Thank you for visiting the Collin County website. This website is designed
to make it easier and more efficient for Collin County citizens and businesses
to interact with their local government.
While this page focuses on privacy and accessibility online, if you're looking to arrange assisstance or file a grievance regarding Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, please visit our ADA Coordination page for more details. Collin County will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.
Below are details on Collin County's privacy practices regarding information collected from visitors to this website. This policy describes what data is collected and how that information is used. Please know that we recognize that visitors to this website
are concerned about their privacy, and that Collin County is committed to preserving their privacy when visiting this website.
Collin County may, at its sole discretion, change, modify, add, or delete
other websites you access through this website.
We will collect no personal information about you when
you visit our website unless you choose to provide that information to
us. We do not give, share, sell, or transfer any personal information
to a third party.
Information Collected When You Visit this Website
When visiting the Collin County website, the following information is
collected and stored automatically about your visit:
- The type of browser used;
- The type of operating system used;
- The date and time you visited this site;
- The length of time you visited this site;
- The web pages or services you accessed at this site;
- The Referring URL;
- The search engine and search phrases used to find this site;
- The amount of data transferred;
- The IP address assigned to your ISP or your computer;
- The Location assigned to your IP address; and
- Name of the ISP assigned to your IP address.
The information gathered is used to improve this website's content and
to help the County understand how people are using this website. This
information is collected 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 (e.g. Those dealing with browser types and
The information is not collected for commercial marketing
purposes and Collin County does not sell or distribute the information
collected from the Website for commercial or marketing purposes. We use
the aggregated information from all of our visitors to measure server
performance and improve the content of our site.
Disclosure of Information Collected Through This Website
Information collected through this website, personal
or otherwise, may, if not protected by local, federal or state law, may
be subject to disclosure pursuant to law, such as the Freedom
of Information Act (FOIA), or court order.
Collin County may disclose information to local, state
or federal law enforcement authorities to enforce its rights against unauthorized
access or attempted unauthorized access to the Collin County's information.
For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available
to all users, Collin County web servers employs industry standard hardware,
software and methods to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized
attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.
We monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload
or change information or to otherwise cause damage to the site. Anyone
using this Web site expressly consents to such monitoring.
Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on Collin
County servers are strictly prohibited and may be punishable by law, including
the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information
Infrastructure Protection Act.
Collin County limits employee access to personally identifiable information
from this website to only those employees who need access to perform a
specific job. 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.
In the specific context of this security monitoring, there is no expectation
of privacy. However, only in the case of actual law enforcement investigations,
will we attempt to identify individual users or their usage habits.
NOTE: The information contained in this policy
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, Collin County employs software to monitor
traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information
or otherwise cause damage to this website.
Personal Information and Choice
"Personal information" is information about an individual (e.g.
an individual's name, address, and phone number). A domain name or Internet
Protocol address is not considered personal information.
Personal information is not collected through this website unless you
send an email containing such information to the County through this website.
If you do not communicate with this website it does not affect your ability
to use any other features of this website or other government websites.
Collin County does not knowingly collect personal information
from children or create profiles of children through this website. People
are cautioned that the collection of personal information provided by
any individual in an email will be treated the same as information given
by an adult, and if not protected by federal or State law, be subject
to public access. The County encourages parents and teachers to be involved
in children's Internet activities and guide the children whenever children
are asked to provide personal information on-line.
Information Collected When You Email this Website
If during your visit to this website you send an email to the County,
your email address and the contents of your email will be collected. The
information collected is not limited to text characters and may include
attachments you send.
Your email address, the information contained in your
email and attachments may be used to respond to you, to address the issues
you have identified, to further improve the website, or to forward your
email to another agency for appropriate action. Your email address is
not collected for commercial or marketing purposes and the Collin County
does not sell or distribute your email address for commercial or marketing
In order to provide visitors with certain information, this website provides
links to local, state and federal government agencies, and websites of
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 link to another website from
this website, you are subject to the terms and conditions of that website.
applies to this web site. When you follow a link to another site, even
to sites of state agencies, government entities, and Collin County officials,
of these sites if you have concerns about how they handle personally identifiable
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 County recognizes the possibility
of human and/or mechanical error.
Collin County, its employees, officers and agencies make no representations
as to the accuracy, completeness or suitability of the information provided
by this website, and deny any expressed or implied warranty as to the
The County reserves the right to make changes at any
time and without notice, and assumes no liability for damages incurred
directly or indirectly as a result of errors, omissions or discrepancies.
Collin County is committed to ensuring accessibility
of its website for people with disabilities. We plan for all new, updated,
and existing web content produced by our organization to conform to W3C/WAI's
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, Conformance Level 1 by
July 1, 2005. Third-party developers who provide new web content for our
site will be asked to conform to W3C/WAI's
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, Conformance Level 1 as well.
We will review this policy in the future to consider updating it to an
advanced version of W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
Again, please visit our Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) page for details on making arrangements for accommodations needed to access county buildings, services or scheduled events.
For questions regarding the Privacy & Accessibility Policy please contact: