Overview -- Privacy is very important to us. Our
privacy practices are held to high standards by
outside organizations. As part of the normal
operation of our services we collect and, in
some cases, disclose information about you. This
collect about you and what may happen to that
information. The privacy practices of this
statement apply to the http://www.cityofluling.net/
website and apply generally to our subsidiaries
or joint venture partners websites (collectively
the "Site"). All of our subsidiaries and joint
venture partners operate under similar privacy
As described below, some of your personally
identifiable information is disclosed to third
parties and used by us and third parties. By
accepting the Terms of Service, you expressly
consent to our use and disclosure of your
personally identifiable information. This
to the terms of the City of Luling User Agreement.
A Special Note About Children.
Children are not eligible to use our services
and we ask that minors (under the age of 18) do
not submit any personal information to us. If
you are a minor, you can use this service only
in conjunction with your parents or guardians.
Information We Collect.
Our primary goal in collecting personal
information is to provide you with a smooth,
efficient, and customized experience. This
allows us to provide services and features that
most likely meet your needs, and to customize
our service to make your experience easier.
Under some circumstances we may require some
additional financial information, such as, but
not limited to: if you are registering using an
email account at a free email service. We use
your financial information, including credit
card information to verify your name, address,
and other information.
We automatically track certain information based
upon your behavior on our site. We use this
information to do internal research on our
users' demographics, interests, and behavior to
better understand and serve you and our
community. This information may include the URL
that you just came from (whether this URL is on
our site or not), which URL you next go to
(whether this URL is on our site or not), what
browser you are using, and your IP address. This
information is collected via our ISP and
accessed through web logs.
We use data collection devices such as "cookies"
on certain pages of our site. "Cookies" are
small files placed on your hard drive that
assist us in providing customized services. We
also offer certain features that are only
available through the use of a "cookie". Cookies
can also help us provide information which is
targeted to your interests.Most cookies are
"session cookies," meaning that they are
automatically deleted from your hard drive at
the end of a session. You are always free to
decline our cookies if your browser permits,
although in that case you may not be able to use
certain features on our site.
Additionally, you may encounter "cookies" or
other similar devices on certain pages of our
site that are placed by third parties. For
example, if you view a web page created by a
user, there may be a "cookie" placed within that
by third parties.
If you send us personal correspondence, such as
emails or letters, or if other users or third
parties send us correspondence about your
activities or postings on the Site, we may
collect such information into a file specific to
Our Use of Your Information.
We use information in the file we maintain about
you, and other information we obtain from your
current and past activities on the Site, to
resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems and
enforce our Terms of Service. At times, we may
look across multiple users to identify problems
or resolve disputes, and in particular we may
examine your information to identify users using
multiple User IDs or aliases.
You agree that we may use personally
identifiable information about you to improve
our marketing and promotional efforts, to
analyze site usage, improve our content and
product offerings, and customize our site's
content, layout, and services. These uses
improve our site and better tailor it to meet
You agree that we may use your information to
contact you and deliver information to you that,
in some cases, are targeted to your interests,
such as targeted banner advertisements,
administrative notices, product offerings, and
communications relevant to your use of the Site.
By accepting the Terms of Service and Privacy
Policy, you expressly agree to receive this
information. If you do not wish to receive these
communications, we encourage you to opt out of
the receipt of certain communications on the
registration page. You may make changes to your
notification preferences at any time.
Our Disclosure of Your Information.
Due to the existing regulatory environment, we
cannot ensure that all of your private
communications and other personally identifiable
information will never be disclosed in ways not
way of example (without limiting the foregoing),
we may be forced to disclose information to the
government or third parties under certain
circumstances, third parties may unlawfully
intercept or access transmissions or private
communications, or users may abuse or misuse
your information that they collect from our
Site. Therefore, although we use industry
standard practices to protect your privacy, we
do not promise, and you should not expect, that
your personally identifiable information or
private communications will always remain
As a matter of policy, we do not sell or rent
any personally identifiable information about
you to any third party. However, the following
describes some of the ways that your personally
identifiable information may be disclosed.
Legal Requests. City of Luling cooperates with law
enforcement inquiries, as well as other third
parties to enforce laws. We can (and you
authorize us to) disclose any information about
you to law enforcement or other government
officials as we, in our sole discretion, believe
necessary or appropriate, in connection with any
activity that is illegal or may expose us or you
to legal liability.
Other Information Collectors.
Except as otherwise expressly included in this
use and disclosure of information we collect
from you. To the extent that you disclose your
information to other parties on our Site or
other sites throughout the Internet, different
rules may apply to their use or disclosure of
the information you disclose to them. To the
extent that we use third party advertisers, they
adhere to their own privacy policies. Since
City of Luling does not control the privacy policies
of third parties, you are subject to the privacy
policies of that third party. We encourage you
to ask questions before you disclose your
personal information to others.
We reserve the right to make reasonable changes