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Website Privacy Policy and Disclaimers
County Internet Advisory Board (CIAC)
Department of Finance & Administration for Greene County
Greene County Government, Pennsylvania


Contact Persons: Scott Kelley, Information Technology Director (724-852-5298)
Ruth Thornberg, Greene County Webmaster (724-852-5384)


Greene County Office Building, 3rd Floor
93 East High Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370
Phone: 724-852-5210 / Fax: 724-627-5428 or 724-852-5237
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m., Monday—Friday

The Greene County website is designed to make it easier and more efficient for our county citizens and businesses to interact with their County Government. But as with all online resources, we appreciate that many visitors to our sites will be concerned about their privacy. Greene County is committed to preserving your privacy when you visit our sites. This policy addresses the collection, security and access to information that may be obtained through the use of the sites maintained by Greene County Pennsylvania; as well as legal disclaimers to protect ourselves against misunderstandings and/or slanderous claims.

County Internet Advisory Board (CIAC):
The County Internet Advisory Board (CIAC) was formed in 2003 to produce website policies, control misuse of the website, and to set guidelines for development of the website. The CIAC members are:
  • Jeffrey Marshall, Chief Clerk for Greene County Commissioners
  • Scott Kelley, Director of Information Technology (IT) for Greene County
  • Ruth Thornberg, Webmaster for Greene County website
  • JoAnne Marshall, Communications Director for Greene County Government
  • County Solicitor as needed for legal guidance and coverage
Our County website has been created as a service to the public. It is our hope that this website will be useful and beneficial by many from near and far. The site is an ongoing process of updates to keep our viewers informed with the latest information. We will post future events, news releases pertaining to the activities thoughout the county, and much more.

Website Access:
The information provided by this service resides on a computer system, a portion of which is funded by the County of Greene. Anyone using this service consents to the monitoring of their use of this service by the computer system providers, authorized Greene County employees, as well as security or law enforcement personnel. Communications made through this service's electronic mail shall, in no way be deemed to constitute a filing with or legal notice to the County of Greene or any of its agencies, departments, authorities, officers, directors, employees, agents or representatives, with respect to any existing or potential claim or cause of action against the County or any of its agencies, departments, authorities, officers, directors, employees, agents or representatives, where notice to the County is required by any federal, state or local law, rule or regulation.

Any personally identifiable information you enter in a user profile will be open and accessible to you for review and modification. If you have any questions or comments about the information presented in this Privacy Policy, you can contact any of the board members: Phone: 724-852-5399 or 5210 / Fax: 724-852-5223, by email or write to: Elizabeth Menhart, Greene County Office Building, 93 East High Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370

Information Disclaimer:
Information provided on our County website is intended to allow the public immediate access to public information. While all attempts are made to provide accurate, current and reliable information we recognize the possibility of human and/or mechanical error. Therefore, Greene County, its employees, elected officials and affiliates expressly deny any warranty of the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information published by this system and shall not be held liable for any loss caused by reliance upon the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information. Any person who relies upon such information obtained from this system does so at their own risk, so please doublecheck.

All lists within the site are presented at the discretion of the CIAC. Lists are intended to be complete but are subject to review as changes occur. If you feel that you should be a part of a list already on the site, please contact the Greene County Webmaster (see above for contact information).

Our County provides links to other governmental agencies in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Federal Government. We also provide links to websites of other organizations (i.e., Chamber of Commerce, Historical Society, etc.) to provide visitors with certain public information. A link is not an endorsement of content, viewpoint, policies, products or services of that website. These websites are not within our control and may not follow the same privacy, security or accessibility policies. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the policies of that site.

Complaints and comments about our website are a concern to us and we want to satisfy your issues in a responsible fashion and as quickly as possible. Please be patience with us as our website is a work-in-progress, aiming to satisfy our audience by communicating correct and informative content that is easily accessed.

Endorsement Disclaimer:
Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favored status by the County of Greene. The views and opinions of authors expressed on this service do not necessarily state or reflect those of the County of Greene, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes. The County of Greene is not, and shall not bear any responsibility for the contents of any off-site pages referenced.

Adobe Acrobat Reader is free software for viewing PDF documents. The availability of this product through this Web site does not constitute an endorsement by the County of Greene.

Information we Collect:
If you visit a website maintained by the County of Greene to read or download information, we collect the following information:
  1. The name of domain; for example, "xcompany.com" if you use a private internet access account, or "yourschool.edu", if you are connecting from a university domain;
  2. An IP (Internet Protocol) address; a number automatically assigned to your computer when you are using the internet;
  3. The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
  4. The Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site;
  5. The pages you visit within our County's site; and
  6. The links made to other websites through this site.
Summary Statistics:
This information is collected and analyzed to create summary statistics. These statistics are used for the purpose of determining what information is of most and least interest to all visitors and identifying system performance or problem areas. This information is not collected for commercial marketing purposes and our County does not sell information collected online for commercial marketing purposes.

If, during your visit to our County's websites, you voluntarily provide personally identifiable information, we will collect such information. Examples of personally identifiable information may include:
  • An email address if you are communicating to us through email;
  • Information you voluntarily submit for the purposes of completing or submitting an application or form online; and
  • Other information volunteered, such as survey information or content of email.
In general, please note the information collected, whether or not personally identifiable, is not limited to text characters and may include audio, video and other graphic formats you send us.

Information is retained in accordance with existing laws and other Greene County policies.

Public Disclosure:
As a general rule, our County does not disclose any personally identifiable information collected online except where you have given us permission, or where the information is public information under the Pennsylvania Right to Know Act 65 P.S. 66.1 et seq., or other applicable laws. Visitors should be aware that information collected by our County on its website may be subject to examination and inspection, if such information is a public record and not otherwise protected from disclosure.

You have a Choice:
You may decline participation in any activity that asks for information (i.e., surveys or emails). Your choice to not participate will have no effect on your ability to access information on our County’s website.

Cookies: we may customize your browsing experience with the use of "cookies" to store a randomly generated identifying tag on your computer. Cookies are simple text files stored by your Web browser and they provide a method of distinguishing among visitors to the Website.) You can refuse the cookie or delete the cookie file from your computer at any time by using any one of a number of widely available methods. Cookies created on your computer by using our Web site do not contain personally identifiable information and do not compromise your pirvacy or security.

Internet Security:
Greene County has taken steps to safeguard the submission of information by implementing security policies. Security measures have been integrated into the design, implementation and day-to-day operations of the entire operating environment as part of our continuing commitment to the security of electronic content as well as the electronic transmission of information.

County Municipal Website Hosting:
In January 2008, the Greene County Commissioners began offering Municipality Website Hosting, to encourage our townships and boroughs to compile information about their own municipality that would benefit the residents of that municipality. Perry Township was the first to take advantage of our county website hosting service, which has worked well for everyone.

Municipal Websites contained on the County WebServer must comply with the County Website Content policy with respect to content. The entire policy should be read and understood by the Municipality. Click here Web Hosting Guidelines. If your municipality is interested in using our website hosting service, please contact the county's Information Technology (IT) Office at 724-852-5298.

For general information, please contact the Information Services
at 724-852-5399 / Toll Free: 1-888-852-5399
Greene County Office Building, 93 E. High Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370

 

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