Privacy policy

The information below explains how the County gathers information on its web site and the technology used to ensure that your information is private and secure. Montgomery County reserves the right to change these policies and the corresponding information on this page at any time without prior notice.

What information is collected?
For each visitor, the County collects the following information: the Internet Protocol (IP) address, type of browser used, operating system, date and time of the visit, and the addresses of the pages on this web site to which you link during a visit to the County's web site.

How is the collected information used?
The County uses a third party service to analyze web site activity, track the number of visits and identify the most popular pages. This helps us to improve content and the value of materials available on this web site. We cannot and do not associate any of this information with individual persons, distribute this information, or use it in any manner other than for statistical analysis in improving our site to better serve our visitors.

Does this web site place a cookie on your computer?
Our web site does not place “cookies” on public users’ computers.

What if I email the County?
Any e-mail or other correspondence sent to a member of the Board of Supervisors, or any other public official and/or employee of the County in the transaction of public business is considered a public record, and such records are subject to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act. This means that Virginia law generally requires the County to provide a copy of any such e-mail, upon request, for inspection and copying to any citizen of the Commonwealth or to any member of the news media unless such record is specifically exempted by the Act.

County Mailing Lists
Information provided to the County to subscribe to mailing lists or receive other email notices, including a person’s email address, may be accessed by the public under certain circumstances.

External links
The County provides some links on this web site that lead to resources outside the County's web site. The County is not responsible for the privacy practices of the sites to which we link.

When a link on the County's web site directs you to a third party's site, the County encourages you to read that third party's privacy statement to learn of that party's privacy practices.

Your comments
If you have questions regarding this privacy statement, the practices of the County's web site, or your interaction with the County's web site, please contact the webmaster at webmaster@montgomerycountyva.gov.