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City of Buffalo Police Department On-Line Privacy Policy and Disclaimer

1. Our Department’s Commitment to Privacy

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy, we are providing you with an explanation of our Web Site information practices, and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. By using this Web Site, you agree to be bound by the terms of this Privacy Policy and Disclaimer.

2. Information that Our Department Collects and Stores Automatically

The Buffalo Police Department does not automatically collect or store personally identifiable information about you, such as your e-mail address. Our Department will collect such personally identifiable information only if you voluntarily provide it.

When you visit our Web Site, our Web Server automatically recognizes your domain name, and collects and stores your domain name, IP address, type of browser and operating system, the language your browser uses, the dates and times you visited our Web Site, the Web pages you accessed and visited, and the Web Site from which you linked to our Web Site, if applicable, but not your e-mail address. None of the information referenced herein is personally identifiable. We store and analyze aggregate information regarding which Web Site pages our users visit. We utilize “cookies” to track the information referenced above, which helps us to better tailor the presentation of our data, and to understand patterns of usage; it does not reveal your personally identifiable information, such as your name and address. You may set preferences in your browser to prevent the storage of cookies. The information we collect through the use of cookies is private corporate data, and is not shared beyond the corporation, except as stated in Paragraph 3 below.

3. Your personal Information

The Buffalo Police Department does not sell any personal information, such as your e-mail address, to third parties. All personal information, such as e-mail addresses, are utilized only to communicate with you regarding services requested by you.

The Buffalo Police Department may retain any communication you submit, and the response by our Department, for quality assurance purposes and for statistical purposes. Please note that non-encrypted e-mail is not secure. Do not send financial or personal information through e-mail. Employees and Contractors of the Buffalo Police Department who have access to personal information are required to protect this information consistent with this Privacy Policy. Although our Department takes proper measures to safeguard against any unauthorized disclosures of information, we cannot guarantee that personal information will never be disclosed.

The City of Buffalo employs reasonable and current Internet Security electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard the information that we may collect from you, and to prevent the loss, misuse and/or alteration of such information. Currently, we utilize firewalls, 128-B Secure Socket Layer (“SSL”) encryption, intrusion detection, authentication and site monitoring. 128-B SSL is the standard commercial method of protecting information.

This Web Site contains links to other Web Sites whose information practices may vary from our Department’s. Please check the Privacy Policy of other individual sites.

4. Disclaimer

The Buffalo Police Department does not warrant or make any representations as to the quality, content, accuracy or completeness of the information, data, graphics, links and/or other items contained on this server, or any other server connected to this server. The materials contained on this server have been compiled from a variety of sources, and are subject to change without notice by the City of Buffalo Police Department. Commercial use of the material contained on this server without written permission from the Commissioner of Police is strictly prohibited.

The following additional practices are also strictly prohibited and may result in criminal prosecution:

  • Unauthorized attempts to modify any information or any item contained on this server;
  • Attempts to defeat, corrupt or circumvent this site’s security features;
  • Utilization of this site for other than its intended purpose of providing information contained on this server.

Our Department’s security specialists monitor this site to ensure proper operation, to verify the proper functioning of applicable security features and other similar purposes. By using this site, you consent to such monitoring.

5. Changes to this Policy

Our Department reserves the right to change our Privacy Policy anytime. If our Department does so, we will post those changes on this Web Site. It is your responsibility to read this Privacy Policy and Disclaimer every time that you choose to utilize this Web Site, so that you are aware of which information we collect, how we utilize that information, and under what circumstances, if any, our Department will disclose information that we have collected from this Web Site.