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Privacy Notice

Published on . Last modified on November 14, 2014

Thank you for visiting Monterey County Health Department’s website. We collect no personal information about you when you visit our website unless you choose to provide that information to us by submitting online forms. We do not give, share, sell, or transfer any personal information except to the extent that the Monterey County Health Department is required to do so pursuant to law. 

Your Personal Information

Information that you voluntarily provide to us by submitting our online forms is used only for its designated purposes. It may be used internally by Monterey County employees and contractors for those purposes alone.  Some information you provide to us, such as medical information, is protected by law; we describe your rights about such information in connection with specific online forms, at the point of collection.

Traffic Analysis and Security

We analyze user traffic patterns on our website, as well as website performance, through the use of Google Analytics and the use of internal logs. This data is anonymous and does not personally identify you.

We use this information to measure server performance, to improve the content on our website, and to guarantee a high level of security for all users. This privacy notice advises users of the Monterey County Health Department website that such usage is consent to monitoring of network traffic.

A cookie is a file that is placed on your hard drive from some websites that you may visit, sometimes without the knowledge of the user.  Non-identifying cookies may be used by the Monterey County Health Department; they are not used to identify you, to generate personal data about you, or to read from your machine. If you would like to guarantee that no cookies are being used, you can turn off cookies in your browser’s preferences.

Unauthorized attempts to upload or modify information contained on the Monterey County Health Department website in any way are forbidden.

External Links

The Monterey County Health Department’s website uses link and search capabilities to navigate public information posted on the Internet. The policies described in this privacy notice do not apply to those third-party, non-County websites. You may either contact them or read their Privacy Notices to find out what their data collection and distribution polices are.

Department Contact

For further information, please contact the Monterey County Health Department Privacy Compliance Officer at 831-755-4522.  This privacy notice is effective November 14, 2014.  If it is changed in a material way, users will be notified by the new policy being posted here with the changes noted.  If you would like to correct any personal information that you voluntarily supplied in submitting on-line forms, please contact the Monterey County Health Department Privacy Compliance Officer at 831-755-4522.