CoBWEB Privacy Policy
Policy Regarding Information Supplied To The City of Berkeley via CoBWEB 

In demonstrating the City of Berkeley's commitment to individual privacy, this policy governs any personal, citizen, and business information supplied to the City via CoBWEB. The City's goal in collecting personal information via CoBWEB is to provide visitors the most personalized and effective service possible. Our goal is to protect online information with the same diligence that we protect information obtained through other means.

Email Addresses
On certain occasions, we may request your E-mail address for purposes of correspondence or for City business. The City of Berkeley will not use email addresses for any purpose other than that for which it is explicitly provided, nor will we share E-mail addresses with anyone outside the City of Berkeley or disclose user information to any third party, unless under a court order. 

Please note that communications to the City Council are public record and will become part of the City's electronic archive, Records Online, which is accessible through the City's website. Email addresses are also part of the public record. If you do not wish your email address to be made public, communications sent via U.S. postal service or delivered in person to the City Clerk will also be distributed to Council. Please contact the City Clerk Department for further information.
 

Log Files 
The City of Berkeley does not release any information regarding the collection of IP addresses to any third party except under court order. The City of Berkeley web site archives web server log files in order to create aggregate statistical reports, detect errors, and for security reasons. These reports do not contain any personally identifiable information. The web log files are eventually deleted. 

Direct Mail 
The City of Berkeley may use the personal data provided online to distribute information about City services and upcoming civic activities. The City will neither sell nor provide your personal information to any third party for any other direct mail activities, unless under court order.

Other Web Sites
CoBWEB contains links to other sites. The City of Berkeley is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of sites other than CoBWEB. 

Security
This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.

Choice/Opt-Out
CoBWEB provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us and/or modify information previously provided by sending email to webmanager@ci.berkeley.ca.us

Contacting CoBWEB
Questions about this privacy statement, CoBWEB guidelines and standards, or your dealings with the City of Berkeley Website (CoBWEB), should be directed to: 


Web Manager, City of Berkeley
Department of Information Technology
2180 Milvia Street, Berkeley, CA 94704 
webmanager@ci.berkeley.ca.us