Privacy Policy

We will attempt to protect your privacy to the maximum extent possible. However, because some of the information that we receive through this web site is subject to the Public Records Law, Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 66, Section 10 and Chapter 4, Section 7(26), we cannot ensure absolute privacy. Information provided to us through this site may be made available to members of the public under that law. We cannot provide any warranty or knowledge as to the privacy policy of, or the use of personal information gathered at, a website that you may visit through a link appearing on this site. Based on this information, you can make an informed choice about your use of this site.
This site collects voluntary information from you only through the e-mails that you send through this site. Because this site does not encrypt incoming e-mail, you should not send information that you consider highly sensitive through this web site. In addition, the information that you voluntarily submit will be disclosed only to employees or officials with a "need to know" for purposes of fulfilling their job responsibilities. These individuals will only use the information to answer your questions and respond to any requests for assistance.

This site does not collect "cookies," but may collect and store indefinitely your Internet Protocol ("IP") address, which does not identify you as an individual, as well as information about the date and time of your visit, whether a file you have requested exists, and how many "bytes" of information were transmitted to you over the web from this site. We can use your IP address to assess the frequency of visits to this site and the popularity of its various pages and functions.
The City uses software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits.