Web Site Privacy Policy

The purpose of this web site is to provide you with information about the benefits, services and opportunities available within the City of Hermiston

In establishing and maintaining this official web site, the City does not intend to create a public forum or other means by which public discourse, exchange of opinions, or discussion on issues of any nature may occur. Rather, the sole and limited purpose of this web site and permitted external links is to provide information of a factual nature relating to the City of Hermiston

The City of Hermiston takes your privacy seriously. We will collect no personally identifiable information about you when you visit our web site or use our services unless you choose to provide that information to us. If you send the City email that contains personally identifiable information, we may use the information to respond to you. Please do not send information that you would not want a third party to read. For example, please do not send your Social Security number or credit card information via email, as it is unlikely that this data is needed to respond to your email. You should be aware that most email will constitute a public record and be subject to disclosure to the public upon request in accordance with the Oregon State Revised Statues. Please also be aware that when you link to another web site, you are subject to the privacy policy of the new web site. If you choose to pay your water/sewer or electric bill on-line, be advised that is done on our web site under a secure server.

We may disclose information about you if we have a good-faith belief that we are required to do so by law or legal process, to respond to claims, or to protect the rights, property or safety of the City of Hermiston or its citizens.

The City does not collect any personally identifiable information about you other than information that you affirmatively choose to submit to us. The City does not create individual profiles for visitors.

This Web Site Policy covers the City of Hermiston's treatment of personally identifiable information that is collected when you are on the City’s web site. This policy does not describe information collection policies on other sites, including those linked to or from www.hermiston.or.us

Communication through the web site shall not be considered legal notice to the City of Hermiston or its employees, or representatives.

The City of Hermiston has made every effort to insure the accuracy of the information provided on its web site. However, due to the possibility of unauthorized modification of the data, transmission errors, HTML browser incompatibilities, changes made since the last update to the web site or other aspects of electronic communication that are beyond the City’s control, the City does not guarantee the accuracy of the information provided on its web site and is not liable for reliance on this information. Please contact Ray at (541) 567-5521 to verify the accuracy of any information.

The City of Hermiston is not responsible for any general, special, direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages that may arise from the use of, or the inability to use, this web site and/or the materials contained therein regardless of the source of the material.

The City’s web site contains links to other sites. These links allow you to leave the City’s web site to access other information. Please be aware that the sites available through these links, and the materials that you may find at the linked web site, are not under the control of the City. The fact that the City makes these links available to you is not a recommendation, sponsorship, or endorsement by the City of these sites, the sites’ content, the sites’ host, or any political, commercial, or religious organization, viewpoint, or information expressed at these sites. The City of Hermiston is providing these links only as a convenience. The City specifically disavows legal responsibility for what you may find on another site, or for the personal opinions of individuals posted on any site via the City site and whether or not operated by the City. The views and opinions of the authors of documents published on or linked to the City’s web site do not necessarily state or reflect the opinion, policy, or position of the City of Hermiston.

To avoid any perception that the City of Hermiston endorses or promotes any private person, business enterprise, or religious practice, the City does not provide direct links to web sites that are strictly commercial, political, or religious in nature. Further, it is the City’s policy to prohibit the posting of corporate or commercial logos, except logos of the City of Hermiston and the City-sponsored or controlled boards, commissions, and committees.

The City of Hermiston is not responsible for the content, quality, accuracy or completeness of any off-site materials referenced or linked through this web site. By accessing the City’s web site, you acknowledge and accept that the City is not responsible for any materials stored on other web sites, nor is it liable for any inaccurate, defamatory, offensive or illegal materials found on other web sites, and that you assume the risk of injury or damage from viewing, hearing, down-loading or storing any such external materials.

This Web Site Policy was last undated on December 30, 2005.

Questions or comments regarding this Web Site Policy should be sent by email to MMorganathermiston.or.us or by calling (541) 567-5521.