The City of Blue Springs, Missouri is committed to protecting your online privacy and the confidentiality of personal information you may provide while interacting with us online. This policy seeks to clarify our efforts and activities on the subject of privacy and related topics.
This policy may be updated periodically without notice, so please check back from time to time.
Automatic Collection of Information
No personally identifiable information is collected about visitors who simply browse this site or who download information from it. Our Web servers maintain logs of user activity in order to help us manage the website. Information stored in these logs does not identify you personally. The logs store such things as the domain name and IP address from which you accessed our website; the type of browser and operating system you used; the date and time you accessed our site; the pages you visited; and the country or region of the world from which you accessed this site.
We use this information to learn how many visitors we have, where they are coming from, which parts of our website are of most interest to visitors, and other facts that will help us improve the website and the services we offer. If you send us personal information we value your feedback. If you participate in a survey or send us an email, your email address and the other information you volunteered will be collected. Visitors who request services through this site may be required to furnish additional information in order to provide the service requested. The additional information collected will be no more specific than if the visitor were requesting the service by any other means, including by telephone or an in-person visit to a city facility. We may share this information with another government agency or organization if that is required to provide the help you are requesting.
Security of Your Personal Information
While no website can protect itself against all eventualities, every effort is made to protect any sensitive personal information you give us. This site uses a secure server for conducting online financial transactions. All credit card and other payment information you transmit to us will be protected by encryption technology, provided that your browser is properly configured and your computer is operating properly. The encrypted information is shared only with our bank and a credit card clearinghouse, both of which also operate secured servers. Access to these records is limited to a very small number of employees who need it in order to perform a specific job.
We will not rent, sell or give away any information identifying you individually (name, address, phone number, etc.) to third parties for marketing or mailing list purposes. We will also not disclose credit card information, except for purposes related to your credit card transaction, or with your permission, or as required by law.
Personally Identifiable Information Available From This Web Site
As a governmental agency, we are governed by Missouri open records laws. It's important for you to understand that most business you conduct with the City of Blue Springs, as well as with state and county governments, becomes a public record. Public records as defined by state law, and not made confidential elsewhere in the Missouri Code, are accessible upon request and may be posted for electronic access through this website. This includes most city permits you have applied for, property you have registered with the county recorder of deeds, and requests for a city service. These same records, as well as the information contained therein, have long been open for public inspection by anyone requesting them in person, by mail or by telephone at the appropriate government office. All information on this website is public information.
Social Media User Agreement
The following User Agreement (”Agreement”) governs the use of official City of Blue Springs social media sites and pages to include social networking pages, web blogs and file sharing sites, along with all policies applicable to the City’s Web presence.
Please read the rules contained in this Agreement carefully. You can access this Agreement any time. Your use of any aspect of the Web sites will constitute your agreement to comply with these rules. If you cannot agree with these rules, please do not use the Web sites.
The Agreement may be modified from time to time; the date of the most recent revisions will appear on this page, so check back often. Continued access of the Web site by you will constitute your acceptance of any changes or revisions to the Agreement.
Your failure to follow these rules, whether listed below or in bulletins posted at various points in the Web site, may result in suspension or termination of your access to the Web site, without notice.
COMMENTS BY OTHERS ARE NOT ENDORSED
The City of Blue Springs does not necessarily endorse, support, sanction, encourage, verify or agree with the comments, opinions, or statements posted on the Web site. Any information or material placed online, including advice and opinions, are the views and responsibility of those making the comments and do not necessarily represent the views of City of Blue Springs, or its third party service providers. By submitting a comment for posting, you agree that City of Blue Springs and its third party service providers are not responsible, and shall have no liability to you, with respect to any information or materials posted by others, including defamatory, offensive or illicit material, even material that violates this Agreement.
EDITING AND DELETIONS
The City of Blue Springs reserves the right, but undertakes no duty, to review, edit, move or delete any material submitted as a comment to the information provided for display or placed on the social media web sites in its sole discretion, without notice. Comments submitted to these sites will be reviewed and a representative sample may be posted on the Web site, or in the case of social networking sites, inappropriate comments may be deleted at the sole discretion of the City of Blue Springs. We hope to receive submissions from all viewpoints, but we ask that all participants agree to the following Terms of Participation:
- To ensure constructive questions, please post only questions directly related and relevant to the City of Blue Springs.
- Refrain from posting questions that contain threats, obscenity, material that would violate the law if published here, abusive, defamatory or sexually explicit material.
- Submissions containing the following will be deleted:
- Contains obscene or threatening language or discrimination (hate speech) based on race, sex, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability or sexual orientation.
- Promotes services or products (not including non-commercial links that are relevant to the topic)
- Includes any personal or sensitive information (phone numbers, email or postal addresses)
External Links (including Advertising Links) The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the City of Blue Springs of the linked web sites, or the information, products or services contained therein. The City of Blue Springs does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. All links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of these City of Blue Springs Web sites. We reserve the right to remove any and all advertising links posted to the City's Social Media sites that do not pertain to a City-sponsored event or function.
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 favoring by the City of Blue Springs. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the City of Blue Springs, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes. With respect to documents available from this server, neither the City of Blue Springs nor any of its employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights.
Please let us know about existing external links which you believe are inappropriate and about specific additional external links which you believe ought to be included.
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