Website Policy and Privacy Statement
Thank you for visiting the official government web site for the Town of Castleton, Vermont. We are happy to provide this service to the public and hope users will find it to be a valuable resource.
The Town of Castleton uses reasonable efforts to provide current and accurate information. The Town provides this site as a public service. Unauthorized attempts to modify any information stored on this site or utilize this site for other than its intended purposes are prohibited. The Town makes no claims or guarantees about the accuracy or currency of the contents of this website and expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions in its contents.
No warranty of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to the warranties of non-infringement of third party rights, title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and freedom from computer virus, is given with respect to this website or its links to other websites. All information and data on this website is subject to change without notice. Neither the Town nor its affiliates, employees or agents shall be liable for any loss or injury caused in whole or in part by use of this website or in reliance upon the information contained herein or linked hereto. You understand and agree that any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of this website is done at your own risk and discretion and that you will be solely responsible for any damages to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of such material.
Neither the Town of Castleton, its Internet service provider, nor any of the parties involved in creating, producing or delivering this site shall be liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect or punitive damages arising out of your access, use of, or inability to use this site, or any errors or omissions in the content thereof.
The Town of Castleton is not responsible for the content, views, opinions or representations of any off-site pages referred to through links.
Persons submitting email comments or questions to the Town of Castleton’s officials or employees should be aware that the Town cannot guarantee, nor does it represent that such communication will remain private and confidential. Similar to mailed or delivered comments, comments received via email may become subject to public disclosure under the State of Vermont Public Records Law and/or as part of the discovery procedure in a civil lawsuit.
The Town of Castleton has made reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy of the information provided in this web site. However, due to the possibility of unauthorized access to this site, data transmission errors, changes to source material made since the last update to the site, or other human or mechanical errors, the information contained on this web site should not be deemed reliable for legal purposes. Please contact the Town of Castleton town manager’s office at (802) 468-5319 to verify the accuracy of the information.
Unless a copyright is indicated, information on the Town of Castleton web site is in the public domain and may be reproduced, published or otherwise used with the Town of Castleton’s permission. We request only that the Town of Castleton be cited as the source of the information and that any photo credits, graphics or byline be similarly credited to the photographer, author or Town of Castleton as appropriate.
The only information the Town will obtain about you when you visit this site is the information you provide to it. The Town's use and dissemination of the information you provide is governed by the Vermont Public Records Law. The Town does not sell or rent information about its users, but it may share or exchange information in accordance with the above mentioned laws.
Information you provide to us
The Town of Castleton does not keep any personal information about you or your visit to our Internet site unless you have specifically supplied it to us. (e.g., if you supplied us with information as part of a request for information. (Also, if you sent us an email or left us a message in some other electronic format). Any form of electronic communication will be treated in the same way as written forms of communication, and in many instances it will be considered public information available to the public upon request. To the extent allowed by law.
Other information about your visit to our site
Like most Internet sites, our web site reads some information from your computer that helps us analyze traffic patterns, perform routine maintenance, maintain site security, and to help you navigate through our site. Generally the information we collect is temporary and when you leave the site this information is deleted from our system. The only information the Town automatically collects and maintains is the following:
- total number of visitors to our site
- types of computer systems used to access our site
- web browser type and version
- date and time of access
- the web site you visited prior to coming to this web site
- Information about possible system security threats.
Occasionally the town may have a survey on the web site that only allows a visitor to vote once. In order to keep track of whether you have voted, a cookie (a simple text file) will be created and stored on your computer. This cookie is created on your computer by voting on the survey. It will not contain personally identifying information and will not compromise your privacy or security. The only information that is contained is the name of the survey and how you voted. This cookie will remain on your computer for the duration of the survey. The cookie has an expiration date. When that date occurs it will be deleted from your computer.
Our Commitment to Data Security
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
Our Commitment to Children's Privacy
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13. (see the Law)
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Policy on Town of Castleton Web Site Links
The purpose of the Town of Castleton’s web site is to provide information about Town government, services, and attractions. The Town's web site may provide links to web sites outside the Town's web site that also serve this purpose. The Town is not responsible for and does not endorse the information on any linked web site unless the Town's web site states otherwise.
The following criteria will be used to decide whether to grant requests for Town web site links. If a particular request does not fit any of the following criteria, the Town Manager will decide whether to approve the request. The Town Manager will approve the requested web site link if it serves the general purpose of the Town's web site.
The Town's web site will provide links to web sites for:
- Governmental and educational institutions
- Organizations with some relationship to the Town (including but not limited to: organizations sponsoring town activities or programs, and organizations participating in town activities or programs)
- Generally recognized community organizations
- Organizations providing information about art, cultural, and sporting activities in the town 's area
- Organizations providing information about employment opportunities in the Town's area
- Organizations providing local services information
- Area Newspapers
The Town's web site will not provide links to web sites for:
- Candidates for local, state, or federal offices
- Political organizations or other organizations advocating a position on a local, state, or federal issue
- Corporate or other for-profit organizations unless they fit any of the criteria stated above
- Individual, or personal home pages
All materials and information posted to this Website, unless otherwise noted, are the property of the Town of Castleton. No information or materials contained within this Website may be modified without the written permission from the Town Manager.
The Town of Castleton does not make any warranties or representations with respect to the content, quality, accuracy, or completeness of any material or information contained on the Town of Castleton Website. The information and materials contained on this Website have been compiled from a variety of sources and are subject to change without notice. Under no circumstances will the Town of Castleton be liable for any errors, omissions or damages resulting from the use of the information and materials provided on this Website or this server, or though links to any other servers.
In accordance with federal law and State law, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, martial or familial status. Castleton is an equal opportunity employer.