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Privacy and Security Policy

The City of Marion maintains this Web site as a public service. This policy describes the City of Marion's privacy and security practices regarding information collected from visitors to the site, including what information is collected and how that information is used.

Use/Release of Information

Server Logs/Log Analysis Tools

The City of Marion uses server logs and log analysis tools to create summary statistics about Web site usage to improve site management. The statistics are used for purposes such as assessing what information is of most interest to users, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas. The City of Marion does not report or use this information in any manner that would reveal personally identifiable information, and does not release the information to any outside parties unless required to do so under applicable law.

The following information is collected for this analysis:

  • User/client hostname - Hostname (or IP address, if DNS is disabled) of the user/client requesting access.
  • HTTP header, "user-agent" - Type of browser used, the browser version, and the operating system it is running on.
  • HTTP header, "referer" - Page from which the user/client accessed the current page.
  • System date - Date and time of the user/client request.
  • Full request - Exact request the user/client made.
  • Status - Status code the server returned to the user/client.
  • Content length - Length, in bytes, of the document sent to the user/client.
  • Method - Request method used.
  • Uniform Resource Identifier (URI or URL) - Location of a resource on the server.
  • Query string of the URL - Anything after the question mark in a URL.
  • Protocol - Transport protocol and version used.

The City of Marion monitors network traffic for site security purposes and to ensure that the site remains available to all users. Unauthorized attempts to upload information, change information on this site, or otherwise cause damage are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under Kansas law. Except as may be required for authorized law enforcement investigations, no attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits. The City of Marion does not use raw data logs for any other purposes; however, it is possible that parts of raw data logs could be determined to be open records by the Office of the Attorney General. If such a determination were made subsequent to a Public Information Act request for the logs, the City of Marion would be required to disclose parts of the logs deemed open by the Office of the Attorney General.

E-Mail

The City of Marion does not sell or release the e-mail addresses of most members of the public that have been provided to communicate electronically with a government body without the affirmative consent of the affected member of the public. Personally identifiable information contained in a question or comment sent to the City of Marion in an e-mail message or submitted in an online form is only used by the City of Marion to respond to the request and to analyze trends. The City of Marion may redirect the message to another government agency or government employee who is in a better position to answer the question.

Web-Based Forms

The City of Marion uses Web-based forms for such purposes as collecting survey results and providing contact forms to specific employees or departments.

Cookies and Web Bugs

The City of Marion web site may use cookies to provide interactive pages, such as Web-based forms and surveys. The City of Marion does not use cookies for other purposes. The City of Marion web site does not use web bugs (also called web beacons or clear GIFs) to track or report visitor information.

For Additional Information

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission provides information for educating consumers and businesses about the importance of personal information privacy.

If you have questions or comments about the City of Marion's privacy and security policy, please send e-mail to admin@marionks.com or call 620-382-3703.