It is the County Treasurers & Assessors Organization of Oklahoma (CTAO)’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website.
Like most website operators, CTAO collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. CTAO’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how CTAO’s visitors use its website. From time to time, CTAO may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
CTAO also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments. CTAO only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to CTAO’s website choose to interact with CTAO in ways that require CTAO to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that CTAO gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. Those who engage in transactions with CTAO are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, CTAO collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with CTAO. CTAO does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
CTAO may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. For instance, CTAO may monitor the most popular posts on www.okctao.com and may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, CTAO does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
CTAO discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on CTAO’s behalf or to provide services available at CTAO’s website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. CTAO’s will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, CTAO discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when CTAO believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of CTAO, third parties or the public at large. CTAO takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If CTAO, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that CTAO goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of CTAO may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.