Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

By visiting this site, you are accepting these terms of use, including the following policies and practices. This notice and these policies may be modified from time to time without notice, so please check back periodically. This notice covers the following topics:

A. Information collected and how it is used
B. Personal information and choice
C. Public Access to information
D. Cookies
E. Security
F. Disclaimer
G. Contact Information

A. Information Collected and How It Is Used

Automatically Collected and Stored Information

If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the web site, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store the following types of information about your visit:

  • The domain name and IP address of the computer you used to access our site;
  • The type of browser, operating system, and display resolution used to access our site;
  • The date and time of your visit;
  • The pages you visit and how long you stay on each page;
  • The domain name and IP address you came from when you accessed our site (referrer);
  • The 'search terms' entered by our visitors

We use this information to help us make our site more useful to our visitors - to learn about the number of visitors to our site, the type of technology our visitors use, and the information they are looking for when visiting our site. We do not track or record personally identifiable information about individuals and their visits.

If You Send Us Personal Information

If you choose to provide us with personal information (for example, you send an e-mail to a County employee), or you fill out a form with your personal information in it and submit it to us through this web site, we will use that information to respond to your e-mail and to help us get you the information you requested. We will only share that information with another governmental agency if your inquiry requires us to contact that agency to provide an answer to your inquiry. We do not create individual profiles with the information you provide nor will we give it to any private organizations unless required to do so by law. The Morris County Geographic Information System Services Division does not provide its mailing list or web site generated information for any commercial purpose.

B. Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and Choice
You may choose whether to provide personally identifiable information on-line.
"Personally identifiable information" (PII) is information about a natural person that is readily identifiable to that specific individual. PII includes such things as an individual's name, address, and phone number. a domain name or IP address is not considered personally identifiable information.
We collect no PII about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us by sending us e-mail, participating in a survey, or completing an on-line form. You may choose not to contact us by e-mail, participate in a survey, or provide any PII using an on-line form. Your choice not to participate in these activities will not impair your browsing of the Morris County Geographic Information System Services web site, nor will it preclude you from reading or downloading any information provided on our web site.

Privacy Warning

E-mail is not a secure medium. Personally identifiable information sent via the Internet can be intercepted. You may, therefore, wish to reconsider the advisability of sending messages that contain sensitive, personal information to e-mail addresses on this web site.
The Morris County Geographic Information System Services Division has no intention of releasing 'personal information' sent to us voluntarily, but may be required to do so pursuant to a request under the Right to Know law, the common law Right to Know, the Open Public Records Act, or other State or Federal law or pursuant to court order.
If you believe that your personal information is being used for a purpose other than what was intended when submitted, you may contact the Director of the Morris County Department of Planning, Development, & Technology.

C. Public Access to Information
In the State of New Jersey, laws exist to ensure that government is open and that the public has a right to access appropriate records and information possessed by state or local government agencies. At the same time, there are exceptions to the public's right to access public records that serve various needs including the privacy of individuals. Exceptions are provided in both State and Federal laws.
All the information collected at this site becomes public record that may be subject to inspection and copying by members of the public, unless an exemption in law exists.

D. Cookies
This site does not use cookies. Cookies are simple text files stored on your computer by Internet web sites to improve your future visits and enhance customer service. Should the Morris County Geographic Information System Services Division choose in the future to use cookies, they will not contain personally identifying information and will expire at the end of the web-surfing session or after a fixed period of time.

E. Security
The Morris County Geographic Information System Services Division, as developer and manager of this web site, has taken several steps to safeguard the integrity of its data and to prevent unauthorized access to information maintained. These measures are designed and intended to prevent corruption of data, to block unknown or unauthorized access to our network, systems and information, and to provide reasonable protection of private information in our possession.
Unauthorized attempts to modify any information stored on this system, to defeat or circumvent security features, or to utilize this system for other than its intended purposes are prohibited.

F. Disclaimer
The Morris County Geographic Information System Services web site and materials may contain hyperlinks to other Internet sites which are not owned, operated, controlled, or reviewed by the Morris County Geographic Information System Services Division. These links are provided solely as a courtesy and convenience to you, the visitor. When you link to one of these sites, you are no longer on the Morris County Geographic Information System Services web site and this Privacy Notice will no longer apply. When you link to another site, you are subject to the privacy policy of that site.
The Morris County Geographic Information System Services Division's employees exercise no control over the organizations, views, accuracy, copyright, or trademark compliance or the legality of the material contained on those servers and do not sponsor, endorse, or approve the information, content, products, materials, opinions or services contained on such external sites. The visitor proceeds to these external sites at his/her own risk. The Morris County Geographic Information System Services Divisionspecifically disclaims any and all liability from damages which may result from the accessing of a third party site which is linked to the Morris County Geographic Information System Services web site, or from reliance upon any such information.

G. Contact Information
Please direct any questions about this privacy policy, or the Morris County Morris County Geographic Information System Services web site in general, to the Morris County GIS Services .