Personally identifiable medical information
- Information that may compromise the safety, security or proceedings of public systems or any criminal or civil investigations
Please note that the comments expressed on this site do not reflect the opinion and position of the James City County government or its officers and employees. If you have any questions concerning the operation of this online moderated discussion site, please contact the Communications Office by email.