Privacy Statement

Monterey Bay Defense Alliance is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Monterey Bay Defense Alliance website and governs data collection and usage. By using the Monterey Bay Defense Alliance website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Monterey Bay Defense Alliance collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by the Monterey Bay Defense Alliance website. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by the City of Monterey for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Monterey Bay Defense Alliance website.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through the City of Monterey website public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others.

Monterey Bay Defense Alliance encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from Monterey Bay Defense Alliance so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. The Monterey Bay Defense Alliance is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the Monterey Bay Defense Alliance website and the Monterey Bay Defense Alliance family of websites.

Use of your Personal Information

Monterey Bay Defense Alliance collects and uses your personal information to operate Monterey Bay Defense Alliance website and deliver the services you have requested. Monterey Bay Defense Alliance also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other services available from Monterey Bay Defense Alliance. Monterey Bay Defense Alliance may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Monterey Bay Defense Alliance does not sell, rent or lease its user lists to third parties.

Monterey Bay Defense Alliance keeps track of the websites and pages our citizens visit within Monterey Bay Defense Alliance website, in order to determine what City of Monterey services are the most popular.

Monterey Bay Defense Alliance website will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Monterey Bay Defense Alliance or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Monterey Bay Defense Alliance; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Monterey Bay Defense Alliance website, or the public.

Use of Cookies

Monterey Bay Defense Alliance website uses "cookies" to help personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize City of Monterey pages, or register with City of Monterey website or services, a cookie helps Monterey Bay Defense Alliance website to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same City of Monterey website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use Monterey Bay Defense Alliance website features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of Monterey Bay Defense Alliance services or websites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

Monterey Bay Defense Alliance website uses industry standard security to secure your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure, and has taken reasonable precautions to protect such information from loss, misuse, or alteration. Monterey Bay Defense Alliance website secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

Monterey Bay Defense Alliance will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect City of Monterey and customer feedback. Monterey Bay Defense Alliance encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Monterey Bay Defense Alliance is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Monterey Bay Defense Alliance welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Monterey Bay Defense Alliance has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Monterey Bay Defense Alliance at montereywebmaster@monterey.org. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.