Thank you for visiting the Official Site of the Town of Windham, Maine. This computer system, the Town of Windham, Maine's website, (also known as http://www.windhamweb.com/ and http://www.windhamweb.com/), is provided as a service to the citizens of Windham, Maine and to the general public. By accessing or using the Site, or information, materials and data contained within the Site, the user hereby agrees to accept the following terms and conditions contained below.
Linking to the Town of Windham Website
The Town of Windham, Maine provides links to the following types of organizations:
- Links to Other Governmental Units and Educational Institutions -- The Town of Windham provides links to other federal, state, and local governmental units that provide additional services and information that users of the Town of Windham's Official Site may find of interest. Links are also provided to educational institutions that include Grades K through 12, school districts, intermediate school districts, community colleges, and universities.
- Links to Private Organizations and Commercial Sites -- The Town of Windham, Maine does not provide links to private organizations or commercial sites unless the sites offer services or educational information that compliments the information or services offered by the Town of Windham, Maine. The Town of Windham, Maine will not link to any site that contains any nudity, profane or obscene language. The determination of whether to establish a link to a private organization's website is made by the Town of Windham, Maine's Communications Coordinator on a case-by-case basis.
- Links to Non-Profit Organizations -- The Town of Windham, Maine provides links to non-profit organizations that users of the Town of Windham, Maine's Site may find of interest. The determination of whether to establish a link to a private organization's website is made by the Town of Windham, Maine's Communications Coordinator on a case-by-case basis.
The Town of Windham, Maine encourages and permits links to content of the Town of Windham, Maine's Official Site. Under no circumstance should the linking (1) suggest that the Town of Windham, Maine promotes or endorses any third party's causes, ideas, websites, products or services; (2) use the Town of Windham, Maine's Site content for inappropriate and/or commercial purposes; (3) contain any hyperlink to any other sites without the prior written consent of such site(s); or (4) violate any patent or copyright rights of any third parties.
In addition, links to the Town of Windham, Maine Site should be executed in such a way so that the linked page does not appear within a frame that prevents bookmarking the linked page or prevents the acknowledgment of the Town of Windham, Maine as the owner of the content. The Town of Windham, Maine's Communications Coordinator reserves the right to withdraw permission for any link at anytime with or without prior written notice.
All information collected on the Town of Windham's website will be treated the same as any written communication and is subject to the confidentiality and public disclosure provisions of 1 MRSA Chapter 13.
You do not have to give us personal information to visit our website, download our publications, or use our e-mail communications, or any other feature. We collect no personal information about you when you visit our website unless you you choose to provide this information to us or unless required by a specific department in order to transact business. We will use the information that you voluntarily provide to us to notify you of Town of Windham happenings through our Windham E-Households newsletter.
We also use statistical analyses of user activities in order to measure user interest in the information we provide and how we provide it. However, we do collect and store some non-personal information as stated below.
E-mail messages, sent to the Town of Windham's Website, will be treated the same as any other written communication. They may be subject to public inspection or legal disclosure and may be saved for a period of time before they are destroyed. E-mail or other information requests sent to the municipal website may be maintained in order to respond to the request, forward that request to the appropriate department, or to provide the web designer with valuable customer feedback to assist in improving the site. E-mail addresses obtained as a result of a request to the municipal site will not be sold or given to private companies for marketing purposes.
Electronic Form Filers
Any other information provided by a visitor at the request of the Town of Windham, such as the completion and electronic filing of a form, will be considered to be voluntarily provided by the visitor and will be treated in the same manner as information provided in written form or in person during a visit to the Town department. Information provided may be subject to public inspection and legal disclosure and may be saved for a period of time before it is destroyed.
Surveys will be used for the purpose stated. If personally identifiable information is collected it may be subject to public inspection and legal disclosure and may be saved for a period of time before it is destroyed. The personal information collected will not be sold or given to private companies for marketing purposes.
Email and Cell Phone Text Subscribers
The the Town of Windham collects, retains and utilizes the email address of Website visitors only when they volunteer to subscribe to our E-Households newsletter or our Cell Households alert system.. Records containing personal information about Email and Cell Phone Text Subscribers are confidential and may only be released with the express written permission of the subscriber pursuant to the provisions of 1 MRSA Chapter 14.
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What We Collect and Store Automatically
If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the website, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store only the following information about your visit:
Name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example, xcompany.com, if you use a private Internet access account, or yourschool.edu if you connect from an educational institution's domain);
- The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
- The date and time you access our site;
- The page from which you came and the pages that you access; and
- Your system's IP (Internet Protocol) address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web).
We use the information we collect in aggregate to count the number of, and types of, visitors to the different pages on our Site and to help us make our Site more useful to visitors like you.
Disclaimer Regarding Accuracy of Information
Visitors to, and users of, the official website of the Town of Windham, Maine, are advised that information contained within the pages of the Site is believed to be accurate. However, errors can occur even with computer-generated information. The Town of Windham, Maine makes no representation regarding the completeness, accuracy, or timeliness of such information and the data or that such information and data will be error-free. In the event that the information on the Town of Windham's official printed documents differ from the information contained on this website, the information on the Town of Windham's official printed documents will control and take precedence. Please be aware that in the event of an error or omission occurs, the Town of Windham, Maine will use all of its resources to recover fees and taxes due to it. Visitors are encouraged to review the official version of all documents upon which they plan to rely. Any special notices related to how accurate or how current specific elements of data presented in our Site will be defined on those specific pages.
Although we try to ensure broken links do not exist; links to other Internet sites may have changed. If you encounter broken links, please report it to the website administrator, it will be assessed and corrected!
For security purposes and to help ensure this service remains available to you, we use special software programs for monitoring network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise to cause damage to this government computer system or Site. These programs collect no information that would directly identify individuals, but they do collect information that could help us identify someone attempting to tamper with this website.
If you use this system or Site, you should understand that all activities may be monitored and recorded. Anyone using this system or Site expressly consents to such monitoring.
WARNING - If such monitoring reveals possible evidence or information of criminal or suspicious activity, monitoring records may be provided to law enforcement officials without any prior oral or written notice to you.
Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, we make no other attempts to identify individual users or their usage habits. We only use raw monitoring data for logs for determining trends in usage patterns and in diagnosing system or Site problems.
As a condition of use of the Town of Windham, Maine's website, the user and/or anyone linking to this Site agrees to indemnify the Town of Windham, Maine, its Town Manager, Town Councilors, Department Heads, Senior Staff, employees, and agents against any and all liability, expenses (including attorney's fees and court costs) and damages arising out of claims resulting from user's use of this website and/or anyone linking to this Site, including, without limitation, any claims alleging facts that if true would constitute a breach of these terms and conditions stated in this Term of Use and Legal Information.
Questions, Suggestions or Comments
If you have any questions, suggestions or comments about the information presented here, or if you have any complaints or would like to notify us of any copyrighted or patented materials relating to this Site and/or anyone linking to this Site, please forward them to our Webmaster.