City of Westlake
27700 Hilliard Blvd.
Westlake, OH 44145
440-871-3300
M – F: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Privacy Policy

This policy is to inform visitors to www.cityofwestlake.org of its data gathering methods and use of such data. The City of Westlake collects many types of data throughout its Web site and the degree to which this data is used will be specified below. The City of Westlake may change this policy at any time at its sole discretion and without notice

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Logs and Activity Reports

The City of Westlake collects data each time a visitor enters www.cityofwestlake.org or moves from one page to the next within the Web site. This information is used to gather statistics about visitors as a whole and in no way targets individuals. Personal information is not gathered in the log files. The information gathered falls into these categories.

  • Time of day
  • Day of the week
  • Which URL was visited prior to coming to the www.cityofwestlake.org
  • Which file you are viewing at www.cityofwestlake.org
  • What browser and version of browser you use
  • Which Operating System you use

The above information is processed and analyzed to keep the City of Westlake’s Web site up to industry standards. Portions of the Web site's design and functionality are influenced by the data collected.

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Security

This site uses a secure server for conducting online services. All credit card and other payment information that you transmit to us will be protected by 128-bit encryption technology; provided your browser is properly configured and your computer is operating properly . Security technology requires that you are using a reasonably current browser that is capable of 128-bit encryption. Current browsers provide visual cues to the visitor that the online service is secure. In the bottom of the browser you should see a key or lock. If the key is not broken or the lock is locked, then you are on a secure site. If not the site is not secure, you should not trust the transmission of personal information to the site. Except as maybe required for the City to comply with the Ohio Public Records Act, personal information is secured and only those employees that monitor the status of the computers, or perform routine maintenance are allowed access.

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Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are stored on the visitor's hard drive in order to place certain information regarding the transaction. A session ID, along with time date and other information may be gathered. In order for the transaction to take place, cookies must be enabled by your browser. The City of Westlake uses cookies in some of its online services.

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Legal Notices


Terms of Use

The City of Westlake provides the www.cityofwestlake.org Web site as a service to the public. The information and documents available at this Web site is provided on an "As Is" and "As Available" basis and without warranties or conditions of any kind either express or implied. By accessing or using this Web site, you agree to these terms of use. The City of Westlake may change the terms of use at any time at its sole discretion and without notice.

The terms of use provide visitors and organizations with information regarding the use of data, information and images (files) found on the City of Westlake Web site. The terms of use apply to the City of Westlake Web site and any file storage facility used by the City of Westlake Web site. Occasionally you will find links to Web sites outside of the City of Westlake Web site. These Web sites are not under the control of the City of Westlake. The City of Westlake provides these links as a convenience and the inclusion of these links does not mean that the City of Westlake endorses, warrants or accepts responsibility for the content or uses of such Web sites. Therefore, if you access a non- City of Westlake Web site, you do so at your own risk and the City of Westlake is not responsible for the accuracy, currency, and completeness of the information or reliability of services available at such Web sites.

Visitors to the City of Westlake Web site shall not collect files, in part or in full, in order to replicate the City of Westlake Web site and the services provided on authorized Internet Service Providers outside of the City of Westlake Web site.

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File Modification

Expressed permission to use files from the City of Westlake is granted for only personal use. Changes or modifications to these files including the addition of third party content cannot take place without the prior written permission of the City of Westlake. All credits, notices, copyrights and trademarks must remain intact with the file(s).

Presentation of the data, information and images must appear in the original context of its presentation within the City of Westlake Web site. Regrouping, resizing, cropping deletion, or framing of a portion of the file cannot occur without prior written permission from the City of Westlake.

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Links

The City of Westlake grants permission for Web sites to link to the home page of www.cityofwestlake.org or to any page within. Links should be checked regularly in case a file or directory has changed or been moved since the link was created. Creating a link to the City of Westlake Web site does not constitute an agreement for a reciprocal link to be placed on the City of Westlake Web site.

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File Integrity

The City of Westlake is not liable for downloaded files. The download, maintenance, and use of these files are the responsibility of the City of Westlake Web site visitor. Occasionally, City of Westlake Web site files are deleted or moved or archived. Replacement of the file(s) is the responsibility of the visitor. Administrators of web sites, outside of the City of Westlake Web site, are encouraged to occasionally check links to the City of Westlake Web site to make sure the links are active.

While the City of Westlake strives for accurate information, occasionally information may be reported that is inaccurate. City of Westlake is not liable for inaccurate or incomplete information found or used by the visitor to the City of Westlake Web site.

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Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our website's privacy policy.

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Changes to Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page.

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Contact Us

If you find incorrect information or seek permissions that fall outside of the guidelines above, you can contact the City of Westlake web developer.

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