Privacy Policy

The City of Forney is committed to protecting online users' privacy. Protection of personal privacy on the Internet promotes citizen confidence, increases participation in online activities, and supports the effective delivery of services. The purpose of our policy is to inform you about the types of information we gather for purposes of our website, how we may use that information, and whether we disclose it to anyone.

Types of Information We Collect
If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the website, download information, or read pages, we will automatically collect and store electronically generated information about your visit, This information does not identify you personally. The type of information we collect and store includes, for example, the Internet domain and IP address from which you access our site; the date and time you access our site; the type of browser used to access our site; the pages you visit; and technical Internet protocol data. We collect this information about each user session from our user logs, and refer to it in summary form for identifying trends. Our goal in gathering and using this type of information is to help us make our site more useful to visitors, and to learn about the number of visitors and the types of technology our visitors use. We do not track or record information about individuals and their visits.

How We Collect & Use Personal Information
If you choose to provide us with personal information - such as sending an email to a city official or member of the administrative staff or filling out a form containing your personal information and submitting it through this website - we will use only the personally identifying information to respond to your request and to help us provide the information you have requested. If necessary, we may redirect your message and share your information with another government agency, department, office, or person who is in a better position to answer your question, or act as otherwise required by law.

If you subscribe to any of our online subscriptions, your email address is used only to deliver the subscription you opted into. We do not compile information on subscriptions, historical or otherwise, and you have the option to stop future mailings at any time.

The City of Forney does not collect information for commercial marketing, and it does not create individual profiles with the information you provide or give it to any private organizations.

Control of Personal Information
“Personal information” is information about a natural person that is readily identifiable to that specific individual, and includes such things as an individual’s name, address, and telephone number. A domain name or Internet protocol address is not considered personal information.

At any time while accessing our website, you or any user may decline participation in any activity that asks for information (e.g., survey, email or e-commerce). Your choice not to participate will in no way affect your ability to use any other feature on our site. In online applications that ask for personal information, you have the option of canceling and terminating the application. You also are provided a way to "unsubscribe" to any newsletters, notices, schedules, etc., sent to you by email in our various contact services (LISTSERVs).

How We Protect Your Personal Information
We use industry standard practices to safeguard the confidentiality of your personally identifying information, including encryption using secure sockets layer (SSL). We will take all reasonable precautions to safeguard the confidentiality of such information, but nevertheless shall NOT be liable for any injury or damage caused by the disclosure of that information, whether caused by security breach, accident, inadvertence, or any other act resulting in disclosure.

What We Provide to Third Parties
As a governmental agency, we are governed by public records laws. Any information that we receive through use of our site is subject to the same provisions as information provided on paper. We do not share personal identifying information with any third party without your permission. We disclose only in aggregate form our statistical analyses or demographics of users to third parties. This information is not reported or used in any manner that would reveal personally identifying information, and will not be released to any outside parties unless we are legally required to do so in connection with law enforcement investigations or other legal proceedings.

Public Access to Information

In Texas, laws exist to ensure that government is open and that the public has a right to access appropriate records and information possessed by state government. 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. These exceptions are provided by both state and federal laws.

All information collected at this website becomes a public record that may be subject to inspection and copying by members of the public unless an exemption exists under current law.

How We Use "Cookies"
"Cookies" are simple text files stored on your computer by Internet websites to help identify users and enhance customer service. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but allow you to modify security settings so you can approve or reject cookies on a case-by-case basis. We do not store any personal information in cookies; rather, the cookie feature is used only to store a randomly generated identifying tag on your computer and does not compromise your privacy or security. Even if you do not use cookies, you can still access all of the features on our site.

The City of Forney, as the developer and manager of this website, has taken steps to safeguard the integrity of its data and to prevent unauthorized access to information maintained on the site. These measures are designed and intended to block unknown or unauthorized access to our systems and information, to prevent corruption of data, and to provide reasonable protection of private information in our possession.

Privacy Policy Changes
Any changes to our privacy policy will be posted on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

Contact Information
We at the City of Forney welcome your questions and comments about our privacy policy and our website generally. If you wish to offer comments about the city’s website or the information presented herein, you may contact the city at:
Webmaster / City of Forney
101 Main St. E.
Forney, TX. 75126