Like most website operators, City of Alexandria collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. City of Alexandria’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how City of Alexandria’s visitors use its website. From time to time, City of Alexandria may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
City of Alexandria also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blog. City of Alexandria only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to City of Alexandria’s website choose to interact with City of Alexandria in ways that require City of Alexandria to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that City of Alexandria gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. In each case, City of Alexandria collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with City of Alexandria. City of Alexandria does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
City of Alexandria may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. City of Alexandria may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, City of Alexandria does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
City of Alexandria discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on City of Alexandria’s behalf or to provide services available at City of Alexandria’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using City of Alexandria’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. City of Alexandria will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, City of Alexandria discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when City of Alexandria believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of City of Alexandria, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an City of Alexandria website and have supplied your email address, City of Alexandria may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with City of Alexandria and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. City of Alexandria takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If City of Alexandria, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that City of Alexandria goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of City of Alexandria may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.